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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 (2019/2018/2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European No-Gi Open (2017)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019/2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro (2019/2018/2017/2016/2015)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2016 / 2020)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2021 / 2021+)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF 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

156 WINS
    69 (44%)
    13 (8%)
    69 (44%)
    5 (3%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Toe hold
Verbal tap
Violin armlock
Triangle armbar
Inside heel hook
Cachecol choke
Inverted triangle
Mounted triangle
    15 (50%)
    4 (13%)
    3 (10%)
    7 (23%)
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7808Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8282Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9224Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9918Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10964Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11519Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12604Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12607Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12708Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13046Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13739Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13762Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
16000Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
16005Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16011Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16772Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17512Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18530Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19363Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19421Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21592Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21596Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21945Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22374Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24540Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26205Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
27540Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK62KGF2021
27862Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLRNCBrasileiro64KGF2021
28303Ronald AlvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2021
29003Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 1x0World Pro62KGSF2021
7622Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7806Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7850Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7851Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8187Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8188Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8190Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8278Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8280Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8496David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8500Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8552Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8553Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8589Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8596Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8891Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8893Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9217Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9221Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9539Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9542Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9699Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9701Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9704Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9912Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9917Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10539Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10540Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10812Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10813Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10961Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10994Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
10998Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11001Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
11003Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11211UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11212Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11213Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11418Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11419Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11517Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12019Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12020Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12021Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12269Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12270Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12320Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12605Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12700Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12704Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13031Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13039Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13738Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13760Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14013Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14015Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14016Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14286Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14290Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14293Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14428Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14430Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14431Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14790J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14865Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15092Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15202Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15218Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15446Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15448Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15523Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
16009Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16092Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16095Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16096Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16168Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16170UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16172Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16415Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16775Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17509Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17511Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17788Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17790Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17990Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17991Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18205Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18207Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18210Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18211Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18529Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18744Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18746Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18828Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18832Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19202Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19360Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19362Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19416Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19418Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19425Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19437Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19510Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
20009Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20010Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20015Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20174Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20177Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20178Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20180Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20525Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20528Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20794Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21589Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21942Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
21944Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22190Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22193Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22373Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22470Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22471Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22717Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22751Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23199Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23236Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23239Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23478Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23506Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23510Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24771Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24776Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24777Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25357Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25358Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25460Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25463Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25464Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25511Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26202Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26204Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
26930Oziel SantosWSubmissionAJP RJ Pro62KG4F2021
26931R. GuimaraesWPts: 2x0AJP RJ Pro62KGSF2021
27211Matheus OndaWPts: 4x0Sul Americano64KG4F2021
27215Jonas PereiraWPts: 5x0Sul Americano64KGSF2021
27216Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 7x6Sul Americano64KGF2021
27539Cleber SousaCleber SousaWArmbarGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2021
27774David ReinaldoWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGSF2021
27775Savio FreitasWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGF2021
27861Leo AlvesWKatagatameBrasileiro64KGSF2021
28293Jonas PereiraWPts: 10x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28299Lucas CarvalhoWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28308Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
28309Leandro LimaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2021
29001Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 1x0World Pro62KG4F2021
29005Hyeonwoo HanWPts: 1x0World Pro62KGRPC2021
29006Abdulla MunfarediWKatagatameWorld Pro62KG3RD2021

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