BJJ Stars 11 has been scheduled for September 9th, 2023 and the promotion has just announced that the event will feature a star-studded women’s heavyweight grand prix. It represents a great opportunity for female competitors as there’s a grand prize of 100,000 Brazilian Real up for grabs for the winner, the equivalent of just over $20,000 USD. The grand prix tournament will feature 8 top female competitors and although there’s no news yet as to who has been invited, the prize money available and prestige of a BJJ Stars tournament victory will undoubtedly attract some top talent.
As with every other BJJ Stars event in the past, they will also be putting together several superfights that will take place in between tournament rounds. Given that a lot of their tournaments have featured 16 competitors in the past, that would indicate that they’re likely going to put together more superfights than they normally would for their 11th event. Although the promotion hasn’t confirmed who the 8 grapplers competing in the BJJ Stars 11 women’s heavyweight grand prix are, a number of top grapplers have made comments on the news:
Thamara Ferreira: “Very cool! I always knew you were a guy that hugs everyone the same way. Thanks Fepa, we really appreciate it!!!! We all grow together”
Gabi Garcia: “Congrats fepa and all bjjstars! Always opening doors”
Anna Rodrigues: “Ever since I found out it was going to happen I’ve been so excited to be able to talk (I also know who the 8 are) and I say more it’s going to be so beautiful, are you all ready for it. Really looking forward to watching. Everyone asked for the BJJ Stars will make it happen”
Bianca Basilio: “What a time we are living in! congratulations and thank you for raising the level in women’s jiu jitsu.”
Gabrieli Pessanha: “Thanks BJJ Stars for making this happen, it’s going to be awesome. Anxious….”
BJJ Stars announced the news that the upcoming BJJ Stars 11 event would feature a women’s heavyweight grand prix, alongside several superfights, in a recent post to their official Instagram account: