Multiple-time IBJJF Champion Beatriz Mesquita earned herself a huge win tonight when she choked out one of the biggest names in women’s competitive jiu-jitsu, Mackenzie Dern, at the IBJJF Rio Fall Open.
Rio Fall 2017 – Final preta adulto Feminino Absoluto – Bia Mes…
Rio Fall 2017 – Final preta adulto Feminino Absoluto – Bia Mesquita (Gracie Humaitá) x Mackenzie Dern (Gracie Humaitá)
Posted by Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu on Saturday, April 1, 2017
The two immediately sat to guard. Dern lay down on her back, but Beatriz got double unders and passed. Mesquita then got north south, and as Dern turned to her knees, Beatriz took her back. Mackenzie bucked and rolled, but Beatriz stayed on, working her hooks in and sliding her arms under Dern’s neck.
It only took her 64 seconds to get the choke in.
The big news out of Rio today – @biamesquitajj just beat Mackenzie Dern via choke in 1.04 of the absolute final. Beatriz also won her weight category, while Mackenzie only fought in the absolute and beat Nathiely Jesus in the semi via points. We've got videos of all matches coming soon to #flograppling
Beatriz “Bia” Mesquita is a black belt under Leticia Ribeiro. In 2006 she started freestyle wrestling, but eventually abandoned the sport to dedicate all of her time to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Mesquita received her black belt back in 2011.
You can check out the entire video of Beatrice Mesquita’s win over Mackenzie Dern at FloGrappling.