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Thiago Macedo

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Thiago Macedo is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under the renowned grappling coach Faustino Neto (Mestre Pina), also known as one of the key representatives of Rodrigo Pinheiro‘s school in the sport’s international circuit. Macedo is regarded as one of the toughest featherweight athletes of his generation, particularly while competing for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) main circuit, where he conquered medals in numerous International Open tournaments.

Thiago Macedo Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Osvaldo Alves > Faustino Neto > Thiago Macedo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Los Angeles Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2017**/2016/2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Long Beach Open (2017/2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Irvine Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Fall Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Summer Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Cincinnati Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Fall Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Orange County Open (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2017)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open No-Gi (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2016/2015/2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Austin Open (2016/2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Dallas Open No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2019)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2020/2021)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Armbar

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ

Thiago Macedo Biography

Thiago Macedo was born on November 27, 1994 in Manaus one of the major cities in northwestern Brazil, and the capital of the vast state of Amazonas.

As a 7 year old child Thiago was signed on to Jiu Jitsu classes by influence of his older brother – João Bosco who already was an assistant coach at Orley Lobato’s academy. Bosco and coach Francimar became Macedo’s first instructors as well as Orley himself.

During the first few years Macedo took jiu jitsu as an extracurricular activity, but as he reached his 11th birthday he started getting more competitive about his training and focusing on the competition side of the martial art.

Macedo moved from Lobato’s academy early on, to pursue his competitive goals in one of the most tournament driven schools in the state of Amazonas – Mestre Pina Academy, training under Pina himself (Faustino Neto) Thiago climbed the ranks of jiu jitsu, from blue to black belt (promoted on August 2015).

After high-school Thiago was offered the opportunity to travel to the United States. Macedo’s brother knew Rodrigo Pinheiro well (a Manauara coach residing in the US) and the two Bosco and Pinheiro arranged for a student exchange program between the two BJJ schools.

After this period residing in the US, Rodrigo Pinheiro showed interest in keeping Thiago Macedo over, competing and helping promote his academy. An offer full heatedly accepted by Macedo.

Thiago Macedo Grappling Record

153 WINS
    93 (61%)
    14 (9%)
    36 (24%)
    9 (6%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
50/50 armbar
Bow and arrow
Toe hold
    28 (37%)
    24 (32%)
    13 (17%)
    8 (11%)
    0 (0%)
    2 (3%)


