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Hiago George is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under the illustrious Cícero Costha, being also one of the most accomplished light-featherweight (under 64,00 kg) competitors of his generation. Hiago made a name for himself while competing in the sport’s international circuit where he conquered important titles such as Brazilian National, South American, European Open, and European No-Gi Open Champion.

Hiago George Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Hiago George Santos Silva

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Hiago George

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019***)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020 / 2017/2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019/2018/2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019/2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rome Open (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro (2019/2018/2017/2016/2015)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2016 / 2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2015)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2021)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
*** Closed division with teammate

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Cícero Costha – Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem

Hiago George Biography

Hiago George was born on the 2nd of July, 1993 in the city of Cícero Dantas (CD), state of Bahia – Brazil. He lived in CD up until his 12th birthday, the time when his family moved to Livramento de Nossa Senhora, also in Bahia.

Martial arts entered Hiago’s life through boxing when he was in his early teens. 1 year after getting started in the “sweet science” with coach Paulo Gustavo, George was convinced by his close friend “Neto” to try a jiu-jitsu class at a local academy led by coaches Alex Azevedo and Wbiara Dantas. After his first experience with grappling, Hiago decided to incorporate both disciplines into his daily routine.

Within 6 months of trying his hardest to keep up with training, Hiago understood that he would not be able to reach the level of proficiency he had aimed for in either sport if he kept wearing himself thin training both combat styles. Although it was a hard choice at the time, he opted to follow jiu-jitsu full-heartedly and leave boxing behind.

Within one year of training with Azevedo and Dantas, the academy joined forces with a bigger team from the neighboring town of Vitória da Conquista, a team led by Fábio Medeiros of Gracie Barra.

When Hiago started training jiu-jitsu, he set high goals for himself. His aim was always to be the best light featherweight grappler in the world. With this in mind, he competed as often as he could, everywhere around Brazil. One of these trips led him to the CBJJE World Championship in 2013, a tournament he won that year as a purple belt. Hiago arrived in Sao Paulo (where the event was held) one week before the tournament, asking Cícero Costha for permission to sleep in his academy on the lead-up to the competition. While at Costa’s gym “Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem” (PSLPB), George saw a legion of like-minded athletes, training harder than he had ever seen.

Hiago knew it would be hard to find the level of training he had seen at PSLPB in his hometown, so when he returned home George convinced his parents to allow him to follow his dream and move to Cícero Costha’s Sao Paulo academy.

Cícero accepted George with open arms and Hiago’s career took off almost immediately with wins at the Brazilian National and South American Championship. Within 18 months, Hiago earned his brown belt a division he took by storm with sequential titles in some of the sport’s top tournaments. His wins earned him a quick upgrade to black belt after 10 months spent as a brown belt.

An interesting fact about Hiago’s grading is that all belts up to brown were awarded by Fábio Medeiros, but even after Hiago George moved across to Costha’s PSLPB, Cícero traveled over to Medeiros’ academy to award Hiago’s brown and black belts, this way paying respect to his former instructor.

After earning his black belt on August 2015, Hiago George hit the ground running, winning the Brazilian National Pro (UAEJJF), the Brazilian No-Gi National silver medal (CBJJ), the IBJJF Rio Pro gold medal, as well as Floripa Open, South American Championship and the Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro, all in his first 5 months as a black belt.

Hiago George Grappling Record

153 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    67 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    68 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

68 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
26
18
#86e620
Submission
16
11
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
7
#d1212a
Armbar
6
4
#fad11b
Toe hold
6
4
#f58822
Katagatame
6
4
#224aba
Armlock
4
3
#ff9124
Verbal tap
4
3
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
3
2
#22c9a5
Botinha
3
2
#fad223
Inverted triangle
1
1
#03861f
RNC
1
1
#039a1f
Omoplata/choke
1
1
#03b41f
Mounted triangle
1
1
#03c61f
Omoplata/armlock
1
1
#03d61f
Omoplata
1
1
#03f61f
Triangle armbar
1
1
#82ff5f
Wristlock
1
1
#a4ff5f
Inside heel hook
1
1
#dbff5f
Cachecol choke
1
1
68
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (24%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
33
1
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7808Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8282Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9224Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9918Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10964Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11519Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12604Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12607Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12708Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13046Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13739Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13762Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
15988Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15993Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15999Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16760Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17493Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18504Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19334Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19392Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21553Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21557Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21906Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22335Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24495Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26157Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
27492Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK62KGF2021
27814Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLRNCBrasileiro64KGF2021
28253Ronald AlvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2021
7622Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7806Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7850Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7851Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8187Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8188Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8190Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8278Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8280Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8496David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8500Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8552Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8553Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8589Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8596Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8891Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8893Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9217Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9221Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9539Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9542Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9699Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9701Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9704Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9912Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9917Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10539Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10540Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10812Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10813Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10961Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10994Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
10998Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11001Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
11003Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11211UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11212Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11213Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11418Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11419Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11517Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12019Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12020Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12021Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12269Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12270Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12320Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12605Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12700Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12704Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13031Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13039Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13738Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13760Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14013Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14015Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14016Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14283Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14287Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14290Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14425Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14427Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14428Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14782J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14857Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15080Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15190Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15206Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15434Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15436Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15511Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
15997Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16080Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16083Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16084Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16156Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16158UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16160Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16403Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16763Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17490Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17492Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17769Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17771Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17969Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17970Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18184Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18186Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18189Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18190Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18503Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18717Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18719Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18801Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18805Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19175Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19331Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19333Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19387Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19389Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19396Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19408Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19481Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
19976Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19977Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19982Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20141Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20144Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20145Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20147Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20489Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20492Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20758Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21550Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21903Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
21905Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22151Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22154Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22334Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22431Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22432Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22677Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22711Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23157Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23194Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23197Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23435Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23463Lucas SilvaLucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23467Lucas SilvaLucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24726Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24731Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24732Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25311Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25312Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25415Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25418Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25419Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25466Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26154Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26156Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
26882Oziel SantosWSubmissionAJP RJ Pro62KG4F2021
26883R. GuimaraesWPts: 2x0AJP RJ Pro62KGSF2021
27163Matheus OndaWPts: 4x0Sul Americano64KG4F2021
27167Jonas PereiraWPts: 5x0Sul Americano64KGSF2021
27168Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 7x6Sul Americano64KGF2021
27491Cleber SousaCleber SousaWArmbarGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2021
27726David ReinaldoWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGSF2021
27727Savio FreitasWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGF2021
27813Leo AlvesWKatagatameBrasileiro64KGSF2021
28243Jonas PereiraWPts: 10x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28249Lucas CarvalhoWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28258Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
28259Leandro LimaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2021

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