Professor, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Champion
Thabata Da Costa Manso
Da Costa Manso
Assistant Instructor, WarriorFit
Chatri Sityodtong
Kru, Muay Thai and MMA

Instructor Profile

Michelle Nicolini is an Instructor at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore on a seasonal basis. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female BJJ legends in history and is an 8-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt World Champion. With almost 20 years of experience, Michelle is also a multiple-time ADCC World Champion, a World Pro Cup Champion, World No-Gi Champion, European Champion, and Pan American Champion. She is currently a professional MMA fighter in ONE Championship.

Michelle is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Robert Drysdale at Checkmat Brazil. She now lives and teaches in Singapore on a permanent basis. Michelle’s favorite BJJ techniques include the Shin-on-Shin Guard, Triangle Choke, and Toe Hold.

Fighter Profile

5 Jan 1982 2 - 1 Santos, Sao Paolo, Brazil

  • One of the biggest household names in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • 8x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Multiple-time ADCC World Champion
  • A World Pro Cup Champion
  • A World No-Gi Champion
  • An European Champion
  • the Pan American Champion
  • Professional MMA fighter
Michelle Nicolini