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Bianca Andrade Barreto - 5th Degree BJJ Fighter & IBJJF Hall of Famer

Bianca Andrade Barreto - 5th Degree BJJ Fighter & IBJJF Hall of Famer

1. Bianca Andrade Barreto Details

Bianca Andrade Barreto Details
Name Bianca Andrade Barreto
Nickname N/A
Date of Birth 1973
Nationality Brazilian
Born Alagoas, Brazil
Age 50 Years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight 2010
Last Weigh in 58 Kg
Weight Class Division Featherweight (58 kg-129 lbs)
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Armbar
Belt Rank 5th-Degree Black Belt
Awarded by Professor Vinicius Draculino
Head Coach Professor Vinicius Draculino
Lineage Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Pedro Hemeterio -> Francisco Hemeterio -> Banni Cavalcanti -> Diojone Farias -> Vinicius Draculino -> Bianca Andrade
Team/Association Gracie Barra
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2. Bianca Andrade Barreto Biography

Bianca Andrade Barreto is a former Brazilian professional Bodyboarding athlete who later became one of the best female competitors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Her journey from a sponsored athlete in her teens to achieving multiple important titles in bodyboarding and BJJ championships is a testament to her dedication and passion for athletics. Her impact as a female athlete and competitor cannot be overstated. In this article, we will explore Bianca Andrade's off-mat life history and on-mat achievements.

2.1. Childhood and Adolescence in Alagoas, Brazil

Bianca Andrade opened her eyes in 1973 in the state of Alagoas, located in the North-East of Brazil. Growing up, Bianca spent most of her childhood near the beachside. Her love for the water and the waves drew her toward the sport of Body Boarding. As a young girl, she would often spend hours in the ocean, surfing, playing with waves, and honing her skills.

2.2. Becoming a Sponsored Body-Boarding Athlete

Bianca's passion for Bodyboarding led her to become a sponsored teenage athlete. She had a natural talent and skills to excel in sports that quickly made her name in the local competitions.

2.3. Disenchantment with Body-Boarding

However, despite her successes in the water sport, Bianca started to feel disenchanted with Bodyboarding after a series of bad results in championships. She felt that the juries had malicious intentions that diminished the motivation and enthusiasm of any athlete.

2.4. Bianca’s Transition from Body Boarding to BJJ Champion

Despite her love for bodyboarding, Bianca Andrade's passion for the sport started to wane after experiencing a series of bad results in championships. It was during this time that Bianca Andrade decided to look for another sport to practice and excel in her career. Her search for betterment led her to the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle.

She was instantly attracted to the thrilling and interesting techniques of Jiu-Jitsu. Bianca saw the potential of this combat sport and quickly became one of the most accomplished athletes of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2.5. Early Training with Diojone Farias

Bianca Barreto's journey to becoming a top-tier female competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began with her search for the perfect mentor. She found what she was looking for in Diojone Farias, a renowned black belt BJJ coach. Under his tutelage, Bianca trained tirelessly, focusing on developing her grappling technique, strength, and conditioning. Her hard work and dedication paid off when she won her first major medal at the prestigious "Brasileiro" competition in 2000.

Her unwavering determination and impressive skills earned her a reputation as one of the top female competitors in the sport, and she continued to excel even into her late 30s.

2.6. Notable Achievements and Titles in BJJ

Bianca Andrade's love for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fueled her competitive drive, and she established herself as one of the top grapplers for many years in the female category. She won numerous important titles, including the Brazilian National Champion and World Champion in different divisions.

Bianca's accomplishments in Jiu Jitsu are truly impressive and proved her one of the most talented and dedicated athletes in the grappling world. Her passion and dedication earned her undeniable success which added value to her reputation in the BJJ community.

2.7. 2009 Mundial Final

One of Bianca Andrade's proud moments came in 2009 when she competed in the Mundial final against the black belt, Sayaka Shioda. She successfully submitted her opponent by achieving the fastest submission ever recorded in a final of a World Championship. The significance of this moment in her career cannot be overstated, as it solidified her place as one of the greatest female submission grapplers in BJJ history.

2.8. Details of the Match Against Sayaka Shioda

In the Mundial Final, Bianca Andrade Barreto faced Sayaka Shioda, a highly respected Japanese black belt fighter. The match began with both athletes displaying impressive grappling skills and techniques. However, within a few seconds, Bianca was able to secure a submission, catching Shioda in her powerful triangle choke and forcing her to tap out. The victory was an incredible achievement, not just because of the speed of the submission, but also because it was against such a highly respected black belt opponent.

2.9. Fastest Submission Ever Recorded in a Mundial Final

This Bianca Andrade Barreto's victory over Sayaka Shioda was the fastest submission of the world championship. The speed of the submission was remarkable and is still considered one of the fastest ever recorded in a Mundial Final.

It was not only a testament to Bianca's technical ability but also her dedicated approach and her ability to execute BJJ moves with precision and speed. To win a Mundial Final by submitting an opponent within seconds is an incredible feat and cemented Bianca's place as one of the top female competitors in the combat sport.

2.10. End of Competitive Career and Life After Jiu-Jitsu

In 2010, After years of competing at the national and international level in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Bianca Andrade eventually retired from the competition. Her decision to step away from the BJJ was largely due to a desire to focus on other aspects of her life, including her family and her career.

Despite retiring from competitive Jiu-Jitsu, Bianca has remained active in the martial arts community. She has continued to train and teach Jiu-Jitsu, passing on her knowledge and experience to the next generation of athletes.

