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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
Ezekiel
4
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Brabo choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Triangle w/ arm
4
1
#fad223
Palm to palm
4
1
#03861f
Choke from mount
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (38%)
  • 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
4521R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLAdvBrasileiroO100KGSF2013
4625Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4697Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLDQWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
5153Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLEstima lockPan AmericanABSR32014
5262Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLChoke from backPan AmericanO100KGSF2014
5341Lucas LepriLucas LepriLArmbarWP MontrealABSSF2014
5454Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLwristlockWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5534Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR32014
5679Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2014
5795Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasLPts: 3x0No Gi Pan Am.O100KGF2014
5804AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2014
5817Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi WorldsABSRDS2014
5874Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPointsNo Gi WorldsO100KGSF2014
5925Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLKneebarNYC ProO100KGF2014
5963Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 5x4Asian OpenABSF2014
6650James PuopoloJames PuopoloLPts: 7x4Pan AmericanO100KG4F2015
7140Alexander TransAlexander TransLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
7495Joao AssisJoao AssisLHeel hookFIVE SLABS4F2015
7628Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2015
8743Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
8788Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaLReferee DecisionUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
8791Thiago SaThiago SaLPts: 4x0UAEJJF NYC ProHWABSSF2016
8792Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoLPts: 5x2UAEJJF NYC ProHWABS3RD2016
9021Dany GerardDany GerardLChokePan AmericanO100KG4F2016
9054Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
10730Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLN/ANY BJJ ProO94KGSF2016
3753Daniel GarciaDaniel GarciaWKimuraTeam NationalsO88KGNA2012
4519Tiago ReinaldoWEzekielBrasileiroO100KGR12013
4520C. de PlasticoWPointsBrasileiroO100KG4F2013
4597Max FreitasWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4614Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4691Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 8x0World Champ.O100KGR12013
4695R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0World Champ.O100KG4F2013
5148Tiago GiussaniWChokePan AmericanABSR22014
5334Tiago GiussaniWTriangleWP MontrealO100KGR12014
5335UnknownWTriangleWP MontrealO100KG4F2014
5336UnknownWKimuraWP MontrealO100KGSF2014
5337Keneth BrownWArmbarWP MontrealO100KGF2014
5338Tanner RiceTanner RiceWCross chokeWP MontrealABS4F2014
5389Martin OttavianoWChokeCopa PodioABSSPF2014
5449Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5525Raphael GoulartWChokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5533R. GoulartWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5674UnknownWTriangleWorld Champ.O100KGR12014
5675Kitner MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGR22014
5794Bruno BastosBruno BastosWTriangleNo Gi Pan Am.O100KGSF2014
5796Gabriel ToribioWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12014
5801Enrique CocoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2014
5871Gabriel VieiraWPts: 2x0No Gi WorldsO100KG4F2014
5923Kenneth BrownWTriangleNYC ProO100KGSF2014
5960UnknownWChokeAsian OpenABS4F2014
5961Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 10x0Asian OpenABSSF2014
5967Charles GasparWBrabo chokeAsian OpenO100KGF2014
6648Daniel TsatsosWTrianglePan AmericanO100KGR12015
7116Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7130Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
7258Keneth BrownWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG8F2015
7624Juskowiak MateuszWTriangle w/ armADCCO99KGR12015
7908Jason LeesWPalm to palmNoGi Pan AmsO100KGSF2015
7909Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan AmsO100KGF2015
8742Q. RosenzweigWChoke from mountUS National ProABSSF2016
8786Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvUAEJJF NYC ProO94KGRR2016
8789Aaron JohnsonWCross chokeUAEJJF NYC ProHWABS4F2016
9016Pablo LemosWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanO100KG8F2016
9037Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWKimuraPan AmericanABSR22016

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