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Mayssa Bastos is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt champion grappler. She is the WNO 115lb champion, and has won gold medals at the IBJJF World gi and no-gi championship  multiple times. She is a black belt under Julio Cesar of GF Team and trains primarily at Unity Jiu-Jitsu in New York.

  1. Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds

    Who's in Who's Out: The Returning Champs Set To Throw Down At Worlds

    May 18, 2022

    The IBJJF 2022 World Championships are nearly upon us, and with just a few days left in the registration, it’s worth reviewing the batch of returning World Champions that have decided to defend their crown.
  2. Three Women Poised To Conquer The IBJJF Grand Slam In 2022

    Three Women Poised To Conquer The IBJJF Grand Slam In 2022

    May 11, 2022

    The IBJJF Grand Slam refers to the four major IBJJF Championships that take place throughout the year and around the world. In order of occurrence they include: Europeans, Pan Americans, Brasileiros (or Brazilian Nationals) and finally, the IBJJF World Championships.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao vs Tommy Langaker Could Happen at ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao vs Tommy Langaker Could Happen at ADCC

    May 9, 2022

    The penultimate ADCC Trials event is now complete and the total amount of competitors confirmed for Worlds in September stands at over 85%. One of Europe's top P4P black belts, Tommy Langaker came out of nowhere to claim his spot in the 77kg division. He'll join South American Trials winner Mica Galvao, who was busy in Brazil winning his first major IBJJF title as a black belt. What was a dream match-up suddenly became very possible.
  4. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

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

    May 8, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  5. Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead

    Forget The Closeouts, Pay Attention To These Deserving Pan Champs Instead

    Apr 12, 2022

    Now the dust has settled on Pans I've had time to reflect on the events of the second-most important event on the IBJJF calendar.
  6. Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF Pans Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF Pans Finals

    Apr 10, 2022

    The stacked black belt divisions have been whittled down to just eight men and just two women each. By the end of the day, nineteen IBJJF Pans black belt champions will be crowned. Follow the action here all day long as the fields narrow in each weight category. These are the latest results (updated by the minute) at the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships.
  7. 7 Standout Performances From ADCC South American Trials

    7 Standout Performances From ADCC South American Trials

    Feb 14, 2022

    ADCC is the pinnacle of Submission Wrestling in our sport, and the South American trials have long been considered among the toughest roads to qualify for ADCC Worlds. This years crop of champions from South America is a lineup of athletes who should not only contend for gold in Las Vegas but dominate the sport for years to come.
  8. 2nd ADCC Trials in Brazil: Who's In, How To Watch, Brackets & More

    2nd ADCC Trials in Brazil: Who's In, How To Watch, Brackets & More

    Feb 12, 2022

    The list of confirmed names who will compete at the 2022 ADCC continues to grow, and we'll see another seven athletes qualify at this weekend's Brazilian Trials.
  9. 5 World Champions Headed To Italy For The IBJJF European Championships

    5 World Champions Headed To Italy For The IBJJF European Championships

    Feb 4, 2022

    The registration deadline for the 2022 IBJJF European Championships is today, and several athletes have waited until the eleventh hour to throw their names in for the first major tournament of the season.
  10. See The Winners Of The 2021 FloGrappling Awards

    See The Winners Of The 2021 FloGrappling Awards

    Jan 22, 2022

    These athletes, and their actions stood out as some of the most exciting and successful in 2021. The year was loaded with amazing moments, thrilling moments and breakthrough athletes. But even among the best, these moments and competitors were the best of 2021.
  11. Vote NOW For 2021 Female Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Female Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six women have been nominated for Female Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  13. Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 30, 2021

    The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
  14. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  15. Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Dec 21, 2021

    All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.