Lightweight champion and absolute runner-up at last month’s No-Gi Worlds in Long Beach, California Beatriz Mesquita was received with a homecoming party in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro state. With her in her baggage the brown belt brought the Worlds gold medal she won disputing against black belts.
Bia’s party gathered relatives, friends, fighters, and admirers in celebration of Bia’s performance on the mat. The city’s mayor, Franciane Motta, received the illustrious Saquarema native along with other dignitaries, among them town councilmen and district attorneys.
To cap off the year, Bia will defend her World Cup title on December 4 and 5 in São Paulo.