Mariusz Linke

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Mariusz Linke
Born (1969-07-31) July 31, 1969 (age 48)[1]
Zielona Góra, Poland
Other names Manolo
Residence Szczecin-Dąbie, Poland[1]
Nationality Poland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Division Lightweight
Welterweight
Middleweight (current)
Reach 72.5 in (184 cm)
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Stance Southpaw
Fighting out of Szczecin, Poland
Team Linke Gold Team (2005-present)
Gracie Barra Łódź (2006-present)
Chute Boxe Academy (2001-2003, 2005)[2]
Beserkers Team (1999-2004)
Macaco Gold Team (occasionally)
Singpatong Impacts (2014)
Trainer Jorge Patino
Cristiano Marcello
Marcin Rogowski[3]
Singpatong Sitnumnoi
Rank 4th dan black belt in Judo
3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active 1999-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 16
Wins 11
By knockout 1
By submission 10
Losses 5
By knockout 3
By submission 2
By decision 0
University Academia Wychowania Fitzycznego i Sportu (class of 2004)
Spouse Iwona Linke (2000-present)
Children 2
Notable relatives Maciej Linke (brother)
Notable students Mariusz Abramiuk
Michał Materla
Krzysztof Kulak (2013-present)
Marcin Kabat
Maciej Jewtuszko (2007-present)
Karol Bedorf (2008-present)
Maciej Linke (2005-present)
Przemysław Saleta (2010-2012)
Tomasz Stasiak
Michal Fijalka
Tomasz Narkun
Felipe Arantes (2009; 2013)
Francisco Trevino (2013-present)
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Mariusz Linke
Medal record
Representing  Poland
Men's Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu
European Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Lisbon, Portugal -76 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lisbon, Portugal -76 kg
Silver medal – second place 2012 Lisbon, Portugal Absolute
Gold medal – first place 2014 Lisbon, Portugal 94 kg
Gold medal – first place 2015 Lisbon, Portugal 94 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Lisbon, Portugal 100+ kg
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Lisbon, Portugal Absolute
North American Grappling Association
Silver medal – second place 2012 Atlantic City, New Jersey -77 kg
Gold medal – first place 2012 Atlantic City, New Jersey Absolute
Pan American No-Gi Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Rome, Italy 84 kg
Gold medal – first place 2015 Rome, Italy 94 kg

Mariusz Ryszard Linke (born July 31, 1969) is a Polish professional mixed martial artist and grappler who is most notable for being the first Polish born black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the highest ranking active Polish judoka and BJJ practitioner in both mixed martial arts and grappling, and one of the most decorated grapplers in Poland, he is also the first Polish grappler to travel to Brazil and receive training under a Gracie trained Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.[3] Linke has notably competed in the European Championship, NAGA, Grapplers Quest, ADCC and the Pan American Games. Linke is currently in talks with top Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki to negotiate a 2 fight contract to close out his mixed martial arts career by the end of 2015, Linke has stated despite retiring from fighting he will still continue his grappling career and is rumored to be in the 2014 ADCC Polish Trials to enter the 2015 ADCC World Championship.

Grappling titles and accomplishments[edit]

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Other information[edit]

Mariusz received his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under former Strikeforce fighter, coach and fight promoter Jorge Patino, Linke also had two training stints with current UFC fighter Cristiano Marcello during his stay in Brazil between 2001-2003 and again in 2005. Linke's nickname "Manolo" is taken from the movie Scarface, his personal friends have said that Linke is really laid back and looks and acts just like the character Manolo Ribera, played by Steven Bauer.[2]

Linke is part of the BJJ lineage that began with the creator Mitsuyo Maeda and was later passed on to one of the founding instructors of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Carlos Gracie.

Linke is one of very few BJJ practitioners to start at white belt and skip blue to purple, his instructors Jorge Patino and Cristiano Marcello mutually decided to skip Linke from white to purple in late 2002 due to his extensive Judo background, this skip in rank is a very rare occurrence and was the first person under Jorge Patino and first BJJ practitioner to join Chute Boxe Academy to do so.

