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Geovanny Martinez, commonly known as “Geo” Martinez or by the nickname “Freakazoid” is a jiu jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo and one of the top American grapplers in the No Gi competitive scene having defeated big names of the sport such as Jeff Glover and Fabbio Passos. A submission orientated fighter, Martinez came from a breakdancing (B-boying) background, quickly adapting to the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu system, reaching his black belt status in only three years of training. Geovanny is also the brother of another talented competitor in Richie Martinez.

Geo Martinez Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Geovanny Martinez

Nickname: “Freakazoid” or “Freakahhzoid” is a nickname started by his older brother Richie Martinez while competing in B-boying dance tournaments for the breakdancing group “The Freak Show”. The name was mentioned due to Geovanny’s countless hours watching the cartoon show Freakazoid.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > J. J. Machado > Eddie Bravo > Geo Martinez

Main Achievements:

  • EBI 1 Champion (2014 – 145lbs)
  • EBI 2 Champion (2014 – 135lbs)
  • ADCC US Trials Champion (2014)
  • Gracie Nationals Champion (2014)
  • Gracie Worlds Champion
  • NAGA Champion

Favorite Position/Technique: The truck, Calf Slicer, Kimura

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

Team/Association: 10th Planet

Geo Martinez Biography

Geovanny Martinez was born in San Diego, California (1987). After a life dedicated to breakdancing, in 2011 Geo was asked to give dancing classes to Ryan Ford’s son at the 10th Planet gym in Vista, CA. In return Martinez was offered the chance to train jiu jitsu for free.

It took only a few classes to spark the interest of Martinez. Training with Sean Bollinger at 10th Planet Vista, Geo’s natural talent started shining through at local competitions. Being a professional breakdancer, Geovanny possessed many of the natural attributes desired in a jiu jitsu athlete, such as strength, flexibility, balance and unusual spacial awareness. These characteristics helped him excel in the West Coast no gi jiu jitsu circuit.

As a purple belt Geo Martinez started training more with the founder of the 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu academy, Eddie Bravo. It would be Bravo who would award Martinez his brown and black belts, the later on January 2014.

Throughout 2014, his first year as a black belt, Martinez went undefeated, competing in tough tournaments such as the Gracie Nationals, ADCC Trials and the Eddie Bravo Invitational, where he collected his most impressive win of the year, beating ADCC veteran and former World Champion, Jeff Glover in the final.

Although Geo Martinez intended to compete at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World No Gi Championship in 2014, he was denied entry in the tournament as he did not meet the IBJJF’s time-in-rank requirements.

Geo Martinez Grappling Record

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    3 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (86%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Calf Slicer
21
4
#86e620
Heel hook
21
4
#5AD3D1
RNC
16
3
#d1212a
Darce choke
11
2
#fad11b
Triangle
5
1
#f58822
Outside heel hook
5
1
#224aba
Katagatame
5
1
#ff9124
Kimura
5
1
#bf1f6c
Twister
5
1
#22c9a5
Armbar
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe hold
50
1
#86e620
Armbar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Geo Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7543Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KG4F2015
7692Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2015
7694Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLToe holdADCC66KG3RD2015
7808Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
9946Bill CooperBill CooperLArmbarEBI 765KGSF2016
12002Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials66KGSPF2017
5508James SantiagoWRNCADCC US Trials66KGR12014
5509UnknownWCalf SlicerADCC US Trials66KG4F2014
5510Mark RamosMark RamosWKimuraADCC US Trials66KGSF2014
5511Ostap ManastyrskiWDarce chokeADCC US Trials66KGF2014
5977Toni PinedoWHeel hookEBI65KGR12014
5979Erick RiosWTwisterEBI65KG4F2014
5981Brandon WalenzkiWCalf slicerEBI65KGSF2014
5982Jeff GloverJeff GloverWPointsEBI65KGF2014
6083Javier CardenezWHeel hookEBI 261KGR12014
6085Kerry PhanWRNCEBI 261KG4F2014
6087Richard AlarconWCalf slicerEBI 261KGSF2014
6089Fabbio PassosWCalf slicerEBI 261KGF2014
7533Sergio PerezWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7687Alexandre VieiraWArmbarADCC66KGR12015
7691Jeff GloverJeff GloverWPts: 5x0ADCC66KG4F2015
9071Luiz TostaLuiz TostaD---Polaris 364KGSPF2016
9940Mike MainWHeel hookEBI 765KGR12016
9944Rafael DomingosWTriangleEBI 765KG4F2016
10291Sergio HernandezWHeel hookGuatemala OpenABSSPF2016
10841K. WoodmanseeWDarce chokeEBI 1061KGR12016
10849Marcelo CohenWOutside heel hookEBI 1061KG4F2016
10853Ricky LuleWKatagatameEBI 1061KGSF2016
10855Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsWPointsEBI 1061KGF2016

Geo Martinez vs Fabbio Passos

Geo Martinez vs Brandon Walenzky

Geo Martinez showing the “Truck”

 

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