Jesse Urholin is an accomplished Finnish grappler and one of the top competitors ever produced by the Arctic country. A Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Markku Juntunen, Jesse Urholin made a name for himself in the European circuit by conquering medals in tournaments such as the IBJJF European Open, Crest Pro Fighting and the ADCC Trials, while also proving his worth in international events such as the IBJJF World Championship – both in gi and no-gi.
Jesse Urholin Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Jesse Juhani Urholin
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Markku Juntunen > Jesse Urholin
- ADCC European Trials Champion (2014/2016)
- IBJJF European Open Champion (2012 blue)
- SBJJL Finish No-Gi National Champion (2016)
- SBJJL Finish National Champion (2016 weight + absolute)
- IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2014 purple, 2016 brown)
- IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2012 blue)
- Crest Pro Fighting Runner-up (2016)
- IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2013 purple, 2017 black)
Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passer
Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)
Jesse Urholin Biography
Jesse Urholin was born on May 18, 1989 in Pori – Finland.
As a child Urholin played football/soccer on a competitive level, prior to his interest for martial arts which appeared as a teenager thanks to Jesse’s love for action films. The curiosity for combat led both Jesse and his brother Riku to join a taekwondo school, a sport they practiced for 1 year prior to finding Brazilian jiu jitsu (2008).
The Urholin brothers started their jiu jitsu careers with coach Seppo Vihelä, and although Jesse loved grappling from the get-go he was forced to abandon his training for one year in order to perform his compulsory military service.
Upon his return to civilian life Jesse carried on his grappling tuition under the careful guidance of Markku Juntunen, one of Finland’s BJJ pioneers and a member of the powerful Alliance academy franchise. It was coach Juntunen who promoted Urholin through jiu jitsu’s belt system, including his black belt graduation, which took place on June 12, 2016.
While keeping an active and successful career in Scandinavia’s grappling circuit, Jesse also maintained a full time job in Information Technology (IT) for a private company.
Cover photo by Voikukkajj
Jesse Urholin Grappling Record
- BY DQ
1 SUBMISSION WINS
- BY DQ
1 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Jesse Urholin Fight History
|11354||Kamil Uminski||L||RNC||Crest Pro||ABS||F||2016|
|11624||Leandro LoLeandro Lo||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||European Open||94KG||SF||2017|
|12362||Thiago SaThiago Sa||L||Referee Decision||European NoGi||92KG||SF||2017|
|13879||Ruslam Chsiev||L||Referee Decision||ADCC||88KG||E1||2017|
|10640||Mardo Männimägi||W||Pts: 8x0||NoGi Finnish Open||91KG||F||2016|
|10643||S. Holmström||W||Points||Finnish Open||94KG||SF||2016|
|10644||Niki Blomqvist||W||Arm triangle||Finnish Open||94KG||F||2016|
|10645||Henri Lindroos||W||Adv||Finnish Open||ABS||4F||2016|
|10646||J. Hulkkonen||W||Points||Finnish Open||ABS||SF||2016|
|10647||Harri Paakkola||W||Points||Finnish Open||ABS||F||2016|
|10743||Unknown||W||Points||ADCC EU Trials||88KG||R1||2016|
|10744||Mike Hillebrand||W||Points||ADCC EU Trials||88KG||4F||2016|
|10745||Oskar Piechota||W||Referee Decision||ADCC EU Trials||88KG||SF||2016|
|10746||T. Loubersanes||W||Points||ADCC EU Trials||88KG||F||2016|
|11351||M. Rudnickas||W||Points||Crest Pro||ABS||R1||2016|
|11352||T, Hopstock||W||Points||Crest Pro||ABS||4F||2016|
|11353||D. Borovic||W||Points||Crest Pro||ABS||SF||2016|
|11617||Felipe MotaFelipe Mota||W||Points||European Open||94KG||8F||2017|
|11621||R. Bonfim||W||Pts: 2x0||European Open||94KG||4F||2017|
Jesse Urholin vs Ilmari Leppänen
Jesse Urholin vs Thomas Loubersanes