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Yuri Simões is one of jiu jitsu is one of the top competitors in the heavyweight division of Jiu Jitsu. A former Checkmat academy representative, he switched to the Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association in 2013. Awarded with his black belt on December 2011, Yuri made a name for himself in the lower ranks after wining several important competitions such as the Mundial, the World Nogi Championships, the European Open to name a few. Yuri Simões is also the adopted brother of another BJJ star, Ary Farias.

Yuri Simoes Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Yuri Costa Simoes Martins da Silva

Nickname: “Novinho” which can mean Youngster or Brand New depending on the context. At this point BJJ Heroes cannot assert the reason for the nickname.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Yuri Simões

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2015)
  • World Champion (2009 purple weight & absolute, 2011 brown)
  • World Nogi Champion (2016/2014 black weight & absolute, 2011 brown weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2012/2014*)
  • European Champion (2009 purple weight & absolute, 2010, 2011 brown)
  • World Cup Champion (2007 purple – CBJJE)
  • American Cup Champion (2013)
  • South American Champion (2007 blue/jumior)
  • Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2010)
  • FIVE Grappling Super League Runner-up (2015)
  • European Open Championship Runner-up (2011 brown absolute)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016, 2010 brown absolute)
  • Rio Open Championship 3rd Place (2010)

*Closed bracket with team mate

Favourite Position/Technique: Drop Seoi Nage & Open Guard

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs).

Team/Association: Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association.

Yuri Simoes Biography

Yuri Simões started practicing Jiu Jitsu influenced by his father who also trained BJJ, he was 9 years old when he first put on a kimono. Although Yuri’s first instructors name has been lost in the corners of his mind, his second coach, Mauricio Behring, was truly fundamental in Simoes’s life as a competitor, it was Behring who instigated Yuri to compete and where he found his true calling.

In 2006 Mauricio Behring was shot and killed by the father of his ex fiancé. After the shock and a natural grieving period, Yuri returned to the mats, seeking Ricardo Vieira as his new master and earning his purple and brown belt from Ricardinho at the famous Fight Zone. At Checkmat, Yuri Simoes’s career started to shine with several fantastic wins at the world’s most important tournaments. After a series of good results, Yuri Simoes spent some time in and out of Europe, namely in England where he trained and competed extensively in 2009.

In 2010 Yuri Simoes had a change of heart and switched camps moving with his brother to the rival Atos academy in Rio Claro (Sao Paulo). This move, however, was short lived and feeling that he did not adapt well to the Atos team, he returned to Checkmat and Ricardinho Vieira’s guidance, leaving Atos and his brother behind (Ary Farias stayed at Atos earning his black belt from Ramon Lemos). After a tremendous year of 2011 where Yuri Simoes won the Mundial, the Nogi Worlds (weight and absolute), and the European Open, he was awarded his long awaited black belt by the hands of his instructor on the 29th of December, 2011. In 2013 he moved away from Checkmat, once again and joined the Caio Terra Association.

Yuri Simoes Grappling Record

58 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
44
8
#86e620
Choke
6
1
#5AD3D1
Toe Hold
6
1
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
6
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
6
1
#f58822
Cross choke
6
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
6
1
#ff9124
Cross ck. f/ mount
6
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
6
1
#22c9a5
RNC
6
1
#fad223
Katagatame
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (79%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yuri Simoes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4014Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4674Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
5107Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
5116Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5296Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5668Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
6018Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusDN/AMetamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6526Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2015
7248Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7319Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPts: 4x2US OpenABSF2015
7493Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
7718Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
8244Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9004Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2016
9325Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPointsEBI 6ABSSF2016
3558Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGR12012
3562Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGR22012
3566Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
3998Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGR12012
5111Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSR12014
5113Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5114Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5230Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5235Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG4F2014
5239Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
5293Sergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5295JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5665Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG4F2014
5718Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
5814Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5819Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5821Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5822Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABSF2014
5866Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0No Gi WorldsO100KG4F2014
5870Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
5871Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KGF2014
6078Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
6079James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6223Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6224Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
6483Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6488Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
6489Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
6514Vinicius AgudoWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6523Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSR32015
7243James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG4F2015
7305Many DiasWPts: 13x0American CupABS4F2015
7306Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0American CupABSSF2015
7307Carlos MelloWCross ck. f/ mountAmerican CupABSF2015
7315Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backUS Open94KGF2015
7316Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 5x2US OpenABSGP2015
7318David RoblesWArmbarUS OpenABSGP2015
7489James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS4F2015
7492Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
7647Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7654Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KG4F2015
7656Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
7659Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
7708ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7713Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS4F2015
9000Guybson SaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2016
9314Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
9321Garry TononGarry TononWPointsEBI 6ABS4F2016
9943Dean ListerDean ListerWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 886KGSPF2016
9977Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10523Aaron JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi Worlds97KGSF2016
10524Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KGF2016
10525Aaron JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2016
10527Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsO97KGF2016
10536Marcus WilsonWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10544Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10546Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
10548Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016

Yuri Simoes vs JT Torres (2014)

One Comment

  • Checkmat says:

    Yuri Simoes is a future black belt Jiu-Jitsu World Champion! I had the pleasure of training with him when was at Orange County Jiu-Jitsu with Lucas Leite, getting ready for the no-gi Mundials.

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