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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:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 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 Runner-up (2016* brown)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2016 brown, 2013* purple, 2012* blue)
  • IBJJF South American Championship Runner-up (2014* purple)
  • UAEJJF New York Pro Championship Runner-up (2017)
  • 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

12 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
67
2
#86e620
Armlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (100%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Helton Jose Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10648Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 5x0Grand Slam - Rio94KG1/4F2016
11128Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
11648Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x0Pan American100KG1/8F2017
10024Romes RamosWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGSF2016
10025Igor MarquesWReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open100KGF2016
10308Jocildo FernandesWArmbarManaus Open100KGSF2016
10309Adriano MoriloWArmlockManaus Open100KGF2016
10646Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio94KGR12016
11140Walnan PrestoWPts: 8x0Atlanta W. Open100KGSF2017
11141Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. OpenABS1/4F2017
11142Walnan PrestoWPts: 10x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2017
11143Pedro PalharesWN/AAtlanta W. OpenABSF2017
11353Shaun DufreeWArmbarUAEJJF NY Pro110KGSF2017
11358Lucas ValleWAdvUAEJJF NY ProU110KG1/4F2017
11361Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017

Helton Jose Jr vs Adriano Morilo

 

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