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Yigit Hanay is a Turkish grappler and a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Arturo Wesson, known for his no-gi/submission-grappling accolades. Despite being in a region with little history in this sport, Yigit Hanay made waves in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) as a brown belt by conquering the World No-Gi Championship. He would also earn back-to-back medals at the ADCC Europe & Africa Trials of 2024.

Yigit Hanay Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Yigit Hanay

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > Arturo Wesson > Yigit Hanay

Main Achievements:

  • 2nd Place ADCC European Trials 2 (2024)
  • 3rd Place ADCC European Trials 1 (2023)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2023 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship NOGI (2023 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Heel Hook

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Renzo Gracie Academy (Istanbul)

Yigit Hanay Biography

Yigit Hanay was born on August 30, 1999, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Invested in martial arts from early in his life, Yigit started judo at age 10. A sport he competed in extensively, earning 4 Istanbul City championships and his black belt rank.

In 2016, 16-year-old Hanay joined a local jiu-jitsu academy affiliated with Carlson Gracie Junior, under the guidance of Cağlar Yazman, where Yigit remained until his purple belt. As he reached the lilac rank, he joined Arturo Wesson, a black belt under Renzo Gracie, where he started dedicating more of his attention to the no-gi ruleset.

Yigit Hanay eventually opened up his franchise of the Renzo Gracie Academy in Istanbul and earned his black belt on December 7, 2023, from his instructor, Mr. Wesson.

Yigit Hanay Grappling Record

9 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
50
2
#86e620
RNC
50
2
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
2 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (50%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Heel hook
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Yigit Hanay Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
42729Cammy DonnellyLHeel hookADCC EU Trials66KGSF2023
47085Gairbeg IbragimovLReferee DecisionADCC EU Trials66KGF2024
42711C. AmadorWHeel hookADCC EU Trials66KG16F2023
42719Tuomas KokkonenWHeel hookADCC EU Trials66KG8F2023
42728Bart DubbeldamWPts: 4x0ADCC EU Trials66KG4F2023
47065Bruno AmaddeoWPts: 3x0ADCC EU Trials66KGR12024
47071V. BussolottiWPts: 6x0ADCC EU Trials66KGR22024
47076Fionnbar CareyWRNCADCC EU Trials66KG8F2024
47080Sam McNallySam McNallyWReferee DecisionADCC EU Trials66KG4F2024
47083Nadav Bar-gilWRNCADCC EU Trials66KGSF2024
47451Ali GherbiWPointsAIGA Trials70KG4F2024
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