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Maria Eduarda Tozoni - Rising Star of BJJ

Maria Eduarda Tozoni - Rising Star of BJJ

1. Maria Eduarda Tozoni Details

Maria Eduarda Tozoni Details
Name Maria Eduarda Tozoni Ono
Nickname Duda
Date of Birth 3 September 2001
Nationality Brazilian
Born Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Age 22 Years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight 2022
Last Weigh in 49 kg
Weight Class Division Peso Galo (48.50 kg / 107.0 lbs)
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of São Paulo, Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Open Guard / Lasso Guard
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Master Marcos Cunha
Head Coach Master Marcos Cunha
Affiliation The Match Champ
Lineage Luiz França -> Oswaldo Fadda -> Sebastião Ricardo -> Wendell Alexander -> André Marola -> Marcos Cunha -> Maria Eduarda Tozoni
Team/Association The Match Champ
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2. Maria Eduarda Tozoni Biography

Maria Eduarda Tozoni, also known as "Duda," is a rising star of Jiu-Jitsu. Born and raised in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Throughout her colored belt career, Duda quickly excelled and gained a prominent spot in TMC (The Match Champ). In June 2021, she was promoted to the Black Belt under his Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Marcos Cunha. With her exceptional talent and impressive record, Duda is considered one of the top emerging and talented grapplers in the world of Jiu-Jitsu.

2.1. Early Life of Maria Eduarda Tozoni

Maria Eduarda Tozoni Ono was born on 3 September 2001 in Brazil. She grew up in the flowery fields of Brazil (Blumenau, Santa Catarina) due to which Duda has developed an immense love for nature.

2.2. Maria Joined the Jiu-Jitsu

Growing up, Maria Eduarda Tozoni was neither a passionate athlete nor had a love for martial arts. However, her father had a deep-seated passion for Jiu-Jitsu that he had carried since his own teens.

Maria’s father believed that martial arts has immense benefits for both physical and mental health, and he was determined to introduce his daughter to combat sports for all the good reasons. However, Duda enrolled in the trial classes of Jiu-Jitsu at the beginning of 2013.

2.3. Maria’s Love for BJJ

No one could imagine that a simple trial class of BJJ would inspire an 11-year young girl. Duda gravitated towards Jiu-Jitsu during her trial classes in the academy. This love for BJJ led her to become one of the most promising young athletes in the sport today.

2.4. Started Jiu-Jitsu Training as an Enthusiast

With a spark of enthusiasm, Duda decided to start her journey as a grappler from her early teens. With each passing year, her dedication to training elevated. And ever since, she has been devoted to mastering the art of Jiu-Jitsu and making a name for herself in the competitive circuit of martial arts.

“From the very first class, I was charmed by Jiu-Jitsu and I haven’t stopped since”
(Maria Eduardo Tozoni)

2.5. First Instructor

Maria got the chance to avail the proficient guidance of Marcos Cunha who was his first instructor at "The Match Champ" academy. Under Cunha's guidance, Duda quickly excelled in the sport and became a key member of TMC's successful female division, alongside athletes such as Ana Carolina Schmitt and Anna Negri.

2.6. Extraordinary Performance as a Purple Belt

Duda's impressive performances on the mat earned her a reputation as one of the top purple belt grapplers of modern Jiu-Jitsu. Her dedication to the BJJ paid off as she continually beat opponents and proved herself to be a formidable opponent.

She displayed and proved her extraordinary command of Jiu-Jitsu techniques by defeating the seasoned black belts in her purple belt division. Her athleticism and technical proficiency were truly remarkable which makes her a force to be reckoned with in the purple belt division. Her performance became an inspiring and motivational source in her professional grappling career.

2.7. Ranked to Brown Belt

This remarkable performance of the Duda led her to another milestone of success. She was promoted to brown belt by her Luminary coach, Marcos Cunha. Brown belt elevated her motivation level and she started to compete regularly in the AJP Tour in both brown and black belt divisions, facing off against some of the sport's international champions. This was a time when Duda really demonstrated herself as a top competitor of the new Jiu-Jitsu generation.

2.8. Succeeded in IBJJF Curitiba Open Championship

In 2017, as a brown belt athlete, she won a gold medal in Curitiba Open Championship. Her performance sparked and attracted a lot of attention and cleared that Duda has a bright future ahead of her in the world of Jiu-Jitsu.

2.9. Maria Eduardo’s Promotion to Black Belt

After a successful colored belt career, in June 2021, Master Marcos Cunha, promoted Duda to Black Belt. This was a significant milestone in her grappling journey. As reaching black belt rank in the twenties is truly a testament to one’s hard work, hearty dedication, and exemplary approach to grappling skills. As a black belt, Duda still continues to push herself and strive for excellence in the BJJ.

