Larissa Dias - BJJ Black Belt World Champion

Larissa Dias - BJJ Black Belt World Champion

1. Larissa Dias Details

Larissa Dias Details
Name Larissa Dias de Almeida
Nickname N/A
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age 24 Years
Date of Birth September 03, 1998
Weight 79.30 kg (175.0 lbs)
Weight Division Peso Pesado (79.30 kg / 175.0 lbs)
Height N/A
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
College University N/A
Rank Black Belt
Head Coach Vinicius Marinho
Last Fight 2022 Grand Slam MIA
Last Weigh in 95kg
Favorite Technique Closed Guard
Lineage Luis França -> Oswaldo Fadda -> Monir Salomão -> Júlio César Pereira -> Vinicius Marinho -> Larissa Dias
Team Association MJN Jiu-Jitsu
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2. Larissa Dias Biography

Larissa Dias is a Brazilian Black Belt under Vinicius Marinho. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 3rd September 1998. She won various major IBJJF tournaments and earned a name in the list of top-ranking athletes. She is two times World Champion and once Pans Champion. 

2.1. Early Inclinations Towards Jiu-Jitsu

Larissa Dias was not very fond of sports in her childhood. Her teenage lifestyle did not involve any physical activity like outdoor sports. This sedentary way of living made her over-weighted. To lose her fat, she wanted to join a Jiu-Jitsu gym.

At the age of 17, she joined GF Team Academy near her house. She started her BJJ training under coach Vinicius Marinho. Later, Jiu-Jitsu became Larissa’s passion.   

2.2. First Appearance at CBJJ Brazilian National

Larissa wanted to test her skills in a big tournament. She took part in the IBJJF South American Championship and IBJJF Brazilian Nationals in 2017. She won both championships in the Blue Belt division. This victory motivated Larissa and she wanted to pursue BJJ professionally  

2.3. Dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu

Larissa continuously started making victories in her colored belt division. In 2018, she appeared in the World Championship as a Blue Belt and concluded as a runner-up. Another achievement of Larissa is that she became the Brazilian National Champion once again in 2019 as a Purple Belt. These victories stimulated her to work hard and become more persistent and dedicated.    

2.4. Started Nutrition Studies

Larissa was so devoted to BJJ. She did not showcase her dedication just on the mat but also showed her devotion off the mat. In her school, she started studying nutrition to schedule her diet.

As we know BJJ athletes are very conscious about their diet. Larissa started studying nutrition to ensure a tremendous and elongated BJJ career. 

2.5. Worked with Other Coaches

Larissa’s coach motivated her to also work with some other coaches. Vinicius relocated to Qatar and Larissa availed this opportunity. In the absence of Vinicius, Larissa worked with the Dream Arts group which is a social project offered by Isaque Behinese.

She was promoted to Brown Belt in this academy. Later she joined Melqui Galvao’s squad. She learned a lot from both coaches. During her training with Isaque Bahiense and Melqui Galvao, Larissa always kept in contact with Vinicius Marinho and had a strong bond with him.     

2.6. Larissa’s BJJ Pro Combats

Defeated Black Belts as Brown Belt

Larissa Dias made history in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP) tournaments. Larissa appeared in three tournaments organized by AJP as a Brown Belt and defeated Black Belts.

In the AJP Grand Slam and AJP World Pro Brazilian Qualifiers, she won a gold medal against Black Belts. In AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro she ended up as Bronze Winner. 

Promoted to Black Belt

Larissa Dias worked with many coaches. But she was promoted to Black Belt by her first coach with which she spent most of her BJJ career, Vinicius Marinho. She received her Black Belt on 24 November 2021.

Two-Times World Champion

Larissa Dias showcased her elevated skills in the World Championship thrice. She was World Champion in 2019 as a Purple Belt and in 2022 as a Black Belt. In 2018, she achieved the second position in the IBJJF World Championship.

Top Ranking Athlete

Larissa Dias is one of the top-ranking athletes according to IBJJF rankings. She stood 6th in IBJJF ranking with 602.0 points. 

Championship Ranking Category Points
IBJJF 6th Adults 602.0
Adult Grand Slam 20th Adults 201.0

3. Larissa Dias Historic Fights

3.1. Larissa Dias Vs. Rafaela Guedes

Larissa Dias faced Rafaela Guedes in the final of the IBJJF World Championship 2022. Larissa started the match by pulling guard. She strongly applied full guard and tried to lock Guedes’s shoulder. After a few minutes, Larissa started climbing to the back of Guedes while forcing Guedes into the turtle position.

To escape her back from Larissa’s grip, Guedes stood up with Larissa on her back. But Larissa did not lose her grip on Guedes’s back till the end of the fight. At the end of the fight, Larissa Dias won the fight with an advantage.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World Championship Rafael Guedes Win Advantage Final Heavy

3.2. Larissa Dias Vs. Bridget Mceliece

Larissa Dias fought with Bridget Mceliece in the final of the New Orleans Open 2022. She started the match by taking Bridget to the ground. Larissa took her back and mounted her. Larissa scored four points for the back mount. Larissa scored 3 points twice by guard passing.

Larissa overcame Bridget completely and did not let her escape. After a few minutes, Bridget succeeded to take the top position but Larissa countered by applying full guard. Bridget tried to escape from full guard. In her struggle to escape, Larissa took her down and scored two points.

In the complete match, Bridget tried to escape but Larissa did not give her any chance to escape and continued to score more points. In the complete match, Bridget took top position twice but Larissa showcased her fantastic abilities and managed to take her down again. At the end of the match, Larissa won the match by a staggering lead of 29x0 points.  

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 New Orleans Open Bridget Mceliece Win Pts: 29x0 Final Open Class

3.3. Larissa Dias Vs. Luiara Rochael

Larissa Dias faced Luiara Rochael in the Orlando Summer Open 2022. Both fighters started the match in a sitting position, Larissa holding both sleeves of Luiara’s Gi. After a few minutes, Larissa tried to apply a pulling guard which was stopped by Luiara using her right leg and arm.

Larissa took the top position and tried to overcome Luiara but Luiara did not let her down. Larissa mounted her, took side control, and again took the top position. She submitted Luiara with Armbar.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Orlando Summer Open Luiara Rochael Win Armbar Final Open Class

4. Larissa Dias's Main Achievements

4.1. Larissa’s Main Achievements in International Tournaments

Year Event Weight Division
2017 IBJJF South American Championship Medium-Heavyweight
2017 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals N/A
2019 IBJJF World Championships Medium-Heavyweight
2019 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals N/A
2021 IBJJF Pan Championships Medium-Heavyweight
2021 AJP World Pro BRA Qualifier 70kg
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJN 70kg
2022 IBJJF World Championship 79kg
2022 IBJJF American Nationals 79kg

4.2. Larissa’s Colored Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2017 IBJJF South American Championship Blue Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Blue Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championships Blue Belt 2nd
2019 IBJJF World Championships Purple Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Purple Belt 1st
2021 IBJJF Pan Championships Brown Belt 1st
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Brown + Black 1st
2021 AJP World Pro Brazilian Qualifiers Brown + Black 1st
2021 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown + Black 3rd

4.3. Larissa’s Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Position
2021 AJP World Pro BRA Qualifier Black Belt 1st
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJN Black Belt 1st
2021 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Black Belt 3rd
2022 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 1st
2022 IBJJF American Nationals Black Belt 1st
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 3rd

5. Larissa Dias Professional Record Breakdown

33 Matches 28 Wins 5 Loses
By Submission 14 1
By Points 12 3
By Advantages 1 1
By Decision 0 0
By Penalties 0 0
By DQ 1 0

5.1 Submission Methods Breakdown

Method 14 Wins 1 Loses
Choke From Back 3 0
Submission 2 0
Triangle 2 0
Toe Hold 1 0
Armbar 3 0
RNC 2 0
Kimura 1 0
Kneebar 0 1

6. Larissa Dias Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight
2021 Grand Slam RJ Maria Cabral W Pts: 17x0 70KG
2021 Grand Slam RJ Welma Moreira W Pts: 6x2 70KG
2021 Grand Slam RJ Ingridd Alves W Pts: 2x2 70KG
2021 BRA Qualifiers Rafaela Bertolot W Pts: 5x0 70KG
2021 BRA Qualifiers Izadora Cristina W Pts: 1x0 70KG
2021 BRA Qualifiers Thalyta Silva W Pts: 2x0 70KG
2021 World Pro B. Battsogt W Pts: 4x0 70KG
2021 World Pro Ingridd Alves L Pts: 1x0 70KG
2021 World Pro Gabriella Ripepi W Submission 70KG
2021 World Pro B. Battsogt W RNC 70KG
2021 Balneario Open Maissa Gurgel W Kimura 79KG
2021 Balneario Open Maissa Gurgel W Choke from back 79KG
2021 World Champ. Maria Malyjasiak L Kneebar 79KG
2022 N. Orleans Open Bridget Mceliece W Submission ABS
2022 N. Orleans Open Bridget Mceliece W Pts: 29x0 ABS
2022 Dallas Open Melissa Cueto W Pts: 7x0 79KG
2022 Dallas Open Thamires Monteiro W DQ ABS
2022 Dallas Open Vedha Toscano W N/A ABS
2022 Charleston Open Taylor Katherine W Toe hold ABS
2022 Charleston Open Suellen Lima L Points ABS
2022 Pan American Tara White W Armbar 79KG
2022 Pan American Melissa Cueto L Pts: 4x4, Adv 79KG
2022 Atlanta SPO Julia Ramsden W Triangle ABS
2022 Atlanta SPO Vannessa Griffin W RNC ABS
2022 Houston Open Juliana Gassaway W Choke from back ABS
2022 Houston Open Amanda Monteiro W Armbar ABS
2022 Houston Open Fernanda Cristo W Choke from back ABS
2022 World Champ. Fernanda Mazzelli W Pts: 2x0 79KG
2022 World Champ. Rafaela Guedes W Pts: 0x0, Adv 79KG
2022 American Nat. Jessica Guedry W Triangle O79KG
2022 American Nat. Mayara Custodio W Pts: 10x0 O79KG
2022 Orlando SMO Luiara Maciel W Armbar ABS
2022 Grand Slam MIA Giovanna Jara L Pts: 2x0 95KG

7. Larissa Dias’s Top Fights Links

Larissa Dias v Rafaela Guedes / World Championship 2022

Larissa Dias v Bridget Mceliece / New Orleans Open 2022

Larissa Dias v Melissa Stricker / Dallas Open 2022

Larissa Dias v Luiara Rochael / Orlando Summer Open 2022

Photo Credit: @larissadiasjj

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