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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
Triangle armbar
Inside heel hook
Cachecol choke
Triangle shldr lock
Inverted triangle
Mounted 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
12630Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12633Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12734Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13072Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13766Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13789Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
16031Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
16036Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16042Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16810Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17551Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18584Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19426Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19484Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21662Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21666Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
22019Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22465Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24671Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26366Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
27719Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK62KGF2021
28044Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLRNCBrasileiro64KGF2021
28486Ronald AlvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2021
29195Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 1x0World Pro62KGSF2021
31107Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 7x1Grand Slam LDN62KGF2022
31636Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLBotinhaPan American64KGSF2022
32902Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLArmbarWorld Champ.64KGSF2022
35541Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan61KGF2022
39776Thiago 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
12631Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12726Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12730Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13057Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13065Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13765Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13787Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14040Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14042Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14043Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14315Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14319Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14322Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14457Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14459Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14460Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14820J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14896Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15123Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15233Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15249Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15477Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15479Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15554Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
16040Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16123Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16126Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16127Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16200Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16202UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16204Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16448Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16813Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17548Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17550Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17834Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17836Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18040Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
18041Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18260Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18262Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18265Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18266Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18583Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18798Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18800Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18882Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18886Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19265Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19423Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19425Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19479Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19481Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19488Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19500Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19573Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
20073Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20074Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20079Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20238Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20241Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20242Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20244Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20589Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20592Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20858Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21659Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
22016Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
22018Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22272Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22275Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22464Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22561Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22562Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22812Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22846Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23305Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23343Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23346Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23588Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23616Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23620Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24906Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24911Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24912Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25509Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25510Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25612Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25615Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25616Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25663Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26363Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26365Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
27103Oziel SantosWSubmissionAJP RJ Pro62KG4F2021
27104R. GuimaraesWPts: 2x0AJP RJ Pro62KGSF2021
27385Matheus OndaWPts: 4x0Sul Americano64KG4F2021
27389Jonas PereiraWPts: 5x0Sul Americano64KGSF2021
27390Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 7x6Sul Americano64KGF2021
27718Cleber SousaCleber SousaWArmbarGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2021
27954David ReinaldoWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGSF2021
27955Savio FreitasWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGF2021
28043Leo AlvesWKatagatameBrasileiro64KGSF2021
28476Jonas PereiraWPts: 10x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28482Lucas CarvalhoWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28491Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
28492Leandro LimaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2021
29193Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 1x0World Pro62KG4F2021
29197Hyeonwoo HanWPts: 1x0World Pro62KGRPC2021
29198Abdulla MunfarediWKatagatameWorld Pro62KG3RD2021
30565Igor TerrecoWPts: 33x2European Open64KGSF2022
31102Welerson GoncalvesWelerson GoncalvesWPointsGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2022
31105Sam McNallySam McNallyWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2022
31627Ismael SantosIsmael SantosWPts: 6x0Pan American64KGR22022
31632Huthayfah PenneyWPts: 9x2Pan American64KG4F2022
32362Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2022
32364Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 5x1Grand Slam AD62KGF2022
32892Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG8F2022
32898Jordan VaismanJordan VaismanWPts: 9x2World Champ.64KG4F2022
34609Michael AlvarezWTriangle shldr lockGrand Slam MIA62KG4F2022
34611Shoya IshiguroWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA62KGSF2022
34612Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA62KGF2022
35539Pedro SerranoPedro SerranoWPts: 20x0NoGi Pan61KGSF2022
37580Michael DeMarcoWPts: 17x0Grand Slam SYD62KG4F2023
37582Omar AlfadhliWPts: 9x2Grand Slam SYD62KGSF2023
38272Nicholas MartinezWPts: 3x0ADGS LDN62KG4F2023
38274Khaled AlshehiKhaled AlshehiWPts: 3x2ADGS LDN62KGSF2023
39767Viki DabushWPts: 7x3ADGS ABD69KGR12023
39771Omar AlfadhliWPts: 28x0ADGS ABD69KG4F2023
39774Pedro MarquesWPts: 8x4ADGS ABD69KGSF2023

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