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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)
  • ACBJJ 8 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

133 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    67 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    50 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

50 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
58
29
#86e620
Armbar
12
6
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
4
#d1212a
Triangle
4
2
#fad11b
Calf slicer
4
2
#f58822
Omoplata
4
2
#224aba
Clock choke
4
2
#ff9124
Kimura
2
1
#bf1f6c
7YO choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
2
1
50
(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

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Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Paulo Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4643Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 4x2Copa Podio88KGSF2013
5168Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 3x0European70KGF2014
5437Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5542Thiago BarretoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.64KG4F2014
5654Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLAdvWorld Champ.64KGF2014
5811Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa BB IIABSSPF2014
5820Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5884Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 3x0Camp. InternacionalABSF2014
5971Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League70KGF2014
6290Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro65KGF2015
8209Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi Worlds70KGSF2015
8705Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGF2016
9336Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro69KGF2016
10021Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
11315Thalison S.LDQADCC SP Trials66KGR22017
13355Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0ADCC66KGSF2017
4327Jon FitchD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4627Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4630Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4640Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWChoke from backCopa Podio88KGGP2013
4645Travis StevensWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio88KG3PLC2013
4818Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWAdvBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4819João RafaelWDQBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4820Thiago RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4822Augusto GaldezWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
5060Daisuke AmazonWPts: 24x0Bull Terrier70KGF2013
5146Nicolas WelkerWPts: 4x0World Pro Trial70KGSF2014
5147Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWAdvWorld Pro Trial70KGF2014
5167S. FranceschiniWClock chokeEuropean70KGSF2014
5247John NamWArmbarPan American64KG4F2014
5249Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5433Andre SimoesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5434Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSR12014
5445David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5446Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5644Tomoya YanagisawaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGRDS2014
5650Dai YoshiokaWAdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2014
5653Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsWorld Champ.64KGSF2014
5773Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5786Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPointsSP Open70kgF2014
5812Ricardo LimaWClock chokeSul Brasil.ABS4F2014
5813Gustavo AlmeidaWTriangleSul Brasil.ABSSF2014
5814Jurandir VieiraWChoke from backSul Brasil.ABSF2014
5818Manoel OliveiraWReferee DecisionMundial CBJJEABSR12014
5819Alan RegisWPts: 2x2, AdvMundial CBJJEABS4F2014
5970Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 14x2IBJJF Pro League70KGSF2014
6016Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6132Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6137Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6138Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6288Jorge NakamuraWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6289Jackson FaveroWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro65KGSF2015
6381Luis LopesWCalf slicerEuropean64KG4F2015
6384Thomas LisboaWPts: 11x0European64KGSF2015
6526Luiz FelipeWPts: 6x4All Star Pro65KGF2015
6527Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6All Star ProABSF2015
6636Yoshihiko MatsumotoWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2015
6639Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWArmbarPan American64KGSF2015
6814Rafael PereiraWPointsChicago Spring76KGF2015
6858Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsNY Spring Open70KGSF2015
6859Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvNY Spring Open70KGF2015
7064Onefre LimaWPts: 23x0Brasileiro70KG4F2015
7065Victor MatosWPts: 10x0Brasileiro70KGSF2015
7067Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7127Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 9x2Boston Spring Open70KGF2015
7177Tom BarlowWPts: 3x0Las Vegas Open70KGSF2015
7178Eduardo RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvLas Vegas Open70KGF2015
7254Victor PaschoalWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KG4F2015
