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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)
  • ADCC 3rd Place (2017)
  • 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
* 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

130 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    65 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (38%)
  • 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
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
49
(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
4607Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5129Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5398Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5503Thiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5615Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5772Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5781Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5845Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5932Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6249Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8161Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8657Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9288Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
9973Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11255Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
13271Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0ADCC66KGSF2017
4291Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4591Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4594Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4604Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4609Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4782Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4783João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4784Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4786Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
5024Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5107Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5108Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5128S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5208John NamWArmbarPan American64KG4F2014
5210Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5394Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5395Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5406David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5407Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5605Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5611Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5614Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5734Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5747Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5773Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS4F2014
5774Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5775Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5779Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5780Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS4F2014
5931Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
5977Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6093Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6098Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6099Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6247Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6248Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6340Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6343Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6482Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6483Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6592Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6595Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6770Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6814Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6815Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7017Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
7018Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
7020Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7080Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7130Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7131Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7207Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7209Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7210Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7360Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7362Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7385Wanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7392Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7396Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7397Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7452Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7458Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7526Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7527Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Austin Open76KGF2015
7596D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7597Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7600Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7601Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7646Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7648Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7649Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7827Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7828UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7829Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7843Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7844Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7846Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
7934Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7935Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8004Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
8006Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
8008Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8154Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds70KG8F2015
8160Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8301Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8376Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio69KG8F2015
8382Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KG4F2015
8384Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2015
8652Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8655Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
8967Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
8972Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
8976Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
8977Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9174Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9175Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9276Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9282Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9286Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9438Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9441Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9444Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9445Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9635Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9641Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9646Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9647Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
9840Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
9846Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
9900Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
9903Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
9905Thiago MacedoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGF2016
9979Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10121H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam - LA69KG4F2016
10123Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam - LA69KGSF2016
10124Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA69KGF2016
10152J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG - LA67KGSF2016
11254UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11278Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11279Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11280Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11281Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11282Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11283Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12440Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
12698Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
12896Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
12898Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
12899Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017
13261Janus AndrejczukWPts: 10x0ADCC66KGE12017
13268Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
13273Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017

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