Gabrielle Garcia commonly known as Gabi Garcia is the most dominant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor in the female division’s history, where she won the vast majority of important tournaments before receiving her black belt rank. The famous Gaúcha (person from a southern region of Brazil) has since reached the degree of black belt under the illustrious Fábio Gurgel, quickly becoming one of the brightest stars in the Alliance Academy, a camp that is regarded as the strongest in the sport. In 2014 Gabi Garcia failed a test for illegal substances by the USADA and was stripped of her 2013 IBJJF Pan American and World Titles.
Gabi Garcia Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Gabrielle Lemos Garcia
Nickname: Gabi or Gabis, both short was of saying, Gabrielle.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Gabrielle Garcia
- 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2019 / 2017 / 2013 / 2011)
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (
- 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019**/
- 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2010/2011)
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2010**)
- 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2015**/2011*)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021*)
- 3rd Place ADCC (2022)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2008 brown)
- 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2009 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2009/2008 brown)
** Weight and absolute
***Stripped of title
Favorite Position: Kimura lock & Americana
Weight Division: Pesado (Over 69kg/151lbs)
Gabrielle Garcia Biography
Gabrielle Garcia was born on the 17th of November 1985 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She was very sporty from the get-go, practicing a variety of activities, namely volleyball, team handball, and field hockey, where she was most successful in her early and mid-teens, playing in a high-level team.
Gabrielle moved to Sao Paulo with her family when she was 13 years of age. Her uncle trained Jiu-Jitsu and she was curious to give it a try. She visited a local gym and took a class with a coach who went by the name “Johnny” and there she stayed for a while.
Gabrielle was very successful as a competitor from the start, but she didn’t seek a career in the sport. She kept a busy schedule trying to juggle both training and her studies, but after some time she came to terms with placing her advertising career on hold, on the last year of her university course. At the time she was already training with Fabio Gurgel and she had the full support of her family, especially her father who is a big BJJ enthusiast.
In 2009 Gabrielle fought the World No-Gi Championship, a competition she had won the previous year. Being the favorite to win, Gabrielle cruised to the final with ligament damage to the knee. She almost missed the final as the pain was getting close to unbearable, but again rising to the occasion, Gabrielle managed to fight and win in the final match against Emily Wetzel.
With her training schedule stretched to a maximum with training sessions 3 times per day, Gabrielle Garcia had an amazing competitive year, winning the Pan American, the “Brasileiro” and the World Pro Cup as well as the “Mundial”, receiving her long-awaited black belt from the hands of her master Fabio Gurgel on the podium of the World Championships.
On February 2014 the USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency), the organization responsible for testing IBJJF’s athletes for Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) announced that Gabrielle Garcia had used such substances during the course of her 2013 campaign. She was stripped of her titles for that year, however, she was found to have used PED’s unknowingly and as such was not suspended from the organization.
