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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

165 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    77 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    70 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

70 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
27
19
#86e620
Submission
16
11
#5AD3D1
Triangle
10
7
#d1212a
Katagatame
7
5
#fad11b
Armbar
6
4
#f58822
Toe hold
6
4
#224aba
Armlock
4
3
#ff9124
Verbal tap
4
3
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
3
2
#22c9a5
Botinha
3
2
#fad223
Omoplata/choke
1
1
#03861f
Mounted triangle
1
1
#039a1f
Omoplata/armlock
1
1
#03b41f
Omoplata
1
1
#03c61f
Triangle armbar
1
1
#03d61f
Wristlock
1
1
#03f61f
Inside heel hook
1
1
#82ff5f
Cachecol choke
1
1
#a4ff5f
Inverted triangle
1
1
#dbff5f
RNC
1
1
70
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
20
1
#86e620
Choke from back
20
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
20
1
#d1212a
Botinha
20
1
#fad11b
Armbar
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Hiago George Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7822Douglas RufinoLPts: 2x0SP Open64KGSF2015
8296Philipe FreitasLPointsBrasileiro NoGi63KGF2015
9238Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2016
9932Ary FariasAry FariasLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KGSF2016
10978Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
11538Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2017
12623Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinLPts: 2x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12626Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x0World Pro62KGRR2017
12727Cleber SousaCleber SousaLReferee DecisionBrasileiro64KGSF2017
13065Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG4F2017
13759Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro70KGF2017
13782Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
16024Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
16029Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16035Samuel CanquerinoLKneebarKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16798Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17539Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2018
18562Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
19401Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGF2019
19459Joao NetoJoao NetoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21632Cleber SousaCleber SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2019
21636Vincent SaenzLPts: 8x8, PenGrand Slam LA62KGRPC2019
21987Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSF2019
22424Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
24620Leandro LimaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12020
26308Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGF2021
27654Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK62KGF2021
27977Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLRNCBrasileiro64KGF2021
28417Ronald AlvesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2021
29123Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 1x0World Pro62KGSF2021
30983Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 7x1Grand Slam LDN62KGF2022
31511Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLBotinhaPan American64KGSF2022
32753Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLArmbarWorld Champ.64KGSF2022
7636Pedro HenriqueWPts: 2x2, AdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ62KGF2015
7820Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWWristlockSP Open64KG4F2015
7864Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
7865Narciso VilaWVerbal tapCamp. Paulista64KGRR2015
8201Levy OliveiraWTriangleFloripa Open64KG4F2015
8202Thales NakassuWTriangleFloripa Open64KGSF2015
8204Magno MotaWPts: 2x0Floripa Open64KGF2015
8292Tiago TeixeiraWChoke from backBrasileiro NoGi63KG4F2015
8294Luiz AndradeWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi63KGSF2015
8510David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro70KG4F2015
8514Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8566Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8567Jorge NakamuraWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2015
8603Celso SouzaWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8610Magno MottaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8905Luis LopesWPts: 4x2European Open64KG4F2016
8907Luis PintoWArmbarEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9231Gabriel WillcoxWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12016
9235Pedro HenriqueWInverted trianglePan American64KG4F2016
9553Jose OliveiraWPts: 3x0World Pro62KG4F2016
9556Daniel SantanaWPts: 2x0World Pro62KGSF2016
9713Caio SantosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12016
9715Bruno CelioWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2016
9718Marcos SuelWPts: 9x0Brasileiro64KGSF2016
9926Kazuhiro MiyachiWKatagatameWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9931Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
10553Willian OliveiraWChoke from backSao Paulo Open64KGSF2016
10554Rodolfo MarquesWToe holdSao Paulo Open64KGF2016
10826Jose LimaJose LimaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2016
10827Kelvyn PontesWTriangleBrasileiro NoGi61KGF2016
10975Vitor MatosWPointsBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
11008Magno VieiraWPointsGrand Slam RJ62KGR12016
11012Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2016
11015Felippe MeloWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2016
11017Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGF2016
11225UnknownWTriangleSouth American64KG4F2016
11226Luis PintoWOmoplata/chokeSouth American64KGSF2016
11227Carlos EsquisitoCarlos EsquisitoWVerbal tapSouth American64KGF2016
11437Jean PereiraWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGSF2017
11438Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD62KGF2017
11536Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x4European Open64KG4F2017
12038Michael WoolfWPts: 10x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2017
12039Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2017
12040Erno ElglandWMounted triangleGrand Slam LDN62KGF2017
12288Vincent NguyenWChoke from backRome Open64KGSF2017
12289Mathias JardinWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2017
12339Jakub WitkowskiWN/AEuropean NoGi67KGSF2017
12624Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsWorld Pro62KGRR2017
12719Wallace OuriqueWN/ABrasileiro64KG8F2017
12723Franklin SousaWTriangleBrasileiro64KG4F2017
13050Takuto KakoWPts: 10x2World Champ.64KGR12017
13058Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2017
13758Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13780Nabuo NagaiWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2017
14033Isaac AlvesWSubmissionBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2017
14035Elton DouradoWPointsBrasileiro NoGi61KGSF2017
14036Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2017
14308Alan CostaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14312Fellipe MelloWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14315Pedro DiasPedro DiasWArmbarGrand Slam RJ62KGSF2017
