Fresh off a huge win in the lightweight division at No-Gi Pans, Margot Ciccarelli has been promoted to black belt by Murilo Santana.
The Unity athlete has been collecting wins at the highest level of jiu-jitsu, marking herself as one of the top up-and-comers in the sport. She was promoted to brown belt in August 2019 after a highly successful blue and purple belt career. During her time as a brown belt, she collected gold medals at No-Gi Pans 2021, No-Gi Worlds 2019, and Euros 2020. She also picked up double gold at American Nationals.
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Cicarelli, a Chinese-Italian athlete born in the UK, started her jiu-jitsu journey at age 18 and trained in the UK, Honk Kong, and under the Mendes Brothers in California before deciding to train under the Unity banner. She has long been one of the top prospects to watch, and now, she’ll be tested at the highest level as a black belt.