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Richie Martinez, also known as “Boogeyman” is a jiu jitsu black belt under Eddie Bravo and one of the top 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Academy representatives in grappling’s current competitive no-gi scene. An EBI and Onnit Invitational tournament runner-up, Richie is also the brother of another accomplished jiu jitsu competitor, Geo Martinez, the two being known as the “Freak Brothers” among the sport’s fans.

Richie Martinez Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Richard Martinez

Nickname: “Boogeyman” is a name Martinez used throughout his breakdancing career, which he carried to his fighting vocation.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Júnior > Jean Jaques Machado > Eddie Bravo > Richie Martinez

Main Achievements:

  • NAGA Phoenix – AZ Champion (2014)
  • NAGA Las Vegas Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2016 Master 1)
  • EBI I 2nd Place (2014)
  • Onnit Invitational 2nd Place (2015)
  • Gracie Worlds 2nd Place (2013 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Japanese Necktie, Omoplata

Weight Division: 77kg/170lbs

Team/Association: 10th Planet

Richie Martinez Biography

Richie Martinez was born on the July 28, 1984 in Oceanside – California, United States of America.

Raised by a single mother, a former Mexican actress and Miss Los Angeles, Richie and his younger brother Geo Martinez soon gave way to their creative side by participating in B-boying tournaments throughout California’s breakdancing scene, becoming well known in the circuit.

Grappling caught Richie’s attention back in 2011. After watching his brother Geo (who was 3 months into his training) tap every opponent at the Gracie Nationals tournament in the blue belt division, Richie decided to join his sibling at the 10th Planet Vista academy. The classes being taught by Sean Bollinger.

During his first year of training jiu jitsu, Martinez lived in Los Angeles, too far from the academy to pay regular visits. Instead he would travel to the Bollinger’s gym once per week and spend the rest of his free time drilling the positions learnt in class with his girlfriend at home, an unusual method that paid dividends by taking Martinez to a blue belt standard.

Midway into his blue belt career, Richie started training directly under the guidance of 10th Planet head coach Eddie Bravo, at the team’s headquarters. Bravo developed Richie’s game tremendously for grappling and mixed martial arts (MMA) a sport in which Martinez debuted in 2013, competing for the Xplode Fight Series.

The two brothers (Richie and Geo) became known in the grappling circuit as the “Freak Brothers” due to their B-boying association. Their recognition in the jiu jitsu world would lead them to open their own 10th Planet Freaks gyms, Richie in San Diego and Geo in Oceanside – California. It was at the grand opening of the San Diego academy, on January 3, 2015 that Richie would be awarded his black belt by instructor Eddie Bravo.

Richie Martinez Grappling Record

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (82%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
22
4
#86e620
Japanese necktie
22
4
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
11
2
#d1212a
Kimura
6
1
#fad11b
Omoplata/RNC
6
1
#f58822
RNC
6
1
#224aba
Kneebar
6
1
#ff9124
Armbar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Armlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Darce choke
6
1
#fad223
Carney lock
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (79%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Heel hook
18
2
#86e620
Armbar
18
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
18
2
#d1212a
Violin armlock
9
1
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
9
1
#f58822
Botinha
9
1
#224aba
Toe hold
9
1
#ff9124
North south choke
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Richie Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6095Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
7096AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLToe holdADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7251Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillLNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
8650Jose PortilloLHeel hookOnnit InviteABSF2015
8655Karen darabedyanLHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSF2015
9511Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLViolin armlockEBI 6ABS4F2016
10491John CombsJohn CombsLArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10777Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds83KGF2016
11229Matthew TeslaLOutside heel hookSapateiro 6ABSSF2017
11715Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaEBI 1177KGR12017
13093Marcelo MafraLReferee DecisionFIVE Super LeagueABSSPF2017
15267Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15272Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookKasai Pro 284KG3RD2018
16218H. RidaLArmbarQuintet IIABSN/A2018
6079Damien NitkinWCarney lockNAGA Las Vegas85KG4F2014
6080Gary CruzWJapanese necktieNAGA Las Vegas85KGSF2014
6088John MorganWOmoplataEBI77KGR12014
6091Matt KaiserWKimuraEBI77KG4F2014
6093Jake SwimneyWOmoplata/RNCEBI77KGSF2014
6096Joe MurphyWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGSF2014
6097Jose CardinasWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGF2014
6098Dan SchonD---Elite Submission85KGSPF2014
7090UnknownWRNCADCC US Trials77KGR12015
7245Julio CordovaWKneebarEBI 377KGR12015
8645Derrick GarzaWHeel hookOnnit InviteABS4F2015
8648Jose LianasWPointsOnnit InviteABSSF2015
8653Blake CarrollWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABS4F2015
8654Aaron JohnsonWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSSF2015
9505Jimmy FriedrichWPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
9699Ryan RobinsonWHeel hookFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
10132Kevin CaseyD---Metamoris 7ABSSPF2016
10773Leonardo OliveiraWOmoplataNoGi Worlds83KG4F2016
10775Euclides BarbozaWJapanese necktieNoGi Worlds83KGSF2016
11221Chase DavisWPointsSapateiro 6ABSR12017
11226Kevin GallagherWPointsSapateiro 6ABS4F2017
12932Daniel HamptonWArmbarF2W Pro 37ABSSPF2017
15269Pierre LeclercD---Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15271Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWArmlockKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16211Joao AssisJoao AssisD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
16217Kazushi SakurabaWDarce chokeQuintet IIABSN/A2018

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