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Helton Jose Junior

Helton Jose Junior

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Helton José Junior is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Cícero Costha and a 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 Amazon, 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)
  • 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: PSLPB Cicero Costha

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.

Helton Jose Grappling Record

36 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
3
#86e620
Armbar
29
2
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
14
1
#d1212a
Armlock
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Helton Jose Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10824Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11338Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
11863Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12216Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2017
12476Guybson SaLPenAtlanta Sp. OpenABSF2017
12755Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13028Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13276Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro94KGSF2017
13327Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
13818Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGR22017
14021Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds95KGSF2017
14266Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
10184Romes RamosWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGSF2016
10185Igor MarquesWReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open100KGF2016
10478Jocildo FernandesWArmbarManaus Open100KGSF2016
10479Adriano MoriloWArmlockManaus Open100KGF2016
10822Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11350Walnan PrestoWPts: 8x0Atlanta W. Open100KGSF2017
11351Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2017
11352Walnan PrestoWPts: 10x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2017
11353Pedro PalharesWN/AAtlanta W. OpenABSF2017
11569Shaun DufreeWArmbarUAEJJF NY Pro110KGSF2017
11574Lucas ValleWAdvUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11577Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12213Rodolpho BomfimWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier94KG4F2017
12214Thalles FernandesWPts: 8x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2017
12473Guybson SaWPts: 3x0Atlanta Sp. Open100KGF2017
12474Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 7x0Atlanta Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12475Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12518Matheus SousaWChoke from backMiami Spring Open100KGF2017
13026Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWDQACBJJ World94KGSF2017
13029Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
13030Otavio SousaOtavio SousaD---ACBJJ WorldABSF2017
13049Marcus ViniciusWAdvCuritiba W. Open100KGSF2017
13050Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGF2017
13331F. TsushimaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGRR2017
13332Wellington ModenaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2017
14026Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
14028Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14029Max GimenisMax GimenisWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
14169Luis FigueiredoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14171Paulo PintoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14173Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14261Nicholas PenzerWPts: 8x2European Open94KG4F2018
14264Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14306Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0Guarapari Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14307Luiz SantosWChoke from backGuarapari Nat. Pro94KGF2018
14511Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
14512Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018

Helton Jose Jr vs Adriano Morilo

 

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