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Gabrielle McComb Lima - BJJ Black Belt World Champion

Gabrielle McComb Lima - BJJ Black Belt World Champion

1. Gabrielle McComb’s Details

Name Gabrielle McComb Lima
Nickname N/A
Born Manaus, Brazil
Date of Birth October 03, 1997
Weight Division Featherweight
64Kg/ 141.5lbs
Age 26 years
Last Weight-in N/A
Height N/A
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Position Good Overall Game
Head Coach Leticia Ribeiro & Fabrício “Morango” Camões.
University N/A
Lineage 1

Lineage 2
Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Vinicius Aieta > Letícia Ribeiro > Gabi McComb
Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Fabrício Camões > Gabi McComb
Fighting out of N/A
Team Association Gracie Humaitá

2. Gabrielle McComb’s Biography

Gabrielle McComb Lima is an energetic submission grappler from Brazil. She is a black belt in BJJ under her coaches, Letícia Ribeiro and Fabrício Camões. McComb is one of the preeminent fighters, representing the female team of Gracie Humaita. She has competed in both Gi and NoGi tournaments. So far in her BJJ career, McComb has achieved high-ranked titles by winning IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Gi and NoGi and Pan American Gi and NoGi championships multiple times, justifying her excellent Jiu-Jitsu skills.

2.1. Gabrielle McComb’s Early Life

On 3rd October 1997, Gabrielle McComb Lima was born in Manaus, Brazil. At the age of eight, McComb's interest in BJJ developed as she watched her elder sister, Andrea McComb, practice Jiu-Jitsu under her coach, Alberto Valle. She then joined the training immediately and was trained by her sister. McComb fought at local and national tournaments until she was 15, preparing for international Jiu-Jitsu competitions.


During one of her local grappling tournaments, she met Paulo Gabriel Martins, a passionate Jiu-Jitsu, and later, they became lovers and got married, together representing the Gracie Humaita Team.

2.2. Gabrielle McComb’s BJJ Journey

Gabrielle McComb was promoted to a blue belt as a teenager. At Blue Belt, she won many juvenile world championships, building her level in the BJJ world. This success increases her desire to become a top-class fighter. She doubled her training and finally got promoted to a purple belt by her sister Andrea. As a purple belt, she won a gold medal in IBJJF South American Championship in 2015. In 2016, she won a double gold medal in the CBJJ Brazilian Nationals, IBJJF World, and IBJJF Pans Championships, competing with top female grapplers. After winning multiple matches, McComb and her partner Paulo Gabriel moved to the US. They started training at the Gracie Humaita South Bay Academy under coach Leticia Ribeiro and her husband, Fabrício Morango.


In 2017, she got promoted to brown belt, securing gold again in the IBJJF World No-Gi and Pans American Championships. After one year 2018, her coaches promoted her to black belt. Since she got promoted, she has won gold and silver medals in the top BJJ tournaments. In 2021, she left Gracie Humaita and started training at ATOS Academy under Andre Galvao.

2.3. Gabrielle McComb’s Top Achievements in BJJ

Gabrielle McComb has become the best BJJ black belt featherweight world champion. She is a multiple-time winner of IBJJF World Gi and NoGi, Pans American Gi and No Gi Championships, IBJJ American Nationals, CBJJ Brazilian Nationals, and UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA, in both featherweight and absolute divisions. In 2023, she won a gold and silver medal in the World No-Gi Championship Open class.

2.4. Gabrielle McComb’s Professional Record

BJJ athlete, submission grappler, and IBJJF World’s gold medalist Gabrielle McComb is the world’s top-class grappler with a professional record of 23 wins and 9 losses since the beginning of her career as a black belt BJJ.

2.5. Gabrielle McComb’s Future Goals

World’s Gi and No-Gi BJJ champion McComb recently shared her plans for her martial arts career. She said:

“My whole life belongs to Jiu-Jitsu; I now teach and compete in BJJ and will do that for the rest of my life. I plan to own a gym and also join MMA. I won’t be competing in Gi competitions; instead, I focus on MMA or No-Gi competitions in the coming year”.

3. Gabrielle McComb’s Historic Fights

3.1. Gabrielle McComb vs Ffion Davies

In the 2023 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship, a tremendous match occurred between Gabrielle McComb and Ffion Davies. It was the tournament's final match; both fighters fought aggressively using headlock positions. McComb tried for submission by Kimura, but Davies made a comeback, choking her opponent from behind, winning the match by RNC, and was awarded a gold medal.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 IBJJF No-Gi World Championship Ffion Davies L RNC N/A Absolute

3.2. Gabrielle McComb vs Patrícia Magalhães

In the 2021 Pan American No-Gi Championship, during the finals in the featherweight division, Gabrielle McComb took down her opponent Patricia Magalhaes, within ten minutes performing a side head and arm triangle technique.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Pan American No-Gi Championship Patrícia Magalhães W Other N/A Featherweight

