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Erich Munis - Rising Star of BJJ

Erich Munis - Rising Star of BJJ

1. Erich Munis Details

Erich Munis Details
Name Erich Munis dos Santos
Nickname N/A
Date of Birth December 19, 1997
Nationality Brazilian
Born Panorama, São Paulo, Brazil
Age 25 years
College/University N/A
Profession BJJ Martial Artist
Last Fight July 2022 in Pan Championship
Last Weigh in 94kg - 207 lbs
Weight Class Division Peso Pesado (94 kg/207 lbs)
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of São Paulo, Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Open Guard
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Isaque Bahiense, Gabriel Figueiró
Head Coach Isaque Bahiense, Gabriel Figueiró
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie >Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Gabriel Figueiró > Erich Munis
Team/Association Dream Art

2. Erich Munis Biography

2.1. Erich Munis Early Life

The rising star of grappling, Erich Munis was born on 19 December 1997 in the city of Sao Paulo-Panorama, Brazil.

2.2. Erich’s Interest in Jiu-Jitsu

While Growing up, Erich's father being a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner had a significant influence on him, and it was he who fostered the love for athleticism and martial arts in the young Munis. Erich developed a deep interest in Jiu-Jitsu despite the fact that combat sports were uncommon in Panorama.

2.3. Joined Reca Team

The year 2013 proved to be a big success for the reputation of the panorama. The Reca team introduced Jiu-Jitsu in the city of Sao Paulo-Panorama. Erich, along with his elder brother Anderson, joined the gym. The two siblings began their training with Raça.

2.4. Joined Clube Feijao (CF)

Erich’s elder brother Alex and his father practiced at the well-known academy of Brazil- Clube Feijao which was renowned for training and preparing extraordinary champions. Munis’ brothers planned to apply for a scholarship in the headquarters of Clube Feijao that was accepted by officials. This was the point, Munis’s brothers decided to pursue Jiu-Jitsu as their career. Alex and Anderson joined hands with Clube Feijao. However, Erich joined them a year later because of his high school schedule. Munis’ brothers joined Clube Feijao as Blue Belt.

2.5. Awarded Purple Belt

Under Rodrigo Feijo's coaching at CF, the Munis brothers secured the highest place in combat sports. Erich and his brother earned Purple Belts at CF.

2.6. Financial Struggles  

Erich and his brothers performed well on mats but they are not financially strong. They carry out different campaigns on social media for attracting endorsements. At that time, Isaque Bahiense, who was the owner of the Dream Art project, connected Munis’ brothers for support.

2.7. Joined Dream Art

Erich Munis accepted Isaque’s offer and joined his academy. Dream Art center becomes a place to level up the skills and uplift the Jiu-Jitsu career of small town native-Erich Munis. He won double Gold at the World Championships in 2019 and 2020.

2.8. Awarded Black Belt

The outstanding performance in international competitions made him recognized as the best BJJ grappler. He was awarded the Black Belt on 28 September 2020 by Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiro in recognition of his remarkable victories in BJJ. After getting his black belt, Erich won AJP Adu Dhabi World Pro Championship 2021 and 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships.

2.9 Erich Advised to His Followers

Erich advised his fellows in an interview,

“Persist in your dream, but above that, always try to be a good example on and off the mat.”
(Erich Munis)

2.10. Course By Erich Munis

Erich offered a course on the single leg techniques, where fighters can learn the unique tips to control, and grip opponents.

3. Historic Fights of Erich Munis

Erich Munis Vs. Wilson Almeida

This was the Quarter-Final of the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championship. This super heavyweight tournament was held between one of the front runners, Erich Munis, and Wilson Almeida.

At the start of the fight, Wilson applied a Guard that was formidable to Erich. At the very next moment, Erich attempted a strong spider guard using Gi fabric that proved to be powerful.

Erich won the match by Armbar submission at the end.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Wilson Almeida Win Submission by Armbar 1 Super Heavyweight

Erich Munis Vs. Roosevelt Sousa

The semi-final of the 2022 IBJJF World Championship was held in July. This was a worth-watching open class match between fantastic guard players, Roosevelt Sousa and Erich Munis.

The match started with the double guard. After 1 minute, Erich attempted a powerful foot lock that was hard to escape his Sousa. Roosevelt and Erich used their high-level grappling skills to win the match. The match seemed to be tied as the last minute of the fight was about to end.

However, in the last 15 seconds, Erich Munis won the match by the last minute's earned advantage.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Roosevelt Sousa Win Advantage 1 Absolute Division

4. Main Achievements

4.1. Adult Grand Slam Championships

Brasileiro Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Super Heavyweight

World IBJJF Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Super Heavyweight
2022 Silver Silver Medal Icon Open Class
2022 Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute Division

IBJJF Pan Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2022 Silver Silver Medal Icon Super Heavyweight
2022 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class

AJP Grand Slam, RJ Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Super Heavyweight
2020 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Super Heavyweight

AJP Grand Slam, AD Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Super Heavyweight
2019 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class
2019 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class

AJP Grand Slam, LA Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2019 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class

4.2. CBJJ Championships

Rio International Open IBJJF Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Silver Silver Medal Icon Super Heavyweight
2021 Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute Division
2021 Silver Silver Medal Icon Super Heavyweight

