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Larissa de Almeida, commonly known as Larissa Dias, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Vinícius Marinho who worked extensively with coaches Isaque Bahiense and Melqui Galvão while climbing the ranks of the sport. Dias first made waves in grappling during her colored belt career, a time when Larissa conquered World, Pan, and South American titles on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit.

Larissa Dias Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Larissa Dias de Almeida

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Júlio César Pereira > Vinicius Marinho > Larissa Dias

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2022)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro BRA Qualifier (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJN (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2023)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2024)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championships (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championships (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2017 blue, 2019 purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021 brown + black)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro Brazilian Qualifiers (2021 brown + black)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championships (2018 blue)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021 brown + black)

Favorite Position/Technique: Closed Guard

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

Team/Association: MJN Jiu-Jitsu

Larissa Dias Biography

Larissa Dias was born on September 03, 1998, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, growing up in the Meiér neighborhood.

Growing up Larissa was not a sporty kid. Her sedentary lifestyle led Dias to produce an overweight issue that she decided to tackle at the age of 17 by joining Vinicius Marinho‘s jiu-jitsu class at the local GF Team Academy.

Joining the competitive scene early on, Larissa tested her skills at the national stage for the first time in 2018, winning the CBJJ Brazilian Nationals as a white belt. This victory cemented Dias’ intentions of becoming a professional jiu-jitsu athlete, a goal she spent the following years perfecting not only on the mats but also at school where Larissa studied nutrition with the purpose of helping further her career.

While climbing the ranks of jiu-jitsu, Larissa was incentivized by her instructor to work with other classrooms, particularly as coach Vinicius Marinho moved to Qatar to settle his life in the Middle East. The relocation of her coach opened the opportunity for Larissa to start working with the Dream Art group, where she earned her brown belt rank. She would later join coach Melqui Galvão‘s squad while maintaining a close bond with Marinho.

On November 24, 2021, after a remarkable career in the colored belt divisions, Larissa was promoted to the black belt rank by her long-time instructor, Vinicius Marinho.

NOTE REGARDING LARISSA DIAS’S RECORD

Traditionally, the records displayed in BJJ Heroes’ profiles only account for adult black belt matches as these signify an athlete’s entry into our sport’s elite ranks. Larissa, however, is a special case as she competed against black belts – with excellent results – during her brown belt rank, in the AJP tour. This left BJJ Heroes with a delicate predicament of defining when to start accounting for Dias’s match records.

Considering the level of opposition and the extensive list of professional athletes Dias overcame in those tournaments, we ultimately opted to include these on her record for historic purposes. Please take into account that any result prior to the 2021 Balneário Open event (Larissa’s black belt debut), was done as a colored belt.

Larissa Dias Grappling Record

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
27
7
#86e620
Choke from back
19
5
#5AD3D1
Triangle
12
3
#d1212a
Submission
12
3
#fad11b
RNC
12
3
#f58822
Toe hold
12
3
#224aba
Body triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Kimura
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
50
1
#86e620
Toe hold
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Larissa Dias Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
29288Ingridd AlvesIngridd AlvesLPts: 1x0World Pro70KGSF2021
29660Maria MalyjasiakMaria MalyjasiakLKneebarWorld Champ.79KG4F2021
31271Suellen LimaLPointsCharleston OpenABSF2022
31773Melissa CuetoLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American79KGSF2022
34721Giovanna JaraGiovanna JaraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA95KGSF2022
40572Melissa CuetoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.79KGF2023
43524Sullen SouzaLN/ACharlotte OpenABSF2023
50470Amanda MagdaAmanda MagdaLToe holdWorld Champ.79KGSF2024
28651Maria CabralWPts: 17x0Grand Slam RJ70KGR12021
28657Welma MoreiraWPts: 6x2Grand Slam RJ70KG4F2021
28662Ingridd AlvesIngridd AlvesWPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ70KGF2021
29179Rafaela BertolotWPts: 5x0BRA Qualifiers70KG4F2021
29181Izadora CristinaWPts: 1x0BRA Qualifiers70KGSF2021
29182Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaWPts: 2x0BRA Qualifiers70KGF2021
29287B. BattsogtWPts: 4x0World Pro70KG4F2021
29290Gabriella RipepiWSubmissionWorld Pro70KGRPC2021
29291B. BattsogtWRNCWorld Pro70KG3RD2021
29370Maissa GurgelWKimuraBalneario Open79KGRR2021
29372Maissa GurgelWChoke from backBalneario Open79KGRR2021
30536Bridget McelieceWSubmissionN. Orleans OpenABSRR2022
30538Bridget McelieceWPts: 29x0N. Orleans OpenABSF2022
30828Melissa CuetoWPts: 7x0Dallas Open79KGF2022
30829Thamires MonteiroWDQDallas OpenABSSF2022
30831Vedha ToscanoWN/ADallas OpenABSF2022
31270Taylor KatherineWToe holdCharleston OpenABSSF2022
31772Tara WhiteWArmbarPan American79KG4F2022
32563Julia RamsdenWTriangleAtlanta SPOABS4F2022
32567Vannessa GriffinVannessa GriffinWRNCAtlanta SPOABSF2022
32807Juliana GassawayWChoke from backHouston OpenABS4F2022
32812Amanda MonteiroAmanda MonteiroWArmbarHouston OpenABSSF2022
32813Fernanda CristoFernanda CristoWChoke from backHouston OpenABSF2022
33128Fernanda MazzelliFernanda MazzelliWPts: 2x0World Champ.79KGSF2022
33129Rafaela GuedesRafaela GuedesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.79KGF2022
33477Jessica GuedryWTriangleAmerican Nat.O79KGSF2022
33479Mayara CustodioWPts: 10x0American Nat.O79KGF2022
33818Luiara MacielWArmbarOrlando SMOABSF2022
37663Heather DunnWToe holdAtlanta WOO79KGF2023
37664Heather DunnWChoke from backAtlanta WOABSF2023
38609Tamiris SilvaWToe holdPan American79KGSF2023
38611Ingridd AlvesIngridd AlvesWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American79KGF2023
40566Emilly AlvesWArmbarWorld Champ.79KG4F2023
40571Tamiris SilvaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.79KGSF2023
41725Jennifer CaseWDQOrlando SMOO79KGF2023
42281Michelle MattosWArmbarNHaven OpenABSSF2023
42283Cassandra LorussoWArmbarNHaven OpenABSF2023
44612Lillian TranWArmbarMiami FOABSF2023
46343Maria LoureiroWSubmissionAJP OrlandoABSF2024
46715Thais TeixeiraWN/AMiami OpenO79KGF2024
46716Thais TeixeiraWRNCMiami OpenABSF2024
49424Karoline CaramoriWPts: 5x0Atlanta SPOO79KGRR2024
49425Lunna TallenWChoke from backAtlanta SPOO79KGRR2024
49428Karoline CaramoriWTriangleAtlanta SPOABSF2024
50467Maria RuffattoMaria RuffattoWBody triangleWorld Champ.79KG4F2024
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One Comment

  • Emily says:

    Larrisa is such a sweet and strong girl once you meet her as i have in her bjj gym, Genesis Academy.

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