Fabiana Borges is one of the top black belts in the women’s jiu jitsu divisions of the 2000 decade. The two time Pan American …
Female Jiu Jitsu Competitors
Find here some of the top competitors of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, past and present, from the very first female black belt in the sport (Yvone Duarte) to the most accomplished woman of all time, Gabi Garcia. On this section of BJJ Heroes you will be able to read about their deeds and see these amazing representatives of the sport in action.
A historical figure in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Leticia Ribeiro has collected medals in world grappling events for years on end, being considered one of the top 10 best female fighters of all time having been distinguished with a mention in the IBJJF Hall of Fame. Leticia Ribeiro is also the leader of one of the best female BJJ teams, the Gracie Humaitá, an organization teeming with talent, such as Penny Thomas, Bia Mesquita, Mackenzie Dern amongst many others.
Michelle Nicolini is one of the elite fighters in womens jiu jitsu. A 3x Jiu Jitsu World Champion, European open weight champion and World Pro Cup Champion, Nicolini is also a black belt under ADCC 2007 absolute champion Robert Drysdale. Michele’s rampant competitive career has had its shiniest moments since she started training under Rodrigo Cavaca at his Santos academy.
A black belt under André Negao, this Brasil 021 team member has been a top competitor for several years in the female divisions.
A Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under two of the best coaches in the world, “Vini” Campelo and Octavio Couto (also known as “Ratinho”).
One of the greatest ambassadors of Jiu Jitsu in Brazil and throughout the World, Kyra is an example of success in a sport ruled by men. She is also the first female BJJ black belt from the Gracie family to compete (and win) at the highest level.
abrielle Garcia, commonly referred to as Gabi Garcia, is a powerhouse competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s female division, having the vast majority of important tournaments before even receiving her black belt rank. The Gaúcha (person from a southern region of Brazil) has since reached the degree of black belt under the illustrious ‘General’ Fábio Gurgel.
One of the best female fighters today, Luanna Alzeguir has collected Gold medals throughout these last few years. Get to know more about this phenomenal fighter from Alliance.
An exciting female fighter out of Brazil. This Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Ricardo Vieira is a well accomplished MMA fighter, these are her life facts and achievement list
Hannette Staack one of the most accomplished grapplers in the world and an historical jiu jitsu black belt from Andre “Negao”. A founding members of the Brazil 021 BJJ team, Hannette Staack has won numerous medals in important tournaments such as the world championships (6x) and the ADCC (3x), arguably the world’s toughest submission wrestling tournament.
One of the best female BJJ competitors in the world, meet Hillary “Duff” Williams, the girl from Arkansas with a vast BJJ curriculum.