Biography(references)Originally from Manaus, Brazil, Martins began training in Judo in 1994, which he continued with until the year 2000, reaching the rank of brown belt. Due to his desire to learn submissions, Martins began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1999. Martins went on to have an accomplished career in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning various titles. In 2004, needing to support his newly formed family, Martins began mixed martial arts.
Fighter Trivia(references)Adriano and his wife Andrezza have a daughter, Maria Eduarda. He also has a son, Pedro Henrique.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Daron Cruickshank
UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Juan Puig and Islam Makhachev
Jungle Fight: Jungle Fight Interim Lightweight Championship (two times). One successful title defense
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