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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)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016/2015/2014)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • ACB JJ 65 KG Champion (2018)
  • ACB JJ 6 Grand Prix Champion (2017)
  • ACB JJ 8 Grand Prix Champion (2017)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2014)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2014)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2016)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2013** brown, 2012/2011 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2013 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2013** brown, purple 2012)
  • CBJJ Brazilian No-Gi Champion (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2012* purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2013* brown)
  • 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
* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Position/Technique Favorite: Berimbolo

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

Academy: Unity JJ – 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

156 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    78 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    58 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

58 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
59
34
#86e620
Armbar
12
7
#5AD3D1
RNC
7
4
#d1212a
Clock choke
3
2
#fad11b
Triangle
3
2
#f58822
Calf slicer
3
2
#224aba
Omoplata
3
2
#ff9124
Heel hook
2
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Reverse triangle
2
1
#fad223
Kimura
2
1
#03861f
7YO choke
2
1
58
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (44%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (6%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

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

Paulo Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4650Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5185Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5455Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5564Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5678Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5839Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5848Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5912Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
6000Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6325Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8276Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8780Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9413Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
10101Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11437Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
13541Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0ADCC66KGSF2017
4326Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4634Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4637Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4647Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4652Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4827Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4828João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4829Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4831Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
5069Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5163Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5164Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5184S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5264John NamWArmbarPan American64KG4F2014
5266Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5451Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5452Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5467David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5468Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5668Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG8F2014
5674Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5677Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5797Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5813Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5840Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS4F2014
5841Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5842Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5846Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5847Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS4F2014
5999Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
6045Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6160Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6165Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6166Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6323Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6324Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6415Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6418Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6561Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6562Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6673Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6676Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6855Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6900Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6901Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7110Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
7111Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
7113Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7173Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7223Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7224Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7300Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7302Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7303Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7453Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7455Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7480Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7487Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7491Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7492Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7547Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7553Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7624Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7625Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
7694D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7695Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7698Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7699Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7747Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7749Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7750Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7930Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7931UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7932Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7946Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7947Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7949Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
8047Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8048Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8117Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
8119Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
8121Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8269Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8275Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8416Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8491Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8497Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8499Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGF2015
8775Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8778Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
9092Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
9097Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
9101Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
9102Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9299Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9300Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9401Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9407Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9411Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9563Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9566Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9569Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9570Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9760Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9766Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9771Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9772Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
9968Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
9974Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
10028Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
10031Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10033Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10107Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10257H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KG4F2016
10259Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KGSF2016
10260Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2016
10288J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
11436UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11460Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11461Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11462Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11463Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11464Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11465Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12648Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
12909Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
13116Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13118Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
13119Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017
13531Janus AndrejczukWPts: 10x0ADCC66KGE12017
13538Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
13543Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017
13824Bruno CélioWHeel hookACBJJ 865KG4F2017
13829Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 865KGSF2017
13830Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsACBJJ 865KGF2017
14158Asadulaev AgateWShort chokeACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14160Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGF2017
14321Daniel VieiraWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGSF2018
14322Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 5x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2018
14463Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACB 1065KGSPF2018
14550UknownWPointsACB S. American65KGR12018
14552UknownWArmbarACB S. American65KG4F2018
14554UknownWReverse triangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
14555Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
14670Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 4x0Continental Pro69KGSF2018
14672Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x4, AdvContinental Pro69KGF2018
14928Max CamposWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2018
14930Jan BassoWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2018
14931Victor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KGF2018
15253Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 1265KGSPF2018
15443Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 3x0WP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15445Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15491Ali MunfarediWChoke from backWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15493Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 6x0World Pro69KGSF2018
15495Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
16124Alejandro CarreraWChoke from backACBJJ World65KG4F2018
16129Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 10x2ACBJJ World65KG3RD2018
16229Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 8x6Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018

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