RESULTS! Eddie Bravo Invitational 18
Mayssa Bastos Wins The Strawweight Title!
This past Sunday, December 9, 2018, the Onnit Academy in Austin, TX hosted the Eddie Bravo Invitational 18. This event consisted of the inaugural women strawweight tournament.
World Championship Competitors
This tournament featured 16 no gi competitors, with the most accomplished being Rikako Yuasa, a 4 time IBJJF Black Belt World Champion, and Patricia Fontes (Checkmat), a 3 time IBJJF black belt No-Gi World Champion. Other notable competitors also included Mayssa Bastos (GF Team), who won a silver medal at the IBJJF World Championships as a brown belt this year, as well as a handful of IBJJF competitions since being promoted to black belt this year.
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Additionally, three of 10th Planet's best female competitors were entered- Gabby Romero, Fiona Watson, and Danielle Kelly, as well as 17 year old BJJ prodigy Jessa Khan of AOJ/ATOS.
Mayssa Bastos Wins!
In the end, it was Mayssa Bastos, who came out on top with a first round win over Fabiana Jorge in overtime, a kneebar submission over Fiona Watson in the Quarterfinals, a face crank/submission over Rikako Yuasa in the semifinals, and defeating Pati Fontes, in the overtime of the finals to win the inaugural EBI Strawweight Championship.
Background of Mayssa Bastos
Mayssa Bastos was born on October 23, 1997, in Niteroi, a city in southeast Brazil. She began training BJJ in 2009, at the age of 12 years old- starting with coach Jair Court. She quickly fell in love with the sport and began competing in numerous competitions- becoming a IBJJF Juvenile World Champion in 2014 as a blue belt, and a IBJJF World Champion in 2015 and 2016 as a purple belt. As a brown belt, she got 3rd place at the IBJJF Worlds (2017) and 2nd place in 2018. Additionally, she won the UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam as a brown belt. Bastos received her black belt from GF Team coach Julio Cesar on June 4, 2018, as she was standing on the podium of the IBJJF World Championships.
Besides now winning the EBI Strawweights Champhionships, since becoming a black belt, Bastos has won the IBJJF Asian Open, IBJJF Pan No-Gi, CBJJ Braileiro No-Gi, UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo, UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro, and the IBJJF American Nationals.
Full EBI 18 Results:
– Pati Fontes def. Chisaki Akiyama by RNC
– Jessa Khan def. Analilya Calzada by armbar
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– Chelsi Aguayo def. Rita Gribben in OT
– Mayssa Bastos def. Fabiana Jorge in OT
– Fiona Watson def. Nina Navid in OT
– Danielle Kelly def. Lila Smadja-Cruz in OT
– Rikako Yuasa def. Sofia Amarante via choke
– Kayla Patterson def. Andressa Peçanha in OT
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