NewsSeptember 26, 2022

Brazillian Three-Time ADCC World Champion Yuri Simões Holidays at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives

Brazillian Ji-Jitsu world champion Yuri Simões is on vacation enjoying some sun, sand and sea in the Maldives at Hard Rock Hotel Maldives.

Yuri Simões is a Brazillian grappler and mixed martial artist. Simões won his first ADCC medal in 2015, winning the 2015 ADCC 88 kg gold medal. He beat Keenan Cornelius, Romulo Barral, Zbigniew Tyszka and Ricardo Mesquita during the tournament. He also participated in the 2017 edition of the ADCC, competing in the 99 kg weight category. Yuri beat Roman Dolidze by points in the opening round, Mike Perez by decision in the quarterfinals, Jackson Sousa by points in the semifinals and Felipe Pena by points in the finals to once again win the gold medal.


Simões also won four gold medals in the World No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship, winning the gold medal in both his and the absolute weight categories in both 2014 and 2016. Simões won his third ADCC title, this time in Absolute after defeating Lachlan Giles, Nick Rodriguez, Roberto Abreu and Nicholas Meregali in the 2022 ADCC World Championship final.

Simões has been seen posing for a photo with Hard Rock Hotel and The Marina at Crossroads Maldives, Managing Director Tolga Unan at The Red Mat (is affiliated with Checkmat, an international Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association and team founded in 2008 by Leo Vieira and headquartered in Long Beach, California, USA) on social media.

Hard Rock Hotel Maldives is a five-star beach resort in the Indian Ocean. Where music is forte and infused with underwater tunes at Pool Bar, memorabilia at Hard Rock Cafe Maldives, and Crosley turntable amenity.