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Jillian  DeCoursey

Jillian DeCoursey started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2008 and Mixed Martial Arts in 2014. Before discovering Jiu Jitsu, Jillian was an accomplished athlete. She excelled in sports such as Basketball and Volleyball. In her junior and senior years of high school Jillian lead as the Captain of her basketball and volleyball teams, twice being voted MVP for each sport. Jillian went on to play Basketball at the University of Bridgeport. The University granted Jillian a 50/50 scholarship for both athletics and academics. After two years she transferred to Hunter College and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. Jillian went on to study Mental Health Counseling at Iona College and graduated with a Masters Degree. She currently works as a Therapist in private practice where she assists children and teens with behavioral problems as well as adults with a variety of mental health concerns. Jillian began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts under Professor Rob Gutierrez. Jiu Jitsu and MMA have become more than just another sport to conquer. For Jillian, it has become a way of life. It is her hard working no quit attitude that makes her a true asset and valued member of ECU Queens. Jillian is currently a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Professional MMA fighter signed by Invicta FC. Jillian is currently the number 1 ranked pound for pound Female MMA fighter in New York and 5th ranked pound for pound female fighter in the Northeast.

Mixed Martial Arts Accomplishments

Amateur 8-1

  • 3/25/17 Ground Force Fights Atomweight Title 12/16/16 USMTA Atomweight Title

  • 6/25/16 Aggressive Combat Championship Atomweight Title

  • 12/5/15 Aggressive Combat Championship Strawweight Title Defended

  • 10/3/15 Aggressive Combat Championship Strawweight Title Defended

  • 12/13/14 Aggressive Combat Championship Strawweight Title

Pro 1-0

  • 8/31/17 Invicta FC 25

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Accomplishments

Brown Belt

Radius Invitational 2016 Super Fight Winner

Silver Medal 2016 IBJJF Pan Am’s Purple Belt

Bronze Medal 2015 IBJJF Pan Am’s

Grapplers Quest 2014 Advanced Nogi Champion

Silver Medal 2013 Pan Nogi

Grapplers Quest 2012 Advanced Nogi Champion

Gold Medal 2012 Grapplers Quest Gi division

Gold Medal 2012 IBJJF Pan Nogi

Silver Medal 2012 IBJJF Boston Open

Purple Belt

  • Bronze Medal 2015 IBJJF Pan Am’s

  • Grapplers Quest 2014 Advanced Nogi Champion

  • Silver Medal 2013 IBJJF Pan Nogi

  • Grapplers Quest 2012 Advanced Nogi Champion

  • Gold Medal 2012 Grapplers Quest Gi division

  • Gold Medal 2012 IBJJF Pan Nogi

  • Silver Medal 2012 IBJJF Boston Open

Blue Belt

  • Bronze Medal 2012 IBJJF World Championship

  • Gold Medal 2012 IBJJF NY Open

  • Silver Medal 2012 IBJJF Pan Am’s

  • Silver Medal 2012 Abu Dhabi Pro Trials

  • Silver Medal 2011 IBJJF Pan Nogi Absolute division

  • Bronze Medal 2011 IBJJF Pan Nogi

  • Bronze Medal 2011 IBJJF Boston Open Absolute division

  • Grapplers Quest 2011 Advanced Nogi Champion

  • Gold Medal 2011 Grapplers Quest Gi division

  • Silver Medal 2011 IBJJF World Championship

  • Gold Medal 2011 IBJJF NY Open

  • Gold Medal 2011 Li Pride

  • Gold Medal 2011 Li Pride Absolute Division

  • Grapplers Quest 2010 Advanced Nogi Champion

  • Gold Medal 2010 Grapplers Quest Gi division

  • Silver Medal 2010 IBJJF Miami Open

  • Bronze Medal 2010 IBJJF NY Open

  • Gold Medal 2010 LI Pride

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