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Lyanne Perez: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Lyanne Perez: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who Is Lyanne Perez? 

Lyanne Perez is a brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie, an IBJJF Pan American Champion, and the owner & operator of her own academy, Sanity Jiu Jitsu in Winter Garden, Florida. She has competed actively since 2016, winning many medals along the way. She has traveled and taught seminars alongside fellow Gracie Humatia black belt & BJJ Fanatics content creator, Ann Kneib. The pair won gold medals together at the IBJJF Pan American Games in 2022 and will be looking to repeat in the future!  

What this article covers: 

Perez didn’t grow up interested in martial arts, or in sports in general. She went about her business as a regular student until she had a vulnerable experience as a teenager. She felt unsafe and powerless, and was not content to leave things as they were. Looking for empowerment and a sense of control, she decided to start training as a grappler in 2008.

The Whole Omoplata Enchilada by Lyanne Perez

Eleven years later, Perez found herself standing in front of her instructor receiving her black belt for her impressive tournament victories as a brown belt in 2018 and 2019. Two years after that, she was standing atop the podium as the gold medalist at the 2022 Pan American Championships.

Lyanne Perez's impressive journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a result of her consistent dedication, hard work and, above all, her motivation to empower herself.  She showed this early on In 2016, as a purple belt, she demonstrated her skills by securing 1st place victories at both the IBJJF Chicago Open and the IBJJF Charlotte Open.

Continuing her success, in 2017, Perez claimed 1st place at the IBJJF Atlanta Open as a purple belt. As she progressed to the brown belt division, Perez's talent remained evident. In 2018, she achieved notable accomplishments, including 1st place at the IBJJF Las Vegas Open and 3rd place at the IBJJF World Championships.

The following year, Perez's skill set and determination propelled her further, leading to a 1st place victory at the IBJJF Chicago Open and 3rd place finishes at both the IBJJF Las Vegas Open and the IBJJF Pan-am Championships. In 2019, she continued to make her mark, securing 3rd place at the IBJJF World Championships in the brown belt division.

Perez's excellence carried over to the black belt division, where she achieved remarkable victories. In 2020, she emerged as the Fuji Pro Superfight winner and in 2022, she claimed 1st place at the prestigious IBJJF Pan-American Championships, solidifying her status as an accomplished black belt competitor.

Outside the realm of Jiu Jitsu, Lyanne has shared a few of her interests as well. She is a licensed massage therapist, channeling her passion for well-being and healing into her professional pursuits. 

Additionally, she finds solace in practicing yoga, embracing its harmonizing effects on mind and body. And let's not forget her love for indulging in theme park food, savoring the joys of culinary delights during leisurely moments. 

We’d be fools not to mention that Lyanne is an incredible instructor and leader. This featherweight black belt world champion happily leads Sanity Jiu Jitsu, a place where competitors and families alike can come to feel at home, in control, and self empowered. 

To get an idea of just how talented Perez is, take a look at her work with us here at Fanatics. Her fun personality is on full display, even in the name of the series, “The Whole Omoplata Enchilada”. In it, you’ll learn how to avoid getting stacked, maneuver out from under your opponent, and finish this notoriously hard-to-nail submission with expert level details from Lyanne Perez.

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How Old is Lyanne Perez? 

Lyanne Perez’s age isn't public but she started as a teenager and trained eleven years to get black belt in 2019. It’s likely that she’s in her late twenties or early thirties.

Lyanne Perez Family

Lyanne Perez focuses on promoting women’s self-defense and being an ambassador for jiu jitsu. She hasn’t been public with any details about her family, but she focuses her own academy around welcoming families and professionals alike to train.

How Much is Lyanne Perez Worth?

Lyanne Perez’s net worth is not public information. She’s built a solid reputation for herself on the international circuit as a Pan American Champion. On top of that, she’s a Gracie black belt, owns her own academy, and teaches both self defense seminars and individual lessons.

How Tall is Lyanne Perez?

Lyanne Perez’s height isn’t published. She’s a grappler, not an MMA fighter, which means she doesn’t have to put her height on record. Typically it’s considered a disadvantage to share extra information about your physicality with your competitors.

How Much Does Lyanne Perez Weigh? 

Lyanne Perez has competed in multiple weight classes throughout her competition career. As a black belt, she has competed most frequently as a lightweight. Under IBJJF regulations, that division is limited to 64 kg, or 141 pounds. It’s unlikely that she’ll ever drop weight to face her friend and fellow world champion, Ann Kneib, at featherweight, but perhaps she’ll move up a division eventually to allow Kneib to explore the light weight circuit.

