If they created a women's HW division, I'd like to see Lana Stefanac come out of retirement...
Well known as an accomplished BJJ player in the United States, Lana Stefanac received her black belt from Randy Bloom in 2009 after winning the absolute division at the world championships. In addition to being a successful BJJ player, Lana is also a 3x MMA title holder in 2 weight divisions. Her Professional MMA Record is 6-0-0. She is also the owner and head coach of an all women’s BJJ/MMA gym, Trinity BJJ, which opened in February 2009.
Lana’s major accomplishments include:
2006 IBJJF Pan Am Championships: 1st Place Blue Meio-Pesado Division
2007 IBJJF Pan Am Championships: 1st Place Purple Meio-Pesado Division
2007 ADCC World Championships: 2nd Place +67kg Division
2009 IBJJF World Championships: 1st Place Brown/Black Absolute Division
2009 IBJJF World Championships: 1st Place Brown/Black Pesado Division
2011 IBJJF World Championships: 3rd Place Brown/Black Absolute Division
2011 IBJJF World Championships: 3rd Place Brown/Black Pesado Division
UFC champion Ronda Rousey sent a lot of waves through the Grappling community when she stated she could defeat any woman in the world in grappling recently and it didn’t take long for some people to respond. There were many people who immediately brought up the name Gabi Garcia, but a name that was forgotten was the woman who defeated Gabi Garcia, and that woman was Lana Stefanac. Lana is an ADCC champion and one of the most respected female grapplers on the planet, and needless to say she didn’t take Ronda’s comments lightly. Lana commented her thoughts on the subject on a facebook post.