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Anna Rodrigues - BJJ World Champion & Grappling Coach

Anna Rodrigues - BJJ World Champion & Grappling Coach

1. Anna Rodrigues Details

Anna Rodrigues Details
Name Anna Cristina Araújo Rodrigues
Nickname N/A
Born Brazil
Age 23
Date of birth 14-12-1998
Weight 53.5 Kg  118lbs
Height 5’1’’ (155cm)
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
College University N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Isaque Bahiense  
Last Fight 2022 IBJJF No-Gi Pans
Most Executed Technique Open Guard
Weight Division Light
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rolls Gracie -> Romero Cavalcanti -> Fábio Gurgel -> Isaque Bahiense -> Anna Rodrigues
Team Association Alliance/ Dream Art Project

2. Anna Rodrigues Biography

Anna Rodrigues is a Black Belt BJJ fighter who has earned a place among the great fighters and grapplers of her era. She earned her rank while winning many IBJJF World and Pan championships under different categories and belts. Her coach Isaque Bahiense promoted her to black belt rank in 2019. 

2.1. Anna Rodrigues’s Childhood

On 14th December 1998, she was born in Niteroi, Brazile. She was brought up by her grandmother in a small town until she turned 4. It was more similar to a rural area. After her 4th birthday, she was sent back to her parents in Favela Rio das Pedras.

Next 11 years, Anna Rodrigues lived in Favela Rio das Pedras, a region near the Barra da Tijuca coastal line. She was fond of sports even from her early childhood.

2.2. Her Passion For Sports

When she turned 8, she was willing to join sports as her career. She told her parents that one day she will make a place among the great athletes of the world. Before starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, she participated in many other sports like volleyball and gymnastics. At that time, Anna was unable to bear the cost of joining any professional gym. 

2.3. Anna’s Journey In BJJ

Anna’s Journey In BJJ

Her Feelings and Affiliation Towards BJJ

Anna has spent very energetic and active teenage years. In her town and in school, she used to fight with her fellows, and sometimes cause trouble for her parents.

At the age of 13, when she took her first BJJ class, she felt she found her purpose, and passion, and felt like something Anna wanted to pursue as a career. She did not find feelings in any other sport than in BJJ. Rodrigues said that she did not feel emotional about any other game as she felt for BJJ. She loved the happiness and the sense of fulfillment that BJJ provides. BJJ  gave her a way to express herself on the mat. She selected BJJ as a professional martial art career and devoted her time, energy, and capabilities to BJJ.

Anna’s Early Coaching  

Anna started her training in team MR under the coaching of Márcio Rodrigues. He trained  Anna until her Blue Belt. Until then, she was much involved in BJJ. When she was in team MR, she met Lucas Barbosa. Lucas Barbosa, also known as the Hulk is one of the members of the Atos Team.

Career At Guigo JJ Academy

Before going to Alliance and becoming a prominent member of a Dream Art project, 15 years old Anna Rodrigues also joined Guigo JJ academy for some time on a full scholarship. This was an opportunity to level up her skills and proficiency in BJJ. Anna was promoted to the rank of Purple Belt in Guigo JJ academy.   

Worked For Atos Academy

Lucas Barbosa was a good friend of Anna from her early days in the MR team. He joined Atos after leaving the MR team. With the help of Hulk, Anna also started working with Atos as she fought many bouts on behalf of Atos Academy.

Dream Art Project And Anna Rodrigues

When in Alliance, Anna met with Isaque Bahiense. At that time, both of them were facing some financial problems. Isaque Bahiense initiated a project for financially weak BJJ practitioners. Anna Rodrigues helped him to grow his work.

Anna Joined Alliance

After some time, Anna joined Alliance in São Paulo and it opened new dimensions for her in terms of growth, wins, and skills. Anna Rodrigues progressed to the level of the Black Belt in September 2019. She received her Black Belt from Isaque Bahiense. She was very confident about her profession as she said,

“Since I was a purple belt I felt like a black belt. So, when I started competing against black belts in the AJP Tour, I felt right at home.”

