Gabrielle Lemos Garcia - Brazilian Martial Artist Hall of Fame
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Table of Contents
- 1. Gabrielle Garcia’s Details
- 2. Gabrielle Garcia’s Biography
- 3. Gabrielle Garcia’s Early Life And Amateur Fighting
- 4. Gabrielle Garcia’s Historic Fights
- 4.1. Gabriella’s Grappling And Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Career
- 4.2. Gabrielle Garcia’s Mixed Martial Arts Career
- 5. Gabrielle Garcia’s Championships And Accomplishments
- 6. Gabrielle Garcia’s Main Achievements
- 7. Gabrielle Garcia’s Main Achievements (Belts)
- 8. Gabrielle Garcia’s Professional Record Breakdown
- 8.1. MMA Professional Record
- 8.2. BJJ Professional Record
- 8.3. Gabrielle Garcia’s MMA Historic Fights
- 8.4. Gabrielle Garcia’s BJJ Historic Fights
- 9. Gabrielle Garcia’s Top Fights (Video Links)
1. Gabrielle Garcia’s Details
|Name||Gabrielle Lemos Garcia|
|Pro MMA Record||71-9-0(BJJ) / 6-0 and 1 No Contest(MMA)|
|Date of Birth||November 17, 1985|
|Born||Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil|
|Weight||209 - 246lbs|
|Rank||3rd Degree Black Belt|
|Career Disclosed Earnings||NA|
|Fought out of||Huntington Beach, California|
|Team||Alliance Jiu jitsu San Diego|
|Foundation Style||Kimura lock & Americana|
|Lineage||Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rolls Gracie -> Romero Cavalcanti -> Fábio Gurgel -> Gabrielle Garcia|
2. Gabrielle Garcia’s Biography
Born on November 17,1985, Gabrielle aka “Gabi” Garcia is one of the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Brazilian Martial Artists. She has won multiple ADCC World Championships in the 60+kg division and is a member of IBJJF Hall of Fame. Gabi has achieved the degree of black belt under Fabio Gurgel.
In December 2021, Garcia announced her retirement during the IBJJF World Championship 2021.
3. Gabrielle Garcia’s Early life and Amateur Fighting
Garcia’s early and mid-teen years were spent participating in a variety of sports, including team handball, volleyball, field hockey and basketball. Gabrielle and her family relocated to Sao paulo when she was 13 years old. Gabrielle’s uncle assisted her in the beginning of her training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Gabrielle was in her last year of a university semester in advertising when she decided to pursue a full-time career in Jiu-jitsu.
She went to a local gym and attended a lesson with a coach named ‘Johnny”and she stayed there for a bit.
Gabrielle an Eternal Enthusiastic Competitor
Gabrielle was a very successful competitor from the start but she had no plans to pursue a professional career in the sport. She somehow maintained a hectic schedule while attempting to balance her training and university both. After some time she came to grips with the fact that she would have to put her advertising career on hold during her last semester. She was already practicing with Fabio Gurgel at the time and had the full support of her family, especially her father who is a huge BJJ enthusiast.
4. Gabrielle Garcia’s Historic Fights
4.1. Gabriella’s Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Career
Garcia quickly rose to the top of the female grappling rankings in Brazil after committing herself to full-time training. She dominated every tournament she entered, whether it was a blue belt or a purple belt.
Gurgel saw that Gabrielle was wayahead of her opponents and presented her with a Black Belt.
Gabrielle was already recognised as one of the greatest female BJJ athletes in the world when she earned her brown belt. She was eager to prove to the rest of the world that she was the finest in the world after achieving her black belt.
Gabrielle’s World Championships
Gabrielle was on the mat training 2-3 times a day, in addition to doing her strength and conditioning workouts including other activities. Maintaining a competitive edge at all the big BJJ tournaments.
IBJJF Pans Championship
She earned a gold medal for a strong performance at the Brazilian Nationals.Then, at the IBJJF Pans Championship, she won another double gold medal for the second time.
