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Gabrieli Pessanha is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Marcio de Deus and a representative of the InFight team in the sport / martial-arts professional circuit. Pessanha became widely recognized as one of jiu-jitsu’s most promising athletes during her mid-teens, competing in both the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) circuits, where she conquered numerous titles, including World, European, Pan American, and Brazilian National gold medals.

Gabrieli Pessanha Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Gabrieli Pessanha de Souza Marinho

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Renam Pitangui > ‘Pitoco’ JordanRogério Poggio > Marcio de Deus > Gabrieli Pessanha

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021** / 2022** / 2023**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021 / 2022** / 2023** / 2024**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2022** / 2023** / 2024**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020** / 2022**)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022**)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021 / 2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Queen Of Mats (2020)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2020)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2020 / 2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • #1 Ranked Athlete, Fighter Of The Year 2018-2019
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018** purple, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018** purple, 2019** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2018** purple, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018** purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, ABD (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP North America Continental Pro (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2016** / 2017** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2015 orange, 2016** / 2017** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2017** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile European Open (2017 blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open-Guard

Weight Division: Super Pesado (over 79,30 kg / 175.0 lbs)

Team/Association: InFight JJ

Gabrieli Pessanha Biography

Gabrieli Pessanha was born on August 08, 2000, in the famous Cidade de Deus neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, known by the Northern Hemisphere population by way of the famous movie “The City of God” (2002) film, which was based on the history of this region.

During her infancy, Gabrieli played a variety of extra-curricular, recreational sports such as football (soccer), ballet, and judo, though none of which competitively.

In 2010 a local BJJ athlete named Marcio de Deus started coaching free jiu-jitsu classes in the neighborhood, as a way of helping the community’s children remain active outside the school schedule and away from criminality while their parents were away, working. At the time when Marcio started offering his services, Gabrieli was not too impressed with grappling, as she saw the close contact nature of this sport as inappropriate.

Although Pessanha did not fancy jiu-jitsu, most of her football buddies started practicing BJJ with Marcio regularly, and she found herself going to class with them, remaining on the outside, watching and waiting for them to finish so they could go out and play. After a few sessions on the stands, Gabrieli finally accepted an invitation by de Deus to participate in class, she was 11 years old at the time and much to her surprise, she enjoyed it.

Coach Marcio de Deus was a powerful influence on Gabrieli from the very get-go and the person responsible for Pessanha’s very first gi, which, although old and used, made a world of difference for Gabrieli who started competing soon after.

Pessanha’s aptitude for BJJ was obvious from the start as she began winning local and national level tournaments such as her first Brazilian title in 2013 (juvenile, orange belt division). Although successful and seeming to have a bright future ahead in this sport, her desire to pursue jiu-jitsu as a career would come from her shortcomings. In 2016, Gabrieli’s IBJJF Pan American title run fell through to a hard loss that forced Pessanha to look inwards and assess where she wanted to go from there, as well as how far she was willing to push herself to achieve those goals.

After the aforementioned loss in 2016, Gabrieli became more focused and ambitious, opting to turn towards professionalism. Her work-rate led to her first IBJJF Grand Slam win in 2018 when she conquered the Brazilian Nationals, European Open, Pan, and World Championship as a purple belt.

Gabrieli’s many outstanding achievements in the lower belt divisions of the sport led coach Mauricio de Deus to promote Pessanha to black belt in June 2019, at the age of 18, this way becoming one of the youngest professional black belts in the world.

Gabrieli Pessanha Grappling Record

165 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    51 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    103 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

