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Thamara Ferreira - Top Middleweight Female Black Belt

Thamara Ferreira - Top Middleweight Female Black Belt

1. Thamara Ferreira’s Details

Thamara Ferreira’s Details
Name Thamara Ferreira Silva
Nickname N/A
Born Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil
Age 27 years
Date of Birth 26th November 1995
Weight 69.00 kg (152.5 lbs)
Weight Division Peso Médio (69.00 kg / 152.5 lbs)
Last Weigh-in 69 kg
Height N/A
Foundational Style BJJ
Career Disclosed Earnings N/A
College University N/A
Rank 1st Degree Black Belt
Head Coach Cicero Costha
Last Fight Santa Cruz Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
Favorite Technique Spider / Lasso Guard
Team/Affiliation PSLPB Cicero Costha
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Thamara Ferreira
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2. Thamara Ferreira’s Biography

Thamara Ferreira was born in Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil on 26th November 1995. She was a sports kid from her early childhood. In her teens, she started Jiu-Jitsu training and left her studies to pursue Jiu-Jitsu. Now Thamara Ferreira is a first-degree black belt.

2.1. Gymnastic Player

Thamara was an athletic child and started her sports career in gymnastics. Her gymnastics coach was Rodrigo Miranda at that time. She used to compete in national and international tournaments. She left gymnastics at 12 and moved to the Brazilian National Campus located in Guarulhos (SP) for a few months.

2.2. Joined Regional Soccer Team

Thamara rejoined sports in her teens when she started playing football and soccer. She played soccer in the regional team for two years.

2.3. Left Sports to Focus on Study

After playing football for two years, Thamara left sports to join a college program and pursue legal studies. At that time, she was disconnected from sports and focused on her studies.

2.4. Joined Jiu-Jitsu

At the age of 16, Ferreira again wanted to join sports along with her studies. Her love for sports did not let her away from sports for more time. At that time, she joined free BJJ classes offered by her college to add some activities to her mundane routine.

2.5. Marco Barbosa, Her First BJJ Coach

Ferreira was lucky to have the world-famous BJJ black belt, Marco Barbosa as her first BJJ coach. At the start, Ferreira did not like BJJ. She just liked the competitive aspect of grappling as she was of a highly competitive nature.

2.6. Quit Her Study to Focus on Jiu-Jitsu

After acquiring the blue belt, Ferreira became more familiar with Jiu-Jitsu and developed a passion for the gentle art. To focus on and pursue her Jiu-Jitsu career, Ferreira left her degree and started to give her 100% to Jiu-Jitsu.

2.7. Joined Cicero Costha

Thamara Ferreira joined Cicero Costha Jiu-Jitsu just after her Blue Belt and started her BJJ journey with Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (PSLPB). In her journey with Cicero Costha, she decided to continue Jiu-Jitsu as a career. 

2.8. Joined Caio Terra Academy

Thamara Ferreira had a maximum of her Jiu-Jitsu journey with Cicero Costha. At the start of 2023, Thamara Ferreira switched her academy and joined Caio Terra Academy. Now she started her BJJ journey with a 4th-degree black belt, Caio Terra. She announced this through her Instagram post.

“Starting today I get to represent Caio Terra Academy. I am aware of my potential, I know I am different. To this day I still don’t feel stoned, and I don’t think I’ve explored my full potential either. I believe this big guy will help me with this. Once again I’m in good hands. Thank you, Caio Terra. Let’s get our year started!”

2.9. Thamara’s BJJ Pro Combats

Thamara’s Blue Belt Promotion

Thamara Ferreira was promoted to blue belt by her first coach, Marco Barbosa. After receiving her blue belt, she joined Cicero Costha.  

Thamara’s Black Belt Promotion

Thamara Ferreira received her purple, brown, and black belt from Cicero Costha. In June 2019, she received her black belt.

Multiple Times European Champion

Thamaar Ferreira is three times European Champion. She received her first European Champion title when she was a brown belt in 2018. Again in 2019, she became European Open Champion as a brown belt. After receiving her black belt in 2019, Thamara Ferreira once again won the European Championship gold medal in the middleweight division.

Two-Times World Championship

Thamara Ferreira is two times World Champion as a brown belt. In 2018, she was the No-Gi World Champion while in 2019, she was World Gi Champion.

Multiple-Times UAEJJF Grand Slam Winner

Thamara Ferreira is eight times UAEJJF Grand Slam gold medalist and two times silver medalist. In 2015, she was the blue belt champion in the UAEJJF Grand Slam in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2017, she was the UAEJJF Grand Slam, London Champion. In 2018 and 2019, she won three Grand Slam Championships as a brown belt. After receiving a black belt in 2019, she was the Grand Slam Champion as a black belt in 2019 and 2020.

Got a Stripe on Her Belt

Thamar Ferreira who just joined Caio Terra Academy at the start of 2023 just received her first stripe on her belt in March 2023. She received this honor from Caio Terra, her new coach. Ferreira shared this news to her fans through her Instagram post. Her words are

“I wish I was a white belt today, because I wish I had learned all this time here”

“After almost a year of therapy and 4 months training at Caio Terra, I find myself full of energy, plans, and grateful for my life! I feel so good... I'm breathing self-knowledge. And that's good because when we really know each other, we live in a better way.”

“I thank you teacher@caioterrabjjfor making this day more special than it normally is being with you. And also for patience and trust”

Got a Stripe on Her Belt

3. Thamara Ferreira’s Historic Fights

3.1. Thamara Ferreira Vs. Melissa Stricker

Video Credit: @IBJJF

Thamara Ferreira faced Melissa Stricker in the final of the Santa Cruz Open 2022. They started the match in a sitting position and grasped the Gi sleeves of Stricker. Both tried to take down each other by pulling Gi in the first few minutes of the match. After some minutes, Ferreira succeeded in applying for a full guard position.

Stricker tried to escape, but Thamara again secured her position. Stricker again tried to escape, managed to free herself, and gained the top position. She tried to control Ferreira, but Ferreira trapped Stricker’s right arm and leg in her legs and submitted her via the omoplata armbar.

Year  Event  Opponent  W/L/D  Method  Weight  Stage 
2022 Santa Cruz Open  Melissa Stricker W Omoplata Armbar  Absolute  Final 

3.2. Thamara Ferreira Vs. Elisabeth Clay

Video Credit: @FloGrappling

Thamara Ferreira faced Elisabeth Clay in Fight to Win 186. Both competitors were highly energetic. Both started the fight in standing position and holding each other hand and in search of any opportunity to dominate each other. Elisabeth Clay is popular for her style of never missing any opportunity.

A few minutes later, Clay sat on the ground for an open guard but Ferreira pushed her back and trapped her foot. She tried for a toe hold but Clay actively escaped her foot. In the next few minutes, Clay was again in the sitting position. She tried to get any chance to dominate Ferreira while the latter was in a standing position and tried to overcome Clay.

Ferreira got a chance and she took control of Clay’s foot. At the same time, Clay trapped her foot. Both fighters went for a toe hold. But Ferreira twisted herself and submitted Clay with a toe hold.

Year  Event  Opponent  W/L/D  Method  Weight  Stage 
2021 F2W 186  Elisabeth Clay W Toe Hold   70 kg  SPF 

3.3. Thamara Ferreira Vs. Mayara Custodio

Video Credit: @IBJJF

Thamara Ferreira faced Mayara Custodio in the final of the Santa Cruz Open 2023. Thamara started the fight with her energetic try for a triangle. Custodio resisted her triangle choke but could not escape. Eventually, Thamara had to lose her grip and Custodio escaped from the triangle.

Now Custodio was in the top position and tried to control Thamara. Thamara countered, grasping her Gi lapels. She tried various times to overcome Custodio. A few minutes passed and Thamara applied for full guard. To escape from the full guard, Custodio stood up.