Lyanne Perez Fight List

Lyanne Perez has competed in jiu jitsu matches for years. She started winning medals around 2016, as a purple belt. She continued to compete actively through Brown belt until achieving black belt in 2019. Last year, in 2022, she won the IBJJF Pan American Championships at black belt. This is a list of Lyanne’s achievements at the time of writing in 2023. We wouldn’t be surprised if she’s back for more before long:

  • 2016 – IBJJF Chicago Open (Purple belt) - Gold Medal
  • 2016 – IBJJF Charlotte Open (Purple belt) - Gold Medal
  • 2017 – IBJJF Atlanta Open (Purple belt) - Gold Medal
  • 2018 – IBJJF Miami Spring Open (Brown belt) - Gold Medal
  • 2018 – IBJJF World Championships (Brown belt) - Bronze Medal
  • 2018 – IBJJF Las Vegas Open (Brown belt) - Gold Medal
  • 2018 – IBJJF Las Vegas Open – Absolute division – (Brown belt) - Bronze Medal
  • 2019 – IBJJF Pan-am Championships (Brown belt) - Bronze Medal
  • 2019 – IBJJF Chicago Open (Brown belt) - Gold Medal
  • 2019 – IBJJF World Championships (Brown belt) - Bronze Medal
  • 2019 – IBJJF Las Vegas Open (Black belt) - Bronze Medal
  • 2019 – IBJJF Las Vegas Open – Absolute division – (Black belt) - Bronze Medal
  • 2020 – Fuji Pro Superfight winner (Black belt)
  • 2022 – IBJJF Pan-American Championships (Black Belt) - Gold Medal

Lyanne Perez's Best Fight of All Time

Lyanne Perez has had many memorable victories throughout her Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu career, and she’s been at it a while. There’s not denying, however, that her outing at the 2022 IBJJF Pan American Championships was a validating moment.

After training for over a decade to receive her black belt, Perez worked three more years to accomplish this feat a full fourteen years into her jiu jitsu journey. At that tournament, she was hoping to prove to both herself and the larger community that she belonged at the highest levels of black belt competition. She accomplished just that with this major victory.

Who Did Lyanne Perez Lose To?

Lyanne Perez has already gone against some of the toughest competition in the world and come out on top, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows on the grappling circuit! Lyanne has taken some tough losses as well. One such moment came at the 2019 IBJJF World Championships where she was hoping to take home gold.

Although Lyanne found herself with a bronze on the podium, she found a way to push through her frustration and to find her way back to the top. Lyanne rallied from the loss and won her Pan American Championship a full three years later, as a proud representative of her very own Sanity Jiu Jitsu!

Lyanne Perez Record

Lyanne Perez’s overall record isn’t out there to find compiled in one place. She’s competed all over the country and done so at the highest levels, with both wins and losses against some of the biggest names in the women's featherweight and light featherweight divisions. Scroll up to take a look at her tournament wins to get an idea of her skills on the mat.

Lyanne Perez Injuries

Although she hasn’t publicly disclosed any injuries, Perez plays a game that’s known to take a toll on the body. She, like many others, keeps up with a strict strength and conditioning routine in order to make sure that her body is strong and capable when it’s time to perform on the mats.

Is Lyanne Perez Retired?

Lyanne Perez is still going strong after fifteen years dedicated to the sport of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As a Pan Am champion with many other high-level tournament victories to her name, it’s safe to say that Lyanne will be terrorizing the IBJJF Lightweight scene for a long time to come. She’s yet to conquer some of the younger names coming up, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see Lyanne challenge the adult division again in the future!

She’s just begun working with Fanatics to start sharing her lifelong journey of both self-defense and competition. “The Whole Omoplata Enchilada” offers valuable insights into guard techniques for smaller competitors in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This series is tailored to help grapplers of all sizes understand the complexities of the omoplata, including non-traditional finishes to spice things up.

Lyanne's clear and concise teaching style makes complex concepts easy to understand, breaking down each step of the omoplata from setup to finish. Through a series of detailed techniques, variations, and strategies, she unveils the secrets behind this effective shoulder lock. With Lyanne's guidance, you'll learn how to seamlessly transition into the omoplata from various positions, counter common defenses, and capitalize on opportunities to secure the submission. "The Whole Omoplata Enchilada" is an invaluable resource for any Jiu Jitsu practitioner looking to expand their skill set and dominate their opponents with this powerful technique.

Whether you're a beginner looking to add a new weapon to your arsenal or an experienced practitioner seeking to refine your omoplata game, this instructional is a must-have resource. 

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