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Yuta Shimada is a judo and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, the latter a rank earned from Naoya Uematsu of the Nexusense academy. Shimada is also one of the top Japanese representatives in grappling’s international circuit, a reputation earned through his wins in important tournaments such as the IBJJF Asian Open and the ADCC Asia & Oceania trials while having also medalled in the World Championship and Brazilian Nationals in the lower belt division.

Yuta Shimada Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Yuta Shimada

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa > Naoya Uematsu > Yuta Shimada

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC Asian Trials (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018/2017/2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Salvador Spring Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Salvador Spring NoGi Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2015 brown, 2013 purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Championship 2nd Place (2013* purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2016 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Underhook Passing, Single X Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Nexusense

Yuta Shimada Biography

Yuta Shimada was born on September 25, 1992, in the Ibaraki prefecture, a suburb of Tokyo – Japan.

As a 5-year-old Shimada was enrolled in judo classes, a sport/martial art he played until he graduated from junior high school (age 15), being a first-degree black belt at the time of his exit from the judo mats. During his mid teens, Yuta had become increasingly interested in mixed martial arts (MMA), and given that he had stopped judo training he decided to enroll in a combat gym.

Mitsuteru Yasumura was Yuta Shimada’s first jiu-jitsu instructor when he started at the age of 16. Later Satoshi Koutani took control of the training and it was he who graded the young athlete in both his blue and purple belts.

Shimada became a member of the NEXUSENSE academy as a purple belt, with his tuition being handed to Naoya Uematsu (the head coach) and Takehiro Mori. Under the guidance of these two instructors, Yuta became one of the top competitors in the Japanese grappling scene, going on to achieve great results in the world scene also.

In 2015 Yuta started making regular trips to his favorite grappler’s gym, Marcelo Garcia in New York City. The visits to Garcia had a big impact on Shimada’s game, him being the Japanese competitor’s biggest stylistic influence.

Yuta Shimada’s repeated success in the top tournaments of jiu-jitsu during his lower belt run – which included medals in the World, Asian, Brasileiro, and Pans Championships earned Yuta Shimada his black belt from the hands of Naoya Uematsu on August 2016.

Cover photo (C)MMAPLANET

Yuta Shimada Grappling Record

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
21
3
#86e620
Choke from back
21
3
#5AD3D1
Loop choke
7
1
#d1212a
Kimura
7
1
#fad11b
Clock choke
7
1
#f58822
Mounted guillotine
7
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
7
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
7
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
7
1
#22c9a5
North south choke
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (10%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Yuta Shimada Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12066Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x0Pan American64KG4F2017
13004Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG8F2017
13846Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0ADCC66KGE12017
15280Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGSF2018
16363Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
18720Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 0x0, PenEuropean Open64KGR12019
20026Alex SodreAlex SodreLPointsBrasileiro64KG4F2019
20363Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 8x2World Champ.64KGR22019
22237Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 4x0South American70KGSF2019
22412Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLChoke from backPorto Alegre Open70KGF2019
10482Kouhei EbashiWPointsAsian Open64KGR12016
10483Takuto KakoWPointsAsian Open64KG4F2016
10484Hideyuki YamadaWRNCAsian Open64KGSF2016
10485Kazuhiro MiyachiWPointsAsian Open64KGF2016
11328Yoshiyuki OnishiWMounted guillotineTokyo Open70KGF2016
11360Nariman MynbayevWPointsADCC Trials66KGR12017
11361Robert SabaruddinWPointsADCC Trials66KG4F2017
11362Kaldar AbdikabylWPointsADCC Trials66KGSF2017
11363Takafumi SanoWRNCADCC Trials66KGF2017
12061Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12017
12996Wallace SantosWAdvWorld Champ.64KGR12017
13617William MeloWBow and arrowAsian Open64KG4F2017
13618Hitoshi TomitaWCross chokeAsian Open64KGSF2017
13619Hideyuki YamadaWPts: 2x0Asian Open64KGF2017
15279Manuel MaciasWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2018
16351Washington LimaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR12018
16360Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWInjuryWorld Champ.64KGR22018
17205Gyeongseop LeeWChokeAsian Open64KG4F2018
17206Yuto HiraoWPts: 20x2Asian Open64KGSF2018
17207Shimon KagiyamaWNorth south chokeAsian Open64KGF2018
20024N/AWLoop chokeBrasileiro64KGR12019
22229Josias FerreiraWPointsSouth American70KGR12019
22235Osmar TellesWRNCSouth American70KG4F2019
22371Leonardo CruzWChoke from backSalvador SPO70KG4F2019
22372Matheus CarlosWPointsSalvador SPO70KGSF2019
22374Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPts: 4x2Salvador SPO70KGF2019
22385Matheus CarlosWKimuraSalvador SNGO67KGF2019
22411Gabriel MachadoWN/APorto Alegre Open70KGSF2019
22848Felipe ReisWPts: 12x0Atlanta WO70KG4F2020
22852Rodrigo FrancioneWClock chokeAtlanta WO70KGSF2020
22854Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO70KGF2020

Yuta Shimada vs Yoshiyuki Onishi (2016)

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