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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 featherweight competitors of his generation. Hiago made a name for himself competing mainly in the Brazilian grappling circuit, where he conquered important titles such as Brazilian National Champion (2015), Brazil National Pro Champion (2015), South American Champion (2015, 2014, 2013) and Rio de Janeiro Grand Slam Champion (2015, 2016, 2017).

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 (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 (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

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

89 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
24
9
#86e620
Triangle
16
6
#5AD3D1
Armbar
8
3
#d1212a
Verbal tap
8
3
#fad11b
Submission
5
2
#f58822
Katagatame
5
2
#224aba
Inverted triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
3
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata/choke
3
1
#fad223
Mounted triangle
3
1
#03861f
Omoplata/armlock
3
1
#039a1f
Omoplata
3
1
#03b41f
Armlock
3
1
#03c61f
Triangle armbar
3
1
#03d61f
Wristlock
3
1
#03f61f
Violin armlock
3
1
#82ff5f
Botinha
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (35%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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Kneebar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7725Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8198Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9123Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9807Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10829Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11347Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12395Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12398Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12499Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
12818Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13490Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13513Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
15533Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15538Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15544Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16258Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
16905Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
7539Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7723Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7767Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7768Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8103Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8104Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8106Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8194Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8196Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8412David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8416Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8468Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8469Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8505Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8512Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8795Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8797Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9116Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9120Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9430Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9433Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9589Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9591Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9594Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9801Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9806Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10420Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10421Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10678Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10679Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10826Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10859Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
10863Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
10866Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
10868Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11072UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11073Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11074Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11251Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11252Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11345Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
11825Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
11826Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
11827Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12071Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12072Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12120Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12396Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12491Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12495Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
12803Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
12811Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13489Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13511Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
13756Isaac AlvesWN/ABrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
13758Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
13759Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14006Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14010Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14013Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14148Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14150Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14151Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14435J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14501Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
14711Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
14816Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
14827Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15036Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15038Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15113Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
15542Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
15618Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
15621Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
15622Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
15694Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
15696UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
15698Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16261Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
16902Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
16904Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17160Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17162Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17320Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17321Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17509Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
17511Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
17514Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
17515Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018

Hiago George vs Isaque Paiva

Hiago George vs Narciso Vila

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