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João Miyao

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João Miyao is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu graduated by Cicero Costha who competes for the PSLPB academy (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem). Considered a prodigy of the sport since his teens, João and his twin brother Paulo Miyao (also known as the Myiao Brothers) have piled up medals in the world’s most important tournaments, 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 (2017/2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2018/2017/2016/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2018/2015)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2018/2014)
  • ACBJJ 6 Grand Prix Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Brazilian Champion (2014)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2018)
  • 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: Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

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

175 WINS
    71 (41%)
    8 (5%)
    90 (51%)
    2 (1%)
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    3 (2%)


Choke from back
Toe hold
Heel hook
Bow and arrow
Arm in Ezekiel
Brabo choke
Mounted triangle
Calf slicer
Triangle armbar
Choke f. omoplata
    12 (63%)
    5 (26%)
    0 (0%)
    2 (11%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4940Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4942Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5670Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6992Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7304Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7506Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7679Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7714Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7982Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7990Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
8440Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9791Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
10065Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
10297Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGF2016
10732Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 10x8NoGi Worlds62KGF2016
11346Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLPts: 5x4European Open64KGSF2017
11724Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 3x2UAEJJF NY ProU77KG4F2017
12824Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KGF2017
14262Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPointsACB JJ 960KGSF2017
15941Ary FariasAry FariasLPts: 2x0World Champ.64KGSF2018
4330Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4840Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4931Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4939Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG4F2013
5190Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5274F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2014
5276Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5471UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro64KG4F2014
5474Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5571John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG4F2014
5575Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
5665Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG4F2014
5669Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5807Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5821Leandro SilvaWChoke from backSP Open64KGSF2014
5822Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backSP Open64KGF2014
5830Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPointsSP Open NoGi63KGF2014
5854Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5855Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5895Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5896Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5944Jorge EliasWPointsNoGi Worlds61KG4F2014
5948Fabbio PassosWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KGSF2014
5949Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 10x4NoGi Worlds61KGF2014
6029Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG4F2014
6032Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
6033Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
6112Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6175Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KG4F2014
6176Leandro MartinsLeandro MartinsWN/ASouth American64KGSF2014
6219UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG4F2014
6220Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6428Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG4F2015
6431S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6685Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6689Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6867David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6868Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6911Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
7121Pedro AzevedoWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGSF2015
7123Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
7238Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
7299Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG4F2015
7302Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7474Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7492Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG4F2015
7493Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7497Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7505Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7568David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7575Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7644Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7645Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7680Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7683Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS4F2015
7684Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7685Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7706Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7712Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG4F2015
7899Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7983Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7986Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
8064Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
8065Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
8139Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
8140Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
8287Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds61KG4F2015
8290Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGSF2015
8292Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds61KGF2015
8503Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ62KGR12015
8509Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ62KG8F2015
