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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 IBJJF Austin No-Gi Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2016/2015/2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Austin Open (2016/2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Dallas No-Gi Open (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)

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

133 WINS
    77 (58%)
    14 (11%)
    32 (24%)
    9 (7%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
50/50 armbar
Bow and arrow
Toe hold
    23 (37%)
    24 (38%)
    10 (16%)
    4 (6%)
    0 (0%)
    2 (3%)


Choke from back
Arm in Ezekiel

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7732Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
8093Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8113Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8381Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8710Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8733Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9469Jason SolizLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9927Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10184Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10308Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10314Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10872Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11656Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11828Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11836Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12901Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsMiami SPO70KGSF2017
13066Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13315Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13346Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13738Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
14372Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
15253Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
15349AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15557Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15708Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x0San Jose Open70KGF2018
16361Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami SPO70KGF2018
16440Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16826Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
16997Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLAdvOrlando Open70KG4F2018
17163Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SM Open70KGF2018
17481Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 4x2Atlanta SMO70KGSF2018
17525Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17791Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18555Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18686Nathan OrchardLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1076KGSPF2018
18958Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLN/AAustin W. OpenABSF2019
19122Sergio RiosSergio RiosLChokeOC OpenABS4F2019
19338Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19535Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2019
20209Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro70KG4F2019
20460Yan CathalanLN/ADenver Open100KGF2019
20551Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20735Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KGF2019
20907Juan CleberLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NatsO100KGF2019
21023Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21126Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21167Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21171Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
21192Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21617Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2019
22153Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Houston FO70KGF2019
22216Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22776Thiago AbudThiago AbudLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22899Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2020
23537Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2020
23869Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23927Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
26532Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
27095Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA69KGF2021
27568Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021
28343Wilhiam MateusLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2021
28978Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0BRA Qualifiers69KG4F2021
29323Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG8F2021
7730Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8112Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8122Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8123J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8124Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8125Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8126John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8127Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8704Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8709Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8720Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8721Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
9077Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W 3ABSSPF2016
9081Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W 6ABSSPF2016
10181Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10183Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10306Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10312UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10319Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10529Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10530John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10668Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W 15ABSSPF2016
10862Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11263Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11290Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11292AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11834Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11838Chris WestfallWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
13058Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
13313Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13455Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13456Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13769Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13771Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13772Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
14035Michael CoxWChokeDallas Fall Open70KGSF2017
14036Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas Fall Open70KGF2017
14166Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami FO70KGSF2017
14167Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami FO70KGF2017
14249John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
14250Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14501Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14502Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14510Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14603John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14604Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
14978Ian SandersIan SandersWPts: 5x0LA Open70KGSF2018
14979Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLA Open70KGF2018
15013Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
15015Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
15111Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
15113Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15555Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15705Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15958Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15959Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
15973Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
15974Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
16359Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami SPO70KGSF2018
16431Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16664Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16667Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16668Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16825Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16905Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
17060Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
17062Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17162Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWPointsChicago SM Open70KGSF2018
17520Nielton MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17529Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17530Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA69KG3RD2018
17790Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17824Raphael CadenaWPointsMiami FO100KGF2018
18435Tyrone GonsalvesWN/ASan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18540Richard AlvarezWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18549Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18956Ruben CoronadoWN/AAustin W. OpenABS4F2019
18957Jimmy LugoWN/AAustin W. OpenABSSF2019
19119Victor RodriguesWPointsOC OpenO100KGF2019
19187Michael PepioWChokeMiami W. Open94KGSF2019
19188Michael PepioWSubmissionMiami W. Open94KGF2019
19529Fred AugustoWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2019
19839Vinicius GimenesW50/50 armbarOrlando SPO100KGF2019
20195Marcelo OliveiraWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12019
20543Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20729Victor MoraesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20733Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20906Manuel AntonioWPointsAmerican NatsO100KGSF2019
21121Jacob AllphinWN/AAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21125Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21176Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWBow and arrowKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21188Jun Yong ChoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21189Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21492Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21494Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21613Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2019
21622Ariel TabakWPts: 2x9Grand Slam LA69KGRPC2019
21623Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2019
21928Raphael CadenaWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGSF2019
21929Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22897Diogo FreitasWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22902Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
22904Ariel TabakWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2020
23093Yuri SantosWPts: 6x0Austin W. Open94KGF2020
23209Juan CalderonWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KG4F2020
23210Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KGSF2020
23211Yijad MoussaWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2020
23233Alexander YablongWPts: 9x0New Orleans Open100KGSF2020
23234Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuWArmbarNew Orleans Open100KGF2020
23533Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23536Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
23618Yuri SantosWPointsAustin WOO100KGF2020
23921Giovanni CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
23925Raphael CadenaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
24043Gabriel SilvaWTrianglePan American70KGR12020
24047Adam BenayounAdam BenayounW50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24053Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2020
24058Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2020
24059Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGF2020
24890Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020
25148Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionF2W 16770KGSPF2021
26530Luan AndreiLuan AndreiWPts: 2x0American Nats76KG4F2021
27089Carlos AlvarezWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2021
27093Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2021
27358Alberto SerranoWPts: 9x2NA Continental69KGRR2021
27359Alberto SerranoWChoke from backNA Continental69KGRR2021
27412Michael LaviolaWPts: 6x0Pan American70KGR12021
27571Abu KhadaevWPts: 11x0Grand Slam MSK69KGRPC2021
27573D. RazmadzeWPts: 5x2Grand Slam MSK69KG3RD2021
27857Rudy CarovillanoWPts: 3x0EU Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
27858Lautaro SanguimeWPts: 6x2EU Cont. Pro77KGSF2021
27859Bruno BorgesWPts: 1x0EU Cont. Pro77KGF2021
28975Alisson SouzaWPts: 7x1BRA Qualifiers69KGR12021

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