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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

146 WINS
    87 (60%)
    14 (10%)
    35 (24%)
    9 (6%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
50/50 armbar
Bow and arrow
Toe hold
    26 (37%)
    24 (34%)
    11 (15%)
    7 (10%)
    0 (0%)
    2 (3%)


Choke from back
Arm in Ezekiel

Thiago Macedo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7751Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGF2015
8112Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPointsDallas Open76KGSF2015
8132Ed RamosLPointsDallas NoGi Open73KGF2015
8400Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds67KG8F2015
8729Pedro MelloPedro MelloLPointsSan Antonio OpenABSSF2015
8752Inacio NetoInacio NetoLArmbarIrvine OpenABSSF2015
9488Jason SolizLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 2ABS4F2016
9946Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10203Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats70KGF2016
10327Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2016
10333Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 2x0Austin OpenABSSF2016
10891Kim TerraKim TerraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2016
11680Gilson NunesGilson NunesLChoke from backAtlanta W. Open76KGSF2017
11852Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 4x2Houston Open76KGSF2017
11860Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLKneebarHouston OpenABSSF2017
12925Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsMiami SPO70KGSF2017
13090Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.70KG8F2017
13339Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLAdvAmerican Nats70KGF2017
13370Wellington PerotoLPointsAmerican NatsABSR12017
13763Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLChoke from backSan Diego Pro70KGSF2017
14399Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLChoke from backBJJ NY Pro70KG4F2017
15282Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarSan Francisco Open70KGSF2018
15378AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KG8F2018
15586Silvio DuranSilvio DuranLPts: 10x8Chicago Sp. Open70KGF2018
15737Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 2x0San Jose Open70KGF2018
16392Sivio DuranLReferee DecisionMiami SPO70KGF2018
16471Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22018
16857Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGF2018
17028Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLAdvOrlando Open70KG4F2018
17195Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesLPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SM Open70KGF2018
17513Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 4x2Atlanta SMO70KGSF2018
17557Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2018
17823Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 0x0, AdvLA BJJ Pro70KGF2018
18587Ian SandersIan SandersLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18718Nathan OrchardLEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 1076KGSPF2018
18990Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLN/AAustin W. OpenABSF2019
19154Sergio RiosSergio RiosLChokeOC OpenABS4F2019
19369Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19566Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KG4F2019
20239Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLAdvBrasileiro70KG4F2019
20490Yan CathalanLN/ADenver Open100KGF2019
20581Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
20765Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam MSK69KGF2019
20937Juan CleberLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican NatsO100KGF2019
21053Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KG4F2019
21156Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPointsAustin SMO70KGF2019
21197Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLArmbarKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21201Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 2x0King of Mats69KGRR2019
21222Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21649Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KGSF2019
22190Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Houston FO70KGF2019
22253Gabriel FigueiroGabriel FigueiroLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGR12019
22816Thiago AbudThiago AbudLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR12019
22944Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2020
23590Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN69KGF2020
23927Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open70KG4F2020
23985Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
26626Daniel DinizDaniel DinizLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KGSF2021
27194Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA69KGF2021
27673Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021
28447Wilhiam MateusLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2021
