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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

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (12%)
  • 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
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Bread slicer
20
1
#86e620
Inverted armbar
20
1
#5AD3D1
Flying triangle
20
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
20
1
#fad11b
North south choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Paiva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13251Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLInverted armbarAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13378John CombsJohn CombsLFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13387Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPointsAustin NG Open83KGF2017
13481Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Seattle Open82KGF2017
13517Dante LeonDante LeonLChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13954Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeDallas Fall Open88KGF2017
14100Inacio NetoInacio NetoD---Fury FightingABSSPF2017
14287Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14900Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLBread slicerAtlanta W. Open88KGSF2018
14994Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15253Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2018
16345Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR22018
19248Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2019
20226Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12019
21068Thiago LemosLPointsDallas SMO82KGF2019
21075Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLPts: 3x0Dallas SMOABSSF2019
13375William AbreuWPointsAustin Open82KG4F2017
13376Douglas KallinWToe holdAustin Open82KGSF2017
13385Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 4x2Austin OpenABSSF2017
13386Wellington PerotoWPointsAustin NG Open83KGSF2017
13480Joshua GuzmanWPointsSeattle Open82KGSF2017
13952Rennick KamaWChoke from backDallas Fall Open88KGSF2017
14284Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWToe holdBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14899Hugo AlcalaWPointsAtlanta W. Open88KG4F2018
14992Erick NewtonWN/AHouston Open82KG4F2018
15135Ygor MachadoWN/ASan Francisco Open82KG4F2018
15252Athos MirandaWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR12018
16338D. ColinoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16744Edson CortezWPointsAustin Open82KGSF2018
16745William DurkeeWChoke from backAustin Open82KGF2018
17432Will DurkeeWReferee DecisionF2W 87 Pro80KGSPF2018
18191Rhalan GracieWPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2018
18192Jose PortilloWToe holdSan Antonio Open88KGF2018
19047Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteWPts: 2x0Houston Open82KGF2019
19234Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12019
20029John MarksWAdvAmerican Cup83KGF2019
20403Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPointsRio Open82KG4F2019
20404Ygor DantasWPointsRio Open82KGSF2019
20406Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWAdvRio Open82KGF2019
21067Joe ToncheWPointsDallas SMO82KGSF2019
21074Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPointsDallas SMOABS4F2019
21439Jonathon HunterWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12788KGSPF2019
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