Best Year Ever For Women at 2019 IBJJF World Master Championship?

The women's divisions are loaded with talent for the 2019 World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship. A number of big names will be headed to Las Vegas attempting to become Master Worlds champion, with three former adult black belt World champs registered at Master 1. 

Here is who to look out for at female Master 1. 

Claudia Doval (De La Riva)

Claudia Doval has won Worlds at adult the last three years running and is always near the top of the points rankings in the adult division. Claudia won her weight and the open class at Master Worlds in 2018 as well. It will be considered a major upset if Claudia does not repeat her double gold from a year ago this week in Las Vegas. 

WATCH: Claudia Doval vs Brenda Heller Fight 2 Win 122

Karen Antunes (Checkmat)

Karen Antunes came back strong in 2018 after a break from competition following the birth of her child. The Mayka Araujo blackbelt won both Pans and Worlds in the adult division last year and then followed that up with a Master Worlds title as well. Antunes should be expected to come out on top in the featherweight division, although Heather Raftery from Atos should provide some tough competition.

WATCH: Karen Antunes vs Bianca Basilio 2018 Pan 

Also keep an eye out for...

  • 2011 IBJJF World Champion Talita Nogueira (NS Brotherhood) will be looking to repeat her performance from a year ago where she won gold in the heavyweight division.
  • Kristina Barlaan (Caio Terra) will be attempting to win back-to-back Master Worlds titles in the light-featherweight division.
  • Nicole Sullivan (Atos) won her weight and the open class at Master Worlds 2018 in the brown belt division and will be making her black belt debut at Master Worlds.

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