ADCC – Female Competitors List

It’s getting closer to September and the ADCC World Championships, to be held in Finland on September 23-24. Women’s division have eight competitors, four qualified athletes, three invitations and the defending champ in each weight class. According to FloGrappling Ana Laura Cordeiro is out of competition.

Check out the full competitors list, who is your favorite pick?


  • Mackenzie Dern (2015 Champion)
  • Bianca Basílio, Brazil (South American Trials winner)
  • Rikako Yuasa, Japan (Asia and Oceania Trials winner)
  • Ffion Davies, UK (European Trials winner)
  • Michelle Nicolini (Invited)
  • Beatriz Mesquita (Invited)
  • Talita Alencar (Invited)
  • Elvira Karppinen (Invited)


  • Amanda Santana (Invited)
  • Talita Nogueira, Brazil (South American Trials winner)
  • Tara White, USA (North American Trials winner)
  • Samantha Cook, UK (European Trials winner)
  • Jessica Flowers (Invited)
  • Gabi Garcia (Invited)
  • Venla Luukkonen (Invited)
  • Marysia Malyjasiak (Invited)

Will this championship give us another epic battle between Dern and Nicolini? Picture from FloGrappling



Johanna Tavares is a purple belt under Renato Tavares de Moraes. She trains under Renato and Eduardo "Teta" Rios, representing Frontline Academy in Oslo. Besides jiu jitsu, Johanna is also a club manager, fitness instructor and CrossFit level 1 trainer. She contributes to the Ladies Only BJJ blog and website also teaching women only jiu jitsu classes at Novus Academy and organizing open mat for all them jiu jitsu ladies in Norway.

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