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Helton Jose Junior

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Helton José Junior is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cícero Costha and a former member of the famous Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (PSLPB) academy, an institution that developed big names of the sport such as Leandro Lo, Tiago Barros, Paulo and João Miyao as well as Nathiely de Jesus, among many others. Originally from the state of Amazonas, Helton became one of the rising stars of BJJ while competing in São Paulo’s grappling circuit, from there being propelled onto a world stage through his wins in tournaments such as the IBJJF European Open, UAEJJF New York Pro, CBJJ’s Brazilian Nationals among many others.

Helton José Jr Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Helton Jose Mendes da Silva Junior

Nickname: N/A

Linage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Helton Jose Jr.

Main Achievements:

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour, Abu Dhabi Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer Open Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF New York Pro Champion (2017*)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open Champion (2017**)
  • IBJJF Manaus Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Curitiba Winter Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd Place (2018)
  • UAEJJF New York Pro Championship 2nd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd Place (2016* brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd Place (2016 brown, 2013* purple, 2012* blue)
  • IBJJF South American Championship 2nd Place (2014* purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2016 brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2012 blue)
  • IBJJF South American Championship 3rd Place (2015* brown)

* Absolute
** Absolute and weight

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Helton José Junior Biography

Helton José Junior was born on August 27, 1991 in Manacapuru – a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, inside the Amazon Jungle.

Helton began his jiu jitsu career in his home town, training at Nilton Nascimento’s academy. A small non profit gym, which relied on school grades and community action as currency for its students. Junior was 16 years old when he started there, with his tuition laying on the shoulders of coaches such as Valdir António and Daniel Cristóvão.

Grappling became a very big part of Helton’s life from early on, and by the time he reached his blue belt Junior decided to leave his home town to try his luck in the state capital Manaus. There he joined the famous ASLE academy, ran by Henrique Machado, where he spent 2 years training and living at Machado’s gym.

After his time at ASLE, Helton continued his search for the best available training, moving to Rio de Janeiro to pursue his dream. He stayed there for 6 months, training at Game Fight with the famous Vinicius Amaral.

During his time in Rio Helton competed regularly in the neighbouring states. It is common practice for lower income competitors on the road, to solicit lodging to academies in the towns they will compete at, this was the case of Helton who requested to stay at Cícero Costha‘s Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem gym (PSLPB) through a friend who was already training with the team. The level of training and the hospitality led Helton to extend his stay until after the tournament and later join the São Paulo based team.

Helton arrived at Cícero Costha as a blue belt and earned all other belts from the leader of PSLPB. Including his black belt, earned on June 15, 2016.

After two years of competing at the highest level, on June 2018 Helton decided to switch teams, then joining the reigning IBJJF World Champion academy Atos Jiu Jitsu. A workgroup led by André Galvão.

Helton Jose Grappling Record

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
30
3
#86e620
Armbar
20
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
1
#d1212a
Armlock
10
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
1
#f58822
Choke
10
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
67
2
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Helton Jose Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10909Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11432Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
11971Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12331Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2017
12596Guybson SaLPenAtlanta Sp. OpenABSF2017
12879Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13160Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13435Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro94KGSF2017
13486Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13998Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGR22017
14208Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds95KGSF2017
14474Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15003Ben HodgkinsonLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15009Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15045Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15474Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15477Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15583Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Pro94KGSF2018
15969Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16188Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16199Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16519Max GimenisMax GimenisLPointsChicago SM OpenABSSF2018
16855Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2018
16858Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGRR2018
10263Romes RamosWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGSF2016
10264Igor MarquesWReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open100KGF2016
10563Jocildo FernandesWArmbarManaus Open100KGSF2016
10564Adriano MoriloWArmlockManaus Open100KGF2016
10907Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11446Walnan PrestoWPts: 8x0Atlanta W. Open100KGSF2017
11447Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2017
11448Walnan PrestoWPts: 10x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2017
11449Pedro PalharesWN/AAtlanta W. OpenABSF2017
11676Shaun DufreeWArmbarUAEJJF NY Pro110KGSF2017
11681Lucas ValleWAdvUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11684Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12328Rodolpho BomfimWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier94KG4F2017
12329Thalles FernandesWPts: 8x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2017
12593Guybson SaWPts: 3x0Atlanta Sp. Open100KGF2017
12594Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 7x0Atlanta Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12595Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12638Matheus SousaWChoke from backMiami Spring Open100KGF2017
13158Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWDQACBJJ World94KGSF2017
13161Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
13162Otavio SousaOtavio SousaD---ACBJJ WorldABSF2017
13183Marcus ViniciusWAdvCuritiba W. Open100KGSF2017
13184Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGF2017
13490F. TsushimaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGRR2017
13491Wellington ModenaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2017
14212Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
14214Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14215Max GimenisMax GimenisWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
14374Luis FigueiredoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14376Paulo PintoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14378Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14469Nicholas PenzerWPts: 8x2European Open94KG4F2018
14472Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14515Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0Guarapari Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14516Luiz SantosWChoke from backGuarapari Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14722Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
14723Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15008Steev CombourgWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15027Brodie ThiessenWPts: 14x0Canada Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15580Basel FanousWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KG4F2018
15586Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 8x0World Pro94KGRPC2018
15588Basel FanousWChokeWorld Pro94KGRPC2018
16190Rinat KashaevWBow and arrowACBJJ World95KG3RD2018
16515Melor SturuaWSubmissionChicago SM Open100KGSF2018
16516Tyrone GoncalvesWPts: 2x0Chicago SM Open100KGF2018
16573Daniel PriebeWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGSF2018
16574Daniel NascimentoWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGF2018

Helton Jose Jr vs Adriano Morilo

 

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