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Max Gimenis: Top Super Heavyweight BJJ Competitor

Max Gimenis: Top Super Heavyweight BJJ Competitor

1. Max Gimenis Details

Max Gimenis Details
Name Max dos Santos Gimenis
Nickname N/A
Born Brazil
Age 29
Date of birth 14-04-1993
Weight 100kg - 221 lbs
Height 6’2”
Weight Division Super Pesado (100 kg/221 lbs)
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
College University N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Júlio César Pereira
Last Fight November 12, 2022
Most Executed Technique Knee Slide/Leg Drag Guard Pass
Lineage  Luis França -> Oswaldo Fadda -> Monir Salomão -> Julio Cesar Pereira -> Max Gimenis
Team Association GF Team

2. Max Gimenis’s Biography

Max Gimenis is one of the top Black Belts representing the GF Team. He was born in Brazil on 14th April 1993. Gimenis was trained under the coaching of Mater Júlio César Pereira and has become a top fighter in the Super Heavyweight category. Max won the title of World Champion in various competitions like Pan, World, and Brasileiro. 

2.1. Max Gimenis’s Interest In Martial Arts

Max Gimenis started his career in sports at a Judo Club. In that club, martial arts training was also offered. Max was interested in martial arts from the tender age of 10. After some time his interest in martial arts narrowed down to Grappling martial art BJJ.

2.2. Gimenis’s First Coach

Herman Santos was the head coach of that Judo club. Max started his BJJ career under the supervision of Herman Santos. Santos inspired him so much and appreciated his interest in grappling. Resultantly, Max became an ambitious and focused BJJ practitioner.

2.3. Relocated To Guarapari 

At the age of 15, Max relocated to Guarapari as a Blue Belt. Guarapari is a coastal town situated in the state of Espírito Santo. After relocation, Max did not stop his training and joined the Strike Academy. Here he was trained under the coaching of Thiago Oliveira. Strike Academy was famous due to its association with Fernanda Mazzelli, a female champion and a top figure in BJJ. 

2.4. Back to the GF team

Max Gimenis decided to join BJJ as a professional competitor. He moved back to Rio de Janeiro and this time GF academy became his home. He used to live in the gym and started a passionate and focused BJJ training to become the best.

2.5. Colored Belt Promotions

After returning from Guarapari, Gimenis's grappling career took flight. Due to his increasing submission rate in various championships, Master Júlio César Pereira promoted Gimenis to the Purple Belt in 2012 and Brown Belt in 2015.  

2.6. Promoted To Black Belt

Max Gimenis continued his journey with BJJ with the association of GF Academy. Gimenis got his Black Belt on the mat of the IBJJF World Championship in 2016 from his coach Master Júlio César Pereira and won the title of world champion.

2.7. Attempts To Promote BJJ

At that time Max Gimenis was wholeheartedly dedicated to BJJ. He showcased his dedication and passion for BJJ by conducting seminars and started teaching BJJ to the new generation. The seminar was held in Columbia on 2nd March 2019. Participants of all ages and belt ranks were entertained in that seminar.   

2.8. Historic Fights

Max Gimenis Vs Renan Vieira

In this bout, Max Gimenis was fighting with Brazilian Champion Renan Vieira in the 2019 World Championship. Max Gimenis dominated Vieira from the start of the match. He applied a half-guard and during that half-guard position, Vieira tried to submit Max with an Ankle Lock but Max escaped.

In the end, Max Gimenis put his elbow on his chest, and Renan submitted him with a Wrist Lock. 

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2019 IBJJF World Championship Renan Viera Win Submission by Wrist Lock Quarter Final Ultra Heavyweight

Max Gimenis Vs Devhonte Johnson

In this fight, Max Gimenis faced D.Johnson in the quarter-final of 2020 Pan Championship. At the start of the match, Max put his weight on Johnson to pin him on the mat. Max succeeded in putting him in Turtle's position. But after struggling for a while, Johnson escaped. Meanwhile, Johnson exposed his back and Max took advantage of the opportunity and strangled him from the back collar choke and got the submission.

