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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)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019 / 2020)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019/2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MSK (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, TYO (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2018)
  • 1st Place EBI 18 – The Strawweights (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015/2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (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 Juvenile European Open (2014** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile Pans Championship (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 Championship (2015* purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2014 blue)
  • UAEJJF #2 Overall Female Athlete of the Year (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018*/2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open Championship (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

    17 (30%)
    5 (9%)
    28 (50%)
    3 (5%)
    0 (0%)
    3 (5%)


Choke from back
Short choke
5050 armbar
    3 (50%)
    3 (50%)
    0 (0%)
    0 (0%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Mayssa Bastos Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16671Karen AntunesKaren AntunesLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.ABSSF2018
18691Ariadne OliveiraAriadne OliveiraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD55KGF2019
21498Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA49KGF2019
22077Bianca BasilioBianca BasilioLPts: 2x0Queen of Mats62KGRR2018
22078Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLPts: 2x2, AdvQueen of Mats62KGRR2018
25399Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 3x2World Pro49KGRR2021
16668Bruna BurnsWChoke from backAmerican Nat.48KGSF2018
16669Patricia FontesWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nat.48KGF2018
16670Sarah BlackWPts: 2x0American Nat.ABS4F2018
16968Iori EchigoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam TYO49KGRR2018
16969Aya MurakamiWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGRR2018
17266Saori ShibamotoWN/AAsian Open48KGF2018
17390Miriam CerqueiraWN/ANo Gi Pan Am.50KG4F2018
17391Fiona WatsonWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.50KGSF2018
17392Patricia FontesWPts: 23x0No Gi Pan Am.50KGF2018
17543Luna BareaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA49KGSF2018
17544Luna BareaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA49KGF2018
17656Aline XavierWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi50KGF2018
18250Vanessa SantosWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KG4F2018
18251Mariana RolsztWSubmissionGrand Slam RJ49KGSF2018
18252Rita ReisWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ49KGF2018
18291Fabiana JorgeWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGR12018
18292Fiona WatsonWEBI/OTEBI 1852KG4F2018
18293Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWRNCEBI 1852KGSF2018
18294Patricia FontesWEBI/OTEBI 1852KGF2018
18469Sofia AmaranteWShort chokeNoGi Worlds50KGSF2018
18470Patricia FontesWRNCNoGi Worlds50KGF2018
18690Amal AmjahidAmal AmjahidWPts: 6x0Grand Slam AD55KGSF2019
18867Natalia CarrieloWChoke from backEuropean Open48KGSF2019
18868Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open48KGF2019
18875Rose SharouniWSubmissionNetherlands Pro55KGSF2019
18876Sayuri ToledoWPts: 6x4Netherlands Pro55KGF2019
18878Faye FarralesWPts: 9x0NA Continental55KGF2019
19136Dimitra MindrinouWChoke from backEU Continental55KGSF2019
19137Rose SharouniWSubmissionEU Continental55KGF2019
19341Julia ParejaWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGSF2019
19342Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backGrand Slam LDN49KGF2019
19427Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backPan American48KGF2019
19653Patricia FontesWReferee DecisionF2W 108ABSSPF2019
19663Fiona WatsonWRNCKasai 5ABSSPF2019
20024Thamires AquinoWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20025Elina MoestamWPts: 4x2World Pro49KGRR2019
20026Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliWChoke from backWorld Pro49KGRR2019
20027Thamires AquinoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro49KGF2019
20419Arantzazu PerezWChoke from backWorld Champ.48KG4F2019
20420Serena GabrielliSerena GabrielliW5050 armbarWorld Champ.48KGSF2019
20421Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.48KGF2019
20665Helen FariaWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGSF2019
20666Tatiane NunesWChoke from backGrand Slam MSK49KGF2019
21117Dorothy DaoWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO49KGSF2019
21118Rikako YuasaRikako YuasaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam TYO49KGF2019
21497Kimberly AndersonWSubmissionGrand Slam LA49KGSF2019
22084Eliana CarauniWPts: 14x0Grand Slam RJ49KGSF2019
22085Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 4x4, AdvGrand Slam RJ49KGF2019
22767Clarissa LacerdaWPts: 12x1Grand Slam AD49KGSF2020
22768Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam AD49KGF2020
22972Serena GabrieliWPts: 2x0European Open48KGF2020
23987Ann KneibWPts: 9x0Pan American52KGSF2020
23988Patricia FontesWKatagatamePan American52KGF2020
24603Grace GundrumGrace GundrumWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF52KG2020
25294Jessa KhanJessa KhanWPts: 21x2EUG 149KGSPF2021
25398Eliana CarauniWPts: 18x1World Pro49KGRR2021


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