Get ready for one of the biggest professional Jiu-Jitsu matches ever. On Saturday, August 12, 2017, Travis Stevens, who is the 2016 silver medalist judoka will take on 2015 ADCC champion Yuri Simoes. The match will be the main featured event of Fight to Win Pro 44. However, the match is taking place in a very unique venue. It is being held in Steven’s back yard in Boston, Massachusetts. This event will be one to remember and is expected to draw thousands of viewers of the anticipation of seeing these two athletes take each other on for the very first time.
Travis Stevens has been an Olympic athlete since the 2008 games. He competes in the men’s half-middle weight division in Judo. Although his main sport is Judo, he also is trained and competes in Jiu-Jitsu.
Yuri Simoes is a leading competitor in Jiu Jitsu. He joined the Caio-Terra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association in 2013. He has had numerous victories in major competitions including the European Open and the World Nogi Championships. Yuri competes in the heavyweight division and is one of the top athletes in his division.