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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 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)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019 / 2020 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021 / 2022)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2023)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 / 2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019 / 2020 / 2022 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, TYO (2018)
  • 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)

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 Open (2015/2016 purple, 2017/2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015/2016 purple, 2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open 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 Open (2015* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2014 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018*/2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2016* purple, 2017* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016* purple)

* 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: GF Team

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 in 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

    31 (32%)
    7 (7%)
    49 (51%)
    6 (6%)
    0 (0%)
    3 (3%)


Choke from back
Short choke
Triangle armbar
Violin armlock
Cross choke
50/50 armbar
    5 (45%)
    5 (45%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (9%)
    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
18786Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD55KGF2019
21644Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA49KGF2019
22238Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioLPts: 2x0Queen of Mats62KGRR2018
22239Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 2x2, AdvQueen of Mats62KGRR2018
25699Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 3x2World Pro49KGRR2021
27645Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 6x6, AdvPan American53KGF2021
35078Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLPts: 3x0ADCC60KG4F2022
35861Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 4x0IBJJF GP64KGSF2022
35863Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF GP64KG3RD2022
36171Brianna Ste-MarieBrianna Ste-MarieLReferee DecisionWNO61KGSPF2022
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
18340Vanessa SantosWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KG4F2018
18341M. RolsztWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KGSF2018
18342Rita ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ49KGF2018
18381Fabiana JorgeWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGR12018
18382Fiona WatsonWEBI/OTEBI 1852KG4F2018
18383Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWRNCEBI 1852KGSF2018
18384Patricia FontesWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGF2018
18563Sofia AmaranteWShort chokeNoGi Worlds50KGSF2018
18564Patricia FontesWRNCNoGi Worlds50KGF2018
18785Amal AmjahidAmal AmjahidWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD55KGSF2019
18962Natalia CarrieloWChoke from backEuropean Open48KGSF2019
18963Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open48KGF2019
18972R. SharouniWSubmissionNetherlands Pro55KGSF2019
18973Sayuri ToledoWPts: 6x4Netherlands Pro55KGF2019
18975Faye FarralesWPts: 9x0NA Continental55KGF2019
19250Dimitra MindrinouWChoke from backEU Continental55KGSF2019
19251R. SharouniWSubmissionEU Continental55KGF2019
19459Julia ParejaWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGSF2019
19460Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGF2019
19547Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backPan American48KGF2019
19775Patricia FontesWReferee DecisionF2W 108ABSSPF2019
19785Fiona WatsonWRNCKasai 5ABSSPF2019
20152Thamires AquinoWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20153Elina MoestamWPts: 4x2World Pro49KGRR2019
20154Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20155Thamires AquinoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro49KGF2019
20553Arantzazu PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.48KG4F2019
20554Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliW50/50 armbarWorld Champ.48KGSF2019
20555Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.48KGF2019
20799Helen FariaWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGSF2019
20800Tatiane NunesWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGF2019
21253Dorothy DaoWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGSF2019
21254Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO49KGF2019
21643Kimberly AndersonWSubmissionGrand Slam LA49KGSF2019
22245Eli CarauniWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ49KGSF2019
22246Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ49KGF2019
22953Clarissa LacerdaWPts: 12x1Grand Slam AD49KGSF2020
22954Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam AD49KGF2020
23166Serena GabrieliWPts: 2x0European Open48KGF2020
24220Ann KneibWPts: 9x0Pan American52KGSF2020
24221Patricia FontesWKatagatamePan American52KGF2020
24851Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF52KG2020
25593Jessa KhanJessa KhanWPts: 21x2EUG 149KGSPF2021
25698Eliana CarauniEliana CarauniWPts: 18x1World Pro49KGRR2021
26183Jessa KhanJessa KhanWArmbarNoGi Pan Am.51KGSF2021
26184Sofia AmaranteWPts: 13x6NoGi Pan Am.51KGF2021
27270Jessa KhanJessa KhanWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGSF2021
27271Abbygaile PontesWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGF2021
27643Naiomi MatthewsWPts: 10x2Pan American53KGSF2021
27912Alex NguyenAlex NguyenWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KG4F2021
27916Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KGSF2021
27933Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KGF2021
28340Lavinia BarbosaWRNCNoGi Worlds51KGSF2021
28341Sofia AmaranteWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds51KGF2021
29605Nini HoangWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KG4F2021
29608Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGSF2021
29610Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGF2021
30426Jaine FragosoWTriangle armbarADCC BR2 Trials60KG8F2022
30437Isabel SekiWPts: 3x0ADCC BR2 Trials60KG4F2022
30439Jasmine RochaJasmine RochaWRNCADCC BR2 Trials60KGSF2022
30440Julia AlvesJulia AlvesWViolin armlockADCC BR2 Trials60KGF2022
30659Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWChoke from backEuropean Open53KGSF2022
30660Rose SharouniRose SharouniWArmbarEuropean Open53KGF2022
31731Jhenifer AquinoJhenifer AquinoWPts: 4x0Pan American49KGSF2022
31733Lavinia BarbosaWPts: 9x0Pan American49KGF2022
32210Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWPts: 11x0Brasileiro49KGSF2022
32211Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWChoke from backBrasileiro49KGF2022
33047Vicky HoangWOmoplataWorld Champ.49KG4F2022
33050Serena GabrieliWShort chokeWorld Champ.49KGSF2022
33051Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 6x4World Champ.49KGF2022
37269Naiomi MathewsWPts: 18x0European Open53KGSF2023
37271Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 11x4European Open53KGF2023
38469Adele FornarinoAdele FornarinoWPts: 3x0Pan American53KG4F2023
38472Amanda AlequinAmanda AlequinWPts: 2x0Pan American53KGSF2023
38474Rose SharouniRose SharouniWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American53KGF2023
39578Eliana CarauniEliana CarauniWCross chokeBrasileiro53KGSF2023
39579Adele FornarinoAdele FornarinoWPts: 6x6, AdvBrasileiro53KGF2023
40368Ni Ni HoangWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KG4F2023
40372Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGSF2023
40374Jhenifer AquinoJhenifer AquinoWPts: 4x2World Champ.49KGF2023
41254Haruki IshiguroWN/AAsian Open53KGSF2023
41255Saori ShibamotoWChoke from backAsian Open53KGF2023
41258Juliana AraujoWChoke from backAsian OpenABSSF2023
42302Jazmin HamuyWTarikoplataJJ Con53KGSF2023


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