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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

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Estima lock
22
2
#86e620
Choke from back
22
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
11
1
#d1212a
Armbar
11
1
#fad11b
RNC
11
1
#f58822
Cachecol choke
11
1
#224aba
Katagatame
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (44%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Cross choke
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Alex Munis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24240Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGF2020
24623Wellington LuisWellington LuisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2020
24630Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2020
24756Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPointsSouth AmericanABS8F2020
24813Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionSouth American88KGSF2020
24963Leandro LoLeandro LoLCross chokeBJJ Stars 588KGSPF2021
26680Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 0x0, AdvBig Deal Pro 388KGSPF2021
27899Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLPts: 4x2Brasileiro88KG4F2021
28388Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2021
24218Topi AlencarWPts: 4x2Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24223Diogo DinoWBotinhaCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24226Henrique MoicanoWArmbarCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24230Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24238P. MachadoWEstima lockCopa Podio86KGSF2020
24606Rafael OliveiraWRNCGrand Slam RJ85KGR12020
24607Yohanan LuzWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGR22020
24621Mike PereiraWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24754Bruno VelosoWCachecol chokeSouth AmericanABSR12020
24808Bruno TostoWPointsSouth American88KG4F2020
25033Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 2x2, AdvBig Deal Pro 285KGSPF2021
26274Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPts: 5x0SA Cont. Pro85KGR12021
26283Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWEstima lockSA Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26286Rafael SouzaWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro85KGSF2021
26287Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWN/ASA Cont. Pro85KGF2021
27896Alexandre RochaWReferee DecisionBrasileiro88KGR12021
28265Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaD---Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28266Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaD---Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28267Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWPts: 2x0Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28373D. OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28381Darlan CasacaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28385Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
28393Ronieri SilvaWKatagatameGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
28394Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2021
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