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Matheus Diniz

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

Matheus Diniz is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under the illustrious Marcelo Garcia, being part of an incredible generation of athletes produced by the respected grappling coach, a generation that included competitors such as Dillon Danis, Dominika Obelenyte, Jonathan Satava, Marcus Tinoco, and Mansher Khera. Diniz made a name for himself in the sport, competing in the brown belt division, where he conquered important titles such as the World No-Gi and Pan American.

Matheus Diniz Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Matheus Oliveira Diniz

Nickname: Growing up Mathias had different nicknames, but “Gorilla” is the one that stood for longest. The name is used jokingly due to Diniz’s posture as he walks.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fabio Gurgel >Marcelo Garcia > Matheus Diniz

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2015**)
  • 1st Place Kasai Pro 185 lbs Grand Prix (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Summer Open (2015**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York No-Gi Summer Open (2015**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 / 2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2016 / 2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2013 / 2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2014** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Position/Technique: “Blitz” Style Guard Passing

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance – Marcelo Garcia

Matheus Diniz Biography

Matheus Diniz was born on the 8th of April, 1993 in Uberlandia, State of Minas Gerais – Brazil. At a very young age, Diniz moved further down south in the state, to the town of Formiga – the birthplace of the man who would award him his black belt later in life: Marcelo Garcia.

Capoeira was Matheus’ first contact with martial arts, a style he started at school when he was 10 years old. Growing up Diniz was somewhat of a troublemaker, this characteristic ended up getting him expelled from school, which put a stop to the capoeira classes. It was also this behavior that led him to jiu-jitsu in 2008.

At the age of 15, during high school, Matheus Diniz heard of a kid from a “rival” neighborhood who disliked him and wanted to fight. He knew the boy and knew that he trained jiu-jitsu at a local academy, so he decided to head down to this academy and meet the kid face to face, hoping to settle the score at his gym. The jiu-jitsu instructor there didn’t allow the fight to take place and told Matheus: “No one is fighting here, from now on you will train together and become friends”. This was Diniz’s first contact with his (soon to be) first coach, Rodrigo Ranieri.

After a few years training with Ranieri, and after receiving his blue belt, Matheus Diniz followed a similar path to that of Formiga’s most accomplished grappler (Marcelo Garcia), moving to Poços de Caldas, almost 300 kilometers away from his home, to lead the life of a jiu-jitsu athlete, living at Paulo Rezende‘s academy while training full time.

Coach Paulo Rezende awarded Diniz his purple and brown belts. Throughout this process, Matheus became acquainted with Garcia. Both were from the town of Formiga, and both started their full-time jiu-jitsu careers with Master Rezende. Marcelo saw great potential in Matheus and often paid for his travel expenses and tournament fees. When Matheus reached his brown belt, Marcelo invited him to come and continue his evolution at Garcia’s gym in New York.

At the MG academy, Diniz’ jiu-jitsu flourished, with his brown belt campaign bringing Matheus plenty of media attention, as well as a legion of fans. On April 2015 Matheus Diniz was awarded his black belt by Marcelo Garcia.

Matheus Diniz Position For Submission Instructional

Matheus Diniz MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.00

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Manny Diaz W 0 0 1 World RR 2016
Thiago Sa W 1 0 0 World RR 2016
Viking Wong W 2 0 0 World RR 2017
Vegard Randeberg W 1 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Richie Martinez W 2 0 0 Kasai RR 2018
Felipe Mota W 0 0 1 Kasai RR 2018
Michael Perez W 0 0 1 Kasai RR 2018
Lucas Barbosa L 0 2 0 World 4F 2018
Josh Hinger L 1 0 1 World NG RR 2018
Pierre LeClerc W 3 0 1 Kasai RR 2018
Max Gimenis W 3 0 0 Pans RR 2018
Gabriel Arges W 0 0 1 ADCC 4F 2019
Craig Jones W 0 0 1 ADCC RR 2019
Murilo Santana W 0 0 1 Pans 4F 2019
Esdras Barbosa W 3 0 0 Pans RR 2019
Tarsis Humphreys W 1 0 0 World RR 2019
Pedro Marinho W 1 0 1 ADCC RR 2019
Josh Hinger W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2019
Lucas Barbosa W 0 0 1 World 4F 2019

Matheus Diniz Grappling Record

75 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    34 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

