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Beatriz Mesquita - The Queen of BJJ World!

Beatriz Mesquita - The Queen of BJJ World!

1. Beatriz Mesquita's Details

Beatriz Mesquita's Details
Name Beatriz Mesquita
Nickname “Bia”
Born Brazil
Date of Birth April 07, 1991
Nationality Brazilian
College/University N/A
Last Fight December 12, 2021, IBJJF World Championship
Last Weigh in 139 lbs.
Weight Class Peso Leve (64kg - 141 kg)
Weight N/A
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earnings $ 0
Fighting out of N/A
Foundational style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Closed Guard
Rank 2nd Degree Black Belt
Awarded by Leticia Ribeiro
Head Coach Leticia Ribeiro
Lineage Hélio Gracie -> Royler Gracie -> Vini Aieta -> Leticia Ribeiro -> Beatriz Mesquita
Team/Association Gracie Humaita
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2. Beatriz Mesquita's Biography

“I haven’t thought of doing anything else but focus on my Jiu-Jitsu.”
(Beatriz Mesquita)

Beatriz Mesquita, Bia for short, is a passionate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion who expressed her love for the game to national news after winning her 7th gold medal at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship in 2021. Time and again, with her impeccable win record, she has proved to the world that she is the “Queen of BJJ!”

2.1. Beatriz Mesquita's Early Life and Amateur Fighting

April 07, 1991, was an important day for the Jiu-Jitsu world; a champion named Beatriz de Oliviera Mesquita (Bia) was born in Brazil. Inspired by her brother at the tender age of five, Mesquita discovered jiu-jitsu in 1996. She was an athletic child and found her path to glory through sports. In the years that followed, her brother dropped jiu-jitsu training but she continued her pursuit. Before she turned 10, she had many titles under her belt.

2.1.1. Juvenile Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Mesquita proved her jiu-jitsu talent and combat genius by winning several major tournaments including three state championships and the Brazilian National Junior Championship.

2.1.2. Trying a hand at Judo, Swimming & Wrestling

Competitive, and curious, young Bia wanted to explore the vast spectrum of sports. At the age of 9, she started judo training and won multiple competitions.

Unfortunately, at the age of 12, the blossoming judo career came to a halt due to knee injuries. Bia heeded her doctor’s advice and dropped judo, only to channel her athletic competency and zeal in a different sport - swimming.

The fact that Bia excelled at swimming too didn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Gifted as she was, Bia managed to win many swimming competitions as a novice. In 2006, she started wrestling training exclusively for competitions and stood victorious.

While Bia was making her mark in diverse sports, showcasing her inherent potential of becoming a world-class athlete, her family decided to move to Saquarema, a state of Rio de Janeiro.

Satisfied with having tasted a different zealous thrill, Mesquita dropped both swimming and wrestling. She committed full-time to her studies and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training (gi BJJ).

2.1.3. Coach Luis Fernando, Saquarema

The move to Saquarema was another step towards attaining world champion status. Bia was lucky enough to train under Coach Luis Fernando in Saquarema. A man of great insight, Coach Luis identified Mesquita’s talent and decided to help her unlock it. He recommended that she train with the legendary, Leticia Ribeiro.

2.1.4. Legend Trained a Would-Be Legend

Consequently, Mesquita moved to Tijuca, the capital state of Rio de Janeiro to make something of herself.

Under Leticia’s sporting acumen, Mesquita perfected her already stellar skills. The ever-encouraging team, Gracie Humaita, fortified her chance of making it big in the mainstream jiu-jitsu world. As expected Mesquita touched the heights of professional BJJ success in no-time.

2.1.5. Happily Engaged

Mesquita is happily engaged to the fellow BJJ athlete Patrick Gaudio after he proposed to her in January 2021.

2.2. Beatriz Mesquita's Pro BJJ Combats

2.2.1. Receiving Brown Belt at Mundials

Bia never looked back and after much hard work and dedication, she received her brown belt in 2009 from her head coach at the podium of the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship - commonly called “Mundial”.

2.2.2. Elevation to Black Belt

In the year 2011, the setting changed to the podium of the Pan American IBJJF Championship, and Mesquita finally lived her dream of receiving a black belt from her master, Leticia Ribeiro.

2.2.3. The Fastest BJJ Submission

In 2017, at the IBJJF Rio Fall Open Mesquita left the world spellbound by beating her ruthless opponent, UFC fighter, and two-time World Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Champion, Mackenzie Dern in only 64 seconds. 

2.2.4. The Bantamweight Champion

In 2018, she became the Women’s Bantamweight Champion of the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) event. Bia’s tact and skill defeated Liana Alzuguir in the semi-finals and undid Bianca Basilio’s game in the finals.