World No-Gi Championship
Earlier in 2009, Garielle competed in the World No-Gi Championship, a tournament she had already won in 2008. Despite having ligament injury in her knee, Gabrielle glided to the finals. She was on the verge of missing the final because the pain was becoming intolerable, but she rose to the occasion once more and managed to fight and win in the last match against Emily Wetzel.
UAEJJF World Pro Championship
Gabrielle continued running through the heavyweight women’s division.
In just 2 years, Grabrielle won UAEJJF World Pro Championship 2 times.
While she was competing in her debut ADCC, she was considered the favorite to win the 60+ kg division.
Gabriella dominated the year 2011 as she had in previous years. She won all of the major titles once more before making her professional debut at the ADCC competition.
Gabrielle competed in her second ADCC event after earning double gold at the Pan American games and the World Championship.
In 2021, Garcia began calling for bouts to be set up between her and various high-profile male grapplers, notably Gordon Ryan, after failing a professional Jiu-jitsu match against Amanda Leve for the first time in two years.
Despite the fact that the bout has not yet been formally booked for promotion, she was able to convince ADCC champion Craig Jones accept to participate against her for an intergender match after only a few days.
Gabrielle Vs. Yara Soares and Retirement Announcement
Gabrielle was submitted for the 1st time in the history of her competitive career at Black Belt by Yara Soares at the 2021 IBJJF World Championship and she announced her retirement from IBJJF competition at the conclusion of the championship.
Gabriella Garcia has won more World Championships than any other female BJJ athlete in history.
4.2. Gabrielle Garcia’s Mixed Martial Arts Career
Gabrielle vs. Lei’D Tapa
In November 2015, it was announced that Garcia will compete for Rizin Fighting Federation on 31st December,2015, during Bellator 145. Garcia will face Lei'D Tapa for the first time. She won the fight by technical knockout in the first round.
Gabrielle vs. Anna Malyukova
Gabrielle faced Anna Malyukova at Rizin Fighting Federation 1, in April 2016, in her second bout. She won both fights. In the second round, she was able to submit her opponent with an armbar submission.
Gabrielle vs. Dastanie Yarbough
Gabrielle fought Destanie Yarbrough on September 25, 2016, in the first round of the Rizin World Grand Prix 2016: 1st round, which was her third bout with the promotion. She was victorious in the first round by way of an Americana submission.
Gabrielle vs. Oksana Gagloeva
In her next fight, Gabrielle fought against Russian boxer Oksana Gagloeva in July,2017 at the 6th Rizin Arena. In the first round, It happened just 14 seconds into the round, there was an eye poke that caused the match to terminate in a No Contest.
- In a battle fought on December 29 at Rizin World Grand Prix 2017; 2nd round. Gabriella was scheduled to face Shinobu Kandori, but the match was scrapped after she failed to make weight by 28 pounds.
Gabrielle vs. Barbara Nepomuceno
In December 2018, Gabriella fought Barbara Nepomuceno at Rizin in a catchweight battle weighing 226 pounds. She was able to submit her opponent in the first round.
Garcia became the 1st woman to earn 4 ADCC gold medals in 2019 as she submitted Carina Santi in the finals of the tournament in Las Vegas.
USADA Drugs Test
It was announced in february 2014 by the USADA( United States Anti-Doping Agency) the agency responsible for testing the athletes of the IBJJF for the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED), that Gabrielle Garcia had used such chemicals during the course of her 2013 championship campaign. Despite the fact that she was discovered to have used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). She was not as such suspended from the organization.
