One of jiu-jitsu’s most accomplished active competitors is set to make her MMA debut in July. Multiple-time IBJJF world champion Talita Alencar will compete in MMA for the first time when she meets Staci Vega in a strawweight bout at Titan FC 70 on Friday, July 2.
Alencar “is posed for a breakout performance and her opportunity to be the transcendent WMMA star on the global stage,” said Titan FC COO Lex McMahon via a press release.
Alencar’s opponent, Staci Vega, sports a 0-1-1 professional record and an abysmal 0-6 amateur record. She has not fought since a November 2019 draw against Randee Morales.
Given her prodigious accomplishments in jiu-jitsu, Talita Alencar is immediately one of MMA’s top prospects. As a black belt, she is a two-time IBJJF no-gi world champion, a one-time gi world champion, a gi and no-gi Pans champion, and a no-gi European Open champion. Alencar is an aggressive and fun grappler to watch; she won an incredibly fun match earlier this year against Gabi McComb to retain her Fight to Win flyweight title.
How to watch: Titan FC 70 takes place on Friday, July 2. The main card airs at 8:00 PM ET on UFC Fightpass (subscription required).