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Pessanha wins the BJJ Stars Grand Prix, and Jansen defeats Batista to compete against Mica for the MW title

Pessanha wins the BJJ Stars Grand Prix, and Jansen defeats Batista to compete against Mica for the MW title

The BJJ Stars promotion was scheduled to return to the professional circuit of jiu-jitsu on September 10, 2023. The most well-known grappling organization in Brazil organized another Grand Prix gi competition, this time in the women’s category. Some of the best Brazilian competitors competed for the title and the substantial 100,000 Brazilian Reals that came along with it.

The Grand Prix

The favorite and top-ranked female athlete in the world, Gabrieli Pessanha, dominated the competition. She breezed through the category with remarkable ease, demonstrating once again why she is the best female jiu jitsu competitor in our sport’s history.

The GP also marked the return of two prominent athletes who had been absent from the competition for some time, Yara Soares and Tayane Porfirio. Despite seeming like the more aggressive grappler on the mats on this occasion, Tayane fell to Soares in the semi-finals on a technicality of the rules. Tayane had a strong performance in the opening round. The former IBJJF World Champion is one of the most entertaining athletes to see compete.

Thus, we hope that this event has motivated her to consistently participate in the competitive circuit.