14450Bruno CabralWPointsSouth American64KG4F2017
14452Willian OliveiraWPointsSouth American64KGSF2017
14453Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2017
14813J. AlhazzaWOmoplata/armlockGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14889Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWReferee DecisionEuropean Open64KGSF2018
15116Igor TerraceoWSubmissionBritish Nat. Pro69KGF2018
15226Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 5x0Netherlands Pro69KGF2018
15242Ilke BulutIlke BulutWPts: 5x0Swiss Nat. ProABSF2018
15470Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2018
15472Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGF2018
15547Tomasz SmierzalskiWPts: 18x0ACB European60KGF2018
16033Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2King of Mats69KGRR2018
16116Mani TavanaeiWPts: 7x0World Pro62KG4F2018
16119Reuben SagmanWOmoplataWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16120Mani TavanaeiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro62KGRPC2018
16193Eduardo CamposWArmlockBrasileiro64KGR12018
16195UnknownWTriangle armbarBrasileiro64KG4F2018
16197Bruno CelioWArmbarBrasileiro64KGSF2018
16441Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16801Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KG3RD2018
17536Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 11x0Grand Slam LA62KG4F2018
17538Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGSF2018
17815Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 6x4LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17817Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18018Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
18019Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18238Magno VieiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2018
18240Franklin SilvaWViolin armlockGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2018
18243Jonas PereiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2018
18244Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ62KGF2018
18561Alex ElkinWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18776Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD62KG4F2019
18778Gabriel FrenhanWChoke from backGrand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18860Mani TavanaeiWArmlockEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18864Pedro DiasPedro DiasWViolin armlockEuropean Open64KGSF2019
19240Alejandro CarrerasWPointsEU Continental69KGF2019
19398Pedro DiasPedro DiasWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
19400Fernando SoaresWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
19454Lee TingWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19456Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19463Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2019
19475Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWPts: 6x4King of Mats69KG3RD2019
19548Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWToe holdPan American64KG4F2019
20046Massaki TodokoroWChoke from backWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20047Nobuhiro SawadaNobuhiro SawadaWKatagatameWorld Pro56KGRR2019
20052Carlos AlbertoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro56KGF2019
20211Guilherme FelipeWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGR12019
20214Felipe CorreaWPts: 10x0Brasileiro64KG4F2019
20215Lucas RamosWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2019
20217Alex SodreAlex SodreWAdvBrasileiro64KGF2019
20562Fernando SoaresWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR22019
20565Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2019
20831Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWReferee DecisionF2W 11461KGSPF2019
21629Pedro DiasPedro DiasWBotinhaGrand Slam LA62KG4F2019
21984Bryn JenkinsWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABS4F2019
21986Lee RenautWPts: 2x0UKBJJA OpenABSSF2019
22235Wallace OuriqueWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12019
22238Judinei SilvaWPts: 5x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2019
22423Leandro OliveiraWPointsRio BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
22520Felipe MinasianWTriangleSouth American64KGSF2019
22521Cleber FernandesWPts: 6x0South American64KGF2019
22771Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWInside heel hookF2W 13365KGSPF2019
22805Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
23264Savio GomesWSubmissionAustria Nat Pro69KGRR2020
23302Venino JuniorWPts: 4x2France Nat. Pro69KG4F2020
23305Mohamad HayatWSubmissionFrance Nat. Pro69KGSF2020
23546Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 3x2European Pro62KGRR2020
23574Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2020
23578Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN62KG3RD2020
24855Iago FernandesWCachecol chokeSouth American64KG4F2020
24860Jonas LisboaWChoke from backSouth American64KGSF2020
24861Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsSouth American64KGF2020
25457Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2021
25458Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
25560Valmecir JuniorWPts: 11x2WP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25563Wesley SantosWToe holdWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25564Leandro LimaWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier62KGRR2021
25611Mo-Ali HayatWSubmissionWorld Pro62KGRR2021
26305Rommel OliveiraWPts: 12x0SA Cont. Pro62KG4F2021
26307Jhonatha FrazaoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro62KGSF2021
27038Oziel SantosWSubmissionAJP RJ Pro62KG4F2021
27039R. GuimaraesWPts: 2x0AJP RJ Pro62KGSF2021
27319Matheus OndaWPts: 4x0Sul Americano64KG4F2021
27323Jonas PereiraWPts: 5x0Sul Americano64KGSF2021
27324Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 7x6Sul Americano64KGF2021
27653Cleber SousaCleber SousaWArmbarGrand Slam MSK62KGRR2021
27889David ReinaldoWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGSF2021
27890Savio FreitasWSubmissionBrasilia Pro62KGF2021
27976Leo AlvesWKatagatameBrasileiro64KGSF2021
28407Jonas PereiraWPts: 10x1Grand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28413Lucas CarvalhoWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28422Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
28423Leandro LimaWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ62KG3RD2021
29121Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 1x0World Pro62KG4F2021
29125Hyeonwoo HanWPts: 1x0World Pro62KGRPC2021
29126Abdulla MunfarediWKatagatameWorld Pro62KG3RD2021
30451Igor TerrecoWPts: 33x2European Open64KGSF2022
30978Welerson SilvaWN/AGrand Slam LDN62KG4F2022
30981Sam McNallySam McNallyWPts: 3x0Grand Slam LDN62KGSF2022
31502Ismael SantosIsmael SantosWPts: 6x0Pan American64KGR22022
31507Huthayfah PenneyWPts: 9x2Pan American64KG4F2022
32222Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2022
32224Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 5x1Grand Slam AD62KGF2022
32743Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG8F2022
32749Jordan VaismanJordan VaismanWPts: 9x2World Champ.64KG4F2022

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