29085Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0BRA Qualifiers69KG4F2021
29434Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG8F2021
29881Bebeto OliveiraLReferee DecisionAustin WO70KGF2022
31014Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGF2022
31551Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 4x2Pan American70KGSF2022
32797Diego SodreDiego SodreLDQWorld Champ.70KG4F2022
33387Ashley WilliamsAshley WilliamsLReferee DecisionRAW 270KGSPF2022
34460Israel SousaIsrael SousaLChoke from backGrand Slam MIA69KG4F2022
34467Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA69KGRPC2022
35110Justin PrimroseLReferee DecisionChicago Pro120KGSF2022
7749Ed RamosWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2015
8131Issa AbleWArmbarDallas NoGi Open73KGSF2015
8141Anthony VazquezWToe holdAll Valley NoGi77KGSF2015
8142J. RochaWPts: 10x0All Valley NoGi77KGF2015
8143Gerardo RodriguezWKatagatameAll ValleyABSSF2015
8144Josh RiosWArmbarAll ValleyABSF2015
8145John BarberraWChoke from backAll Valley79KGF2015
8146Todd KornfieldWPts: 8x0Texas GrapplingABSSPF2015
8723Ed RamosWPointsSan Antonio Open76KGF2015
8728Vitor PaschoalWAdvSan Antonio OpenABS4F2015
8739Nicollas WelkerWAdvIrvine Open76KGSF2015
8740Marcelo MottaWPts: 2x0Irvine Open76KGF2015
9096Zachary RapadasWReferee DecisionF2W 3ABSSPF2016
9100Chris WestfallWReferee DecisionF2W 6ABSSPF2016
10200Jonathan BurenWPts: 5x0American Nats70KG4F2016
10202Rick SlombaWAdvAmerican Nats70KGSF2016
10325Omar FrenchWArmbarAustin Open76KGSF2016
10331UnknownWPts: 2x0Austin OpenABS4F2016
10338Wesley GannWPointsAustin NG Open73KGF2016
10548Sam SnowWPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2016
10549John RickelWPts: 5x0Dallas Open76KGF2016
10687Levi MowlesWArmbarF2W 15ABSSPF2016
10881Paul WooWArmbarTexas Sub Hunter77KGSPF2016
11282Julian VegaWArmbarSan Antonio F. O.76KGF2016
11309Angel LopezWArmbarLong Beach Open76KGSF2016
11311AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2016
11858Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsHouston OpenABS4F2017
11862Chris WestfallWEBI/OTOnnit Inv. 477KGSPF2017
13082Jeffrey CummingsWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12017
13337Kim TerraKim TerraWPts: 2x0American Nats70KGSF2017
13479Gabriel MartinsWPts: 2x0Austin Open70KGSF2017
13480Wellington DiasWellington DiasWPts: 10x0Austin Open70KGF2017
13794Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LA69KG4F2017
13796Vitor OtonielWPts: 6x4Grand Slam LA69KGSF2017
13797Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGF2017
14060Michael CoxWChokeDallas FO70KGSF2017
14061Omar FrenchWChoke from backDallas FO70KGF2017
14193Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami FO70KGSF2017
14194Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWAdvMiami FO70KGF2017
14276John MorganWPts: 5x0Long Beach Open70KGSF2017
14277Nicollas WelkerWAdvLong Beach Open70KGF2017
14528Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarSan Antonio Open70KGSF2017
14529Gabriel MartinsWPts: 10x0San Antonio Open70KGF2017
14537Charles McguireWArmbarSan Antonio OpenABSSF2017
14630John LawrenceWArmbarCincinnati Open70KGSF2017
14631Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvCincinnati Open70KGF2017
15007Ian SandersIan SandersWPts: 5x0LA Open70KGSF2018
15008Bruno CarvalhoWChoke from backLA Open70KGF2018
15042Chris K.WKimura/triangleAtlanta W. Open70KGSF2018
15044Jeffrey CummingsWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. Open70KGF2018
15140Joao TavaresWPts: 5x0Houston Open70KGSF2018
15142Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWChoke from backHouston Open70KGF2018
15584Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWPointsChicago Sp. Open70KGSF2018
15734Bruno ValdivinoWN/ASan Jose Open70KG4F2018
15987Joshua RodriguezWArmbarDenver Open70KGSF2018
15988Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWPts: 7x0Denver Open70KGF2018
16002Khristopher GonzalezWBotinhaDenver NG Open73KGSF2018
16003Marcus WilsonWPts: 2x0Denver NG Open73KGF2018
16390Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami SPO70KGSF2018
16462Fred AlvesWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGR12018
16695Jonathan BurenWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KG4F2018
16698Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0American Nat.70KGSF2018
16699Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.70KGF2018
16856Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPts: 0x0, AdvNY BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
16936Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin Open70KGF2018
17092Spenser NogawaWPointsSeattle Open70KGSF2018
17094Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsSeattle Open70KGF2018
17194Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWPointsChicago SM Open70KGSF2018
17552Nielton MendesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17561Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17562Vitor MoraesWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LA69KG3RD2018
