Bia Mesquita: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Bia Mesquita?
Beatriz “Bia” Mesquita is one of the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors of all time. She holds a black belt in BJJ under the well-respected Leticia Ribiero, and has been on the competition scene since she was a young teenager. Mesquita is not just a Jiu-Jitsu player, but a successful freestyle wrestler, judoka, and swimmer as well.
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It’s reasonable to name Bia Mesquita, who is still in her athletic prime at only 30 years old, among the greatest grapplers to ever live. She certainly has the resume to back this claim up, having won multiple world titles in both gi and no-gi tournaments at the highest level, including IBJJF Worlds, the Pan American Championships, and ADCC Worlds.
Bia began her journey towards grappling greatness in her birthplace of Brazil in 1996 as a way to stay active outside of school sports with her brother. Although he stopped practicing the art only a year into their training, Bia stuck with the sport and eventually found her way to the Vento Sul academy in Rio de Janeiro.
She excelled in grappling extremely quickly, finding ways to compete and win almost immediately upon her introduction to the sport. By the time Mesquita was just 10 years old, she had won three state championships for Rio de Janeiro and, even more impressively, become the Brazilian National Junior Champion in Jiu-Jitsu.
After achieving this recognition, her professor got her connected with Ribiero to continue improving her already impressive skills as a grappler. She continued to make waves on the international competition scene, achieving her brown and black belts from Ribiero while atop the podium at the 2009 Mundials and the 2011 Pan American Championships, respectively.
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How Old is Bia Mesquita?
Bia Mesquita is 30 years old as of 2021. She was born on April 7th, 1991 in Brazil.
Bia Mesquita Family
Bia has kept most family details private, preferring to let her competition record do the talking.
How Much is Bia Mesquita Worth?
Beatriz Mesquita’s net worth has not been made public.
How Tall is Bia Mesquita?
Bia Mesquita’s height is unknown, but she is not a short woman.
How Much Does Bia Mesquita Weigh?
Bia has competed in several weight classes, most notably the 141 pound (64kg) division. She has taken fights as low as 132 pounds (60kg).
Bia Mesquita Fight List
Bia Mesquita has been competing successfully in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, and Freestyle Wrestling since she was around 7 years old. She has had far too many matches to list them all here. Below is a list of her greatest accomplishments as a black belt in BJJ. Keep in mind, she had an active competition record as a colored belt in three grappling sports simultaneously!
Bia’s Black Belt Competition Achievements:
- 2014 IBJJF Pan Championship - Double Gold
- 2014 IBJJF World Championship - Double Gold
- 2015 IBJJF World Championship - Gold
- 2016 IBJJF World Championship - Gold (weight)
- 2017 IBJJF World Championship - Silver
- 2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi - Gold
- 2017 UAEJJF Grand Slam, Rio de Janeiro -Gold
- 2017 IBJJF Pan Championship - Silver
- 2018 IBJJF World Championship - Gold
- 2018 IBJJF European Open - Gold
- 2018 EBI 16 Bantamweights - Gold
- 2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF World Championship - Gold
- 2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro - Gold
- 2019 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals - Double Gold
Bia Mesquita's Best Fight of All Time
Bia has had so many incredible fights that it’s hard to find a single, shining moment to name as her best fight. One strong contender is Mesquita’s 2017 match against fellow black belt phenomenon, Mackenzie Dern, who was on a run of her own. Dern had claimed two world titles in Jiu-Jitsu and was making waves in the community, but Bia answered her skeptics with authority, finishing Dern in just over a minute into their match at the Rio Falls Jiu Jitsu Open.
Who Did Bia Mesquita Lose To?
With a career as long and competitive as Bia’s, it’s inevitable that losses will happen. One of her first major losses came at the Abu Dhabi Pro against the larger-than-life Gabi Garcia in the open weight finals. Although Mesquita was giving up something on the order of 100 pounds to Garcia, she put up a respectable fight.
More recently, in 2021, Bia was upset by challenger Juliana Miller in overtime of Medusa 1, under EBI rules. Time ran out with neither grappler securing a submission, so overtime began. Again in overtime, neither woman could submit the other, leaving the win to be decided by total escape time. Miller edged out Mesquita and won the bout.
Bia Mesquita Record
Bia Mesquita has an overall BJJ record of 38-13. She has competed in countless freestyle wrestling and judo competitions as well.
Bia Mesquita Injuries
Bia experienced injury at a very early age and it steered her career to some degree. By age 12, her already impressive history of grappling competitions had started to take a cumulative toll on her body. She decided that Judo was simply too damaging to continue, and she set aside those competitions to focus on the lower impact sport of Jiu-Jitsu.
Is Bia Mesquita Retired?
Bia is far from retired. Still considered by many to be the “Lady GOAT”, Bia has only just turned 20. Her greatness is still unfolding, she will continue to grind in the gym, and her championships will continue to pile up. She has publicly discussed her intent to follow former opponent Mackenzie Dern into the world of MMA, and has an upcoming bout against Luiza Monteiro on WNO’s “The Return of Gordon Ryan” on October 20, 2021.
When Mesquita does finally decide to hang up her gi, she’ll have earned recognition as one of the best competitors of her generation. If her latest projects from BJJ Fanatics, “The World Championship Open Guard System” and “The World Championship No-Gi Guard System”, are any indication, Bia has an equally impressive career as a coach ahead of her. Be sure to check out her comprehensive look at open guard and no-gi work to improve your game!
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