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Fernanda Mazzelli - 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt

Fernanda Mazzelli - 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt

1. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Details

Fernanda Mazzelli’s Details
Name Fernanda Mazzelli Almeida Maio
Nickname N/A
Born Guarapari, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Date of Birth 27 September 1988
Nationality Brazilian
College/University Vila Velha University
Last Fight 2 December 2022 in Sul-Americano No-Gi
Last Weigh In 79 Kg (175 lbs)
Weight Class Peso Pesado (79 Kg/175 lbs)
Weight 79 Kg (175 lbs)
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Triangle Choke
Rank 4th-Degree BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by Thiago de Oliveira
Head Coach Thiago de Oliveira
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Carlson Gracie -> Leo D’ilha -> Flávio Ferreira  -> Thiago de Oliveira -> Fernanda Mazzelli
Team Association Striker Jiu-Jitsu
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2. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Biography

Fernanda Mazzelli is a 4th-degree BJJ Black Belt under coach Thiago de Oliveira. She is one of the female division's top medium-heavy and heavyweight champions. She is a Brazilian grappler and a politician. She is 3 times World Champion and 6 times Brazilian Nationals Champion.

2.1. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Early Life

Fernanda Mazzelli was born on 27 September 1988 in Guarapari. Guarapari is a coastal town in the state of Espirito Santo in Brazil.

Fernanda Mazzelli At Sports & Swimming

Fernanda was an active child. She had a high motivation for sports from a very young age. She practiced ballet, swimming, and volleyball during her early school life.

How Fernanda Mazzelli Started BJJ?

When Fernanda was 11 years old, she started practicing BJJ. She developed an interest in BJJ by watching her sister and cousin who used to grapple.

Fernanda Mazzelli’s First Instructor

Fernanda Mazzelli’s first instructor was Flavio Dente Ferreira. He enlightened Fernanda about gentle art. She received her early BJJ training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thiago de Oliveira As Fernanda Mazzelli’s Instructor

After some time, Dente left the academy in the hands of his accomplished student, Thiago de Oliveira. Thiago de Oliveira then became Fernanda’s BJJ instructor.

Thiago de Oliveira also became a family member to Fernanda when he married her sister.

Degree in Physical Education

Fernanda had a life that was always connected to sports. So in 2012, she enrolled at Vila Velha’s University for a degree in physical education. She ended up earning second place in the 2012 session.

Fernanda Mazzelli As A Politician

Fernanda Mazzelli’s grandfather, Mr. Oswaldo Epaminondas de Almeida, was Guarapari’s first Mayor. After becoming one of the top grapplers in BJJ, Fernanda followed in the footsteps of her grandfather and entered politics. She was one of the top representatives of Brazil’s Social Democratic Party (PSD). She then became the councilwoman for the party in Guarapari’s Town Hall.

Fernanda Mazzelli’s civic duties increased with the responsibilities of  councilwoman but still, she somehow managed to train almost regularly, continuing her duties and passion simultaneously.

2.2. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Pro BJJ Combats

IBJJF Brazilian Nationals

She earned 3rd place in IBJJF Brazilian Nationals in 2007 as a Brown Belt.

4 Times CBJJ Brazilian Nationals

She conquered the CBJJ Brazilian Nationals title 4 times, 2 times as a Blue Belt in 2003-04, 1 time as a Purple Belt in 2005, and 1 time as a Brown Belt in 2008.

Received Black Belt

Thiago de Oliveira promoted Fernanda to all of his belts. She received her Black Belt from Thiago de Oliveira at the podium of the Brazilian Nationals on 10th May 2008. It was after her historic win in both weight and absolute weight division at the Brazilian Nationals.

IBJJF European Open

She won 2nd place at the IBJJF European Open in 2012 as a Black Belt.

3-Times IBJJF World Champion

She is 3 times IBJJF World Champion as a Black Belt in 2012, 2015, and 2016.

2.3. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Historic Fights

Fernanda Mazzelli Vs. Natalie Zumba

Natalie Zumba is an accomplished BJJ grappler. Her fight with Fernanda was an incredible one. Fernanda maintained the dominant position throughout the match. The takedown by Fernanda was a swift and fierce attempt. Natalie tried to get out of Fernanda’s hold but failed. Fernanda submitted Natalie by the Arm Triangle Choke in only 5 minutes and 29 seconds.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2021 IBJJF Sul - Americano NoGi Natalie Zumba Win Submission By Arm Triangle Choke Final Open Class Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fernanda Mazzelli Vs. Monique Venancio

Monique Venancio is a heavyweight champion. During the fight, she dominated Fernanda on many occasions. But she could not avert the submission attack of  Fernanda. Fernanda Mazzelli submitted Monique Vennacio via the Arm Triangle Choke in only 3 minutes and 17 seconds. After beating Monique Venancio, Fernanda Mazzelli crowned her performance by defeating Thaynara Dias in the open weight category.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 Brasileiro No-Gi Monique Venancio Win Submission By Arm Triangle Choke Final Super Heavyweight Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fernanda Mazzelli Vs. Chloe McNally

Chloe McNally is a BJJ Black Belt under Murilo Santana. Her fight with Fernanda was an intense one. Chole tried to remain in the dominant position but Fernnada being an accomplished grappler put her down every time. Chole’s grips were strong and that is why she tried to apply the cross-collar choke but Fernanda did not let her complete any choke or submission attempts. Fernanda did not let her grab the collar and pinned Chloe to the ground and won the fight by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con Chloe McNally Win Points Final Open Class Las Vegas, Nevada