At the end of the match, Max submitted Johnson by the Collar Choke from the back.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Devhonte Johnson Win Submission by Collar Choke from Back Quarter Final Ultra Heavyweight

Max Geminis Vs AJ Agazarm

In this fight, Max Geminis faced AJ Agazarm in the 2021 IBJJF World. AJ Agazarm is an American BJJ fighter.

At the start of the match, Max initiated a takedown with full force and put his weight on him. Agazarm tried to take advantage and applied a Knee Lock and then a wrist lock. Max escaped from his knee Lock. Max tried to apply an Armbar but couldn’t finish the submission. Then Geminis applied an armbar and leg lock.

At the end of the match, Gimenis won the match with 11x0 points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 IBJJF World Championship AJ Agazam Win Submission by points Quarter Final Ultra Heavyweight

3. Max Gimenis Main Achievements

3.1. Achievements In International Tournaments

Year Event Weight class
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship N/A
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship N/A
2013 Time IBJJF World No Gi Championship N/A
2014 Times CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 110kg
2015 Times CBJJ Brazilian Nationals N/A
2015 IBJJF Rio Championship N/A
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Light Heavyweight
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion Light Heavyweight
2016 Times CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Super Heavyweight
2016 IBJJF Rio Championship Super Heavyweight
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Super Heavyweight
2020 UAEJJF Grand Slam Champion Super Heavyweight

3.2 Max Gimenis Achievements (Belts)

Main Achievements In Black Belt

Year Event Belt Position
2016 CBJJ Brazilian National NoGi Black 2nd
2017 ACBJJ World Championship Black 2nd
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi Black 2nd
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi Black 3rd
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Black 1st
2020 UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA Black 1st
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Black 3rd
2021 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black 3rd

Achievements In Colored Belt

Year Event Belt Position
2012 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Purple 3rd
2013 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Purple 1st
2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple 1st
2014 CBJJF Brazilian National Purple 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Purple 3rd
2015 CBJJF Brazilian National Brown 1st
2015 IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro Brown 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Brown 2nd
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown 1st
2016 CBJJF Brazilian National Brown 1st
2016 IBJJF Rio Summer Open Brown 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Brown 1st
2016 IBJJF European Open Brown 3rd

4. Max Gimenis Professional Record Break

4.1. Professional Record Break

146 Matches 101 Wins 45 Losses
By Points 49 9
By Advantages 6 4
By Submission 35 27
By Decision 11 5

4.2. Methods Of Submission

Method 35 Wins 22 Lose
Choke From Back 10 6
Bow And Arrow 1 0
Cross Choke 7 1
RNC 3 4
Armbar 4 2
Straight Ankle Lock 1 0
Kata Gatame 2 0
Ezekiel 1 0
Baseball Bat Choke 1 0
Wrist Lock 1 0
Heel Lock 1 0
Choke From Mount 1 0
Choke 0 2
Toehold 0 4
Outside Heel Hook 0 1
Brabo Choke 0 1
Botinha 1 0
Verbal Tap 1 0
Clock Chowk 0 1

5. Max Gimenis Fight History

Years Events Opponent W/L Method Weight Class
2022 ADCC World Championships F. Pena L Choke N/A
2022 ADCC World Championships O. Sanchez W Other N/A
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Panza W Advantage Ultra Heavyweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship I. Schneider W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship V. Hugo L Toehold Ultra Heavyweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Pena L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Meregali L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Guerra W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con R. Silva W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con I. Moura W Points Absolute Division
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con J. Matos W Cross Choke Absolute Division
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con C. Mayfield W Cross Choke Absolute Division
2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship R. Abreu L Points Absolute Division
2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship A. Agazarm W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship V. Hugo L Inside Heel Hook Ultra Heavyweight
2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship B. Bergeron W Points Absolute Division
2021 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship B. Matias W Advantage Absolute Division
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Agazarm W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Douglas W Armbar Absolute Division
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Augusto L Choke Absolute Division
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship V. Hugo L Points Ultra Heavyweight
2021 Fight to Win 181 F. Andrew L Decision N/A
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami A. Baker W Points 120kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami M. Aly L Points 120kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami V. Gazola W Points 120kgs
2021 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships J. Tama W Points Absolute Division
2021 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships F. Andrew L Points Absolute Division
2021 Austin International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships F. Andrew L Other Ultra Heavyweight
2021 IBJJF Austin No-Gi International Open M. Esquivel W RNC N/A
2021  IBJJF Austin No-Gi International Open A. Porfirio W RNC N/A
2021 IBJJF Austin No-Gi International Open B. Matias W Points N/A
2021 Fight to Win 170 G. Augusto W Decision N/A
2021 Fight to Win 163 A. Johnson W Decision N/A
2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship L. D’Avila W Straight Ankle Lock Ultra Heavyweight
2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship J. Hansen W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2020  Subversiv 4 G. Mione W Decision 180+lbs
2020 Subversiv 4 R. Sousa W Decision 180+lbs
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Batista L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship D. Johnson W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2020  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Panza W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship P. Gabriel W Advantage Absolute Division
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Tagliari W Kata Gatame Ultra Heavyweight
2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami K. Abreu W Other Super Heavyweight
2020 Third Coast Grappling F. Andrew L Golden Score N/A
2020 Fight to Win 148 V. Hugo L Choke Super Heavyweight
2020 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open J. Littleton W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2020 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open A. Yablong W Cross Choke Absolute Division
2020 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open G. Grippo W Ezekiel Absolute Division
2020 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open J. Cummings W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF New York Fall Open D. Johnson W Points Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF New York Fall Open J. Guaresi W Decision Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF New York Fall Open K. Kahuanui W Points Absolute Division
2019 ADCC World Championships J. Hansen L Decision N/A
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship A. Johnson W Other Ultra Heavyweight
2019 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship R. Roach W Other Ultra Heavyweight
2019 Fight 2 Win 123 F. Bezerra W Decision Super Heavyweight
2019 Twin Cities Invitational Z. Evamois W Other Absolute Division
2019 Twin Cities Invitational N. Howe W Cross Choke Absolute Division
2019 Twin Cities Invitational A. Maidana L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2019 Twin Cities Invitational B. Bergeron W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2019  IBJJF Boston Summer Open R. Ribeiro W Cross Choke Absolute Division
2019  IBJJF Boston Summer Open F. Silva W Points Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF Boston Summer Open R. Ribeiro W Cross Choke Ultra Heavyweight
2019 IBJJF Boston Summer Open J. Marinho W Baseball Bat Choke Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF New York Pro Championship T. McMahon W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2019 IBJJF New York Pro Championship V. Gazola W Decision Ultra Heavyweight
2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Vieira W Wrist Lock Ultra Heavyweight
2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. “Buchecha” L Brabo Choke Ultra Heavyweight
2019 Fight 2 Win 110 A. Huddleston W Decision Super Heavyweight
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Augusto W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Mateus L Advantage Absolute Division
