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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

113 WINS
    55 (49%)
    20 (18%)
    19 (17%)
    15 (13%)
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    3 (3%)


Choke from back
Bow and arrow
50/50 armbar
Bread cutter
Outside heel hook
Toe hold
    30 (39%)
    13 (17%)
    12 (16%)
    17 (22%)
    2 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
Arm in guillotine

Helton Jose Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11087Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11670Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
12239Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12617Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2017
12886Guybson SaGuybson SaLPenAtlanta Spring O.ABSF2017
13186Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13477Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13778Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro94KGSF2017
13831Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
14377Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGR22017
14621Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds95KGSF2017
14951Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15525Ben HodgkinsonLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15531Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15567Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15571Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevLReferee DecisionACB EuropeanABS4F2018
16062Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16065Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16180Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16578Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16835Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16846Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17213Max GimenisMax GimenisLPointsChicago SM OpenABSSF2018
17605Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2018
17608Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGRR2018
18322Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2018
18832Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2019
18835Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18937Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleEuropean Open100KGF2019
19458R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN110KGF2019
19664Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 12x0Pan American100KG4F2019
20342Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro100KG4F2019
20365Diogo NascimentoLChokeBrasileiroABSR22019
20704Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2019
20793Jackson SousaJackson SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MSK94KGF2019
21066R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
22185Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi97KGF2019
22191Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPenEuropean NoGiABSR22019
22482Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22694Victor HugoVictor HugoLArm in guillotineF2W 132109KGSPF2019
22808Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22899Eliot KellyEliot KellyLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds97KG4F2019
23837Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLArmbarF2W 14793KGSPF2020
24769Pedro EliasPedro EliasLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24833Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLInjuryMundial CBJJEO100KG4F2020
26552Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLReferee DecisionAtlanta OpenABSSF2021
26568Stuart MaddoxLN/AAtlanta NGOO100KGF2021
26574Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionAtlanta NGOABSSF2021
27009Yago SouzaYago SouzaLPointsOrlando OpenABSF2021
27025Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionOrlando NGOABSF2021
27263Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2021
27346Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 2x0Charleston SOABSF2021
27361Lucas LaetLReferee DecisionCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27640Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2021
28186Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS8F2021
28325Elliot KellyLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds97KG4F2021
29564Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2021
31592Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR22022
32524Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLPts: 2x0Atlanta SPOO100KGF2022
32591Jansen GomesJansen GomesLReferee DecisionChicago SPOABS4F2022
33003Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG4F2022
33032Erich MunisErich MunisLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2022
33486Aaron TiegsLPts: 2x0American NGNABS4F2022
34648Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 5x2Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2022
34654Herico HesleyLPts: 4x0Grand Slam MIA120KGRPC2022
35599Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi PanABSF2022
36768Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2022
36896Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLRNCNoGi WorldsO97KG8F2022
38260Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLPts: 9x0AJPGD LDN120KGF2023
39539Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiroO100KG4F2023
40053Breylor GroutLTriangleSD OpenO100KGF2023
41229Guilherme CordiviolaGuilherme CordiviolaLReferee DecisionAmerican NNGABSR12023
41237Chico LoLDQAmerican NNGABSSF2023
41663Austin BakerAustin BakerLReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOO97KGF2023
41667Lucas NoratLucas NoratLReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOABSSF2023
41789Javier SaulLKatagatameSD SMNGOO97KGF2023
10421Romes RamosWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGSF2016
10422Igor MarquesWReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open100KGF2016
10738Jocildo FernandesWArmbarManaus Open100KGSF2016
10739Adriano MoriloWArmlockManaus Open100KGF2016
11085Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11684Walnan PrestoWPts: 8x0Atlanta W. Open100KGSF2017
11685Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2017
11687Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 10x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2017
11689Pedro PalharesWN/AAtlanta W. OpenABSF2017
11941Shaun DufreeWArmbarUAEJJF NY Pro110KGSF2017
11946Lucas ValleWAdvUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11949Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12614Rodolpho BomfimWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier94KG4F2017
