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Max Gimenis is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Júlio César Pereira, being also one of GF Team‘s top representatives in the super heavyweight division of the sport’s international circuit. A product of GFT’s incredible grappling program, Gimenis embodied the famous academy’s curriculum to perfection, by making pressure passing his strongest weapon. A style which he used to win important titles including at the World, Pan American and Brazilian National championships.

Max Gimenis Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Max dos Santos Gimenis

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir SalomãoJulio Cesar Pereira > Max Gimenis

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Chicago Summer Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF Vitória International Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Petropolis Pro Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi 2nd Place (2018)
  • CBJJ Brazilian No-Gi Nationals 2nd Place (2016)
  • ACB World 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi 3rd Place (2018*)
  • IBJJF Miami Fall International Open 2nd Place (2017**)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2013 purple)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2014 purple, 2015/2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Champion (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014 purple)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2016 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Knee Slide/Leg Drag Guard Pass

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)

Team/Association: GF Team

Max Gimenis Biography

Max Gimenis was born on April 14, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, growing up in Cascadura, a borough in that same city.

Gimenis’ interest in martial arts sparked at the age of 10, when he started learning judo. On that same social club where he trained judo, jiu jitsu was also on offer and it didn’t take long for Max to sign up to that as well.

The jiu jitsu classes at the aforementioned social club, were led by Herman Santos, a black belt affiliated with GF Team (then UGF). It would be Santos who instilled in Gimenis the desire to pursue a grappling career from very early on.

When Gimenis was 14 to 15 years old, his family moved to Guarapari, a coastal town in the state of Espírito Santo (ES). Arriving to ES as a blue belt, Max continued his jiu jitsu training under the tutelage of Thiago Oliveira at the famous Strike academy, home to the legendary female competitor, Fernanda Mazzelli.

After two years in Guarapari Max Gimenis decided to return to Rio de Janeiro to follow his dream of becoming a professional jiu jitsu competitor. For that effect he re-joined GF Team, finding at the academy’s headquarters his home – literally, as Max lived inside the gym.

Guided by Master Júlio César Pereira, Max Giemenis’ career truly blossomed. His rampant campaigns earned him many important medals and deserving belt promotions by GFT’s leader, who graded Max with his purple, brown and black belts, the latter while on the podium of the IBJJF World Championship, on June 2, 2016.

Max Gimenis Grappling Record

40 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    28 (70%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
2
#86e620
Armbar
14
1
#5AD3D1
Cross choke
14
1
#d1212a
Heel hook
14
1
#fad11b
RNC
14
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (11%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
18
3
#86e620
RNC
18
3
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
18
3
#d1212a
Armbar
12
2
#fad11b
Submission
6
1
#f58822
Clock choke
6
1
#224aba
North south choke
6
1
#ff9124
Choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hook
6
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Max Gimenis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10102Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10106N. MeregaliLArmbarCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10514Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLArmbarSao Paulo Open100KGSF2016
10518Alex AparecidoLReferee DecisionSao Paulo OpenABS4F2016
10785Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSF2016
11005Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11711Jose JuniorJose JuniorLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro110KGF2017
12125Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanO1008F2017
12484Erberth SantosErberth SantosLRNCWP BR Qualifier110KG4F2017
12581Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLClock chokeBrasileiroABS4F2017
13421Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiLToe holdVitoria OpenABSSF2017
13948Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeCharlotte OpenABSSF2017
14038Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x2, AdvMiami Fall OpenO100KGF2017
14046Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChoke from backMiami Fall OpenABSF2017
14432Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
15079Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLChoke from backPan AmericanABSR12018
15185Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanO100KG4F2018
16271Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChokeWorld Champ.O100KG8F2018
17017Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2018
17072Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGF2018
17214Erberth SantosErberth SantosLToe holdGrand Slam LA110KGF2018
17412Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLToe holdWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17870Fernando ReisFernando ReisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGR12018
18206Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18227Thiago SaThiago SaLToe hookNoGi WorldsABS4F2018
18663Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLCross chokeF2W Pro 102124KGSPF2019
19061Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22019
10092Victor EstimaVictor EstimaD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10099Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10511Romes RamosWPts: 4x0Sao Paulo Open100KG4F2016
10775Fabio QueirozWPointsBrasileiro NoGi97KG4F2016
10776Christofer FeijóWPointsBrasileiro NoGi97KGSF2016
10779Fabio QueirozWPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2016
10783Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSSF2016
11262Alex de GoulartWN/APetropolis Pro94KGSF2016
11263Marcos JuniorWN/APetropolis Pro94KGF2016
11710Francisco SantoroWPointsManaus Nat. Pro110KGSF2017
12576UnknownWArmbarBrasileiroABSRDS2017
13411Alisson OliveiraWChoke from backVitoria Open100KGSF2017
13412Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Vitoria Open100KGF2017
13419UnknownWCross chokeVitoria OpenABS8F2017
13420UnknownWPts: 3x0Vitoria OpenABS4F2017
13684Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
13946Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 6x0Charlotte OpenABS4F2017
14037Thomas MacMahonWPts: 4x0Miami Fall OpenO100KGSF2017
14045Victor DoriaWPts: 9x6Miami Fall OpenABSSF2017
14428Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsO95KGF2017
14430Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWHeel hookACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
15182Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 8x2Pan AmericanO100KG8F2018
15316Myung ParkWPts: 15x0Chicago Sp. OpenO100KGSF2018
15317Oscar HippWPts: 30x0Chicago Sp. OpenO100KGF2018
15591Bruno ValdivinoWPointsAtlanta Sp. OpenO100KGF2018
15594Roberto TorralbasWPointsAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15595Thomas KeenanWPointsAtlanta Sp. OpenABSF2018
16520James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGSF2018
16522Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGF2018
16841Charles McGuireWPointsChicago SM OpenO100KGF2018
16843Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsChicago SM OpenABSSF2018
17014Michael PerezMichael PerezWPts: 7x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17071Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2018
17211Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KG4F2018
17407Cassey HellenbergWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
18201Marcus GeddesWRNCNoGi WorldsO97KGR12018
18203Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18209Nicolas PenzerWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
18211Satoshi IshiiWPts: 20x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
19052Dany GerardDany GerardWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2019
19055Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWBow and arrowPan AmericanO100KGSF2019

Max Gimenis Final of World Pro Trials

Max Gimenis x Daniel Esperança

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