No longer seen as simply the wife of legendary black belt Mario Reis, Monique Elias has made her own legendary path. Today, Monique was promoted to brown belt on the podium of the IBJJF Rio Open after winning double gold at purple belt middleweight and the absolute.
Monique became a world champion in 2012 after winning the blue belt lightweight division and absolute. This year she won double gold at purple belt winning her two more world titles. It was only a matter of time before she gained the darker belt.
We look forward to seeing how Monique will do at her new belt!
See the promotion as filmed by our team in Brazil: