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ADCC Champ Gabi Garcia Leticia Ribeiro and Cyborg Santos Takes Home World BJJ Titles

Gabi Garcia Courtesy GracieMag

Several World Champions were crowned at the IBBJF World Championships with several upsets and repeat champions.

Light-Featherweight black belt Leticia Ribeiro racked up her 7th IBJJF world title, tying Hannett Staak’s record. Ribeiro also racked up her 15 overall world championship, the most by any fighter.

ADCC Over 60 kg champion Gabi Garcia took home the black belt absolute title by defeating Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa, being the first women to win an absolute title three times. Garcia also took home the black belt heavyweight title.

ADCC under 60 kg champion Kyra Gracie fell in an upset in the semi-final rounds in the featherweight division to eventual runner-up Marina Ribeiro. ADCC runner up Michelle Nicolini would take the title by defeating of Ribeiro.

Cris Cyborg – Courtesy GracieMag

In the purple belt division, Cris “Cyborg” Santos (who went under her maiden name of Cristiane Venancio Justino) won the heavyweight title for the second time in two years. Janni Larsson would take the open-weight title.

You can read the results below.

BLACK BELT

Light-Feather

  • FIRST Leticia Ribeiro Neves dos Santos – Gracie Humaita
  • SECOND Miriam Cardoso Cerqueira – Elite Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Redmond
  • THIRD Sofia Rosa Amarante – The Avengers
  • THIRD Takako Abe – Paraestra Tokyo

Feather

  • FIRST Michelle Zonato Nicolini – CheckMat
  • SECOND Marina Soares de Araujo Ribeiro – CheckMat
  • THIRD Kyra Gracie – Gracie Elite Team
  • THIRD Bruna Noêmi Ribeiro – Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Light

  • FIRST Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita – Gracie Humaita
  • SECOND Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa – PSLPB Cicero Costha
  • THIRD Elisangela Silva Fernandes – CheckMat
  • THIRD Bibiana Dios Tan Pacini S. Silva – GF Team

Middle

  • FIRST Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes – Alliance
  • SECOND Vanessa Oliveira do Nascimento – GF Team
  • THIRD Erika Carrarine Correia – Brazilian Fight
  • THIRD Valerie Lynn Worthington – Alliance

Medium-Heavy

  • FIRST Fernanda Mazzelli Almeida Maio – Striker JJ / Góes
  • SECOND Penny Thomas – Gracie Humaita
  • THIRD Talita Andrea Nogueira – Gracie Elite Team
  • THIRD Polyana Lago Barbosa – Alliance

Heavy

  • FIRST Gabrielle Lemos Garcia – Alliance
  • SECOND Tammy M Griego – Gracie Barra

Open Class

  • FIRST Gabrielle Lemos Garcia – Alliance
  • SECOND Luiza Monteiro Moura da Costa – PSLPB Cicero Costha
  • THIRD Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita – Gracie Humaita
  • THIRD Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes – Alliance

BROWN BELT

Light-Feather

  • FIRST Gezary Matuda Kubis Bandeira – American Top Team
  • SECOND Nyjah Easton – Team Lloyd Irvin
  • THIRD Marcela Thomaz de Aquino Alves – Big Brothers
  • THIRD Tove Grace Kristina Södersten – Alliance

Feather

  • FIRST Mackenzie Lynne Dern – Gracie Humaita
  • SECOND Tatiana Cristina Jardim Mayer Nascimento – Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu
  • THIRD Cristina Maria Zakka Brandão – Cia Paulista
  • THIRD Yasuko Mogi – DeLariva Japan

Light

  • FIRST Ana Carolina Merlo Vidal Lebre – Gracie Humaita
  • SECOND Leanna M Dittrich – The Avengers
  • THIRD Angelica Cabral Firme Galvao – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
  • THIRD Jennifer L Russell – Gracie Elite Team

Middle

  • FIRST Charlene Marie Coats – Raul Castillo BJJ
  • SECOND Rachel Leigh Demara – Team Lloyd Irvin
  • THIRD Summer Dawn Krause-Wilhelm – Renato Tavares Association
  • THIRD Priscila Prandini Juni – CheckMat