7256Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGSF2015
7257Daniel BelezaDaniel BelezaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGF2015
7407Luiz TeixeiraWPts: 6x4BJJ TourABSF2015
7409Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 10x6BJJ Tour88KGF2015
7432Wanki ChaeWPts: 8x4US No Gi Nat.70KGF2015
7439Jerold ShapiroWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2015
7443Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsAmerican Nat.70KGSF2015
7444Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KGF2015
7499Joao FerreiraWPts: 10x2NY Summer Open76KGF2015
7505Sidemar HonorioWArmbarNY No Gi Open70KGF2015
7573Travis OrrWPointsAustin Open76KGSF2015
7574Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x2Austin Open76KGF2015
7643D. DrzymkowskiWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGSF2015
7644Diego BispoWChoke from backChicago S. Open76KGF2015
7647Steven PattersonWPts: 6x0Chicago S. OpenABSF2015
7648Diego BispoWCalf slicerChicago No Gi76KGF2015
7694Ichitaro TsukadaWChoke from backGrand Slam Tokyo69KG4F2015
7696Charles GasparWPts: 4x0Grand Slam Tokyo69KGSF2015
7697Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Grand Slam Tokyo69KGF2015
7875Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro69KG4F2015
7876UnknownWOmoplataBrazil Nat. Pro69KGSF2015
7877Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backBrazil Nat. Pro69KGF2015
7891Caio GregorioWPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. ProU77KG4F2015
7892Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsBrazil Nat. ProU77KGSF2015
7894Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. ProU77KGF2015
7982Edson OliveiraWTriangleNoGi Pan Ams70KGSF2015
7983Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams70KGF2015
8052Matthew MaganaWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2015
8054Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2015
8056Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 5x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2015
8202Thiago MacedoWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds70KG8F2015
8208Wilson ReisWilson ReisWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8349Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionBerkut 2ABSSPF2015
8424Roberto JunotWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8430Raphael CadenaWPts: 6x6, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8432Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPts: 8x8, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGF2015
8700Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8703Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWChoke from backEuropean Open70KGSF2016
9015Jordan GomezWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2016
9020Jon Van BurenWPts: 15x2Pan American70KG4F2016
9024Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2016
9025Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan American70KGF2016
9222Joel BurgessWChoke from backNY Spring Open70KGSF2016
9223Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 3x0NY Spring Open70KGF2016
9324Vitor MatosWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGR12016
9330Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro69KG4F2016
9334Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backWorld Pro69KGSF2016
9486Bruno FonsecaWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9489Leon AmancioWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9492Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGSF2016
9493Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9683Paulo SantanaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR22016
9689Takuto KakoWPts: 24x0World Champ.64KG4F2016
9694Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 4x0World Champ.64KGSF2016
9695Ary FariasAry FariasWPts: 4x2World Champ.64KGF2016
9888Felipe BritoWArmbarBH Open70KGF2016
9894Felipe BritoWPts: 12x0BH No-Gi Open70KGF2016
9948Rene LopezWChoke from backAmerican Nats70KG4F2016
9951Orlando MachadoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
9953Thiago MacedoWN/AAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10027Felipe SimoesWChoke from backNY Summer Open70KGSF2016
10169H. SongWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KG4F2016
10171Felipe SimplicioWArmbarGrand Slam LA69KGSF2016
10172Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2016
10200J. CloptonWN/AG. Slam NG LA67KGSF2016
11314UnknownWRNCADCC SP Trials66KGR12017
11338Denver SantosWPointsADCC RJ66KGR12017
11339Rafael GomesWOmoplataADCC RJ66KGR22017
11340Mateus VieiraWRNCADCC RJ66KG8F2017
11341Fernando CarsaladeWRNCADCC RJ66KG4F2017
11342Pedro NobreW7YO chokeADCC RJ66KGSF2017
11343Bruno SilvaWRNCADCC RJ66KGF2017
12500Urijah FaberWPointsSUG 470KGSPF2017
12758Nick RyanWPts: 8x0UGA66KGSPF2017
12956Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
12958Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsACBJJ 665KGSF2017
12959Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backACBJJ 665KGF2017
13345Janus AndrejczukWPts: 10x0ADCC66KGE12017
13352Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
13357Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 10x0ADCC66KG3RD2017
13613Bruno CélioWHeel hookACBJJ 865KG4F2017
13618Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPointsACBJJ 865KGSF2017
13619Kim TerraKim TerraWPointsACBJJ 865KGF2017

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