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Yago de Souza

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Yago de Souza is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Cicero Costha, being one of the most talented middleweights of his generation. Yago, who started competing in jiu-jitsu under the supervision of Eduardo Franco and Rodrigo Ribeiro, built a career in the lower belt divisions of the sport by winning important tournaments such as the world championship, European Open, Brazilian National Championship, and South American Championship before receiving his black belt from the PSLPB team head instructor.

Yago de Souza Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Yago Vinicius de Souza

Nickname: Yago is called Tererê by some of his friends and training partners, due to his admiration of the legendary grappler Fernando Augusto “Tererê”.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro PerezRoberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Yago de Souza

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2016)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National 2nd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2015/2014 brown, 2012 blue)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2015/2014 brown)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2013** purple)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF São Paulo International Open Champion (2013** purple)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2014* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: New School Brotherhood (Ns Brotherhood)

Yago de Souza Biography

Yago de Souza was born on September 7, 1993, in Itabuna, State of Bahia – Brazil. Yago moved to São Paulo as a child, and it was there that he initiated his life in martial arts/combat sports, first through capoeira at the age of 8, and later taking on judo and boxing classes.

His first steps in the martial arts world came to a halt in his early teens when he chose to commit to football (soccer), a sport he practiced until he was 16 years old.

Growing up, Yago had friends and family who trained jiu jitsu, it was one of these friends (Luiz “Macarrao”) who convinced Yago to try a BJJ class when he was 16, with coach Anderson Pereira.

Yago fell in love with grappling from the get-go and joined a “Godoi Jiu Jitsu” affiliate academy nearby, a gym led by Eduardo Franco and Rodrigo Ribeiro. It would be these two coaches who awarded de Souza his blue belt.

When searching for a stronger and more competitive team to train with, Yago found a home at Cicero Costha‘s famous Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (PSLPB) in 2011, a social project/academy that has consistently developed some of the biggest talents in the grappling community, competitors such as Leandro Lo, the Miyao brothers, Thiago Barros, Igor Schneider, to name a few. Costha took charge of Yago’s development from blue belt onwards.

After a fantastic first half of 2015 where Yago won his first world title (IBJJF) as well as a European title and Brazilian national title, Master Cicero Costha rewarded Yago de Souza with the black belt, on June 2015.

By the end of September 2015, Yago de Souza supported Leandro Lo and a few of his team mates in their exit from the PSLPB team, moving on to help found their own academy, led by Lo. The “Jiu Jitsu New School Brotherhood” was the name awarded to the new team.  Among the most significant athletes who left with Leandro and Yago, were: Luiza Monteiro, Helio Dias, Gustavo “Braguinha”, Ygor Schneider, Anderson Lira and Wellington Luís.

Yago Souza MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.14

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Otavio Sousa L 0 1 0 World RR 2016
Gabriel Goulart W 2 1 0 World RR 2016
Igor Paiva W 1 0 0 World RR 2018
Josh Hinger W 0 2 0 World RR 2018
Alexandre Jesus W 0 1 0 World RR 2019

Yago Souza Grappling Record

48 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
24
5
#86e620
Choke from back
19
4
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
14
3
#d1212a
RNC
5
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
5
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
5
1
#224aba
Clock choke
5
1
#ff9124
Triangle
5
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
5
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
5
1
#fad223
calf slicer
5
1
#03861f
Wristlock
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (22%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Yago Souza Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10001Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGSF2016
12169Scott ThometzLInjuryPan American82KG8F2017
15047Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLInjuryACB S. American85KGR22018
16205Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGF2018
16499Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
20172Ronieri SilvaLArmlockBrasileiro82KGR12019
20531Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
21196Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabLReferee DecisionF2W 12186KGSPF2019
23385Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLChoke from backKansas OpenABSF2020
8775Jackson RatigueriWTriangleCamp. Regional82KGF2015
8776Gustavo AlmeidaWArmbarCamp. RegionalABSF2015
8924Arturo EspiesWN/AEuropean Open82KGR12016
8930Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPointsEuropean Open82KG4F2016
8932Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPointsEuropean Open82KGSF2016
8933Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0European Open82KGF2016
9270Shawn KeyWPts: 58x0Pan American82KGR12016
9276Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 11x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9283Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWSubmissionPan American82KG4F2016
9286Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 6x4Pan American82KGSF2016
9288Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American82KGF2016
9988Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
9993Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWN/AWorld Champ.82KG8F2016
9999Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
12160Lucas ValleWTriangle armbarPan American82KGR12017
15044UknownWPts: 2x0ACB S. American85KGR12018
16189Reginaldo TrindadeWcalf slicerBrasileiro82KGR12018
16196Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
16201Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2018
16203Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGSF2018
16478Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR22018
16491Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG8F2018
19768Lucas HilarioWPts: 12x0Orlando SPO82KGSF2019
19770Piter FrankWN/AOrlando SPO82KGF2019
19774Garrett AldrichWWristlockOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19777Lucas HilarioWN/AOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20520Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21141Kalil NascimentoWPointsOrlando SMO82KGSF2019
21142Pedro PalharesWPts: 12x2Orlando SMO82KGF2019
23133Tyler ScalisiWBow and arrowNew Orleans Open82KGSF2020
23134Fernando CabreraWRNCNew Orleans Open82KGF2020
23140Daniel OlivierWPts: 18x0New Orleans OpenABS4F2020
23141Vinicius ReisWBow and arrowNew Orleans OpenABSSF2020
23367Christian DerrWPts: 28x0Kansas Open82KG4F2020
23368Rehan MutallibWPts: 9x0Kansas Open82KGSF2020
23369Lucas ValleWCross chokeKansas Open82KGF2020
23382Ken PrimolaWBow and arrowKansas OpenABS4F2020
23384Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWStraight ankle lockKansas OpenABSSF2020
25176Pedro PalharesWPts: 8x0Orlando Open88KGSF2021
25178AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 10x0Orlando Open88KGF2021
25552Mathew MartinezWChoke from backHouston Open88KG4F2021
25555Thiago GracaWChoke from backHouston Open88KGSF2021
25556Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWChoke from backHouston Open88KGF2021
25743Charles McGuireWArmbarN.Orleans Open88KGSF2021
25745Joshua McKinneyWClock chokeN.Orleans Open88KGF2021
25971Marcelo BarrosWArmbarMemphis Open88KGSF2021
25973Joshua McKinneyWChoke from backMemphis Open88KGF2021
25978Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWArmbarMemphis OpenABSSF2021

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One Comment

  • Fernando Schmidt says:

    Yago de Souza is a very talented black belt

    I have been very lucky to have the opportunity to have a few BJJ classes with him.

    He is an outstanding professional.

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