5. Gabrielle Garcia’s Championships and Accomplishments
- 9x World Champion Black Belt
- 11x Pan American Champion
- 8x World Champion Pro
- 5x ADCC Champion
6. Gabrielle Garcia’s Main Achievements
|3rd||IBJJF World Championship||2021|
|1st||ADCC World Championship||2019|
|1st||IBJJF Pan Championship||2019|
|1st||ADCC World Championship||2017|
|1st||IBJJF European Open||2015|
|1st||ADCC World Championship||2013|
|1st||ADCC World Championship||2011|
|1st||IBJJF World Championship||2011|
|1st||IBJJF Pan Championship||2011|
|1st||IBJJF European Open||2011|
|1st||UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion||2011|
|1st||IBJJF World Championship||2010|
|1st||UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion||2010|
|1st||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||2010|
|1st||IBJJF Pan Championship||2010|
7. Gabrielle Garcia’s Main Achievements (Belts)
|1st||Brown||CBJJ Brazilian Nationals||2009|
|1st||Brown||IBJJF World No-Gi Championship||2009|
|1st||Brown||IBJJF World No-Gi Championship||2008|
|1st||Brown||IBJJF World Championship||2008|
8. Gabrielle Garcia’s Professional Record Breakdown
8.1. MMA Professional Record
|Professional Record Breakdown|
8.2. BJJ Professional Record
|Professional Record Breakdown|
|80 Matches||71 Wins||9 Losses|
Submission Methods W/L
|Methods||37 Wins||2 Losses|
8.3. Gabrielle Garcia’s MMA Historic Fights
|2018||Rizin 14||Barbara Nepomuceno||W||Submission (keylock)|
|2018||Road FC 047||Veronika Futina||W||Submission (rear-naked choke)|
|2017||Rizin World Grand Prix 2017 Opening Round - Part 1||Oksana Gagloeva||NC||No Contest (eye poke)|
|2016||Rizin 4: Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: Final Round||Yumiko Hotta||W||TKO (punches)|
|2016||Rizin World Grand-Prix 2016: 1st Round||Destanie Yarbrough||W||Submission (keylock)|
|2016||Rizin Fighting Federation 1||Anna Malyukova||W||Submission (armbar)|
|2015||Rizin Fighting World GP 2015: Iza no Mai||Lei'D Tapa||W||TKO (punches)|
8.4. Gabrielle Garcia’s BJJ Historic Fights
|2021||WNO 6||Nathiely Jesus||L||Referee Decision||SPF||ABS|
|2021||WNO Champ.||Amanda Leve||L||Referee Decision||4F||ABS|
|2021||World Champ.||Ana Vieira||W||Pts: 0x0, Pen||4F||ABS|
|2021||World Champ.||Yara Soares||L||Choke||SF||ABS|
|2021||World Champ.||Gabrieli Pessanha||L||Choke from back||SF||O79KG|
|2020||F2W 142||Kendall Reusing||W||Americana||SPF||124KG|
|2020||WNO 4||Elisabeth Clay||W||Referee Decision||SPF||ABS|
|2020||BJJ Stars 4||Claudia Doval||W||Points||SPF||ABS|
|2019||Pan American||Jessica Flowers||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||SF||O70KG|
|2019||Pan American||Carina Santi||W||Choke||F||O70KG|
|2019||Pan American||Ana Vieira||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||4F||ABS|
|2019||Pan American||Luiza Monteiro||W||Shoulder pressure||SF||ABS|
|2019||Pan American||Nathiely Jesus||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||F||ABS|
|2019||F2W 114||Hillary Ornum||W||Choke||SPF||N/A|
|2019||F2W 121||Nathiely Jesus||L||Referee Decision||SPF||ABS|
|2019||ADCC||Stefanie Egger||W||Pts: 2x0||4F||O60KG|
|2019||ADCC||Ana Carolina||W||Referee Decision||SF||O60KG|
|2017||ADCC||Amanda Alequin||W||Toe hold||4F||60+KG|
|2017||ADCC||Jessica Flowers||W||Pts: 2x0||SF||60+KG|
