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.
- 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
17 SUBMISSIONS WINS
10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Richie Martinez Fight History
|6095||Garry TononGarry Tonon||L||Inside heel hook||EBI||77KG||F||2014|
|7096||AJ AgazarmAJ Agazarm||L||Toe hold||ADCC US Trials||77KG||8F||2015|
|7251||Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaill||L||North south choke||EBI 3||77KG||4F||2015|
|8650||Jose Portillo||L||Heel hook||Onnit Invite||ABS||F||2015|
|8655||Karen darabedyan||L||Heel hook||Kakuto Challenge||ABS||F||2015|
|9511||Matheus DinizMatheus Diniz||L||Violin armlock||EBI 6||ABS||4F||2016|
|10491||John CombsJohn Combs||L||Armbar||Guatemala Open||82KG||SPF||2016|
|10778||Alan FinfouAlan Finfou||L||Pts: 10x0||NoGi Worlds||83KG||F||2016|
|11226||Matthew Tesla||L||Outside heel hook||Sapateiro 6||ABS||SF||2017|
|11706||Sergio ArdilaSergio Ardila||L||Botinha||EBI 11||77KG||R1||2017|
|13077||Marcelo Mafra||L||Referee Decision||FIVE Super League||ABS||SPF||2017|
|15232||Matheus DinizMatheus Diniz||L||Pts: 7x0||Kasai Pro 2||84KG||RR||2018|
|15237||Craig JonesCraig Jones||L||Inside heel hook||Kasai Pro 2||84KG||3RD||2018|
|6079||Damien Nitkin||W||Carney lock||NAGA Las Vegas||85KG||4F||2014|
|6080||Gary Cruz||W||Japanese necktie||NAGA Las Vegas||85KG||SF||2014|
|6096||Joe Murphy||W||Japanese necktie||NAGA Phoenix||85KG||SF||2014|
|6097||Jose Cardinas||W||Japanese necktie||NAGA Phoenix||85KG||F||2014|
|6098||Dan Schon||D||---||Elite Submission||85KG||SPF||2014|
|7090||Unknown||W||RNC||ADCC US Trials||77KG||R1||2015|
|7245||Julio Cordova||W||Kneebar||EBI 3||77KG||R1||2015|
|8645||Derrick Garza||W||Heel hook||Onnit Invite||ABS||4F||2015|
|8648||Jose Lianas||W||Points||Onnit Invite||ABS||SF||2015|
|8653||Blake Carroll||W||Heel hook||Kakuto Challenge||ABS||4F||2015|
|8654||Aaron Johnson||W||Heel hook||Kakuto Challenge||ABS||SF||2015|
|9505||Jimmy Friedrich||W||Points||EBI 6||ABS||R1||2016|
|9699||Ryan Robinson||W||Heel hook||FTW Pro 5||ABS||SPF||2016|
|10132||Kevin Casey||D||---||Metamoris 7||ABS||SPF||2016|
|10774||Leonardo Oliveira||W||Omoplata||NoGi Worlds||83KG||4F||2016|
|10776||Euclides Barboza||W||Japanese necktie||NoGi Worlds||83KG||SF||2016|
|11218||Chase Davis||W||Points||Sapateiro 6||ABS||R1||2017|
|11223||Kevin Gallagher||W||Points||Sapateiro 6||ABS||4F||2017|
|12921||Daniel Hampton||W||Armbar||F2W Pro 37||ABS||SPF||2017|
|15234||Pierre Leclerc||D||---||Kasai Pro 2||84KG||RR||2018|
|15236||Felipe MotaFelipe Mota||W||Armlock||Kasai Pro 2||84KG||RR||2018|
Richie Martinez vs Johnny Morgan
Richie Martinez vs. Jake Swinney