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Mayssa Bastos

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Mayssa Bastos is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Júlio César Pereira and Jair Court of the GF Team, who also worked extensively with Murilo Santana at Unity JJ. Mayssa became one of the most talked-about names in the female light-feather weight class while climbing the ranks of the sport, through her wins in important International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) tournaments. She would later cement her status as one of her generation’s top competitors in the pro division.

Mayssa Bastos Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Mayssa Caldas Pereira Bastos

Nickname: “Pequena Notável” is a name often assigned to Bastos in Brazilian media, which translates to the “Remarkable Little One”. This nickname was started by Marcos Furtado, a photographer of FlashSport, who often covered Mayssa’s achievements at local tournaments, writing about her endeavors in the absolute division, in which she was regularly the smallest athlete.

Lineage: Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda >  Monir Salomão > Júlio César > Mayssa Bastos

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 / 2021 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019 / 2020 / 2023 / 2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021 / 2022)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2023 / 2024)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 / 2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2019 / 2020 / 2022 / 2023 / 2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2018 / 2024)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2020/2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2018)
  • 1st Place WNO Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place EBI 18 – The Strawweights (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Championship (2024)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • UAEJJF #2 Overall Female Athlete of the Year (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015/2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2014* blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2015/2016 purple, 2017/2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015/2016 purple, 2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship Juvenile (2014** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship Juvenile (2014** blue)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2018 brown/black)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Los Angeles (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF South America Continental Pro (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Championship (2015* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2014 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018*/2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Championship (2016* purple, 2017* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016* purple)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2014* blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2014** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2014** blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014 blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Peso Galo (48,5kg / 107.0 lbs) and Pluma (53,50 kg /118.0 lbs)

Team/Association: AOJ

Mayssa Bastos Biography

Mayssa Bastos was born on October 23, 1997, in Niterói, a well-known city in southeast Brazil, connected to Rio de Janeiro by a bridge across Guanabara Bay, though she spent extended periods of her formative years in Maricá (also RJ state, Lagoa region).

Like many children, Judo was Mayssa’s doorway into the world of martial arts, a sport she practiced prior to starting jiu-jitsu by the influence of her older brother and father, age 12 (2009).

Starting with coach Jair Court in Maricá, Mayssa soon became addicted to grappling, spending all her resources on perfecting her skill and competing. Her dedication paid off as Bastos quickly became one of the most feared faces in the juvenile blue belt category, a status that transitioned with Mayssa through all belts.

Her aforementioned drive to succeed in BJJ drove Mayssa Bastos to train in different academies, in trying to expand her experience. She became a regular face at the Meyer headquarters of GF Team, and later Unity JJ in New York City, a gym she looked for when preparing for big tournaments, particularly on the East Coast of the United States. Later Mayssa added GFT Orange County.

After a stellar career as a brown belt, a time when Mayssa conquered titles at the IBJJF European Open, Pan, and UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro, coach Júlio César promoted Bastos to black belt, while standing on the podium of the World Championship on June 4, 2018.

