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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)

Team/Association: PSLPB Cicero Costha/Unity JJ NYC

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.

Miyao Brothers Instructional

Joao Miyao Grappling Record

189 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    75 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    97 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    3 (2%)

97 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
48
47
#86e620
Armbar
11
11
#5AD3D1
RNC
10
10
#d1212a
Toe hold
4
4
#fad11b
Choke
4
4
#f58822
Triangle
3
3
#224aba
Arm in Ezekiel
3
3
#ff9124
Submission
2
2
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
2
2
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
2
2
#fad223
Omoplata
1
1
#03861f
Choke f. omoplata
1
1
#039a1f
Brabo choke
1
1
#03b41f
Kneebar
1
1
#03c61f
Mounted triangle
1
1
#03d61f
Calf slicer
1
1
#03f61f
Verbal
1
1
#82ff5f
Footlock
1
1
#a4ff5f
Triangle armbar
1
1
97
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (5%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4958Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4960Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5697Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
7037Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7349Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7555Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7728Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7763Joe SotoLEBI/OTEBI 465KGSF2015
8031Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
8039Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
8490Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoD---Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9851Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
10125Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
10359Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2016
10808Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 10x8NoGi Worlds62KGF2016
11435Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLPts: 5x4European Open64KGSF2017
11817Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 3x2UAEJJF NY ProU77KG4F2017
12934Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KGF2017
14398Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsACB JJ 960KGSF2017
16131Ary FariasAry FariasLPts: 2x0World Champ.64KGSF2018
18825Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGSF2019
4344Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4858Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4949Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4957Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG4F2013
5216Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5300F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2014
5302Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5498UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2014
5501Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5598John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG4F2014
5602Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
5692Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG4F2014
5696Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5834Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5848Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSP Open64KGSF2014
5849Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backSP Open64KGF2014
5857Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPointsSP Open NoGi63KGF2014
5887Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5888Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5928Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5929Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5977Jorge EliasWPointsNoGi Worlds61KG4F2014
5981Fabbio PassosFabbio PassosWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KGSF2014
5982Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 10x4NoGi Worlds61KGF2014
6065Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6068Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6069Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6148Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6211Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KG4F2014
6212Leandro MartinsLeandro MartinsWN/ASouth American64KGSF2014
6255UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG4F2014
6256Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6473Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG4F2015
6476S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6730Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6734Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6912David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6913Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6956Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
7166Pedro AzevedoWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2015
7168Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
7283Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
7344Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG4F2015
7347Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7523Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7541Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG4F2015
7542Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7546Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7554Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7617David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7624Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7693Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7694Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7729Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7732Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS4F2015
7733Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7734Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7755Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7761Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG4F2015
7948Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
8032Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
8035Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
8114Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
8115Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
8189Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
8190Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
8337Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2015
8340Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGSF2015
8342Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGF2015
8553Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8559Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8560Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8565Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2015
8846Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG4F2016
8848Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9173Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2016
9177Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
9179Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
9340Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
9389Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
9390Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
