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Erich Munis is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiró 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 / 2022 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022* / 2023)
  • 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 / 2023*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2023*)
  • 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: N/A

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’ a 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. Munis would later leave the DA squad in 2023.

Erich Munis Grappling Record

83 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    37 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    38 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

38 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
39
15
#86e620
Triangle
13
5
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
8
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
8
3
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
3
#f58822
Cross choke
5
2
#224aba
Choke
5
2
#ff9124
North south choke
5
2
#bf1f6c
Verbal tap
3
1
#22c9a5
Omoplata
3
1
#fad223
Armlock
3
1
38
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (40%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Erich Munis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25092Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 596KGSF2021
25633Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 1x0WP BR Qualifier120KG4F2021
33048Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2022
38396Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 11x0Pan AmericanABSF2023
40590Victor HugoVictor HugoLKneebarWorld Champ.ABSF2023
24408Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x4BJJ Stars 4ABSSPF2020
24776Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24779Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2020
24784Pedro AlexPedro AlexWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24786Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArmlockGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2020
25088Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 4x2BJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
25333Davi CabralDavi CabralWArmbarRio Open100KGR12021
25339Pablo RaimundoWArmbarRio Open100KGSF2021
25356Hugo GambinoWTriangleRio OpenABS4F2021
25358Wildemar SouzaWToe holdRio OpenABSSF2021
25556Walter SantosWArmbarGrand Slam AD120KG4F2021
25561Walter SantosWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD120KGRPC2021
25631Fabio MartinsWPts: 9x0WP BR Qualifier120KGR12021
26438Gabriel VolanteGabriel VolanteWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro94KGR12021
26445Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x1SA Cont. Pro94KG4F2021
26449Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 4x4SA Cont. Pro94KGSF2021
26519Rafael MessageWPts: 7x4SA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
26520Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWTriangleSA Cont. ProHWASF2021
26844Leonardo LemosWArmbarBig Deal Pro 3100KGSPF2021
28081Paulo OtavioWNorth south chokeBrasileiro100KGR12021
28088Vitor ChelloniWPts: 8x2Brasileiro100KGSF2021
28098Pedro AlexPedro AlexWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABS8F2021
28104Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapBrasileiroABS4F2021
28109Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 9x4BrasileiroABSSF2021
28110Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABSF2021
28569Gustavo BorgesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG8F2021
28576Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2021
28580Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2021
29231Eric BergmannWPts: 3x0World Pro94KG4F2021
29234Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 2x1World Pro94KGSF2021
29236Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 4x2World Pro94KGF2021
29576Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KG8F2021
29579Joshua GuerraWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2021
29583Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2021
29585Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2021
31141Janis RiekstinsWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2022
31146Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2022
31147Catriel OliveiraCatriel OliveiraWPts: 3x2Grand Slam LDN94KGF2022
31591Marcos CarrozzinoWPts: 8x2Pan AmericanABSR22022
31596Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPts: 11x4Pan AmericanABS4F2022
31597Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSSF2022
31599Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSF2022
31716Wilson AlmeidaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2022
31717Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWArmbarPan American100KGSF2022
33003Paulo LanzilottiWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG8F2022
33011Davi CabralDavi CabralWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2022
33013Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2022
33014Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 6x4World Champ.100KGF2022
33038Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2022
33044Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
33047Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2022
36411Anton MinenkoWPts: 6x0World Pro94KG4F2022
38129Estevao NogaraWArm in EzekielCuritiba SMO100KG4F2023
38132Julian StonjekWToe holdCuritiba SMO100KGSF2023
38134Vinicius LessaVinicius LessaWArmbarCuritiba SMO100KGF2023
38387Italo LimaItalo LimaWToe holdPan AmericanABS8F2023
38391Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS4F2023
38394Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2023
38535Eric SchlosserWCross chokePan American100KG4F2023
38539Paulo MerlinWPts: 10x4Pan American100KGSF2023
38540Felipe CostaFelipe CostaWArm in EzekielPan American100KGF2023
39055G. LambertucciG. LambertucciWArmbarBJJ StarsABSR12023
39060Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 6x2BJJ StarsABS4F2023
39062Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ StarsABSSF2023
39063Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 6x4BJJ StarsABSF2023
40248Vitor CheloniWArmbarFloripa FOABS8F2023
40448Thomas BracherWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG8F2023
40455Davi CabralDavi CabralWChokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2023
40457Felipe CostaFelipe CostaWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2023
40459Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2023
40580Italo LimaItalo LimaWArm in EzekielWorld Champ.ABS8F2023
40586Davi CabralDavi CabralWChokeWorld Champ.ABS4F2023
40589Paulo MerlinWNorth south chokeWorld Champ.ABSSF2023
44393Pedro AlexPedro AlexWArmbarRio BJJ ProABSF2023
45348Wernei CardosoWOmoplataMundial CBJJEO100KG4F2023
45349Alexandre VitorWArmbarMundial CBJJEO100KGSF2023
45350Gustavo SimoesWArmbarMundial CBJJEO100KGF2023
45641Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 2x2, AdvThe CrownABSF2023
46455Vinicius LessaVinicius LessaWChoke from backEuropean Open100KG4F2024
46458Rayron GracieRayron GracieWPts: 2x0European Open100KGSF2024
46460Anderson KauanWPts: 26x0European Open100KGF2024
47994Paulo LanzillottiWCross chokePan American100KG4F2024
47996Felipe MauricioWArmbarPan American100KGSF2024
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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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