Mayssa Bastos Grappling Record

117 WINS
    41 (35%)
    9 (8%)
    58 (50%)
    6 (5%)
    0 (0%)
    3 (3%)


Choke from back
Short choke
Triangle armbar
50/50 armbar
Violin armlock
Cross choke
Bow and arrow
Inside heel hook
    6 (50%)
    5 (42%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (8%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Mayssa Bastos Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16728Karen AntunesKaren AntunesLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
18793Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD55KGF2019
21654Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA49KGF2019
22248Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioLPts: 2x0Queen of Mats62KGRR2018
22249Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 2x2, AdvQueen of Mats62KGRR2018
25712Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 3x2World Pro49KGRR2021
27658Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 6x6, AdvPan American53KGF2021
35110Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLPts: 3x0ADCC60KG4F2022
35928Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 4x0IBJJF GP64KGSF2022
35930Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF GP64KG3RD2022
36239Brianna Ste-MarieBrianna Ste-MarieLReferee DecisionWNO61KGSPF2022
46534Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineLPts: 2x0European Open53KGF2024
16725Bruna BurnsWChoke from backAmerican Nat.48KGSF2018
16726Patricia FontesWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nat.48KGF2018
16727Sarah BlackWPts: 2x0American Nat.ABS4F2018
17030Iori EchigoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO49KGRR2018
17031Aya MurakamiWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGRR2018
17336Saori ShibamotoWN/AAsian Open48KGF2018
17460Miriam CerqueiraWN/ANo Gi Pan Am.50KG4F2018
17461Fiona WatsonWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.50KGSF2018
17462Patricia FontesWPts: 23x0No Gi Pan Am.50KGF2018
17613Luna BareaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA49KGSF2018
17614Luna BareaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA49KGF2018
17726Aline XavierWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi50KGF2018
18347Vanessa SantosWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KG4F2018
18348M. RolsztWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KGSF2018
18349Rita ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ49KGF2018
18388Fabiana JorgeWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGR12018
18389Fiona WatsonWEBI/OTEBI 1852KG4F2018
18390Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWRNCEBI 1852KGSF2018
18391Patricia FontesWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGF2018
18570Sofia AmaranteWShort chokeNoGi Worlds50KGSF2018
18571Patricia FontesWRNCNoGi Worlds50KGF2018
18792Amal AmjahidAmal AmjahidWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD55KGSF2019
18969Natalia CarrieloWChoke from backEuropean Open48KGSF2019
18970Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open48KGF2019
18979R. SharouniWSubmissionNetherlands Pro55KGSF2019
18980Sayuri ToledoWPts: 6x4Netherlands Pro55KGF2019
18982Faye FarralesWPts: 9x0NA Continental55KGF2019
19257Dimitra MindrinouWChoke from backEU Continental55KGSF2019
19258R. SharouniWSubmissionEU Continental55KGF2019
19466Julia ParejaWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGSF2019
19467Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGF2019
19554Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backPan American48KGF2019
19782Patricia FontesWReferee DecisionF2W 108ABSSPF2019
19792Fiona WatsonWRNCKasai 5ABSSPF2019
20159Thamires AquinoWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20160Elina MoestamWPts: 4x2World Pro49KGRR2019
20161Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20162Thamires AquinoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro49KGF2019
20560Arantzazu PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.48KG4F2019
20561Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliW50/50 armbarWorld Champ.48KGSF2019
20562Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.48KGF2019
20806Helen FariaWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGSF2019
20807Tatiane NunesWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGF2019
21260Dorothy DaoWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGSF2019
21261Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO49KGF2019
21653Kimberly AndersonWSubmissionGrand Slam LA49KGSF2019
22255Eli CarauniWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ49KGSF2019
22256Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ49KGF2019
22963Clarissa LacerdaWPts: 12x1Grand Slam AD49KGSF2020
22964Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam AD49KGF2020
23176Serena GabrieliWPts: 2x0European Open48KGF2020
24233Ann KneibWPts: 9x0Pan American52KGSF2020
24234Patricia FontesWKatagatamePan American52KGF2020
24864Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF52KG2020
25606Jessa KhanJessa KhanWPts: 21x2EUG 149KGSPF2021
25711Eliana CarauniEliana CarauniWPts: 18x1World Pro49KGRR2021
26196Jessa KhanJessa KhanWArmbarNoGi Pan Am.51KGSF2021
26197Sofia AmaranteWPts: 13x6NoGi Pan Am.51KGF2021
27283Jessa KhanJessa KhanWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGSF2021
27284Abbygaile PontesWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGF2021
27656Naiomi MatthewsWPts: 10x2Pan American53KGSF2021
27925Alex NguyenAlex NguyenWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KG4F2021
27929Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KGSF2021
27946Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KGF2021
28353Lavinia BarbosaWRNCNoGi Worlds51KGSF2021
28354Sofia AmaranteWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds51KGF2021
29618Nini HoangWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KG4F2021
29621Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGSF2021
29623Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGF2021
30440Jaine FragosoWTriangle armbarADCC BR2 Trials60KG8F2022
30451Isabel SekiWPts: 3x0ADCC BR2 Trials60KG4F2022
30453Jasmine RochaJasmine RochaWRNCADCC BR2 Trials60KGSF2022
30454Julia AlvesJulia AlvesWViolin armlockADCC BR2 Trials60KGF2022
30673Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWChoke from backEuropean Open53KGSF2022
30674Rose SharouniRose SharouniWArmbarEuropean Open53KGF2022
31746Jhenifer AquinoJhenifer AquinoWPts: 4x0Pan American49KGSF2022
31748Lavinia BarbosaWPts: 9x0Pan American49KGF2022
32225Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWPts: 11x0Brasileiro49KGSF2022
32226Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWChoke from backBrasileiro49KGF2022
33069Vicky HoangWOmoplataWorld Champ.49KG4F2022
33072Serena GabrieliWShort chokeWorld Champ.49KGSF2022
33073Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 6x4World Champ.49KGF2022
37378Naiomi MathewsWPts: 18x0European Open53KGSF2023
37380Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 11x4European Open53KGF2023
38594Adele FornarinoAdele FornarinoWPts: 3x0Pan American53KG4F2023
38597Amanda AlequinAmanda AlequinWPts: 2x0Pan American53KGSF2023
38599Rose SharouniRose SharouniWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American53KGF2023
39727Eliana CarauniEliana CarauniWCross chokeBrasileiro53KGSF2023
39728Adele FornarinoAdele FornarinoWPts: 6x6, AdvBrasileiro53KGF2023
40518Ni Ni HoangWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KG4F2023
40522Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGSF2023
40524Jhenifer AquinoJhenifer AquinoWPts: 4x2World Champ.49KGF2023
41432Haruki IshiguroWN/AAsian Open53KGSF2023
41433Saori ShibamotoWChoke from backAsian Open53KGF2023
41436Juliana AraujoWChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2023
42496Jazmin HamuyWTarikoplataJJ Con53KGSF2023
44749Flavia QuintareliWBow and arrowADWP Qualifier49KGRR2023
44750Flavia QuintareliWTriangle armbarADWP Qualifier49KGRR2023
44939T. VictoriaWPts: 17x4World Pro49KGR12023
44944Diana TeixeiraWPts: 13x2World Pro49KG4F2023
44946Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 1x0World Pro49KGSF2023
44948Margarita OchoaWBaratoplataWorld Pro49KGF2023
45869Faye CherrierWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World46KGSF2023
45871Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWInside heel hookNoGi World46KGF2023
46214Kim SieunWPts: 11x2ADGS TYO49KGSF2024
46215Diana TeixeiraWPts: 10x4ADGS TYO49KGF2024
46529Yasmin PessanhaWPts: 21x0European Open53KG4F2024
46533Diana TeixeiraWChoke from backEuropean Open53KGSF2024
48072Amanda MonteiroAmanda MonteiroWPts: 6x2Pan American53KGSF2024
48073Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineWChoke from backPan American53KGF2024
49280Amanda MonteiroAmanda MonteiroWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro53KGSF2024
49281Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 14x6Brasileiro53KGF2024
50418Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KG4F2024
50420Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGSF2024
50422Jhenifer AquinoJhenifer AquinoWPts: 10x0World Champ.49KGF2024
51056Milena SakumoWN/AAsian Open53KGSF2024
51057Eonju ImWChoke from backAsian Open53KGF2024


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