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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:

  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Charleston Summer Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF New York Pro (2017*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Manaus Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Winter Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF New York Pro (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2016* brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 brown, 2013* purple, 2012* blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (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 nonprofit 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 neighboring 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

95 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    48 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    14 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
19
3
#86e620
Choke from back
19
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
13
2
#d1212a
Choke
13
2
#fad11b
Armlock
6
1
#f58822
Toe hold
6
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
6
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Bread cutter
6
1
#22c9a5
Outside heel hook
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
56 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    22 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (23%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (4%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
43
3
#86e620
Choke from back
14
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
1
#d1212a
Arm in guillotine
14
1
#fad11b
Armbar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Helton Jose Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11068Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11646Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
12215Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12592Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2017
12861Guybson SaGuybson SaLPenAtlanta Spring O.ABSF2017
13161Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13452Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13752Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro94KGSF2017
13805Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
14346Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGR22017
14590Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds95KGSF2017
14913Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15483Ben HodgkinsonLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15489Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15525Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15529Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevLReferee DecisionACB EuropeanABS4F2018
16020Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16023Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16137Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16534Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16786Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16797Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17156Max GimenisMax GimenisLPointsChicago SM OpenABSSF2018
17548Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2018
17551Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGRR2018
18254Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2018
18759Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2019
18762Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18864Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleEuropean Open100KGF2019
19370R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN110KGF2019
19576Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 12x0Pan American100KG4F2019
20249Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro100KG4F2019
20272Diogo NascimentoLChokeBrasileiroABSR22019
20608Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2019
20697Jackson SousaJackson SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MSK94KGF2019
20969R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
22074Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi97KGF2019
22080Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPenEuropean NoGiABSR22019
22359Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22568Victor HugoVictor HugoLArm in guillotineF2W 132109KGSPF2019
22680Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22771Eliot KellyEliot KellyLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds97KG4F2019
23687Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLArmbarF2W 14793KGSPF2020
24603Pedro EliasPedro EliasLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24667Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLInjuryMundial CBJJEO100KG4F2020
26349Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLReferee DecisionAtlanta OpenABSSF2021
26365Stuart MaddoxLN/AAtlanta NGOO100KGF2021
26371Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionAtlanta NGOABSSF2021
26794Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPointsOrlando OpenABSF2021
26810Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionOrlando NGOABSF2021
27047Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2021
27130Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 2x0Charleston SOABSF2021
27145Lucas LaetLReferee DecisionCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27424Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2021
27961Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS8F2021
28099Elliot KellyLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds97KG4F2021
10402Romes RamosWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGSF2016
10403Igor MarquesWReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open100KGF2016
10719Jocildo FernandesWArmbarManaus Open100KGSF2016
10720Adriano MoriloWArmlockManaus Open100KGF2016
11066Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11660Walnan PrestoWPts: 8x0Atlanta W. Open100KGSF2017
11661Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2017
11663Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 10x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2017
11665Pedro PalharesWN/AAtlanta W. OpenABSF2017
11917Shaun DufreeWArmbarUAEJJF NY Pro110KGSF2017
11922Lucas ValleWAdvUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11925Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12589Rodolpho BomfimWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier94KG4F2017
12590Thalles FernandesWPts: 8x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2017
12858Guybson SaGuybson SaWPts: 3x0Atlanta Spring O.100KGF2017
12859Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 7x0Atlanta Spring O.ABS4F2017
12860Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Spring O.ABSSF2017
12910Matheus SousaWChoke from backMiami Spring Open100KGF2017
13450Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWDQACBJJ World94KGSF2017
13453Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
13454Otavio SousaOtavio SousaD---ACBJJ WorldABSF2017
13481Marcus ViniciusWAdvCuritiba W. Open100KGSF2017
13482Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGF2017
13809F. TsushimaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGRR2017
13810Wellington ModenaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2017
14594Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
14596Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14597Max GimenisMax GimenisWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
14805Luis FigueiredoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14807Paulo PintoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14809Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14908Nicholas PenzerWPts: 8x2European Open94KG4F2018
14911Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14954Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0Guarapari Nat. Pro110KGSF2018
14955Luiz SantosWSubmissionGuarapari Nat. Pro110KGF2018
14959Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0Guarapari Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14960Luiz SantosWChoke from backGuarapari Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15173Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15174Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15488Steev CombourgWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15507Brodie ThiessenWPts: 14x0Canada Nat. Pro94KGF2018
16134Basel FanousWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KG4F2018
16140Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 8x0World Pro94KGRPC2018
16142Basel FanousWChokeWorld Pro94KGRPC2018
16788Rinat KashaevWBow and arrowACBJJ World95KG3RD2018
17152Melor SturuaWSubmissionChicago SM Open100KGSF2018
17153Tyrone GoncalvesWPts: 2x0Chicago SM Open100KGF2018
17227Daniel PriebeWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGSF2018
17228Daniel NascimentoWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGF2018
18244Allef SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
18245Caue RodriguesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
18250Anton MinenkoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18755Zaid SamiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18857Uros DomanovicWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KGR12019
18861James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KG4F2019
18863James PuopoloJames PuopoloW50/50 armbarEuropean Open100KGSF2019
19369Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN110KGSF2019
19569Wellington PerottoWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KG8F2019
19844Joao SoaresWPointsCuritiba ProO100KGSF2019
20245Lucas LimaWPointsBrasileiro100KGR22019
20604Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR12019
20808Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionF2W 11694KGSPF2019
20955Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
20958Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
20960Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.95KGF2019
21937Adam KielyWPointsLondon Fall OpenO100KGF2019
21938Rodrigo AlmeidaWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSR12019
21940Sean CoatesWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSR22019
21942Thomas EdmondWPointsLondon Fall OpenABS4F2019
21944Jacob StaaderWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSSF2019
21945Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSF2019
21953David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon Fall NGOABSSF2019
21954Juan VianaWPointsLondon Fall NGOABSF2019
21960James HalfhideWChokeWarriors Cup100KGF2019
21962Babar RajaWDQWarriors CupABS4F2019
21964Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 11x0Warriors CupABSSF2019
21965Oscar GugalaWPts: 4x0Warriors CupABSF2019
21966Alex SalisburyWPts: 10x0Warriors NGCO100KGSF2019
21967Ed IngamellsWPts: 3x0Warriors NGCO100KGF2019
22070Almog BritschWPts: 6x0European NoGi97KG4F2019
22073Freddy VosgroneWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi97KGSF2019
22078N/AWPts: 3x0European NoGiABSR12019
22868Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KG4F2020
22872Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x3Grand Slam AD94KGSF2020
26344Stuart MaddoxWPts: 4x2Atlanta OpenO100KGF2021
26347Charles MurdockWBread cutterAtlanta OpenABS4F2021
26602Austin AveraWReferee DecisionF2W 175124KGSPF2021
26791C. PassarrelloWPts: 9x0Orlando OpenABS4F2021
26792Jorge BarbaWPts: 6x4Orlando OpenABSSF2021
26806Robert DunnWOutside heel hookOrlando NGOABS4F2021
26809Francisco CuneoWReferee DecisionOrlando NGOABSSF2021
27051Austin BakerAustin BakerWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG3RD2021
27126Joao MarcoWPts: 4x0Charleston SOABS4F2021
27128Lucas LaetWPts: 2x0Charleston SOABSSF2021
27951Kevin BerbrichWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABSR12021
28097Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds97KG8F2021

Helton Jose Jr vs Adriano Morilo

 

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