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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 IBJJF Rome Open (2017)
  • 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)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Floripa Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2015)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2021)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open (2015)
  • 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

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

140 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    60 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    62 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

62 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
18
#86e620
Submission
11
7
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
7
#d1212a
Toe hold
6
4
#fad11b
Armlock
5
3
#f58822
Verbal tap
5
3
#224aba
Katagatame
5
3
#ff9124
Armbar
5
3
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
3
2
#22c9a5
Botinha
3
2
#fad223
RNC
2
1
#03861f
Omoplata/choke
2
1
#039a1f
Mounted triangle
2
1
#03b41f
Omoplata/armlock
2
1
#03c61f
Omoplata
2
1
#03d61f
Triangle armbar
2
1
#03f61f
Wristlock
2
1
#82ff5f
Inside heel hook
2
1
#a4ff5f
Cachecol choke
2
1
#dbff5f
Inverted triangle
2
1
62
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (27%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7803Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8277Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9219Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9913Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10959Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11514Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12599Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12602Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12703Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13041Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13732Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13755Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
15976Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15981Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15987Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16748Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17481Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18487Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19309Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19367Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21516Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21520Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21868Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22296Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24432Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26070Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
7617Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7801Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7845Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7846Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8182Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8183Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8185Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8273Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8275Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8491David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8495Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8547Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8548Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8584Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8591Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8886Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8888Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9212Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9216Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9534Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9537Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9694Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9696Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9699Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9907Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9912Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10534Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10535Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10807Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10808Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10956Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10989Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
10993Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
10996Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
10998Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11206UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11207Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11208Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11413Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11414Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11512Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12014Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12015Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12016Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12264Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12265Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12315Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12600Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12695Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12699Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13026Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13034Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13731Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13753Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14006Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14008Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14009Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14276Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14280Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14283Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14418Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14420Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14421Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14775J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14850Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15068Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15178Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15194Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15422Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15424Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15499Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
15985Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16068Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16071Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16072Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16144Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16146UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16148Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16391Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16751Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17478Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17480Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17757Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17759Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17954Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17955Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18167Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18169Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18172Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18173Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18486Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18700Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18702Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18784Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18788Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19152Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19306Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19308Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19362Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19364Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19371Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19383Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19454Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
19946Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19947Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
19952Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20111Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20114Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20115Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20117Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20458Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20461Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20727Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21513Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21865Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
21867Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22112Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22115Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22295Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22390Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22391Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22636Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22670Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23116Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23153Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23156Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23382Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23410Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23414Lucas SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24662Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24667Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24668Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25239Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25240Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25340Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25343Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25344Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25391Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26067Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26069Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021

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