103 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
26
#86e620
Armbar
11
11
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
11
11
#d1212a
RNC
10
10
#fad11b
Triangle
6
6
#f58822
Bow and arrow
5
5
#224aba
Choke
4
4
#ff9124
Ezekiel
4
4
#bf1f6c
Kimura
3
3
#22c9a5
Submission
3
3
#fad223
Toe hold
3
3
#03861f
Pressure
3
3
#039a1f
Teepee choke
2
2
#03b41f
Arm in Ezekiel
2
2
#03c61f
Verbal tap
2
2
#03d61f
Wristlock
2
2
#03f61f
Americana
1
1
#82ff5f
Katagatame
1
1
#a4ff5f
Clock choke
1
1
#dbff5f
Mounted triangle
1
1
Reverse triangle
1
1
Shoulder pressure
1
1
103
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (83%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Gabrieli Pessanha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
26507Yara SoaresYara SoaresLPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro95KGF2021
27086Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioLPts: 2x0BJJ BetABSSPF2021
27677Ana VieiraAna VieiraLPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS4F2021
28129Yara SoaresYara SoaresLPts: 6x4BrasileiroO79KGF2021
28135Yara SoaresYara SoaresLInjuryBrasileiroABSF2021
28657Yara SoaresYara SoaresLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ95KGF2021
21252Marcela CaiafaWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO95KGF2019
21712Kendall ReusingKendall ReusingWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA95KGF2019
22363Karla AlbuquerqueWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ95KG4F2019
22364Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ95KGSF2019
22365Izadora CristinaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ95KGF2019
23017Samatha CookWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD95KGSF2020
23018Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 10x7Grand Slam AD95KGF2020
23023Thamara FerreiraThamara FerreiraWRNCQueen Of Mats95KGRR2020
23025Martina GremaniusWPts: 3x1Queen Of Mats95KGRR2020
23027Kendall ReusingKendall ReusingWKimuraQueen Of Mats95KGSF2020
23028Nathiely JesusNathiely JesusWPts: 2x1Queen Of Mats95KGF2020
23343Thamara FerreiraThamara FerreiraWAdvFrance Nat. Pro95KGF2020
23678Yasmira DiasWPts: 3x1Grand Slam LDN95KGSF2020
23679Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 4x3Grand Slam LDN95KGF2020
23929Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 12x10BJJ Bet85KGSPF2020
24802Iris SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ95KG4F2020
24805R. RibeiroWDQGrand Slam RJ95KGSF2020
24806Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ95KGF2020
24951Joaquina BonfimWToe holdSouth AmericanO79KGF2020
24955Claire ThevenonWPointsSouth AmericanABS4F2020
24958Sabatha LaisWArmbarSouth AmericanABSSF2020
24959Amanda MonteiroAmanda MonteiroWPts: 19x0South AmericanABSF2020
25362Victoria AmaralWTriangleRio OpenO79KGF2021
25364Natalia ZumbaWArm in EzekielRio OpenABS4F2021
25365Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioWChoke from backRio OpenABSSF2021
25366Izadora CristinaWTriangleRio OpenABSF2021
25712Eleftheria ChristodoulouEleftheria ChristodoulouWPts: 8x2World Pro95KGRR2021
25714Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 3x3World Pro95KGRR2021
25715Yasmira DiasWBow and arrowWorld Pro95KGRR2021
25719Kendall ReusingKendall ReusingWPts: 4x0World Pro95KGRR2021
26503Graciele CarvalhoWPts: 4x0SA Cont. Pro95KG4F2021
26506R. RibeiroWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro95KGSF2021
26807Juliana AraujoWStraight ankle lockRio Winter OpenABS4F2021
26808Natalia ZumbaWBow and arrowRio Winter OpenABSSF2021
26809Fernanda MazzeloWPts: 2x0Rio Winter OpenABSF2021
27670Michele WeltiWStraight ankle lockPan American84KGSF2021
27671Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 4x2Pan American84KGF2021
27674Erin JohnsonWTrianglePan AmericanABS8F2021
28128Joaquina BonfimWArmbarBrasileiroO79KGSF2021
28132Ingridd AlvesIngridd AlvesWVerbal tapBrasileiroABS4F2021
28133Sabatha LaisWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2021
