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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: Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio GracieCarlos Gracie Júnior > Jean Jaques Machado > Eddie Bravo > Geo Martinez

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place EBI 1 Invitational – 145lbs (2014)
  • 1st Place EBI 2 Invitational – 135lbs (2014)
  • 1st Place EBI 10 Invitational – 145lbs (2016)
  • 1st Place Quintet II (2018)
  • 1st Place ADCC US Trials (2014)
  • 1st Place Gracie Nationals (2014)
  • 2nd Place EBI 15 Invitational (2018)

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.

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Geo Martinez Grappling Record

33 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (12%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    5 (15%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Calf Slicer
22
5
#86e620
Heel hook
17
4
#5AD3D1
RNC
13
3
#d1212a
Darce choke
9
2
#fad11b
Guillotine
4
1
#f58822
Gogoplata
4
1
#224aba
Kneebar
4
1
#ff9124
Kimura
4
1
#bf1f6c
Twister
4
1
#22c9a5
Armbar
4
1
#fad223
Triangle
4
1
#03861f
Outside heel hook
4
1
#039a1f
Katagatame
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    2 (14%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe hold
33
1
#86e620
Armbar
33
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Geo Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7789Joe SotoLEBI/OTEBI 465KG4F2015
7941Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2015
7943Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLToe holdADCC66KG3RD2015
8059Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
10276Bill CooperBill CooperLArmbarEBI 765KGSF2016
12540Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials66KGSPF2017
13881Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x2ADCC66KG4F2017
15131Jon CalestineJon CalestineLEBI/OTEBI 1565KGF2018
15808N. RyanLReferee DecisionKasai Pro 270KGSPF2018
17665Marcin HeldLKneebarQuintet 3ABSSF2018
18104Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 465KGR22018
18107Frank RosenthalFrank RosenthalLPts: 1x0Kasai Pro 465KGR32018
21223Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21701Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLReferee DecisionADCC66KGR12019
5662James SantiagoWRNCADCC US Trials66KGR12014
5663UnknownWCalf SlicerADCC US Trials66KG4F2014
5664Mark RamosMark RamosWKimuraADCC US Trials66KGSF2014
5665Ostap ManastyrskiWDarce chokeADCC US Trials66KGF2014
6148Toni PinedoWHeel hookEBI65KGR12014
6151Erick RiosWTwisterEBI65KG4F2014
6153B. WalenskyWCalf slicerEBI65KGSF2014
6154Jeff GloverJeff GloverWEBI/OTEBI65KGF2014
6269Javier CardenezWHeel hookEBI 261KGR12014
6271Kerry PhanWRNCEBI 261KG4F2014
6273R. AlarconWCalf slicerEBI 261KGSF2014
6275Fabbio PassosFabbio PassosWCalf slicerEBI 261KGF2014
7779Sergio PerezWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7936Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWArmbarADCC66KGR12015
7940Jeff GloverJeff GloverWPts: 5x0ADCC66KG4F2015
9380Luiz TostaLuiz TostaD---Polaris 364KGSPF2016
10270Mike MainWHeel hookEBI 765KGR12016
10274Rafael DomingosWTriangleEBI 765KG4F2016
10664Sergio HernandezWHeel hookGuatemala OpenABSSPF2016
11230K. WoodmanseeWDarce chokeEBI 1061KGR12016
11238Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWOutside heel hookEBI 1061KG4F2016
11242Ricky LuleWKatagatameEBI 1061KGSF2016
11244Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsWEBI/OTEBI 1061KGF2016
13875Kamil WilkWPts: 3x2ADCC66KGE12017
15121Pablo AlfonsoWCalf slicerEBI 1565KGR12018
15127Ashley WilliamsAshley WilliamsWEBI/OTEBI 1565KG4F2018
15129Rafael DomingosWEBI/OTEBI 1565KGSF2018
16853Satoshi IshiiD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
16860H. RidaWGuillotineQuintet IIABSN/A2018
16861Hideo TokoroD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
17549Alex SeaverWGogoplataSubversivABSSF2018
17664Gregor GracieGregor GracieWKneebarQuintet 3ABSSF2018
18100Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 465KGR12018
20855Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWEBI/OTSubversiv 265KGSPF2019
21224M. ImanariWPts: 9x1Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21226Jon CalestineJon CalestineD---Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
23790Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWReferee DecisionWNO 465KGSPF2020

Geo Martinez vs Fabbio Passos

Geo Martinez showing the “Truck”

 

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