Anna Rodrigues, The Female Coach At Dream Art Project

Isaque Bahiense started a female team in the Dream Art Project under the supervision of Anna Rodrigues. Dream Art Project provided basic financial support for the novice athletes like medical expenses, and other necessities. Athletes who were weak in English. So spoken English coaching was given to Anna. Anna Rodrigues became the primary person in this project.

2.4. Anna Rodrigues In The Field Of Fashion

Anna Rodrigues also wanted to conquer the world of fashion. She wanted to launch her own brand. For this purpose, she has been studying fashion for the last two years. She also felt passionate about fashion but her love for BJJ overcame all other pursuits.

2.5. Anna’s Historical Fights

Anna Rodrigues Vs. Ana Talita Alencar

Start of The Fight

This fight is between Anna Rodrigues and Talita Alencar in the European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF 2020 Championship. Anna showcased a memorable performance. Anna successfully strangled Talita by grabbing her lapel and frustrated Talita and won the fight by an advantage point.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Talita Alencar Win Advantages Light Featherweight

Anna Rodrigues Vs. Gabriela Fechter

Anna Rodrigues won this fight from Gabriela by DQ. Anna was fantastic in this fight. She got hurt due to a head collision but she continued to amaze the audience with her magical spirit of gentle art.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2022 European Gabriela Fechter Win DQ Feather

Anna Rodrigues Vs Monteiro Canuto

Anna Rodrigues defeated Monteiro Canuto in Grand Slam Abu Dhabi 2021. Both fighters  displayed great performance and technical moves. She dominated her opponent with her strong  closed-guard game. In the end, Ana submitted her with an armbar. 

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2021 Grand Slam Abu Dhabi Amanda Monteiro Canuto Win Armbar Light Featherweight

3. Main Achievements

3.1. International Tournaments

GI Tournaments

6 Times  IBJJF World Championships
Year Weight Class
3 x 2021 Light Featherweight Class
3 x 2022 Light Featherweight Class

7 x European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship
Year Weight Class
2 x 2020 Light Featherweight
5 x 2022 3 x Featherweight
2 x Absolute Division

1 x IBJJF FloGrappling Grand Prix
Year Weight Class
2022 Lightweight

21 x Abu Dhabi Grand Slam
Year Weight Class
5 x 2019 55kg
4 x2020 55kg
4 x 2021 Light Featherweight
8 x 2022 5 x 55kg
3 x Light Featherweight

Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Year Weight Class
10 x 2014 4 x Lightweight
6 x 55 kgs
2 x  2021 Feather Lightweight
2 x 2022 Featherweight

No-Gi Championship

1 x 2022 IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship
Year Weight Class
2022 Lightweight

3.2. National Tournaments

1 x Brazilian National Jiu Jitsu Championship
Year Weight Class
2021 55kg

3.3. Anna Rodrigues Achievements (Belts)

Anna Rodrigues Achievements (Belts)

Black Belt

Position Event Year
1st IBJJF World Championship 2021
1st IBJJF Pan Championship 2021
1st IBJJF Pan Championship 2022
1st IBJJF European Open 2020
1st IBJJF European Open 2022
1st AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro 2021
1st AJP South American Continental Pro 2021
1st AJP Grand Slam, MIA 2021
1st AJP Grand Slam, RJ 2019
1st AJP Grand Slam, LA 2019
2nd AJP Queen Of Mats 2019

