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Jessica Caroline Dantas is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Alessandro Nunes as well as one of the main representatives of the PAX Jiu-Jitsu Academy and Alessandro BJJ teams, although also known for representing the Brasa / Caio Terra Association on the international circuit. Caroline became widely regarded as one of the top rooster/light-featherweight competitors of her generation after her outstanding performances as a colored belt, particularly her 2019 brown belt campaign in which she conquered both the World and the Pan Championships of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Jessica Caroline Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jessica Caroline Coelho Dantas

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Orlando Barradas > Augusto Vicente > Alessandro Nunes > Jessica Caroline

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2015 blue, 2016/2017**/2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016/2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio BJJ Pro (2014 blue, 2018 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, RJ (2017/2018 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 blue, 2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 blue)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2018 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: De La Riva Hook

Weight Division: Pluma (118lbs / 53.5kg)

Team/Association: PAX JJ Academy / Alessandro BJJ

Jessica Caroline Biography

Jessica Caroline was born on January 18, 1994, in Bangú, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Growing up Caroline was not particularly dedicated to competitive sports. That would change after reaching her teenage years, a time in which Jessica decided to join a fitness gym. It was there that Caroline became acquainted with jiu-jitsu, through a women-only class that was taught at her training vicinity.

Jessica was 17 years old (2011) when she first took the aforementioned women-only class, with coach Wendel Duarte. After enjoying training for a few months Caroline became more invested in the sport, which invariably led Caroline on to the competition circuit. In 2014, while competing at a local tournament by herself, black belt Alessandro Nunes helped Jessica, by standing in her corner and yelling instructions. Caroline enjoyed his coaching and decided to visit Nunes’ competition class, a schedule well known for gathering some of the best athletes in the Niteroi region.

After her first competition class, and although a 2-hour commute on public transport, Jessica Caroline started making regular trips to Alessandro Nunes’ gym, where she had the opportunity to train with big names of the sport such as Brenda Heller and Rudson Mateus. In June 2014 Caroline finally decided to make a more definitive move to the Niteroi based team, then becoming a full-time athlete.

For one year Jessica traveled those 2 hours each way to train with her new team, making the most of her time by spending up to 12 hours per day on the mats. With time, Caroline and her instructor Alessandro Nunes became good friends, a relationship that grew into more and eventually led to marriage.

After a spectacular year as a brown belt (2019) in which Jessica Caroline conquered the World and Pan Jiu-Jitsu titles – the two most important trophies in the sport, the young Rio de Janeiro athlete was finally promoted to black belt in a ceremony led by her instructor and husband Alessandro Nunes on September 2019.

Jessica Caroline Grappling Record

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
33
2
#86e620
Choke from back
33
2
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
17
1
#d1212a
Armbar
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
2
#86e620
Triangle
20
1
#5AD3D1
Armlock
20
1
#d1212a
Choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jessica Caroline Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25323Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioLTriangleRio OpenABS4F2021
26427Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro49KGSF2021
27405Ingridd AlvesIngridd AlvesLArmlockSul AmericanoABSF2021
28058Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro49KGF2021
28547Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ49KGSF2021
29547Mayssa BastosMayssa BastosLChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGF2021
30964Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliLPts: 3x0Curitiba OpenABSSF2022
31833Gabrieli PessanhaGabrieli PessanhaLChokeRio Fall OpenABSF2022
32097Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLChoke from backBrasileiro53KGF2022
25320Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWPts: 2x0Rio Open49KGF2021
26424Eliana CarauniWPts: 1x0SA Cont. Pro49KG4F2021
26428Hanna CarvalhoWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro49KGRPC2021
26592Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWPts: 2x1Gramado Pro49KGF2021
27021Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWPts: 6x4BJJ BetN/ASPF2021
27383Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWPts: 2x0Sul Americano49KGF2021
27401Victoria AmaralWPts: 6x4Sul AmericanoABSR12021
27404Graciele FavaWReferee DecisionSul AmericanoABSSF2021
28056Amber FreitasWKneebarBrasileiro49KGSF2021
28544C. OchotorenaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ49KG4F2021
28552Ingrid AssisWBotinhaGrand Slam RJ49KGRPC2021
28553Thais FelipeWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ49KG3RD2021
29544Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.49KG4F2021
29546Serena GabrieliWBotinhaWorld Champ.49KGSF2021
29810Marcia KarinaWChoke from backRio SMOABS4F2022
29813Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMOABSSF2022
30957Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWPts: 2x2, AdvCuritiba Open53KGF2022
30963Natalia ZumbaWPts: 4x2Curitiba OpenABS4F2022
31821Edna VanessaWArmbarRio Fall Open53KGF2022
31829Victoria BorbaWChoke from backRio Fall OpenABS4F2022
31832Graciele FavaWPts: 2x0Rio Fall OpenABSSF2022
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