She again secured her top position and tried to control Thamara. Thamara again applied full guard, grasped her lapels, and applied a cross choke. She submitted Custodio with a cross choke and became the Santa Cruz Absolute Weight Champion.

Year  Event  Opponent  W/L/D  Method  Weight  Stage 
2023 Santa Cruz Open  Mayara Custodio W Cross Choke  Absolute  Final 

4. Thamara Ferreira’s Main Achievements

4.1. Thamara Ferreira’s Main Achievements in International Tournaments

Year Event Belt Weight Division
2015 IBJJF South American Championship Blue Belt Middleweight
2015 IBJJF South American Championship Blue Belt Absolute
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi Blue Belt Middleweight
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi Blue Belt Absolute
2015 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro Blue Belt N/A
2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam, London Purple Belt N/A
2018 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Brown Belt Middleweight
2018 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt Middleweight
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Belt Middleweight
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Belt Absolute
2018 IBJJF Rio de Janeiro BJJ Pro Brown Belt Absolute
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro Brown Belt N/A
2019 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt Middleweight
2019 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt Middleweight
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Belt Middleweight
2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown Belt N/A
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, London Brown Belt N/A
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi Brown Belt N/A
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA Black Belt Middleweight
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ Black Belt Middleweight
2020 IBJJF European Open Black Belt Middleweight
2020 UAEJJF Grand Slam, AD Black Belt Middleweight
2022 UAEJJF Grand Slam, AD Black Belt Middleweight

4.2. Thamara Ferreira’s Main Achievements as Black Belt

Year Event Belt Position
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA Black Belt 1st
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ Black Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Black Belt 3rd
2020 IBJJF European Open Black Belt 1st
2020 UAEJJF Grand Slam, AD Black Belt 1st
2020 UAEJJF Queen Of Mats HW GP Black Belt 3rd
2021 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt 2nd
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt 1st

4.3. Thamara Ferreira’s Main Achievements as Color Belts

Year Event Belt Position
2015 IBJJF South American Championship Blue Belt 1st
2015 IBJJF South American Championship Blue Belt 1st
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi Blue Belt 1st
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi Blue Belt 1st
2015 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro Blue Belt 1st
2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam, London Purple Belt 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Purple Belt 2nd
2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro Brown Belt 2nd
2018 IBJJF World Championship NoGi Brown Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt 1st
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Belt 1st
2018 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Belt 1st
2018 IBJJF Rio de Janeiro BJJ Pro Brown Belt 1st
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro Brown Belt 1st
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi Brown Belt 2nd
2019 IBJJF World Championship Brown Belt 1st
2019 IBJJF European Open Brown Belt 1st
2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Belt 1st
2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro Brown Belt 1st
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, London Brown Belt 1st
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi Brown Belt 1st
2019 CBJJ Pans Championship Brown Belt 2nd

5. Thamara Ferreira’s Professional Record Break Down

5.1. Thamara Ferreira’s Professional Record Breakdown

Matches 35 Wins 13 Losses
By Points 10 7
By Advantages 0 2
By Submission 22 3
By Decision 2 1
By Penalties 1 0
By DQ 0 0

5.2. Submission Method Breakdown

Method 22 Wins 3 Losses
Submission 7 0
Kneebar 3 0
Armbar 2 0
Omoplata Armbar 1 0
Toe Hold 4 0
Triangle 3 0
Omoplata 1 0
Cross Choke 1 0
RNC 0 1
Choke from Back 0 1
Choke 0 1