2.2.5. The 10th Gold

In 2021, she added another impressive title to her golden, glittery resume when she won her 10th World Jiu-Jitsu Championship after beating Margot Ciccarelli in the semi-finals and Luiza Monteiro in the finals.

2.3. Beatriz Mesquita's Historic Fights

2.3.1. Beatriz Mesquita vs Margot Ciccarelli

It wasn’t easy to win this competition because Mesquita’s division was brimming with young and experienced talent.

She had to beat Margot Ciccarelli to make it to the finals. Ciccarelli tried to trap Mesquita by pulling right to the guard position. Mesquita, without wasting a single second, seized the opportunity. She immediately applied pressure from above to first immobilize her opponent and then force her into a turtle. When it all came to an end, Mesquita had made it to the finals.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Margot Ciccarelli Win Advantage Semifinals Lightweight Anaheim Convention Centre,
California

2.3.2. Beatriz Mesquita vs Luiza Monteiro

The 2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship black belts final became the most anticipated BJJ match of the year. A highly celebrated name of the Jiu-Jitsu world - Beatriz Mesquita - was all set to dominate and make history.

She had made it to the finals, ready to win the ultimate fight. She faced Luiza Monteiro of Atos Jiu-Jitsu.

The two combatants started the match with double guard pulls. Monteiro eventually mounted Mesquita. Mesquita made a successful sweep and secured 2 points. Monteiro again mounted Mesquita in hopes of making the score even. But with only 10 seconds left, she couldn’t do much to score points.

Beatriz Mesquita claimed the 10th world title with an announcement that she would participate in gi competitions till all motivation leaves her.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Luiza Monteiro Win Other Finals Lightweight Anaheim California,
USA

2.3.3 Beatriz Mesquita vs Bianca Basilio

In November 2017, the IBJJF Brazilian National Championship was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian native Beatriz Mesquita took home gold after winning the black belt lightweight bracket. It was an incredible victory considering her bracket had jiu-jitsu talent galore. She had to overcome some top-notch fighters to secure a position on the podium. Her main challenge was none other than Bianca Basilio.

Mesquita dominated Basilio throughout the bout with exceptional techniques. When the bout ended, Mesquita had conquered the event.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Location
2017 Brazilian Nationals Bianca Basilio Win Other Lightweight Sao Paulo,
Brazil

2.3.4. Beatriz Mesquita vs Mackenzie Dern

The 2017 IBJJF Rio Fall Open tournament allowed Beatriz Mesquita to face the fellow grappling ace, Mackenzie Dern, for the first time. The match lasted for quick 64 seconds and was a treat to watch for all BJJ enthusiasts.

At the beginning of the match, both players sat down to guard. After only a few seconds into the match, Mesquita forced her able opponent into a turtle and took her back. She then slid her arms under Dern’s neck to apply the match-finishing choke and seal the win.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2017 IBJJF Rio Fall Open Mackenzie Dern Win Bow & Arrow Finals Absolute Division Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil

2.3.5. EBI-16 (Bantamweights Final)

As always, the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI) 16 fever was at an all-time high in 2018. Beatriz Mesquita, a favorite among EBI fans, made an appearance to win  the auspicious grappling championship.

Mesquita beat all her opponents to make it to the final match against Bianca Basilio. The tough match forced the women to fight overtime that night.

Mesquita slightly changed the strategy and adopted an attacking position. She successfully arm-barred Basilio in just four seconds. Basilio was unable to armbar Mesquita within the same time frame.

Mesquita won her first EBI belt that night after putting up a magnificent show of her fighting skills.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2018 EBI 16 Biance Basilio Win OT and Ambar Finals 135 lbs. San Diego,
California

2.3.6. Retirement

Mesquita is not retired yet and is all set to compete in mixed martial arts (MMA) tournaments. She aims to transition quickly from an amateur fighter to a professional.

2.4 Beatriz Mesquita's Championships & Accomplishments

2.4.1. National Championship

Brazilian National Championship
Year Medals
2017 1 Gold Medal
2019 2 Gold Medals
Brazilian National No-Gi Championship
Year Medals
2009 1 Gold Medal
2011 2 Gold Medals
2014 2 Gold Medals
2016 2 Gold Medals

2.4.2 International Championship

World Championship, USA
Year Medals
2012 1 Gold Medal
2013 2 Gold Medals
2014 2 Gold Medals
2015 1 Gold Medal
2016 1 Gold Medal
2018 1 Gold Medal
2019 1 Gold Medal
2021 1 Gold Medal
Pan American Championship
Year Medals
2011 1 Gold Medal
2012 1 Gold Medal
2014 2 Gold Medals
2015 1 Gold Medal
2016 1 Gold Medal
2018 2 Gold Medals
European Championship, Portugal
Year Medals
2010 2 Gold Medals
2017 1 Gold Medal
2018 1 Gold Medal
World No-Gi Championship
Year Medals
2010 1 Gold Medal
2011 1 Gold Medal
2012 1 Gold Medal
2018 2 Gold Medals

