My name is Mayssa Bastos. I am a professional Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete. I was born and raised in a small city in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began training in jiu-jitsu when I was 11. It wasn’t long after I started training that I knew jiu-jitsu would be a big part of my life.
I have been determined and focused to be the best that I possibly can in this sport from a young age. Jiu-Jitsu has come before anything in my life for as long as I can remember. Since then I have become an accomplished Black Belt competitor, winning many titles at the highest level of competition.
I have been able to see many different parts of the world and make meaningful connections with people all around the globe through jiu-jitsu and for that I am so grateful. Sharing my passion for jiu-jitsu, fitness, and health with the platform my sport has given me is something I love, I hope my work inspires other athletes, especially girls and women to believe in, value, and push themselves in a male-dominated sport.
I’m now 23 years old, living in the United States, living my dreams and always hungry for more. My career is just getting started, and I have high hopes for the future. To make an impact on my community on and off the mat is all I can dream of.
I am so excited to be a NOW® Ambassador! Over the last year I have had the help of my nutritionist to help me learn how to properly fuel my body, and NOW products have long been a part of my daily routine to help keep my body working at its best. It is easy to represent a brand I already use and believe in!
Black Belt Accomplishments:
#1 ranked Gi/Nogi roosterweight competitor
2020 Pan American Champion
2020 European Champion
2019 Nogi World Champion
2019 World Champion
2019 Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion
2019 Pan American Champion
2019 European Champion
2018 EBI 18 Strawweight Champion
2018 Nogi World Champion
2018 Nogi Brazilian Nation Champion
2018 Nogi Pan American Champion
2018 American National Champion
2018 Abu Dhabi World Pro Champion