Linke is also known for his outlandish appearance, covered in numerous tattoos and coloring his nails and hair to distract other fighters.

Maruisz has produced the most black belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Poland, as of 2013 he has promoted 43 black belts in BJJ, 77 brown belts and over 200 purple belts.

After winning his gold medal at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship in 2015 Linke has become the unofficial record breaking holder for most medals won in professional grappling and contact sports as a Polish competitor.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 11-5 Poland PotocznyDawid Potoczny Submission (keylock) Imperium Arena: Fijaka vs. Ostrowski December 8, 2013 1 2:22 Szczecin, Poland Middleweight debut
Loss 10-5 Poland GrzeskowiakMarcin Grzeskowiak TKO (shoulder injury) IFC: Winner's Punch November 19, 2010 1 1:40 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Loss 10-4 Brazil GracieGregor Gracie Submission (rear naked choke) BCFC: Gracie vs Linke October 2, 2010 1 2:13 Newark, New Jersey, United States Return to Welterweight
Win 10-3 Poland BaranLukasz Baran TKO (punches) IFC - Tsunami Tournament 1 March 19, 2010 1 1:25 Debrzno, Poland Fought at Lightweight
Win 9-3 Poland BaranLukasz Baran Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bushido 6 January 8, 2010 1 0:20 Szczecin, Poland Fought at Lightweight
Loss 8-3 Poland SuleckiPiotr Sulecki TKO (corner stoppage) Iron Fist September 26, 2009 1 1:30 Szczecin, Poland Catchweight bout (166 lbs)
Win 8-2 Poland MaciorTomasz Macior Submission (arm-triangle choke) Warriors Extreme Fighting June 27, 2008 1 2:09 Pila, Poland Lightweight debut
Win 7-2 Poland PtaszynskiLukasz Ptaszynski Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bushido 5 December 14, 2007 1 3:32 Szczecin, Poland
Win 6-2 Poland ZakrzewskiSlawomir Zakrzewski Submission (arm-triangle choke) Bushido 3 February 25, 2006 1 1:43 Szczecin, Poland
Win 5-2 Poland IgnatowiczDonat Ignatowicz Submission (kimura) Bushido 2 February 26, 2005 1 1:18 Szczecin, Poland
Win 4-2 Poland IgnatowiczDonat Ignatowicz Submission (rear naked choke) Bushido 1 March 7, 2004 1 2:34 Szczecin, Poland
Loss 3-2 Poland KulikAndrzej Kulik KO (stomp and punches) Berserkers Arena 2 January 11, 2004 1 0:15 Szczecin, Poland
Loss 3-1 Brazil AsmusRodrigo Durok Asmus Submission (guillotine choke) Brazil Super Fight September 19, 2003 1 4:35 Alegre, Brazil
Win 3-0 Poland GrabowskiDamian Grabowski Submission (rear naked choke) Berserkers Arena 1 June 6, 2003 1 1:36 Szczecin, Poland
Win 2-0 Poland BresDariusz Bres Submission (keylock) Polish All-Style Karate Organization - Japanese Gala May 1, 2003 1 1:23 Siemiatycze, Poland
Win 1-0 Poland Zakrzewski Slawomir Zakrzewski Submission (triangle choke) 13 International Boxing Tournament - Pomeranian Griffin Cup December 14, 2001 1 24:00 Szczecin, Poland

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mariusz". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d BJJ Heroes. "Mariusz Linke - BJJ Heroes: the jiu jitsu encyclopedia". Bjjheroies.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Interview with Mariusz "Manolo" Linke, Poland's first BJJ black belt - Bjj Eastern Europe". Bjjee.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  4. ^ "Bjj Eastern Europe Shop – Mariusz Linke of Poland wins golds at Naga Worlds". Cosbus.dk. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 


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