Fighter

Name Gabrielle Lemos Garcia
Academy Alliance BJJ Academy
Age range adult
Weight range super heavy
Belt
Accademy's Position 1
# Placements 38
Points 1346

Gabrielle Lemos Garcia is a female Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, currently ranked in first place among all female fighters. Born November 17, 1985, in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Garcia now fights with Alliance BJJ Academy.

‘Gabi’ is a black belt,  9-time World Champion, a 6-time Pan American Champion, and a 4-time Brazilian Nationals Champion. She also has wins in the World Ni-Gi Championships, the ADCC, and the World No-Gi Championships.

The first thing many people notice about her is her imposing physique: she is 6’2” (188cm) and fights in the Pesado weight devision, weighing in at 236lbs (107kg). As a result, many spectating her fights will side with her opponent - as a method of supporting the so-called “little-guy”. Despite this, Garcia has gone on record to say that she “doesn’t feel any pressure”, and that “she loves competing [and] fighting”.

Her dedication to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a healthy lifestyle can be seen in her training regime: she trains three times a day, and often trains with male fighters like Tarsis Humphreys, Michael Langhi, Leo Nogueira and Antonio Peinado.

As a result of her prowess in the sport, she has become a role model for female followers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu all over the world. She has often commented that “it’s great being a role model”, and that she hopes “women look at me and see that it is possible to be serious with Jiu-Jitsu and have it as a lifestyle”.

Her favourite position is the Kimura lock from side control, and has stated that she finds herself better on the bottom than on top.

As a child, she played a variety of sports, most notably hockey, which she played semi-competitively as a teenager. After moving to Sao Paulo at age 13, she was inspired be her uncle to take up Jiu Jitsu. She only decided to pursue Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitively in her final year of university, as she had initially intended to pursue a career in advertising.

In 2009, during the World Nogi Championship, she suffered ligament damage to the knee during the lead up to the final, but was able to overcome the pain, and rose to the occasion, securing a win against Emily Wetzel.

She was awarded her black belt by Fabio Gurgel on the podium of the World Championships, where she had written herself into the history books as the most illustrious female Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor.

Ranking Position
Among All female Fighters 1
Among All black belts female Fighters 1
Among All super heavy, black belts female Fighters 1
Among All adult, super heavy, black belts female Fighters 1
Among the first three in his belt categoryAmong the first three in his belt categoryAmong the first three in his age categoryAmong the first three in his age categoryMore than 20 scores.More than 20 scores.Among the first three in his weight category.Among the first three in his weight category.First in overall ranking.First in overall ranking.
Name Academy Age Weight Belt Position
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Macaco Gold Team adult medium heavy
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Macaco Gold Team adult absolute