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Abraham Marte

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Abraham Marte is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Abraham Tabar from team Basico BJJ of the Dominican Republic. One of the top ultra-heavyweight competitors of his generation, Marte was also the first high-end submission grappler to come out of this Caribbean nation, and the first to medal at the World Championships in a black belt division.

Abraham Marte Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Abraham J. Marte Messina

Nickname: He is often called “Loco” which means crazy in Spanish, Abraham’s native tongue. The name started among his Jiu-Jitsu training partners due to Abraham’s obsession for Jiu-Jitsu.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Fernando Yamasaki > Abraham Tabar > Abraham Marte Messina

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Masters Championship (2014**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan American Championship No-Gi (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 / 2013)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013)

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2011 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJO World Cup (2011 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Open (2009 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2011 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan American Championship (2012 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2009 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2010 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (over 221lbs/100kg)

Team/Association: Basico BJJ / GF Team

Abraham Marte Messina Biography

Abraham Marte Messina was born on June 27, 1980, in San Domingo, Dominican Republic. Marte’s father was a former sports minister and through his father’s connections with the sporting world, he started practicing Judo as a youngster.

In the late 1990’s Abraham saw the first UFC’s and was amazed by Royce Gracie‘s technique, which he used to win the first two editions of the event. Although Marte wanted to start doing the Jiu-Jitsu of the Gracie family, he lived in a small and isolated country which did not have access to the martial art. It was only by the end of 2001 that Abraham Marte finally had his first BJJ class. Abraham found out about this academy that was teaching Jiu-Jitsu by the intermediate of a friend named Samuel. The classes were taught by Abraham Tabar, a Judo black belt who loved newaza (the groundwork aspect of Judo) and would often travel to the United States to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from people such as Romero Cavalcanti (and later Royce Gracie and Fernando Yamasaki).

Though Abraham Marte enjoyed Jiu-Jitsu thoroughly he had to stop training in 2002 due to a serious injury to his back. At the time Abraham was employed as a DJ, working nights and leading a life of excess but with time and dedication, he left his former life behind in order to recover and come back to BJJ, which he did in 2006.

Being a natural athlete at Jiu-Jitsu he decided to start competing for fun. His first big competition was taken when he was a blue belt in Puerto Rico, a tournament he won in his weight division and the absolute, this was an important landmark in Marte’s competitive life as it instilled the desire to compete more often.

Though Messina could only train 4x per week, he still managed to compete regularly abroad, winning several important medals. In his constant quest for improvement and testing within the sport, Abraham Marte traveled often to Brazil where he met and befriended Joao Gabriel Rocha. The two created a strong bond and while in Brazil, Abraham Marte trained extensively at the Soul Fighters academy, spending time at the Rocha household as a guest of the family.

Abraham Marte’s passion for Jiu Jitsu overflowed to his wife who also became a BJJ enthusiast and competitor.

Banner picture taken by Preston Smith Photography & Design

Abraham Marte Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
25
7
#86e620
Choke
14
4
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
4
#d1212a
Kimura
11
3
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
7
2
#f58822
Cross choke
7
2
#224aba
Triangle w/ arm
4
1
#ff9124
Short choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from mount
4
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
4
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
4
1
#03861f
Brabo choke
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
30
3
#86e620
Armbar
20
2
#5AD3D1
Estima lock
10
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
10
1
#fad11b
wristlock
10
1
#f58822
Heel hook
10
1
#224aba
Choke
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Abraham Marte Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4639R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLAdvBrasileiroO100KGSF2013
4744Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4818Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLDQWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5293Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5402Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5483Lucas LepriLucas LepriLArmbarWP MontrealABSSF2014
5603Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLwristlockWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5688Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5834Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
5962Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPts: 3x0No Gi Pan Am.O100KGF2014
5971AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5984Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
6045Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsNoGi WorldsO100KGSF2014
6096Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
6133Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6863James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 7x4Pan AmericanO100KG4F2015
7368Alexander TransAlexander TransLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7739Joao AssisJoao AssisLHeel hookFIVE SLABS4F2015
7875Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2015
9036Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9089Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 4x0UAEJJF NYC ProHWABSSF2016
9090Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLPts: 5x2UAEJJF NYC ProHWABS3RD2016
9326Dany GerardDany GerardLChokePan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9359Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
11103Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLN/ANY BJJ ProO94KGSF2016
3831Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWKimuraTeam NationalsO88KGNA2012
4637Tiago ReinaldoWEzekielBrasileiroO100KGR12013
4638C. de PlasticoWPointsBrasileiroO100KG4F2013
4716Max FreitasWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4733Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4812Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 8x0World Champ.O100KGR12013
4816R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2013
5288Tiago GiussaniWChokePan AmericanABSR22014
5476Tiago GiussaniWTriangleWP MontrealO100KGR12014
5477UnknownWTriangleWP MontrealO100KG4F2014
5478UnknownWKimuraWP MontrealO100KGSF2014
5479Keneth BrownWArmbarWP MontrealO100KGF2014
5480Tanner RiceTanner RiceWCross chokeWP MontrealABS4F2014
5538Martin OttavianoWChokeCopa PodioABSSPF2014
5598Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5679Raphael GoulartWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5687R. GoulartWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5829UnknownWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGR12014
5830Kitner MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR22014
5961Bruno BastosBruno BastosWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.O100KGSF2014
5963Gabriel ToribioWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5968Enrique CocoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
6042Gabriel VieiraWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO100KG4F2014
6094Kenneth BrownWTriangleNYC ProO100KGSF2014
6130UnknownWChokeAsian OpenABS4F2014
6131Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 10x0Asian OpenABSSF2014
6137Charles GasparWBrabo chokeAsian OpenO100KGF2014
6861Daniel TsatsosWTrianglePan AmericanO100KGR12015
7344Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7358Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7487Keneth BrownWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2015
7871Juskowiak MateuszWTriangle w/ armADCCO99KGR12015
8168Jason LeesWShort chokeNoGi Pan AmsO100KGSF2015
8169Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan AmsO100KGF2015
9035Q. RosenzweigWChoke from mountUS National ProABSSF2016
9084Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
9086Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
9087Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWCross chokeUAEJJF NYC ProHWABS4F2016
9321Pablo LemosWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanO100KG8F2016
9342Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016

Abraham Marte vs Zander Heinen

Abraham Marte vs Ronis Gracie

 

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