12615Thalles FernandesWPts: 8x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2017
12883Guybson SaGuybson SaWPts: 3x0Atlanta Spring O.100KGF2017
12884Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 7x0Atlanta Spring O.ABS4F2017
12885Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Spring O.ABSSF2017
12935Matheus SousaWChoke from backMiami SPO100KGF2017
13475Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWDQACBJJ World94KGSF2017
13478Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
13479Otavio SousaOtavio SousaD---ACBJJ WorldABSF2017
13506Marcus ViniciusWAdvCuritiba W. Open100KGSF2017
13507Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGF2017
13835F. TsushimaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGRR2017
13836Wellington ModenaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2017
14625Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
14627Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14628Max GimenisMax GimenisWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
14843Luis FigueiredoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14845Paulo PintoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14847Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14946Nicholas PenzerWPts: 8x2European Open94KG4F2018
14949Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14996Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0BR National Pro110KGSF2018
14997Luiz SantosWSubmissionBR National Pro110KGF2018
15001Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0BR National Pro94KGSF2018
15002Luiz SantosWChoke from backBR National Pro94KGF2018
15215Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15216Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15530Steev CombourgWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15549Brodie ThiessenWPts: 14x0Canada Nat. Pro94KGF2018
16177Basel FanousWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KG4F2018
16183Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 8x0World Pro94KGRPC2018
16185Basel FanousWChokeWorld Pro94KGRPC2018
16837Rinat KashaevWBow and arrowACBJJ World95KG3RD2018
17209Melor SturuaWSubmissionChicago SM Open100KGSF2018
17210Tyrone GoncalvesWPts: 2x0Chicago SM Open100KGF2018
17284Daniel PriebeWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGSF2018
17285Daniel NascimentoWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGF2018
18312Allef SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
18313Caue RodriguesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
18318Anton MinenkoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18828Zaid SamiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18930Uros DomanovicWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KGR12019
18934James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KG4F2019
18936James PuopoloJames PuopoloW50/50 armbarEuropean Open100KGSF2019
19457Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN110KGSF2019
19657Wellington PerottoWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KG8F2019
19938Joao SoaresWPointsCuritiba ProO100KGSF2019
20338Lucas LimaWPointsBrasileiro100KGR22019
20700Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR12019
20904Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionF2W 11694KGSPF2019
21052Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
21055Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
21057Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.95KGF2019
22048Adam KielyWPointsLondon FOO100KGF2019
22049Rodrigo AlmeidaWPointsLondon FOABSR12019
22051Sean CoatesWPointsLondon FOABSR22019
22053Thomas EdmondWPointsLondon FOABS4F2019
22055Jacob StaaderWPointsLondon FOABSSF2019
22056Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPointsLondon FOABSF2019
22064David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon FNGOABSSF2019
22065Juan VianaWPointsLondon FNGOABSF2019
22071James HalfhideWChokeWarriors Cup100KGF2019
22073Babar RajaWDQWarriors CupABS4F2019
22075Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 11x0Warriors CupABSSF2019
22076Oscar GugalaWPts: 4x0Warriors CupABSF2019
22077Alex SalisburyWPts: 10x0Warriors NGCO100KGSF2019
22078Ed IngamellsWPts: 3x0Warriors NGCO100KGF2019
22181Almog BritschWPts: 6x0European NoGi97KG4F2019
22184Freddy VosgroneWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi97KGSF2019
22189N/AWPts: 3x0European NoGiABSR12019
23001Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KG4F2020
23005Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x3Grand Slam AD94KGSF2020
26546Stuart MaddoxWPts: 4x2Atlanta OpenO100KGF2021
26550Charles MurdockWBread cutterAtlanta OpenABS4F2021
26818Austin AveraWReferee DecisionF2W 175124KGSPF2021
27006C. PassarrelloWPts: 9x0Orlando OpenABS4F2021
27007Jorge BarbaWPts: 6x4Orlando OpenABSSF2021
27021Robert DunnWOutside heel hookOrlando NGOABS4F2021
27024Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWReferee DecisionOrlando NGOABSSF2021
27267Austin BakerAustin BakerWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA120KG3RD2021
27342Joao MarcoWPts: 4x0Charleston SOABS4F2021
27344Lucas LaetWPts: 2x0Charleston SOABSSF2021
28176Kevin BerbrichWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsABSR12021
28323Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds97KG8F2021
29559Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.94KGR12021
30511David MargrafWPts: 9x0N. Orleans OpenO100KGF2022
30513Jansen GomesJansen GomesWPts: 0x0, AdvN. Orleans OpenABS4F2022
30517Joao BrazWPts: 2x2, AdvN. Orleans OpenABSSF2022
30519Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 0x0, AdvN. Orleans OpenABSF2022
32523Levi MouraWPts: 6x0Atlanta SPOO100KGSF2022
32590Gabriel AraujoWArmbarChicago SPOO100KGF2022
33024Jae PierceWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR12022
33480Paulo LanzillottiWPts: 3x0American NGNO97KGSF2022
33482Rida HaisamRida HaisamWDQAmerican NGNO97KGF2022
35591Jorge EscuderoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi PanABS8F2022
35596Thomas BracherWPts: 4x2NoGi PanABS4F2022
35598Hunter ColvinWPts: 8x0NoGi PanABSSF2022
38259Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWPts: 1x0AJPGD LDN120KGSF2023
39535Juares SantosWReferee DecisionBrasileiroO100KGR12023
40052Matheus GomesWN/ASD OpenO100KGRR2023
41228Bradley BurkettWKatagatameAmerican NNGO97KGF2023
41235Sean YadimarcoWPts: 0x0, PenAmerican NNGABS4F2023

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