On July 30, 2017, EBI (Eddie Bravo Invitational) 12 will slap the combat sports community with an all-female cast of submission-only Jiu-Jitsu specialists. Throughout the broadcast, on UFC Fight Pass, sixteen women will work their way through a gauntlet of world-class, no-Gi talent, and four will clash in a tournament of Combat Jiu-Jitsu, a form of the martial art that includes open-palm strikes to grounded opponents.
Even when her vision horrifically swells to a close, Brooke ‘The Bully’ Mayo wants to open people’s eyes to the toughness of women in the fighting industry. Whether it’s in a cage or on a grappling stage, Mayo’s relentless aggression is ever-present. Next on her itinerary of violence, she aims to land atop the podium of EBI 12’s portion of Combat Jiu-Jitsu.
Although Mayo’s professional MMA debut at Bellator 172 didn’t go as pictured, her durability was on display for all to witness. While none of the physicians could perceive how her scrap against Veta Arteaga would be allowed to safely continue, Mayo pleaded with them to not wave off the contest, to no avail.
In a recent outing, the standout flyweight from Team Alpha Male and Team Black didn’t flash a single sign of losing at Fight to Win Pro 38. Mayo, as her alter ego suggests, bullied Gigi Good for the entirety of five-minutes and earned a unanimous decision victory.
At EBI 12, the Northern California native has an opportunity, inside The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, to combine her previous two experiences: a powerful ground attack with the green-light to strike. The other competitors of Combat Jiu-Jitsu at EBI 12 include: Amy Montenegro, Celine Haga, and Lima-Lai MacFarlane, but Mayo believes: whoever stands across from her just pulled the short straw.