3.3. Gabrielle McCom vs Taylor Baigi

In the 2021 Pan American Championship semi-finals, Gabrielle McComb had a thrilling fight with her opponent, Taylor Biagi. Baigi attacked her with a double armlock followed by a closed guard, but McComb managed to free herself, choked her opponent, and used the armlock technique to win the match. She won a silver medal in the tournament.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Pan American Championship Taylor Baigi W Armlock N/A Featherweight

4. Gabrielle McComb’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/ Position Weight/ Division
2018 IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi BronzeBronze Medal Icon Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi GoldGold Medal Icon Middleweight
2019 IBJJF World Championship BronzeBronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2020 IBJJF Pans Championship GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 IBJJF World Champion GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship SilverSilver Medal Icon Featherweight
2021 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi SilverSilver Medal Icon Featherweight
2023 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi GoldGold Medal Icon Featherweight

4.1. Gabrielle McComb’s Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2018 IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi Black 3rd place
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA Black 1st place
2019 IBJJF Pans Championship Black 1st place
2019 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black 3rd place
2019 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd place
2020 IBJJF Pans Championship Black 1st place
2020 Submission On The Shore Black 1st place
2020 IBJJF American Nationals Black 1st place
2020 IBJJF LA BJJ Pro Black 1st place
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st place
2021 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black 2nd place
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Black 2nd place
2023 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black 1st place

4.2. Gabrielle McComb’s Main Achievements (Colored Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2013 IBJJF Juvenile World Championship Blue 3rd place
2013 CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals Blue 2nd place
2014 IBJJF World Championship Blue 1st place
2014 CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals Blue 1st place
2014 IBJJF World Championship Blue 2nd place
2015 IBJJF Pans Championship Blue 1st place
2015 IBJJF Pans Championship Blue 2nd place
2015 IBJJF South American Championship Purple 1st place
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple 1st place
2016 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st place
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Purple 1st place
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Purple 1st place
2016 IBJJF American Nationals Purple 1st place
2016 UAEJJF Grand Slam LA Purple 1st place
2016 IBJJF Pans Championship Purple 2nd place
2017 IBJJF World ChampionshipNo-Gi Brown 1st place
2017 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown 1st place
2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam LA Brown 2nd place
2017 EBI Flyweight Tournament Brown 2nd place

5. Gabrielle McComb’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

32 matches 23 wins 9 losses
By points 2 2
By advantages 2 1
By submission 2 2
By decision 1 1
By split decision 2 0
By other 14 3

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods Wins Losses
Armbar 1 0
Straight ankle lock 0 1
Choke 1 0
Guillotine choke 0 1

6. Gabrielle McComb’s BJJ Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Year
Nicole Sullivan W Points Abu Dhabi GrandSlam LA 62KG 2018
Bianca Basilio W Advantages Abu Dhabi GrandSlam LA 62KG 2018
Alessandra Vieira L Points BB CBD Invitational - 2018
Liz Carmouche W Split Decision Fight 2 Win 295 63KG 2018
Elizabeth Exell W Other IBJJF Orange Country Open Lightweight 2019
Elizabeth Exell W Other IBJJF Orange Country Open Lightweight 2019
Nathalie Ribeiro W Other IBJJF Orange Country Open Absolute Division 2019
Nathalie Ribeiro W Other IBJJF Orange Country Open Absolute Division 2019
Nicole Sullivan W Other Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Lightweight 2019
Bianca Basilio W Other Pan IBJJFJiu-Jitsu Lightweight 2019
Amanda Alequin W Other Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Lightweight 2019
Isadora Silva L Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Absolute Division 2019
Nicole Sullivan W Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Lightweight 2019
Charlotte Von Baumgarten L Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Lightweight 2019
Amanda Alequin W Split Decision Fight 2 Win 126 140lbs 2019
April Parks W Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Middleweight 2019
Amanda Loewen W Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Absolute Division 2019
Jacqueline Amorim L Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Middleweight 2019
Kendall Reusing L Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Absolute Division 2019
Nicole Sullivan W Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Absolute Division 2019
Taylor Biagi W Armbar Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Featherweight 2020
Luiza Montiero L Points Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Absolute Division 2020
Amanda Alequin W Advantage Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Featherweight 2020
Talita Nogueira W Points Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Absolute Division 2020
Rafaela Guedes L Advantage Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF No-Gi Absolute Division 2020
Talita Alencar L Decision Fight 2 Win 162 - 2021
Alex My Nguyen W Other Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Featherweight 2021
Patricia Machado W Other Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Featherweight 2021
Karen Antunes W Decision Fight 2 Win 179 - 2021
Maria Oliveira W Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Featherweight 2021
Gabriela Fechter W Other World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Featherweight 2021
Janaina Lebre L Straight ankle lock World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Lightweight 2022
Ffion Davis L RNC IBJJF No-Gi World Championship Absolute 2023

7. Gabrielle McComb’s Top Fights

Melissa Stricker vs Gabrielle McComb / San Diego Summer Open 2023

Bianca Basilio v Gabrielle McComb / Pan Championship 2021

Elisabeth Clay v Gabrielle McComb / World NoGi 2021

Rafaela Guedes VS Gabrielle McComb / Pan NoGi Championship 2020


Photo credit: @gabriellemccombbjj

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