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Estevan Martinez

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Estevan Martinez-Garcia is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Lucas Rocha and a representative of the ZR Team in the sport’s global circuit, who worked extensively with the Lopez Brothers (Kalo and Kale) prior to his time with coach Rocha. Estevan Martinez first made waves as a black belt while competing in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation league, where he earned 2 American Nationals titles (Gi and No-Gi) in his debut year, later conquering a Pan American gold medal (2021) in No-Gi.

Estevan Martinez Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Estevan G Martinez-Garcia

Nickname: Martinez’s social media tags and brand name is “Giant Slayer”. This is due to Estevan’s willingness to compete in the open weight division, despite being a rooster-weight athlete.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Jose Olimpio > Lucas Rocha > Estevan Martinez

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Blitz Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Galo (127.0 lbs / 57,50 kg)

Team/Association: ZR Team

Estevan Martinez Biography

Estevan Martinez was born on March 28, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

At the age of 14, Estevan decided to apply for his high school’s wrestling team, competing plenty during a 4 year period for said team. Shortly after graduating from high school (2011), one of Martinez’s wrestling buddies asked him to tag along to a jiu-jitsu class at a local club. Although unfamiliar with the sport, Estevan accepted.

After an initial interaction with the sport, and particularly after learning of BJJ’s strong tournament scene, Estevan became increasingly devoted to submission-grappling. Starting out in jiu-jitsu with coaches Kalo and Kale Lopez, Estevan made waves in the local circuit while climbing the rankings of the martial art up until his brown belt.

Even though he allocated all his resources to the sport, Estevan was not achieving the results he aspired for at an international level. The lengthy, expensive trips to compete in California and the fact that he trained in a smaller team were strong reasons for Martinez to decide on making a switch to a bigger training hub. The opportunity to move out of Albuquerque came by in 2017, through one of Estevan’s friends, Mike Medina. Mike trained at the US Headquarters of the ZR Team with 3 athletes greatly admired by Martinez, namely Lucas Rocha, Diego Ramalho, and Gabriel Sousa. Medina offered the young athlete a chance to come to California and train with the team, an proposal accepted by Estevan.

Estevan Martinez trained under Lucas for three years earning my black belt on June 1, 2019, after a bronze medal at the IBJJF World Championships that year.

