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Ana Carolina Vieira, nicknamed "Baby" is a jiu-jitsu black belt from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Born on November 19, 1993, Vieira is a three time IBJJF gi world champion, and also a no-gi world champion. She received her black belt from Julio Cesar in 2016.

  1. Record Breakers & History Makers | Records Broken At The 2022 IBJJF Worlds

    Record Breakers & History Makers | Records Broken At The 2022 IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 16, 2022

    This year's IBJJF World Championships was one of the most highly anticipated of all time. And it delivered, with amazing matchups, budding rivalries, and hours of great jiu-jitsu. In retrospect, it was also a historic year for the event. The 26th edition of IBJJF Worlds saw records broken and history made across the black belt divisions. Here are some of the most notable superlatives now in the history books.
  2. Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Jun 5, 2022

    The semifinal matchups have been drawn, and the athletes are ready to take their shot for the top of the IBJJF World podium. Follow along with us here as the best gi competitors in the world try to climb to the no.1 spot.
  3. Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022

    Tye & Mica On A Collision Course, Meregali In Absolute Final | Worlds 2022

    Jun 5, 2022

    The first day of black belt competition at the 2022 IBJJF World Championships is wrapped up, and the final rounds of each division are set. This year, the brackets were whittled down to the final four men and the final two women in each division, meaning we now know which athletes will take the podium. All that is left is to decide who takes which medal.
  4. The Ultimate Guide: The 2022 IBJJF World Championships Black Belt Divisions

    The Ultimate Guide: The 2022 IBJJF World Championships Black Belt Divisions

    May 31, 2022

    The most anticipated gi tournament of the year returns to the iconic Walter Pyramid in just a few days time, and it is no exaggeration to say that this is one of the most competitive editions of the tournament in its rich 25-year history.
  5. Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds

    Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds

    May 18, 2022

    The IBJJF 2022 World Championships are nearly upon us, and with just a few days left in the registration, it’s worth reviewing the batch of returning World Champions that have decided to defend their crown.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 IBJJF Worlds Will Be A Clash Of Generations

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 IBJJF Worlds Will Be A Clash Of Generations

    May 16, 2022

    The 2022 IBJJF World Championships is just weeks away. For you hardcore no-gi fans, you may be surprised to see so many familiar faces dust off their gi for the biggest IBJJF tournament of the year– there will be a number of Trials winners in the mix, and a decent amount of invitees, too.
  7. Vote NOW For 2021 Female Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Female Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six women have been nominated for Female Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  9. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  10. Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Dec 21, 2021

    All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.
  11. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.
  12. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  13. The Favorites To Win The Women's Absolute Division At IBJJF Worlds

    The Favorites To Win The Women's Absolute Division At IBJJF Worlds

    Dec 7, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF World Championships are just a few days away. The weight class brackets are out, and the athletes are plotting their paths to gold. One of the biggest storylines this year has been the absence of Buchecha, creating a vacuum in the men’s absolute division, which many of the best in the world will be eager to fill.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Nov 22, 2021

    The countdown is almost over– we are mere weeks away from the most anticipated jiu-jitsu event of the year. The IBJJF World Championships has not taken place since June of 2019, and there is a palpable sensation of excitement among fans and athletes as we draw closer to the tournament.
  15. Grace Gundrum Wins The BUBS Naturals Submission Of The Night On Day 1

    Grace Gundrum Wins The BUBS Naturals Submission Of The Night On Day 1

    Sep 26, 2021

    Grace Gundrum vs Jessa Khan was one of the most anticipated potential matches in the entire WNO Championship. The two young strawweights have been on a collision course since their childhood, and the match had been attracting the excitement of hopeful fans for months.