Medium-Heavy

  • FIRST Nicole Lee Horton – CheckMat
  • SECOND Carolyn Sthephenson – Gracie Elite Team
  • THIRD Ludymila Ferrari Espindola – CheckMat
  • THIRD Jennifer Lynn Whitcomb – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu

Heavy

  • FIRST Andresa Correa – Alliance
  • SECOND Cecilia Maria Minshall – Gracie Elite Team

Open Class

  • FIRST Mackenzie Lynne Dern – Gracie Humaita
  • SECOND Ana Carolina Merlo Vidal Lebre – Gracie Humaita
  • THIRD Charlene Marie Coats – Raul Castillo BJJ
  • THIRD Rachel Leigh Demara – Team Lloyd Irvin

PURPLE BELT

Light-Feather

  • FIRST Tammi Alana Musumeci – Alliance
  • SECOND Elizabeth Le Tran – Gracie Elite Team
  • THIRD Melissa Biscardi – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
  • THIRD Jessica pene – CheckMat

Feather

  • FIRST Karen Deisy Antunes Souza – CheckMat
  • SECOND Jennifer Turner – Alliance
  • THIRD Jhalan Lohoni – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
  • THIRD Kristina Barlaan – Nova União

Light

  • FIRST Margaret Aase – Gracie Humaita
  • SECOND Jena Bishop – Gracie Humaita USA
  • THIRD Eirin Cathrine Nygren – Frontline Academy
  • THIRD jennifer recinos – Gracie Humaita

Middle

  • FIRST Janni Larsson – CheckMat
  • SECOND Nathalia Abrahao Azoff – Brazilian Top Team Boston
  • THIRD Paivi Anneli Levonen – Cia Paulista – International
  • THIRD Glaucia Braga Libano – Gracie Barra

Medium-Heavy

  • FIRST Alison Tremblay – Brazilian Top Team
  • SECOND Brooke Goldsworthy – Crispim BJJ BarraBrothers
  • THIRD Tesa Ho – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
  • THIRD Fiona Muxlow – Drysdale Jiu Jitsu Australia

Heavy

  • FIRST Cristiane Venancio Justino – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
  • SECOND Venla Luukkonen – Hilti BJJ Jyvaskyla
  • THIRD Meghan Tidgewell – CheckMat
  • THIRD Hillary VanOrnum – Team Quest MMA & Fitness

Open Class

  • FIRST Janni Larsson – CheckMat
  • SECOND Kristina Barlaan – Nova União
  • THIRD Alison Tremblay – Brazilian Top Team
  • THIRD Jena Bishop – Gracie Humaita USA

BLUE BELT

Light-Feather

  • FIRST Lan Ta – Cia Paulista – International
  • SECOND Delphie Dugal-Tessier – Machado Dallas
  • THIRD Jillian DeCoursey – East Coast United Queens BJJ
  • THIRD Anna Salome – Roberto Traven BJJ

Feather

  • FIRST AaRae Alexander – Team Lloyd Irvin
  • SECOND Erin Herle – Alliance
  • THIRD Mayra Mello Mazza – Alliance
  • THIRD Rebecca Hill – Gracie Barra

Light

  • FIRST Monique Medeiros Elias – Alliance
  • SECOND Jess Corinne Fraser – Maromba Academia International
  • THIRD Erica Plummer – Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu
  • THIRD Megan Lomonof – Alliance International

Middle

  • FIRST Ana Carolina Vieira Srour – GF Team
  • SECOND Flávia Previtalli Baptistela – Gracie Barra
  • THIRD Ryan Christine Rogge – American Top Team Coconut Creek
  • THIRD Eveliina Karelehto – Hilti BJJ Turku

Medium-Heavy

  • FIRST Leah Taylor – SBG International (SBGI)
  • SECOND Skrobak Susanne – Werdum Combat Team Spain
  • THIRD Jessica Guedry – BJJ Revolution Team
  • THIRD Claire Silva – Kimura BJJ Academy

Heavy

  • FIRST Julia Forrester – Alliance
  • SECOND Hana Fisher – Alliance
  • THIRD Sherri McCann – Brazilian Top Team
  • THIRD Satricia Knake – Cia Paulista
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