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Hannette Staack - 8 Times IBJJF World Champion

Hannette Staack - 8 Times IBJJF World Champion

1. Hannette Staack’s Details

Name Hannette Quadros Staack
Nickname “Tin” & “Nette”
Born São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil
Date of Birth 7 February 1979
Nationality Brazilian
College/University N/A
Age 44 Years
Last Fight IBJJF Brasileiro No-Gi 2022
Last Weigh In Middleweight
Weight Class 64 Kg / 141 lbs
Weight 64 Kg / 141 lbs
Height 5’7’’
Career Disclosed Earning Approximately $1 Million to $5 Million
Fighting out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Mount
Rank 5th-Degree BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by Andre Negao Terencio
Head Coach Andre Negao Terencio
Lineage Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie Senior -> Hélio Gracie -> Francisco Mansor -> Carlos Henrique -> Andre Negao Terencio -> Hannette Staack
Team Association Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu

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2. Hannette Staack’s Biography

Hannette Staack is a 5th-Degree BJJ Black Belt under Andre Negao Terencio. She is 3 times Brazilian National Champion and 8 times IBJJF World Champion. She is an IBJJF Hall of Famer and associated with the Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu. Along with her husband and coach, Andre Negao Terencio, Staack instructs BJJ techniques to women.

2.1. Hannette Staack’s Early Life

Hannette Staack was born on 7 February 1979 in the northern area of Brazil, São Luís do Maranhão.

2.2. Brought up in Rio de Janeiro

Though Staack was born in São Luís do Maranhão, she was brought up in Rio de Janeiro. She was only 2 years old when her family moved to Rio de Janeiro.

2.3. Started BJJ Training

Staack started her BJJ training when she was 18. She was an athletic child from the very start. She was good at rock climbing. Her friend introduced her to BJJ. She was told that she has good grips and with such strong grips, she would ace in BJJ.


That is how she learned about BJJ and then started it in 1997.

2.4. Trained under Fernando Cruz

Staack trained under Professor Fernando Cruz. Staack already had really good and strong grips because of rock climbing, that is why her BJJ game is so exceptional. Staack trained not only under Professor Fernando Cruz but also Master Flavio Figueiredo. But Master Flavio only supervised Staack’s training.


In an interview Hannette Staack said:

“Fernando opened the door for me to BJJ, he gave a 50% discount on the first month to train at his school”.

It was hard for Staack to train in BJJ as she was not financially strong. That 50% discount made BJJ learning easy for her and she loved her coach for that particular reason. She also received a full membership after only 1 month of training.

2.5. Andre Negao Terencio - Hannette’s New Coach

When Hannette Staack became a Purple Belt, Professor Fernando Cruz left the academy and said goodbye to his BJJ teaching career. Staack became disheartened as she thought she wouldn't find a good instructor. Luckily Master Flavio Figueiredo introduced her to Andre Negao Terencio, her new coach who later became her husband.

2.6. Inspiration Behind Hannette Staack’s Fabulous Game

In an interview, Staack said that her inspiration behind BJJ is her coach Andre Negao Terencio. When she came to train under Andre, she just became a Purple Belt with not sufficient BJJ knowledge. It was Andre who refined her and made her a World Champion. Staack’s drive and focus made her extremely vigilant toward BJJ.

2.7. Suffered From an Injury

In 2005, Hannette suffered from an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury.  Her meniscus was completely damaged and she had to take a long break from BJJ. At that time Staack sought physical therapy. She was able to practice and compete after 3 months.


The knee injury turned out to be beneficial for Hannette as she had to completely change her BJJ game. She had to learn new ways for the application of BJJ techniques. Her BJJ knowledge was enhanced to a greater degree.

2.8. Left Job For BJJ

Hannette was so passionate and enthusiastic about BJJ, that she even left her job to train full-time. Her passion for BJJ was on another level. She was called crazy for leaving her job as it was difficult for a woman to make a living from BJJ even in Brazil.

2.9. Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu

Hannette Staack along with Andre Negao Terencio and Carlos Henrique, founded Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil. She is a women's BJJ instructor there.

2.10. Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu America

After the success of Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, the trio, later on, branched out in America.

