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João Miyao is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Cicero Costha who competes for the PSLPB academy (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem) and Unity Jiu-Jitsu in this sport/martial-arts international circuit. Considered a prodigy of BJJ since his teens, João and his twin brother Paulo Miyao (commonly known as the Miyao Brothers) have piled up medals in the globe’s most important tournaments, both being among the very best competitors of their generation.

João Miyao Jiu Jitsu

Full name: João Ricardo Bordignon Miyao

Nickname: N / A

lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > João Miyao

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2015/2017/2018)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2018/2017/2016/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2018/2015)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2019/2018/2014)
  • ACBJJ 6 Grand Prix Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Brazilian Champion (2014)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Champion (2018/2019)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Los Angeles Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World 2nd Place (2017/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2013 brown, 2012/2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2013 brown, purple 2012, 2011 blue)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Brazilian Champion (2013 brown, purple 2012)
  • CBJJ Brazilian No -Gi Champion (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF European 2nd Place (2013* brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2nd Place (2012* purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian No -Gi Nationals 2nd Place (2012* purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American 3rd Place (2013* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Position / Technique Favorite: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Peso Pluma  (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Academy: PSLPB Cicero Costha

João Miyao Biography

João Miyao was born on May 11, 1991 in the city Andirá in the state of Paraná – Brazil, along with his twin brother Paulo Miyao. They are 3rd generation Japanese descendants with humble beginnings, being the sons of a farmer and a housewife.

The two began martial arts through Judo, but found Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 16 and never looked back. The Miyao bros first teacher was Adriano Carvalho, who early on recognized the talent these two boys possessed and encouraged them to train and fight more regularly. With the Jiu Jitsu “bug” growing and growing, the two brothers decided they wanted to become Jiu Jitsu fighters professionally and so as they soon as they were of age they moved to São Paulo (against the wishes of their parents) to pursue their dream.

In São Paulo the Miyao brothers found a home in Cicero Costha’s social project, the PSLPB or Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (Fighting for Good Social Project). Living within the academy along with other eager athletes, the brothers began winning many championships focusing many of their techniques on the Mendes brothers (Rafael and Guilherme). Their sharp and bendy guards and the fact the Miyao’s were consistently medalling in the absolute divisions weighing only 64 kilos brought the curiosity of the media to the Parana duo, and with this curiosity/recognition came the sponsorships needed for siblings to showcase their skills in the top competitions of the world, a test they passed with flying colors.

Although Paulo Miyao has received a brown belt before João, João caught up with his brother and the two ended up getting the desired black belt together on June 2013.

Joao Miyao Grappling Record

182 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    74 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    93 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    3 (2%)

