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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:

  • 1st Place NAGA Phoenix, AZ (2014)
  • 1st Place NAGA Las Vegas, NV (2014)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016 Master 1)
  • 2nd Place EBI I Invitational (2014)
  • 2nd Place Onnit Invitational (2015)

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.

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Richie Martinez Grappling Record

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (72%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    7 (24%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
24
5
#86e620
Japanese necktie
19
4
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
10
2
#d1212a
RNC
10
2
#fad11b
Carney lock
5
1
#f58822
Kimura
5
1
#224aba
Omoplata/RNC
5
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
5
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
5
1
#22c9a5
Armlock
5
1
#fad223
Darce choke
5
1
#03861f
Shoulder lock
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (11%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (79%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (5%)

15 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
20
3
#86e620
Heel hook
13
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
2
#d1212a
Kimura
13
2
#fad11b
Toe hold
7
1
#f58822
North south choke
7
1
#224aba
Violin armlock
7
1
#ff9124
Outside heel hook
7
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
7
1
#22c9a5
Terra footlock
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Richie Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6162Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
7182AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLToe holdADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7339Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillLNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
8754Jose PortilloLHeel hookOnnit Invit.ABSF2015
8759Karen darabedyanLHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSF2015
9652Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLViolin armlockEBI 6ABS4F2016
10662John CombsJohn CombsLArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10951Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds83KGF2016
11454Matthew TeslaLOutside heel hookSapateiro 6ABSSF2017
11977Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaEBI 1177KGR12017
13406Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLReferee DecisionFIVE Super LeagueABSSPF2017
15817Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15822Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookKasai Pro 284KG3RD2018
16859H. RidaLArmbarQuintet IIABSN/A2018
17551DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLKimuraSubversivABSF2018
17667Craig JonesCraig JonesLTerra footlockQuintet 3ABSSF2018
21799Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLKimuraWorld FestivalABSSPF2019
22962Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookJitzKing84KGSPF2020
23487Austin VanderfordLEBI/OTSUG 13ABSSPF2020
6144Damien NitkinWCarney lockNAGA Las Vegas85KG4F2014
6145Gary CruzWJapanese necktieNAGA Las Vegas85KGSF2014
6155John MorganWOmoplataEBI77KGR12014
6158Matt KaiserWKimuraEBI77KG4F2014
6160Jake SwimneyWOmoplata/RNCEBI77KGSF2014
6163Joe MurphyWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGSF2014
6164Jose CardinasWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGF2014
6165Dan SchonD---Elite Submission85KGSPF2014
7176UnknownWRNCADCC US Trials77KGR12015
7333Julio CordovaWKneebarEBI 377KGR12015
8749Derrick GarzaWHeel hookOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
8752Jose LianasWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
8757Blake CarrollWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABS4F2015
8758Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSSF2015
9646Jimmy FriedrichWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSR12016
9838Ryan RobinsonWHeel hookFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
10280Kevin CaseyD---Metamoris 7ABSSPF2016
10947Leonardo OliveiraWOmoplataNoGi Worlds83KG4F2016
10949Euclides BarbozaWJapanese necktieNoGi Worlds83KGSF2016
11446Chase DavisWEBI/OTSapateiro 6ABSR12017
11451Kevin GallagherWEBI/OTSapateiro 6ABS4F2017
13237Daniel HamptonWArmbarF2W 37ABSSPF2017
15819Pierre LeclercD---Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15821Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWArmlockKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16852Joao AssisJoao AssisD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
16858Kazushi SakurabaWDarce chokeQuintet IIABSN/A2018
17547Samir AbdolakderWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
17666Marcin HeldWShoulder lockQuintet 3ABSSF2018
20406M. PerhavecWRNCPolaris 1085KGSPF2019
20829Gleison TibauWDQKASAI SS Florida88KGSPF2019
23286Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsWEBI/OTSUGABSSPF2020
23589Kevin CaseyWEBI/OTSUG 16ABSSPF2020
23660Ben EgliWEBI/OTSUG 17ABSSPF2020
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