One of the most popular video games of all time, Call of Duty, has just launched the fourth season of Modern Warfare II, introducing some new intriguing operators to the game’s roster.
Among them is “Ana Vega,” a particularly violent Special Forces medic who has some Jiu-Jitsu in her DNA…
As the real-life model for Ana is Heather Grace Gracie, the granddaughter of Carlos Gracie Sr., one of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s founding fathers.
In the game, Ana Vega’s finishing moves include vicious neck-cranks and a lethal “hurricanrana” (a jumping spine twister) called “The Spinal Adjustment”; which is a distant (and remorseless) cousin of BJJ’s flying triangle Heather Gracie seems to be quite fond of:
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In real life, Heather runs “Gracie Worldwide” – a management company for fighters.
Her clients include Kywan Gracie and BJJ World Champion Rayron Gracie, among others.
She is also a partner in Epic Roll, a premium fight gear manufacturer.
Heather is a Jiu-Jitsu purple belt and a fitness enthusiast with an affinity for firearms training.
She frequently appears in fitness and gun-themed magazines such as Recoil, Skillset, Muscle & Fitness, among others.
Additionally, she is a member and advisor for VETPAW, an anti-poaching organization consisting of combat veterans operating on the African continent.
In her free time, she enjoys flying airplanes and participating in supercar rallies.