Gabrielle Garcia Grappling Record
- BY DQ
37 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Gabrielle Garcia Fight History
|2310||Ana CordeiroAna Cordeiro||L||Points||Pan American||ABS||SF||2009|
|2311||Lana Stefanac||L||Pts: 16x0||World Champ.||ABS||SF||2009|
|7175||Mackenzie DernMackenzie Dern||L||Pts: 0x0, Pen||World Pro||ABS||SF||2015|
|7981||Jessica Oliveira||L||Referee Decision||ADCC||O60KG||SF||2015|
|21320||Nathiely JesusNathiely Jesus||L||Referee Decision||F2W 121||ABS||SPF||2019|
|25172||Nathiely JesusNathiely Jesus||L||Referee Decision||WNO 6||ABS||SPF||2021|
|27893||Amanda LeveAmanda Leve||L||Referee Decision||WNO Champ.||ABS||4F||2021|
|29601||Yara SoaresYara Soares||L||Choke||World Champ.||ABS||SF||2021|
|29652||Gabrieli PessanhaGabrieli Pessanha||L||Choke from back||World Champ.||O79KG||SF||2021|
|35086||Amy CampoAmy Campo||L||Pts: 2x0||ADCC||O60KG||SF||2022|
|1901||Maria do Carmo||W||Choke||World Champ.||O79KG||F||2008|
|2646||Luzia FernandesLuzia Fernandes||W||Pts: 8x2||World Pro.||O63KG||F||2010|
|2647||Luzia FernandesLuzia Fernandes||W||Pts: 4x2||World Pro.||O72KG||F||2010|
|2648||Talita NogueiraTalita Nogueira||W||Clock choke||WLPJJ||ABS||F||2010|
|2660||Katrina Weilbacher||W||Pts: 7x0||World Champ.||O79KG||F||2010|
|2834||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||Americana||European||ABS||SF||2011|
|2866||Fabiana BorgesFabiana Borges||W||Pts: 2x0||Pan American||ABS||F||2011|
|2867||Tammy Griego||W||Pts: 4x2||Pan American||O79KG||F||2011|
|2935||Penny ThomasPenny Thomas||W||Pts: 6x0||World Pro.||O72KG||F||2011|
|2969||Penny ThomasPenny Thomas||W||Americana||World Champ.||ABS||SF||2011|
|3161||Emily Wetzel||W||Shoulder Pressure||World Champ.||O79KG||F||2011|
|3162||Bia Mesquita||W||Pts: 2x0||World Champ.||ABS||F||2011|
|3303||Hanette StaackHanette Staack||W||Pts: 2x0||ADCC||O60KG||F||2011|
|3322||Penny ThomasPenny Thomas||W||Americana||ADCC||O60KG||SF||2011|
|3531||M. Dern||W||Clock choke||Pan American||ABS||SF||2012|
|3669||Emely Wetzel||W||Choke||Pan American||O79KG||F||2012|
|3754||Maria MalyjasiakMaria Malyjasiak||W||Pts: 7x0||World Pro.||ABS||F||2012|
|3834||Maria MalyjasiakMaria Malyjasiak||W||Points||World Pro.||O72KG||F||2012|
|3835||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 3x2||World Pro.||ABS||F||2012|
|3868||Talita NogueiraTalita Nogueira||W||Submission||World Champ.||ABS||4F||2012|
|3869||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||World Champ.||ABS||SF||2012|
|3870||Luiza MonteiroLuiza Monteiro||W||Americana||World Champ.||ABS||F||2012|
|4626||Fabiana BorgesFabiana Borges||W||Americana||Pan American||ABS||4F||2013|
|4627||Mackenzie DernMackenzie Dern||W||Clock choke||Pan American||ABS||SF||2013|
|4629||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||N/A||Pan American||ABS||F||2013|
|4652||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 9x0||World Pro.||ABS||F||2013|
|4973||Yurika Nakakura||W||Darce choke||ADCC||O60KG||4F||2013|
|5608||Janni LarssonJanni Larsson||W||Kimura||World Pro.||ABS||F||2014|
|5609||D. Obelenyte||W||Pts: 3x0||World Pro.||O72KG||F||2014|
|5610||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 3x0||World Pro.||ABS||F||2014|
|5893||Talita NogueiraTalita Nogueira||W||Americana||SP Open||O79KG||F||2014|
|5894||Luiza MonteiroLuiza Monteiro||W||Americana||SP Open||ABS||F||2014|
|5999||Luiza MonteiroLuiza Monteiro||W||Armbar||NoGi Worlds||ABS||SF||2014|
|6001||Mackenzie DernMackenzie Dern||W||Americana||NoGi Worlds||ABS||F||2014|
|6467||Anna Louise Mayne||W||Armbar||European||ABS||4F||2015|
|6470||Shanti AbelhaShanti Abelha||W||Choke||European||ABS||SF||2015|
|6472||Mackenzie DernMackenzie Dern||W||Clock choke||European||ABS||F||2015|
