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Kevin Mahecha

Kevin Mahecha

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Kevin Mahecha is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Jonatas Gurgel, being widely regarded as one of the top lightweights of his generation. An American Top Team representative, Kevin and his twin brother Brian Mahecha (commonly known as the “Mahecha Bros”) embody the effectiveness of the new jiu jitsu style, a style heavily supportive of the sport’s modern day techniques which Kevin Mahecha has used to beat big grappling names such as Tim Spriggs, Michael Liera Jr, Rodrigo Freitas and many others.

Kevin Mahecha Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Kevin Javier Mahecha

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > Carlos Gracie Carlson G. >André PederneirasJoão Roque > Jonatas Gurgel > Kevin Mahecha

Main Achievements:

  • Miami International Open Champion (2014 absolute, 2015)
  • Boston Spring Open Champion (2015)
  • Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship runner-up (2014 brown)
  • American Nationals runner-up (2015)
  • New York Summer International Open runner-up (2013 absolute)
  • Miami International Open runner-up (2013 brown)
  • World Championship 3rd Place (2010 blue weight + absolute)
  • Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple, 2013 brown)
  • American National No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF New York Pro Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • New York Spring International Open3rd Place (2015)
  • New York Summer International Open 3rd Place (2013)
  • Miami International Open 3rd Place (2012 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard/Blitz Style Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: American Top Team

Kevin Mahecha Biography

Kevin Mahecha was born on October 3rd, 1988 in in Manhattan – New York, USA.

Growin up, both Kevin and his twin brother Brian felt strongly connected with martial arts/combat sports. This connection led Kevin Kevin to join a Kung Fu and Kickboxing club at the age of 15. His brother following his footsteps shortly after.

Over the next couple of years the Mahecha brothers gravitated towards Kickboxing. With strong work ethics and a great mentor/role model by their side, coach Jarett “JP” Perelmutter, the two New Yorkers started making a name in the sport. Their strongest achievements being a silver medal at the prestigeous IFK World Championship – 2008 (Kevin under muay thai rules, Brian under international rules).

Mr Perelmutter instilled in both athletes the drive to compete, pushing the Mahecha’s to their limits from their formative years, onwards. This developed the revered work ethics that would characterize the brothers in their jiu jitsu careers.

Jiu jitsu was gradually implemented in the Mahecha’s lives. The brothers first started playing with grappling concepts through Bas Rutten’s DVDs, attempting to implement the techniques watched between themselves and often with their striking coach, Mr Perelmutter. That curiosity eventually led the Brian and Kevin to the American Top Team academy (ATT) on November 2007, where both introduced to a jiu jitsu curriculum by the illustrious Ricardo Libório.

The initial contact with Libório helped cement the brothers interest for jiu jitsu. Another source of inspiration for the Mahechas was coach Emyr “Shark” Bussade who also led many of Brian and Kevin’s early classes.

July 2008 brought a defining moment in the Mahecha bros lives, when Kevin and Brian were awarded their respective blue belts by Master Ricardo Libório. It was after this proud moment that the brothers decided to make the decisive switch from striking to grappling, committing 100% to Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Early in 2009, when coach Bussade opened his own academy in Wellington (still under the ATT umbrella) both of the Mahecha’s followed the instructor, who promoted them to purple belt later that year. It was at ATT Wellington that the two brothers would start being a part of the coaching staff, developing a style of teaching heavily influenced by their coach.

In 2012 Kevin and his brother straightened their bond with another ATT coach, Jonatas “Tagarela” Gurgel who ran two team affiliates in the nearby area: Coconut Creek and Aventura. Tagarela and Shark both awarded the brothers their brown belts in a combined effort back in 2012. Two years later, on June 2014 it would be Gurgel who promoted the Mahecha clan to black belt.

