Gabrielle Garcia

Gabrielle Garcia (aka Gabi or Gabis) is a Jiu Jitsu prodigy in the women’s division, having won almost every important trophy there was to win before even receiving her black belt. The “Gaúcha” World Champion is now a black belt under Fábio Gurgel and one of the brightest stars in a Alliance BJJ camp, a camp that is already a constellation of Jiu Jitsu starts on it’s own

Due to her size (Gabi is 1.87cm/6′2″ and around 107kg/236lbs) she always felt that more than often the audience at BJJ tournaments rooted against her. The Jiu Jitsu crowd is famed for loving to watch David vs. Goliath mismatches and always enjoys when the smaller fighter wins. This sort of adversity always brought the competitor in Gabrielle to rise to the occasion, and it is this sort of emotion that she uses to push herself even further.

In 2009 Gabrielle fought the World Nogi Championship, a competition she had won the previous year. Being the favourite to win, Gabrielle cruised to the final with ligament damage to the knee. She almost missed the final as the pain was getting close to unbearable, but again rising to the occasion, Gabrielle managed to fight and win in the final match against Emily Wetzel.

Full Name: Gabrielle Lemos Garcia
Gabrielle Garcia BJJ Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Gabrielle Garcia
Gabrielle Garcia Main Titles in Jiu Jitsu: 2x World Champion (2010 – weight brown/black belt division – Gabi also closed the final of the absolute division with her Alliance team mate Luana Alzuguir, 2008 – pesado brown/black belt division); 2x World No Gi Champion (2009, 2008); 2x Pan American Champion (2010 – weight and absolute brown/black belt divisions); 2010 World Jiu Jitsu Pro Cup Champion; 3x Brazilian National Champion (2010 – weight and absolute brown belt divisions, 2009)
Gabrielle Garcia Favourite Position: Kimura lock from side control
Gabrielle Garcia weight division: Pesado, Super Pesado or Pesadissimo
Gabrielle Garcia Team/Association: Alliance