|6640||Venla LuukkonenVenla Luukkonen||W||Americana||European||O79KG||F||2015|
|6917||Leanna Dittrich||W||Choke||Pan American||ABS||4F||2015|
|6919||Luiza MonteiroLuiza Monteiro||W||Choke||Pan American||ABS||SF||2015|
|6921||Mackenzie DernMackenzie Dern||W||Bread cutter||Pan American||ABS||F||2015|
|7161||Maria MalyjasiakMaria Malyjasiak||W||Pts: 8x0||World Pro||O75KG||4F||2015|
|7163||Vanessa OliveiraVanessa Oliveira||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||World Pro||O75KG||F||2015|
|7169||Ana CordeiroAna Cordeiro||W||Pts: 2x0||World Pro||ABS||R2||2015|
|7172||Luanna Alzuguir||W||Points||World Pro||ABS||4F||2015|
|7176||Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 3x0||World Pro||ABS||3RD||2015|
|7983||Amanda Santana||W||Referee Decision||ADCC||O60KG||3RD||2015|
|13940||Amanda AlequinAmanda Alequin||W||Toe hold||ADCC||O60KG||4F||2017|
|13944||Jessica FlowersJessica Flowers||W||Pts: 2x0||ADCC||O60KG||SF||2017|
|19687||Jessica FlowersJessica Flowers||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Pan American||O70KG||SF||2019|
|19688||Carina Santi||W||Choke||Pan American||O70KG||F||2019|
|19689||Ana VieiraAna Vieira||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Pan American||ABS||4F||2019|
|19690||Luiza MonteiroLuiza Monteiro||W||Shoulder pressure||Pan American||ABS||SF||2019|
|19691||Nathiely JesusNathiely Jesus||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||Pan American||ABS||F||2019|
|20844||Hillary Ornum||W||Choke||F2W 114||N/A||SPF||2019|
|21879||Stefanie Egger||W||Pts: 2x0||ADCC||O60KG||4F||2019|
|21880||Ana Carolina||W||Referee Decision||ADCC||O60KG||SF||2019|
|23734||Kendall ReusingKendall Reusing||W||Americana||F2W 142||124KG||SPF||2020|
|24079||Elisabeth ClayElisabeth Clay||W||Referee Decision||WNO 4||ABS||SPF||2020|
|24411||Claudia DovalClaudia Doval||W||Points||BJJ Stars 4||ABS||SPF||2020|
|29599||Ana VieiraAna Vieira||W||Pts: 0x0, Pen||World Champ.||ABS||4F||2021|
Gabi Garcia vs Mackenzie Dern
Gabi Garcia vs Luzia Fernandes
The Bio Rocks Gabi , nice for you keep going champ !!!!!
Gabi is awesome! Repeat in 2011!!!
I was so glad to see your videos. You remind me so much of my daughter and I cannot wait to show your videos to her. She is 13 yrs old and started out so quiet and shy. She started taking BJJ two years ago and trains with Randall Phillips at Auburn MMA. ( http:// http://www.auburnmma.com ) She has become a completely different person. She now has confidence and is proud of herself. She is about to test for her orange belt.
In our area we do not have much Jiu Jitsu opportunities for tournaments so we do NAGA. Because of her age/weight she would always be placed against large boys. She did GREAT against the boys, she just did not have equal enough strength to pull in the wins. She had the technique, they had their strength and weight against her. ha ha
Her last tournament she made the decision to enter in the teen division in hopes of fighting against girls. They still had a hard time finding a match for her, but did find some. She got second in no-gi and first in gi. So I think that helped her confidence come back.
There is no orange belt in BJJ…..
Yes… there is… for juniors only.
Gabi absolutely crushes everyone!
is it true that the coach "Johnny" is Joao Faria?
Gabi will dominate the field just with her absolute size and strength. she will not find anybody in the ladies division who will really offer her a real challenge to test her skill…
Please add or correct the following errors;
In the “2019 Pan American” she won 5 fights and not 3 as shown on the winning list. In addition to the three, she defeated Nathiely de Jesus and Carina Santi.
Already in “Fight 2 Win 121”, she lost to Nathiely de Jesus.