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Hiago George

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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 (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)
  • 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

129 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    55 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    56 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

56 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
15
#86e620
Triangle
13
7
#5AD3D1
Submission
11
6
#d1212a
Armlock
5
3
#fad11b
Verbal tap
5
3
#f58822
Katagatame
5
3
#224aba
Armbar
5
3
#ff9124
Toe hold
5
3
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
4
2
#22c9a5
Botinha
4
2
#fad223
Triangle armbar
2
1
#03861f
Wristlock
2
1
#039a1f
Inside heel hook
2
1
#03b41f
Inverted triangle
2
1
#03c61f
RNC
2
1
#03d61f
Omoplata/choke
2
1
#03f61f
Mounted triangle
2
1
#82ff5f
Omoplata/armlock
2
1
#a4ff5f
Omoplata
2
1
56
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7801Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8275Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9217Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9911Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10957Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11512Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12597Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12600Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12701Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13039Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13730Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13753Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
15973Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15978Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15984Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16745Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17478Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18480Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19297Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19352Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21497Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21501Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21849Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22274Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
7615Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7799Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7843Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7844Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8180Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8181Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8183Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8271Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8273Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8489David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8493Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8545Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8546Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8582Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8589Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8884Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8886Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9210Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9214Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9532Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9535Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9692Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9694Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9697Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9905Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9910Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10532Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10533Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10805Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10806Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10954Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10987Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
10991Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
10994Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
10996Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11204UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11205Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11206Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11411Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11412Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11510Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12012Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12013Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12014Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12262Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12263Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12313Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12598Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12693Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12697Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13024Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13032Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13729Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13751Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14004Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14006Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14007Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14274Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14278Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14281Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14416Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14418Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14419Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14773J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14847Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15065Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15175Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15191Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15419Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15421Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15496Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
15982Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16065Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16068Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16069Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16141Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16143UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16145Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16388Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16748Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17475Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17477Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17754Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17756Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17951Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17952Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18160Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18162Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18165Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18166Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18479Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18692Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18694Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18776Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18780Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19140Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19294Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19296Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19347Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19349Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19356Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19368Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19439Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
19931Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19932Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19937Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20095Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20098Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20099Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20101Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20441Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20444Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20710Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21494Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21846Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
21848Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22093Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22096Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22273Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22368Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22369Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22612Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22646Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23085Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23122Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23125Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23348Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23376Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23380Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020

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