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Vitória Assis says: “You’re going to see me make history”

Vitória Assis is one of the main prospects in women’s Jiu-Jitsu. Photo: Tyy Withrow

Vitória Assis has made a stunning landing in the elite of Jiu-Jitsu. Graduated after competing in the 2023 Worlds, Vitória received her black belt from the hands of her professor Bruno Formiga and continues to be unstoppable in competitions. She has competed in four tournaments since being promoted and is undefeated. Vitória was crowned champion gi and nogi at the American Nationals and also won gold at the Orlando, Dallas and Austin Opens, all with the IBJJF label.

Vitória will be in action next Sunday, September 24, in search of an achievement to enhance her resume. The Double Five representative is confirmed for the Brasileiro Sem Kimono and is the favorite for the featherweight title. In an interview with VF Comunica, Vitória Assis reviewed her beginnings as a black belt and promised to make history.

“I’ve only been a black belt for three months and I’ve won all four championships I’ve fought in and out of the gi. At the Dallas Open, I fought Thamires Aquino, who has just made the final of the Worlds in my category, which confirmed that I’m on the right track and that you’ll soon see me making history,” Vitória assured.

She enjoys offensive Jiu-Jitsu and always provides electrifying duels. Vitória said that the preparation for the Brazilian No-Gi was ideal and she has ambitious plans to dominate her category.

“The camp for the Brasileiro Nogi was perfect. I’m looking forward to fighting at home after so long. I competed in this championship for the last time as a blue belt and I really want this title. The category is very tough and I can’t wait to fight. If you like aggressive, forward Jiu-Jitsu, keep an eye on me for entertainment,” said the black belt. 

Last year, Vitória Assis was runner-up in the nogi world championship. She had been on a roll after winning gold at the Worlds in the gi, but her streak was interrupted. She highlighted the adjustments she made to her game in order to present the best version of her Jiu-Jitsu at the CBJJ event.

“When I fought in the World Nogi last year, I hadn’t trained for a long time because of personal problems. I started training two weeks before the competition and reached the final. This time, I kept up the consistency in training and in the championships. The change was certainly necessary and will make all the difference this year in the nogi season,” shared Vitória.

The featherweight reiterated that versatility is one of her main strengths and stressed that the taste of victory at the Brasileiro Sem Kimono will be different.

“I feel comfortable in any situation, I know how to play well both from below and above. I consider myself a complete athlete, that’s what sets me apart, without a doubt. I’ve already shown that in the colored belts and now I’m going to show it in the black belts. It’s been a long time since I fought in Brazil and even longer since I competed in the Brasileiro Nogi. It’s going to be great to have my friends there with me and to be champion with the crowd in the stands cheering me on. It’s certainly going to be different,” concluded Vitória.

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Written by Gabriel Almada

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