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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)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021 / 2022)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 / 2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019/2020)
  • 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

    27 (32%)
    5 (6%)
    43 (51%)
    6 (7%)
    0 (0%)
    3 (4%)


Choke from back
Short choke
Triangle armbar
Violin armlock
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
16727Karen AntunesKaren AntunesLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
18777Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD55KGF2019
21633Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA49KGF2019
22227Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioLPts: 2x0Queen of Mats62KGRR2018
22228Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 2x2, AdvQueen of Mats62KGRR2018
25689Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 3x2World Pro49KGRR2021
27635Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 6x6, AdvPan American53KGF2021
35058Beatriz MesquitaBeatriz MesquitaLPts: 3x0ADCC60KG4F2022
35835Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 4x0IBJJF GP64KGSF2022
35837Luiza MonteiroLuiza MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvIBJJF GP64KG3RD2022
36142Brianna Ste-MarieBrianna Ste-MarieLReferee DecisionWNO61KGSPF2022
16724Bruna BurnsWChoke from backAmerican Nat.48KGSF2018
16725Patricia FontesWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nat.48KGF2018
16726Sarah BlackWPts: 2x0American Nat.ABS4F2018
17024Iori EchigoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO49KGRR2018
17025Aya MurakamiWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGRR2018
17330Saori ShibamotoWN/AAsian Open48KGF2018
17454Miriam CerqueiraWN/ANo Gi Pan Am.50KG4F2018
17455Fiona WatsonWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.50KGSF2018
17456Patricia FontesWPts: 23x0No Gi Pan Am.50KGF2018
17607Luna BareaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA49KGSF2018
17608Luna BareaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA49KGF2018
17720Aline XavierWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi50KGF2018
18331Vanessa SantosWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KG4F2018
18332M. RolsztWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KGSF2018
18333Rita ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ49KGF2018
18372Fabiana JorgeWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGR12018
18373Fiona WatsonWEBI/OTEBI 1852KG4F2018
18374Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWRNCEBI 1852KGSF2018
18375Patricia FontesWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGF2018
18554Sofia AmaranteWShort chokeNoGi Worlds50KGSF2018
18555Patricia FontesWRNCNoGi Worlds50KGF2018
18776Amal AmjahidAmal AmjahidWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD55KGSF2019
18953Natalia CarrieloWChoke from backEuropean Open48KGSF2019
18954Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open48KGF2019
18961R. SharouniWSubmissionNetherlands Pro55KGSF2019
18962Sayuri ToledoWPts: 6x4Netherlands Pro55KGF2019
18964Faye FarralesWPts: 9x0NA Continental55KGF2019
19239Dimitra MindrinouWChoke from backEU Continental55KGSF2019
19240R. SharouniWSubmissionEU Continental55KGF2019
19448Julia ParejaWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGSF2019
19449Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGF2019
19536Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backPan American48KGF2019
19764Patricia FontesWReferee DecisionF2W 108ABSSPF2019
19774Fiona WatsonWRNCKasai 5ABSSPF2019
20141Thamires AquinoWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20142Elina MoestamWPts: 4x2World Pro49KGRR2019
20143Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20144Thamires AquinoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro49KGF2019
20542Arantzazu PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.48KG4F2019
20543Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliW50/50 armbarWorld Champ.48KGSF2019
20544Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.48KGF2019
20788Helen FariaWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGSF2019
20789Tatiane NunesWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGF2019
21242Dorothy DaoWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGSF2019
21243Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO49KGF2019
21632Kimberly AndersonWSubmissionGrand Slam LA49KGSF2019
22234Eliana CarauniWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ49KGSF2019
22235Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ49KGF2019
22943Clarissa LacerdaWPts: 12x1Grand Slam AD49KGSF2020
22944Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam AD49KGF2020
23156Serena GabrieliWPts: 2x0European Open48KGF2020
24210Ann KneibWPts: 9x0Pan American52KGSF2020
24211Patricia FontesWKatagatamePan American52KGF2020
24841Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF52KG2020
25583Jessa KhanJessa KhanWPts: 21x2EUG 149KGSPF2021
25688Eliana CarauniWPts: 18x1World Pro49KGRR2021
26173Jessa KhanJessa KhanWArmbarNoGi Pan Am.51KGSF2021
26174Sofia AmaranteWPts: 13x6NoGi Pan Am.51KGF2021
27260Jessa KhanJessa KhanWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGSF2021
27261Abbygaile PontesWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGF2021
27633Naiomi MatthewsWPts: 10x2Pan American53KGSF2021
27902Alex NguyenAlex NguyenWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KG4F2021
27906Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KGSF2021
27923Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.52KGF2021
28330Lavinia BarbosaWRNCNoGi Worlds51KGSF2021
28331Sofia AmaranteWPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds51KGF2021
29591Nini HoangWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KG4F2021
29594Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGSF2021
29596Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineWChoke from backWorld Champ.49KGF2021
30411Jaine FragosoWTriangle armbarADCC BR2 Trials60KG8F2022
30422Isabel SekiWPts: 3x0ADCC BR2 Trials60KG4F2022
30424Jasmine RochaJasmine RochaWRNCADCC BR2 Trials60KGSF2022
30425Julia AlvesJulia AlvesWViolin armlockADCC BR2 Trials60KGF2022
30643Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWChoke from backEuropean Open53KGSF2022
30644Rose SharouniRose SharouniWArmbarEuropean Open53KGF2022
31715Jhenifer AquinoJhenifer AquinoWPts: 4x0Pan American49KGSF2022
31717Lavinia BarbosaWPts: 9x0Pan American49KGF2022
32194Duda TozoniDuda TozoniWPts: 11x0Brasileiro49KGSF2022
32195Mariana RolsztMariana RolsztWChoke from backBrasileiro49KGF2022
33029Vicky HoangWOmoplataWorld Champ.49KG4F2022
33032Serena GabrieliWShort chokeWorld Champ.49KGSF2022
33033Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 6x4World Champ.49KGF2022
37224Naiomi MathewsWPts: 18x0European Open53KGSF2023
37226Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 11x4European Open53KGF2023


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