Bia wins again and gets ready to raid Europe

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Following her gold medal-winning performance at the No-Gi Worlds, Beatriz Mesquita wrapped up the 2010 competition calendar atop the winners’ podium yet again. Holder of the 2009 World Cup belt, the Gracie Humaitá brown belt confirmed her favorite status defending her title last weekend in São Paulo.

At the competition, Bia submitted Luiza Monteiro with a choke from back mount two minutes in, yielding here $R 1,500, as well as the honor of keeping her belt for yet another year.

“I’m happy because I was able to show female Jiu-Jitsu has technical shine to it too. Plus I got some money for Christmas,” she says with a jovial laugh.

Now the fighter from the coastal town of Saquarema is focused on her upcoming challenges.

“Now I’m going to train a lot for the Abu Dhabi trials and the European Open, in January,” she says in finishing.

To get the whole story on the 2011 European Open, to take place from January 27 to 30 in Lisbon, click here.

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