Ana Carolina Vieira: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Ana Carolina Vieira?
Ana Carolina Vieira Srour, sometimes affectionately called “Baby” Vieira, is a Brazilian black belt in Jiu-Jitsu under Julio Cesar Pereira. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the winter of 1993 and is the younger sister of grappling legend Rodolfo Vieira. Ana Carolina is a multiple time world champion in both gi and no-gi Jiu-Jitsu, and one of the best female competitors alive.
Ultimate Guard Passing by Ana Carolina Vieira
As a child, her dreams were not to become a martial artist. She wanted instead to join a gymnastics team but there were none in her hometown and so she was unable to pursue the sport. Instead, she discovered martial arts. Her first step into the arena was in capoeira, but she soon found Jiu-Jitsu to be a crucial part of her daily athletic routine.
She eventually drifted from grappling due, in part, to a lack of other girls on the mat to train with. As the injuries and scars piled up, Vieira made the choice to step away and took a significant break from training. Fortunately for the Jiu-Jitsu world, Ana Carolina was in attendance for one of her brother Rodolfo’s early tournaments. At age 17, she realized that the love and support she’d seen for Rodolfo was accessible to her as well. She soon returned to the mats to begin her path to greatness.
As she resumed her training, her coaches continued to push her to compete. Although she did not feel ready to compete at such a high level, she entered the Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials in 2012 as a blue belt. Spurred on by the support of her family and her older brother, Ana made waves in the first four rounds of the tournament by winning all her matches, including three by way of submission.
From 2012 on, Vieira decided to turn her attention to a professional career in the sport. She began training more seriously and worked directly with the head of her BJJ affiliation, Julio Cesar Pereira. During her time with GFT, Grappling Fight Team, her school became home to one of the most competitive female teams anywhere in the world. It was here that she met fellow grapplers Amanda Moniero, Mayssa Bastos, and Vanessa Oliveira, to name just a few.
As Ana Carolina continued to compete with the GFT, they continued to win. Finally, in 2016, she was awarded her black belt by Julio Cesar Pereira. After being promoted to black belt, she has continued her dominance at various international grappling tournaments including three, back-to-back IBJJF World Champion titles. In fact, from 2012 to 2019, Ana Carolina held the top spot as champion seven out of eight years, only relinquishing the title in 2015. Her dominance in the sport has been clear and, at 27, she still has a lot of winning left to do.
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How Old is Ana Carolina Vieira?
Ana Carolina Vieira is 27 years old and will turn 28 in 2021. She was born on November 19, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ana Carolina Vieira Family
Little has been published about her parents or other family, but there’s no missing the family connection between this superstar and her equally dominant brother, Rodolfo Veira. He has built a name for himself as one of the greatest Jiu-Jitsu players to ever do it. A multi-time ADCC and IBJJF champion in his own right, Rodolfo can also boast an 8-1 MMA record with three wins by submission in the UFC. Ana Carolina is the younger sibling by four years.
How Much is Ana Carolina Vieira Worth?
Ana Carolina Vieira’s net worth has not been estimated at this time. She continues an active competition schedule and is likely to continue producing video products as she matures in the sport.
How Tall is Ana Carolina Vieira?
Ana Carolina’s height is not on record, as Jiu-Jitsu competitions track only weight.
How Much Does Ana Carolina Vieira Weigh?
Ana Carolina Vieira competes at a variety of weights, but most often sticks to the heavier divisions. She has fought at 60kg+, or 132 pounds and over, for the majority of her career.
Ana Carolina Vieira Fight List
Anna Carolina has had countless Jiu-Jitsu matches as both an amateur and professional. Her biggest achievements in the sport are below, sorted by the year in which she won them as a blue, purple, and brown belt:
- 2012 - CBJJ Brazilian Nationals - 1st Place (Blue)
- 2012 - CBJJ Brazilian Nationals - 3rd Place (Blue - Absolute)
- 2012 - CBJJ Brazilian National Team Championship - 1st Place (Blue)
- 2013 - IBJJF World Championship - 1st Place (Blue - Weight & Absolute)
- 2016 - UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro - 1st Place (Brown)
Ana Carolina’s achievements as a black belt:
- 2017 - IBJJF World Championship - 1st Place
- 2020 - 3CG Kumite 7 Grand Prix - 1st Place
- 2021 - IBJJF Pan Championship - 1st Place (Weight)
- 2021 - IBJJF Pan Championship - 2nd Place (Absolutes)
Ana Carolina Vieira's Best Fight of All Time
Vieira has had a long and impressive career, but her first IBJJF World Championship as a black belt, in 2017, stands out as a validating moment that would eventually represent her future success. Ana Carolina dominated Monique Elias 12-0 in the middleweight finals in order to claim that title.
Who Did Ana Carolina Vieira Lose To?
Ana Carolina routinely faces the toughest competition in the heaviest weight classes and frequently competes in absolutes. A recent loss came at the 2021 Pan Championships in the finals of the absolute division. She was matched up with fellow star, and super heavyweight, Yara Soares after winning against Elisabeth Clay 6-0 to claim the medium heavyweight division. Ana took 2nd in the bracket after a close 2-0 match.
Ana Carolina Vieira Record
Ana Carolina Vieira has an overall record of 34-8 as a professional grappler. Of those 34 victories, eleven of them have ended by way of submission.
Ana Carolina Vieira Injuries
Vieira has not sustained any major traumatic injuries in competition, but she has spoken about being careful to avoid cumulative damage from training. In fact, injuries piling up was one of her main concerns when she took a break from grappling as a teenager. While active in competition she has been careful to support her training with a fitness regimen that can support a top-level athlete.
Is Ana Carolina Vieira Retired?
Ana Carolina is only 27 years old, and is far from retirement. She continues to compete actively, medaling in both her weight class and the open weight division of the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship. She has continued competing in 2021 with spots on WNO promotions, and shows no signs of slowing down. If her dominance from 2012 to 2021 is any indicator, the next ten years of Vieira’s career should be something to watch.
In her downtime from competition training, Ana Carolina has begun to create a system of video products to spread her knowledge of the sport. She created the awesome “Ultimate Guard Passing” in conjunction with BJJ Fanatics, and has more great content on the horizon. Make sure to take a look at Vieira’s instructionals in order to help you zoom in on the finest details of world-championship level guard passing.
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