|2015||European||Anna Louise Mayne||W||Armbar||4F||ABS|
|2015||European||Mackenzie Dern||W||Clock choke||F||ABS|
|2015||Pan American||Leanna Dittrich||W||Choke||4F||ABS|
|2015||Pan American||Luiza Monteiro||W||Choke||SF||ABS|
|2015||Pan American||Mackenzie Dern||W||Bread cutter||F||ABS|
|2015||World Pro||Maria Malyjasiak||W||Pts: 8x0||4F||O75KG|
|2015||World Pro||Vanessa Oliveira||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||F||O75KG|
|2015||World Pro||Ana Cordeiro||W||Pts: 2x0||R2||ABS|
|2015||World Pro||Luanna Alzuguir||W||Points||4F||ABS|
|2015||World Pro||Mackenzie Dern||L||Pts: 0x0, Pen||SF||ABS|
|2015||World Pro||Beatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 3x0||3RD||ABS|
|2015||ADCC||Jessica Oliveira||L||Referee Decision||SF||O60KG|
|2015||ADCC||Amanda Santana||W||Referee Decision||3RD||O60KG|
|2014||World Pro.||Janni Larsson||W||Kimura||F||ABS|
|2014||World Pro.||D. Obelenyte||W||Pts: 3x0||F||O72KG|
|2014||World Pro.||Beatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 3x0||F||ABS|
|2014||SP Open||Talita Nogueira||W||Americana||F||O79KG|
|2014||SP Open||Luiza Monteiro||W||Americana||F||ABS|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Luiza Monteiro||W||Armbar||SF||ABS|
|2014||NoGi Worlds||Mackenzie Dern||W||Americana||F||ABS|
|2013||Pan American||Fabiana Borges||W||Americana||4F||ABS|
|2013||Pan American||Mackenzie Dern||W||Clock choke||SF||ABS|
|2013||Pan American||Beatriz Mesquita||W||N/A||F||ABS|
|2013||World Pro.||Beatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 9x0||F||ABS|
|2013||ADCC||Yurika Nakakura||W||Darce choke||4F||O60KG|
|2012||Pan American||M. Dern||W||Clock choke||SF||ABS|
|2012||Pan American||Emely Wetzel||W||Choke||F||O79KG|
|2012||World Pro.||Maria Malyjasiak||W||Pts: 7x0||F||ABS|
|2012||World Pro.||Maria Malyjasiak||W||Points||F||O72KG|
|2012||World Pro.||Beatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 3x2||F||ABS|
|2012||World Champ.||Talita Nogueira||W||Submission||4F||ABS|
|2012||World Champ.||Beatriz Mesquita||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||SF||ABS|
|2012||World Champ.||Luiza Monteiro||W||Americana||F||ABS|
|2011||Pan American||Fabiana Borges||W||Pts: 2x0||F||ABS|
|2011||Pan American||Tammy Griego||W||Pts: 4x2||F||O79KG|
|2011||World Pro.||Penny Thomas||W||Pts: 6x0||F||O72KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Penny Thomas||W||Americana||SF||ABS|
|2011||World Champ.||Emily Wetzel||W||Shoulder Pressure||F||O79KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Bia Mesquita||W||Pts: 2x0||F||ABS|
|2011||ADCC||Hanette Staack||W||Pts: 2x0||F||O60KG|
|2010||World Pro.||Luzia Fernandes||W||Pts: 8x2||F||O63KG|
|2010||World Pro.||Luzia Fernandes||W||Pts: 4x2||F||O72KG|
|2010||WLPJJ||Talita Nogueira||W||Clock choke||F||ABS|
|2010||World Champ.||Katrina Weilbacher||W||Pts: 7x0||F||O79KG|
|2009||Pan American||Ana Cordeiro||L||Points||SF||ABS|
|2009||World Champ.||Lana Stefanac||L||Pts: 16x0||SF||ABS|
|2008||World Champ.||Maria do Carmo||W||Choke||F||O79KG|
9. Gabrielle Garcia’s Top Fights (Video Links)
Seini Draughn (USA) vs Gabi Garcia (Brazil)
Gabi Garcia (Brazil) vs Oxana Gagloeva (Russia)
Gabi Garcia (Brazil) vs Barbara Nepomuceno (Brazil)
Gabi Garcia (Brazil) vs Destanie Yarbrough (USA)
Gabi Garcia (Brazil) vs Yumiko Hotta (Japan)