“The final superfight is set,” said KASAI President Rolles Gracie. “These two very talented women will bring the action on April 6th”.
Mayssa Bastos is a 21-year-old black belt under Julio Cesar Pereira and Jair Court of GF Team. She also works extensively with Murilo Santana at Unity Jiu-Jitsu. Her impressive list of accolades includes: seven-time World No-Gi Champion, six-time Pan Am No-Gi Champion, seven-time Brazilian No-Gi Champion, EBI Female Strawweight Champion, five-time World Gi Champion, three- time World Pro Gi Champion, seven-time Pan Am Gi Champion, seven-time European Gi Champion, and ten-time Brazilian Gi Champion.
Fiona Watson is 29 years old and competes out of East Rutherford, NJ. She is a first-degree black belt and owner of Notorious MMA. She is an EBI veteran, and a Fight 2 Win superfight champion. She has medaled at the IBJJF No-Gi and Gi Worlds, Pan Ams, NY Open, Boston Open, Miami Open, and Vegas Open.
In addition to Bastos vs. Watson, ‘KASAI Pro 5’ will also feature superfights between Marcos Tinoco and Romulo Barral, and Dante Leon vs. Edwin Najmi. The main event at “KASAI Pro 5’ will be an eight-man World Championship Tournament at 205lbs to crown KASAI’s inaugural World Light- Heavyweight Champion. The competitors include Felipe Pena, Tim Spriggs, Craig Jones, Kaynan Duarte, Jackson Sousa, Tex Johnson, Messi Patsarigov, and the winner of KASAI’s Elite Grappling Championships qualifier tournament, Pedro Marinho.
The event will air LIVE or On Demand ONLY on FloGrappling.com. Tickets for KASAI Pro 5 are on sale now via TICKETMASTER.