Choke from back
Arm in Ezekiel

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7751Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
8112Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8132Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8400Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8729Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8752Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9488Jason SolizLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9946Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10203Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10327Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10333Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10891Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11680Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11852Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11860Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12926Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsMiami SPO70KGSF2017
13091Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13340Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13371Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13764Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
14400Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
15283Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
15379AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15587Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15738Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x0San Jose Open70KGF2018
16393Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami SPO70KGF2018
16472Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16863Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17034Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLAdvOrlando Open70KG4F2018
17201Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SM Open70KGF2018
17519Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 4x2Atlanta SMO70KGSF2018
17563Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17829Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18593Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18724Nathan OrchardLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1076KGSPF2018
18998Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLN/AAustin W. OpenABSF2019
19162Sergio RiosSergio RiosLChokeOC OpenABS4F2019
19379Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19576Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2019
20251Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro70KG4F2019
20502Yan CathalanLN/ADenver Open100KGF2019
20593Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20777Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KGF2019
20949Juan CleberLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NatsO100KGF2019
21065Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21168Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21209Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21213Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
21234Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21661Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2019
22206Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Houston FO70KGF2019
22273Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22841Thiago AbudThiago AbudLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22969Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2020
23616Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2020
23957Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
24016Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
26665Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
27232Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA69KGF2021
27710Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021
28488Wilhiam MateusLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2021
29127Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0BRA Qualifiers69KG4F2021
29479Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG8F2021
29960Bebeto OliveiraLReferee DecisionAustin WO70KGF2022
31100Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGF2022
31638Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2022
32897Diego SodreDiego SodreLDQWorld Champ.70KG4F2022
33491Ashley WilliamsAshley WilliamsLReferee DecisionRAW 270KGSPF2022
34595Israel SousaIsrael SousaLChoke from backGrand Slam MIA69KG4F2022
34602Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA69KGRPC2022
35257Justin PrimroseLReferee DecisionChicago Pro120KGSF2022
36222Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 1x0WP Qualifier69KGRR2022
37836Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLTriangleDallas Open70KGF2023
38174Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLChoke from backAJPGD LDN69KGF2023
38346Joao OliveiraLReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2023
39543Vladimir KuchmistyiLPts: 3x1ADGS ABD69KGR12023
7749Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8131Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8141Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8142J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8143Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8144Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8145John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8146Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8723Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8728Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8739Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8740Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
9096Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W 3ABSSPF2016
9100Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W 6ABSSPF2016
10200Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10202Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10325Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10331UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10338Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10548Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10549John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10687Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W 15ABSSPF2016
10881Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11282Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11309Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11311AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11858Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11862Chris WestfallWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
13083Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
13338Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13480Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13481Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13795Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13797Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13798Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
14061Michael CoxWChokeDallas FO70KGSF2017
14062Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas FO70KGF2017
14194Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami FO70KGSF2017
14195Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami FO70KGF2017
14277John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
14278Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14529Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14530Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14538Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14631John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14632Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
15008Ian SandersIan SandersWPts: 5x0LA Open70KGSF2018
15009Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLA Open70KGF2018
15043Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
15045Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
15141Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
15143Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15585Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15735Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15988Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15989Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
16003Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
16004Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
16391Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami SPO70KGSF2018
16463Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16696Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16699Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16700Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16862Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16942Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
17098Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
17100Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17200Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWPointsChicago SM Open70KGSF2018
17558Nielton MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17567Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17568Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA69KG3RD2018
17828Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17862Raphael CadenaWPointsMiami FO100KGF2018
18474Tyrone GonsalvesWN/ASan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18578Richard AlvarezWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18587Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18996Ruben CoronadoWN/AAustin W. OpenABS4F2019
18997Jimmy LugoWN/AAustin W. OpenABSSF2019
19159Victor RodriguesWPointsOC OpenO100KGF2019
19227Michael PepioWChokeMiami W. Open94KGSF2019
19228Michael PepioWSubmissionMiami W. Open94KGF2019
19570Fred AugustoWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2019
19882Vinicius GimenesW50/50 armbarOrlando SPO100KGF2019
20237Marcelo OliveiraWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12019
20585Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20771Victor MoraesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20775Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20948Manuel AntonioWPointsAmerican NatsO100KGSF2019
21163Jacob AllphinWN/AAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21167Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21218Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWBow and arrowKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21230Jun Yong ChoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21231Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21536Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21538Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21657Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2019
21667Ariel TabakAriel TabakWPts: 9x2Grand Slam LA69KGRPC2019
21668Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2019
21976Raphael CadenaWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGSF2019
21977Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22967Diogo FreitasWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22972Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
22974Ariel TabakAriel TabakWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2020
23169Yuri SantosWPts: 6x0Austin W. Open94KGF2020
23285Juan CalderonWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KG4F2020
23286Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KGSF2020
23287Yijad MoussaWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2020
23309Alexander YablongWPts: 9x0New Orleans Open100KGSF2020
23310Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuWArmbarNew Orleans Open100KGF2020
23612Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23615Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
23701Yuri SantosWPointsAustin WOO100KGF2020
24010Giovanni CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
24014Raphael CadenaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
24135Gabriel SilvaWTrianglePan American70KGR12020
24139Adam BenayounAdam BenayounW50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24145Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2020
24150Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2020
24151Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGF2020
24991Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020
25261Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionF2W 16770KGSPF2021
26663Luan AndreiLuan AndreiWPts: 2x0American Nats76KG4F2021
27226Carlos AlvarezWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2021
27230Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2021
27495Alberto SerranoWPts: 9x2NA Continental69KGRR2021
27496Alberto SerranoWChoke from backNA Continental69KGRR2021
27549Michael LaviolaWPts: 6x0Pan American70KGR12021
27713Abu KhadaevWPts: 11x0Grand Slam MSK69KGRPC2021
27715D. RazmadzeWPts: 5x2Grand Slam MSK69KG3RD2021
28001Rudy CarovillanoWPts: 3x0EU Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
28002Lautaro SanguimeWPts: 6x2EU Cont. Pro77KGSF2021
28003Bruno BorgesWPts: 1x0EU Cont. Pro77KGF2021
29124Alisson SouzaWPts: 7x1BRA Qualifiers69KGR12021
30498Ermilio LimaWChoke from backN. Orleans Open70KGF2022
31097Leandro LimaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2022
31099Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2022
31631Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGR22022
31634Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 3x0Pan American70KG4F2022
32344Omar AlFadhliWPts: 7x1Grand Slam AD69KG4F2022
32348D. RazmadzeWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2022
32350Marlus SalgadoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2022
32894Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KG8F2022
33738Herman RukozWSubmissionCancun Pro69KGSF2022
34591Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueWPts: 4x2Grand Slam MIA69KGR12022
34600Suraj BudhramWPts: 7x3Grand Slam MIA69KGRPC2022
35256Said HatimWChoke from backChicago Pro120KG4F2022
35873Jean SantosWN/AHouston FO70KGSF2022
36218Gustavo OliveiraWAmericanaWP Qualifier69KGRR2022
37482Guilherme BernardiWPts: 4x0Grand Slam SYD69KGSF2023
37484Ariel TabakAriel TabakWPts: 2x2Grand Slam SYD69KGF2023
37835Felipe BritoWPointsDallas Open70KGSF2023
38171Julio ArantesWPts: 1x0AJPGD LDN69KG4F2023
38173Jobson ApolinaroWPts: 14x1AJPGD LDN69KGSF2023

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