Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachAndré Pederneiras and Jair Lourenço
Biography(references)At the same event, she met Jair Lourenço, leader of the gym 'Kimura Nova União' in Natal, and he invited her to take a class at the academy. Shortly afterward, by sheer coincidence, her father rented an apartment in the Kimura headquarters, and with that, her relationship with Nova União was cemented. At age 18, Gadelha moved to Rio de Janeiro where she celebrated her successes in BJJ and debuted in MMA. In early 2018, Gadelha moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she trains at the UFC Performance Institute and Xtreme Couture. They recommended doing her fight camps at 'Nick Catone MMA' in Bricktown, New Jersey under the tutelage of Mark Henry and Ricardo Almeida .
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Competed in and won the First Women's Strawweight fight in UFC History
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk & Jéssica Andrade
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Women's MMA Awards: 2013 Fan Favorite Fighter of the Year
MMAjunkie.com: 2016 July Fight of the Month vs. Joanna Jędrzejczyk
MMAjunkie.com: 2017 September Fight of the Month vs. Jéssica Andrade
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