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Nathalie Ribeiro - IBJJF World Champion & Checkmat Coach

Nathalie Ribeiro - IBJJF World Champion & Checkmat Coach

1. Nathalie Ribeiro Details

Nathalie Ribeiro Details
Name Nathalie Wan Soares Veras Ribeiro
Nickname “Tatá”
Born Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of Birth 6 November 1992
Age 30
Nationality Brazilian/ American
College/University N/A
Last Fight June 2022
Weight Division Peso Pena (58.5 kg / 129 lbs)
Weight 58.5 kg / 129 lbs
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting Out of Brazil / US
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Open Guard
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Lucas Leite
Head Coach Lucas Leite, João Aloísio Silva
Sylvio Behring
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Leonardo Vieira (Leozinho)> Lucas Leite > Nathalie Ribeiro
Team/Association Checkmat

2. Nathalie Ribeiro Biography

2.1. Early Life

Nathalie Ribeiro opened her eyes in the most populous city of Brazil-Rio de Janeiro. She was born on 6 November 1992.

2.2. First Instructor

Nathalie started BJJ at the younger age of 8. Tata’s Jiu-Jitsu career started with Valdemar, her first BJJ coach. He used to teach a small class in Jacarepagua at Ribeiro's apartment complex. Tata's jiu-jitsu training started in her parent’s living place, and during her BJJ career, she got training from different Jiu-Jitsu coaches who helped her achieve the Blue Belt rank at the age of 16 in 2009. Tata received her first blue belt on her 16th birthday.

2.3. Left Mat For Three Years

Nathalie left BJJ mats for three years after achieving her Blue Belt in 2009. The reason behind taking a break from mats is her baby boy Victor Hugo. She decided to allocate her time and attention solely to her baby.

2.4. Rejoined Jiu-Jitsu

In 2012, Nathelioe rejoined the Jiu-Jitsu world, but this time from scratch. She decided to start from a White Belt under the mentorship of Master Sylvio Behring. Sylvio's brilliant coaching led Tata to the Purple Belt within a short time.

2.5. Won International Championships

In March 2015, Nathalie went to US America to compete in IBJJF (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) tournaments where she earned international championship titles. As a Purple Belt champion, Tata won IBJJF No-Gi Pan Championship and SJJIF Gi/No-Gi World Championships.

2.6. Promoted to Brown Belt

Due to her remarkable success in the IBJJF Championships, Joao Silva and Aloisio Silva contacted Nathalie and offered her an Athletic scholarship. After accepting this great opportunity, Tata Ribeiro won the 2017 IBJJF Gi/No-Gi World Championship and the Pan American Championship Titles. She was promoted to the next rank- Brown Belt by Joao silva.

2.7. Become an Instructor at Checkmat

Nathalie became friends with Lucas Leite of Checkmat La Habra during her stay in the Northern Hemisphere. Lucas offered her instructorship at his Academy. Ribeiro accepted the offer and continued her training under the BJJ Champion Lucas Leite with instructorship.

2.8. Awarded with Black Belt  

Lucas Leite awarded Tata Riberio with a Black Belt on 12 March 2018. She achieved remarkable accomplishments in the World international championship after being promoted to  Black Belt.

Tata’s hard work made her a top-tier Black Belt competitor in BJJ. She took confidence from her winning streak and won the 2021,2021 and 2022 European Championship Titles.

2.9. American Citizenship

At the beginning of 2021, Tata announced the news of her US citizenship in her Instagram post. She wrote a note to thank everyone who played their role in her successful journey. Tata shared her thoughts in her post that she was a girl afraid of everything but America made her a woman of steel who can build her own destiny.

2.10. Nathalie’s Ranking

Nathelie secured 43rd position in women's professional Brown/Black AJP Tournaments 2021, 2022. She ranked 2nd in the United States and North America by winning 12 tournaments.

Matches 12 Wins
By Points 8
By Decision 1
By Walkover 1
By submission 2

2.11. Ranked in Adult Black Belt

Nathalie's achievements made her an all-rounder during her BJJ career. She also ranked 6th in the Top 10 Adult black belt season 2020-2021.

