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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 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
Choke
6
2
#d1212a
Submission
6
2
#fad11b
Kimura/triangle
3
1
#f58822
Botinha
3
1
#224aba
50/50 armbar
3
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
3
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
3
1
#22c9a5
5050 armbar
3
1
#fad223
Toe hold
3
1
#03861f
Katagatame
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
Arm in Ezekiel
10
1
#d1212a
Choke
10
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7724Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
8085Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8105Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8373Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8702Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8725Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9461Jason SolizLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9919Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10176Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10300Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10306Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10864Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11648Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11820Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11828Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12893Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsMiami Spring Open70KGSF2017
13058Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13307Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13338Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13728Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
14359Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
15225Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
15321AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15529Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15680Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x0San Jose Open70KGF2018
16333Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami Spring Open70KGF2018
16412Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16798Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
16969Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLAdvOrlando Open70KG4F2018
17128Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SM Open70KGF2018
17446Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 4x2Atlanta SMO70KGSF2018
17490Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17756Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18499Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18629Nathan OrchardLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1076KGSPF2018
18898Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLN/AAustin W. OpenABSF2019
19048Sergio RiosSergio RiosLChokeOC OpenABS4F2019
19264Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19452Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2019
20118Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro70KG4F2019
20369Yan CathalanLN/ADenver Open100KGF2019
20455Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20639Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KGF2019
20811Juan CleberLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NatsO100KGF2019
20926Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21028Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21069Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21073Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
21094Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21509Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2019
22043Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Houston FO70KGF2019
22106Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22652Thiago AbudThiago AbudLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22770Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2020
23387Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2020
23707Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23763Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
7722Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8104Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8114Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8115J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8116Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8117Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8118John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8119Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8696Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8701Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8712Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8713Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
9069Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W 3ABSSPF2016
9073Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W 6ABSSPF2016
10173Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10175Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10298Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10304UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10311Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10521Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10522John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10660Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W 15ABSSPF2016
10854Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11255Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11282Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11284AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11826Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11830Chris WestfallWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
13050Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
13305Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13447Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13448Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13759Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13761Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13762Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
14025Michael CoxWChokeDallas Fall Open70KGSF2017
14026Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas Fall Open70KGF2017
14153Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall Open70KGSF2017
14154Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami Fall Open70KGF2017
14236John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
14237Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14488Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14489Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14497Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14590John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14591Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
14950Ian SandersIan SandersWPts: 5x0Los Angeles Open70KGSF2018
14951Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLos Angeles Open70KGF2018
14985Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
14987Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
15083Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
15085Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15527Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15677Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15930Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15931Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
15945Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
15946Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
16331Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Spring Open70KGSF2018
16403Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16636Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16639Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16640Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16797Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16877Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
17027Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
17029Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17127Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWPointsChicago SM Open70KGSF2018
17485Nielton MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17494Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17495Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA69KG3RD2018
17755Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17789Raphael CadenaWPointsMiami Fall Open100KGF2018
18379Tyrone GonsalvesWN/ASan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18484Richard AlvarezWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18493Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18896Ruben CoronadoWN/AAustin W. OpenABS4F2019
18897Jimmy LugoWN/AAustin W. OpenABSSF2019
19045Victor RodriguesWPointsOC OpenO100KGF2019
19113Michael PepioWChokeMiami W. Open94KGSF2019
19114Michael PepioWSubmissionMiami W. Open94KGF2019
19446Fred AugustoWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2019
19750Vinicius GimenesW50/50 armbarOrlando SPO100KGF2019
20104Marcelo OliveiraWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12019
20447Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20633Victor MoraesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20637Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20810Manuel AntonioWPointsAmerican NatsO100KGSF2019
21023Jacob AllphinWN/AAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21027Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21078Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWBow and arrowKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21090Jun Yong ChoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21091Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21386Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21388Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21505Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2019
21514Ariel TabakWPts: 2x9Grand Slam LA69KGRPC2019
21515Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2019
21819Raphael CadenaWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGSF2019
21820Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22768Diogo FreitasWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22773Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
22775Ariel TabakWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2020
22962Yuri SantosWPts: 6x0Austin W. Open94KGF2020
23076Juan CalderonWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KG4F2020
23077Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KGSF2020
23078Yijad MoussaWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2020
23099Alexander YablongWPts: 9x0New Orleans Open100KGSF2020
23100Rodrigo MartinsWArmbarNew Orleans Open100KGF2020
23383Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23386Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
23465Yuri SantosWPointsAustin WOO100KGF2020
23757Giovanni CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
23761Raphael CadenaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
23879Gabriel SilvaWTrianglePan American70KGR12020
23883Adam BenayounAdam BenayounW5050 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
23889Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2020
23894Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2020
23895Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGF2020
24705Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020

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