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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 Open Champion (2013 brown)
  • ACBJJ 6 Grand Prix Champion (2017)
  • 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

125 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    60 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
59
29
#86e620
Armbar
12
6
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
4
#d1212a
Omoplata
4
2
#fad11b
Clock choke
4
2
#f58822
Triangle
4
2
#224aba
Calf slicer
4
2
#ff9124
7YO choke
2
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
2
1
49
(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
4576Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5097Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5365Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5469Thiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5577Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5734Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5743Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5807Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5894Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6201Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8112Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8603Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9234Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
9919Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11198Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
4268Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4560Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4563Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4573Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4578Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4751Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4752João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4753Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4755Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4993Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5075Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5076Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5096S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5176John NamWArmbarPan American64KG4F2014
5178Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5361Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5362Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5372David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5373Leo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5567Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5573Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5576Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5696Leo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5709Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5735Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS4F2014
5736Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5737Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5741Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5742Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS4F2014
5893Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
5939Leonardo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6055Leonardo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6199Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6200Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6292Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6295Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6434Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6435Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6544Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6547Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6722Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6766Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6767Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
6969Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
6970Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
6972Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7032Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7082Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7083Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7158Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7160Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7161Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7311Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7313Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7336Wanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7343Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7347Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7348Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7403Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7409Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7477Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7478Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Austin Open76KGF2015
7547D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7548Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7551Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7552Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7597Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7599Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7600Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7778Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7779UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7780Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7794Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7795Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7797Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
7885Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7886Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
7955Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
7957Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
7959Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8105Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds70KG8F2015
8111Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8249Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8324Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio69KG8F2015
8330Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KG4F2015
8332Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2015
8598Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8601Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
8913Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
8918Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
8922Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
8923Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9120Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9121Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9222Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9228Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9232Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9384Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9387Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9390Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9391Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9581Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9587Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9592Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9593Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
9786Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
9792Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
9846Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
9849Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
9851Thiago MacedoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGF2016
9925Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10065H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam - LA69KG4F2016
10067Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam - LA69KGSF2016
10068Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA69KGF2016
10096J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG - LA67KGSF2016
11197UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11220Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11221Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11222Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11223Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11224Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11225Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12382Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
12637Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
12831Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
12833Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
12834Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017

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