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Matheus Diniz is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt known for being the 2019 ADCC champion in the +88kg division. Born April 8, 1993 in Uberlandia, a city in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Diniz trains under Marcelo Garcia and represents the New York-based Alliance MGA team.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Kaynan, Mikey The Biggest Winners at Road to ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: Kaynan, Mikey The Biggest Winners at Road to ADCC

    Jul 19, 2021

    The Road to ADCC was unique in that it was the first time an event ever featured a series of head-to-head matches held under ADCC superfight rules. As Mo Jassim, the 2022 ADCC World Championships organizer, explained, it was conceived to kick start the process that will culminate in September next year at the World Championships.
  2. Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Jul 18, 2021

    Kaynan Duarte submitted Matheus Diniz with a cloverleaf leg lock just two minutes and three seconds into the main event at FloGrappling's Road To ADCC on Saturday, July 17.
  3. Live Updates & Results | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Live Updates & Results | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 17, 2021

    The first event of it's kind, FloGrappling's Road To ADCC is underway. ADCC champions, veterans and hopeful invitees will square off in six matches under the ADCC-finals ruleset. In the main event, the 2019 ADCC 88 kg champion, Matheus Diniz, will fight up in weight to take on the 2019 99+ kg champion, Kaynan Duarte. Duarte weighted in at 101.2 kg, which could be a significant advantage against Diniz, who weighted in at 93.4 kg. But Diniz is a master strategist in the ADCC ruleset, and has an opportunity to prove that again here.
  4. Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 16, 2021

    All 12 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Road To ADCC.
  5. Reigning ADCC Champs Kaynan & Diniz To Lock Horns July 17

    Reigning ADCC Champs Kaynan & Diniz To Lock Horns July 17

    Jul 9, 2021

    Kaynan Duarte and Matheus Diniz are set to headline the massive ‘Road To ADCC’ card set to go down July 17 in Austin, TX.
  6. Favorites, Underdogs & Value Bets | Road To ADCC Betting Lines

    Favorites, Underdogs & Value Bets | Road To ADCC Betting Lines

    Jul 6, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for FloGrappling’s Road to ADCC.
  7. Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Jun 28, 2021

    Nobody could have predicted the end of the no-gi match between Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Matheus Diniz at BJJ Stars VI. A candidate for the most surprising, complicated and controversial finish to a grappling match in living memory, Diniz put Barbosa to sleep with a choke but it was deemed to have been applied after time had run out. Below, I’ll attempt to clarify what happened and you can even see my analysis of the video to determine whether the choke was legit or not.
  8. Two Reigning ADCC Champs Square Off At Road To ADCC On July 17

    Two Reigning ADCC Champs Square Off At Road To ADCC On July 17

    Jun 19, 2021

    Two reigning ADCC champions are set to square off in an ADCC-rules superfight to headline FloGrappling’s Road to ADCC on July 17.Kaynan Duarte, 2019 +99 kg champion, will take on 88 kg champ Matheus Diniz in the main event.
  9. BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    Jun 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch the upcoming BJJ Stars event on FloGrappling.
  10. ADCC Champs Predict: Kaynan vs Rodolfo

    ADCC Champs Predict: Kaynan vs Rodolfo

    Dec 1, 2020

    For the second straight event, Who's Number One (WNO) will feature a clash of ADCC champions in the main event. After Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz in October, this time around we are bringing you 2019 99+kg champ Kaynan Duarte vs 2015 99kg champ Rodolfo Vieira in no-gi, submission only action.
  11. Gordon Controls Explosive Matheus, Craig Strikes On Roberto's Weakness

    Gordon Controls Explosive Matheus, Craig Strikes On Roberto's Weakness

    Oct 3, 2020

    The "greatest no-gi grappling card of all time" lived up to the hype. Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz brought us long-anticipated matchups, stunning submissions, and fiery matchups. Find out who won, who the winners called out, and how this could shake up the rankings here!
  12. Updates And Results For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz

    Updates And Results For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz

    Oct 3, 2020

    Live from Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz, here is the play by play of every single match!
  13. Official FloGrappling Predictions: WNO Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz

    Official FloGrappling Predictions: WNO Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz

    Oct 2, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) returns on Friday, October 2nd, for the biggest event of 2020, and quite possibly the biggest event of all time. Named after its main event, WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz will showcase the best no-gi competitors in the game using submission only rules. 
  14. Who's Number One Betting Lines Released!

    Who's Number One Betting Lines Released!

    Oct 2, 2020

    Do you want to get in on the action for the biggest grappling event of the year?
  15. Keys To Victory: How Matheus Diniz Can Beat Gordon Ryan At WNO

    Keys To Victory: How Matheus Diniz Can Beat Gordon Ryan At WNO

    Sep 24, 2020

    Make no mistake: Matheus Diniz is one of the most accomplished and decorated grapplers of his generation.