2.10. An Exceptional Emerging Personality

At such a young age, Duda has already accomplished what many seasoned veterans in the combat sport have yet to achieve. Her performances on the mat are nothing short of extraordinary, leaving audiences in awe of her skill and athleticism.

But Duda's achievements extend beyond just her victories on the mat. Her dedication to BJJ and relentless training has made her a role model for young grapplers. Her hard work and determination serve as inspiration for those looking to follow in her footsteps.

It's clear that Duda's career is just getting started and her potential is limitless. Her fans and fellow competitors are curious to see what she will accomplish next as she continues to dominate in all belt divisions and make a name for herself in the world of Jiu-Jitsu.

As she continues to train and compete, there's no doubt that Duda will continue to rise in the world of Jiu-Jitsu. However, one thing is clear: she is destined for greatness.

3. Historic Fights of Maria Eduarda Tozoni

3.1. Maria Eduardo Tozoni Vs. Thamires Aquino

Thamires Aquino received her black belt in 2016 from Master Julio Cesar Pereira at the age of 22. She faced the rising star of Jiu-Jitsu Maria Eduardo Tozoni in the semi-final of Grand Slam Miami 2022. This was an intense fight in Grand Slam tournaments between the emerging fighters of Jiu-Jitsu.

Fight Summary

Maria Eduardo controlled the leg joints of Thamires Aquino with an extraordinary takedown. Thamires tried her best to escape from the powerful grip of Maria Eduardo, but all her efforts were nullified when Maria Eduardo set up a leg lock from the standing position. Maria’s firm grip on the leg joints of her opponent proved a significant attack.

After 10 minutes, the match ended and Maria Eduardo won the match by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Grand Slam Miami Championship Thamires Aquino Win Points Semi-Final Lightweight

3.2. Maria Eduardo Tozoni Vs. Thais Felipe

The semi-final of the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Championship was held between Thais Felipe from the “Atos” and Maria Ono from the “The Match Champ”.

Fight Summary

Maria Ono started the fight with the prompt attack of the closed guard. She dominated her position against Thais Felipe by maintaining her guard. However, Thais Felipe showed her high-level defensive skills by passing Maira’s close guard.

This interesting match between the talented grapplers reached its peak point when Maria Eduardo again set a close guard from a standing position. All the fans gave big applause for the outstanding performance of Maria Eduardo. In the last second, Maria Ono won the fight by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Grand Slam Championship Thais Felipe Win Points Semi-Final Rooster Weight

3.3. Maria Eduardo Tozoni Vs. Brenda Larissa

Brenda Larissa, a renowned BJJ world champion in the blue and purple belt divisions faced Maria Eduarda On the mat in the 2021 IBJJF open championship. Brenda and Duda came on the mat with winning passion which could be seen in their interesting performance on the mat.  

Fight Summary

Brenda Larissa started the fight with great zest and zeal and controlled her opponent through a lapel guard. Maria tried her best to resist but in vain. After that Maria Eduardo came top on the scoreboard by successfully executing a foot lock. Both grapplers continued their struggle to defeat each other. However, Maiar Eduardo Tozoni became the champion by securing more points on the mat.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Balneário Camboriú Open Championship Brenda Larissa Win Points Final Light Featherweight

4. Main Achievements

Year Event Weight Class Medal
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals N/A Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF South Brazilian Championship Light Feather Weight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 CBJJE World Championship Light Feather eight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF European Open Championship Light Feather Weight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Light Feather Weight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 AJP Brazil Pro Championship Light Feather Weight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Tournament Light Feather Weight Silver Silver Medal Icon
2021 Balneário Camboriú International Open IBJJF Light Feather Weight Gold Gold Medal Icon
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Light Feather Weight Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 European IBJJF Championship Light Feather Weight Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 CBJJ Brasileiro Tournament Rooster Weight Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 CBJJ Sul-Brasileiro Championship Light Feather Weight Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF Curitiba International Open Championship Light Feather Weight Silver Silver Medal Icon

5. Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belts Medal
2017 CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF South Brazilian Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 CBJJE World Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF European Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 AJP Brazil Pro Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Tournament Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2021 Balneário Camboriú International Open IBJJF Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 European IBJJF Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 CBJJ Brasileiro Tournament Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 CBJJ Sul-Brasileiro Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF Curitiba International Open Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon

6. Medals and Records

Year Event Medal
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2019 IBJJF South Brazilian Championship 1st
2019 CBJJE World Championship 1st
2020 IBJJF European Open Championship 1st
2020 AJP Grand Slam, RJ 1st
2021 AJP Brazil Pro Championship 1st
2021 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Tournament 2nd
2021 Balneário Camboriú International Open IBJJF 1st
2022 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 3rd
2022 European IBJJF Championship 3rd
2022 CBJJ Brasileiro Tournament 3rd
2022 CBJJ Sul-Brasileiro Championship 3rd
2022 IBJJF Curitiba International Open Championship 2nd

7. Maria Eduarda Tozoni Professional Record Breakdown

37 Matches 20 Wins 17 Losses
By Submission 9 5
By Points 7 9
By Advantage 2 2
By Decision 2 0
By Penalty 0 0
By DQ 0 1

8. Duda’s Submission Method Breakdown

Submission Techniques 9 Wins 5 Loss
Triangle Armbar 5 0
Cross Choke 1 0
Triangle 1 0
Armbar 1 1
Choke from Back 1 1
Botinha 0 1
Arm Lock 0 1
Americana 0 1

9. Fight History of Maria Eduarda Tozoni

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Stage
2020 Grand Slam RJ M. Rolszt W Pts: 3x1 49KG 4F
2020 Grand Slam RJ Diana Teixeira W Pts: 1x0 49KG SF
2020 Grand Slam RJ Brenda Larissa W Referee Decision 49KG F
2021 Brazil Nat. Pro Jazmin Hamuy W Pts: 3x1 49KG RR
2021 Brazil Nat. Pro Brenda Larissa L Pts: 2x1 49KG RR
2021 Brazil Nat. Pro Brenda Larissa W Pts: 2x1 49KG F
2021 SA Cont. Pro Mariana Rolszt L DQ 49KG SF
2021 Gramado Pro Jessica Caroline L Pts: 2x1 49KG F
2021 BJJ Bet Jessica Caroline L Pts: 6x4 N/A SPF
2021 Brasilia Pro Brenda Larissa L Pts: 1x0 49KG F
2021 Fenajitsu Michele Betanin W Triangle 49KG SPF
2021 Grand Slam RJ Ingrid Assis W Triangle armbar 49KG 4F
2021 Grand Slam RJ Thais Felipe W Referee Decision 49KG SF
2021 Grand Slam RJ Brenda Larissa L Pts: 2x2 49KG F
2021 Balneario Open Dayane Souza W Triangle armbar 53KG RR
2021 Balneario Open Brenda Larissa W Pts: 0x0, Adv 53KG F
2021 JASC Ana Julia W Cross choke 49KG F
2021 Queen Of Mats Bianca Basilio L Armbar 62KG RR
2021 Queen Of Mats Nathalie Ribeiro L Armlock 62KG RR
2022 Sul Brasileiro Thauany Xavier W Pts: 4x4, Adv 53KG SF
2022 Sul Brasileiro Gabriela Fechter L Pts: 0x0, Adv 53KG F
2022 European Open Mayssa Bastos L Choke from back 53KG SF
2022 Curitiba Open Jessica Caroline L Pts: 2x2, Adv 53KG F
2022 Curitiba Open Fernanda Mazzelli L Americana ABS 4F
2022 SA Cont. Pro Jazmin Hamuy W Triangle armbar 49KG RR
2022 SA Cont. Pro B. Silva W Pts: 5x2 49KG RR
2022 Brasileiro Mayssa Bastos L Pts: 11x0 49KG SF
2022 Grand Slam RJ Sandra Ximena W Armbar 49KG R1
2022 Grand Slam RJ Jessica Caroline L Pts: 9x7 49KG 4F
2022 Grand Slam RJ Julia Balmante W Pts: 2x0 49KG SPF
2022 Grand Slam RJ Diana Teixeira W Choke from back 49KG SPF
2022 Grand Slam RJ Maria Sousa W Pts: 4x3 49KG 3RD
2022 Grand Slam MIA Thamires Aquino L Pts: 5x4 49KG SF
2022 Grand Slam MIA Mariana Rolszt W Triangle armbar 49KG RPC
2022 Grand Slam MIA Rawanna Dasilva W Triangle armbar 49KG 3RD
2022 WP Qualifier Jessica Caroline L Botinha 49KG RR
2022 WP Qualifier Diana Teixeira L Points 49KG RR

10. Top Fights Link of Maria Eduarda Tozoni

MARIA ONO vs THAIS FELIPE - RIO GRAND SLAM JIU JITSU (2021 2022)

Maria Eduarda - PINA BJJ | KONK BJJ | NOVA ERA

Photo Credit: @dudatozoni

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