93 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
49
46
#86e620
RNC
11
10
#5AD3D1
Armbar
10
9
#d1212a
Toe hold
4
4
#fad11b
Choke
4
4
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
3
3
#224aba
Triangle
3
3
#ff9124
Heel hook
2
2
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
2
2
#22c9a5
Submission
2
2
#fad223
Brabo choke
1
1
#03861f
Kneebar
1
1
#039a1f
Mounted triangle
1
1
#03b41f
Verbal
1
1
#03c61f
Calf slicer
1
1
#03d61f
Triangle armbar
1
1
#03f61f
Omoplata
1
1
#82ff5f
Choke f. omoplata
1
1
93
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (26%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4945Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4947Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5675Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
7003Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7315Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7517Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7690Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7725Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7993Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
8001Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
8451Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9809Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
10083Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
10315Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2016
10764Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 10x8NoGi Worlds62KGF2016
11381Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLPts: 5x4European Open64KGSF2017
11762Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 3x2UAEJJF NY ProU77KG4F2017
12873Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KGF2017
14338Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsACB JJ 960KGSF2017
16050Ary FariasAry FariasLPts: 2x0World Champ.64KGSF2018
4331Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4845Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4936Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4944Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG4F2013
5195Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5279F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2014
5281Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5476UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2014
5479Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5576John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG4F2014
5580Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
5670Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG4F2014
5674Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5812Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5826Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSP Open64KGSF2014
5827Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backSP Open64KGF2014
5835Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPointsSP Open NoGi63KGF2014
5859Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5860Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5900Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5901Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5949Jorge EliasWPointsNoGi Worlds61KG4F2014
5953Fabbio PassosWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KGSF2014
5954Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 10x4NoGi Worlds61KGF2014
6034Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6037Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6038Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6117Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6180Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KG4F2014
6181Leandro MartinsLeandro MartinsWN/ASouth American64KGSF2014
6224UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG4F2014
6225Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6439Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG4F2015
6442S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6696Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6700Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6878David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6879Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6922Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
7132Pedro AzevedoWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2015
7134Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
7249Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
7310Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG4F2015
7313Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7485Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7503Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG4F2015
7504Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7508Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7516Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7579David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7586Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7655Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7656Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7691Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7694Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS4F2015
7695Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7696Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7717Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7723Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG4F2015
7910Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7994Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7997Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
8075Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
8076Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
8150Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
8151Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
8298Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2015
8301Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGSF2015
8303Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGF2015
8514Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8520Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8521Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8526Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2015
8806Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG4F2016
8808Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9133Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2016
9137Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
9139Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
9300Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
9349Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
9350Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
9449Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9450Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9741Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9743Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9745Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9801Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 6x4World Champ.57KGR12016
9806Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
10164Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016
10204Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 13x0Austin Open70KGSF2016
10205Wellington LimaWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2016
10217Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 6x2Austin NG Open67KGSF2016
10218Wellington LimaWChoke from backAustin NG Open67KGF2016
10245Mayko BorgesWPts: 8x2Ch. Summer Open64KGSF2016
10246Anthony FerroWBrabo chokeCh. Summer Open64KGF2016
10265Ben PitchfordWPts: 21x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGSF2016
10266Bruce GuevaraWPts: 9x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGF2016
10280Joseph ConeryWKneebarBoston SIO64KGF2016
10314Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2016
10349Arthur MolinaWPts: 12x4G. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
10760Alexis BarraganWPts: 36x0NoGi Worlds62KG4F2016
10762Rene LopezWDQNoGi Worlds62KGSF2016
11005Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11006Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11377Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG4F2017
11742Daniel CovelWDQUAEJJF NY Pro69KG4F2017
11744Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro69KGSF2017
11745Isac ChavesWN/AUAEJJF NY Pro69KGF2017
11943Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 6x0Pan American64KG4F2017
11946Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 22x2Pan American64KGSF2017
12131Anthony FerroWN/AChicago Sp. Open64KGSF2017
12132Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWN/AChicago Sp. Open64KGF2017
12190Tadashi TakashimaWPointsBoston Spring O.64KGF2017
12193Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2017
12501Tadashi TakashimaWToe holdBoston Sp. Open64KGF2017
12725Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPointsMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12726Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12746Christopher KriebelWToe holdMiami Spring NGO62KGF2017
12861Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG8F2017
12869Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2017
12871Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 8x4World Champ.64KGSF2017
13241Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWToe holdACBJJ 660KG4F2017
13244Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWChoke from backACBJJ 660KGSF2017
13245Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPointsACBJJ 660KGF2017
13318David HerndonWChoke from backBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13320Ryan ClayWDQBoston SM. Open64KGF2017
13404Anthony FerroWChoke from backChicago SMO64KGSF2017
13406Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 31x0Chicago SMO64KGF2017
13429Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPointsChicago SMNGO61KGF2017
13569Jorge NakamuraWPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA62KG4F2017
13571Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGSF2017
13572Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
13786Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2017
13787Eduardo BarbozaEduardo BarbozaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2017
13959Rodrigo CostaWChoke from backMiami Fall Open64KGF2017
14077F. AngelinoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14082D. MoreiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14336Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWArmbarACB JJ 960KG4F2017
14393Alex EcklinWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14395Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWPts: 14x0NoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14396Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
14516J. AlhazzaWArmbarGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14582Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2018
14749UnknownWChoke from backACB S. American60KG4F2018
14750Felipe N.WArmbarACB S. American60KGSF2018
14751Thales NakassuWMounted triangleACB S. American60KGF2018
14872Sop Mu HuhWSubmissionContinental Pro62KGRR2018
14873Sop Mu HuhWChoke from backContinental Pro62KGRR2018
15027Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 10x0Pan American64KG4F2018
15031Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGSF2018
15033Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 6x4Pan American64KGF2018
15487Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15682Wellington LimaWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier62KGRR2018
15683F. SilvaWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier62KGRR2018
15725David YounanWChoke from backWorld Pro62KG4F2018
15729Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 7x2World Pro62KGF2018
15980Carlos PerezWChoke from backMiami Spring Open64KGSF2018
15981Washington LuisWChoke from backMiami Spring Open64KGF2018
16039Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16047Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
16320Ary FariasAry FariasWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
16595Paulo SantanaWChoke from backOrlando Open64KGSF2018
16596Suraj BudhramWChoke from backOrlando Open64KGF2018
16742Perez FigueiroaWPointsChicago SM Open64KGSF2018
16744Suraj BudhramWArm in ezekielChicago SM Open64KGF2018
16799Bebeto OliveiraWChokeLas Vegas Open64KGSF2018
16801Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarLas Vegas Open64KGF2018
16889Argen KaidybaevWPts: 15x4UWW NG World62KG4F2018
16890Nathaniel OrtizWPts: 9x2UWW NG World62KGSF2018
16891Akhmed IasaevWTriangleUWW NG World62KGF2018
16895Muhammad A.WVerbalUWW World62KGR12018
16896M. TemeevWPts: 5x2UWW World62KG4F2018
16897Nathaniel OrtizWChokeUWW World62KGSF2018
16898Dmytro BaranovWPts: 12x6UWW World62KGF2018
16935A. EcklinWPts: 18x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2018
16936Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2018
17348Suraj BudhramWN/AMiami Fall Open64KGF2018
17995Suraj BudhramWRNCNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
17998Cleber SousaCleber SousaWRNCNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
17999Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds61KGF2018
18170Isa KarasanovWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18252Hideyuki YamadaWArm in ezekielEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18255Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsEuropean Open64KGSF2019

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André

 

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2 Comments

  • Perez Figueroa Jr says:

    Hey BJJ Heroes, The match between Joao Miyao and Perez Figueroa ended with Joao winning by points at the Chicago Open. The match with Suraj ended with Miyao winning by a choke from the back. Basically the results were switched around.

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