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Abraham Marte is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Abraham Tabar from team Basico BJJ of the Dominican Republic. The powerhouse Abraham Marte Messina was the first high end competitor to come out of the Dominic Republic 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:

  • World Champion (2012 brown)
  •  IBJJF World Masters Champion (2014 weight & absolute)
  • Pan American No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • Rio Open Champion (2011 brown)
  • World Cup Champion (2011 brown – CBJJO)
  • New York Open Champion (2009 purple)
  • World Championship 2nd Place (2011 brown)
  • Pan American Championship 2nd Place (2012 brown)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2015/2013 black, 2009 purple)
  • Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2010 brown)
  • Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2013 black)

Favorite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

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

Team/Association: Basico BJJ / GF Team

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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 intermediate of a friend named Samuel. The classes were taught by Abraham Tabar, a Judo black belt who loved newaza (the ground work 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

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Abraham Marte Grappling Record

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (72%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • 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
Palm to palm
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
    11 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • 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
4519R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLAdvBrasileiroO100KGSF2013
4623Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4695Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLDQWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5150Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5259Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5338Lucas LepriLucas LepriLArmbarWP MontrealABSSF2014
5451Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLwristlockWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5531Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5677Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2014
5793Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPts: 3x0No Gi Pan Am.O100KGF2014
5802AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5815Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5872Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
5923Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
5962Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6649James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 7x4Pan AmericanO100KG1/4F2015
7138Alexander TransAlexander TransLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7492Joao AssisJoao AssisLHeel hookFIVE SLABS1/4F2015
7625Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG1/4F2015
8735Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
8780Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLReferee DecisionUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
8783Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 4x0UAEJJF NYC ProHWABSSF2016
8784Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLPts: 5x2UAEJJF NYC ProHWABS3RD2016
9013Dany GerardDany GerardLChokePan AmericanO100KG1/4F2016
9046Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS1/8F2016
3751Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWKimuraTeam NationalsO88KGNA2012
4517Tiago ReinaldoWEzekielBrasileiroO100KGR12013
4518C. de PlasticoWPointsBrasileiroO100KG1/4F2013
4595Max FreitasWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4612Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4689Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 8x0World Champ.O100KGR12013
4693R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
5145Tiago GiussaniWChokePan AmericanABSR22014
5331Tiago GiussaniWTriangleWP MontrealO100KGR12014
5332UnknownWTriangleWP MontrealO100KG1/4F2014
5333UnknownWKimuraWP MontrealO100KGSF2014
5334Keneth BrownWArmbarWP MontrealO100KGF2014
5335Tanner RiceTanner RiceWCross chokeWP MontrealABS1/4F2014
5386Martin OttavianoWChokeCopa PodioABSSPF2014
5446Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5522Raphael GoulartWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5530R. GoulartWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5672UnknownWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGR12014
5673Kitner MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR22014
5792Bruno BastosBruno BastosWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.O100KGSF2014
5794Gabriel ToribioWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5799Enrique CocoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS1/4F2014
5869Gabriel VieiraWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KG1/4F2014
5921Kenneth BrownWTriangleNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5959UnknownWChokeAsian OpenABS1/4F2014
5960Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 10x0Asian OpenABSSF2014
5966Charles GasparWBrabo chokeAsian OpenO100KGF2014
6647Daniel TsatsosWTrianglePan AmericanO100KGR12015
7115Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7128Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
7256Keneth BrownWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/8F2015
7621Juskowiak MateuszWTriangle w/ armADCCO99KGR12015
7905Jason LeesWPalm to palmNoGi Pan AmsO100KGSF2015
7906Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan AmsO100KGF2015
8734Q. RosenzweigWChoke from mountUS National ProABSSF2016
8778Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
8781Aaron JohnsonWCross chokeUAEJJF NYC ProHWABS1/4F2016
9008Pablo LemosWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanO100KG1/8F2016
9029Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016

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Abraham Marte vs Ronis Gracie

 

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