2.11. Retirement and Legacy

After retiring from competitive BJJ, Bianca Andrade continued to inspire and influence as a female athlete and competitor. Her legacy is a testament to the passion and dedication required to achieve greatness in any athletic pursuit. She remains an inspiration to young athletes and competitors, especially women, who seek to make their mark in the world of sports.

2.12. Influence as a Female Athlete and Competitor

Bianca Andrade's incredible accomplishments and remarkable career have inspired countless people, both male, and female, to take up the sport and pursue their own dreams.

Throughout her career, Bianca has been a vocal advocate for gender equality in sports. She has spoken out against discrimination and inequality in the martial arts community and has worked tirelessly to promote the idea that anyone, regardless of gender, can achieve greatness in Jiu- Jitsu.

Bianca's influence and inspiration as a female athlete and competitor continue to be felt throughout the world of martial arts. Her legacy will undoubtedly endure for many years to come, inspiring future generations of athletes to achieve greatness in their own right. From her early days as a Bodyboarding athlete to her historic victories on the world stage, Bianca's commitment, devotion, and agility have made her a true legend in the world of martial arts.

3. Historical Fights of Bianca Andrade Barreto

3.1. Bianca Barreto Vs. Fabiana Borges

The 2010 World Championship of the featherweight division was a thrilling spectacle between Bianca Barreto and Fabiana Borges. Bianca showcased her dominant grappling skills by establishing side control, but Fabiana was determined to break free and gain the upper hand.

Despite her best efforts, Fabiana found herself caught in Bianca's close guard, a move that earned Bianca well-deserved admiration. However, the tide turned when Bianca utilized the pseudo spider guard to control her opponent and secure victory. It was an exhilarating match that demonstrated the incredible talents of both competitors.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2010 IBJJF World Championship Fabiana Borges Win Points Final Featherweight

3.2. Bianca Barreto Vs. Sayaka Shioda

The 2010 World Championship of the featherweight division was a thrilling spectacle between Bianca Barreto and Fabiana Borges. Bianca showcased her dominant grappling skills by establishing side control, but Fabiana was determined to break free and gain the upper hand.

Despite her best efforts, Fabiana found herself caught in Bianca's close guard, a move that earned Bianca well-deserved admiration. However, the tide turned when Bianca utilized the pseudo spider guard to control her opponent and secure victory. It was an exhilarating match that demonstrated the incredible talents of both competitors.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2009 IBJJF World Championship Sayaka Shioda Win Submission (Triangle Choke) Final Lightweight

3.3. Bianca Barreto Vs. Laurence Cousin

The highly anticipated World Championship of 2008 featured an intense battle between two skilled grapplers, Bianca Barreto, and Laurence Cousin.

As the match began, Laurence took control with a dominant BJJ close guard, holding Bianca in her grasp for nearly four minutes. Despite Laurence's best efforts, Bianca's expert grappling skills ultimately prevailed as she nullified her opponent's moves and smoothly passed through her guard. Bianca's superior technique and determination shone through as she consistently outplayed Laurence Cousin, passing almost all of her guards with ease.

In the end, it was Bianca Barreto who emerged victorious by points, leaving spectators in awe of her impressive performance in this historic bout. The crowd erupted into thunderous applause, their admiration for Bianca's incredible performance echoing through the podium.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2008 IBJJF World Championship Laurence Cousin Win Points Final Featherweight

4. Main Achievements

Year Event Medal
2002 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2003 CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2005 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2005 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2006 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2006 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2007 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2007 IBJJF World Championship Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon

5. Main Belt Achievements

Year Event Belts Medal
2002 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2003 CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2005 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2006 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2007 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2007 IBJJF World Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon

6. Accomplishments

Year Event Medal
2002 CBJJ Brazilian Championship 1st
2003 CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd
2005 CBJJ Brazilian Championship 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2006 CBJJ Brazilian Championship 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2007 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship 3rd
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Championship 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Championship 1st
2009 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Championship 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship 1st

7. Bianca Andrade Barreto Available Professional Record Breakdown

9 Matches 8 Wins 1 Loss
By Submission 2 0
By Points 3 0
By Other 3 1

8. Available Submission Method Breakdown

Submission Techniques 2 Win 0 Loss
Triangle Choke 1 0
RNC 1 0

9. Available Fight History of Bianca Andrade Barreto

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class
2001 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Leticia Ribeiro W N/A Featherweight (128 lbs /58.0 kg)
2004 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Kyra Gracie W N/A Featherweight (128 lbs /58.0 kg)
2005 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Leticia Ribeiro W N/A Featherweight (128 lbs /58.0 kg)
2006 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Leticia Ribeiro L N/A Featherweight (128 lbs /58.0 kg)
2008 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Laurence Cousin Fouillat W Points Featherweight (128 lbs /58.0 kg)
2009 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Sayaka Shioda W Submission (Triangle Choke) (128 lbs /58.0 kg)
2009 ADCC Brazilian No-Gi Trials Fernanda Amaral W Submission (RNC) Featherweight
2009 ADCC Brazilian No-Gi Trials Michelle Nicolini W Points Featherweight
2010 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Fabiana Borges W Points Featherweight (128 lbs /58.0 kg)

10. Top Fight Links of Bianca Andrade Barreto

Bianca Andrade - Final do mundial 2010

Bianca Andrade x Michele Nicoline by X-COMBAT

Bianca Andrade x Fernanda Amaral by X-COMBAT

Photo Credit: @biancaandradegb

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