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Pedro Maia - BJJ Black Belt Champion

Pedro Maia - BJJ Black Belt Champion

1. Pedro Maia’s Details

Pedro Maia’s Details
Name Pedro Henrique Maia Costa
Nickname N/A
Born Ceilândia, Brazil
Date of Birth October 27, 1999
Net worth NA
Weight Division Peso Leve (76.00 kg)
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Position Distance Passing
Head Coach Felipe Rair
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Fabrício Martins > Ricardo Reis > Cássio Werneck > Felipe Rair > Pedro Maia
Fighting out of N/A
Team Association We Flow / Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Affiliation N/A
Current Streak N/A
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2. Pedro Maia’s Biography

Pedro Henrique Maia Costa is one of the strongest black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His common name is Pedro Maia. Maia is renowned as the top athlete who gained fame in BJJ at a very young age. His innate skills enabled him to acquire success in various top BJJ competitions. Maia also established the ‘’We Flow BJJ Academy’’ in Brasília, Brazil.

2.1. Pedro Maia’s Early Life

Pedro Henrique Maia was born on October 27, 1999, in Ceilândia. Maia had a keen interest in martial arts from his childhood, so he first practiced tae-kwon-do. Although Maia’s parents supported him in playing combat sports, his association with TKD was for a short period. Pedro’s father had a great interest in marital arts so he always focused on Pedro’s sports career. His father also followed the promotion of Ultimate Fighting Tournament.

2.2. Admission to CEI Jiu-Jitsu School

When Maia was very young, his father admitted him to a CEI jiu-jitsu coaching school. Maia was trained under the supervision of Cláudio Careca, a renowned grappling instructor. Maia developed his basic jiu-jitsu skills and earned the white to purple belt under Cláudio Careca.

2.3. Scholarship at Ribeiro’s University

When Maia was a purple belt, he met Saulo Ribeiro, a remarkable BJJ Grappler. Pedro Maia also trained under Saulo Ribeiro and got the supreme chance to master the BJJ skills. Saulo was the main personality who transformed Maia into a phenomenal jiu-jitsu athlete. Saulo also assisted Maia in traveling to California and getting admission to Ribeiro’s University. There Maia took the coaching classes without paying any charges as he got the full scholarship. On this journey, Saulo also rewarded Maia with a brown belt.

2.4. Pedro Maia’s Black Belt Rank

In 2020, Pedro Maia earned the black belt under Felipe Rair. Then after a year, Maia also opened his own BJJ school in Brasília that was named “We Flow”.

3. Pedro Maia's Top Historic Fights

3.1. Pedro Maia vs Murilo Amaral

In the 2023 World Championship, Pedro Maia faced Murilo Amaral. At that semi-final stage, both BJJ athletes tried to secure the victory by attempting submission multiple times but ultimately Maia won the match based on the points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 World Championship Murilo Amaral W Points SF Lightweight

3.2. Pedro Maia v Luiz Paulo

In the 2023 Rio Summer Open Championship, Pedro Maia secured the victory over Luiz Paulo. Based on the points, Maia was declared the winner.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 Rio SMO Luiz Paulo W Points F Middleweight

3.3. Pedro Maia v Andre Gois

In the 2022 Sul-Brasileiro tournament, Pedro Maia competed against Andre Gois. Although Andre tried for submission, Maia applied the Choke technique and won the match.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Sul Brasileiro Andre Gois W Choke F Mediumweight

4. Pedro Maia’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2021 SA Cont. Pro Silver Silver Medal Icon Mediumweight
2021 SA Cont. Pro Bronze Bronze Medal Icon LWA
2021 Florianopolis Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight
2022 Sul Brasileiro Gold Gold Medal Icon Mediumweight
2022 Yoko sankaku Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Mediumweight
2022 Salvador Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Mediumweight
2022 Balneario Open Silver Silver Medal Icon Mediumweight
2022 Brasilia Open  Gold Gold Medal Icon Mediumweight
2023 Rio SMO Gold Gold Medal Icon Mediumweight
2023 Curitiba SMO Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Mediumweight
2023 Pan American Silver Silver Medal Icon Mediumweight
2023 Brasileiro Silver Silver Medal Icon Mediumweight
2023 World Champ. Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight

4.1. Pedro Maia’s Main Achievements ( Black Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2023 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2023 IBJJF Pan Championship Black 2nd
2023 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 2nd
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 3rd
2021 AJP South American Continental Pro Black 2nd

4.2. Pedro Maia’s Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2019 IBJJF South American Championship Purple 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship Purple 3rd
2017 IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Purple 1st
2017 IBJJF European Open Purple 3rd

4.3. Pedro Maia’s Main Achievements (Juvenile)

Year Event Belt Position
2016 IBJJF World Championship Blue 2nd
2016 IBJJF South American Championship Blue 1st
2016 IBJJF European Open Blue 2nd
2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 3rd
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 2nd

4.4. Pedro Maia’s Main Achievements (Teen)

Year Event Belt Position
2014 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 1st

5. Pedro Maia’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

49 matches 36 Wins 13 Losses
By Points 18 5
By advantages 1 1
By Submission 14 4
By Decision 1 3
By Penalties 0 0
By DQ 1 0