2.4.3. Record/Medals

  • ADCC World Champion
  • IBJJF World Champion
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion
  • IBJJF Pan Champion
  • European Open Champion
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Champion
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion

3. Beatriz Mesquita's Main Achievements

3.1. Gi Tournaments

10-time World Championship winner
Year Weight Class
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021 64 kg
2013, 2014 Absolute
Eight-time Pan American Winner
Year Weight Class
2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 64 kg Lightweight
2014, 2018 Absolute
Four-time European Championship Champion
Year Weight Class
2010 69 kg (Middleweight) and Absolute
2017 64 kg (Lightweight)
2018 64 kg (Lightweight)
Three-time Brazilian National Champion
Year Weight Class
2017 64 kg light
2019 69 kg (Middleweight) and Absolute

3.2. No-Gi Tournaments

Five-time World No-Gi Champion
Year Weight Class
2010, 2011, 2012 61.5 kg
2018 66.5 kg and Absolute
Seven-time Brazilian Nationals No-Gi Champion
Year Weight Class
2009 61.5 kg
2011 61.5 kg and Absolute
2014 66.5 kg and Absolute
2016 66.5 kg and Absolute

4. Beatriz Mesquita's Main Achievements (Belts)

Black Belt
Position Belt Events (GI) Year
1st Black IBJJF World Championship 2021, 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014
1st Black UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 2021 and 2019
1st Black CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2019
1st Black IBJJF European Open 2018
1st Black IBJJF No-Gi Championship 2018
1st Black EBI 16 Bantamweights 2018
1st Black ADCC World Championship 2017
2nd Black IBJJF World Championship 2017 and 2016
2nd Black IBJJF Pan Championship 2017
1st Black UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi 2017
1st Black UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro 2017
1st Black IBJJF Pan Championship 2016, 2015 and 2014
Colored Belts
Position Belt Event Year
3rd Brown IBJJF Pan Championship 2011
2nd Brown IBJJF World Championship 2010
2nd Brown UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 2010
1st Brown IBJJF European Open 2010
1st Brown World Championship No-GI 2010
1st IBJJF World Championship 2009
1st Purple IBJJF World Championship 2008, 2007
1st IBJJF Pan American Championship 2009
1st Purple IBJJF Pan American Championship 2008
1st Purple CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2008, 2007,2006

5. Beatriz Mesquita's BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

Professional Record Breakdown
93 Matches 63 Wins 30 Losses
By Submission  30 06
By Points 11 07 
By Advantage 03  08
By Decision 03  02
By DQ 00 01
By OT 01 01
Other 15 05
Submission Methods W/L
Submission Method 30 Wins 06 Losses
Armbars 7 1
Cross Choke 1 0
Choke from Back 2 0
Bow and Arrow 2 0
Knee Bar 1 0
Kimura 1 0
Straight Ankle Lock 2 0
Toehold 0 1
Footlock 0 1
Triangle Choke 1 0
Mounted Triangle 1 0
Americana 0 1
RNC 2 1
Other 10 1

