Espen Mathiesen Age, Weight, Record, Net Worth, & More!
Who Is Espen Mathiesen?
Espen Mathiesen is a Norwegian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Jose Carlos out of Kimura-Nova Uniao academies. While grappling in Europe, Espen became one of the top grapplers as he rose through the ranks in IBJJF. It was there where he achieved some of the most prestigious medals of his career such as the World, Pan American, and European Open Championships, as well as the Copa Podio Grand Prix.
How Old Is Espen Mathiesen?
Born May 10, 1995, Espen Mathiesen is 26 years old.
Espen Mathiesen’s Family
Currently, there is no information available on the family of Espen Mathiesen.
How Much Is Espen Mathiesen Worth?
At this time there is no information available on the estimated net worth of Espen Mathiesen.
How Tall Is Espen Mathiesen?
Information on the height of Espen Mathiesen is not available at this time.
How Much Does Espen Mathiesen Weigh?
Most recently Espen Mathiesen has been competing at 77kg, or 170 pounds.
More About Espen Mathiesen’s Career
Espen Mathiesen was born in the small town of Egersund with a population of 10,000 people located on the west coast of Norway. Like many of his peers, he grew up playing soccer and other competitive sports at the age of 5 up until he was 16. It was at this time when he discovered martial arts and decided to quit soccer to pursue his new found passion.
After watching a film that included several Jiu Jitsu moves, he decided to give martial arts a try. His first instructor was Damoun Nassehi who was a blue belt who had trained with Shimon Mochizuki in Denmark before moving to Norway. After 7 months of training just once or twice per week, when he turned 16 he decided to quit soccer so he could dedicate more time to BJJ. His instructor Damoun also had limited time due to his job and could only teach three times per week, so Espen bought some mats and began drilling techniques everyday with his friends at home.
When Espen visited Damoun Nassehi’s gym for the first time in 2011 for a seminar, he was introduced to Jose Carlos and began to cultivate a relationship with him. Shortly after, Damouns team became an affiliate of Jose Carlos’s Kimura- Nova Uniao academy.
Esepn was a good student at school and due to his strong suits in math and physics, he was expected to become a civil engineer. Just before he entered University, he took a year off in 2014 to focus on Jiu Jitsu. He spent much of this time in the United States training with Guilherme and Rafael Mendes at the Art Of Jiu Jitsu academy in California, as well as with Gustavo Dantas in Arizona. During this time, Espen earned a silver medal at the IBJJF World Championships as a purple belt. This proved to both him and his family that he really had a shot to make something of himself in this sport, prompting his decision to not attend University and follow a full-time career in Jiu Jitsu.
After heading back home and continuing to train, Espen moved to Haugesund in 2016 to train in a more professional environment. Training with practitioners such as Tommy Langaker and Vegard Randeberg under Jose Carlos really began to elevate Espen’s game to a new level. After an extremely successful year of competing in 2017 and winning competitions such as the Copa Podio’s lightweight Grand Prix as well as IBJJF and Pan American and European titles, Espen Mathiesen was promoted to black belt by his instructor Jose Carlos.
Espen Mathiesen’s Best Match Of All Time
Espen Mathiesen;s best match of all time is widely considered to be his match against Diego Borges in the finals at Copa Podio. This match won him the tournament and was one of more than 5 matches on the day. This was one of the first big tournaments Espen won as a professional competitor.
Who Did Espen Mathiesen Lose To?
Espen Mathiesen has lost to Fabricio Barbarotti, Mica Galvao, Sebastian Rodriguez, Pablo Lavaselli, Luiz Paulo, Manuel Ribamar, Rudson Mateus, Gabriel Arges, Luca Anacoreta, Lucas Lepri, JT Torres, Edwin Najmi, Adam Wardzinski, Max Lindblad, and Isaque Bahiense.
Espen Mathiesen Record
Espen Mathiesen holds a professional record of 35-15.
Espen Mathiesen Injuries
Espen Mathiesen suffered an injury in his match against Lucas Barbosa at King of the Mats in 2018. During his time off he decided to take an opportunity to get his deviated septum repaired which had been affecting his breathing. The procedure and his injury took longer to heal than expected, so he took the majority of 2019 off of competing.
Is Espen Mathiesen Retired?
No, Espen Mathiesen is still very much actively competing in some of the most prestigious BJJ circuits around the world!
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