Ranked in Adult Black Belt

2.12. Tata’s Love for Photography

Nathalie also had a deep love of photography since her childhood. In 2019, on returning the mat, Nathalie bought her first DSLR Nikon. However, being an athlete does not grant her much time to pursue her hobby. After becoming a World Champion, she once again gave her dedication to her favorite hobby. Tata’s shared her routine:

“Right now, because I'm involved with Jiu-Jitsu, most of my work is coming from it, and it is a great start, I had gone to big tournaments, now from outside of the mats, and there are people who love my work already, and I, also, have great friends, who are in the same market, that helped me and taught me great things in photography. I still want to work in sports photography because the action photos are so amazing to take and so exciting to see when the results come out good, but I've been always taking landscape pictures and I plan on starting other categories like portrait and wedding photography. I want to be a little bit of everything photographer and I want to do it the best way! If you just got here, make sure you stay and follow my growth :)”
(Nathalie Ribeiro)

2.13. Historic Fights of Nathalie

Nathalie Ribeiro Vs. Ffion Davies

The finale of the IBJJF World Pan Championship 2022 was held between two iron ladies Ffion And Tata Ribeiro. Both champions showed high-level grappling skills and applied elite defense techniques that demonstrated the evolution of women's Jiu-Jitsu.

Both aggressive and relentless women applied defensive and offensive techniques. Ffion established herself as the better grappler in each encounter. Nathalie's hesitation to compete in the PAN final against Fifon was understandable.

A Passionate crowd waited to start the thrilling match. In the start, Fifon attempted a spider guard that hardly passed by Tata Ribeiro. In the next second, Nathalie gets the advantage of her brilliant sweep. She succeeded to dodge Fifon's second spider guard attempt.

In the end, Nathalie eventually won the Gold by a two-point.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World Pan Championship Ffion Davies Win Point 1 Lightweight

Nathalie Ribeiro Vs. Victoria Vieira

This was a gripping semi-final of the 2022 Abu-Dhabi Grand Slam Championship. The match started with the rip-roaring attack of victoria. Victoria attempted leg lock which was passed by Nathalie. After 4 minutes, Tata attempted her favorite Lasso guard to control her opponent. This interesting match ends up giving the Championship Title to Nathalie.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class Location
2022 Abu-Dhabi Grand Slam Championship Victoria Vieira Win Point 1 Lightweight London

2021 IBJJF Pan Championship

2021 IBJJF Nathalie Ribeiro arrived at the Queen on Mats aiming to add another Championship Title to her collection right before the World Championships. Nathalie defeated World Champion Bianca Basilio 5-1 and Maria Ono through wrist lock from the Omoplata position in the quarterfinal matches. She also got the tournament's fastest submission in the semifinals, drawing guard and locking up a swift triangle against rooster weight star Brenda Larissa.

Final of 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship

In the final match of the IBJJF Pan Championship 2021, Nathalie competed with the best female grappler of all time- Beatriz Mesquita. In the beginning, Beatriz attempted her favorite closed guard which worked for her all the time.

Mesquita had been in the closed guard for nearly four minutes when she launched her first meaningful assault, an armbar from an arm drag that Ribeiro was able to block. After defending the armbar, the two disengaged, and Ribeiro drew to the closed guard. Ribeiro passed the guard and nearly swept Mesquita for a point. The match concluded 1-1, and Nathalie Ribeiro was crowned with the title.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Beatriz Mesquita Win Point 1 Lightweight

3. Nathalie’s Achievements

3.1. Gi-Tournaments

IBJJF World Grand Slam Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2019 1st Lightweight

IBJJF European Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2020 3rd Lightweight

IBJJF Pan American Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2020 2nd Lightweight

World IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 3rd Lightweight

Jiu-Jitsu CON International Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Lightweight

Pan IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Lightweight

World IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 3rd Lightweight

Pan IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Lightweight

European IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 3rd Absolute Division

European IBJJF Grand Slam Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 1st Light Weight

Pan IBJJF Grand Slam Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 1st Light Weight

Brasileiro Grand Slam Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 1st Light Weight

IBJJF Adult Grand Slam World Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 1st Light Weight

European IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 3rd Absolute Division

European IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 1st Lightweight

Pan IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 1st Lightweight

World IBJJF Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2022 3rd Lightweight

3.2. No-Gi Tournaments

World IBJJF No-Gi Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Middleweight

Pan IBJJF No-Gi Grand Slam Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Lightweight

World IBJJF No-Gi Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 2nd Middleweight

Pan IBJJF No-Gi Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Lightweight

Jiu-Jitsu CON No-Gi International Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2021 1st Lightweight

Pan IBJJF No-Gi Grand Slam Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2020 1st Lightweight

IBJJF San Jose International Open No-Gi Championship

Years Position Weight Class
2020 1st Middleweight

IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi

Years Position Weight Class
2020 1st Lightweight

4. Main Achievements (Belts)

4.1. Tata’s Colored Belts Achievements

Event Belt Medal Year
IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Purple Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2015
IBJJF Pans Championship Purple Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2015
SJJIF No-Gi World Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon 2015
SJJIF World Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon 2015
IBJJF American National Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon 2016
IBJJF Pans Championship Brown Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2017
UAEJJF Grand Slam LA Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon 2017
IBJJF World Champion No-Gi Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon 2017
IBJJF World Champion Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon 2017
IBJJF Pans Champion Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon 2018