6. Beatriz Mesquita's Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class
2021 World Championship Margot Ciccarelli W Advantage Lightweight
2021 World Championship Luiza Montiero W Other Lightweight
2021 World Championship Gabrieli Pessanha L Advantage ABS
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Brenda Larissa W Choke From Back Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Alexa Yanes W Armbar Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Nathalie Ribeiro L Advantage Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi Queen of Mats Bianca Basilio W Decision Lightweight
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Olga Vladimirova W Other 62kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Madeline Choconta W Other 62kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Julia Alves W Other 62kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Margot Ciccarelli W Other 62kgs
2021 WNO: The Return of Gordon Ryan Luiza Montiero W Decision N/A
2021 Medusa 1 Juliana Miller L OT Bantamweight
2021 Continental Pro South America Julia Alves W Points 62kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Madeline Choconta W Other 62kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Margot Ciccarelli W Points 62kgs
2021 Abu Dhabi World Championship Larissa Paes W Other 62kgs
2021 BJJ STARS V Thamara Ferreira W Points ABS
2020 BJJ Stars 4 Thamara Ferreira W Points ABS
2019 ADCC World Championships Ffion Davies L Armbar 60kgs
2019 ADCC World Championships Jena Bishop W Other 60kgs
2019 World Championship Jena Bishop W Other Lightweight
2019 World Championship Melissa Cueto W Other ABS
2019 World Championship Nathiely Jesus L Other ABS
2019 World Championship Ana Carolina Vieira W Other ABS
2019 World Championship Erica Alicia Santana W Other Lightweight
2019 World Championship Venla Luukkonen W Other ABS
2019 World Championship Charlotte von Baumgarten W Other Lightweight
2019 Brazilian National Championship Sabatha Lais W Bow and Arrow ABS
2019 Brazilian National Championship Renata Marinho W Kimura Middleweight
2019 Abu Dhabi World Championship Ffion Davies W Points 62kgs
2019 Abu Dhabi World Championship Larissa Paes W Other 62kgs
2019 Abu Dhabi World Championship Julia Maele W Other 62kgs
2018 EBI 16 Miri Niedrauer W Armbar 135lbs
2018 EBI 16 Bianca Basilio W OT 135lbs
2018 EBI 16 Amanda Leve W Triangle Choke 135lbs
2018 EBI 16 Luanna Alzuguir W Mounted Triangle 135lbs
2018 World Championship Luiza Montiero W Advantage Lightweight
2018 Abu Dhabi World Pro Bianca Basilio W Straight Ankle Lock 62kgs
2018 European Championship Tayane Porfirio L Points ABS
2018 European Championship Claudio DoVal W Points ABS
2018 European Championship Samanth Cook W Choke From the Back ABS
2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Bianca Basilio W Straight Ankle Lock 62kgs
2017 ADCC World Championships Michelle Nicolini L Other 60kgs
2017 ADCC World Championships Ffion Davies W Armbar 60kgs
2017 ADCC World Championships Bianca Basilio W RNC 60kgs
2017 Rio BJJ Pro Marilia Vieira W Other Middleweight
2017 Rio BJJ Pro Joaquina Bonfim W Other ABS
2017 Grappling Pro Championships Cristal Demopolous W Armbar ABS
2017 Grappling Pro Championships Talita Alencar W Points ABS
2017 Grappling Pro Championships Fio Segnini W Armbar ABS
2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Luiza Montiero L DQ Lightweight
2017 Brazilian National Championship Bianca Basilio W Other Lightweight
2017 Brazilian National Championship Tayane Porfirio L Other ABS
2017 IBJJF Rio Fall Open Mackenzie Dern W Bow and Arrow ABS
2017 IBJJF Rio Fall Open Nivia de Souza W Other Middleweight
2017 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Tayane Porfirio L Points ABS
2017 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Tammi Musumeci L Advantage Lightweight
2017 5 Super League Light Heavyweight Pro Invitational Talita Alencar W Decision N/A
2017 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Luiza Montiero W Advantage Lightweight
2017 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Tayane Porfirio L Advantage ABS
2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Bianca Basilio W Other Middleweight
2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro Larissa Paes W Other Middleweight
2016 Rio BJJ Pro Marilia Vieira W Other Medium Heavyweight
2016 World Championship Sarah Block W Points Lightweight
2016 World Championship Dominyka Obelenyte L Advantage ABS
2016 Abu Dhabi World Championship Bianca Basilio W Knee Bar 62kgs
2015 ADCC World Championships Mayra Mazza W Armbar 60kgs
2015 ADCC World Championships Tammi Musumeci L RNC 60kgs
2015 ADCC World Championships Mackenzie Dern L Decision 60kgs
2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro Olga Lyashevska W Points ABS
2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro Vanessa Oliveira L Points ABS
2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro Michelle Nicolini W Points ABS
2015 Abu Dhabi World Pro Gabi Garcia L Advantage ABS
2014 Abu Dhabi World Pro Gabi Garcia L Points ABS
2013 Abu Dhabi World Pro Gabi Garcia L Points ABS
2013 IBJJ Pan Championship Gabi Garcia L Other ABS
2012 World No-Gi Championships Thaysa Silva W Other Lightweight
2012 World No-Gi Championships Tammy Griego L Other N/A
2012 World Championship Gabi Garcia L Advantage ABS
2012 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Luiza Montiero W Cross Choke Lightweight
2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro Gabi Garcia L Points ABS
2011 World No-Gi Championships Tracey Goodell W Points Lightweight
2011 World No-Gi Championships Michelle Nicolini L Toehold ABS
2011 World Championship Gabi Garcia L Points ABS
2011 Abu Dhabi World Championship Luanna Alzuguir L Advantage Lightweight
2011 IBJJ Pan Championship Ana Carolina Lebre W Other Lightweight
2011 European Championships Gabi Garcia L Americana ABS
2010 World No-Gi Championships Michelle Nicolini L Footlock ABS
2010 World No-Gi Championships Michelle Nicolini W Armbar Lightweight
2010 Abu Dhabi World Pro Luanna Alzuguir L Decision Lightweight

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7. Top Fights (Video Links)

Beatriz Mesquita vs Michelle Nicolini

Beatriz Mesquita vs Joaquina Bonfim

Beatriz Mesquita vs Luisa Monteiro

Beatriz Mesquita vs Sharol Siste

Beatriz Mesquita vs Patricia Lage

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