8510Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ62KG4F2015
8515Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2015
8794Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG4F2016
8796Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
9118Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2016
9122Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
9124Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
9285Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
9331Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
9332Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
9431Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG4F2016
9432Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9723Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG4F2016
9725Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9727Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9783Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 6x4World Champ.57KGR12016
9788Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
10146Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016
10186Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 13x0Austin Open70KGSF2016
10187Wellington LimaWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2016
10199Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 6x2Austin NG Open67KGSF2016
10200Wellington LimaWChoke from backAustin NG Open67KGF2016
10227Mayko BorgesWPts: 8x2Ch. Summer Open64KGSF2016
10228Anthony FerroWBrabo chokeCh. Summer Open64KGF2016
10247Ben PitchfordWPts: 21x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGSF2016
10248Bruce GuevaraWPts: 9x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGF2016
10262Joseph ConeryWKneebarBoston SIO64KGF2016
10296Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2016
10331Arthur MolinaWPts: 12x4G. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
10728Alexis BarraganWPts: 36x0NoGi Worlds62KG4F2016
10730Rene LopezWDQNoGi Worlds62KGSF2016
10973Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10974Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
11342Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG4F2017
11704Daniel CovelWDQUAEJJF NY Pro69KG4F2017
11706Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro69KGSF2017
11707Isac ChavesWN/AUAEJJF NY Pro69KGF2017
11905Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 6x0Pan American64KG4F2017
11908Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 22x2Pan American64KGSF2017
12092Anthony FerroWN/AChicago Sp. Open64KGSF2017
12093Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWN/AChicago Sp. Open64KGF2017
12151Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2017
12458Tadashi TakashimaWToe holdBoston Sp. Open64KGF2017
12680Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPointsMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12681Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12701Christopher KriebelWToe holdMiami Spring NGO62KGF2017
12812Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG8F2017
12820Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0World Champ.64KG4F2017
12822Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 8x4World Champ.64KGSF2017
13192Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWToe holdACBJJ 660KG4F2017
13195Laercio FernandesLaercio FernandesWChoke from backACBJJ 660KGSF2017
13196Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPointsACBJJ 660KGF2017
13264David HerndonWChoke from backBoston SM. Open64KGSF2017
13266Ryan ClayWDQBoston SM. Open64KGF2017
13347Anthony FerroWChoke from backChicago SMO64KGSF2017
13349Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 31x0Chicago SMO64KGF2017
13370Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPointsChicago SMNGO61KGF2017
13510Jorge NakamuraWPts: 8x4Grand Slam LA62KG4F2017
13512Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGSF2017
13513Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA62KGF2017
13722Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2017
13723Eduardo BarbozaEduardo BarbozaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2017
13889Rodrigo CostaWChoke from backMiami Fall Open64KGF2017
14004F. AngelinoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam RJ62KGR12017
14009D. MoreiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2017
14260Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWArmbarACB JJ 960KG4F2017
14317Alex EcklinWArmbarNoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14319Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWPts: 14x0NoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14320Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
14434J. AlhazzaWArmbarGrand Slam AD62KGRR2018
14500Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2018
14666UnknownWChoke from backACB S. American60KG4F2018
14667Felipe N.WArmbarACB S. American60KGSF2018
14668Thales NakassuWMounted triangleACB S. American60KGF2018
14787Sop Mu HuhWSubmissionContinental Pro62KGRR2018
14788Sop Mu HuhWChoke from backContinental Pro62KGRR2018
14942Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 10x0Pan American64KG4F2018
14946Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGSF2018
14948Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 6x4Pan American64KGF2018
15379Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsACBJJ 1260KGSPF2018
15573Wellington LimaWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier62KGRR2018
15574F. SilvaWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier62KGRR2018
15616David YounanWChoke from backWorld Pro62KG4F2018
15620Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 7x2World Pro62KGF2018
15871Carlos PerezWChoke from backMiami Spring Open64KGSF2018
15872Washington LuisWChoke from backMiami Spring Open64KGF2018
15930Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR12018
15938Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
16211Ary FariasAry FariasWPointsACBJJ 1460KGSPF2018
16465Paulo SantanaWChoke from backOrlando Open64KGSF2018
16466Suraj BudhramWChoke from backOrlando Open64KGF2018
16601Perez FigueiroaWPointsChicago SM Open64KGSF2018
16603Suraj BudhramWArm in ezekielChicago SM Open64KGF2018
16647Bebeto OliveiraWChokeLas Vegas Open64KGSF2018
16649Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarLas Vegas Open64KGF2018
16723Argen KaidybaevWPts: 15x4UWW NG World62KG4F2018
16724Nathaniel OrtizWPts: 9x2UWW NG World62KGSF2018
16725Akhmed IasaevWTriangleUWW NG World62KGF2018
16729Muhammad A.WVerbalUWW World62KGR12018
16730M. TemeevWPts: 5x2UWW World62KG4F2018
16731Nathaniel OrtizWChokeUWW World62KGSF2018
16732Dmytro BaranovWPts: 12x6UWW World62KGF2018
16769A. EcklinWPts: 18x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2018
16770Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2018
17181Suraj BudhramWN/AMiami Fall Open64KGF2018

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André



  • 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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