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Yuri Simoes is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and MMA fighter from Rio de Janeiro. He is a two-time ADCC champion in different weight classes, winning gold in 2015 at -88kg and 2017 in the -99kg division. Born on June 18, 1990, Simoes trains under coach Caio Terra in San Jose, CA and represents Brasa CTA. He is four-time IBJJF World No-Gi champion, winning double gold in 2014 and 2016. In 2020 he made his professional MMA debut with ONE Championship.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Jun 28, 2021

    Nobody could have predicted the end of the no-gi match between Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Matheus Diniz at BJJ Stars VI. A candidate for the most surprising, complicated and controversial finish to a grappling match in living memory, Diniz put Barbosa to sleep with a choke but it was deemed to have been applied after time had run out. Below, I’ll attempt to clarify what happened and you can even see my analysis of the video to determine whether the choke was legit or not.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Jun 7, 2021

    We asked what would happen to the ADCC superfight when word came that Gordon Ryan wasn't competing any more, but we didn't expect to get an update this quickly. Andre Galvao has confirmed his participation, the only question now is who will he face?
  3. Heavyweight Clash At Fight to Win 172: Yuri Simoes vs Devhonte Johnson

    Heavyweight Clash At Fight to Win 172: Yuri Simoes vs Devhonte Johnson

    Jun 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch Fight to Win 172 on FloGrappling.
  4. BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    Jun 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch the upcoming BJJ Stars event on FloGrappling.
  5. Live Updates & Results | WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Live Updates & Results | WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Mar 26, 2021

    Tonight, the no.1-ranked pound for pound grappler will take on yet another top-ranked contender. Gordon Ryan is set to face the no.1-ranked middleweight, Vagner Rocha in the main event at Who’s Number One, a 30-minute match.
  6. Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Mar 22, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha.
  7. By ADCC Standards, The Wrestling of Yuri Simoes Is Superior To Nicky Rod's

    By ADCC Standards, The Wrestling of Yuri Simoes Is Superior To Nicky Rod's

    Mar 11, 2021

    By consensus, the co-main event at Who’s Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha is going to be a wrestling showdown between two of the best takedown artists in the heavyweight division.
  8. Nick Rodriguez And Yuri Simões To Meet At WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Nick Rodriguez And Yuri Simões To Meet At WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Mar 2, 2021

    Who’s Number One returns on March 26 for WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vanger Rocha. Both athletes in the main event are ADCC medalists, and they’ll be joined on the card by two more member of that exclusive club. In the co-main event, two-time ADCC gold medalist Yuri Simões will take on the Danaher Death Squad’s Nick Rodriguez.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Lauded by Joe Rogan, Vagner Is On An Unstoppable Run

    Grappling Bulletin: Lauded by Joe Rogan, Vagner Is On An Unstoppable Run

    Feb 22, 2021

    Vagner Rocha has been on a tear and though he brings out the haters every time he competes he has fans in high places, including none other than Joe Rogan.
  10. Vagner Rocha Takes On Two-Time ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes at Fight to Win 164

    Vagner Rocha Takes On Two-Time ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes at Fight to Win 164

    Feb 17, 2021

    Fight to Win will see two no-gi grappling titans face off on Friday, February 19, 2021 as Vagner Rocha moves up in weight to take on two-time ADCC champion Yuri Simoes in the main event of Fight to Win 164. 
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Feb 8, 2021

    Felipe Pena cruised to victory at the BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix but it was a night of surprises and upsets. Find out what you need to know in this week's Grappling Bulletin. Don't forget to watch the live Grappling Bulletin show at 4:30pm CT on the FloGrappling site, app, YouTube channel and Facebook pages. 
  12. Live Updates & Results | BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Live Updates & Results | BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 6, 2021

    BJJ Stars is back on FloGrappling for the Heavyweight Grand Prix. If you're outside of Brazil, you can watch it here on Saturday, Feb. 6 starting at 4 p.m. CT. 
  13. Longtime Rivals On Collision Course at BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Longtime Rivals On Collision Course at BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 2, 2021

    BJJ STARS V: Heavyweight Grand Prix is bound to stir up some old grudges and add new layers to the deeply interwoven heavyweight divisions. The eight-man bracket will feature some of the most consistently top-performing heavyweights and super heavyweights of the last five years. 
  14. Grappling Bulletin: A Landmark Moment For Women's Grappling

    Grappling Bulletin: A Landmark Moment For Women's Grappling

    Feb 1, 2021

    This week marks the start of a new era for Grappling Bulletin. Every Monday morning we will publish a new and improved news and recap article like you’re used to, and at 4:30pm Central Time we’ll debut the first episode of the Grappling Bulletin podcast! You can watch it live on the FloGrappling homepage and app as well as on YouTube and Facebook. 
  15. Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

    Five World Champs On Heavyweight Grand Prix Roster For BJJ STARS V

    Jan 19, 2021

    BJJ Stars returns to FloGrappling with a Heavyweight Grand Prix which is sure to be electric. Eight of the most explosive Brazilian heavyweights will take their shots at a massive cash prize.