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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

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (18%)
  • 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
Inverted armbar
20
1
#86e620
Flying triangle
20
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
20
1
#d1212a
North south choke
20
1
#fad11b
Bread slicer
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Igor Paiva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13324Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLInverted armbarAmerican Nats88KG4F2017
13454John CombsJohn CombsLFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13463Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPointsAustin NG Open83KGF2017
13557Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0Seattle Open82KGF2017
13593Dante LeonDante LeonLChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
14034Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeDallas Fall Open88KGF2017
14181Inacio NetoInacio NetoD---Fury FightingABSSPF2017
14372Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsBJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
15001Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLBread slicerAtlanta W. Open88KGSF2018
15095Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15353Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 8x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2018
16471Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR22018
19499Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2019
20504Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12019
21399Thiago LemosLPointsDallas SMO82KGF2019
21406Matheus LunaMatheus LunaLPts: 3x0Dallas SMOABSSF2019
13451William AbreuWPointsAustin Open82KG4F2017
13452Douglas KallinWToe holdAustin Open82KGSF2017
13461Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 4x2Austin OpenABSSF2017
13462Wellington PerotoWPointsAustin NG Open83KGSF2017
13556Joshua GuzmanWPointsSeattle Open82KGSF2017
14032Rennick KamaWChoke from backDallas Fall Open88KGSF2017
14369Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWToe holdBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
15000Hugo AlcalaWPointsAtlanta W. Open88KG4F2018
15093Erick NewtonWN/AHouston Open82KG4F2018
15235Ygor MachadoWN/ASan Francisco Open82KG4F2018
15352Athos MirandaWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KGR12018
16464D. ColinoWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16882Edson CortezWPointsAustin Open82KGSF2018
16883William DurkeeWChoke from backAustin Open82KGF2018
17595Will DurkeeWReferee DecisionF2W 87 Pro80KGSPF2018
18377Rhalan GracieWPointsSan Antonio Open88KGSF2018
18378Jose PortilloWToe holdSan Antonio Open88KGF2018
19279Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteWPts: 2x0Houston Open82KGF2019
19485Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWReferee DecisionPan American82KGR12019
20298John MarksWAdvAmerican Cup83KGF2019
20680Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPointsRio Open82KG4F2019
20681Ygor DantasWPointsRio Open82KGSF2019
20683Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWAdvRio Open82KGF2019
21398Joe ToncheWPointsDallas SMO82KGSF2019
21405Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPointsDallas SMOABS4F2019
21803Jonathon HunterWReferee DecisionF2W 12788KGSPF2019
22992Andre GomesWReferee DecisionKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23500Jeff HammondWReferee DecisionF2W 14084KGSPF2020
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