2.4. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Championships

Year Event Belt Position
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 3rd
2016 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Black 2nd
2016 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Black 2nd
2016 IBJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Black 2nd
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2014 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Black 3rd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 1st
2012 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Black 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2012 IBJJF European Open Black 3rd
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black 3rd
2011 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Black 2nd
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd
2010 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd

Record

Porto International Pro Gi & No-Gi
Year Weight Division Medal
2022 95 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2022 90 Kg Silver Silver Medal Icon

3. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Main Achievements

3.1. Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2019 IBJJF World Championship ABS 2nd
2016 IBJJF World Championship ABS 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship ABS 1st
2014 IBJJF World Championship ABS 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship ABS 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship ABS 1st

3.2. No-Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2012 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Absolute 1st
2010 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Weight and Absolute 3rd

4. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 1st
2007 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Brown 3rd
2005 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 1st
2005 IBJJF World Championship Purple 2nd
2005 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Purple 3rd
2004 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 1st
2003 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Blue 1st

5. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Stage
2008 IBJJF World Championship Hannette Staack L Heel Hook Middleweight Final
2011 Brazilian Trials ADCC Luiza Monteiro L Submission N/A N/A
2012 IBJJF World Championship Penny Thomas W Points Medium Heavyweight Final
2012 WPJJ Gramado Talita Treta W Referee Decision Over 63 Kg Final
2013 ADW Pro Caroline Lazzer L Pts:0x0, Adv 72 Kg Final
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Maria Malyjasiak L Leg Lock Over 60 Kg N/A
2014 Sul Americano de Jiu-Jitsu Andresa Correa L Kneebar N/A N/A
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Gabi Garcia L Choke Over 60 Kg N/A
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Claudio do Val W Decision Heavyweight N/A
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Mackenzie Dern W Points Absolute Division N/A
2014 IBJJF World Championship Michelle Nicolini L Points Open Class Semi Final
2015 Brasil Pro Natal Joaquina Santos L Submission 75 Kg Final
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Talita Nogueira L Pts: 4x0 Heavyweight Final
2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Natalie Zumba L Points Absolute Division N/A
2016 IBJJF World Championship Monique Venancio W Referee Decision Heavyweight Final
2017 Sao Paulo Open Carina Santi L Choke From Back Heavyweight Final
2017 Rio Winter International Open Championship Bianca Basilio L Points ABS Final
2017 Vitoria International Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship Ariane Pereira W Points ABS N/A
2017 Vitoria International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Mariane Nunes W Points Pesado N/A
2017 BH Winter Tayane Porfirio L Submission ABS N/A
2018 Abu Dhabi World Pro Jessica Oliveira L Points Medium Heavyweight Final
2018 Floripa Winter Open Bianca Basilio L Points Open Class Final
2019 IBJJF World Championship Nathiely de Jesus L Cross Collar Choke Heavyweight Final
2019 IBJJF Brasileiro Claudio do Val W Points Heavyweight Final
2019 IBJJF Victoria Open Bianca Basilio L Points Open Class Final
2019 IBJJF Victoria Open Gabriela Fechter W Points Open Class Final
2021 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Karla Hipolito W Points Super Heavyweight Final
2021 IBJJF Rio Winter Open Gabrieli Pessanha L Points Open Class Final
2021 IBJJF World Master Maria Malyjasiak L Pts: 2x0 Heavyweight Final
2021 IBJJF Sul Americano No-Gi Natalie Zumba W Arm Triangle Choke ABS Final
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con Chloe McNally W Points ABS Final
2021 IBJJF World No-Gi Ffion Davies L Pts: 4x0 Open Class Eliminator
2021 IBJJF Rio Winter Open No-Gi Gabriela Fechter W Points Open Class Final
2022 Absoluto Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu CBJJ Gabrieli Pessanha L Choke From Back Openweight Final
2022 Brasileiro No-Gi Monique Venancio W Arm Triangle Choke Super Heavyweight Final
2022 Salvador Fall Open No-Gi Thais Teixeira W Submission ABS Final
2022 Brasileiro No-Gi Thaynara Dias W Points ABS Final
2022 IBJJF Brasileiro Graciele Del Fava W Points Heavyweight Final
2022 IBJJF Vitoria Open No-Gi Natalie Zumba L Points Open Class Final
2022 IBJJF Betim Open Amanda Magda W Points Open Class Final
2022 IBJJF Betim Open No-Gi Natalie Zumba L Points Open Class Final
2022 IBJJF Vitoria Open No-Gi Eduardo Gonzaga W Submission Super Heavyweight Final
2022 Sul Americano No-Gi Izabel Seki W Points Open Class Final

6. Fernanda Mazzelli’s Top Fight Links

Fernanda Mazzelli v Thaynara Dias / Brasileiro No-Gi 2022

Fernanda Mazzelli v Karla Hipolito / Rio Winter Open NoGi 2021

Fernanda Mazzelli v Chloé McNally / Jiu-Jitsu Con 2021

Fernanda Mazzelli v Thaís Teixeira / Salvador Fall Open No-Gi 2022

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