Lana Stefanac

lana stefanacNicknames: Lethal Lana, Lethal Force
Born in 1975
Home: California – USA
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team: Trinity Stefanac
Division: over 60 Kg

BJJ/ADCC record:
* ADCC 2009 North American Trials winner
* 143 – 0 – 0 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
* 54 – 3 – 0 No-gi
* 2009 Mundials Brown/Blackbelt Heavyweight Champion
* 2009 Mundials Brown/Blackbelt Absolute Champion
* ADCC 2007 Finalist
* 4x PanAm Gold Medalist

MMA record: 6 – 0 – 0 (66% of victories by submission)

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Bio: Lana is a heavyweight champion! This american from Cleveland, California, defeated Kyra Gracie by 5 to 2 in the absolute Final of the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. She scored with a takedown and guard pass, while Gracie scored with a sweep. Now welcome back to the ADCC!

“My best way to combat that is to throw the best show that I can and fight as technically as possible so that when people leave they will always remember “that chick fight””.

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Interview with Lana Stefanac

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Lana is a heavyweight champion! This american from Trinity JJ defeated Kyra Gracie by 5 to 2 in the absolute final of the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. She scored with a takedown and guard pass, while the Gracie scored with a sweep. Now welcome back to the ADCC!

How did you get into MMA and what is your experience with martial arts?

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a lifestyle for me, I train usually twice a day every day if not hindered by injuries. I have a background in Aikido, and a little Kempo. BJJ is my blood, though.

I have fought all over the country in the following tournaments and run a record of (143-0-0) in gi, my professional no-gi and amateur no-gi record is (63-3-0).  I have never been tapped out thus far, my 3 losses were highly disputed technical losses, but to very experienced females, I have cleaned up one loss and look now to avenge the other 2.

I recieved my blue belt from Relson Gracie, and my brown from Randy Bloom.

How did you become the coach for an all-female fight team and can you tell me how many are on the team and what are some of your plans to compete?

We have right now about 20 girls, of them, about 3 or 4 I would put against the toughest females out there. I am working with some local promoters and friends who have been tireless in their efforts to work with my women by getting them into some pro fights.

How did you get your nickname LETHAL FORCE?

That nickname came I think from the 2006 PanAms, I smoked through all the females in my division mostly by tapout and mostly in less than a minute, people were saying I was “Lethal”, and the name followed me ever since. When I got into MMA, my record was still going around a minute or two by submission, so hence the “Lethal Force”.

What would you like to accomplish with your career?

I want to accomplish the exact same thing as any other pro female or male, to be the best at my game, and be able to make a living off doing what I love. My biggest goal is to get my black belt in BJJ and open up my own academy where I will specialize in training women fighters. Too often there is a stigma attached to females that they “slept” their way up to a black belt or into a show, I want to be that one female that other women can look up to and say “look she did it through hard work blood and sweat, so can I”. In the meantime, my dream is to acquire financial sponsoreship so that I can train hard all the time and focus on being the best of the best.
Single? Married? Kids? Can you give me a little information on your personal background.

I married to a Sgt. Detective who is extremely wonderful and supportive of all my wild training, figthing and traveling, whom without I could not be half the person I have become so quickly just this year alone. I do not have kids nor do I want them, but I love kids and I particularly love to teach children.

font: Lana Stefanac’s official web-site

Previous ADCC (2007) Final Results

The Abu Dhabi Combat Club World Championship is organized each 2 years.

Here are the results from the finals of the previous editions, ADCC 2007, in New Jersey, USA

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MEN

Superfight

Roger Gracie defeated Olav Einemo (Norway)

Absolute division

Robert Drysdale (USA) defeated Marcelo Garcia

Over 99 Kg

Fabricio Werdum defeated Rolles Gracie

Under 99 Kg

Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro defeated Braulio Estima

Under 87 Kg

Demian Maia defeated Flavio Cachorrinho

Under 76 Kg

Marcelo Garcia defeated Pablo Popovich

Under 65 Kg

Rani Yahya defeated Leo Vieria

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WOMEN

Under 55 Kg

Sayaka Shioda (Japan) defeated Felicia Oh (USA)

Under 60 Kg

Kyra Gracie defeated Tara LaRosa (USA)

Under 67 Kg

Hanette “Staack” Quadros defeated Kelly Paul (USA)

Over 67 Kg

Penny Thomas (South Africa) defeated Lana Stefanac (USA)