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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 UAEJJF 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 UAEJJF Grand Slam TYO (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam MSK (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam MIA (2020)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LA (2019)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF 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

120 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    67 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
45
14
#86e620
Choke from back
16
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
6
2
#d1212a
Choke
6
2
#fad11b
Botinha
3
1
#f58822
50/50 armbar
3
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
3
1
#ff9124
Triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
5050 armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
3
1
#fad223
Katagatame
3
1
#03861f
Kimura/triangle
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
57 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    23 (40%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
40
4
#86e620
Choke from back
30
3
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
10
1
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
10
1
#fad11b
Choke
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7726Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
8087Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8107Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8375Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8704Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8727Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9463Jason SolizLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9921Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10178Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10302Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10308Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10866Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11650Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11822Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11830Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12895Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsMiami Spring Open70KGSF2017
13060Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13309Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13340Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13730Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
14361Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
15228Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
15324AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15532Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15683Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x0San Jose Open70KGF2018
16336Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami Spring Open70KGF2018
16415Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16801Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
16972Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLAdvOrlando Open70KG4F2018
17131Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SM Open70KGF2018
17449Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 4x2Atlanta SMO70KGSF2018
17493Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17759Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18502Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18632Nathan OrchardLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1076KGSPF2018
18901Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLN/AAustin W. OpenABSF2019
19051Sergio RiosSergio RiosLChokeOC OpenABS4F2019
19267Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19458Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2019
20124Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro70KG4F2019
20375Yan CathalanLN/ADenver Open100KGF2019
20461Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20645Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KGF2019
20817Juan CleberLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NatsO100KGF2019
20932Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21034Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21075Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21079Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
21100Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21516Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2019
22050Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Houston FO70KGF2019
22113Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22660Thiago AbudThiago AbudLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22778Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2020
23395Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2020
23723Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23779Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
7724Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8106Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8116Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8117J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8118Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8119Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8120John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8121Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8698Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8703Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8714Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8715Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
9071Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W 3ABSSPF2016
9075Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W 6ABSSPF2016
10175Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10177Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10300Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10306UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10313Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10523Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10524John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10662Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W 15ABSSPF2016
10856Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11257Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11284Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11286AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11828Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11832Chris WestfallWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
13052Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
13307Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13449Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13450Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13761Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13763Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13764Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
14027Michael CoxWChokeDallas Fall Open70KGSF2017
14028Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas Fall Open70KGF2017
14155Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall Open70KGSF2017
14156Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami Fall Open70KGF2017
14238John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
14239Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14490Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14491Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14499Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14592John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14593Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
14953Ian SandersIan SandersWPts: 5x0Los Angeles Open70KGSF2018
14954Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLos Angeles Open70KGF2018
14988Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
14990Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
15086Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
15088Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15530Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15680Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15933Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15934Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
15948Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
15949Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
16334Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Spring Open70KGSF2018
16406Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16639Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16642Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16643Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16800Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16880Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
17030Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
17032Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17130Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWPointsChicago SM Open70KGSF2018
17488Nielton MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17497Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17498Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA69KG3RD2018
17758Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17792Raphael CadenaWPointsMiami Fall Open100KGF2018
18382Tyrone GonsalvesWN/ASan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18487Richard AlvarezWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18496Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18899Ruben CoronadoWN/AAustin W. OpenABS4F2019
18900Jimmy LugoWN/AAustin W. OpenABSSF2019
19048Victor RodriguesWPointsOC OpenO100KGF2019
19116Michael PepioWChokeMiami W. Open94KGSF2019
19117Michael PepioWSubmissionMiami W. Open94KGF2019
19452Fred AugustoWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2019
19756Vinicius GimenesW50/50 armbarOrlando SPO100KGF2019
20110Marcelo OliveiraWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12019
20453Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20639Victor MoraesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20643Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20816Manuel AntonioWPointsAmerican NatsO100KGSF2019
21029Jacob AllphinWN/AAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21033Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21084Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWBow and arrowKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21096Jun Yong ChoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21097Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21392Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21394Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21512Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2019
21521Ariel TabakWPts: 2x9Grand Slam LA69KGRPC2019
21522Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2019
21826Raphael CadenaWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGSF2019
21827Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22776Diogo FreitasWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22781Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
22783Ariel TabakWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2020
22970Yuri SantosWPts: 6x0Austin W. Open94KGF2020
23084Juan CalderonWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KG4F2020
23085Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KGSF2020
23086Yijad MoussaWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2020
23107Alexander YablongWPts: 9x0New Orleans Open100KGSF2020
23108Rodrigo MartinsWArmbarNew Orleans Open100KGF2020
23391Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23394Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
23473Yuri SantosWPointsAustin WOO100KGF2020
23773Giovanni CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
23777Raphael CadenaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
23895Gabriel SilvaWTrianglePan American70KGR12020
23899Adam BenayounAdam BenayounW5050 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
23905Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2020
23910Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2020
23911Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGF2020
24731Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020

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