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World Champion


World Champion
Michelle Nicolini

Instructor Profile

Michelle Nicolini is an Instructor at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore on a seasonal basis. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female BJJ legends in history and is an 8-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt World Champion. With almost 20 years of experience, Michelle is also a multiple-time ADCC World Champion, a World Pro Cup Champion, World No-Gi Champion, European Champion, and Pan American Champion. She is currently a professional MMA fighter in ONE Championship.

Michelle is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robert Drysdale at Checkmat Brazil. She now lives and teaches in Singapore on a permanent basis. Michelle’s favorite BJJ techniques include the Shin-on-Shin Guard, Triangle Choke, and Toe Hold.

Fighter Profile

5 Jan 1982
2 - 1
Santos, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • One of the biggest household names in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • 8x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Multiple-time ADCC World Champion
  • A World Pro Cup Champion
  • A World No-Gi Champion
  • An European Champion
  • the Pan American Champion
  • Professional MMA fighter
Michelle Nicolini