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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

164 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    82 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    61 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (3%)
  • 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
Reverse triangle
2
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
2
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
2
1
#fad223
7YO choke
2
1
#03861f
Heel hook
2
1
#039a1f
Short choke
2
1
61
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (37%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (5%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

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
5194Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5464Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5573Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5687Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5850Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5859Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5923Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
6011Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6344Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8308Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8814Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9462Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
10150Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11515Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
13660Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0ADCC66KGSF2017
16935Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2018
17395J. AlvesLPts: 2x0Spyder Inv. Final76KGF2018
17493Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 465KGF2018
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
5078Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5172Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5173Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5193S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5273John NamWArmbarPan American64KG4F2014
5275Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5460Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5461Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5476David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5477Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5677Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG8F2014
5683Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5686Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5808Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5824Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5851Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS4F2014
5852Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5853Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5857Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5858Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS4F2014
6010Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
6056Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6173Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6178Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6179Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6342Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6343Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6434Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6437Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6580Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6581Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6692Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6695Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6874Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6919Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6920Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7129Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
7130Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
7132Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7194Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7244Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7245Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7321Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7323Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7324Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7478Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7480Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7505Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7512Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7516Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7517Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7572Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7581Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7652Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7653Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
7722D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7723Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7726Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7727Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7775Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7777Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7778Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7958Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7959UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7960Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7974Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7975Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7977Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
8075Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8076Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8147Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
8149Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
8151Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8301Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8307Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8448Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8523Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8529Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8531Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGF2015
8809Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8812Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
9136Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
9141Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
9145Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
9146Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9346Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9347Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9450Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9456Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9460Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9612Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9615Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9618Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9619Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9808Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9814Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9819Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9820Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
10017Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
10023Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
10077Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
10080Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10082Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10156Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10310H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KG4F2016
10312Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KGSF2016
10313Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2016
10341J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
11514UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11544Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11545Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11546Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11547Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11548Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11549Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12745Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
13006Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
13215Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13217Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
13218Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017
13650Janus AndrejczukWPts: 10x0ADCC66KGE12017
13657Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
13662Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017
13947Bruno CélioWHeel hookACBJJ 865KG4F2017
13952Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 865KGSF2017
13953Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsACBJJ 865KGF2017
14292Asadulaev AgateWShort chokeACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14294Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGF2017
14454Daniel VieiraWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGSF2018
14455Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 5x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2018
14596Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACB 1065KGSPF2018
14685UknownWPointsACB S. American65KGR12018
14687UknownWArmbarACB S. American65KG4F2018
14689UknownWReverse triangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
14690Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
14807Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 4x0Continental Pro69KGSF2018
14809Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x4, AdvContinental Pro69KGF2018
15066Max CamposWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2018
15068Jan BassoWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2018
15069Victor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KGF2018
15397Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 1265KGSPF2018
15593Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 3x0WP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15595Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15642Ali MunfarediWChoke from backWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15644Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 6x0World Pro69KGSF2018
15646Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
16279Alejandro CarreraWChoke from backACBJJ World65KG4F2018
16284Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 10x2ACBJJ World65KG3RD2018
16391Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 8x6Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018
16739Amon YunusovWArmbarUWW NG World66KGR12018
16932Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2018
16933Vitor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17199Yijad MoussaWSubmissionMiami Fall Open70KGSF2018
17201Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPts: 9x4Miami Fall Open70KGF2018
17393Inseong JangWReferee DecisionSpyder Inv. Final76KGSF2018
17484Frank RosenthalWPts: 10x1Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
17487Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 465KGR22018

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