Quick Facts of Michelle Zonato Nicolini

Michelle Nicolini

Michelle Nicolini is famously known for being an Elite Fighter in women for the IBJJF world championship. She is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and mixed martial artist who holds a black belt under Robert Drysdale. Also, she is one of the players who have got the most outstanding competitive grappling and BJJ records of all time.

Michelle also holds second place for most IBJJF World Championship titles at the black belt level Behind Beatriz Mesquita. Let’s read the whole article to know more about Michelle.

Early Life

Michelle Nicolini was born as Michelle Zonato Nicolini on January 5, 1982, in Itu, Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is Brazilian by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.  She grew up in Sao Paulo, along with her siblings Eliza Nicolini, Jaque Nicolini, Isa Nicolini, and Gi Nicolini.

Michelle and her family taking a picture for family potrate
Michelle and her family taking a family portrait picture
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Michelle started to train as a Martial arts fighter, where she was just fourteen at that time. However, she stopped training Capoeria three years later and changed to jiu-jitsu and went under Robert Drysdale for training.  Moreover, after trained with Robert, Nicolini received all the belts including a black belt.

Michelle in the ring while being ready for training
Michele in the ring while she was ready for her training
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In 2013, Nicolini left the Cavaca Fight Centre and give a statement on her Facebook account, clarifying the reason for her departure. Currently, she has already won 8x gold medals as of worlds 2019. Recently, she signed to the ONE Championship MMA organization.

Boyfriend- Philippe Pomaski

Moving onto Michelle’s personal life, she is currently in a relationship with athletic Philippe Pomaski. Moreover, Philippe is a Swiss grappler and a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Leonardo Vieira. There is no information about how and when they began dating, but we are sure that the couple might have met each other at their training center.

Michelle and Philippe took a picture together
Michelle with her boyfriend
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In addition, there is no sign of their break up but living a conjugal life in Santos, Brazil. Since both of them are engaged in their respective professions, the couple is yet to plan for their weddings.

Michelle and with her pet Chewb
Michelle and her pet Chewb
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Besides, Michelle is a travel freak and she travels several places with her friends. Also, she seems like a dog lover, where she owns a Lhasa Apso as her pet. She named her dog Chewb, while Chewb is a Lhasa Apso dog breed which was originally from Tibet.

Net Worth

Since Michelle is a professional Jiu-jitsu fighter, she has earned a lot of fame in her country. Also, she has amassed impressive earnings from her career. Most of her net worth comes from the sponsor rather than playing games.

Evaluating the earning of Michelle, her net worth can be estimated at around $70k to $100 thousand. Even though Michelle has earned such a hefty amount, she is yet to share the details about her house and cars. Stipe Miocic, Megan Wallace, Melvin Manhoef, and Valentina Shevchenko are some other renowed MMA fighters like Michelle.