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Max Lindblad is a Swedish born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Kent Hammarström and one of the top European grappling competitors, particularly with the gi, a genre in which Lindblad conquered important titles such as the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) European Open as well as the United Arab Emirates Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) World Pro and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in London.

Max Lindblad Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Max Leonard Lindblad

Nickname: Max is often referenced as ‘Cenoura’ (Carrot) or Killer Carrot – both references to red hair.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Roberval Mascarenhas > Iran Mascarenhas > Kent Hammarström > Max Lindblad

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF London Spring Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF German National Champion (2017)
  • NOC Nordic Spring Open Champion (2018**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam – London Champion (2017/2016 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2014 purple, 2013 blue)
  • NOC Nordic Open Champion (2016** brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2013 blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd Place (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2017 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Choke from the back

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat/Prana

Max Lindblad Biography

Max Lindblad was born on October 10, 1990 in Stockholm – Sweden where he grew up.

From an early age Max was interested in sports as well as martial arts, starting with football – as many European kids and later adding aikido to his daily activities. It was only at the age of 19 that Lindblad discovered Brazilian jiu jitsu, through two classmates who already trained BJJ at a local gym.

Lindblad became hooked on jiu jitsu from the get-go, describing it as “What was missing” in his life in an interview with BJJ Heroes (2017), mentioning also that “football or any of the other sports I practised couldn’t compare to the feeling I got from practising BJJ“. He decided to move on from this local gym to a bigger and more competition focussed academy early on, where his tuition was taken by Kent Hammarström.

This new academy, named Prana BJJ was affiliated with Alliance Jiu Jitsu up until 2015. As Alliance did not have much representation in Sweden, Prana’s leader (Hammarström) chose to sync with Checkmat BJJ that year, and benefit from the experience of Alan ‘Finfou’ do Nascimento – a Checkmat member and world class athlete/instructor who taught in the same city.

Fully committed to becoming the best jiu jitsu practitioner he could possibly be, and believing his talent Max quit college at the age of 21 to train full time. His hard work paid off years later, on September 7, 2017 when Max Lindblad was gifted his black belt from the hands of his long standing coach Kent Hammarström.

Cover photo from 2017 IBJJF German Nationals.

Max Lindblad Grappling Record

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
7
#86e620
Submission
14
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
7
1
#d1212a
Omoplata
7
1
#fad11b
Brabo choke
7
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
7
1
#224aba
RNC
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (50%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Max Lindblad Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14261Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14267Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLPts: 0x0, AdvSwedish OpenABS4F2017
15287C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15289Igor SousaLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN85KGRPC2018
15906Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2018
15914Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16288Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
18515Michael LieraMichael LieraLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
19482Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19613Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
19622Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2019
20109Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
13917Petter wallgrenWRNCSwedish Nationals82KGSF2017
13918A. bauffonWBow and arrowSwedish Nationals82KGF2017
13921Kenji SetteWChoke from backGerman Nationals76KGSF2017
13922Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 6x4German Nationals76KGF2017
13971Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 4x0London Fall Open82KGF2017
15282Bradley HillWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15284Maciej KozakWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KG4F2018
15307Knut ThoresenWSubmissionNordic Spring82KGSF2018
15308Ralf CarnebornWPts: 15x0Nordic Spring82KGF2018
15311Ricard CarnebornWSubmissionNordic SpringABSSF2018
15312Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Nordic SpringABSF2018
15607Kristjan MaeWPts: 2x0Finnish Open82KGR12018
15608Ville HeikkonenWOmoplataFinnish Open82KG4F2018
15609Ilari MatinolliWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGSF2018
15610Santeri LiliusWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGF2018
15898Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG8F2018
15910Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2018
15912Alex CabanesWPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2018
16269Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
17605Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWChoke from backLondon Fall Open82KGSF2018
17611Sam GibsonWBrabo chokeLondon Fall OpenABS4F2018
17616Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWChoke from backLondon Fall OpenABSSF2018
18985Tommi PulkkanenWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
18989Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
18990Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19476Ville NiskanenWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGR12019
19479Ilari MatinolliWChoke from backFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19480Vitalii SergeevWStraight ankle lockFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19606M. AbdulkadirovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR22019
19619M. AbdulkadirovWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019

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