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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, and 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 (2022* / 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

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Yuri Simoes Grappling Record

88 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    42 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    16 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    3 (3%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (2%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
43
9
#86e620
RNC
10
2
#5AD3D1
Inverted triangle
5
1
#d1212a
Ezekiel
5
1
#fad11b
Cross choke
5
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
5
1
#224aba
Mounted X choke
5
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
5
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
5
1
#22c9a5
Submission
5
1
#fad223
Choke
5
1
#03861f
Toe Hold
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Yuri Simoes Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4106Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 3x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4808Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 8x0World Champ.94KG4F2013
5265Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0European94KGF2014
5274Alexander TransAlexander TransLArmbarEuropeanABSF2014
5460Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5850Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPts: 8x5World Champ.100KGSF2014
6216Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6770Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2015
7509Joao RochaJoao RochaLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2015
7587Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaLPts: 4x2US OpenABSF2015
7770Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0FIVE SLABSF2015
7998Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLReferee DecisionADCCABSSF2015
8549Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9349Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2016
9681Gordon RyanGordon RyanLEBI/OTEBI 6ABSSF2016
14573Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCKasai ProABSSPF2017
16345Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReverse omoplataACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16610Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD2018
17810Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
18686Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPts: 11x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18711Gordon RyanGordon RyanLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2018
21812Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
25059Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 7x0BJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
25119Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionF2W 164ABSSPF2021
25363Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezLReferee DecisionWNO 7O99KGSPF2021
34944Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2022
3643Leonardo IturraldeWArmbarPan American94KGR12012
3647Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChokePan American94KGR22012
3651Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2012
4090Nathan ZiglerWToe HoldWorld Champ.94KGR12012
5269Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWInverted triangleEuropeanABSR12014
5271Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarEuropeanABS4F2014
5272Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0EuropeanABSSF2014
5394Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 17x0Pan American94KG8F2014
5399Jackson SousaJackson SousaWAdvPan American94KG4F2014
5403Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWAdvPan American94KGSF2014
5457Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5459JT TorresJT TorresWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5847Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWPts: 3x2World Champ.100KG4F2014
5906Alessandro SilvaWArmbarSF OpenO100KGF2014
6008Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6013Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
6015Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWArmbarNoGi WorldsABSSF2014
6016Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSF2014
6064Felipe BuenoWPts: 7x0NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2014
6068Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPointsNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2014
6069Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO100KGF2014
6290Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 8x0Long Beach ProO94KGSF2014
6291James PuopoloJames PuopoloWEzekielLong Beach ProO94KGF2014
6459Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsJJ World League94KGSF2015
6460Gabriel CheccoWN/AJJ World League94KGF2015
6727Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarSF OpenABS4F2015
6732Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarSF OpenABSSF2015
6733Magid HageWCross chokeSF OpenABSF2015
6758Vinicius AgudoWBow and arrowPan AmericanABSR22015
6767Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWPts: 10x2Pan AmericanABSR32015
7504James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 7x4World Champ.100KG4F2015
7573Many DiasWPts: 13x0American CupABS4F2015
7574Diego HerzogWPts: 7x0American CupABSSF2015
7575Carlos MelloWMounted X chokeAmerican CupABSF2015
7583Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backUS Open94KGF2015
7584Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 5x2US OpenABSGP2015
7586David RoblesWArmbarUS OpenABSGP2015
7766James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 6x2FIVE SLABS4F2015
7769Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionFIVE SLABSSF2015
7927Ricardo MesquitaWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7934Zbigniew TyszkaWRNCADCC88KG4F2015
7936Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2015
7939Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
7988Hideki ShrekWReferee DecisionADCCABSR12015
7993Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x3ADCCABS4F2015
9345Guybson SaGuybson SaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2016
9670Evandro NunesEvandro NunesWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSR12016
9677Garry TononGarry TononWEBI/OTEBI 6ABS4F2016
10311Dean ListerDean ListerWReferee DecisionF2W 886KGSPF2016
10356Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWReferee DecisionBerkut 3ABSSPF2016
10944Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2016
10946Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsO97KGF2016
10955Marcus WilsonWKatagatameNoGi WorldsABS8F2016
10963Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS4F2016
10965Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSSF2016
10967Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 0x0, PenNoGi WorldsABSF2016
13522Felipe AbadWSubmissionSan Jose OpenO100KGF2017
13525Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2017
13526Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 2x0San Jose OpenABSF2017
13617Travis StevensTravis StevensWReferee DecisionF2W 44ABSSPF2017
13863Roman DolidzeWPts: 2x0ADCC99KGE12017
13869M. PerezWReferee DecisionADCC99KG4F2017
13872Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 3x0ADCC99KGSF2017
13874Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x0ADCC99KGF2017
14969Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWReferee DecisionACB 1095KGSPF2018
15755Nisar LoynabNisar LoynabWPointsSan Jose OpenABS4F2018
15756Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWPointsSan Jose OpenABSSF2018
15757Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWReferee DecisionSan Jose OpenABSF2018
15764Edmund KimWPts: 7x0San Jose NGOABSSF2018
18337Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWReferee DecisionF2W 94ABSSPF2018
18683Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 19x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18691S. ThometzWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18699Robby MalofWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABSR22018
18705Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 5x0NoGi WorldsABSR32018
18709Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2018
19458Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionF2W 104ABSSPF2019
21802Elliot MarshalWArmbarADCCO99KGR12019
26292Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W 172124KGSPF2021
26730Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWReferee DecisionBJJ StarsABSSPF2021
27931Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWReferee DecisionF2W 185ABSSPF2021
29245Jed HueWPointsRaw GC94KG4F2021
29247Taylor PearmanWPointsRaw GC94KGSF2021
29248Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWN/ARaw GC94KGF2021
34939Luke GriffithWReferee DecisionADCC99KGR12022
34980Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABS8F2022
34990Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezWReferee DecisionADCCABS4F2022
34992Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 2x0ADCCABSSF2022
34993Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 0x0, PenADCCABSF2022

Yuri Simoes vs JT Torres (2014)

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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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