Colored Belts

Position Event Belt Year
1st IBJJF World Championship Blue
Purple
Brown
2016
2018
2019
1st  IBJJF World Championship NoGi Blue 2016
1st IBJJF World Championship Juvenile Juvenile 2015
1st IBJJF Pan Championship Purple 2017
1st IBJJF Pan Championship Brown 2018
1st IBJJF Pan Championship Brown 2019
1st IBJJF European Open Purple 2017
1st CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue   2016  
1st CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 2019
1st CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 2018
1st CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile Juvenile 2014
1st CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile Juvenile 2015
2nd IBJJF World Championship Juvenile Juvenile 2015
3rd IBJJF World Championship Purple 2017
3rd IBJJF Pan Championship Blue 2016
3rd CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 2016
3rd AJP Abu Dhabi Pro N/A 2019
3rd AJP Grand Slam, RJ N/A 2018

4. Anna Rodrigues BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

4.1. Professional Record Breakdown

Anna Rodrigues gave a fantastic performance by winning 17 matches with submissions. Rodrigues represented herself as a great black belt by winning 91% of the matches. Anna’s great record reflects that she never lost any match due to submission.  

74 Matches 68 Wins 6 Losses
By Points 31 4
By Advantages 10 0
By Submission 17 0
By Decision 7 2
By DQ 3 0

4.2. Methods Of Submissions

Method Wins Lose
Choke from back 4 0
Mounted choke 2 0
Cross choke 1 0
Choke 1 0
Bow and arrow 1 0
Armbar 4 0
Kimura 2 0
Scissor choke 1 0
Reverse triangle 1 0