28653R. RibeiroWPts: 13x0Grand Slam RJ95KG4F2021
28655Tamiris SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ95KGSF2021
29163Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioWReferee DecisionBRA Qualifiers95KGRR2021
29164Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioWPts: 4x3BRA Qualifiers95KGRR2021
29281Lama QubbajWChoke from backWorld Pro95KGRR2021
29283Claire ThevenonWArmbarWorld Pro95KGRR2021
29285Yasmira DiasWPts: 4x1World Pro95KGRR2021
29287Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 3x2World Pro95KGRR2021
29595Bridget McElieseWPts: 14x2World Champ.ABSR12021
29599Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABS4F2021
29603Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2021
29604Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPointsWorld Champ.ABSF2021
29653Gabrielle GarciaGabrielle GarciaWChoke from backWorld Champ.O79KGSF2021
29654Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 2x0World Champ.O79KGF2021
29912Milene SilvaWPts: 10x0Rio SMOABSSF2022
30651Andreia CavalcanteWTriangleEuropean OpenABS4F2022
30655Nathalie RibeiroWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean OpenABSSF2022
30656Thalyta LimaWArmbarEuropean OpenABSF2022
30672Claire ThevenonWChoke from backEuropean OpenO79KGF2022
31202Silvia ScomparinWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN95KG4F2022
31204Barbara RuikenWStraight ankle lockGrand Slam LDN95KGSF2022
31205Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN95KGF2022
31724Janine MuttonWChoke from backPan AmericanABS4F2022
31729Melissa CuetoWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSSF2022
31730Yara SoaresYara SoaresWN/APan AmericanABSF2022
31762Mayara CustodioWVerbal tapPan AmericanO79KGRR2022
31763Yara SoaresYara SoaresWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanO79KGF2022
31942Jessica BartolliWKimuraRio Fall OpenABS4F2022
31946Vitoria VieiraVitoria VieiraWChokeRio Fall OpenABSSF2022
31948Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineWChokeRio Fall OpenABSF2022
31951Victoria BorbaWMounted triangleRio Fall OpenO79KGF2022
32119Bruna SilvaWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro95KGRR2022
32120Bruna SilvaWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro95KGRR2022
32230Carina SantiWReverse triangleBrasileiroO79KGSF2022
32231Claire ThevenonWShoulder pressureBrasileiroO79KGF2022
32233Carina SantiWBow and arrowBrasileiroABSSF2022
32235Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWChoke from backBrasileiroABSF2022
32744Iris BatistaWArmbarSalvador OpenO79KGF2022
32745Amanda MagdaAmanda MagdaWArmbarSalvador OpenABSSF2022
32746Thais TeixeiraWChoke from backSalvador OpenABSF2022
33113Mayara CustodioWRNCWorld Champ.O79KGSF2022
33121Luciana MotaLuciana MotaWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
33124Rafaela GuedesRafaela GuedesWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2022
33126Amy CampoAmy CampoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSF2022
34130Mayara MoreiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ95KG4F2022
34135Welma MoreiraWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ95KGSF2022
34136Ingridd AlvesIngridd AlvesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ95KGF2022
34702Silvia ScomparinWWristlockGrand Slam MIA95KGSF2022
34704Giovanna JaraGiovanna JaraWPts: 11x9Grand Slam MIA95KGF2022
34785Maryanna CardosoWTriangleJJ ConO79KGSF2022
34787Mayara CustodioWTriangleJJ ConO79KGF2022
34789Maria MalyjasiakMaria MalyjasiakWPts: 2x2, AdvJJ ConABSF2022
35413Victoria AmaralWRNCRio BJJ ProO79KGF2022
35415Julia BoscherWAmericanaRio BJJ ProABS4F2022
35418Maynne CorreaWRNCRio BJJ ProABSSF2022
35419Sabatha LaisWArmbarRio BJJ ProABSF2022
35780Victoria AmaralWChoke from backSouth AmericanO79KGSF2022
35781Maryanna CardosoWChoke from backSouth AmericanO79KGF2022
35784Marilia FreireWChoke from backSouth AmericanABS4F2022
35787Victoria AmaralWChoke from backSouth AmericanABSSF2022
