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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 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).

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 (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2015 black, 2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (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 (2016/2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion(2016)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open Champion (2014 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Floripa Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Pro Champion (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 2nd Place (2014 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National No-Gi 2nd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo Open 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016)

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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
33
9
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Triangle
22
6
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Verbal tap
11
3
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Katagatame
7
2
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Wristlock
4
1
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Armbar
4
1
#224aba
Inverted triangle
4
1
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Toe hold
4
1
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RNC
4
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata/choke
4
1
#fad223
Mounted triangle
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (42%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7629Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8084Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi64KGF2015
8988Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9671Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10661Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11144Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12155Alexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12158Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12252Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
12562Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13174Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego ProF70KG2017
13197Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
7449Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7627Thomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7669Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7670Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7993Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
7994Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
7996Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8082Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi64KG4F2015
8083Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi64KGSF2015
8296David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8300Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8352Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8353Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8389Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG8F2015
8396Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG4F2015
8670Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8672Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8981Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
8985Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9293Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9296Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9452Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9454Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9457Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9665Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9670Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10258Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10259Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10511Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10512Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10658Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10691Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12016
10695Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG4F2016
10698Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2016
10700Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGF2016
10900UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
10901Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
10902Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11048Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11049Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11142Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
11596Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
11597Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
11598Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
11838Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
11839Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
11887Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12156Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12245Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12248Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
12547Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
12555Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13173Silvio DuranWPointsSan Diego ProSF70KG2017
13195Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
13424Isaac AlvesWN/ABrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
13426Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
13427Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017

Hiago George vs Isaque Paiva

Hiago George vs Narciso Vila

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