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Hiago George

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

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2017/2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2019/2018/2016)
  • IBJJF European No-Gi Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Rome International Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Champion (2019/2018/2017/2016/2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Floripa Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Pro Champion (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi 2nd Place (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles 3rd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Championship 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open Champion (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 2nd Place (2014 purple)

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”, 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 neighbouring 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 travelled 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

94 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
24
10
#86e620
Triangle
15
6
#5AD3D1
Verbal tap
7
3
#d1212a
Armbar
7
3
#fad11b
Submission
5
2
#f58822
Armlock
5
2
#224aba
Violin armlock
5
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
5
2
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
5
2
#22c9a5
Omoplata/choke
2
1
#fad223
Mounted triangle
2
1
#03861f
Omoplata/armlock
2
1
#039a1f
Omoplata
2
1
#03b41f
Triangle armbar
2
1
#03c61f
Wristlock
2
1
#03d61f
Botinha
2
1
#03f61f
Inverted triangle
2
1
#82ff5f
RNC
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • 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
7736Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8209Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9138Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9825Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10861Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11382Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12438Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12441Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12542Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
12867Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13549Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13572Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
15642Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15647Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15653Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16376Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17072Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
17997Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
7550Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7734Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7778Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7779Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8114Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8115Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8117Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8205Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8207Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8423David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8427Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8479Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8480Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8516Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8523Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8807Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8809Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9131Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9135Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9448Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9451Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9607Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9609Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9612Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9819Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9824Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10438Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10439Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10709Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10710Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10858Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10891Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
10895Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
10898Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
10900Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11104UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11105Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11106Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11286Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11287Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11380Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
11863Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
11864Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
11865Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12110Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12111Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12159Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12439Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12534Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12538Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
12852Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
12860Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13548Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13570Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
13822Isaac AlvesWN/ABrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
13824Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
13825Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14079Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14083Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14086Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14221Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14223Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14224Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14517J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14583Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
14796Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
14901Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
14912Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15124Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15126Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15201Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
15651Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15727Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
15730Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
15731Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
15803Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
15805UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
15807Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16379Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17069Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17071Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17327Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17329Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17502Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17503Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17706Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
17708Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
17711Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
17712Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
17996Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18169Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18171Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18250Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18254Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019

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