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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

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (84%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    4 (16%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Heel hook
24
5
#86e620
Japanese necktie
19
4
#5AD3D1
Omoplata
10
2
#d1212a
RNC
10
2
#fad11b
Armbar
5
1
#f58822
Armlock
5
1
#224aba
Darce choke
5
1
#ff9124
Shoulder lock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Carney lock
5
1
#22c9a5
Kimura
5
1
#fad223
Omoplata/RNC
5
1
#03861f
Kneebar
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (13%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (81%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
15
2
#86e620
Heel hook
15
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
15
2
#d1212a
Kimura
8
1
#fad11b
Terra footlock
8
1
#f58822
Toe hold
8
1
#224aba
North south choke
8
1
#ff9124
Violin armlock
8
1
#bf1f6c
Outside heel hook
8
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Richie Martinez Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6145Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookEBI77KGF2014
7156AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLToe holdADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7313Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillLNorth south chokeEBI 377KG4F2015
8728Jose PortilloLHeel hookOnnit Invit.ABSF2015
8733Karen darabedyanLHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSF2015
9608Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLViolin armlockEBI 6ABS4F2016
10613John CombsJohn CombsLArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10900Alan FinfouAlan FinfouLPts: 10x0NoGi Worlds83KGF2016
11382Matthew TeslaLOutside heel hookSapateiro 6ABSSF2017
11886Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaEBI 1177KGR12017
13289Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLReferee DecisionFIVE Super LeagueABSSPF2017
15642Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 7x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15647Craig JonesCraig JonesLInside heel hookKasai Pro 284KG3RD2018
16659H. RidaLArmbarQuintet IIABSN/A2018
17317DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLKimuraSubversivABSF2018
17427Craig JonesCraig JonesLTerra footlockQuintet 3ABSSF2018
6127Damien NitkinWCarney lockNAGA Las Vegas85KG4F2014
6128Gary CruzWJapanese necktieNAGA Las Vegas85KGSF2014
6138John MorganWOmoplataEBI77KGR12014
6141Matt KaiserWKimuraEBI77KG4F2014
6143Jake SwimneyWOmoplata/RNCEBI77KGSF2014
6146Joe MurphyWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGSF2014
6147Jose CardinasWJapanese necktieNAGA Phoenix85KGF2014
6148Dan SchonD---Elite Submission85KGSPF2014
7150UnknownWRNCADCC US Trials77KGR12015
7307Julio CordovaWKneebarEBI 377KGR12015
8723Derrick GarzaWHeel hookOnnit Invit.ABS4F2015
8726Jose LianasWEBI/OTOnnit Invit.ABSSF2015
8731Blake CarrollWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABS4F2015
8732Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWHeel hookKakuto ChallengeABSSF2015
9602Jimmy FriedrichWEBI/OTEBI 6ABSR12016
9795Ryan RobinsonWHeel hookFTW Pro 5ABSSPF2016
10231Kevin CaseyD---Metamoris 7ABSSPF2016
10896Leonardo OliveiraWOmoplataNoGi Worlds83KG4F2016
10898Euclides BarbozaWJapanese necktieNoGi Worlds83KGSF2016
11374Chase DavisWEBI/OTSapateiro 6ABSR12017
11379Kevin GallagherWEBI/OTSapateiro 6ABS4F2017
13126Daniel HamptonWArmbarF2W Pro 37ABSSPF2017
15644Pierre LeclercD---Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15646Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWArmlockKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16652Joao AssisJoao AssisD---Quintet IIABSN/A2018
16658Kazushi SakurabaWDarce chokeQuintet IIABSN/A2018
17313Samir AbdolakderWHeel hookSubversivABSSF2018
17426Marcin HeldWShoulder lockQuintet 3ABSSF2018
20040M. PerhavecWRNCPolaris 1085KGSPF2019
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