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Julia Alves – Lightweight BJJ Black Belt

Julia Alves – Lightweight BJJ Black Belt

1. Julia De Jesus Alves Details

Julia De Jesus Alves Details
Name Julia De Jesus Alves
Nickname N/A
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Date of Birth January 24, 2001
Weight Peso Leve (64 kg / 141.5 lbs)
Weight Division Lightweight  
Last weight-in N/A
Height N/A
Fighting Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Julio César Pereira
Last Fight N/A
Favourite Technique Closed Guard 
Lassu Guard
Lineage Luis França - Oswaldo Fadda - Monir Salomão - Julio Cesar Pereira - Julia Alves    
Fighting out of Brazil
Team Association GF Team
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2. Julia De Jesus Alves’s Biography

Alves's birthplace is one of Brazil’s most prominent locations, Rio de Janeiro. She was born on January 24, 2001. Alves is a black belt under Julio Cesar Pereira. She is a professional grappler who represents the GF Team in the international BJJ competitions.

2.1. Early Life

Julia Alves spent most of her childhood years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She didn't have an athletic background. Her family was also least supportive in this regard.  

2.2. Introduction to BJJ

After turning thirteen, Julia Alves became interested in  Jiu-Jitsu as she peered through an academy’s glass-pane, while a class was being trained. That marked the historic moment as she made her career decision.

2.3. First Instructor

When Julia became a member of her very first jiu-jitsu academy, Mike Sousa was her first BJJ instructor. She developed a deeper interest in BJJ after the first session and performed exceptionally well over the years.

2.4. Promotion to Blue Belt

Dedicated and passionate, Julia earned her blue belt within a short time period.

2.5. Promotion to Purple Belt

When Julia started her BJJ training, her instructor Sousa became a GF Team member. Julia had immense learning from the Sousa x GFT coalition by becoming a member of the team’s headquarter group in Meyer, RJ. There she got a chance to train with some of the best athletes in the country and enlist her as one of them. She got a purple belt under the supervision of Julio Cesar Pereira - the head coach of GF Team.

2.6. Promoted to Brown Belt

   Julio Cesar Pereira as her leading supervisor, promoted her to brown belt. Alves was always judged by her sports skills. She fought historic fights as a brown belt.

2.7. Promotion to Black Belt

Pereira also holds the credit of promoting Julia to the black belt level after she won the  2022 IBJJF World Championship.

2.8. Alves’ Dedicated Accomplishments

As a well-known BJJ hero, she showed her spark in martial arts. She kept on submitting top-ranked black belt competitors in the AJP fighting arena in the mixed division. The ADCC Brazilian Trials earned her high praise for demonstrating her grappling prowess. Her professional record is decorated with worth-knowing performances.

“When I did my first trial, I felt like this is what I made to do for a living. While facing each challenge in life, I applied more courage and as the results showed up, I knew I was heading in a good direction.”

3. Julia Alves’s Historic Fights

3.1. Julia Alves vs. Natalia Zumba de Souza

Julia Alves of the GF Team competed against Natalia Zumba of the Alliance Team. Julia applied leg-lock and arm-lock techniques from the bottom while simultaneously pulling her opponent in Lassu guard and then closed guard.

Julia lying at the bottom applied fighting techniques leglocks, and arm locks while using the positions of Lassu guard and closed guard respectively. She kept opponent under her power. She dominated her opponent throughout the match and secured a remarkable victory by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Natalia Zumba Win Points 1x0 Final Lightweight

3.2. Julia Alves vs Larissa Santos

In the 2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami final, Julia Alves faced Larissa Santos in the lightweight black belt division. Julia made fast attacks to dominate and submit her opponent in less than two-minutes. Julia successfully locked the lasso guard and quickly elevated her hips to attempt a triangle. Though Larissa avoided the triangle, she left her arm exposed. This provided Julia the perfect opportunity to secure an armbar submission and win the match.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 ADGS Miami Larissa Santos Win Armbar Final Lightweight

