Richie Martinez His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Richie Martinez?
Ritchie “Boogeyman” Martinez is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu who trained out of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under the famous Eddie Bravo. Ritchie is also an MMA fighter who has competed in 5 professional fights, including promotions like Xplode FS, Titan FC and Brave FC. Richie has also competed in high level Jiu Jitsu competitions like Metamoris, Quintet, Polaris and Submission Underground.
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Richie Martinez lived in Los Angeles when he started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was training under Sean Bollinger at 10th Planet Vista academy once a week because it was too great a distance for him to travel. Richie would practise the techniques on his girlfriend that he learnt from his one class per week. This was how Richie would achieve his blue belt level.
Richie decided to enhance his training by joining up with Eddie Bravo directly out at 10th Planet headquarters. Eddie Bravo was a massive influence on Richie as he developed his Jiu Jitsu exponentially under his guidance. Richie became quite proficient in grappling and MMA, he debuted in amatuer MMA in 2013 through the Tuff N Uff fighting promotion. Richie won his first two fights by rear naked choke and guillotine.
Richie turned pro at the end of 2013 and joined up with Xplode Fight Series, where he won his first 3 fights in superb fashion. In his debut he defeated Phelan Fleming 21 seconds into the fight with a rear naked choke. His next two fights were just as dynamic, as he beat Edward Darby 56 seconds into the fight, and Julian Hernandez 22 seconds into the fight with his signature move the Japanese Necktie in both fights.
In 2014 Richie Martinez won two separate Naga World titles one in Las Vegas and one in Phoenix. Richie tried his hand at the Eddie Bravo Invitational where he submitted John Morgan, Matt Kaiser and Jake Swimney propelling himself to the final. Richie would then face the superstar Gary Tonon who defeated Richie with an inside heel hook.
In 2015 Richie Martinez opened his own branch of 10th Planet in San Diego, called 10th Planet Freaks Gym. At the Grand Opening Richie was awarded his Black Belt by Eddie Bravo. Richie Martinez entered an illustrious group of world class grapplers to receive his black belt in only 4 years.
Richie would go on to lose his next two MMA fights for Titan FC and Brave FC, but would spend the next 6 years competing successfully in prestigious events. He fought in ADCC trials, Quintet, Metamoris, Polaris and Submission Underground. Richie chalked up wins against Derrick Garza, Jake Shields and Kazushi Sakuraba among many others.
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How Old Is Richie Martinez?
Richie Martinez was born in Oceanside California on the 28th of July 1984. Richie is currently 37 years of age.
Richie Martinez’s Family!
Growing up in California in the 80’s, the minimum wage was extremely low and was tough for a lot of families but not for Richie Martinez. Richie was raised by a single mother who was a former Mexican actress and Miss Los Angeles. Richie and his younger brother Geo were very creative, and after seeing their next door neighbor doing a breakdancing move called the windmill they began copying moves off of MTV. Shortly after the brothers began competing in B-boying tournaments. Richie and Geo became well known for their exciting breakdancing routines as they travelled around the world competing.
In 2011 Richie watched his brother Geo compete in a Gracie National Jiu Jitsu tournament, where Geo submitted all of his opponents in the blue belt division. Richie decided that Jiu Jitsu was the sport for him, so he joined up with Sean Bollinger at 10th Planet Vista Jiu Jitsu Academy.
How Much Is Richie Martinez Worth?
Richie Martinez has accumulated a vast amount of wealth due to his successful upbringing. Through his breakdancing fame and his following over social media, as well as Richie’s MMA and competitive Jiu Jitsu, he has acquired wealth and assets well past $500,000. Richie has become a worldwide sensation as he fights some of the best grapplers all over the world.
How Tall Is Richie Martinez?
Richie Martinez is 6 feet and 2 inches tall which equates to 187 centimetres.
How Much Does Richie Martinez Weigh?
Richie Martinez weighs in at 77 kilograms which puts him in the welterweight division of 170 lbs.
Richie Martinez’s Fight List!
Richie Martinez has fought in some of the world's top promotions in Jiu Jitsu. His career has seen him fight some tough guys in MMA and some of the toughest guys on the planet in BJJ. Richie has fought top level guys like; Dan Strauss, Jake Shields, Rafael Lovato, Kazushi Sakuraba, DJ Jackson, Craig Jones, Matheus Diniz, Kevin Gallagher, Euclides Barboza, Leonardo Oliveira, AJ Agazarm, Gary Cruz and Garry Tonon.
Richie Martinez’s Best Fight Of All Time!
Richie Martinez has performed outstanding in many of his fights. He has won MMA fights in 20 seconds by submission and even won Naga world titles, where he used his signature Japanese Necktie to upstage his opponents. One of his most rewarding fights would come against the famous pride legend Kazushi Sakuraba in the 2018 Quintet 2. After 10th Planet teammate PJ Barch drew in the opening match with Daisuke Nakamura, Richie Martinez would take on the Pride legend Kazushi Sakuraba. Richie Martinez submitted the famous MMA fighter with a savage Darce Choke. Team 10th Planet would end up beating team Reebok and were crowned the Quintet 2 champions.
Who Did Richie Martinez Lose To?
Richie Martinez has lost fights to high level competitors in his pursuit to become the best grappler on the planet. His losses include high level guys like; Craig Jones, Enrico Cocco, Rafael Lovato, DJ Jackson, Matheus Diniz, AJ Agazarm and Darragh O'Conaill. Richie Martinez suffered one of his worst losses in 2014, he was on a golden run of title wins at the Naga NoGi world titles before entering the EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) fighting his way into the final he would face the formidable Garry Tonon, who stopped Richie by an inside heel hook putting an end to his EBI Gold aspirations for 2014.
Richie Martinez’s Record!
Richie Martinez has a professional Jiu Jitsu record of 31 wins with 20 losses. He has secured 23 submission victories with the japanese necktie and the rear naked choke making up nearly half of those submission wins. Richie also has an MMA record of 3 wins with 2 losses including his 3 wins by way of submission all under 60 seconds into his fights.
Richie’s honour list includes; NAGA World Championship Phoenix (2014) NAGA World Championship Las Vegas (2014) IBJJF World No Gi Championship Runner Up (2016) EBI Invitational Runner Up (2014) Onnit Invitational Runner Up (2015)
Richie Martinez’s Injuries!
Richie Martinez has no reports of having any significant injuries, his conditioning for MMA, Jiu Jistu and even breakdancing has seen him successfully avoid injury.
Is Richie Martinez Retired?
Richie Martinez is still an active world class professional grappler, and although his MMA days are over, the 37 year old is far from done with the world circuit in grappling.
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