3. Hannette Staack’s Pro BJJ Combats

3.1. Blue and Purple Belts

Hannette Staack received her Blue and Purple Belts from Professor Fernando Cruz.

3.2. IBJJF World Champion

In 2002, Staack won her first World Championship as a Purple Belt and became the IBJJF World Champion. She won the Championship after her 5 consecutive wins. It was the start of Staack’s success as till now she has won every championship in which she has participated.

3.3. Dual World Champion

In 2003, Staack again competed in the IBJJF World Champion and became the Dual World Champion.

3.4. ADCC Double Champion

In 2007, Staack traveled to New Jersey to compete in the ADCC Championship. There she competed in the 67 Kg division and became the ADCC Champion.


In 2009, Hannette Staack again became the ADCC Champion by defeating Penny Thomas. Hannette Staack is one of the 2 women who have earned the title of ADCC Double Champion.

3.5. Hannette Staack Competed Against Kyra Gracie

During the 2007 ADCC Championship, Staack competed in the Absolute Championship and won against Kyra Gracie.

3.6. Inducted In the IBJJF Hall of Fame

After Hannette's successful wins in ADCC, she was inducted into the IBJJF Hall of Fame in 2012.

4. Hannette Staack’s MMA Career

After having a successful BJJ career, Staack wanted to try something new. Before her 42nd birthday, Staack had decided that she would compete in MMA.


“I wanted to do something to challenge myself. Since I already have a few titles in Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi, and the ADCC, I didn’t see much sense in entering more tournaments, except for super fights. I came to Brazil to train with a friend and this possibility was presented to me.”

Staack has been fascinated by martial arts ever since she entered the competitive circle. She likes to try new things that is why when she suffered from a knee injury, she adopted a new style of fighting. She gets kicks by trying new ways for the finishing of the same fighting techniques.

Staack trained under coach Andre Pederneiras for her MMA debut.

“Something that I’ve always wanted to do but women’s MMA wasn’t so popular back then. Life has taken me to a different path of education, building a gym and having students, but after doing a lot of thinking, I saw it was a good challenge.”

“That’s exactly what I want, to challenge myself in a different form, so I thought of doing one MMA fight this year. I need to work on my boxing and kickboxing, so I’ll focus on that. Not that I’m going to change my characteristics, but I’ll train to become more complete as a fighter.”

4.1. Hannette Staack’s MMA Debut

Hannette Staack made her MMA debut by competing against Lorrany Pinheiro and submitting her via Kimura in only 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Staack learned boxing and kickboxing techniques specifically for MMA.

5. Hannette Staack’s Historic Fights

5.1. Hannette Staack Vs. Rosangela Conceicao

Rosangela Conceicao is a Judoka, wrestler, and BJJ practitioner. She is a BJJ Black Belt under Sylvio Behring. Rosangela is a fierce fighter. She interprets her opponent's techniques and then counterattacks with her own. She tried to apply the single-leg takedown but Staack had a strong standing position. At last, Hannette Staack submitted Rosangela via Flying Armbar in just 1 minute and 12 seconds.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2007 ADCC Championship Rosangela Conceicao Win Submission By Flying Armbar Final Absolute Trenton, United States

5.2. Hannette Staack Vs. Fernanda Mazzelli

Fernanda Mazzelli is a 5th-degree BJJ Black Belt under Thiago de Oliveira. She is 3-time IBJJF World Champion. Hannette Staack, being older than Fernanda, had a more broad knowledge of BJJ techniques. Fernanda tried to gain the dominant stance but Hannette took her down by caging Fernanda’s head in her legs. Hannette Staack submitted Fernanda Mazzelli via Hee Hook in 4 minutes and 55 seconds.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2008 IBJJF World Championship Fernanda Mazzelli Win Submission By Heel Hook Final Middleweight Long Beach, California

5.3. Hannette Staack Vs. Ida Hansson

Ida Hansson is a BJJ Black Belt under Leonardo Vieira. The most incredible thing about Staack’s game is that she stays in a standing position for a longer time and then suddenly she captivates her opponent’s head in his legs and goes for the flying armbar. She did the same with Ida and submitted her via Flying Ambar in just 3 minutes and 13 seconds.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2011 IBJJF World Championship Ida Hansson Win Submission By Flying Armbar Final Middleweight Long Beach, California

