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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 (2017/2015)
  • 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)

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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

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    37 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
42
8
#86e620
Choke
5
1
#5AD3D1
Toe Hold
5
1
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
5
1
#fad11b
Ezekiel
5
1
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
5
1
#ff9124
Mounted X choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
5
1
#22c9a5
RNC
5
1
#fad223
Katagatame
5
1
#03861f
Submission
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (73%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
1
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yuri Simoes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4067Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4744Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
5182Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
5191Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5371Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5751Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
6099Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusDN/AMetamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6625Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2015
7355Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7426Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPts: 4x2US OpenABSF2015
7602Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
7828Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
8372Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9144Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2016
9465Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPointsEBI 6ABSSF2016
14004Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCKasai ProABSSPF2017
3601Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGR12012
3605Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGR22012
3609Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
4051Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGR12012
5186Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSR12014
5188Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5189Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5305Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5310Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG4F2014
5314Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
5368Sergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5370JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5748Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG4F2014
5800Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
5896Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5901Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2No Gi WorldsABS4F2014
5903Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNo Gi WorldsABSSF2014
5904Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABSF2014
5948Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0No Gi WorldsO100KG4F2014
5952Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
5953Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KGF2014
6166Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
6167James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6316Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6317Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
6582Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6587Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
6588Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
6613Vinicius AgudoWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6622Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSR32015
7350James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG4F2015
7412Many DiasWPts: 13x0American CupABS4F2015
7413Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0American CupABSSF2015
7414Carlos MelloWMounted X chokeAmerican CupABSF2015
7422Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backUS Open94KGF2015
7423Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 5x2US OpenABSGP2015
7425David RoblesWArmbarUS OpenABSGP2015
7598James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS4F2015
7601Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
7757Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7764Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KG4F2015
7766Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
7769Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
7818ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7823Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS4F2015
9140Guybson SaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2016
9454Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
9461Garry TononGarry TononWPointsEBI 6ABS4F2016
10087Dean ListerDean ListerWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 886KGSPF2016
10126Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10686Aaron JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi Worlds97KGSF2016
10687Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KGF2016
10688Aaron JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2016
10690Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsO97KGF2016
10699Marcus WilsonWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10707Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10709Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
10711Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13071Felipe AbadWSubmissionSan Jose OpenO100KGF2017
13074Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2017
13075Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0San Jose OpenABSF2017
13149Travis StevensWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 44ABSSPF2017
13375Roman DolidzeWPts: 2x0ADCC99KGE12017
13381M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2017
13384Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGSF2017
13386Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x0ADCC99KGF2017
14326Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWReferee DecisionACB 1095KGSPF2018
15011Nisar LoynabWN/ASan Jose OpenABS4F2018
15013Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2018
15014Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionSan Jose OpenABSF2018

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.

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