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship D. Gerard W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2019 Fight 2 Win 102 M. Aly L Cross Choke N/A
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship S. Ishii W Points Absolute Division
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship N. Penzer W Points Absolute Division
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship A. Johnson W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship R. Abreu L Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship T. Silva L Other Absolute Division
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship M. Geddes W RNC Ultra Heavyweight
2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro F. Reis L Decision 110kgs
2018 World Series of Grappling 2 C. Hellenberg W Decision 180+lbs
2018 World Series of Grappling 2 M. Aly L Other 180+lbs
2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles R. Evangelista W Other 110kgs
2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles T. Rice W Decision 110kgs
2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles E. Santos L RNC 110kgs
2018 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship G. Ryan L RNC Absolute Division
2018 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship G. Ryan L RNC Ultra Heavyweight
2018 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship K. Duarte W Decision Ultra Heavyweight
2018 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Championship M. Perez W Points Absolute Division
2018 IBJJF Chicago Summer Open H. Junior W Points Absolute Division
2018 IBJJF Chicago Summer Open C. McGuire W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship M. “Buchecha” L Choke Ultra Heavyweight
2018 IBJJF Atlanta Spring International Open T. Keenan W Points Absolute Division
2018 IBJJF Atlanta Spring International Open B. Valdivino L Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 IBJJF Atlanta Spring International Open R. Torralbas W Points Absolute Division
2018 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship R. Cardoso L Choke Absolute Division
2018 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open S. Park W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open O. Hipp W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open O. Hipp W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open S. Park W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Diniz L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2018 IBJJF New York Pro Championship J. Puopolo W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2018 IBJJF New York Pro Championship M. Aly W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF New York Pro Championship J. Puopolo W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF New York Pro Championship J. Rocha L Other Ultra Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF Miami Fall Open V. Doria W Points Absolute Division
2017 IBJJF Miami Fall Open R. Abreu L Advantage Ultra Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF Miami Fall Open R. Abreu L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2017 IBJJF Miami Fall Open T. McMahon W Points Ultra Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF Miami Fall Open P. Frank W Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2017  Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles I. Silva L Points 110kgs
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles D. Gerard W Decision 110kgs
2017 ACB JJ World Open Championship H. Junior L Decision Absolute Division
2017 ACB JJ World Open Championship G. Lucas W Decision Heavyweight
2017 ACB JJ World Open Championship G. Rollo W Heel Hook Absolute Division
2017 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship R. Cardoso L Choke Absolute Division
2017  Abu Dhabi World Pro E. Santos L RNC 110kgs
2017 IBJJF Vitoria Open V. Toledo W Points Super Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF Vitoria Open A. Oliveira W Choke From the Back Super Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF Vitoria Open A. Gobi L Toehold Absolute Division
2017 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship C. Farias L Advantage Ultra Heavyweight
2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam A. Ribeiro L Choke From the Back Light Heavyweight
2016 Brasileiro No-Gi D. Souza L Points Absolute Division
2016 Brasileiro No-Gi F. Queiroz W Points Absolute Division
2016 Brasileiro No-Gi F. Queiroz W Points Super Heavyweight
2016 Brasileiro No-Gi C. Feijo W Points Super Heavyweight
2016 Brasileiro No-Gi F. Caloi W Points Absolute Division
2016 Sao Paulo BJJ Pro G. Augusto L Points 100kgs
2016 Sao Paulo BJJ Pro R. Ramos W Points 100kgs
2016 Sao Paulo BJJ Pro A. Aparecido L Decision Absolute Division
2016 Copa Podio Middleweight N. Meregali L Armbar Middleweight
2016 Copa Podio Middleweight D. Danis W Points Middleweight
2016 Copa Podio Middleweight L. Lo L Points Middleweight
2016 Copa Podio Middleweight V. Estima D N/A - Draw Middleweight
2016 Petropolis Pro M. Junior W Other Heavyweight
2016 Petropolis Pro A. Goulart W Other Heavyweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Tama W Points Absolute Division
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship R. Mutalib W Choke from Mount Absolute Division
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Barbosa L Other Absolute Division
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Junior L Other 110kgs
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Santoro W Points 110kgs

6. Max Gimenis’s Top Fight Links

Max Gimenis v AJ Agazarm / World NoGi 2021

Max Gimenis VS Luiz Panza / Pan Championship 2020

Max Gimenis v Levi Moura / New Haven Open No-Gi 2022

Max Gimenis VS Devhonte Johnson (FloZone) / Pan Championship 2020

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