6. Thamara Ferreira’s Fight History

Year Competition Opponent W/L Method Weight Stage
2019 F2W 114 Claudia Do Val W Referee Decision N/A SPF
2019 Grand Slam LA Woods Heather W Pts: 7x2 70KG 4F
2019 Grand Slam LA Sarah Draht W submission 70KG SF
2019 Grand Slam LA Gabi McComb W submission 70KG F
2019 Grand Slam RJ Renata Marinho W Pts: 4x0 70KG 4F
2019 Grand Slam RJ Melissa Cueto W Submission 70KG SF
2019 Grand Slam RJ Larissa Paes W Armbar 70KG F
2019 NoGi Worlds Vedha Toscano L Pts: 2x0 69KG 4F
2020 Queen Of Mats Gabrieli Pessanha L RNC 95KG RR
2020 Queen Of Mats Martina Gremanius W Pts: 9x1 95KG RR
2020 Queen Of Mats Nathiely Jesus L Choke 95KG SF
2020 Queen Of Mats Kendall Reusing W Pts: 4x2 95KG 3RD
2020 European Open Vedha Toscano W Kneebar 69KG 4F
2020 European Open Hannah Rauch W Toe hold 69KG SF
2020 European Open Dannielle Alvarez W Kneebar 69KG F
2020 France Nat. Pro Gabrieli Pessanha L Adv 95KG F
2020 South American Pro Sabatha Lais L Choke from back 70KG F
2020 Grand Slam LDN Grace Ferla W Submission 70KG 4F
2020 Grand Slam LDN Weronika Rot W Submission 70KG SF
2020 Grand Slam LDN Martina Gremanius W Triangle 70KG F
2020 BJJ Stars 4 Beatriz Mesquita L Pts: 4x0 69KG SPF
2020 Grand Slam RJ Vanessa Araujo W Triangle 70KG 4F
2020 Grand Slam RJ Sabatha Lais W Pts: 2x1 70KG SF
2020 Grand Slam RJ Julia Boscher L Pts: 2x1 70KG F
2021 BJJ Stars 5 Beatriz Mesquita L Pts: 2x0 N/A SPF
2021 The New Star Renata Marinho W Kneebar 70KG R1
2021 The New Star Izadora Cristina L Pts: 7x4 70KG SF
2021 SA Cont. Pro Jessika Bartoli W Pts: 8x3 70KG R1
2021 SA Cont. Pro Victoria Ulrich W Submission 70KG 4F
2021 SA Cont. Pro Stephanie Faure W Submission 70KG SF
2021 SA Cont. Pro Izadora Cristina W Referee Decision 70KG F
2021 F2W 186 Elisabeth Clay W Toe hold 70KG SPF
2021 World Champ. Elizabeth Exell W Armbar 69KG 4F
2021 World Champ. Raquel Canuto W Pts: 5x0 69KG SF
2021 World Champ. Andresa Cintra L Pts: 2x2, Adv 69KG F
2022 Pan American Natalia Zumba W Pts: 6x0 69KG SF
2022 Pan American Chloe McNally W Pts: 0x0, Pen 69KG F
2022 World Champ. Natalia Zumba W Toe hold 69KG 4F
2022 World Champ. Thalyta Silva L Pts: 2x0 69KG SF
2022 Santa Cruz Open Mayara Custodio W Omoplata ABS SF
2022 Santa Cruz Open Melissa Cueto W Omoplata armbar ABS F
2022 Grand Slam MIA Thalyta Silva W Pts: 3x0 70KG 4F
2022 Grand Slam MIA Izadora Cristina L Pts: 2x2 70KG SF
2023 Pan American Elisabeth Clay L Referee Decision 69KG SF
2023 Santa Cruz O Kylie Lasater W N/A ABS SF
2023 Santa Cruz O Mayara Custodio W Cross choke ABS F
2023 S. Cruz NGO Isa Reiber W Triangle ABS SF
2023 S. Cruz NGO Kaimana Newman W Toe hold ABS F

7. Thamara Ferreira’s Top Fights Links

Thamara Ferreira vs Mayara Custodio / Santa Cruz Open 2023

Thamara Ferreira v Melissa Stricker / Santa Cruz Open 2022

Thamara Ferreira v Raquel Canuto / World Championship 2021

Thamara Ferreira v Chloé McNally / Pan Championship 2022

Photo Credit: @onethamara

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