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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

49 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (8%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (73%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
28
10
#86e620
RNC
25
9
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
4
#d1212a
Crucifix choke
11
4
#fad11b
Reverse omoplata
6
2
#f58822
Short choke
6
2
#224aba
Calf crusher
3
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
3
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
3
1
#22c9a5
Bulldog choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
49 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    25 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (4%)

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
21648Kalel SantosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA56KGF2019
23483Pedro SerranoPedro SerranoLPointsSan Jose Open64KGSF2020
24002Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
24003Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeLPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA56KGRR2020
24595Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPts: 20x0American NatsABS8F2020
24634Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasLKimuraAmerican NGNABSR12020
24974Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLTriangleOrlando OpenABS4F2020
25447Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLReferee DecisionOrlando NGO61KGF2021
25472Pedro PalharesLPts: 4x2Orlando NGOABS4F2021
25752Rehan MuttalibLPts: 4x2Charleston OpenABS4F2021
25846Joshua BacallaoLPts: 6x2Houston NGOABS4F2021
26241Yago SouzaYago SouzaLArmbarMemphis OpenABSSF2021
26547Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 8x0Atlanta OpenABS4F2021
26571Damion OrandayDamion OrandayLPts: 2x0Atlanta NGOABS4F2021
27023Oliver TazaOliver TazaLPts: 22x5Orlando NGOABSSF2021
27035Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 2x0Phoenix Open56KGF2021
27053Lucas NoratLucas NoratLPts: 27x0Phoenix OpenABS4F2021
27057Chris FisherLPts: 4x0Phoenix NGO61KGF2021
27209Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianLEBI/OTEmerald City65KG4F2021
27526Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American58KG4F2021
28140Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 36x0Charlotte Open64KGF2021
28155Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 14x0Charlotte OpenABSR12021
28177Brian GiorgioBrian GiorgioLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12021
28446Damion AndersonLN/AWNO 1070KGSPF2021
28711Aaron WilsonLPoints3CG Underdogs84KGR12021
28807Cole AbateCole AbateLPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
29426Josh GuerraLBotinhaWorld Champ.ABSR12021
29447Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLArm in EzekielWorld Champ.57KGR12021
29820Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionWNO 1161KGSPF2022
30711Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLReferee DecisionF2W 195N/ASPF2022
31220Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLPts: 10x0Charleston OpenABSR12022
31271Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCCharleston NGOABSF2022
31518Mauricio GomezLPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
31584Anderson MunisAnderson MunisLPointsPan AmericanABSR12022
31607Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGSF2022
32572Gavin CorbeLPts: 2x0Toro CupN/ASPF2022
32846Anthony ValdezLBuggy chokeSurvivor 2ABSRR2022
33708Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLRNCAustin SMOABSSF2022
34220Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLReferee DecisionWNO 14NASPF2022
34917Osamah AlmarwaiOsamah AlmarwaiLKatagatameADCC Vegas60KG8F2022
36821Roiter LimaRoiter LimaLPts: 6x6, AdvNoGi Worlds55KGSF2022
38413Cory WalkerCory WalkerLPts: 4x2Pan American58KGR12023
42624Frank CespedesFrank CespedesLReferee DecisionEUG JJBNASPF2023
43350Chris TranChris TranLPts: 4x4, AdvNoGi Pan55KGSF2023
44634Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthLReferee DecisionF2W 239NASPF2023
45649R. LafeverLReferee DecisionWNO 2170KGSPF2023
45661Lucas CastroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World55KGR12023
46543A. DegraffLEBI/OTBattle OT PromoNASPF2024
48105T. DePriestLPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR22024
23505Zachary leCatesWRNCSan Jose NGO73KGF2020
24541Jorge VasquezWChoke from backAmerican Nats57KG4F2020
24543Henrique RossiWChoke from backAmerican Nats57KGF2020
24605David ZennarioWArmbarAmerican NGN54KGSF2020
24606Lee RosenfieldWArmbarAmerican NGN54KGF2020
25446Rashawn KershawWArmbarOrlando NGO61KGSF2021
25468Charles McGuireWCalf crusherOrlando NGOABSR12021
26071Keneth NakagawaWReverse omoplataNoGi Pan Am.55KG4F2021
26075Santos RiveraWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.55KGSF2021
26077Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.55KGF2021
26229Octavio FloresWChoke from backMemphis Open64KGF2021
26240Octavio FloresWArmbarMemphis OpenABS4F2021
26249Jurgens JansenWRNCMemphis NGOABSSF2021
26554Lee RosenfieldWArmbarAtlanta NGO61KGF2021
27020Ricky SemigliaWPts: 9x4Orlando NGOABS4F2021
27203Cameron MelottWEBI/OTEmerald City65KGR12021
28139Gabriel FernandesWChoke from backCharlotte Open64KGSF2021
28166Marko OikarainenWRNCCharlotte NGO61KGF2021
28202Henrique RossiWArmbarNoGi Worlds55KG4F2021
28204Lee RosenfieldWShort chokeNoGi Worlds55KGSF2021
28206Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWRNCNoGi Worlds55KGF2021
28767Jerico FrenchWKimuraADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28779Tomas GarciaWShort chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28793Frank RosenthalFrank RosenthalWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28801Fabio RamirezWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
29298Sam MicaleWReferee DecisionHudson ValleyN/AR12021
29299Louis SalomonWRNCHudson ValleyN/A4F2021
29300Billy PedroWArmbarHudson ValleyN/ASF2021
29301Bryce LaymeWRNCHudson ValleyN/AF2021
29799Eric NaplesWEBI/OTEmerald CityN/ASPF2021
30674Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami WO57KGSF2022
30676Kevin MartincowskiWCrucifix chokeMiami WO57KGF2022
31269Gialyson FreitasWArmbarCharleston NGOABSSF2022
31473James ZengWBulldog chokeADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31488Raul RosasWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31503Caleb TackettWCrucifix chokeADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
31600Tadiyah DanfortWCrucifix chokePan American57KGR12022
31603Kevin MartincowskiWArmbarPan American57KG4F2022
31808Manny VasquezWReferee DecisionHudson ValleyN/ASPF2022
32573Manny VazquezWReferee DecisionHudson Valley70KGSPF2022
32847John BattleD---Survivor 2ABSRR2022
33680Gregory HernandezWArm in EzekielAustin SMO57KGSF2022
33682Henrique RossiWArmbarAustin SMO57KGF2022
33706Theodore SandersWCrucifix chokeAustin SMOABS4F2022
34915Yianni MarinisWReferee DecisionADCC Vegas60KGR12022
36817Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds55KG4F2022
46826Luca NegroWRNCADCC ACity60KG4F2024
46827S. MicaleWRNCADCC ACity60KGSF2024
46828I. FernandezWRNCADCC ACity60KGF2024
48104Josh BakerWReverse omoplataADCC WC Trials66KGR12024
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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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