6. Hannette Staack’s Championships

Year Event Belt Position
2014 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd
2011 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2009 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2008 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2006 IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd
2005 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd
2004 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st
2002 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st

6.1. ADCC World Championship

Year Weight Division Medal
2007 67 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2007 Absolute Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 60 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 60 Kg Silver Silver Medal Icon

6.2. IBJJF World Championship

Year Weight Division Medal
2002 69 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2003 64 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2004 64 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2007 64 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 69 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2009 69 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 69 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon

7. Hannette Staack’s Main Achievements

7.1. Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2014 IBJJF World Championship Absolute 2nd
2013 IBJJF World Championship Absolute 3rd
2006 IBJJF World Championship Absolute 2nd
2004 IBJJF World Championship Absolute 1st
2002 IBJJF World Championship Absolute 1st

7.2. No-Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2011 ADCC World Championship Absolute 2nd
2009 ADCC World Championship Absolute 1st
2007 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Absolute 1st
2007 ADCC World Championship Weight and Absolute 1st

8. Hannette Staack’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2003 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown 1st

9. Hannette Staack’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

13 Matches 6 Wins 7 Losses
By Submissions 2 0
By Points 1 1
By Advantages 0 1
By Decision 0 3
Others 3 2

9.1. Submission W/L Methods

Submission Method 2 Wins 0 Losses
Heel Hook 2 0

10. Hannette Staack’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Stage
2013 World Pro East Coast Trials Dominyka Obelenyte W Technical Win N/A N/A
2014 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Ana Cordeiro L Points Medium Heavyweight F
N/A Luta Casada Old School BJJ Leticia Ribeiro W Heel Hook N/A N/A
2009 IBJJF World Championship Monica Silva W Points Middleweight F
2011 IBJJF World Championship Ida Hansson W Flying Armbar Middleweight F
2008 IBJJF World Championship Fernanda Mazzelli W Heel Hook Middleweight F
2019 IBJJF World Championship Ana Carolina Vieira L Other Middleweight N/A
2019 IBJJF World Championship Melissa Davis W Other Middleweight N/A
2021 IBJJF World Championship N. Souza W Points Lightweight N/A
2009 IBJJF World Championship Monica Silva W Points Middleweight F
2008 IBJJF World Championship N/A W Heel Hook N/A N/A
2011 IBJJF Pan Championship Luanna Alzuguir L Advantage Middleweight F
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship Fernanda Mazzelli W Other Middleweight N/A
2014 IBJJF Pan Championship K. Guimaraes L Other N/A N/A
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Valerie Worthington W Points Medium Heavyweight F
2011 IBJJF Pan Championship Hillary Williams W Triangle Choke Middleweight SF
2022 IBJJF Chicago Spring Open No-Gi Janine Lilian W Points Middleweight F
2022 IBJJF Brasileiro No-Gi Joslea Silva W Points Middleweight F
2021 Fight 2 Win 168 Maria Malyjasiak L Decision N/A N/A
2021 Fight 2 Win 162 Luanna Alzuguir L Decision Middleweight F
2019 Fight 2 Win 129 Jessica Flowers L Decision Middleweight N/A
2007 ADCC World Championship Rosangela Conceicao W Flying Armbar Absolute F
2011 ADCC World Championship Fiona Muxlow W Heel Hook 60 Kg N/A
2011 ADCC World Championship Gabi Garcia L Points 60 Kg N/A

11. Hannette Staack’s MMA Professional Record Breakdown

1 Matches 1 Wins 0 Losses
By Submission 1 0

12. Hannette Staack’s MMA Fight History

Date Event Opponent W/L/D Method Location Time Round
29 Oct, 2022 Shooto Brazil 111 Lorrany Pinheiro W Submission By Kimura Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2:34 N/A

13. Hannette Staack’s Top Fights

Hannette Staack VS Valerie Worthington / Pan Championship 2012

Hannette Staack VS Monica Silva / World Championship 2009

Hannete Staack VS Hillary WIlliams / Pan Championship 2011

Hannette Staack - Rosângela Conceição ADCC absolute finals 2007


Photo Credit: @hannettestaack

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