4.2. Tata’s Black Belt Achievements

Event Belt Medal Year
IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Champion Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2018
IBJJF San Diego Open Champion Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2018
IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2018
IBJJF Grand Slam LA Champion Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2018
IBJJF Pan Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2019
IBJJF World Champion No-Gi Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2019
IBJJF European Open Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2020
IBJJF Pan Champion No-Gi Black Silver Silver Medal Icon 2020
IBJJF World Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2018
IBJJF World Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2021
IBJJF World Championship Black Bronze Bronze Medal Icon 2022
IBJJF Pan Champion No-Gi Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2020
IBJJF Pan Champion No-Gi Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2021
IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black Silver Silver Medal Icon 2021
IBJJF European Open Champion Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2022
IBJJF Pan Champion Black Gold Gold Medal Icon 2021, 2022

5. Records and Medals

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship (2015 )
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam LA (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 purple, 2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015)
  • !st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2020)
  • 2x 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (/2020 / 2021)
  • 2x 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021 / 2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Championship (2022)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Diego Open (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Championship (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 / 2021 / 2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)

6. Professional Record Breakdown

51 Matches 35 Wins 16 Losses
By Submission 7 1
By Points 8 3
By Advantage 4 0
By Decision 3 5
By Split Decision 3 1
Other 10 6

7. Tata Ribeiro Submission Breakdown

Submission Techniques 7 Wins 1 Lose
RNC 1 0
Armlock 1 0
Choke from Back 1 1
Kimura 1 0
Triangle 1 0
Knee Bar 2 0

8. Nathalie Ribeiro Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight
2022 Brasileiro CBJJE V. Vieira W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship F. Davies W Other Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Davies W Points Lightweight
2022 ADCC West Coast Trial B. Ste-Marie L Decision -60kgs
2022 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Maia W Points Lightweight
2022 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Ciccarelli W Advantage Light Featherweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship K. Mikkelson W Advantage Lightweight
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Montiero L Other Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Lightweight B. Larissa W Triangle Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Lightweight D. Tozoni W Armlock Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Lightweight B. Basilio W Points Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Lightweight B. Mesquita W Advantage Lightweight
2021 Jiu-Jitsu Con J. Maia W Other Lightweight
2021 FloGrappling WNO: The Return of Gordon Ryan F. Davies L Decision  
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Ciccarelli W Advantage Lightweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Figueira W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Y. Soares L Choke From the Back Absolute Division
2021 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship S. Lindsey W Other Lightweight
2021 Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship J. Gomes W Other Lightweight
2021 Subversiv 5 K. Hooven W Knee Bar N/A
2021 Subversiv 5 R. Guedes L Decision N/A
2021 Subversiv 5 B. Robertson W Decision N/A
2021 Fight to Win 162 A. Alequin L Decision N/A
2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship M. Curran W Other Lightweight
2020 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship N. Sullivan W RNC Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Montiero L Points Lightweight
2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N. Sullivan W Points Lightweight
2020 WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Matheus Diniz L. Montiero W Split Decision 135lbs
2020 Third Coast Grappling: KUMITE VII A. Vieira L Decision 160lbs
2020 Subversiv 3 J. Balmante W Kimura N/A
2020 Subversiv 3 J. Bishop W Split Decision N/A
2020 Subversiv 3 J. Maisonneuve W Knee Bar N/A
2020 Subversiv 3 K. Reusing L Split Decision N/A
2020 Fight to Win 144 T. Alencar W Split Decision N/A
2020 IBJJF San Jose Open C. Coats W Other Absolute Division
2020 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship C. Baumgarten L Points Lightweight
2019 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship S. Nordeno W Other Lightweight
2019 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship J. Bishop W Other Lightweight
2019 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship N. Sullivan W Other Lightweight
2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Davies L Other Featherweight
2019 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship F. Davies L Other Featherweight
2019 IBJJF Orange County Open G. Lima L Other Absolute Division
2019 IBJJF Orange County Open G. Lima L Other Absolute Division
2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles A. Nogueira W Decision 55kgs
2018 IBJJF San Diego Open H. Raftery W Other Lightweight
2018 IBJJF Dallas Spring Open C. Doval L Other Absolute Division
2018 Fight 2 Win Pro 61 N. Sullivan W Decision 130lbs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship J. Alves L Points 62kgs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship L. Fiori W Points 62kgs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship L. Paes W Points 62kgs
2009 ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship V. Vieira W Points 62kgs

7. Top Fights of Nathalie Ribeiro

NATHALIE RIBEIRO vs LARISSA PAES - GRAND SLAM LONDON JIU JITSU 2022

Nathalie Ribeiro v Janaina Menezes / European 2022

Nathalie Ribeiro v Margot Ciccarelli / Pan Championship 2021

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