Maggie Grindatti is one of the most promising talents in women’s BJJ competition right now and she’s just made a huge step in her professional career by joining ATOS. She’s been impressive during her journey through the coloured belt divisions, winning IBJJF world championship gold medals at every level before she was promoted to black belt at the end of 2019. Throughout that time, Grindatti was training under Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu and representing Fight Sports as one of their most active female competitors.
Since being promoted to black belt, Grindatti continued her good form and managed to win an IBJJF European Championship. Recently though, Grindatti made the decision to leave Fight Sports and spent quite a while completely unaffiliated from any gym or competition team. During that time she actually got one of the biggest opportunities of her career so far when she was given the call to replace Jaidyn Mueller on short notice and compete in the Polaris 23 Women’s under 66kg grand prix. She actually attended this competition not only as an unaffiliated competitor, but also without a cornerman to provide advice. Instead, Grindatti actually brought her brothers who don’t train in the sport along with her as support for the tournament.
Now Maggie Grindatti has found herself a permanent home and although she’ll be staying in Miami, Florida, she will now be training at an ATOS affiliate that is led by Leo D’Avila. She’ll no doubt be instrumental in helping to develop the competition team out of that gym, but she’ll also be able to access some fantastic coaching and training partners too. It’ll be interesting to see how Grindatti is able to perform in this year’s major IBJJF tournaments after settling in to her new gym, and if she’s able to improve on her past performances even further.
Maggie Grindatti announced the news that she was joining ATOS after leaving Fight Sports recently in a post to her official Instagram account: