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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2018)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2016)
  • 2nd Place ACBJJ World Championship (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2018*)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2013 purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014 purple, 2015/2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2012 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (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

101 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    49 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    11 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
10
#86e620
Cross choke
20
7
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
4
#d1212a
RNC
9
3
#fad11b
Katagatame
6
2
#f58822
Heel hook
3
1
#224aba
Bow and arrow
3
1
#ff9124
Wristlock
3
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
3
1
#22c9a5
Baseball choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#03861f
Botinha
3
1
#039a1f
Mounted X choke
3
1
#03b41f
Verbal tap
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
45 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
22
6
#86e620
RNC
15
4
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
15
4
#d1212a
Armbar
7
2
#fad11b
Choke
7
2
#f58822
Submission
4
1
#224aba
Clock choke
4
1
#ff9124
North south choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hook
4
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
4
1
#fad223
Brabo choke
4
1
#03861f
Short choke
4
1
#039a1f
Outside heel hook
4
1
#03b41f
Omoplata
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Max Gimenis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10174Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10178N. MeregaliLArmbarCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10591Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLArmbarSao Paulo Open100KGSF2016
10595Alex AparecidoLReferee DecisionSao Paulo OpenABS4F2016
10864Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSF2016
11084Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLChoke from backGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11825Jose JuniorJose JuniorLSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro110KGF2017
12251Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanO1008F2017
12618Erberth SantosErberth SantosLRNCWP BR Qualifier110KG4F2017
12715Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLClock chokeBrasileiroABS4F2017
13574Admilson GobiAdmilson GobiLToe holdVitoria OpenABSSF2017
14112Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLNorth south chokeCharlotte OpenABSSF2017
14209Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x2, AdvMiami FOO100KGF2017
14217Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLChoke from backMiami FOABSF2017
14419Joao RochaJoao RochaLN/ABJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14627Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
15344Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLChoke from backPan AmericanABSR12018
15450Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanO100KG4F2018
16597Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLChokeWorld Champ.O100KG8F2018
17398Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2018
17453Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGF2018
17600Erberth SantosErberth SantosLToe holdGrand Slam LA110KGF2018
17813Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLToe holdWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
18315Fernando ReisFernando ReisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ110KGR12018
18685Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsO97KGSF2018
18706Thiago SaThiago SaLToe hookNoGi WorldsABS4F2018
19225Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLCross chokeF2W 102124KGSPF2019
19666Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSR22019
20702Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLBrabo chokeWorld Champ.O100KGSF2019
21391Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSF2019
21807John HansenLReferee DecisionADCCO99KGR12019
23818Victor HugoVictor HugoLShort chokeF2W 148124KGSPF2020
23829Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPointsKumite VABSSPF2020
24078Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2020
26918Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPointsAustin OpenABSF2021
27227Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA120KGF2021
27259Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLReferee DecisionF2W 181120KGSPF2021
27482Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLChokePan AmericanABS4F2021
27600Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanO100KGSF2021
28152Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2021
28294Victor HugoVictor HugoLOutside heel hookNoGi WorldsO97KGSF2021
29392Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS4F2021
29545Victor HugoVictor HugoLToe holdWorld Champ.O100KGF2021
34286Italo MouraItalo MouraLOmoplataN. Haven OpenABSF2022
34955Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCADCCO99KG4F2022
10164Victor EstimaVictor EstimaD---Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10171Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10588Romes RamosWPts: 4x0Sao Paulo Open100KG4F2016
10854Fabio QueirozWPointsBrasileiro NoGi97KG4F2016
10855Christofer FeijóWPointsBrasileiro NoGi97KGSF2016
10858Fabio QueirozWPointsBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2016
10862Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSSF2016
11347Alex de GoulartWN/APetropolis Pro94KGSF2016
11348Marcos JuniorWN/APetropolis Pro94KGF2016
11824Francisco SantoroWPointsManaus Nat. Pro110KGSF2017
12710UnknownWArmbarBrasileiroABSRDS2017
13564Alisson OliveiraWChoke from backVitoria Open100KGSF2017
13565Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Vitoria Open100KGF2017
13572UnknownWCross chokeVitoria OpenABS8F2017
13573UnknownWPts: 3x0Vitoria OpenABS4F2017
13839Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGSF2017
14110Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 6x0Charlotte OpenABS4F2017
14208Thomas MacMahonWPts: 4x0Miami FOO100KGSF2017
14211Piter FrankWChoke from backMiami FOABS4F2017
14216Victor DoriaWPts: 9x6Miami FOABSSF2017
14417James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 4x0BJJ NY Pro94KG4F2017
14623Gabriel LucasGabriel LucasWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsO95KGF2017
14625Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWHeel hookACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
15447Dany GerardDany GerardWPts: 8x2Pan AmericanO100KG8F2018
15601Myung ParkWPts: 15x0Chicago Sp. OpenO100KGSF2018
15602Oscar HippWPts: 30x0Chicago Sp. OpenO100KGF2018
15888Bruno ValdivinoWPointsAtlanta Sp. OpenO100KGF2018
15891Roberto TorralbasWPointsAtlanta Sp. OpenABSSF2018
15892Thomas KeenanWPointsAtlanta Sp. OpenABSF2018
16864James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGSF2018
16866Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGF2018
17205Charles McGuireWPointsChicago SM OpenO100KGF2018
17207Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsChicago SM OpenABSSF2018
17395Michael PerezMichael PerezWPts: 7x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17452Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2018
17597Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KG4F2018
17808Cassey HellenbergWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
18680Marcus GeddesWRNCNoGi WorldsO97KGR12018
18682Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 6x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2018
18688Nicolas PenzerWPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
18690Satoshi IshiiWPts: 20x0NoGi WorldsABSR12018
19657Dany GerardDany GerardWChoke from backPan AmericanO100KG4F2019
19660Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWBow and arrowPan AmericanO100KGSF2019
20179Alex HuddlestonWReferee DecisionF2W 110125KGSPF2019
20700Renan VieiraWWristlockWorld Champ.O100KG4F2019
21066Thomas McMahonWPointsNY BJJ ProO94KGSF2019
21067Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWReferee DecisionNY BJJ ProO94KGF2019
21386Zig EvamoisWSubmissionTwin Cities Inv.ABSR12019
21388Nate HoweWCross chokeTwin Cities Inv.ABS4F2019
21390Brandon BergeronWChoke from backTwin Cities Inv.ABSSF2019
21478Ricardo RibeiroWCross chokeBoston SMOO100KGF2019
21479Luis MarinhoWBaseball chokeBoston SMOABS4F2019
21481Ricardo RibeiroWCross chokeBoston SMOABSSF2019
21483Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x0Boston SMOABSF2019
21486Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWReferee DecisionF2W 123124KGSPF2019
21592Ryan RoachWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2019
21593Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 11x0No Gi Pan Am.O97KGF2019
22649Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWReferee DecisionNYC Fall OpenABS4F2019
22650Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x0NYC Fall OpenABSSF2019
22651Kaniela KahuanuiWPts: 3x0NYC Fall OpenABSF2019
23219Josh LittletonWChoke from backAtlanta WOABSR12020
23223Jeff CummingsWChoke from backAtlanta WOABS4F2020
23224Alexander YablongWCross chokeAtlanta WOABSSF2020
23226Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArm in EzekielAtlanta WOABSF2020
24029Klidson AbreuWPts: 3x0Grand Slam MIA120KGF2020
24071Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2020
24076Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2020
24187Renato TagliariWKatagatamePan AmericanO100KGSF2020
24188Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 10x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2020
24276Rene SouzaWReferee DecisionSubversiv 4ABSR12020
24287G. MioneWReferee DecisionSubversiv 4ABS4F2020
24471Leonardo DavilaLeonardo DavilaWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.O97KG4F2020
24475John HansenWPts: 3x0No Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2020
25070Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWReferee DecisionF2W 163ABSSPF2021
25721Rehan MuttalibWMounted X chokeCharleston OpenABSSF2021
25816Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWReferee DecisionF2W 170124KGSPF2021
26915Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 5x0Austin OpenABS4F2021
26917Nathan SantosWChoke from backAustin OpenABSSF2021
26934Michael EsquivelWRNCAustin NGOABS4F2021
26938Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWRNCAustin NGOABSSF2021
26939Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 4x0Austin NGOABSF2021
27223Austin BakerAustin BakerWPts: 11x4Grand Slam MIA120KG4F2021
27225Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 6x2Grand Slam MIA120KGSF2021
27477Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWArmbarPan AmericanABS8F2021
27597AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanO100KG4F2021
28138Brandon BergeronWPts: 5x0NoGi WorldsABSR12021
28148Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS8F2021
28290AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 11x0NoGi WorldsO97KG4F2021
29012Rehan SilvaWPointsJJ CONO100KGSF2021
29022Clay MayfieldWCross chokeJJ CONABS4F2021
29023Joao MatosWCross chokeJJ CONABSSF2021
29024Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 3x0JJ CONABSF2021
29387Josh GuerraWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS8F2021
29539Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.O100KG4F2021
29543Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWPts: 8x0World Champ.O100KGSF2021
34280Levi MouraWArmbarN. Haven Open100KGRR2022
34281David RodriguezWChoke from backN. Haven OpenABS4F2022
34285Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 3x0N. Haven OpenABSSF2022
34305Levi MouraWKatagatameN. Haven NGOO97KGF2022
34308Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 2x0N. Haven NGOABSSF2022
34309Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWPts: 0x0, AdvN. Haven NGOABSF2022
34950Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWVerbal tapADCCO99KGR12022

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