17822Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPointsLA BJJ Pro70KGSF2018
17856Raphael CadenaWPointsMiami FO100KGF2018
18468Tyrone GonsalvesWN/ASan Antonio OpenABSSF2018
18572Richard AlvarezWPointsNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18581Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18988Ruben CoronadoWN/AAustin W. OpenABS4F2019
18989Jimmy LugoWN/AAustin W. OpenABSSF2019
19151Victor RodriguesWPointsOC OpenO100KGF2019
19219Michael PepioWChokeMiami W. Open94KGSF2019
19220Michael PepioWSubmissionMiami W. Open94KGF2019
19560Fred AugustoWReferee DecisionPan American70KG8F2019
19870Vinicius GimenesW50/50 armbarOrlando SPO100KGF2019
20225Marcelo OliveiraWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12019
20573Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR12019
20759Victor MoraesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2019
20763Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK69KGSF2019
20936Manuel AntonioWPointsAmerican NatsO100KGSF2019
21151Jacob AllphinWN/AAustin SMO70KG4F2019
21155Gabriel MartinsWPointsAustin SMO70KGSF2019
21206Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWBow and arrowKing of Mats69KGRR2019
21218Jun Yong ChoWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21219Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21524Juan GarciaWPointsDallas SMO70KGSF2019
21526Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsDallas SMO70KGF2019
21645Eric PhanEric PhanWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA69KG4F2019
21654Ariel TabakWPts: 2x9Grand Slam LA69KGRPC2019
21655Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG3RD2019
21962Raphael CadenaWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGSF2019
21963Silvio DuranSilvio DuranWPointsAtlanta SM OpenO100KGF2019
22942Diogo FreitasWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD69KG4F2020
22947Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGRPC2020
22949Ariel TabakWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KG3RD2020
23144Yuri SantosWPts: 6x0Austin W. Open94KGF2020
23260Juan CalderonWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KG4F2020
23261Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico Pro69KGSF2020
23262Yijad MoussaWArmbarMexico Pro69KGF2020
23284Alexander YablongWPts: 9x0New Orleans Open100KGSF2020
23285Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuWArmbarNew Orleans Open100KGF2020
23586Tyrone ElliottWSubmissionGrand Slam LDN69KG4F2020
23589Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2020
23671Yuri SantosWPointsAustin WOO100KGF2020
23979Giovanni CarvalhoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
23983Raphael CadenaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
24104Gabriel SilvaWTrianglePan American70KGR12020
24108Adam BenayounAdam BenayounW50/50 armbarPan American70KG8F2020
24114Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 4x0Pan American70KG4F2020
24119Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGSF2020
24120Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGF2020
24959Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPointsThird Coast70KGSPF2020
25228Cole FransonCole FransonWReferee DecisionF2W 16770KGSPF2021
26624Luan AndreiLuan AndreiWPts: 2x0American Nats76KG4F2021
27188Carlos AlvarezWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2021
27192Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2021
27457Alberto SerranoWPts: 9x2NA Continental69KGRR2021
27458Alberto SerranoWChoke from backNA Continental69KGRR2021
27511Michael LaviolaWPts: 6x0Pan American70KGR12021
27676Abu KhadaevWPts: 11x0Grand Slam MSK69KGRPC2021
27678D. RazmadzeWPts: 5x2Grand Slam MSK69KG3RD2021
27962Rudy CarovillanoWPts: 3x0EU Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
27963Lautaro SanguimeWPts: 6x2EU Cont. Pro77KGSF2021
27964Bruno BorgesWPts: 1x0EU Cont. Pro77KGF2021
29082Alisson SouzaWPts: 7x1BRA Qualifiers69KGR12021
30419Ermilio LimaWChoke from backN. Orleans Open70KGF2022
31011Leandro LimaWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2022
31013Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 1x0Grand Slam LDN69KGSF2022
31544Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0Pan American70KGR22022
31547Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 3x0Pan American70KG4F2022
32249Omar AlFadhliWPts: 7x1Grand Slam AD69KG4F2022
32253D. RazmadzeWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD69KGSF2022
32255Marlus SalgadoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD69KGF2022
32794Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KG8F2022
33610Herman RukozWSubmissionCancun Pro69KGSF2022
34456Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueWPts: 4x2Grand Slam MIA69KGR12022
34465Suraj BudhramWPts: 7x3Grand Slam MIA69KGRPC2022
35109Said HatimWChoke from backChicago Pro120KG4F2022

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