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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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2015/2014 brown, 2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2013** purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015/2014 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (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.

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Yago Souza Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
7
#86e620
Choke from back
20
5
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
12
3
#d1212a
Triangle
4
1
#fad11b
Submission
4
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
4
1
#224aba
calf slicer
4
1
#ff9124
Wristlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
4
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
4
1
#fad223
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#03861f
Clock choke
4
1
#039a1f
Omoplata
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armlock
33
1
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
#5AD3D1
Violin armlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yago Souza Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10019Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 9x2World Champ.82KGSF2016
12192Scott ThometzLInjuryPan American82KG8F2017
15094Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLInjuryACB S. American85KGR22018
16254Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGF2018
16548Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.82KG4F2018
20271Ronieri SilvaLArmlockBrasileiro82KGR12019
20634Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
21307Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabLReferee DecisionF2W 12186KGSPF2019
23548Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLChoke from backKansas OpenABSF2020
27562Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLPts: 2x0Pan American82KGF2021
34726Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 9x0UAE Nat Pro77KGSF2022
34728Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiLViolin armlockUAE Nat Pro77KG3RD2022
8793Jackson RatigueriWTriangleCamp. Regional82KGF2015
8794Gustavo AlmeidaWArmbarCamp. RegionalABSF2015
8942Arturo EspiesWN/AEuropean Open82KGR12016
8948Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPointsEuropean Open82KG4F2016
8950Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPointsEuropean Open82KGSF2016
8951Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0European Open82KGF2016
9288Shawn KeyWPts: 58x0Pan American82KGR12016
9294Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 11x0Pan American82KG8F2016
9301Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWSubmissionPan American82KG4F2016
9304Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 6x4Pan American82KGSF2016
9306Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American82KGF2016
10006Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10011Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWN/AWorld Champ.82KG8F2016
10017Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KG4F2016
12183Lucas ValleWTriangle armbarPan American82KGR12017
15091UknownWPts: 2x0ACB S. American85KGR12018
16237Reginaldo TrindadeWcalf slicerBrasileiro82KGR12018
16244Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Brasileiro82KG8F2018
16250Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPointsBrasileiro82KG4F2018
16252Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGSF2018
16527Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR22018
16540Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KG8F2018
19867Lucas HilarioWPts: 12x0Orlando SPO82KGSF2019
19869Piter FrankWN/AOrlando SPO82KGF2019
19873Garrett AldrichWWristlockOrlando SPOABS4F2019
19876Lucas HilarioWN/AOrlando SPOABSSF2019
20623Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21246Kalil NascimentoWPointsOrlando SMO82KGSF2019
21247Pedro PalharesWPts: 12x2Orlando SMO82KGF2019
23280Tyler ScalisiWBow and arrowNew Orleans Open82KGSF2020
23281Fernando CabreraWRNCNew Orleans Open82KGF2020
23288Daniel OlivierWPts: 18x0New Orleans OpenABS4F2020
23289Vinicius ReisWBow and arrowNew Orleans OpenABSSF2020
23530Christian DerrWPts: 28x0Kansas Open82KG4F2020
23531Rehan MutallibWPts: 9x0Kansas Open82KGSF2020
23532Lucas ValleWCross chokeKansas Open82KGF2020
23545Ken PrimolaWBow and arrowKansas OpenABS4F2020
23547Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWStraight ankle lockKansas OpenABSSF2020
25389Pedro PalharesWPts: 8x0Orlando Open88KGSF2021
25391AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 10x0Orlando Open88KGF2021
25768Mathew MartinezWChoke from backHouston Open88KG4F2021
25771Thiago GracaWChoke from backHouston Open88KGSF2021
25772Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWChoke from backHouston Open88KGF2021
25966Charles McGuireWArmbarN.Orleans Open88KGSF2021
25968Joshua McKinneyWClock chokeN.Orleans Open88KGF2021
26195Marcelo BarrosWArmbarMemphis Open88KGSF2021
26197Joshua McKinneyWChoke from backMemphis Open88KGF2021
26202Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWArmbarMemphis OpenABSSF2021
26966Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWArmbarOrlando OpenABS4F2021
26969Jose TorresWOmoplataOrlando OpenABSSF2021
26970Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsOrlando OpenABSF2021
27156Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWReferee DecisionF2W 18083KGSPF2021
27295Lucas LaetWArmbarCharleston SO88KGF2021
27554Andre GoisAndre GoisWChoke from backPan American82KG8F2021
27559Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x2, PenPan American82KG4F2021
27561Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2021
34722Diego MedeirosWPts: 6x0UAE Nat Pro77KG4F2022

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2 Comments

  • 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.

  • Future says:

    I am 13 and I am just finding out that my teacher for jiu-jitsu is this BJJ master and I am just blown away right now.

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