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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

141 WINS
    84 (60%)
    14 (10%)
    33 (23%)
    9 (6%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
50/50 armbar
Toe hold
Bow and arrow
    25 (38%)
    24 (36%)
    10 (15%)
    5 (8%)
    0 (0%)
    2 (3%)


Choke from back
Arm in Ezekiel

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7745Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
8106Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8126Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8394Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8723Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8746Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9482Jason SolizLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9940Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10197Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10321Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10327Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10885Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11674Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11846Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11854Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12919Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsMiami SPO70KGSF2017
13084Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13333Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13364Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13757Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
14393Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
15276Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
15372AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15580Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15731Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x0San Jose Open70KGF2018
16386Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami SPO70KGF2018
16465Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16851Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17022Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLAdvOrlando Open70KG4F2018
17189Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SM Open70KGF2018
17507Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 4x2Atlanta SMO70KGSF2018
17551Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17817Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18581Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18712Nathan OrchardLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1076KGSPF2018
18984Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLN/AAustin W. OpenABSF2019
19148Sergio RiosSergio RiosLChokeOC OpenABS4F2019
19364Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19561Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2019
20235Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro70KG4F2019
20486Yan CathalanLN/ADenver Open100KGF2019
20577Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20761Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KGF2019
20933Juan CleberLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NatsO100KGF2019
21049Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21152Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21193Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21197Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
21218Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21645Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2019
22184Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Houston FO70KGF2019
22247Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22810Thiago AbudThiago AbudLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22938Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2020
23583Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2020
23920Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23978Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
26610Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
27176Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA69KGF2021
27655Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021
28429Wilhiam MateusLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2021
29067Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0BRA Qualifiers69KG4F2021
29414Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG8F2021
29858Bebeto OliveiraLReferee DecisionAustin WO70KGF2022
30991Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGF2022
31523Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2022
7743Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8125Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8135Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8136J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8137Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8138Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8139John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8140Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8717Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8722Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8733Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8734Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
9090Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W 3ABSSPF2016
9094Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W 6ABSSPF2016
10194Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10196Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10319Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10325UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10332Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10542Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10543John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10681Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W 15ABSSPF2016
10875Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11276Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11303Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11305AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11852Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11856Chris WestfallWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
13076Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
13331Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13473Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13474Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13788Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13790Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13791Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
14054Michael CoxWChokeDallas FO70KGSF2017
14055Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas FO70KGF2017
14187Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami FO70KGSF2017
14188Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami FO70KGF2017
14270John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
14271Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14522Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14523Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14531Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14624John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14625Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
15001Ian SandersIan SandersWPts: 5x0LA Open70KGSF2018
15002Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLA Open70KGF2018
15036Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
15038Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
15134Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
15136Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15578Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15728Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15981Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15982Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
15996Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
15997Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
16384Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami SPO70KGSF2018
16456Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16689Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16692Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16693Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16850Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16930Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
17086Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
17088Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17188Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWPointsChicago SM Open70KGSF2018
17546Nielton MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17555Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17556Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA69KG3RD2018
17816Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17850Raphael CadenaWPointsMiami FO100KGF2018
18462Tyrone GonsalvesWN/ASan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18566Richard AlvarezWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18575Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18982Ruben CoronadoWN/AAustin W. OpenABS4F2019
18983Jimmy LugoWN/AAustin W. OpenABSSF2019
19145Victor RodriguesWPointsOC OpenO100KGF2019
19213Michael PepioWChokeMiami W. Open94KGSF2019
19214Michael PepioWSubmissionMiami W. Open94KGF2019
19555Fred AugustoWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2019
19865Vinicius GimenesW50/50 armbarOrlando SPO100KGF2019
20221Marcelo OliveiraWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12019
20569Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20755Victor MoraesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20759Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20932Manuel AntonioWPointsAmerican NatsO100KGSF2019
21147Jacob AllphinWN/AAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21151Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21202Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWBow and arrowKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21214Jun Yong ChoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21215Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21520Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21522Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21641Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2019
21650Ariel TabakWPts: 2x9Grand Slam LA69KGRPC2019
21651Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2019
21958Raphael CadenaWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGSF2019
21959Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22936Diogo FreitasWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22941Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
22943Ariel TabakWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2020
23138Yuri SantosWPts: 6x0Austin W. Open94KGF2020
23254Juan CalderonWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KG4F2020
23255Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KGSF2020
23256Yijad MoussaWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2020
23278Alexander YablongWPts: 9x0New Orleans Open100KGSF2020
23279Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuWArmbarNew Orleans Open100KGF2020
23579Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23582Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
23664Yuri SantosWPointsAustin WOO100KGF2020
23972Giovanni CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
23976Raphael CadenaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
24097Gabriel SilvaWTrianglePan American70KGR12020
24101Adam BenayounAdam BenayounW50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24107Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2020
24112Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2020
24113Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGF2020
24952Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020
25219Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionF2W 16770KGSPF2021
26608Luan AndreiLuan AndreiWPts: 2x0American Nats76KG4F2021
27170Carlos AlvarezWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2021
27174Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2021
27439Alberto SerranoWPts: 9x2NA Continental69KGRR2021
27440Alberto SerranoWChoke from backNA Continental69KGRR2021
27493Michael LaviolaWPts: 6x0Pan American70KGR12021
27658Abu KhadaevWPts: 11x0Grand Slam MSK69KGRPC2021
27660D. RazmadzeWPts: 5x2Grand Slam MSK69KG3RD2021
27944Rudy CarovillanoWPts: 3x0EU Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
27945Lautaro SanguimeWPts: 6x2EU Cont. Pro77KGSF2021
27946Bruno BorgesWPts: 1x0EU Cont. Pro77KGF2021
29064Alisson SouzaWPts: 7x1BRA Qualifiers69KGR12021
30396Ermilio LimaWChoke from backN. Orleans Open70KGF2022
30988Leandro LimaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2022
30990Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2022
31516Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGR22022
31519Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 3x0Pan American70KG4F2022
32221Omar AlFadhliWPts: 7x1Grand Slam AD69KG4F2022
32225D. RazmadzeWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2022
32227Marlus SalgadoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2022

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