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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 (2016, 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

49 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
47
8
#86e620
Choke
6
1
#5AD3D1
Toe Hold
6
1
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
6
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
6
1
#f58822
Cross choke
6
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
6
1
#ff9124
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
6
1
#22c9a5
RNC
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (79%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yuri Simoes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3939Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2012
4560Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG1/4F2013
4969Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
4978Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5154Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5513Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
5840Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusDN/AMetamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6297Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6991Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7052Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPts: 4x2US OpenABSF2015
7214Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
7437Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
7941Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
8623Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2016
8924Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPointsEBI 6ABSSF2016
3483Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGR12012
3487Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGR22012
3491Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
3923Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGR12012
4973Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSR12014
4975Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS1/4F2014
4976Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5088Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 17x0Pan American94KG1/8F2014
5093Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG1/4F2014
5097Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
5151Sergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS1/4F2014
5153JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5510Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG1/4F2014
5563Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
5647Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5652Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS1/4F2014
5654Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5655Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABSF2014
5699Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0No Gi WorldsO100KG1/4F2014
5703Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
5704Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KGF2014
5899Carlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
5900James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
5995Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
5996Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
6255Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarSF OpenABS1/4F2015
6260Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
6261Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
6285Vinicius AgudoWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6294Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSR32015
6986James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG1/4F2015
7038Many DiasWPts: 13x0American CupABS1/4F2015
7039Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0American CupABSSF2015
7040Carlos MelloWCross ck. f/ mountAmerican CupABSF2015
7048Elliot KellyWChoke from backUS Open94KGF2015
7049Elliot KellyWPts: 5x2US OpenABSGP2015
7051David RoblesWArmbarUS OpenABSGP2015
7210James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7213Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
7366Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7373Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KG1/4F2015
7375Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
7378Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
7427ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7432Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS1/4F2015
8619Guybson SaWArmbarPan American100KG1/4F2016
8913Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
8920Garry TononGarry TononWPointsEBI 6ABS1/4F2016
9496Dean ListerDean ListerWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 886KGSPF2016

Yuri Simoes vs JT Torres (2014)

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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