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Cássio Felipe Sousa Costa, commonly known as Felipe Costa or by the nickname “Laranjinha” (meaning Little Orange in Portuguese), is a professional jiu-jitsu player and a black belt under Alexandre “Xande” Ribeiro, who represents the Six Blades team in the sport’s global circuit. Costa first made waves in grappling as a brown belt (2021), competing in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit where he conquered numerous important titles, a trend he maintained as a black belt.

Felipe “Laranjinha” Costa Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Cássio Felipe Sousa Costa

Nickname: Felipe is commonly known as “Laranjinha” (little orange), a label that dates back to Costa’s childhood and early beginnings in jiu-jitsu. At the time, the kids’ group was just starting, and Felipe was the only orange belt in the squad, so the senior teammates began calling him little orange. The name transpired in a few tournaments leading other squad members to use it as well, and later friends and family.

Lineage: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Royler Gracie > Saulo RibeiroAlexandre Ribeiro > Felipe Costa

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2023)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2023)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021* brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Six Blades

Felipe Costa Biography

Felipe Costa was born on October 29, 1999, in São Luís a town located in Brazil’s northeastern region of Maranhão.

As a child, Felipe was a big football (soccer) fan and practitioner, a sport he played alongside BJJ for a number of years. Costa competed for a local team and won a few MVP awards at the time but as he developed into his teenage years, his love for the grappling pajamas drove him away from the pitch.

Felipe started training jiu-jitsu at the age of 10 (2010). At the time a new martial arts gym had opened near his home – Gracie Barra affiliate – and Costa’ s sister decided to give it a try. Felipe was younger and curious about the combat sports offered on the school’s schedule, so he decided to tag along as well. Although there were different styles on offer, Felipe was immediately drawn to jiu-jitsu.

Ivaldo Alves was Felipe Costa’s first instructor at Gracie Barra São Luís do Maranhão and the man who led Laranjinha from white to brown belt. Despite his desire to become a full-time jiu-jitsu athlete from early on, he was convinced by his mother to finish his academic studies before leaving his town to pursue his grappling dreams.

At the age of 16, Felipe met fellow BJJ athlete, Victor Hugo, through a common sponsor for some time. The two became close friends and remained in contact even as Hugo moved to the United States to pursue his pro career. In 2020, Costa finally finished his degree in physiotherapy and was gearing up toward making jiu-jitsu his full-time occupation. Through Victor, Laranjinha was able to connect to BJJ legend Xande Ribeiro and was invited to become a part of the Six Blades team.

Felipe Costa joined the Six Blades squad at the start of 2021 and earned his black belt from Xande Ribeiro on June 2022.

Felipe Costa Grappling Record

42 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
25
6
#86e620
Choke from back
21
5
#5AD3D1
Triangle
17
4
#d1212a
Katagatame
13
3
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
8
2
#f58822
Submission
8
2
#224aba
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Outside heel hook
25
2
#86e620
Choke from back
25
2
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
13
1
#d1212a
RNC
13
1
#fad11b
Triangle
13
1
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Felipe Costa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
33705Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderLPts: 0x0, AdvAustin SMOABS4F2022
34757Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameJJ Con100KGF2022
34817Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLRNCJJ Con NG97KGSF2022
35598Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan97KGSF2022
35611Mike PerezLOutside heel hookNoGi PanABS8F2022
35931Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleHouston FOABSSF2022
35954Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPointsHouston FNGOABSSF2022
36787Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABS8F2022
36915Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KGSF2022
37793Javier BarterJavier BarterLChoke from backMemphis Open100KGSF2023
37801Elder CruzElder CruzLPts: 0x0, AdvMemphis OpenABSR12023
38518Erich MunisErich MunisLArm in EzekielPan American100KGF2023
40430Erich MunisErich MunisLChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2023
40545Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 4x0World Champ.ABSR12023
43288Joao GabrielLPts: 2x0NoGi PanABSSF2023
43385Thiago AndradeLOutside heel hookNoGi Pan97KG4F2023
45738Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionNoGi World97KG4F2023
45768Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLPts: 2x0NoGi WorldABS4F2023
46504Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLReferee DecisionAustin WOABSSF2024
33700Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWArmbarAustin SMO100KGF2022
34754Wildemar SantosWAdvJJ Con100KG4F2022
34755Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 6x6, AdvJJ Con100KGSF2022
35605Justin LabacWArmbarNoGi PanABSR12022
35950Hunter NewtonWPointsHouston FNGOABS4F2022
36781Calon SabinoWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldsABSR12022
36907Thomas BracherWAdvNoGi Worlds97KG8F2022
36912Eliot KellyEliot KellyWTriangleNoGi Worlds97KG4F2022
37927Davi CabralDavi CabralWReferee DecisionDallas Open100KGSF2023
37929Steffen BantaSteffen BantaWPts: 0x0, PenDallas Open100KGF2023
37965Christian TorresWArmbarNewBreedABSR12023
37966Eric ValdezWKatagatameNewBreedABS4F2023
37967Joshua RichardsWPointsNewBreedABSSF2023
37968David EversWPointsNewBreedABSF2023
38511Paulo AndreWChoke from backPan American100KGR12023
38514Chris PassarelloWKatagatamePan American100KG4F2023
38516Davi CabralDavi CabralWReferee DecisionPan American100KGSF2023
39253Josiah SantosWArmbarChicago SPO100KGSF2023
39255Carlos TassoneWTriangleChicago SPO100KGF2023
39265Carlos TassoneWPointsChicago SPOABS4F2023
39267Charles MurdockWMounted X chokeChicago SPOABSSF2023
39954Marcos GoulartWArmbarHouston Open100KGF2023
40422Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KG8F2023
40429Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWMounted X chokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2023
41234Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats100KGSF2023
41235Fabio AlanoFabio AlanoWChoke from backAmerican Nats100KGF2023
41586Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWChoke from backAustin SMO100KGF2023
41590Marlon TanakaWStraight ankle lockAustin SMOABS4F2023
41591Clay MayfieldWPointsAustin SMOABSSF2023
41593Lucas ValleWPointsAustin SMOABSF2023
41784Mark HermanWArmbarDallas SMO100KGRR2023
41786Marlon TanakaWTriangleDallas SMO100KGF2023
41791Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWChoke from backDallas SMOABS4F2023
43275Calon SabinoWPts: 7x0NoGi PanABS8F2023
43283Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWKatagatameNoGi PanABS4F2023
45733Adam BradleyWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World97KGR12023
45759Kasper LarsenWPts: 2x0NoGi WorldABSR22023
45903Cruz GarciaWTriangleADCC AustinO100KG4F2023
45905Adam PerezWSubmissionADCC AustinO100KGSF2023
45907Bryce SextonWSubmissionADCC AustinO100KGF2023
46495Joseph WarnerWToe holdAustin WO100KGF2024
46501Jefferson NascimentoWPts: 7x0Austin WOABS4F2024
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