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Max Lindblad

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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

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
45
10
#86e620
Submission
14
3
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
9
2
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
5
1
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
5
1
#f58822
Armbar
5
1
#224aba
Choke from mount
5
1
#ff9124
RNC
5
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
5
1
#22c9a5
Brabo choke
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (39%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
1
#86e620
Choke from back
25
1
#5AD3D1
Estima lock
25
1
#d1212a
Botinha
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Max Lindblad Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
14320Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14326Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLPts: 0x0, AdvSwedish OpenABS4F2017
15377C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15379Igor SousaLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN85KGRPC2018
16003Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2018
16011Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16387Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
18662Michael LieraMichael LieraLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
19654Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
19789Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
19798Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2019
20298Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20885Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO77KGSF2019
21239Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 2x2, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21241Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLChoke from backKing Of Mats85KGSF2019
21243Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLEstima lockKing Of Mats85KG3RD2019
22099Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLBotinhaSwedish Open82KGF2019
22406C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLPointsGrand Slam AD85KGSF2019
13970Petter wallgrenWRNCSwedish Nationals82KGSF2017
13971A. bauffonWBow and arrowSwedish Nationals82KGF2017
13974Kenji SetteWChoke from backGerman Nationals76KGSF2017
13975Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 6x4German Nationals76KGF2017
14027Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 4x0London Fall Open82KGF2017
15372Bradley HillWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15374Maciej KozakWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KG4F2018
15397Knut ThoresenWSubmissionNordic Spring82KGSF2018
15398Ralf CarnebornWPts: 15x0Nordic Spring82KGF2018
15401Ricard CarnebornWSubmissionNordic SpringABSSF2018
15402Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Nordic SpringABSF2018
15697Kristjan MaeWPts: 2x0Finnish Open82KGR12018
15698Ville HeikkonenWOmoplataFinnish Open82KG4F2018
15699Ilari MatinolliWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGSF2018
15700Santeri LiliusWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGF2018
15995Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG8F2018
16007Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2018
16009Alex CabanesWPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2018
16368Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
17739Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWChoke from backLondon Fall Open82KGSF2018
17745Sam GibsonWBrabo chokeLondon Fall OpenABS4F2018
17750Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWChoke from backLondon Fall OpenABSSF2018
19148Tommi PulkkanenWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
19152Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19153Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19648Ville NiskanenWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGR12019
19651Ilari MatinolliWChoke from backFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19652Vitalii SergeevWStraight ankle lockFinnish Open82KGSF2019
19782M. AbdulkadirovWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR22019
19795M. AbdulkadirovWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2019
20883Shinsuke MoribeWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KG4F2019
20886Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO77KGRPC2019
20887Shinsuke MoribeWTriangle armbarGrand Slam TYO77KG3RD2019
21236Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvKing Of Mats85KGRR2019
21238Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 8x6King Of Mats85KGRR2019
21724David DotzskyWOmoplataNordic Open88KGF2019
21725Jukka TuomasWArmbarNordic OpenABSSF2019
21726Renato MoraesWChoke from backNordic OpenABSF2019
22097Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 6x6, AdvSwedish Open82KGSF2019
22207Oscar GugalaWN/ABerlin Open82KGSF2019
22209Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWChoke from mountBerlin Open82KGF2019
22213Petr MamaevWSubmissionBerlin OpenABS4F2019
22215Stan. VarshavskiyiWN/ABerlin OpenABSSF2019
22405M. AbdulkadirovWPts: 4x1Grand Slam AD85KG4F2019
22409Igor SousaWPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD85KG3RD2019

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