5. Anna Rodrigues Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class
2018 Queen Of Mats Mayssa Bastos W Pts: 2x2, Advantages Light Featherweight
2018 Queen Of Mats Bianca Basilio W Referee decision Light Featherweight
2018 Queen Of Mats Amal Amjahid W Pts: 4x2 Light Featherweight
2018 Queen Of Mats Luiza Monteiro L Pts: 4x0 Light Featherweight
2019 Grand Slam LA Hope Douglass W Pts: 2x0 55kg
2019 Grand Slam LA Amanda Monteiro W Referee decision 55kg
2019 Grand Slam LA Amal Amjahid W Referee decision 55kg
2019 Grand Slam RJ Milena Nascimento W Choke from back 55kg
2019 Grand Slam RJ Amal Amajahid W Pts: 0x0 55kg
2019 Grand Slam RJ Talita Alencar W Pts: 4x4 55kg
2020 Grand Slam AD Elina Moestam W Pts: 2x1 55kg
2020 Grand Slam AD Amal Amjahid W DQ 55kg
2020 European Open Rose Sharouni W Choke from back Light Featherweight
2020 European Open Talita Alencar W Pts: 0x0, Advantages Light Featherweight
2020 Grand Slam LDN Vanessa English W Pts: 2x0 55kg
2020 Grand Slam LDN Gabriela Frecher W Referee decision 55kg
2020 Grand Slam LDN Talita Alencar W Referee decision 55kg
2020 BJJ Stars Bianca Basilio W Pts: 4X0 N/A
2020 BJJ Stars 4 Amanda Monteiro W Pts: 0x0, Advantages 53kg
2020 Grand Slam RJ Dyna Sena W Pts: 4x0 55kg
2020 Grand Slam RJ Amanda Monteiro L Referee decision 55kg
2021 Grand Slam AD Liisi Vaht W Pts: 6x1 Light Featherweight
2021 Grand Slam AD Amanda Monteiro W Armbar Light Featherweight
2021 World Pro Liisi Vaht W Armbar 55kg
2021 World Pro Amal Amjahid W Pts: 2x1 55kg
2021 World Pro A. Yanes W Pts: 6x1 55kg
2021 World Pro Bianca Basilio L Referee decision 55kg
2021 SA Cont. Pro Sabrina Gondim W Pts: 1x1 55kg
2021 SA Cont. Pro Mika Damaceno W Pts: 8x6 55kg
2021 SA Cont. Pro Gabriena Fechter W DQ 55kg
2021 Grand Slam MIA Jessica Branco W Kimura 55kg
2021 Grand Slam MIA Alexa Yanes W Pts: 4X0 55KG
2021 Pan America Ann Kneib W Cross Choke Light Featherweight
2021 Pan America Mayassa Bastos W Pts: 6x6, advantages Light Featherweight
2021 Brasileiro Rayanne Santos W Scissor choke Light Featherweight
2021 Grand Slam RJ Ana Schmitt W Pts: 2x0 55kg
2021 Grand Slam RJ Michele Oliveria W Referee decision 55kg
2021 Grand Slam RJ Milene Silva W Pts: 11x0 55kg
2021 BJJ Stars Dina Sena W DQ 55kg
2021 World Pro Rafaela Rosa W Pts: 6x0 55kg
2021 World Pro Bianca Basilio W Pts: 4x3 55kg
2021 World Pro Rose Sharouni W Pts: 4x2 55kg
2021 Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu Championship Rayanne Santos W Choke 55kg
2021 World Championship Rita Lynne W Choke Light Featherweight
2021 World Championship Jessa Khan W Mounted X choke Light Featherweight
2021 World Championship Tammi Musumeci W Pts: 4x2 Light Featherweight
2022 European Open Luciane Araujo W Referee decision Absolute Weight
2022 European Open Thalyta Lima L Pts:2X0 Absolute Weight
2022 European Open Andreia Cavalcante W Choke from back Featherweight
2022 European Open Z. Szawernowska W Pts: 0x0, Advantages Featherweight
2022 European Open Gabriela Pereira W Pts: 0x0, Advantages Featherweight
2022 Grand Slam LDN Magdalena Maria W Pts: 7x0 55kg
2022 Grand Slam LDN Rose Sharouni W Pts: 3x2 55kg
2022 Grand Slam LDN Gabriela Pereira W Pts: 6x6 55kg
2022 Pan America Sophia Dalpra W Reverse Triangle Featherweight
2022 Pan America Amanda Monteiro W Mounted X choke Featherweight
2022 Grand Slam AD Isabel Alfaro W Bow and Arrow Light Featherweight
2022 Grand Slam AD Rose Sharouni W Pts: 3x2 Light Featherweight
2022 Grand Slam AD Gabriela Pereira L Pts: 2x1 Light Featherweight
2022 World Championship Sofia Amarante W Choke from back Light Featherweight
2022 World Championship Rose Sharouni W Armbar Light Featherweight
2022 World Championship Tammi Musumeci W Pts: 4x0 Light Featherweight
2022 Grand Slam RJ Milene Silva W Pts: 6x0 55kg
2022 Grand Slam RJ Randryely Souza W Pts: 1x0 55kg
2022 Grand Slam RJ Maria Nunes W Pts: 4x0 55kg
2022 Grand Slam RJ Dyna Sena W Pts: 2x0 55kg
2022 Grand Slam MIA Rose Sharouni W Kimura 55kg
2022 Grand Slam MIA Amanda Monteiro W Pts: 10x0 55kg
2022 NoGi Pan Emily Elizabeth W Pts: 0x0, Advantages Lightweight
2022 NoGi Pan Erin Johnson W Pts: 4x2 Lightweight
2022 NoGi Pan Jasmine Rocha W Pts: 3x0 Lightweight
2022 NoGi Pan Clarie North W Pts: 4x0 Lightweight
2022 BJJ Stars Maria Claudia W Armbar Lightweight
2022 IBJJF GP Mayssa Bastos W Pts: 4x0 Lightweight
2022 IBJJF GP Janaina Lebre L Pts: 6x0 Lightweight

6. Anna Rodrigues Top Fights Link

Anna Rodrigues VS Ana Talita Alencar / European Championship 2020

Ana Rodrigues v Gabriela Pereira / European 2022

Mayssa Bastos & Ana Rodrigues Set To Throwdown At Light-Feather

Ana Rodrigues v Rita Lynne / World Championship 2021

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