Visit the Mahecha Brothers techniques website: mahechabjj.com

Kevin Mahecha Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
63
10
#86e620
Toe Hold
31
5
#5AD3D1
Injury
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
38
5
#86e620
Choke
15
2
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
8
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
8
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
8
1
#224aba
Botinha
8
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kevin Mahecha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5917AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 7x5NYC Pro82KG4F2014
6072Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeLPts: 2x0Five NAICABSF2014
6096Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6191AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPointsWorld Pro Trials86KGSF2015
6572AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPointsPan American76KG4F2015
6769Ed RamosLKneebarNY Spring Open76KGSF2015
6780Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLChokeNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
6851Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChokeWorld Pro75KGR22015
7036Renan BorgesLPointsBoston Spring Open76KGSF2015
7166Mario ReisMario ReisLArmbarWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7355Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLArmbarAmerican Nat.76KGSF2015
7727Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvSanta Cruz Open82KG4F2015
8237Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 2x0IBJJF NY Pro82KGSF2015
8300Brian MahechaBrian MahechaLPointsHouston Nat. Pro77KGF2015
8303Brian MahechaBrian MahechaLPointsHouston Nat. ProO77KGF2015
8613Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLToe holdEuropean Open76KG4F2016
8729Diego BispoLN/AAtlanta Open76KGSF2016
8926Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiLPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12016
9197Dany GerardDany GerardLPts: 2x0World ProABS8F2016
9239AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR12016
9633Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22016
10072Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesLPts: 4x2Grand Slam - LA77KG4F2016
10288Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLStraight ankle lockGuatemala Open76KGSPF2016
10305G. BatistaLArmbarGuatemala OpenABSSPF2016
11080Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11620Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLArmbarPan American76KG8F2017
12296Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 4x2Atlanta Sp. Open76KGF2017
12345Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPts: 0x0, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGF2017
12352Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLArmbarMiami Spring OpenABS4F2017
12516Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
12733Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLWristlockAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
6063Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 6x0Five NAIC82KGF2014
6101Marcelo SalazarMarcelo SalazarWToe HoldMiami OpenABS4F2014
6102Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Miami OpenABSSF2014
6194AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro TrialsABS4F2015
6562Brian MillerWArmbarPan American76KGR12015
6768Nicollas WelkerWToe HoldNY Spring Open76KG4F2015
6846Higor AlmoWArmbarWorld Pro75KGR12015
7033Garrett BeckWPts: 10x0Boston Spring Open76KG4F2015
7035Diego BispoWToe HoldBoston Spring Open76KGSF2015
7037Renan BorgesWPointsBoston Spring Open76KGF2015
7349John LawrenceWArmbarAmerican Nat.76KGR12015
7352Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 6x2American Nat.76KG4F2015
7354Vitor PaschoalWPointsAmerican Nat.76KGSF2015
7998Vitor RiciottiWArmbarMiami Open76KGSF2015
7999Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWToe holdMiami Open76KGF2015
8234Brian BeauryWPointsIBJJF NY Pro82KG4F2015
8299Jose PortilloWPts: 6x2Houston Nat. Pro77KGSF2015
8302Spencer GuilliamWArmbarHouston Nat. ProO77KGSF2015
8608Rafael FernandesWArmbarEuropean Open76KGR12016
8611Sandro VieiraWPts: 2x0European Open76KGR22016
8728Jef. CummingsWAdvAtlanta Open76KG4F2016
9166Andre ArrudaWToe holdWorld ProABSR12016
9537Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Spring Open76KGSF2016
9538Matias SimonelliWArmbarMiami Spring Open76KGF2016
9619Choi ChoiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12016
10295Rodrigo BarrosWArmbarGuatemala Open76KG4F2016
10299Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWAdvGuatemala Open76KGSF2016
10301Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWAdvGuatemala Open76KGF2016
11075Bruno MartinsWInjuryEuropean Open76KG8F2017
11602Frederico SilvaWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12017
12295Glaudiston SimczakWArmbarAtlanta Sp. Open76KGSF2017
12342G. SimczakWArmbarMiami Spring Open76KG4F2017
12344Frederico AlvesWPts: 6x4Miami Spring Open76KGSF2017
12507Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
12731Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 4x2American Nats76KGR12017

Kevin Mahecha vs Tim Spriggs (2013)

Kevin Mahecha vs Marcel Goncalves (2015)

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