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Paulo Miyao is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu under Cicero Costha. Considered a phenomenon of the sport since his teens, Paulo and his twin brother João Miyao, conquered all major titles in this sport while climbing its ranks, including a gold medal in the open weight division of the IBJJF World Championship (2013 brown belt), an amazing accomplishment for a light featherweight competitor (64kg/141lbs).

Paulo Miyao Jiu Jitsu

Full name: Paulo Henrique Bordignon Miyao

Nickname: n/a

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

Main Achievements :

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016/2015 black, 2013** brown, 2012/2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016/2015/2014 black, 2013 brown, purple 2012)
  • IBJJF Pan  American No Gi Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2013 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2014 black, 2013** brown, purple 2012)
  • CBJJ Brazilian No Gi Champion (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2014 black, 2012* purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2013* brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2012* purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2013* brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian No-Gi National Championship 3rd Place (2013* brown)

2016 stripped of title due to failed PED test
* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Position/Technique Favorite: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

Academy: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Biography of Paulo Miyao

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

The Miyao’s began their martial arts instruction 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), a place that has brought to BJJ great quality fighters such as Leandro Lo or Mauricio Cristo. 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 Paraná 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.

Failed USADA Test

During April 2017 news Paulo released a statement explaining he had tested positive for an illegal performance enhancing drug (PED), during a USADA routine test after the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship of 2016. Miyao took full responsibility for the act and was suspended for 2 years by the federation, being also stripped of the title he had won.

Paulo Miyao Grappling Record

121 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    57 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
58
28
#86e620
Armbar
13
6
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
4
#d1212a
Clock choke
4
2
#fad11b
Triangle
4
2
#f58822
Calf slicer
4
2
#224aba
Omoplata
4
2
#ff9124
Kimura
2
1
#bf1f6c
7YO choke
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (47%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (7%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Paulo Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4574Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5094Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5362Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5466Thiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5575Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5732Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5741Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5805Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5892Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6200Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8107Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8596Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9227Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
9910Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11183Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
4266Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4558Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4561Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4571Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4576Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4749Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4750João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4751Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4753Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4991Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5073Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5074Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5093S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5173John NamWArmbarPan American64KG1/4F2014
5175Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5358Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5359Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5369David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5370Leo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5565Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5571Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2014
5574Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5694Leo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5707Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5733Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS1/4F2014
5734Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5735Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5739Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5740Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2014
5891Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
5937Leonardo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6054Leonardo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6198Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG1/4F2015
6199Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6291Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG1/4F2015
6294Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6433Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6434Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6543Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6546Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6721Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6765Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6766Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
6968Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG1/4F2015
6969Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
6971Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7031Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7081Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7082Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7157Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG1/4F2015
7159Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7160Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7310Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7312Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7335Wanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7342Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG1/4F2015
7346Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7347Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7402Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7408Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7475Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7476Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Austin Open76KGF2015
7545D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7546Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7549Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7550Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7595Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG1/4F2015
7597Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7598Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7776Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG1/4F2015
7777UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7778Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7792Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG1/4F2015
7793Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7795Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
7883Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7884Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7950Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG1/4F2015
7952Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
7954Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8100Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds70KG1/8F2015
8106Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds70KG1/4F2015
8244Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8319Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio69KG1/8F2015
8325Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KG1/4F2015
8327Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2015
8591Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG1/4F2016
8594Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
8906Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG1/8F2016
8911Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG1/4F2016
8915Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
8916Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9113Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9114Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9215Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9221Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG1/4F2016
9225Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9377Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG1/8F2016
9380Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG1/4F2016
9383Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9384Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9572Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9578Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG1/4F2016
9583Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9584Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
9777Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
9783Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
9837Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG1/4F2016
9840Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
9842Thiago MacedoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGF2016
9916Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10056H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam - LA69KG1/4F2016
10058Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam - LA69KGSF2016
10059Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA69KGF2016
10087J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG - LA67KGSF2016
11182UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11205Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11206Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11207Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG1/8F2017
11208Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG1/4F2017
11209Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11210Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12362Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017

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