Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

Yuri Simões
, / 35699 2

Yuri Simões

SHARE
Digitsu Free BJJ Techniques

Yuri Simões is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Ricardo Vieira, being widely regarded as one of the top competitors of his generation. Simões made a name for himself while competing in the lower ranks of the sport, where he won several important competitions such as the IBJJF Mundial, World No-Gi Championship, European Open before earning his black belt, going on to conquer the most important No-Gi tournament of all, the ADCC (2015). 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: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Yuri Simões

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2011 brown, 2009** purple)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016**/2014** black, 2011** brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2012/2014*)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2010/2011 brown, 2009** purple)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2007 junior)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2010)
  • FIVE Grappling Super League Runner-up (2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship Runner-up (2011** brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2016, 2010* brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Open Championship 3rd Place (2010)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: Drop Seoi Nage & Open Guard

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

Team/Association: Caio Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (CBJJA).

Yuri Simoes Biography

Yuri Simões started practising through his father’s influence who already trained BJJ, he was 9 years old when he first put on a kimono. Although Yuri’s first instructor’s name has been lost in the corners of his mind, his second coach, Maurício “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 he returned to Checkmat and Ricardinho Vieira’s guidance.

After a tremendous year of 2011 when Yuri Simoes won the Mundial, the No-Gi 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

62 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    32 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
42
8
#86e620
Ezekiel
5
1
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
5
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
5
1
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
5
1
#f58822
Choke from back
5
1
#224aba
RNC
5
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
5
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
5
1
#22c9a5
Choke
5
1
#fad223
Toe Hold
5
1
#03861f
Inverted triangle
5
1
19
(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

#214eb8
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
4036Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4708Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
5143Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
5152Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5332Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5710Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
6059Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusDN/AMetamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6577Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2015
7300Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7371Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPts: 4x2US OpenABSF2015
7546Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
7771Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
8303Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9067Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2016
9388Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPointsEBI 6ABSSF2016
3570Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGR12012
3574Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGR22012
3578Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
4020Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGR12012
5147Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSR12014
5149Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5150Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5266Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5271Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG4F2014
5275Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
5329Sergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5331JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5707Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG4F2014
5760Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
5856Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5861Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5863Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5864Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABSF2014
5908Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0No Gi WorldsO100KG4F2014
5912Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
5913Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KGF2014
6126Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
6127James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6274Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6275Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
6534Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6539Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
6540Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
6565Vinicius AgudoWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6574Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSR32015
7295James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG4F2015
7357Many DiasWPts: 13x0American CupABS4F2015
7358Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0American CupABSSF2015
7359Carlos MelloWCross ck. f/ mountAmerican CupABSF2015
7367Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backUS Open94KGF2015
7368Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 5x2US OpenABSGP2015
7370David RoblesWArmbarUS OpenABSGP2015
7542James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS4F2015
7545Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
7700Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7707Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KG4F2015
7709Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
7712Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
7761ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7766Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS4F2015
9063Guybson SaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2016
9377Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
9384Garry TononGarry TononWPointsEBI 6ABS4F2016
10008Dean ListerDean ListerWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 886KGSPF2016
10042Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10590Aaron JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi Worlds97KGSF2016
10591Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KGF2016
10592Aaron JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2016
10594Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsO97KGF2016
10603Marcus WilsonWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10611Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10613Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
10615Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
12930Felipe AbadWSubmissionSan Jose OpenO100KGF2017
12933Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2017
12934Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0San Jose OpenABSF2017
13003Travis StevensWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 44ABSSPF2017

Yuri Simoes vs JT Torres (2014)

2 Comments

  • 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.

  • Graplo says:

    Yuri has always been an inspiration to us. He is relentless on his attacks, has a heart of a lion, and he loves his team. Grateful to have him as an instructor at CTA.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PASSWORD RESET

LOG IN