4. Julia Alves’s Main Achievements

4.1. Julia Alves’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight division
2021 Guarapari Pro Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2021 SA Cont. Pro Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2021 Grand Slam RJ Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2021 World Pro Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 ADCC BR2 Trials Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Gramado Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Grand Slam LDN Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Grand Slam AD Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Rio Winter International Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Grand Slam RJ Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 Joao Pessoa Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 World Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 AJPGD LDN Silver Silver Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Rio Fall Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Grand Slam RJ Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 SP BJJ Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Vitoria Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 Vitoria Open Bronze Bronze Medal Icon ABS
2023 ADGS Miami Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2023 EU Cont Pro Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium

4.2. Julia Alves’s Main Achievements Belts 

Year Event  Position Belt
2023 SP BJJ Pro 1st Black
2023 Victoria Open 1st Black
2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami 1st Black

4.3. Julia Alves’s Main Achievements Colored Belts

Year Event Belt Position
2018 IBJJF World Championship Blue 1st
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Blue 1st
2019 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Blue 1st
2019 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Purple 1st
2019 IBJJF Brazilian Team Nationals Purple 1st
2019 AJP Grand Slam RJ Purple 1st
2020 AJP Grand Slam RJ Brown 1st
2021 IBJJF South American Championship Brown 1st
2021 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Brown 1st
2021 AJP South American Pro Brown 2nd
2022 IBJJF World Championship Brown 1st
2022 IBJJF World Championship Brown 3rd

5. Alves’s Professional Record Breakdown

66  Matches 58 Wins 08 Losses
By Points 17 2
By Advantage 2 0
By Submission 36 5
By Decision 3 1
By Penalty 0 0
By DQ 0 0
Draw 00

5.1. Submission Methods W/L

Method 36 Win 05 Loss
Armbar 18 0
Choke from Back 3 1
Triangle Armlock 2 0
Triangle 1 0
Armlock 1 0
Submission 6 0
Toehold 3 0
Knee bar 1 1
Ezekiel 1 0
Violin Armlock 0 1
Choke 0 1
Cross Choke 0 1

