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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 > Carlos Gracie Jr > J. J. Machado > Eddie Bravo > Richie Martinez

Main Achievements:

  • NAGA Phoenix – AZ Champion (2014)
  • NAGA Las Vegas Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2016 Master 1)
  • EBI Runner-up (2014)
  • Onnit Invitational Runner-up (2015)
  • Gracie Worlds Runner-up (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

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (80%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
25
4
#86e620
Japanese necktie
25
4
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
13
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
6
1
#fad11b
Armbar
6
1
#f58822
Carney lock
6
1
#224aba
Kimura
6
1
#ff9124
Omoplata/RNC
6
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (9%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (82%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Heel hook
22
2
#86e620
Outside heel hook
11
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
11
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
11
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
11
1
#f58822
North south choke
11
1
#224aba
Violin armlock
11
1
#ff9124
Armbar
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Richie Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6048Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
7031AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLToe holdADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7183Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillLNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
8557Jose PortilloLHeel hookOnnit InviteABSF2015
8562Karen darabedyanLHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSF2015
9412Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLViolin armlockEBI 6ABS4F2016
10371John CombsJohn CombsLArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10655Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds83KGF2016
11090Matthew TeslaLOutside heel hookSapateiro 6ABSSF2017
11563Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaEBI 1177KGR12017
12910Marcelo MafraLReferee DecisionFIVE Super LeagueABSSPF2017
6032Damien NitkinWCarney lockNAGA Las Vegas85KG4F2014
6033Gary CruzWJapanese necktieNAGA Las Vegas85KGSF2014
6041John MorganWOmoplataEBI77KGR12014
6044Matt KaiserWKimuraEBI77KG4F2014
6046Jake SwimneyWOmoplata/RNCEBI77KGSF2014
6049Joe MurphyWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGSF2014
6050Jose CardinasWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGF2014
6051Dan SchonD---Elite Submission85KGSPF2014
7026UnknownWRNCADCC US Trials77KGR12015
7177Julio CordovaWKneebarEBI 377KGR12015
8552Derrick GarzaWHeel hookOnnit InviteABS4F2015
8555Jose LianasWPointsOnnit InviteABSSF2015
8560Blake CarrollWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABS4F2015
8561Aaron JohnsonWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSSF2015
9406Jimmy FriedrichWPointsEBI 6ABSR12016
9600Ryan RobinsonWHeel hookFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
10030Kevin CaseyD---Metamoris 7ABSSPF2016
10651Leonardo OliveiraWOmoplataNoGi Worlds83KG4F2016
10653Euclides BarbozaWJapanese necktieNoGi Worlds83KGSF2016
11082Chase DavisWPointsSapateiro 6ABSR12017
11087Kevin GallagherWPointsSapateiro 6ABS4F2017
12758Daniel HamptonWArmbarF2W Pro 37ABSSPF2017

Richie Martinez vs Johnny Morgan

Richie Martinez vs. Jake Swinney

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