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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

161 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    80 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    61 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

61 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
57
35
#86e620
Armbar
13
8
#5AD3D1
RNC
7
4
#d1212a
Clock choke
3
2
#fad11b
Triangle
3
2
#f58822
Calf slicer
3
2
#224aba
Omoplata
3
2
#ff9124
Short choke
2
1
#bf1f6c
Reverse triangle
2
1
#22c9a5
Submission
2
1
#fad223
Kimura
2
1
#03861f
7YO choke
2
1
#039a1f
Heel hook
2
1
61
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (41%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (18%)
  • 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
4660Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5195Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5465Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5574Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5688Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5849Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5858Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5922Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
6010Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6335Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8289Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8794Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9430Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
10117Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11453Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
13558Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0ADCC66KGSF2017
16788Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2018
4336Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4644Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4647Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4657Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4662Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4837Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4838João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4839Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4841Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
5079Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5173Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5174Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5194S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5274John NamWArmbarPan American64KG4F2014
5276Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5461Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5462Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5477David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5478Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5678Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG8F2014
5684Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5687Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5807Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5823Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5850Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS4F2014
5851Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5852Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5856Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5857Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS4F2014
6009Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
6055Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6170Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6175Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6176Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6333Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6334Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6425Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6428Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6571Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6572Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6683Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6686Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6865Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6910Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6911Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7120Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
7121Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
7123Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7183Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7233Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7234Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7310Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7312Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7313Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7463Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7465Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7490Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7497Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7501Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7502Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7557Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7566Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7637Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7638Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
7707D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7708Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7711Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7712Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7760Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7762Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7763Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7943Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7944UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7945Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7959Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7960Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7962Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
8060Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8061Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8130Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
8132Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
8134Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8282Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8288Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8429Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8504Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8510Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8512Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGF2015
8789Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8792Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
9107Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
9112Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
9116Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
9117Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9314Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9315Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9418Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9424Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9428Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9580Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9583Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9586Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9587Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9776Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9782Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9787Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9788Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
9984Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
9990Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
10044Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
10047Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10049Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10123Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10273H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KG4F2016
10275Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KGSF2016
10276Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2016
10304J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
11452UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11476Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11477Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11478Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11479Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11480Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11481Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12665Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
12926Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
13133Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13135Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
13136Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017
13548Janus AndrejczukWPts: 10x0ADCC66KGE12017
13555Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
13560Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017
13844Bruno CélioWHeel hookACBJJ 865KG4F2017
13849Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 865KGSF2017
13850Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsACBJJ 865KGF2017
14178Asadulaev AgateWShort chokeACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14180Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGF2017
14340Daniel VieiraWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGSF2018
14341Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 5x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2018
14482Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACB 1065KGSPF2018
14571UknownWPointsACB S. American65KGR12018
14573UknownWArmbarACB S. American65KG4F2018
14575UknownWReverse triangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
14576Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
14691Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 4x0Continental Pro69KGSF2018
14693Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x4, AdvContinental Pro69KGF2018
14950Max CamposWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2018
14952Jan BassoWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2018
14953Victor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KGF2018
15276Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 1265KGSPF2018
15468Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 3x0WP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15470Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15516Ali MunfarediWChoke from backWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15518Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 6x0World Pro69KGSF2018
15520Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
16149Alejandro CarreraWChoke from backACBJJ World65KG4F2018
16154Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 10x2ACBJJ World65KG3RD2018
16254Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 8x6Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018
16595Amon YunusovWArmbarUWW NG World66KGR12018
16785Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2018
16786Vitor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17047Yijad MoussaWSubmissionMiami Fall Open70KGSF2018
17049Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPts: 9x4Miami Fall Open70KGF2018

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