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Alex Munis dos Santos is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiró as well as a representative of the Dream Art / Alliance Academy coalition, who worked extensively with Rodrigo Feijão and the Clube Feijão workgroup during the early stages of his professional career. Competing alongside his brothers, Anderson and Erich Munis, Alex became widely recognized as one of the rising stars of the sport after his breakthrough performances in important tournaments of the international circuit, including at the 2020 Copa Podio Lightweight Grand Prix, a professional event that featured some of the top athletes in the sport. Alex earned a silver medal in the aforementioned GP as a brown belt, a deed he would repeat in his black belt debut, later that year.

Alex Munis Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Alex Munis dos Santos

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Isaque Bahiense > Alex Munis

Lineage 2:  Carlos Gracie (Senior)> Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie >Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Fábio Gurgel > Gabriel Figueiró > Alex Munis

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place AJP South America Continental Pro (2021)
  • 2nd Place Copa Podio MW Grand Prix (2020)
  • 2nd Place Copa Podio LW Grand Prix (2020***)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020/2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 blue)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019 purple)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF World Pro (2018 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute
*** Competed as a brown belt in mixed pro-division

Favorite Position/Technique: Botinha, Estima Lock

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Dream Art

Alex Munis Biography

Alex Munis was born in 1994, in Panorama, a city located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Growing up, Alex’s dad was a big influence on him and his brothers, and it was he who inspired all three brothers to follow sports and martial arts.

In 2013 Alex started working with his father in the nearby town of Três Lagoas. There he discovered a jiu-jitsu academy, an affiliate of Nova União and Clube Feijão where Munis initiated his jiu-jitsu career. His brothers, Anderson and Erich would later join a jiu-jitsu academy in their home town, following the footsteps of Alex – the eldest.

As blue belts, the Munis brothers decided to try and pursue jiu-jitsu as a career. As Alex already had a connection with Clube Feijão – one of the biggest producers of grappling talent in Brazil, the brothers decided to apply for a scholarship at the team’s headquarters, all being accepted by the well-known Maringá based school. The first of the brothers to move to the training center were Alex and Anderson, with the youngest (Erich) joining them the following year.

Under the guidance of Rodrigo Feijão, at CF, the Munis brothers went from unknown, small-town athletes to being recognized among the hottest prospects in the sport, a reputation earned during their purple belt campaigns.

Although doing very well, competition-wise during this period, particularly Alex, the Munis bros struggled to earn a living in the sport, often recurring to Go Fund Me type campaigns to make ends meet and pay their tournament fees. It was after reaching out for support on social media to compete at an international tournament that the brothers were contacted by Israel Bahiense, a representative of the Dream Art project – a brand new training center, fully dedicated to supporting and producing high-level, professional jiu-jitsu athletes.

Training with Dream Art turned out to become a resounding success for all three siblings. Their outstanding careers earned the Munis brothers, their black belt by Dream Art’s team leaders, Isaque Bahiense, and Gabriel Figueiró in a ceremony that took place on September 28, 2020.

Alex Munis Grappling Record

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
50
8
#86e620
Botinha
13
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
2
#d1212a
Armbar
6
1
#fad11b
RNC
6
1
#f58822
Cachecol choke
6
1
#224aba
Katagatame
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross choke
50
1
#86e620
Loop choke
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Alex Munis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24347Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGF2020
24731Wellington LuisWellington LuisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2020
24738Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2020
24868Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPointsSouth AmericanABS8F2020
24925Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionSouth American88KGSF2020
25087Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokeBJJ Stars 588KGSPF2021
26831Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 0x0, AdvBig Deal Pro 388KGSPF2021
27405Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLPts: 2x0Sul Americano88KGSF2021
28058Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 4x2Brasileiro88KG4F2021
28548Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2021
29522Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 5x2World Champ.88KGR12021
29721Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 2x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
31114Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLLoop chokeGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2022
31675Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLReferee DecisionPan American88KG4F2022
31886Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open88KGSF2022
24325Topi AlencarWPts: 4x2Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24330Diogo DinoWBotinhaCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24333Henrique MoicanoWArmbarCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24337Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24345P. MachadoWEstima lockCopa Podio86KGSF2020
24714Rafael OliveiraWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KGR12020
24715Yohanan LuzWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGR22020
24729Mike PereiraWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24866Bruno VelosoWCachecol chokeSouth AmericanABSR12020
24920Bruno TostoWPointsSouth American88KG4F2020
25157Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvBig Deal Pro 285KGSPF2021
26412Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPts: 5x0SA Cont. Pro85KGR12021
26421Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWEstima lockSA Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26424Rafael SouzaWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro85KGSF2021
26425Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWN/ASA Cont. Pro85KGF2021
27399Rafael SouzaWBotinhaSul Americano88KG8F2021
27404Vinicius ReisWPts: 4x2Sul Americano88KG4F2021
28055Alexandre RochaWReferee DecisionBrasileiro88KGR12021
28425Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaD---Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28426Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaD---Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28427Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 2x0Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28533D. OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28541Darlan CasacaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28545Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
28553Ronieri SilvaWKatagatameGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
28554Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2021
29317Ramon RosaWEstima lockBalneario Open88KGSF2021
29319Bruno TostoWPts: 2x2, AdvBalneario Open88GF2021
29329Hugo GambinoWEstima lockBalneario OpenABSR12021
29711Saif AlhimanyWEstima lockTeams CupN/ARR2021
29716Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeD---Teams CupN/ARR2021
29723N/AWEstima lockTeams CupN/ARR2021
29726Thiago PessoaWPts: 5x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
31104Karol KaniaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN85KG8F2022
31110Fausto GodoyWPts: 3x1Grand Slam LDN85KG4F2022
31120Shane FishmanWEstima lockGrand Slam LDN85KGRPC2022
31121Fausto GodoyWEstima lockGrand Slam LDN85KG3RD2022
31666Adam BradleyWReferee DecisionPan American88KGR12022
31880Erick DiovanoWPts: 4x4, PenRio Fall Open88KGR12022
31881Vital NetoWPts: 4x2Rio Fall Open88KG4F2022
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