6. Julia Alves’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Lauriane Mendes W Pts: 7x0 SA Cont. Pro 62KG SF 2021
Beatriz Mesquita L Pts: 1x0 SA Cont. Pro 62KG F 2021
Ana Brito W Armbar Grand Slam RJ 62KG 8F 2021
Aurea Almeida W Armbar Grand Slam RJ 62KG 4F 2021
Luciane Silva W Choke from back Grand Slam RJ 62KG SF 2021
Natalia Zumba W Pts: 1x0 Grand Slam RJ 62KG F 2021
Gamila Kanew W Armbar World Pro 62KG 4F 2021
Beatriz Mesquita L Cross choke World Pro 62KG SF 2021
Astrid Scholin W Choke from back World Pro 62KG RPC 2021
Maja Povsnar W Pts: 2x1 World Pro 62KG 3RD 2021
Thais Teixeira W Submission Guarapari Pro 62KG SF 2021
Thais Teixeira W Submission Guarapari Pro ABS 4F 2021
Ingridd Alves L Choke from back Guarapari Pro ABS SF 2021
Ershirley Kessy W Submission SA Cont. Pro 62KG R1 2021
Margot Ciccarelli W Pts: 5x4 SA Cont. Pro 62KG 4F 2021
Ingrid Fahning W Kneebar ADCC BR2 Trials 60KG 8F 2022
Ericka Almeida W Toe hold ADCC BR2 Trials 60KG 4F 2022
Gabriela Fechter W Pts: 4x0 ADCC BR2 Trials 60KG SF 2022
Mayssa Bastos L Violin armlock ADCC BR2 Trials 60KG F 2022
Andreia Cerdeira W Submission Gramado Pro 62KG SF 2022
Maria Silva W Triangle armlock Grand Slam RJ 62KG SF 2022
Eduarda MacEna W Pts: 15x0 Joao Pessoa Pro 62KG F 2022
Nayane Dumont W Armbar AJP SA Team 62KG RR 2022
Fernanda Figueira W Pts: 2x0 Grand Slam MIA 62KG 4F 2022
Luiara Rochael W Pts: 3x1 Grand Slam MIA 62KG SF 2022
M. Urdabayeva W Toe hold UAE Nat Pro 62KG RR 2022
Gabriela Pereira W Referee Decision UAE Nat Pro 62KG RR 2022
Aneta Pokorna W Armbar Asia Pro 62KG RR 2022
Gabriela Pereira W Armbar Asia Pro 62KG RR 2022
Brigida F. W Pts: 1x0 World Pro 62KG 4F 2022
Maja Povsnar W Referee Decision World Pro 62KG SF 2022
Emily Fernandez W Pts: 4x0 World Pro 62KG F 2022
Ludmila Fiori W Submission Gramado Pro 62KG F 2022
Monika Markow W Armbar Grand Slam LDN 62KG R1 2022
Violeta Angelova W Armbar Grand Slam LDN 62KG 4F 2022
Priscilla Assuncao W Pts: 1x0 Grand Slam LDN 62KG SF 2022
Nathalie Ribeiro W Pts: 2x2 Grand Slam LDN 62KG F 2022
Yara Kakish W Triangle Grand Slam AD 62KG 4F 2022
Violeta Angelova W Pts: 5x0 Grand Slam AD 62KG SF 2022
Brigida F. W Referee Decision Grand Slam AD 62KG F 2022
Renato Davilla W Pts: 0x0, Adv Rio WO 64KG SF 2022
Thayana Bandeira W Armbar Rio WO ABS 4F 2022
Jessica Caroline W Pts: 2x2, Adv Rio WO ABS SF 2022
Nayane Dumont W Triangle armlock Grand Slam RJ 62KG 4F 2022
Eliamar Guimaraes W Submission AJPGD LDN 62KG 4F 2023
Astrid Scholin W Pts: 1x0 AJPGD LDN 62KG SF 2023
Maria Claudia L Kneebar AJPGD LDN 62KG F 2023
Maynne Correa W Armbar Rio Fall Open 64KG SF 2023
Haya Jahoori W Armbar Presidents Cup NA R1 2023
Violeta Angelova W Toe hold ADGS ABD 62KG SF 2023
Maria Claudia W Pts: 6x4 World Champ. 64KG 8F 2023
Ffion Davies L Pts: 2x0 World Champ. 64KG 4F 2023
Izabella Santos W Armbar Grand Slam RJ 62KG 4F 2023
Vitoria Vieira L Referee Decision Grand Slam RJ 62KG SF 2023
Juliana Teixeira W Armbar Grand Slam RJ 62KG RPC 2023
Beatriz Mendonca W Pts: 13x0 Grand Slam RJ 62KG 3RD 2023
Juliana Renzi W Armbar SP BJJ Pro 64KG 4F 2023
Jaine Fragoso W Ezekiel SP BJJ Pro 64KG SF 2023
Stephanie Torres W Pts: 4x0 SP BJJ Pro 64KG F 2023
Caroline Balloqui W Choke from back NA Cont. Pro 62KG RR 2023
Gursharn Gill W Armbar NA Cont. Pro 62KG RR 2023
Maria Luiza W Armlock Vitoria Open 64KG F 2023
Eduarda Gonzaga W Armbar Vitoria Open ABS 4F 2023
Gabrieli Pessanha L Choke Vitoria Open ABS SF 2023
Jaine Fragoso W Armbar ADGS Miami 62KG 4F 2023
Larissa Martins W Armbar ADGS Miami 62KG F 2023

7. Top Fight Links

Julia Alves is making her way to success, and her most historic moments are captured in the visuals  provided below. Explore her best moves and techniques that she used to  win historic fights.

Julia Alves x Natalia Zumba de Souza - Final Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro 2021

Julia Alves x Ivhalaynie Meira Final Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro 2020

Júlia Alves vs Maria Luiza / Vitória Open 2023

Júlia Alves vs Stephanie Torres / São Paulo BJJ Pro 2023

Julia Alves vs Maja Povsnar- Bronze match 62kg Abu dhabi World Professional Jiu Jitsu 2021

Photo Credit: @juliaalvesbjj

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