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Luiza Monteiro - The Unstoppable Heavyweight Fighter

Luiza Monteiro - The Unstoppable Heavyweight Fighter

1. Luiza Monteiro Details

Luiza Monteiro Details
Name  Luiza Monteiro Moura Da Costa
Nick name N/A
Date of Birth November 23, 1988
Age 34 years old
Height 5 feet, 7 inches  (175cm)
Weight  170 lbs to 14lbs(70kg)
Born Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Last fight 12 December 2021 at IBJJF
Weight Division Middleweight
Career Disclosed Earning Approximately $1-5 Million
Fought out of Brazil
College/university N/A
Foundation Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Rank 2nd Degree Black Belt
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Carlson Gracie -> Élcio Figueiredo -> Rodrigo Cavaca -> Luiza Monteiro
Team Association Local Atos Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Position/ Technique Balão Sweep
Occupation BJJ Instructor
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2. Biography of Luiza Monteiro

2.1. Who is Luiza Monteiro?

Luiza Monteiro is a BJJ Black Belt whose success and achievements started with the PSLPB. Monteiro became famous after her black belt winning streak in 2010. She established herself as the top athlete in BJJ and won several titles in different weight classes.

2.2 Early life and BJJ Career

Early life and BJJ Career

Luiza was born on 23 November 1988, in Salvador, a famous city in Brazil. She spent her early childhood in Niteroi, a state of Rio de Janeiro. Luiza started Thai boxing training when she was twelve years old. In her early teens, Monteiro tried her hand at BJJ after the suggestion of some classmates. Soon after that, she fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu and decided to enroll in a professional BJJ gym. She practiced jiu-jitsu under the supervision of Junior Duarte, a great BJJ fighter and coach. Later, Junior Duarte awarded her the Blue Belt.

Luiza Monteiro was following multiple training principles with Thai boxing. She got training from several coaches including Fabricio Bicudo, Mederios, Lucas Leite, Leo Viera, and Rodrigo Cava but the most prominent of them was “Brasa”.

2.3 Journey To Black Belt

She was awarded a black belt in December 2010, when she secured multiple brown belts wins in events like World Championship and Pan American Championship. 

2.4. Luiza joined the PSLPB

Luiza joined the PSLPB

In 2010, Luiza Monteiro participated in the PSLPB team. This experience contributed a lot to her BJJ skills and techniques and helped her to win several gold medals.

2.5. Luiza Training with BJJ Academy in New York City

She had hand-in gloves with the best BJJ Academy in New York in 2014. Luiza Monteiro was offered membership in the Coach's roster. Luiza joined and provided coaching for approximately four months but chose to return because she wanted to train by the side of her coach,  Mentor Ciero. Her training with these academies proved beneficial when she participated in the Brasileiro Nationals as well as the 20th World Championship.

2.6. Moved to San Diego

Liza decided to migrate to California, in 2018, and then joined local Atos, a very famous academy, led by Angelica Galvao and her husband Andre.

3. Luiza Monteiro Historic Fights

Luiza Monteiro Vs Claudia Doval / European Championship 2019

Luiza had a nail-biting fight with Claudia Doval, she was a BJJ Black Belt and also had a judo background. In the initial moments, Luiza tried the triangle leg attack but Cloudia managed to survive. Luiza applied the pressure via her foot on her bicep, but Cloudia managed to escape the position. Luiza tried to regain the advantageous position but Claudia gave her a tough time. Luiza also attempted the neck triangle but Claudia managed to defend. Finally, Luiza secured more points which were 6 against 1, which resulted in Luiza's victory.

Opponent Event Result Weight Method Time
Claudia Doval European Championship 2019 Win Heavyweight Final Points 11:48

Luiza Monteiro Vs Andressa Cintra/ Pan Championship 2021


It was a great fight between Andressa Cintra and Luiza. At the start of the bout, Luiza tried to apply the rear naked choke but Cintra escaped. Secondly, they were stuck in a half-guard position for a few moments. Luiza struggled to open the leg lock and managed to free herself and soon after that she passed the guard and secured 3 points for that.

Luiza had strong side control and left no chance for Andressa Citra to free herself. Until this time, Luiza had secured 7 points. The fight ended with Luiza's victory, she had won the fight by 7 points.

