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Vannessa Griffin is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Julius Park and a member of the Crazy 88 Academy, who often represents Team Lloyd Irvin in the sport’s international circuit. Griffin made waves in grappling during her colored belt career, a time when Vanessa conquered numerous titles of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) league such as the World, World No-Gi, Pan, Pan No-Gi, and European Championships.

Vannessa Griffin Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Vannessa Nancy Griffin

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Jorge Pereira > Leo DallaLloyd Irvin > Julius Park > Vanessa Griffin

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2016** purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015* blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2017*/2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020* brown)
  • F2W Brown Belt Welterweight Champion (2018)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (69,00 kg / 152.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Crazy 88 – Team Lloyd Irvin

Vanessa Griffin Biography

Vanessa Griffin was born on August 12, 1997, in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA, where she lived up until her 3rd birthday.

After her father passed away, Vanessa and her family moved out of RI, to neighboring Maryland State, testing a few different towns before settling in Elkridge, MD.

Although curious about sports, Vanessa didn’t pay too much attention to extra-curricular activities up until her tweens. At that point, in trying to find something to occupy her time, Griffin discovered the Crazy 88 Academy, which neighbored her residence, joining the gym’s jiu-jitsu class – with coach Jon Delbrugge
– at the age of 13.

At Crazy 88, Vanessa Griffin became one of coach Julius Park‘s top students, training on to a nearly full-time schedule from her yellow belt days onwards, while studying and helping with the team’s coaching program.

After a stellar career in the lower belt divisions, where Vanessa conquered the IBJJF World, World NOGI, Pan, Pan NOGI, and European Open titles, Griffin was promoted to black belt by coach Park. A promotion that came on June 20, 2020.

Vannessa Griffin Grappling Record

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
8
#86e620
Choke
13
2
#5AD3D1
Kimura
13
2
#d1212a
Armbar
13
2
#fad11b
Americana
6
1
#f58822
Triangle
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Short choke
25
1
#86e620
Outside heel hook
25
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Vannessa Griffin Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24224Rafaela GuedesRafaela GuedesLPts: 11x0Pan American69KGSF2020
24527Rafaela GuedesRafaela GuedesLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2020
26223Elisabeth ClayElisabeth ClayLOutside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.ABS4F2021
27661Andressa CintraLReferee DecisionPan American69KGSF2021
29635Raquel CanutoLPts: 15x0World Champ.69KG4F2021
31751Chloe McNallyChloe McNallyLPts: 10x6Pan American69KGSF2022
32549Larissa DiasLarissa DiasLRNCAtlanta SPOABSF2022
33089Kira SungKira SungLPts: 4x2World Champ.69KGR12022
33376Maria MalyjasiakMaria MalyjasiakLChoke from backWashington NGOABSF2022
34414Maria MalyjasiakMaria MalyjasiakLPointsN. Haven OpenABSF2022
35644Elisabeth ClayElisabeth ClayLShort chokeNoGi Pan66KGF2022
37322Maria MalyjasiakMaria MalyjasiakLPts: 10x0European OpenABSR12023
37359Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaLReferee DecisionEuropean Open69KGF2023
38392Elizabeth MitrovicLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSR12023
38572Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaLReferee DecisionPan American69KGSF2023
39661Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiroABS4F2023
39699Andresa CintraLPts: 4x2Brasileiro69KGSF2023
40522Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.69KGSF2023
40550Ana VieiraAna VieiraLPts: 13x0World Champ.ABS4F2023
46462Melissa CuetoLPts: 9x0European OpenABS4F2024
46503Leticia CardozoLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open74KG4F2024
48036Thalyta SilvaThalyta SilvaLPts: 2x0Pan American69KGF2024
48051Izadora CristinaLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2024
24223Raquel CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American69KG4F2020
24423Nikki SullivanWPts: 2x0Atlanta OpenABSF2020
24526Nikki SullivanWPts: 0x0, PenNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2020
25443Suellen SouzaWChoke from backOrlando Open66KGRR2021
25444Suellen SouzaWKimuraOrlando Open66KGF2021
25478Bridget McElieceWArmbarOrlando NGO69KGF2021
26188Erin JohnsonWAmericanaNoGi Pan Am.66KGF2021
27656Bruna MacielWChokePan American69KG8F2021
29105Claire NorthClaire NorthWPts: 2x2, AdvJJ CON69KGF2021
31748Ana NascimentoWArmbarPan American69KG4F2022
32548Betina PereiraWChokeAtlanta SPOABSSF2022
33373Kristi LoughWPts: 6x0Washington NGO74KGF2022
33375Kristi LoughWPts: 0x0, AdvWashington NGOABSSF2022
34410Bridget McelieseWTriangleN. Haven Open74KGF2022
34413Kristi LoughWChoke from backN. Haven OpenABSSF2022
35643Isa ReiberWPts: 14x0NoGi Pan66KGRR2022
37356Ana BrandaoWPts: 2x0European Open69KG4F2023
37357Elisabeth ClayElisabeth ClayWPts: 8x6European Open69KGSF2023
38569Marcia FigueiredoWPts: 4x0Pan American69KG4F2023
39654Laura PerettiWKimuraBrasileiroABS8F2023
40515Raquel SantosWPts: 11x0World Champ.69KG8F2023
40518Elisabeth ClayElisabeth ClayWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.69KG4F2023
40548Heather DunnWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSR12023
41692Deise LeonanjoWChoke from backOrlando SMO74KGF2023
48026Mayara MeloWChoke from backPan American69KGR12024
48033Marcia FigueiredoWChoke from backPan American69KG4F2024
48035Larissa MartinsWChoke from backPan American69KGSF2024
48049Kennedy FranklinWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2024
48415Graciele FavaWPts: 4x0NYC SPO74KGF2024
48417Suellen SouzaWPts: 2x0NYC SPOABSRR2024
48418Jessica CraneWChoke from backNYC SPOABSRR2024
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