Brasileiro Open Class Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Absolute Division

4.3. Adult Championships

IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon N/A

AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon N/A

Pan IBJJF Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2022 Silver Silver Medal Icon Super Heavyweight

Copa Podio HW Grand Prix

Year Medal Weight Class
2019 Gold Gold Medal Icon N/A

5.Main achievements (Belts)

5.1. Erich Munis Colored Belts Achievements

Year Event Belt Medal
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Championship Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Championship Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 ACBJJ South American Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 AJP World Pro Championship Purple Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 Copa Podio HW Grand Prix Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF European Open Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF World Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 AJP Grand Slam, LA Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019  AJP Grand Slam, AD Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020  IBJJF European Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon

5.2. Erich Munis Black Belts Achievements

Year Event Belt Medal
2020 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Championship Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2021 AJP Grand Slam, AD Championship Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021  IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt Silver Silver Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon

6. Medals and Record

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019, 2020)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017, 2018/ 2019)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro (2018)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ South American Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place Copa Podio HW Grand Prix (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2021
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2020)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2021)

7. Professional Record Breakdown

61 Matches 56 Wins 5 Losses
By Submission 16 0
By Points 34 1
By Advantage 5 3
By Decision 1 0
Other 0 1

8. Erich Munis Submission Breakdown

Submission Techniques 16 Wins 0 Loss
Triangle 5 0
Armbar 7 0
Armlock 1 0
Verbal Tap 1 0
Toe Hold 1 0
North South Choke 1 0

9. Erich Munis Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship P. Lanzillotti W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Batista W Points Absolute Division
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship D. Souza W Triangle Super Heavyweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Meregali L Advantage Absolute Division
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship H. Junior W Points Absolute Division
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Meregali W Points Super Heavyweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Ribeiro W Triangle Super Heavyweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Sousa W Advantage Absolute Division
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship W. Almeida W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship F. Andrew W Points Absolute Division
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship R. Sousa W Advantage Absolute Division
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship P. Marinho W Points Absolute Division
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship M. Carrozzino W Points Absolute Division
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship V. Gazola W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Carrozzino W Points Absolute Division
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Andrew W Points Absolute Division
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship P. Marinho W Points Absolute Division
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Sousa W Advantage Absolute Division
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Pena W Advantage Super Heavyweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Felipe W Points Super Heavyweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Guerra W Triangle Super Heavyweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Andrew W Advantage Super Heavyweight
2021 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship M. Xavier W Points 94kgs
2021  Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship A. Wardzinski W Points 94kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship E. Bergmann W Points 94kgs
2021 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship R. Zuchi W Points Absolute Division
2021 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship M. Ribeiro L Other Super Heavyweight
2021 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship P. Otavio W Other Super Heavyweight
2021  Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship H. Cardoso W Points Absolute Division
2021 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship V. Cheloni W Points Super Heavyweight
2021 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship E. Santos W Other Absolute Division
2021 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship P. Santos W Points Absolute Division
2021 Big Deal PRO #3 L. Lemos W Armbar N/A
2021 Continental Pro South America H. Cardoso W Points 94kgs
2021 AJP South America Continental Pro H. Cardoso W Points Heavyweight
2021 Continental Pro South America P. Gaudio W Points 94kgs
2021 AJP South America Continental Pro G. Volante W Points Heavyweight
2021 AJP South America Continental Pro H. Brito W Points Heavyweight
2021 Continental Pro South America G. Volante W Points 94kgs
2021 Continental Pro South America H. Silva W Points 94kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Pro Brazil Qualifier G. Pereira L Points 120kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Pro Brazil Qualifier F. Martins W Points 120kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Abu Dhabi W. Costa W Points Super Heavyweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Abu Dhabi W. Santos W Other Super Heavyweight
2021 IBJJF Rio Open D. Souza W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2021 IBJJF Rio Open W. Souza W Toehold Absolute Division
2021 IBJJF Rio Open H. Gambino W Triangle Absolute Division
2021 IBJJF Rio Open P. Raimundo W Armbar Super Heavyweight
2021 BJJ STARS V: Heavyweight Grand Prix E. Santos W Points Heavyweight
2021 BJJ STARS V: Heavyweight Grand Prix F. Pena L Advantage Heavyweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro P. Pimenta W Decision Super Heavyweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro F. Bezerra W Points Super Heavyweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro L. Carmo W Points Super Heavyweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro I. Schneider L Other Super Heavyweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro F. Bezerra W Other Super Heavyweight
2020 BJJ Stars 4 V. Hugo W Points N/A
2018 Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship Qualifier K. Duarte L Advantage +76kgs
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Borges W Points 94kgs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship C. Fernandez W Points 94kgs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship H. Brito W Points 94kgs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship J. Riekstins W Points 94kgs

10. Top Fights of Erich Munis

Erich Munis v Fellipe Andrew / Pan Championship 2022

Erich Munis VS Avraham Ibragimov / European Championship 2020

Erich Munis v Rider Zuchi / Brasileiro 2021

Erich Munis v Henrique Cardoso / Brasileiro 2021

Erich Munis VS Euclides Castro / European Championship 2020

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