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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 (2022 / 2019 / 2018 / 2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open No-Gi (2017)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019/2018)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Brazil National Pro (2015)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2019 / 2018 / 2017 / 2016 / 2015)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2016 / 2020 / 2022)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi Pro (2021 / 2021+)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam Los Angeles (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 / 2022)
  • 3rd Place AJP 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
+ The AJP federation ran two Abu Dhabi World Pro events in 2021, one in April and another in November, the “+” sign represents the 2nd event, in November.

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

176 WINS
    87 (49%)
    13 (7%)
    71 (40%)
    5 (3%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Toe hold
Verbal tap
Violin armlock
Mounted triangle
Triangle armbar
Inside heel hook
Cachecol choke
Triangle shldr lock
Inverted triangle
    18 (51%)
    4 (11%)
    5 (14%)
    7 (20%)
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7828Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8302Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9244Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9938Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10984Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11544Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12629Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12632Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12733Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13071Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13765Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13788Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
16030Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
16035Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16041Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16809Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17550Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18573Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19415Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19473Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21648Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21652Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
22005Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22451Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24655Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26350Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
27703Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK62KGF2021
28028Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLRNCBrasileiro64KGF2021
28470Ronald AlvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2021
29178Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 1x0World Pro62KGSF2021
31087Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 7x1Grand Slam LDN62KGF2022
31616Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLBotinhaPan American64KGSF2022
32873Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLArmbarWorld Champ.64KGSF2022
35487Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan61KGF2022
39539Thiago MarquesLPts: 3x2ADGS ABD69KGF2023
7642Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7826Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7870Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7871Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8207Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8208Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8210Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8298Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8300Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8516David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8520Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8572Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8573Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8609Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8616Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8911Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8913Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9237Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9241Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9559Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9562Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9719Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9721Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9724Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9932Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9937Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10559Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10560Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10832Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10833Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10981Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
11014Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11018Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11021Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
11023Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11231UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11232Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11233Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11443Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11444Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11542Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12044Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12045Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12046Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12294Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12295Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12345Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12630Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12725Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12729Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13056Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13064Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13764Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13786Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14039Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14041Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14042Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14314Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14318Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14321Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14456Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14458Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14459Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14819J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14895Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15122Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15232Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15248Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15476Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15478Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15553Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
16039Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16122Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16125Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16126Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16199Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16201UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16203Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16447Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16812Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17547Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17549Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17826Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17828Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18029Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
18030Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18249Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18251Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18254Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18255Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18572Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18787Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18789Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18871Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18875Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19254Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19412Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19414Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19468Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19470Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19477Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19489Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19562Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
20062Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20063Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20068Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20227Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20230Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20231Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20233Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20578Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20581Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20847Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21645Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
22002Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
22004Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22258Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22261Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22450Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22547Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22548Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22799Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22833Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23292Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23330Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23333Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23575Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23603Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23607Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24890Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24895Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24896Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25493Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25494Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25596Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25599Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25600Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25647Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26347Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26349Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
27087Oziel SantosWSubmissionAJP RJ Pro62KG4F2021
27088R. GuimaraesWPts: 2x0AJP RJ Pro62KGSF2021
27369Matheus OndaWPts: 4x0Sul Americano64KG4F2021
27373Jonas PereiraWPts: 5x0Sul Americano64KGSF2021
27374Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 7x6Sul Americano64KGF2021
27702Cleber SousaCleber SousaWArmbarGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2021
27938David ReinaldoWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGSF2021
27939Savio FreitasWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGF2021
28027Leo AlvesWKatagatameBrasileiro64KGSF2021
28460Jonas PereiraWPts: 10x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28466Lucas CarvalhoWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28475Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
28476Leandro LimaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2021
29176Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 1x0World Pro62KG4F2021
29180Hyeonwoo HanWPts: 1x0World Pro62KGRPC2021
29181Abdulla MunfarediWKatagatameWorld Pro62KG3RD2021
30546Igor TerrecoWPts: 33x2European Open64KGSF2022
31082Welerson GoncalvesWelerson GoncalvesWPointsGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2022
31085Sam McNallySam McNallyWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2022
31607Ismael SantosIsmael SantosWPts: 6x0Pan American64KGR22022
31612Huthayfah PenneyWPts: 9x2Pan American64KG4F2022
32333Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2022
32335Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 5x1Grand Slam AD62KGF2022
32863Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG8F2022
32869Jordan VaismanJordan VaismanWPts: 9x2World Champ.64KG4F2022
34572Michael AlvarezWTriangle shldr lockGrand Slam MIA62KG4F2022
34574Shoya IshiguroWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA62KGSF2022
34575Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA62KGF2022
35485Pedro SerranoPedro SerranoWPts: 20x0NoGi Pan61KGSF2022
37458Michael DeMarcoWPts: 17x0Grand Slam SYD62KG4F2023
37460Omar AlfadhliWPts: 9x2Grand Slam SYD62KGSF2023
38144Nicholas MartinezWPts: 3x0AJPGD LDN62KG4F2023
38146Khaled MohammedWPts: 3x2AJPGD LDN62KGSF2023
39530Viki DabushWPts: 7x3ADGS ABD69KGR12023
39534Omar AlfadhliWPts: 28x0ADGS ABD69KG4F2023
39537Thiago MarquesWPts: 8x4ADGS ABD69KGSF2023

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