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Erich Munis

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Erich Munis 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. Erich Munis became widely recognized as one of the rising stars of the sport after his breakthrough performances in important titles on the international circuit, including the 2019 Copa Podio Heavyweight Grand Prix, a professional event that featured some of the top athletes in the sport. Erich conquered the GP as a brown belt, then becoming the first non-black belt to win the popular grappling tournament. Erich is also the youngest of 2 other jiu-jitsu standouts, Alex and Anderson Munis.

Erich Munis Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Erich Munis dos Santos

Nickname: N/A

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

Lineage 2:  Carlos GracieHelio Gracie > Rolls Gracie >Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Gabriel Figueiró > Erich Munis

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2021**)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2020)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019** purple, 2020** brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 blue, 2018** / 2019** purple)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ South American Championship (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place Copa Podio HW Grand Prix (2019)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)

Team/Association: Dream Art

Erich Munis Biography

Erich Munis was born on December 19, 1997, in Panorama, a city located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Growing up, Erich’s father was a big influence on him and his brothers, and it was he who instilled in the young Munis’ the love for sports and martial arts, even though there was not a lot in the way of combat sports, in the small town of Panorama.

In 2013 jiu-jitsu finally arrived in Panorama under the “Raça” team banner. Erich enrolled in the gym, alongside his middle brother Anderson. While the two siblings started training at Raça, Alex, the oldest of the brothers, also joined a grappling club at the nearby town of Três Lagoas, where he was working with his father. That nearby academy was an affiliate of Nova União and Clube Feijão.

As blue belts, the Munis brothers decided to try and follow 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 to move to the training camp were Alex and Anderson who arrived as blue belts, with Erich joining them the following year due to his high-school arrangements.

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, the Munis bros struggled to make ends meet financially. 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.

After joining Dream Art, Erich’s skillset went above and beyond all expectations, as the young Panorama native went on to win double gold at the World Championships as a purple belt. His outstanding career on the international circuit earned Erich Munis and his 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.

Erich Munis Grappling Record

51 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
44
7
#86e620
Triangle
31
5
#5AD3D1
Armlock
6
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
6
1
#fad11b
North south choke
6
1
#f58822
Verbal tap
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (67%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Erich Munis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25059Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 596KGSF2021
25599Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 1x0WP BR Qualifier120KG4F2021
32933Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2022
24375Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x4BJJ Stars 4ABSSPF2020
24743Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24746Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2020
24751Pedro AlexPedro AlexWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24753Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArmlockGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2020
25055Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 4x2BJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
25299Davi CabralDavi CabralWArmbarRio Open100KGR12021
25305Pablo RaimundoWArmbarRio Open100KGSF2021
25322Hugo GambinoWTriangleRio OpenABS4F2021
25324Wildemar SouzaWToe holdRio OpenABSSF2021
25522Walter SantosWArmbarGrand Slam AD120KG4F2021
25527Walter SantosWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD120KGRPC2021
25597Fabio MartinsWPts: 9x0WP BR Qualifier120KGR12021
26398Gabriel VolanteWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro94KGR12021
26405Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x1SA Cont. Pro94KG4F2021
26409Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 4x4SA Cont. Pro94KGSF2021
26479Rafael MessageWPts: 7x4SA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
26480Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWTriangleSA Cont. ProHWASF2021
26804Leonardo LemosWArmbarBig Deal Pro 3100KGSPF2021
28039Paulo OtavioWNorth south chokeBrasileiro100KGR12021
28046Vitor ChelloniWPts: 8x2Brasileiro100KGSF2021
28056Pedro AlexPedro AlexWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABS8F2021
28062Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapBrasileiroABS4F2021
28067Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 9x4BrasileiroABSSF2021
28068Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABSF2021
28525Gustavo BorgesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG8F2021
28532Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2021
28536Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2021
29183Eric BergmannWPts: 3x0World Pro94KG4F2021
29186Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 2x1World Pro94KGSF2021
29188Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 4x2World Pro94KGF2021
29528Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KG8F2021
29531Joshua GuerraWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2021
29535Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2021
29537Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2021
31048Janis RiekstinsWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2022
31053Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2022
31054Catriel OliveiraCatriel OliveiraWPts: 3x2Grand Slam LDN94KGF2022
31497Marcos CarrozzinoWPts: 8x2Pan AmericanABSR22022
31502Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPts: 11x4Pan AmericanABS4F2022
31503Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSSF2022
31505Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSF2022
31622Wilson AlmeidaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2022
31623Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWArmbarPan American100KGSF2022
32888Paulo LanzilottiWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG8F2022
32896Davi CabralDavi CabralWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2022
32898Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2022
32899Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 6x4World Champ.100KGF2022
32923Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2022
32929Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
32932Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2022
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4 Comments

  • James says:

    He won twice with Patrick Gaudio, why it is not here in his record?

    • BJJ Heroes says:

      Hi James, we only account for “real” matches. Gaudio and Munis are teammates and these matches were mere formalities due to the AJP ruleset that stipulate team partners have to compete against each other. We do not quantify these for the record as the winner was “likely” agreed upon prior to the match.

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