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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

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Choke from back
57
35
#86e620
Armbar
13
8
#5AD3D1
RNC
7
4
#d1212a
Triangle
3
2
#fad11b
Calf slicer
3
2
#f58822
Omoplata
3
2
#224aba
Clock choke
3
2
#ff9124
Kimura
2
1
#bf1f6c
7YO choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
2
1
#fad223
Short choke
2
1
#03861f
Reverse triangle
2
1
#039a1f
Submission
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

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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
6339Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8303Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds67KGSF2015
8808Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9451Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
10139Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11501Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
13645Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0ADCC66KGSF2017
16918Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2018
17378J. AlvesLPts: 2x0Spyder Inv. Final76KGF2018
17476Gianni 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
6337Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6338Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6429Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6432Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6575Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6576Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6687Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6690Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6869Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6914Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6915Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7124Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
7125Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
7127Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7189Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7239Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7240Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7316Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7318Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7319Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7473Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7475Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7500Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7507Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7511Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7512Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7567Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7576Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7647Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7648Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
7717D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7718Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7721Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7722Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7770Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7772Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7773Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7953Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7954UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7955Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7969Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7970Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7972Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
8070Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
8071Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8142Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
8144Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
8146Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8296Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8302Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8443Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8518Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8524Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8526Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGF2015
8803Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8806Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
9128Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
9133Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
9137Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
9138Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9335Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9336Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9439Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9445Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9449Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9601Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9604Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9607Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9608Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9797Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9803Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9808Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9809Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
10006Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
10012Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
10066Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
10069Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10071Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10145Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10299H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KG4F2016
10301Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KGSF2016
10302Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2016
10330J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
11500UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11530Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11531Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11532Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11533Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11534Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11535Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12730Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
12991Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
13200Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13202Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
13203Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017
13635Janus AndrejczukWPts: 10x0ADCC66KGE12017
13642Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
13647Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017
13932Bruno CélioWHeel hookACBJJ 865KG4F2017
13937Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 865KGSF2017
13938Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsACBJJ 865KGF2017
14277Asadulaev AgateWShort chokeACB JJ Worlds65KGSF2017
14279Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 2x0ACB JJ Worlds65KGF2017
14439Daniel VieiraWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGSF2018
14440Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 5x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2018
14581Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACB 1065KGSPF2018
14670UknownWPointsACB S. American65KGR12018
14672UknownWArmbarACB S. American65KG4F2018
14674UknownWReverse triangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
14675Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
14790Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 4x0Continental Pro69KGSF2018
14792Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x4, AdvContinental Pro69KGF2018
15049Max CamposWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2018
15051Jan BassoWPts: 9x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2018
15052Victor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN69KGF2018
15380Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 1265KGSPF2018
15576Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 3x0WP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15578Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15625Ali MunfarediWChoke from backWorld Pro69KG4F2018
15627Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWPts: 6x0World Pro69KGSF2018
15629Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2018
16262Alejandro CarreraWChoke from backACBJJ World65KG4F2018
16267Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 10x2ACBJJ World65KG3RD2018
16374Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 8x6Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018
16722Amon YunusovWArmbarUWW NG World66KGR12018
16915Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2018
16916Vitor MoraesWChoke from backGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17182Yijad MoussaWSubmissionMiami Fall Open70KGSF2018
17184Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPts: 9x4Miami Fall Open70KGF2018
17376Inseong JangWReferee DecisionSpyder Inv. Final76KGSF2018
17467Frank RosenthalWPts: 10x1Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
17470Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 465KGR22018

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