Eight-time BJJ World champion and ADCC champion, Michelle Nicolini is one of the best Jiu-Jitsu athletes of all time. In 2011, she started fighting MMA, but continued to compete in BJJ tournaments. At the 2016 BJJ Worlds, when she lost the final against Mackenzie Dern, she decided to retire from the BJJ competitions to focused only in MMA.
Recently, she moved to Singapore for training at Evolve MMA. And, this weekly, according to Yahoo.com, the 34-year-old signed with One Championship, the biggest MMA promotion in Asia. They have not set the date of her debut, but she takes the opportunity to improve their skills for MMA.
Nicolini has a 2-1 record in MMA. She came from loss at Legacy FC, in 2014. Since them, Nicolini not had opportunity to fight. “My last contract with Legacy, they had a hard time finding fights for me. I was getting ready for fights, and they cancelled two or three times. After that, I just lost focus,” told Nicolini to Yahoo.com.
But now she’s looking forward. At Evolve MMA, the BJJ Hall of Fame only focused in have same success in MMA like had in Jiu-Jitsu.