35789Sabrina GondimSabrina GondimWKatagatameSouth AmericanABSF2022
36472Barbara RuikenWPts: 13x0World Pro95KGRR2022
36474Giovanna JaraGiovanna JaraWPts: 3x2World Pro95KGRR2022
36478Silvia ScomparinWChoke from backWorld Pro95KGSF2022
36480Giovanna JaraGiovanna JaraWPts: 2x2World Pro95KGF2022
36767Laura PerettiWSubmissionDublin OpenABSSF2022
36769Dina ProencaWSubmissionDublin OpenABSF2022
37326Elisabeth ClayElisabeth ClayWChokeEuropean OpenABS4F2023
37329Maria MalyjasiakMaria MalyjasiakWToe holdEuropean OpenABSSF2023
37330Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaWTeepee chokeEuropean OpenABSF2023
37365Claire ThevenonWChoke from backEuropean OpenO79KGF2023
38365Yasmira DiasWClock chokeAJPGD LDN95KGSF2023
38367Mayara MoreiraWRNCAJPGD LDN95KGF2023
38397Elizabeth MitrovicWBow and arrowPan AmericanABS4F2023
38400Maria MaryjasiakWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSSF2023
38402Ana VieiraAna VieiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSF2023
38587Lama QubbajWPressurePan AmericanO79KGRR2023
38588Mayara CustodioWStraight ankle lockPan AmericanO79KGF2023
38712Maria SantiagoWKimuraRio Fall OpenO79KGSF2023
38714Roberta RibeiroWPts: 7x2Rio Fall OpenO79KGF2023
38715Geordania VieiraWRNCRio Fall OpenABS4F2023
38719Patricia SilvaWEzekielRio Fall OpenABSSF2023
38720Thaynara DiasWArmbarRio Fall OpenABSF2023
39655Julia BoscherWArm in EzekielBrasileiroABS8F2023
39662Raiane SantosWStraight ankle lockBrasileiroABS4F2023
39664Sabatha LaisWEzekielBrasileiroABSSF2023
39666Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaWRNCBrasileiroABSF2023
39713Maria BarbozaWPts: 2x0BrasileiroO79KG4F2023
39717Juliana AraujoWWristlockBrasileiroO79KGSF2023
40542Amanda MagdaAmanda MagdaWStraight ankle lockWorld Champ.O79KGSF2023
40544Mayara CustodioWRNCWorld Champ.O79KGF2023
40553Fernanda CristoFernanda CristoWRNCWorld Champ.ABS4F2023
40554Melissa CuetoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABSSF2023
40556Ana VieiraAna VieiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSF2023
41996Leticia WambierWStraight ankle lockVitoria OpenABS4F2023
41998Julia AlvesJulia AlvesWChokeVitoria OpenABSSF2023
42000Thauany CorreaWSubmissionVitoria OpenABSF2023
42459Talita NogueiraTalita NogueiraWStraight ankle lockJJ ConO79KGRR2023
42461Chayse DiekemaChayse DiekemaWChoke from backJJ ConABSSF2023
42462Raquel SantosWEzekielJJ ConABSF2023
42623Carina SantiWPts: 10x0BJJ StarsABS4F2023
42627Melissa CuetoWPts: 2x0BJJ StarsABSSF2023
42629Yara SoaresYara SoaresWStraight ankle lockBJJ StarsABSF2023
43560Gessica MiyashitaWTeepee chokeCuritiba SPOABS4F2023
43565Patricia FerreiraWToe holdCuritiba SPOABSSF2023
43566Amanda MagdaAmanda MagdaWChoke from backCuritiba SPOABSF2023
44950Yara SoaresYara SoaresWStraight ankle lockWorld Pro95KGRR2023
45514Laura PerettiWArmbarDublin FOABSF2023
45630Amy CampoAmy CampoWPts: 2x0The CrownABSSF2023
45632Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioWPts: 2x0The CrownABSF2023
46054Thaynara SilvaWArmbarRio SMOABSF2024
46460Maryanna CardosoWChoke from backEuropean OpenABS4F2024
46464Yara SoaresYara SoaresWReferee DecisionEuropean OpenABSSF2024
46465Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaWN/AEuropean OpenABSF2024
46512Maryanna CardosoWRNCEuropean OpenO79KGSF2024
46513Tayane PorfirioTayane PorfirioWPts: 9x0European OpenO79KGF2024
48042Mikaela LimaWPressurePan AmericanO79KGSF2024
48044Mayara MonteiroWChoke from backPan AmericanO79KGF2024
48047Larissa MartinsWPressurePan AmericanABS4F2024
48052Elizabeth MitrovicWPts: 23x0Pan AmericanABSSF2024
48053Izadora CristinaWStraight ankle lockPan AmericanABSF2024
48525Stephanie CostaWChoke from backRio Fall OpenO79KGF2024
48531Amanda MagdaAmanda MagdaWPts: 8x2Rio Fall OpenABSSF2024
48533Stephanie CostaWChoke from backRio Fall OpenABSF2024

Gabrieli Pessanha vs Claire-France Thevenon (2019)

 

5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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