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Yuri Simões is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo Vieira, who is 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: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira > Yuri Simões

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2017/2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2016**/2014** black)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2012/2014*)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010)
  • 2nd Place FIVE Grappling Super League (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Open Championship (2010)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2011 brown, 2009** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2011** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2010/2011 brown, 2009** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship Juvenile (2007)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2011** brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2010 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2010* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Drop Seoi Nage & Open Guard

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

Team/Association: Caio Terra Association (CTA)

Yuri Simoes Biography

Yuri Simões was born on June 18, 1990, in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He started practicing 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 Instructional

Yuri Simoes MATCH STATS

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CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 2.00

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Zbigniew Tyszka W 5 0 1 ADCC 4F 2015
Dean Lister W 2 0 0 ADCC 4F 2015
Romulo Barral W 1 0 1 ADCC RR 2015
Keenan Cornelius W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2015
Ricardo Mesquita W 1 1 0 ADCC RR 2015
Hideki Sekine W 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2015
Gordon Ryan L 1 1 0 EBI RR 2016
Evandro Nunes W 4 0 0 EBI 4F 2016
Garry Tonon W 3 0 2 EBI 4F 2016
Jackson Sousa W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
Michael Perez W 0 0 1 ADCC 4F 2017
Roman Dolidze W 1 0 1 ADCC RR 2017
Felipe Pena W 0 0 2 ADCC RR 2017
Tex Johnson W 1 0 1 World NG 4F 2018
Scott Thometz W 2 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Thiago Sa W 0 2 0 World NG RR 2018
Bobby Malof W 2 0 1 World NG RR 2018
Eliot Marshall W 8 0 0 ADCC RR 2019

Yuri Simoes Grappling Record

79 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (3%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
43
9
#86e620
RNC
10
2
#5AD3D1
Choke
5
1
#d1212a
Toe Hold
5
1
#fad11b
Inverted triangle
5
1
#f58822
Ezekiel
5
1
#224aba
Cross choke
5
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
5
1
#bf1f6c
Mounted X choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Choke from back
5
1
#fad223
Katagatame
5
1
#03861f
Submission
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
1
#86e620
Choke from back
25
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
1
#d1212a
Reverse omoplata
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yuri Simoes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4101Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4800Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
5257Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
5266Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5446Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5836Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
6202Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6752Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2015
7491Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7569Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPts: 4x2US OpenABSF2015
7752Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
7980Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
8531Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9331Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2016
9663Gordon RyanGordon RyanLEBI/OTEBI 6ABSSF2016
14542Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCKasai ProABSSPF2017
16296Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReverse omoplataACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16561Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
17753Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
18611Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPts: 11x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18636Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2018
21694Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
24849Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 7x0BJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
24908Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionF2W 164ABSSPF2021
25149Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezLReferee DecisionWNO 7O99KGSPF2021
3637Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGR12012
3641Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGR22012
3645Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
4085Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGR12012
5261Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSR12014
5263Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5264Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5380Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5385Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG4F2014
5389Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
5443Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5445JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5833Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG4F2014
5892Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
5994Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5999Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6001Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2014
6002Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSF2014
6050Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2014
6054Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2014
6055Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2014
6276Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
6277James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6441Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6442Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
6709Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6714Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
6715Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
6740Vinicius AgudoWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6749Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSR32015
7486James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG4F2015
7555Many DiasWPts: 13x0American CupABS4F2015
7556Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0American CupABSSF2015
7557Carlos MelloWMounted X chokeAmerican CupABSF2015
7565Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backUS Open94KGF2015
7566Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 5x2US OpenABSGP2015
7568David RoblesWArmbarUS OpenABSGP2015
7748James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS4F2015
7751Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
7909Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7916Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KG4F2015
7918Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
7921Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
7970Hideki ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7975Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS4F2015
9327Guybson SaGuybson SaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2016
9652Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSR12016
9659Garry TononGarry TononWEBI/OTEBI 6ABS4F2016
10293Dean ListerDean ListerWReferee DecisionF2W 886KGSPF2016
10338Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10926Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2016
10928Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsO97KGF2016
10937Marcus WilsonWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10945Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10947Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
10949Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13499Felipe AbadWSubmissionSan Jose OpenO100KGF2017
13502Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2017
13503Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0San Jose OpenABSF2017
13592Travis StevensTravis StevensWReferee DecisionF2W 44ABSSPF2017
13837Roman DolidzeWPts: 2x0ADCC99KGE12017
13843M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2017
13846Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGSF2017
13848Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x0ADCC99KGF2017
14931Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWReferee DecisionACB 1095KGSPF2018
15708Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPointsSan Jose OpenABS4F2018
15709Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2018
15710Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionSan Jose OpenABSF2018
15717Edmund KimWPts: 7x0San Jose NGOABSSF2018
18267Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWReferee DecisionF2W 94ABSSPF2018
18608Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18616S. ThometzWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18624Robby MalofWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABSR22018
18630Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 5x0NoGi WorldsABSR32018
18634Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2018
19366Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionF2W 104ABSSPF2019
21684Elliot MarshalWArmbarADCCO99KGR12019
26067Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W 172124KGSPF2021
26487Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWReferee DecisionBJJ StarsABSSPF2021

Yuri Simoes vs JT Torres (2014)

Bernardo Faria BJJ Foundations

3 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.

  • Johannes says:

    Yuri has very intelligent and well thought out views on training and is a keen instructor. His english is pretty good too and I would definitely recommend attending a seminar with him.

  • 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.

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