There are many high-quality BJJ women competitors from Brazil, but during the last few years, BJJ turned global and conquered many parts of the world.

A Polish competitor reached the top 10 BJJ competitors in 2019, which is a historical success for this mid-Europe country, known primarily for KSW (Konfrontacija Sztuk Walki, a great MMA promotion) and a lot of UFC fighters. Also, the USA grappling phenom is on our list too!

We will get to know the greatest BJJ women competitors in 2019 and analyze their achievements.

Claudia Fernanda Onofre Valim Doval

 

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Claudia Fernanda Onofre Valim Doval was born on June 1st, 1988 in Resende, Rio de Janeiro. She’s a Soul Fighters BJJ Tijuca competitor. She is one of the all-time greatest BJJ women competitors who lead in both gi and no-gi competition rankings in 2019. A black belt under Ricardo de la Riva is a real perfection on the mat. If she grabs your limb, the fight is over! Achievements in 2019:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship;
  • American Nationals 1st place-super-heavyweight division;
  • Europeans 2019–2nd place medium heavyweight class, 3rd place Openweight;
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship–heavyweight 2nd place.

Ana Talita De Oliveira Alencar

 

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Ana Talita de Oliveira Alencar is a no-gi Alliance Los Angeles competitor, a black belt under Theodoro Canal. She was born on October 17, 1990, in Carutapera, Maranhao, Brazil; and weighs 53.5 kg.

Achievements in 2019:

  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2019)–Absolute;
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2019 –Closed division with a teammate;
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)–Weight and absolute.

Nathiely Karoline Melo De Jesus

 

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Nathiely Karoline Melo de Jesus is a lasso guard expert, a black belt under, born on February 10, 1996, in Itapira state of São Paulo, Brazil. She is one of the most perfect gi women BJJ competitors, who easily transitions from defense to offense in the split of a second. Nathiely weighs 74 kg.

List of achievements 2019:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019), weight and absolute;
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship, weight and absolute.

Bianca Barbosa Basilio

 

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Bianca Barbosa Basilio is a BJJ black belt, Atos Jiu-Jitsu competitor. Her coach is Caio Almeida. Bianca was born on February 2, 1996, in Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her weight is 64 kg.

She is a real rising talent on the list of women BJJ competitors, a fan of open guard, with a few significant achievements in 2019:

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2018 / 2019);
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2019);
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019);
  • 1st Place ADCC World Champion (2019).

Beatriz De Oliveira Mesquita

 

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Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita is probably the greatest name on the list of BJJ women trained by legendary Leticia Ribeiro. She is a dangerous, 64kg heavy BJJ black belt, closed guard expert. Mesquita was born in Brazil on the 7th of April 1991. Her list of achievements in 2019 includes:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship 2019;
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 2019;
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship 2019.

Jessica D Flowers

 

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Jessica D Flowers was born on January 23, 1992, in Manaus, Brazil. She reached the black belt under the guidance of Henrique Machado and mostly competes in -74 kg division.

Here are her best 2019 results:

  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship, 3rd place, super heavyweight division;
  • CBJJ (Brazilian Federation of Jiu-Jitsu) Brazilian National Championship, 1st place, ultra-heavyweight class;
  • European Open for the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), 2nd place heavyweight division.

Luiza Monteiro Moura Da Costa

 

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Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa reached BJJ black belt status under Rodrigo Cavaca. She was born on November 21, 1988, in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Here are her results in 2019:

  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019)–Absolute division;
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019);
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Queen Of Mats (2019).

Carina Curvelo Santi

 

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Carina Curvelo Santi was born on December 1, 1989, in Osasco, Sao Paulo, Brazil. An Omoplata specialist likes to work off her back. She reached the black belt under Julio Pinheiro. Santi mostly competes at 175 lbs (79 kg) weight class.

She scored some notable results in 2019:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open 2019;
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2019;

Maria Malyjasiak

 

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Finally, a European girl that parries Brazilian BJJ women competitors. It’s the Polish jewel Maria Malyjasiak, a black belt under Abmar Barbosa (the former Pan American champion).

This nerdy-looking lasso/spider guard specialist was born on March 2, 1989, in Gdansk, Poland.

Maria mostly competes in the 175-pound (79 kg) division.

She was in her prime in 2018, but 2019 also brought one solid result:

  • International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) No-Gi Pan American Championship, 3rd place, Absolute division.

Monique Ricardo Carvalho

 

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A BJJ black belt under Eddie Ricardo, but also an IFBB competitor and a pro-bikini athlete. That’s the full description of Monique Carvalho. She was born on August 17, 1984, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the United States of America.

Her guard passing skills are fantastic, and her most important achievement in 2019 is a ¼ final in +60 kilograms division, where she lost to M. Grindatti on points.