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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Osvaldo Alves > Faustino Neto > Thiago Macedo

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF American Nationals Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Austin Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Los Angeles Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF San Antonio Open Champion (2017**/2016/2015)
  • IBJJF Long Beach Open Champion (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF Irvine Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Dallas Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Dallas Fall Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Cincinnati Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Miami Fall Open (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam LA Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Austin No-Gi Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 2nd Place (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF Austin Open 2nd Place (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF Dallas No-Gi Open 2nd Place (2015)

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

68 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    34 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
55
11
#86e620
Choke from back
20
4
#5AD3D1
Choke
5
1
#d1212a
Kimura/triangle
5
1
#fad11b
Botinha
5
1
#f58822
Toe hold
5
1
#224aba
Katagatame
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
3
#86e620
Armbar
29
2
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
14
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7625Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
7986Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8006Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8269Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8598Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8621Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9323Jason SolizLPointsOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9778Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10033Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10150Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10156Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10689Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11419Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11575Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11583Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12755Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in ezekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13000Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13030Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13386Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
13983Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
14738Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
14833AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15015Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15139Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLN/ASan Jose Open70KGF2018
15742Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami Spring Open70KGF2018
15819Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16167Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
16444Felipe LinharesLPointsChicago SM Open70KGF2018
7623Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8005Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8014Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8015J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8016Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8017Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8018John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8019Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8592Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8597Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8608Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8609Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
8948Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3ABSSPF2016
8951Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 6ABSSPF2016
10030Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10032Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10148Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10154UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10159Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10366Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10367John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10489Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W Pro 15ABSSPF2016
10679Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11075Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11097Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11099AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11581Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11585Chris WestfallWPointsOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
12747Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
12998Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13134Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13135Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13415Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13417Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13418Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
13670Michael CoxWChokeDallas Fall Open70KGSF2017
13671Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas Fall Open70KGF2017
13784Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall Open70KGSF2017
13785Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami Fall Open70KGF2017
13865John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
13866Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14093Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14094Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14099Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14181John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14182Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
14484Ian SandersWPts: 5x0Los Angeles Open70KGSF2018
14485Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLos Angeles Open70KGF2018
14518Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
14520Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
14609Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
14611Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15013Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15136Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15360Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15361Brandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
15375Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
15376Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
15740Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Spring Open70KGSF2018
15810Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16035Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16038Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16039Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16166Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16232Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
16372Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
16373Cole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
16443DeAndre CorbeWN/AChicago SM Open70KGSF2018

Thiago Macedo vs Bruno Carvalho

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