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Igor Paiva

Igor Paiva

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Igor Paiva is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Bruno Mendes (Tank) and a representative of the Soul Fighters academy in this sport/martial art’s international circuit. One of the most avid competitors of his generation, Paiva climbed the ranks of BJJ while conquering titles in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World Championship and CBJJ Brazilian National Championship both with gi and in no-gi.

Igor Paiva Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Igor Matosinho de Paiva

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor >Álvaro Mansor > Bruno Mendes > Igor Paiva

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Austin Open Champion (2017*)
  • IBJJF Austin Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Austin No-Gi Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Seattle Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Dallas Fall Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF San Jose Open 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer Open 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2012 blue)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2015 purple)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro No-Gi Champion (2016 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Lasso Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg /181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Soul Fighters

Igor Paiva Biography

Igor Paiva was born on July 4, 1990 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

Growing up in the Grajaú area Paiva started practicing sports, as do most Brazilian children, through football (soccer) a sport he practiced at a competitive level from 7 years. Although extremely invested in sports during his formative years, ranging from football to swimming and tracking, Paiva was forced to abandon his extracurricular activities and focus on his studies at the age of 14.

When Igor was 17 he and his brother Vinicius were invited by a good friend to try a jiu jitsu class at a gym led by the Mendes brothers – Bruno (Tank) and Augusto (Tanquinho). Paiva quickly became one of the academy’s top students, conquering several important trophies while earning the confidence of his coaches to become an assistant instructor there as a purple belt.

His series of positive results competing in the lower belt divisions of this sport’s international circuit earned Igor Paiva his black belt on June 14, 2017 by his coach Bruno Mendes.

Igor Paiva Grappling Record

17 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
60
3
#86e620
Choke from back
40
2
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inverted armbar
25
1
#86e620
Flying triangle
25
1
#5AD3D1
North south choke
25
1
#d1212a
Bread slicer
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Paiva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13114Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLInverted armbarAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13241John CombsJohn CombsLFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13250Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPointsAustin NG Open83KGF2017
13340Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Seattle Open82KGF2017
13376Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGSF2017
13809Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeDallas Fall Open88KGF2017
13943Inacio NetoInacio NetoDN/AFury FightingABSSPF2017
14131Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14683Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLBread slicerAtlanta W. Open88KGSF2018
14773Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15018Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2018
16047Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR22018
13238William AbreuWPointsAustin Open82KG4F2017
13239Douglas KallinWToe holdAustin Open82KGSF2017
13248Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 4x2Austin OpenABSSF2017
13249Wellington PerotoWPointsAustin NG Open83KGSF2017
13339Joshua GuzmanWPointsSeattle Open82KGSF2017
13807Rennick KamaWChoke from backDallas Fall Open88KGSF2017
14128Brian BeauryWToe holdBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14682Hugo AlcalaWPointsAtlanta W. Open88KG4F2018
14771Erick NewtonWN/AHouston Open82KG4F2018
14902Ygor MachadoWN/ASan Francisco Open82KG4F2018
15017Athos MirandaWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR12018
16040D. ColinoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16418Edson CortezWPointsAustin Open82KGSF2018
16419William DurkeeWChoke from backAustin Open82KGF2018
17052Will DurkeeWReferee DecisionF2W 87 Pro80KGSPF2018
17750Rhalan GracieWPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2018
17751Jose PortilloWToe holdSan Antonio Open88KGF2018

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