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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

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
7
#86e620
Submission
14
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
7
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
7
1
#fad11b
Omoplata
7
1
#f58822
Brabo choke
7
1
#224aba
Straight ankle lock
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (44%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (11%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (11%)
  • 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
14256Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Swedish Open82KGF2017
14262Alec BauldingAlec BauldingLPts: 0x0, AdvSwedish OpenABS4F2017
15239C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KGSF2018
15241Igor SousaLPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN85KGRPC2018
15830Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2018
15838Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16210Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
18382Michael LieraMichael LieraLN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
19331Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 6x6, AdvFinnish Open82KGF2019
13916Petter wallgrenWRNCSwedish Nationals82KGSF2017
13917A. bauffonWBow and arrowSwedish Nationals82KGF2017
13920Kenji SetteWChoke from backGerman Nationals76KGSF2017
13921Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 6x4German Nationals76KGF2017
13966Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 4x0London Fall Open82KGF2017
15234Bradley HillWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN85KGR12018
15236Maciej KozakWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN85KG4F2018
15259Knut ThoresenWSubmissionNordic Spring82KGSF2018
15260Ralf CarnebornWPts: 15x0Nordic Spring82KGF2018
15263Ricard CarnebornWSubmissionNordic SpringABSSF2018
15264Alec BauldingAlec BauldingWPts: 4x2Nordic SpringABSF2018
15545Kristjan MaeWPts: 2x0Finnish Open82KGR12018
15546Ville HeikkonenWOmoplataFinnish Open82KG4F2018
15547Ilari MatinolliWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGSF2018
15548Santeri LiliusWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGF2018
15822Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG8F2018
15834Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGRPC2018
15836Alex CabanesWPts: 6x4World Pro77KGRPC2018
16191Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
17512Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWChoke from backLondon Fall Open82KGSF2018
17518Sam GibsonWBrabo chokeLondon Fall OpenABS4F2018
17523Ali MunfarediWChoke from backLondon Fall OpenABSSF2018
18847Tommi PulkkanenWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
18851Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
18852Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19325Ville NiskanenWChoke from backFinnish Open82KGR12019
19328Ilari MatinolliWChoke from backFinnish Open82KG4F2019
19329Vitalii SergeevWStraight ankle lockFinnish Open82KGSF2019

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