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Hiago George

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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

142 WINS
    61 (43%)
    13 (9%)
    63 (44%)
    5 (4%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Toe hold
Verbal tap
Violin armlock
Mounted triangle
Triangle armbar
Inside heel hook
Cachecol choke
Inverted triangle
    12 (46%)
    4 (15%)
    2 (8%)
    7 (27%)
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7810Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8284Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9226Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9920Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10966Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11521Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12606Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12609Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12710Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13048Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13739Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13762Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
15983Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15988Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15994Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16755Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17488Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18494Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19316Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19374Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21523Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21527Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21875Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22302Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24444Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26096Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
7624Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7808Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7852Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7853Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8189Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8190Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8192Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8280Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8282Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8498David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8502Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8554Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8555Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8591Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8598Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8893Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8895Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9219Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9223Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9541Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9544Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9701Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9703Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9706Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9914Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9919Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10541Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10542Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10814Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10815Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10963Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10996Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11000Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11003Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
11005Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11213UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11214Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11215Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11420Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11421Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11519Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12021Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12022Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12023Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12271Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12272Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12322Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12607Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12702Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12706Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13033Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13041Kim 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
15075Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15185Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15201Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15429Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15431Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15506Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
15992Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16075Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16078Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16079Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16151Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16153UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16155Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16398Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16758Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17485Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17487Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17764Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17766Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17961Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17962Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18174Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18176Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18179Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18180Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18493Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18707Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18709Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18791Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18795Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19159Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19313Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19315Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19369Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19371Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19378Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19390Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19461Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
19953Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19954Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19959Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20118Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20121Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20122Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20124Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20465Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20468Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20734Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21520Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21872Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
21874Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22118Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22121Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22301Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22396Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22397Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22642Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22676Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23122Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23159Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23162Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23388Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23416Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23420Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24676Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24681Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24682Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25254Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25255Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25358Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25361Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25362Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25409Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26093Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26095Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
26813Oziel SantosWSubmissionAJP RJ Pro62KG4F2021
26814R. GuimaraesWPts: 2x0AJP RJ Pro62KGSF2021

Hiago George vs Isaque Paiva

Hiago George vs Narciso Vila

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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