picture of Beatriz Mesquita

Beatriz 'Bia' Mesquita is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Leticia Ribeiro and one of the greatest competitors of all-time.  She is the current WNO 135lb titleholder and has conquered nearly every major championship in jiu-jitsu.

  1. The Women's -60 kg Division At ADCC 2022 Will Hinge On No.4 Seed

    The Women's -60 kg Division At ADCC 2022 Will Hinge On No.4 Seed

    Aug 13, 2022

    The ADCC 2022 World Championships are, to our rampant excitement, just one month away. All 97 athletes have been named to the six divisions and the singular historic superfight. But the brackets have not yet been revealed.
  2. Gordon Ryan Beats Felipe Pena In Grudge Match, Meregali Outwrestles Lovato

    Gordon Ryan Beats Felipe Pena In Grudge Match, Meregali Outwrestles Lovato

    Aug 9, 2022

    Gordon Ryan defeated Felipe Pena in the Tezos WNO heavyweight title match on Sunday, August 7 in the main event, earning his first victory against the only man to beat him twice.
  3. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena

    Aug 8, 2022

    A match that has been in the making for six years is just moments away. Tonight, after months of escalating trash talk, Gordon Ryan will finally get his rematch against the only man to submit him at black belt, the only man to defeat him twice, the 2017 ADCC Absolute Champion, Felipe Pena.
  4. Diogo Reis vs Estevan Martinez Could Earn Fight of the Night At Tezos WNO

    Diogo Reis vs Estevan Martinez Could Earn Fight of the Night At Tezos WNO

    Aug 3, 2022

    Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena presented by Fat Tire is coming to Dallas, TX on August 7, and will feature five main card bouts as well as two free undercard matchups.
  5. Nicholas Meregali Is The Perfect Test Of Lovato's "Timeless" Jiu-Jitsu

    Nicholas Meregali Is The Perfect Test Of Lovato's "Timeless" Jiu-Jitsu

    Aug 2, 2022

    Though some might be quick to count out 39-year old Rafael Lovato Jr. in his upcoming co-main event match against Nicholas Meregali on Tezos WNO, his recent performances suggests that the American legend only gets better—and more dangerous—with time.
  6. Gordon Still The Favorite, But Less So Than Ever | Tezos WNO Betting Lines

    Gordon Still The Favorite, But Less So Than Ever | Tezos WNO Betting Lines

    Jul 29, 2022

    Online betting sites have released money lines for Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena presented by Fat Tire. The August 7 card is scheduled to feature five main card bouts as well as two free undercard matchups. There are money lines for each, including straight up bets and juicy props. Check out the favorites, underdogs, over/unders, and more below.
  7. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jul 19, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  8. Official Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena Card Announced

    Official Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Felipe Pena Card Announced

    Jul 18, 2022

    By now, it should not be a secret that Gordon Ryan will face Felipe Pena in a no time limit submission only match on Tezos WNO on Sunday, August 7. That match, first announced on May 20, is now officially for the WNO heavyweight title, as Gordon recently defeated Pedro Marinho to capture the vacant belt. Gordon will put his strap on the line against the only opponent who has ever defeated him by submission, Felipe Pena.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Why Felipe Pena Finally Agreed To Rematch Gordon Ryan

    Grappling Bulletin: Why Felipe Pena Finally Agreed To Rematch Gordon Ryan

    May 23, 2022

    There's never a dull moment in the jiu-jitsu world, especially when Gordon Ryan is involved. Last week we dropped the bombshell news that Gordon would return for not one, but TWO big matches prior to ADCC.
  10. 25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC

    25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC

    May 2, 2022

    Gutemberg Pereira was on a hot streak coming into his superfight against Fellipe Andrew at BJJ Stars 8. He went 4-0 at the 2nd South American ADCC Trials with a 100% submission rate; and he followed that up with back to back silver medal weekends in the gi, catching five submissions in five matches there.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars

    Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars

    May 2, 2022

    At only 18 years of age Mica Galvao is already one of the most-talked about athletes in jiu-jitsu. If you thought the attention he has received in any way unwarranted, last weekend's events would have put those doubts to bed.
  12. BJJ Stars 8 GP Bracket Have Been Released, And They're Everything We Wanted

    BJJ Stars 8 GP Bracket Have Been Released, And They're Everything We Wanted

    Apr 29, 2022

    BJJ Stars just announced the official bracket for tomorrow's middleweight grand prix live on Instagram, and there will be no need to wait for some of the best possible matches.
  13. After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8

    After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8

    Apr 26, 2022

    Felipe Pena is set to return to no-gi competition for the first time in two and a half years when he takes on Henrique Ceconi at BJJ Stars 8 on Saturday, April 30 in Sao Paulo.
  14. Demian Maia To Compete In First Grappling Match in 15 Years At BJJ Stars

    Demian Maia To Compete In First Grappling Match in 15 Years At BJJ Stars

    Apr 25, 2022

    After fighting in the UFC for nearly 15 years, Demian Maia returns to grappling competition at BJJ Stars 8 on April 30 where he will face current UFC welterweight Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira in a no-gi match as the main event of the evening.
  15. The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP

    The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP

    Apr 19, 2022

    Three IBJJF world champions will try to fend off some of the next generation’s fastest rising talent in the BJJ Stars 8 middleweight grand prix next weekend in Sao Paulo.