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Yuri Simões is one of jiu jitsu is one of the top competitors in the heavyweight division of Jiu Jitsu. A former Checkmat academy representative, he switched to the Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association in 2013. Awarded with his black belt on December 2011, Yuri made a name for himself in the lower ranks after wining several important competitions such as the Mundial, the World Nogi Championships, the European Open to name a few. Yuri Simões is also the adopted brother of another BJJ star, Ary Farias.

Yuri Simoes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Yuri Costa Simoes Martins da Silva

Nickname: “Novinho” which can mean Youngster or Brand New depending on the context. At this point BJJ Heroes cannot assert the reason for the nickname.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Yuri Simões

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2015)
  • World Champion (2009 purple weight & absolute, 2011 brown)
  • World Nogi Champion (2014 black weight & absolute, 2011 brown weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2012/2014*)
  • European Champion (2009 purple weight & absolute, 2010, 2011 brown)
  • World Cup Champion (2007 purple – CBJJE)
  • American Cup Champion (2013)
  • South American Champion (2007 blue/jumior)
  • Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2010)
  • FIVE Grappling Super League Runner-up (2015)
  • European Open Championship Runner-up (2011 brown absolute)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown absolute)
  • Rio Open Championship 3rd Place (2010)

*Closed bracket with team mate

Favourite Position/Technique: Drop Seoi Nage & Open Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs).

Team/Association: Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association.

Yuri Simoes Biography

Yuri Simões started practicing Jiu Jitsu influenced by his father who also trained BJJ, he was 9 years old when he first put on a kimono. Although Yuri’s first instructors name has been lost in the corners of his mind, his second coach, Mauricio Behring, was truly fundamental in Simoes’s life as a competitor, it was Behring who instigated Yuri to compete and where he found his true calling.

In 2006 Mauricio Behring was shot and killed by the father of his ex fiancé. After the shock and a natural grieving period, Yuri returned to the mats, seeking Ricardo Vieira as his new master and earning his purple and brown belt from Ricardinho at the famous Fight Zone. At Checkmat, Yuri Simoes’s career started to shine with several fantastic wins at the world’s most important tournaments. After a series of good results, Yuri Simoes spent some time in and out of Europe, namely in England where he trained and competed extensively in 2009.

In 2010 Yuri Simoes had a change of heart and switched camps moving with his brother to the rival Atos academy in Rio Claro (Sao Paulo). This move, however, was short lived and feeling that he did not adapt well to the Atos team, he returned to Checkmat and Ricardinho Vieira’s guidance, leaving Atos and his brother behind (Ary Farias stayed at Atos earning his black belt from Ramon Lemos). After a tremendous year of 2011 where Yuri Simoes won the Mundial, the Nogi Worlds (weight and absolute), and the European Open, he was awarded his long awaited black belt by the hands of his instructor on the 29th of December, 2011. In 2013 he moved away from Checkmat, once again and joined the Caio Terra Association.

Yuri Simoes Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
47
7
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Choke
7
1
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Toe Hold
7
1
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Inverted triangle
7
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
7
1
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Cross choke
7
1
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Bow & Arrow
7
1
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Choke from back
7
1
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Mata leao
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
50
1
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Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yuri Simoes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3405Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
3904Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4260Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
4268Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
4428Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
4771Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5065Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusDN/AMetamoris 5ABSSPF2014
5483Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6133Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
6299Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
6497Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
2995Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGRD12012
2999Gustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGRD22012
3003Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
3389Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGRD12012
4263Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSRD12014
4265Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS1/4F2014
4266Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
4383Arnaldo OliveiraWPts: 17x0Pan American94KGRD12014
4388Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG1/4F2014
4392Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
4425Sergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS1/4F2014
4427JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
4768Gustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG1/4F2014
4815Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
4890Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
4895Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
4897Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
4898Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABSF2014
4941Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0No Gi WorldsO100KG1/4F2014
4945Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
4946Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KGF2014
5123Carlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
5124James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
5185Arnaldo OliveiraWN/AJJ World League94KGSF2015
5186Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
5443Arnaldo OliveiraWArmbarSF OpenABS1/4F2015
5448Tanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
5449Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
5471Vinicius AgudoWBow & ArrowPan AmericanABSRD22015
5480Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSRD32015
6128James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG1/4F2015
6174Elliot KellyWChoke from backBJJ All StarsABSGP2015
6176David RoblesWArmbarBJJ All StarsABSGP2015
6295James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS1/4F2015
6298Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
6427Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGRD12015
6434Zbigniew TyszkaWMata leaoADCC88KG1/4F2015
6436Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
6439Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
6487ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSRD12015
6492Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS1/4F2015

Yuri Simoes vs JT Torres (2014)

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One Comment

  • Checkmat says:

    Yuri Simoes is a future black belt Jiu-Jitsu World Champion! I had the pleasure of training with him when was at Orange County Jiu-Jitsu with Lucas Leite, getting ready for the no-gi Mundials.

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