Estevan Martinez Grappling Record

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (9%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
31
10
#86e620
RNC
19
6
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
13
4
#d1212a
Crucifix choke
13
4
#fad11b
Short choke
6
2
#f58822
Calf crusher
3
1
#224aba
Reverse omoplata
3
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
3
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
3
1
#22c9a5
Bulldog choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
41 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    23 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
22
2
#86e620
Kimura
11
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
1
#d1212a
Armbar
11
1
#fad11b
Botinha
11
1
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
11
1
#224aba
Buggy choke
11
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Estevan Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21637Kalel SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA56KGF2019
23473Pedro SerranoPedro SerranoLPointsSan Jose Open64KGSF2020
23992Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
23993Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
24585Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPts: 20x0American NatsABS8F2020
24624Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasLKimuraAmerican NGNABSR12020
24964Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleOrlando OpenABS4F2020
25437Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLReferee DecisionOrlando NGO61KGF2021
25462Pedro PalharesLPts: 4x2Orlando NGOABS4F2021
25742Rehan MuttalibLPts: 4x2Charleston OpenABS4F2021
25836Joshua BacallaoLPts: 6x2Houston NGOABS4F2021
26231Yago SouzaYago SouzaLArmbarMemphis OpenABSSF2021
26537Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 8x0Atlanta OpenABS4F2021
26561Damion OrandayDamion OrandayLPts: 2x0Atlanta NGOABS4F2021
27013Oliver TazaOliver TazaLPts: 22x5Orlando NGOABSSF2021
27025Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 2x0Phoenix Open56KGF2021
27043Lucas NoratLucas NoratLPts: 27x0Phoenix OpenABS4F2021
27047Chris FisherLPts: 4x0Phoenix NGO61KGF2021
27199Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianLEBI/OTEmerald City65KG4F2021
27516Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KG4F2021
28130Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 36x0Charlotte Open64KGF2021
28145Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 14x0Charlotte OpenABSR12021
28167Brian GiorgioBrian GiorgioLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12021
28436Damion AndersonLN/AWNO 1070KGSPF2021
28701Aaron WilsonLPoints3CG Underdogs84KGR12021
28797Cole AbateCole AbateLPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
29412Josh GuerraLBotinhaWorld Champ.ABSR12021
29433Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.57KGR12021
29806Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionWNO 1161KGSPF2022
30695Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLReferee DecisionF2W 195N/ASPF2022
31203Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLPts: 10x0Charleston OpenABSR12022
31254Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCCharleston NGOABSF2022
31501Mauricio GomezLPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
31567Anderson MunisAnderson MunisLPointsPan AmericanABSR12022
31590Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGSF2022
32549Gavin CorbeLPts: 2x0Toro CupN/ASPF2022
32823Anthony ValdezLBuggy chokeSurvivor 2ABSRR2022
33676Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLRNCAustin SMOABSSF2022
34189Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLReferee DecisionWNO 14NASPF2022
34886Osamah AlmarwaiOsamah AlmarwaiLKatagatameADCC Vegas60KG8F2022
36757Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Worlds55KGSF2022
23495Zachary leCatesWRNCSan Jose NGO73KGF2020
24531Jorge VasquezWChoke from backAmerican Nats57KG4F2020
24533Henrique RossiWChoke from backAmerican Nats57KGF2020
24595David ZennarioWArmbarAmerican NGN54KGSF2020
24596Lee RosenfieldWArmbarAmerican NGN54KGF2020
25436Rashawn KershawWArmbarOrlando NGO61KGSF2021
25458Charles McGuireWCalf crusherOrlando NGOABSR12021
26061Keneth NakagawaWReverse omoplataNoGi Pan Am.55KG4F2021
26065Santos RiveraWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.55KGSF2021
26067Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.55KGF2021
26219Octavio FloresWChoke from backMemphis Open64KGF2021
26230Octavio FloresWArmbarMemphis OpenABS4F2021
26239Jurgens JansenWRNCMemphis NGOABSSF2021
26544Lee RosenfieldWArmbarAtlanta NGO61KGF2021
27010Ricky SemigliaWPts: 9x4Orlando NGOABS4F2021
27193Cameron MelottWEBI/OTEmerald City65KGR12021
28129Gabriel FernandesWChoke from backCharlotte Open64KGSF2021
28156Marko OikarainenWRNCCharlotte NGO61KGF2021
28192Henrique RossiWArmbarNoGi Worlds55KG4F2021
28194Lee RosenfieldWShort chokeNoGi Worlds55KGSF2021
28196Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWRNCNoGi Worlds55KGF2021
28757Jerico FrenchWKimuraADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28769Tomas GarciaWShort chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28783Frank RosenthalFrank RosenthalWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28791Fabio RamirezWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
29284Sam MicaleWReferee DecisionHudson ValleyN/AR12021
29285Louis SalomonWRNCHudson ValleyN/A4F2021
29286Billy PedroWArmbarHudson ValleyN/ASF2021
29287Bryce LaymeWRNCHudson ValleyN/AF2021
29785Eric NaplesWEBI/OTEmerald CityN/ASPF2021
30658Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami WO57KGSF2022
30660Kevin MartincowskiWCrucifix chokeMiami WO57KGF2022
31252Gialyson FreitasWArmbarCharleston NGOABSSF2022
31456James ZengWBulldog chokeADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31471Raul RosasWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31486Caleb TackettWCrucifix chokeADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
31583Tadiyah DanfortWCrucifix chokePan American57KGR12022
31586Kevin MartincowskiWArmbarPan American57KG4F2022
31791Manny VasquezWReferee DecisionHudson ValleyN/ASPF2022
32550Manny VazquezWReferee DecisionHudson Valley70KGSPF2022
32824John BattleD---Survivor 2ABSRR2022
33648Gregory HernandezWArm in EzekielAustin SMO57KGSF2022
33650Henrique RossiWArmbarAustin SMO57KGF2022
33674Theodore SandersWCrucifix chokeAustin SMOABS4F2022
34884Yianni MarinisWReferee DecisionADCC Vegas60KGR12022
36753Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds55KG4F2022
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One Comment

  • Henry says:

    Hey Estevan Martinez-Garcia I met you at IHOP in Greenville North Carolina on January 16th 2022. Nice talking to you

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