9489Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9490Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9781Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9783Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9785Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9843Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 6x4World Champ.57KGR12016
9848Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
10206Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016
10246Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 13x0Austin Open70KGSF2016
10247Wellington LimaWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2016
10259Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 6x2Austin NG Open67KGSF2016
10260Wellington LimaWChoke from backAustin NG Open67KGF2016
10289Mayko BorgesWPts: 8x2Ch. Summer Open64KGSF2016
10290Anthony FerroWBrabo chokeCh. Summer Open64KGF2016
10309Ben PitchfordWPts: 21x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGSF2016
10310Bruce GuevaraWPts: 9x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGF2016
10324Joseph ConeryWKneebarBoston SIO64KGF2016
10358Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2016
10393Arthur MolinaWPts: 12x4G. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
10804Alexis BarraganWPts: 36x0NoGi Worlds62KG4F2016
10806Rene LopezWDQNoGi Worlds62KGSF2016
11049Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
11050Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11431Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG4F2017
11797Daniel CovelWDQUAEJJF NY Pro69KG4F2017
11799Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro69KGSF2017
11800Isac ChavesWN/AUAEJJF NY Pro69KGF2017
11998Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 6x0Pan American64KG4F2017
12001Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 22x2Pan American64KGSF2017
12186Anthony FerroWN/AChicago Sp. Open64KGSF2017
12187Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWN/AChicago Sp. Open64KGF2017
12247Tadashi TakashimaWPointsBoston Spring O.64KGF2017
12250Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2017
12558Tadashi TakashimaWToe holdBoston Sp. Open64KGF2017
12785Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPointsMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12786Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12807Christopher KriebelWToe holdMiami Spring NGO62KGF2017
12922Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG8F2017
12930Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2017
12932Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 8x4World Champ.64KGSF2017
13302Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWToe holdACBJJ 660KG4F2017
13305Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWChoke from backACBJJ 660KGSF2017
13306Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPointsACBJJ 660KGF2017
13379David HerndonWChoke from backBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13381Ryan ClayWDQBoston SM. Open64KGF2017
13465Anthony FerroWChoke from backChicago SMO64KGSF2017
13467Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 31x0Chicago SMO64KGF2017
13490Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPointsChicago SMNGO61KGF2017
13630Jorge NakamuraWPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA62KG4F2017
13632Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGSF2017
13633Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
13847Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2017
13848Eduardo BarbozaEduardo BarbozaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2017
14020Rodrigo CostaWChoke from backMiami Fall Open64KGF2017
14137F. AngelinoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14142D. MoreiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14396Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWArmbarACB JJ 960KG4F2017
14453Alex EcklinWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14455Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWPts: 14x0NoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14456Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
14586J. AlhazzaWArmbarGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14652Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2018
14819UnknownWChoke from backACB S. American60KG4F2018
14820Felipe N.WArmbarACB S. American60KGSF2018
14821Thales NakassuWMounted triangleACB S. American60KGF2018
14944Sop Mu HuhWSubmissionContinental Pro62KGRR2018
14945Sop Mu HuhWChoke from backContinental Pro62KGRR2018
15101Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 10x0Pan American64KG4F2018
15105Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGSF2018
15107Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 6x4Pan American64KGF2018
15562Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15759Wellington LimaWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier62KGRR2018
15760F. SilvaWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier62KGRR2018
15802David YounanWChoke from backWorld Pro62KG4F2018
15806Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 7x2World Pro62KGF2018
16061Carlos PerezWChoke from backMiami Spring Open64KGSF2018
16062Washington LuisWChoke from backMiami Spring Open64KGF2018
16120Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16128Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
16404Ary FariasAry FariasWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
16679Paulo SantanaWChoke from backOrlando Open64KGSF2018
16680Suraj BudhramWChoke from backOrlando Open64KGF2018
16826Perez FigueiroaWPointsChicago SM Open64KGSF2018
16828Suraj BudhramWArm in ezekielChicago SM Open64KGF2018
16883Bebeto OliveiraWChokeLas Vegas Open64KGSF2018
16885Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarLas Vegas Open64KGF2018
16976Argen KaidybaevWPts: 15x4UWW NG World62KG4F2018
16977Nathaniel OrtizWPts: 9x2UWW NG World62KGSF2018
16978Akhmed IasaevWTriangleUWW NG World62KGF2018
16982Muhammad A.WVerbalUWW World62KGR12018
16983M. TemeevWPts: 5x2UWW World62KG4F2018
16984Nathaniel OrtizWChokeUWW World62KGSF2018
16985Dmytro BaranovWPts: 12x6UWW World62KGF2018
17022A. EcklinWPts: 18x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2018
17023Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2018
17441Suraj BudhramWN/AMiami Fall Open64KGF2018
18088Suraj BudhramWRNCNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
18091Cleber SousaCleber SousaWRNCNoGi Worlds61KGSF2018
18092Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds61KGF2018
18266Isa KarasanovWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2019
18349Hideyuki YamadaWArm in ezekielEuropean Open64KG4F2019
18352Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPointsEuropean Open64KGSF2019
18822Anthony OliveiraWPts: 8x0Grand Slam LDN62KG4F2019
18829Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN62KGRR2019
18831Fernando SoaresWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN62KG3RD2019
18947Shimon KagiyamaWArmbarPan American64KG4F2019
18951Alex SodreAlex SodreWReferee DecisionPan American64KGSF2019
19232Martin DavilaWArmbarOrlando SPO64KGSF2019
19233Antonio CasarezWFootlockOrlando SPO64KGF2019

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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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