Elisabeth Clay is absolutely relentless in her pursuit of glory and she’s put in yet another flawless performance at the IBJJF American Nationals, taking home a gold medal in her weightclass and a second in the absolute division. This continues Clay’s incredible run of performances this year, the crowning achievement so far being when she performed the exact same feat at the IBJJF no gi Pan-Ams, submitting all six of her opponents on the way to a pair of gold medals.
Just prior to that she won two different titles, first facing off against ADCC silver medalist Maria Malyjasiak for the Fight 2 Win Welterweight championship and earning submission of the night honors by wrapping up a beautiful Toehold. Shortly after that she competed on Subversiv 5 for the team grappling promotion’s inaugural women’s absolute championship against Andressa Cintra. Elisabeth Clay showed once again that she’s levels ahead of the opposition when it comes to leg attacks as she secured a kneebar against the Gracie Barra IBJJF World champion.
It’s been an almost perfect year for the Ares BJJ representative and she looks to be in fine form leading in to her upcoming match against Ana Carolina Vieira on the first ever ‘the Road to ADCC’ superfight event. This will be a huge opportunity for the incredibly young grappler as her phenomenal string of performances combined with a good showing at the event will likely secure her an invite to the eventual 2022 ADCC World Championships. Once she gets there, the field is wide open for Clay to secure her place in history by becoming one of the youngest ADCC world champions ever.
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