Opponent Event Result Weight Method Time
Andressa Cintra Pan Championship 2021 Win Heavyweight Final Points 11:08

Luiza Monteiro Vs Monique Elias/ Pan Championship 2019


It was a challenging match between Luiza and Monique Elias in the medium heavyweight category of Pan Championship. Luiza proved herself one of the best grapplers in the fight. At the start of the bout, Monique applied a collar grip, very painful and inescapable for her opponent. Secondly, the match had a turning point when Monique tried a foot lock and a great 50/50 guard. In the final moments, both fighters were struggling for a leg attack but Luiza won the match via 2 points.

Opponent Event Result Weight Method Time
Monique Elias Pan Championship 2019 Win Heavyweight Final Points 10:10

4. Medals/Records (BJJ)

Medals/Records (BJJ)

4.1. World Championship

Year Medals
2015 Gold
2017 Gold

4.2. Pan American Championship

Year Medals
2011 Gold
2013 Gold
2014 Gold
2016 Gold
2018 Gold
2019 Gold

4.3. European Championship

Year Medals
2016 Gold
2019 Gold

4.4. Brazilian National Championship    

Year Medals
2011 Gold
2011 Gold
2012 Gold
2013 Gold
2015 Gold
2016 Gold

4.5. World No-Gi Championship

Year Medals
2010 Gold
2012 Gold
2013 Gold
2014 Gold

4.6. Pan American No-Gi Championship

Year Medals
2014 Gold

4.7 Brazilian National No-Gi Championship    

Year Medals
2010 Gold
2011 Gold

5.  Luiza Monteiro Achievements by weight Class

5.1. World Championship

Year Weight Class
2015 69kg
2017 64 kg

5.2. Pan-American Championship

Year Weight Class
2011 74 kg
2013 58kg
2014 64 kg
2016 64kg
2018 Absolute
2019 74 kg

5.3. European Championship

Year Weight Class
2016 69 kg
2019 74 kg

5.4. Brazilian National championship

Year Weight Class
2011 69 kg
2011 Absolute
2012 64 kg
2013 64 kg
2015 64 kg
2016 69 kg

5.5. World No-Gi Championship

Year Weight Class
2010 71.5 kg
2012 66.5 kg
2013 71.5 kg
2014 66.5 kg

5.6. Pan American No-Gi Championship

Year Weight Class
2014 66.5 kg

5.7. Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Championship

Year Weight class
2010 61.5 kg
2011 Absolute

6.  Main Achievements (Black Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2015, 2017 IBJJF world Championship Black 1st place
2012, 2013, 2014 IBJJF World Championship Black 1st Place
2011, 2013, 2014, 2016,
2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
IBJJF Pan American Black 1st Place
2014 IBJJF Pan American Black 1st place
2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 IBJJFBrazilian National black 1st place
2019 IBJJF European Open Black 1st place
2014 IBJJF NY pro-Championship Black 1st place
2019 UAEJJF Queen Of Mats Black 1st place
2015 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Black 2nd Place
2011, 2012, 2014, 2018,
2019, 2021
IBJJF World Championship Black 2nd Place
2019 IBJJF European Open Black 2nd place
2020 3CG Kumite 7 Grand Prix Black 2nd place
2014, 2012 IBJJF World Championship Black 3rd Place
2012, 2013, 2014 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black 3rd place
2011, 2012, 2013 IBJJF Pan Championship Black 3rd Place
2013 IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Black 3rd place

7.  Luiza Monteiro Main Achievements as a colored belt

Year Event Belt Place
2010 IBJJF Pan American Championship Brown 2nd Place
2010 IBJJF World Championship Brown 3rd Place

8.  Luiza Monteiro Grappling Record

75 Matches 50 wins 25 Losses
Submission 18 9
Others 18 3
Points 9 4
By Decision 2 4
Advantage 2 4
By DQ 1 0
Split Decision 0 1

9. Submission Technique Record

Submission Methods 18 Wins 9 Losses
Toehold 3 0
Armbar 5 0
Knee Bar 2 1
Choke 2 2
Choke From the Back 1 0
Calf Slicer 1 0
Outside Heel Hook 1 0
Triangle Choke 1 0
Armlock 2 0
Straight Ankle Lock 0 2
Triangle Armbar 0 1
Cross Choke 0 1
Heel Hook 0 1
Double Collar Choke 0 1

10. Luiza BJJ Match History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Ribeiro W Other Lightweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Menezes W Decision Lightweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Mesquita L Other Lightweight
2021 Flo Grapling WNO: The Return of Gordon Ryan B. Mesquita L Decision Lightweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship C. North W Points Middleweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Cintra W Points Middleweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Y. Kaneko W Points Middleweight
2021 Fight to Win 168 V. Toscano W Knee Bar N/A
2020 Fight to win 165 J. Flowers W  Toehold Middleweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship K. Reusing W Toehold Absolute Division
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Almeida W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Lima W Points Lightweight
2020 WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus N. Ribeiro L Split Decision 135lbs
2020 Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE VII A. Vieira L Decision 160lbs
2020 Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE VII N. Jesus W Knee Bar 160lbs
2020 Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE VII J. Swanson W Calf Slicer 160lb
2020 Fight to Win 149 J.Swanson W Calf Slicer 160lb
2020 Fight to Win J. Bishop W Choke 160lb
2020 Sub Starts M. Grindatti W Outside Heel Hook N/A
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro H. Douglass W Other 62 kg
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro H. Douglass W Other 62 kg
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro A. Basilio L Other 62 kg
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro I. Seki W Other 62 kg
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro M. Oliveira W Points 62 kg
2019 Fight 2 Win 126 J. Maia W Decision 140lbs
2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Vieira L Other Absolute Division
2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship K. Mikkelson W Other Absolute Division
2019 world Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Cueto W Other Medium Heavyweight
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro A. Cintra        L Other Medium Heavyweight
2019 Fight 2 Win 107 A. Vieira L Decision 145 lbs
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro M. Elias W Other Medium Heavyweight
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Malyjasiak W Other Absolute division
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro M. Malyjasiak W Other Medium Heavyweight
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro G. Garcia L Other Absolute Division
2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro N. Jesus L Other Absolute Division
2019 European Jiu-Jitsu C. Val W Other Absolute Division
2019 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Flowers W Other Absolute Division
2019 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Davies W Other Absolute Division
2018 Queen of Mats A. Rodrigues W points Light Featherweight
2018 World IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship A. Mesquita L Advantage Lightweight
2018 Abu Dhabi World Pro Brazil Qualifier B. Basilio L Straight Ankle Lock 62 kgs
2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Mesquita W DQ Lightweight
2017 IBJJF Floripa Fall Open L. Mendes W Other Lightweight
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam London C. Rossier W Other 62 kgs
2017 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Mesquita L Advantage Lightweight
2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Elias L Decision Middleweight
2016 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship B. Gomes W Other Middleweight
2015 Five Super League K. Antunes L Triangle ArmBar  
2015 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M.  Dem L Points Absolute Division
2015 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship M. Elias L Decision Ultra Heavyweight
2015 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship C. Yukari W Other Lightweight
2015 IBJJF New York Spring Open M. Nevill W Other Middleweight
2014 IBJJF New York Spring Open N. Easton W Armbar Absolute Division
2014 NY BJJ Pro N. Amaral W Armbar Absolute Division
2014 Pan No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Champions M. Nevill W Other Middleweight
2014 Pan No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Championships M. Nevill W Other Absolute Division
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Elias L Points Middleweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Cordeiro L Choke Absolute Division
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship T. Alencar W Triangle Choke Lightweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Rodrigues W Points Lightweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Amjahid W Armlock Lightweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Easton W Toehold Featherweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Easton W Toehold Featherweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Dittrich W Points Middleweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Basilio W Choke Lightweight
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Gracia L Points Absolute Division
2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship G. Gracia L Points Absolute Division
2013 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship R. Demara W Armbar Medium Heavyweight
2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship M. Ribeiro W Other Lightweight
2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Dem W Advantage Featherweight
2013 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP M. Dem L Points       N/A
2012 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship G. Gracia L Other Absolute Division
2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship B. Mesquita L Cross Choke Lightweight
2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro L. Alzuguir L Advantage -66kgs
2010 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship P. Thomas W Advantage Medium Heavyweight

11. Luiza Monteiro Top Fight Links

Luiza Monteiro vs Nádia Mello

Luiza Monteiro vs Megan Ann Nevill

Luiza Monteiro Vs Ana Rodrigues

Luiza Monteiro Vs Mackenzie Dern/ Pan Championship 2013

Luiza Monteiro Vs Nadia Melo

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