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods Wins Loss
SUBMISSION 3 0
CHOKE 2 0
ARMBAR 1 0
VERBAL TAP 1 0
CACHECOL CHOKE 3 0
CHOKE FROM BACK 2 1
LOOP CHOKE 1 0
CROSS CHOKE 1 0
RNC 0 1
BOTINHA 0 1
YOKO SANKAKU 0 1

6. Pedro Maia’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Natan Chueng W Pts: 1x1 SA Cont. Pro Medium weight R2 2021
Higor Lima W Armbar SA Cont. Pro Medium weight 8F 2021
Leandro Lima de Souza W Pts: 4x0 SA Cont. Pro Medium weight SF 2021
Gabriel “Palito” Rollo W Pts: 3x0 SA Cont. Pro Medium weight 4F 2021
Lucas “Piauí” Gualberto L Referee Decision SA Cont. Pro Medium weight F 2021
Meyram Maquine W Pts: 2x1 SA Cont. Pro LWA 4F 2021
Luiz Paulo L Pts: 3x2 Grand Slam RJ Medium weight 8F 2021
Lucas  “Piauí” Gualberto L Referee Decision SA Cont. Pro LWA SF 2021
Raul Basilio W Pts: 6x1 Grand Slam RJ Medium weight R1 2021
Alysson Xavier W Submission Florianopolis Pro Medium heavyweight 4F 2021
Rhuan Duarte W Submission Florianopolis Pro Medium heavyweight F 2021
Gabriel Costa W Pts: 3x3 Florianopolis Pro Medium heavyweight SF 2021
Hugo Gambino W Pts: 6x0 Sul Brasileiro Medium weight 4F 2022
Daniel Nunes W Pts: 2x0 Sul Brasileiro Medium weight SF 2022
Bruno Bressan W Choke from back Brasileiro Medium weight R1 2022
Andre ‘’Nêga’’ Gois W Choke Sul Brasileiro Medium weight F 2022
Roberto Jimenez L RNC Pan American Medium weight R1 2022
Darlan Casaca W Submission Brasileiro Medium weight 4F 2022
Fernando Santos W Choke from back Salvador Open Medium weight 4F 2022
Micael Ferreira Galvão L Yoko sankaku Brasileiro Medium weight SF 2022
Lucas Serrado W Injury Salvador Open Medium weight SF 2022
Darlan Casaca W Pts: 5x0 Salvador Open Medium weight F 2022
Tainan Dalpra L Pts: 6x0 World Champ. Medium weight 4F 2022
Oscar Gugala W Pts: 4x0 World Champ. Medium weight R1 2022
Jaime Canuto W Pts: 4x2 World Champ. Medium weight 8F 2022
Elder Junior L Botinha Grand Slam RJ Medium weight R2 2022
Meyram Maquine L Pts: 7x0 BJJ Stars Lightweight 4F 2022
Lucas Protasio L Pts: 0x0, Adv Balneario Open Medium weight F 2022
Gabriel Machado W Pts: 5x2 Brasilia Open Medium weight SF 2022
Lucas Tres Arena de Souza W Pts: 6x0 Balneario Open Medium weight SF 2022
Elder Junior W Pts: 4x0 Brasilia Open Medium weight F 2022
Guilherme Jhonis W Loop choke Rio SMO Medium weight 4F 2023
Caio Silva W Verbal tap Curitiba SMO Medium weight 8F 2023
Lucas Foguinho W Pts: 6x0 Rio SMO Medium weight SF 2023
Luiz Paulo W Pts: 2x2, Adv Rio SMO Medium weight F 2023
Gabriel Avila W Pts: 6x0 Curitiba SMO Medium weight 4F 2023
Luiz Paulo L Referee Decision Curitiba SMO Medium weight SF 2023
Tainan Dalpra L Choke from back Pan American Medium weight F 2023
Jonathan Satava W Pts: 2x0 Pan American Medium weight 4F 2023
Eduardo “Zero Nove” Avelar W Cachecol choke Pan American Medium weight SF 2023
Lucas Foguinho W Cachecol choke Brasileiro Medium weight R1 2023
Vinicius Martins W Cachecol choke Brasileiro Medium weight 4F 2023
Yuri Rodrigues W Referee Decision Brasileiro Medium weight SF 2023
Elijah “Big Breakfast” Dorsey W Cross choke World Champ. Light weight 8F 2023
Tainan Dalpra L Pts: 6x2 Brasileiro Medium weight F 2023
Lucas Alcantara W Choke World Champ. Lightweight R1 2023
Murilo Amaral W Pts: 3x0 World Champ. Lightweight SF 2023
Lucas Valente W DQ World Champ. Lightweight 4F 2023
Johnathan Alves L Pts: 4x2 World Champ. Lightweight F 2023

7. Pedro Maia Top Fights

Micael Galvâo v Pedro Maia / Brasileiro 2022

Tainan Dalpra vs Pedro Maia / Brasileiro 2023

Pedro Maia v Elder Júnior / Brasília Open 2022

Lucas Protasio v Pedro Maia / Balneário Camboriú Open 2022

Pedro Maia v Darlan Casaca / Brasileiro 2022

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