34 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
21
7
#86e620
Wristlock
12
4
#5AD3D1
RNC
12
4
#d1212a
Armbar
9
3
#fad11b
Triangle
6
2
#f58822
Inverted triangle
6
2
#224aba
Violin armlock
6
2
#ff9124
Katagatame
3
1
#bf1f6c
Bread slicer
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
#fad223
Japanese necktie
3
1
#03861f
Brad cutter choke
3
1
#039a1f
Flying triangle
3
1
#03b41f
Mata leao
3
1
#03c61f
Crucifix Choke
3
1
#03d61f
Lapel choke
3
1
#03f61f
Kimura
3
1
34
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
2
#86e620
Choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Matheus Diniz Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6192Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
7251Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 7x4Boca Raton Open88KGF2015
7270Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBoston Spring Open88KGSF2015
7273Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarBoston Spring OpenABSSF2015
7348Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7451Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG4F2015
8421Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds85KGSF2015
8477Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 10x2NoGi WorldsABSF2015
9289Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLChokePan American88KG8F2016
9649Rustam ChsievLEBI/OTEBI 6ABSSF2016
10000Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x0World Champ.88KG4F2016
10895Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2016
12040Erberth SantosErberth SantosLPts: 6x2Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12177Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGSF2017
12974Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 7x0World Champ.ABS8F2017
13134Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG4F2017
13378Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League94KGSPF2017
15259Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 7x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15334Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGSF2018
16467Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG4F2018
17332Craig JonesCraig JonesLReferee DecisionGrapple FestABSSPF2018
18496Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 8x5NoGi Worlds85KGSF2018
19175Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 3x0Spyder Inv.100KGSF2019
19177A. MunisLReferee DecisionSpyder Inv.100KG3RD2019
19431Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KGSF2019
20239Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11288KGSPF2019
20441Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2019
7250Diego GamonalWArmbarBoca Raton Open88KGSF2015
7255Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWChoke from backBoca Raton OpenABS4F2015
7258Diego GamonalWTriangleBoca Raton OpenABSSF2015
7259Ricardo BastosWWristlockBoca Raton OpenABSF2015
7269Jordan LutskyWArmbarBoston Spring Open88KG4F2015
7271Renan BorgesWInverted triangleBoston Spring OpenABS4F2015
7640C. HarasztiWFlying triangleNY Summer Open88KG4F2015
7641Brian BeautyWChoke from backNY Summer Open88KGF2015
7648Chris HarasztiWDQNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7655Todd BrandonWInverted triangleNY No Gi Open94KGSF2015
7656Neiman GracieWPts: 2x0NY No Gi Open94KGF2015
7659Jason LeesWPts: 40x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7660Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 8x2NY No Gi OpenABSF2015
8160Thomas LoubersanesWPts: 8x0NoGi Pan Ams88KGSF2015
8170David RaabDavid RaabWRNCNoGi Pan AmsABS4F2015
8175Gybson SáWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan AmsABSSF2015
8176Garry TononGarry TononWWristlockNoGi Pan AmsABSF2015
8420Pedro MelloPedro MelloWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2015
8448Nicholas LiaskosWMata leaoNoGi WorldsABSR12015
8457Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12015
8473Steven PattersonWCrucifix ChokeNoGi WorldsABS4F2015
8476Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWRNCNoGi WorldsABSSF2015
9282Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 13x0Pan American88KGR12016
9641Lucas RochaLucas RochaWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSR12016
9646Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWViolin armlockEBI 6ABS4F2016
9987Thiago SaThiago SaWPts: 5x2World Champ.88KGR12016
9995Manny DiazManny DiazWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10244Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWLapel chokeNY Summer OpenABSSF2016
10245Diego RamosWWristlockNY Summer Open88KGRR2016
10246Diego RamosWViolin armlockNY Summer Open88KGRR2016
10254Daniel MehrkarWTriangleNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10255Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 8x0NY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10256Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 5x0NY NoGi OpenABSF2016
10375Todd MueckenheimWPointsBoston SIO94KGF2016
10377James QuinlanWKimuraBoston SIOABS4F2016
10379Lucas ValleWChoke from backBoston SIOABSSF2016
10891Kit DaleKit DaleWRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
12030Joseph MokuWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR12017
12170Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG8F2017
12175Nick SchrockNick SchrockWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2017
12340Nicolas PenzerWKatagatameNY Spring Open94KGSF2017
12341Romulo AzevedoRomulo AzevedoWChoke from backNY Spring Open94KGF2017
12966Viking WongWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSR12017
13124Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
14959Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWBread slicerAtlanta W. Open88KGSF2018
14967Charles McguireWWristlockAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2018
14968Joshua BacallaoWArmbarAtlanta W. OpenABSSF2018
15112Olivier Kee-SengWPts: 11x0Continental Pro85KG4F2018
15115Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionContinental Pro85KGSF2018
15116Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWSubmissionContinental Pro85KGF2018
15249Max GimenisMax GimenisWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR12018
15329Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KG4F2018
15780Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15781Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15783Pierre LeclercWJapanese necktieKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15786Michael PerezMichael PerezWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGF2018
16458Diogo AlmeidaDiogo AlmeidaWBrad cutter chokeWorld Champ.88KGR12018
16461C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
18268Daniel StraussWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 3ABSSPF2018
18488Vegard RandebergWDQNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
18494Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
19173Hyungcheul KimWPts: 13x0Spyder Inv.100KG4F2019
19424Esdras BarbosaWChoke from backPan American88KG8F2019
19427Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2019
20203Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11185KGSPF2019
20432Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGR22019
20438Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2019
20625Craig JonesCraig JonesWPointsThird Coast85KGSPF2019
21125Josh HingerJosh HingerWRNCKasai Pro 686KGSPF2019
21563P. MarinhoWPts: 5x0ADCC88KGR12019
21567Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
21607Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGSF2019
21609Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 2x0ADCC88KGF2019
22836Angelo ClaiborneAngelo ClaiborneWChoke from backAtlanta WO88KGSF2020
22837Joseph WatsonWPts: 3x0Atlanta WO88KGF2020

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