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Gabriel Costa, commonly known as “Maranhão”, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Luiz Guilherme and a member of the Guigo Jiu-Jitsu Team of São Paulo, one of the top international squads in the sport. Costa became widely recognized as one of Brazil’s rising grappling stars after his performances on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) circuit, namely at the European Open, South American Championships, and Brazilian National Championships.

Gabriel Costa Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Gabriel Silva Costa

Nickname: “Maranhão” which is the name of the birth state of Gabriel. The name started as a way to differentiate him from other same-name athletes at Guigo’s academy in São Paulo.

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson G. > Jorge Pereira > Luiz Guilherme > Gabriel Costa

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2023*)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2022)
  • 3rd Place AJP South America Continental Pro (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2023)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJE World Championship (2017** / 2018** / 2019* purple)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ South American Championship (2018 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2016 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place CBJJE World Championship (2019 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Brazilian Team Nationals (2016 blue)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LDN (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJN (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017* purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Distance Passing / Closed-Guard Bump-Sweep

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Guigo

Gabriel Costa Biography

Gabriel Costa was born on April 22, 1998, in Bacabal, a small town in the Brazilian state of Maranhão, located in the Northeast region of the country.

Growing up in the remote countryside, there were no sporting activities to play, and Gabriel’s only outlet was jiu-jitsu, a sport he started at the age of 12, after moving to the state capital of São Luis to live with his stepfather and mother. It was by his stepdad’s influence that Costa joined a Guigo Jiu-Jitsu Team affiliate near his new home, where he started training under Roberto Ferreira.

The proximity to the gym meant “Maranhão” spent the majority of his days, outside of school time, at the academy, training and watching the adults train. This day-to-day proximity with jiu-jitsu inspired Gabriel to pursue a professional career in the sport.

Competing under the guidance of coach Roberto Ferreira – himself a black belt under Luiz Guilherme “Guigo” – Gabriel Costa quickly started making his name known in the local circuit. His good performances as a blue belt led the youngster down to São Paulo to compete in the local circuit, arguably one of the strongest grappling tours in the world. When in São Paulo, “Maranhão” trained at the Guigo Headquarters, the team to which coach Ferreira was affiliated with.

After a few trips to São Paulo to compete, team leader Luiz Guilherme invited Gabriel to remain in São Paulo and train on a full-time jiu-jitsu scholarship, an offer accepted by Costa.

Gabriel “Maranhão” immediately made his talent known on a national level under the watchful eye of coach Guigo, conquering every major tournament on the Brazilian Gi circuit, but, unfortunately, he was unable to compete in the most important tournaments on the international circuit during his rise to black belt as he was not granted a visa to enter the United States, where the World and Pan American Championships are held.

After dominant performances in Brazil and an impressive run at the European Open Championship of 2020, where Costa earned a silver medal, Costa was finally promoted to black belt by Luiz Guigo in a ceremony that took place on November 2020.

Gabriel Costa vs Oliver Dillon (2020)

Gabriel Costa Grappling Record

79 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
56
22
#86e620
RNC
13
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
4
#d1212a
Armbar
8
3
#fad11b
Triangle
5
2
#f58822
Choke
5
2
#224aba
Short choke
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
14
1
#86e620
RNC
14
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
14
1
#f58822
Choke from back
14
1
#224aba
Verbal tap
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Gabriel Costa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24737Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24826Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLKneebarMundial CBJJE88KGF2020
24982Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiLRNCSul. Am. CBJJEN/ASF2020
25992Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0The New Star82KGSF2021
26429Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26520Erich MunisErich MunisLTriangleSA Cont. ProHWASF2021
26521Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoLPts: 1x0SA Cont. ProHWA3RD2021
27403Andre YgorLArmbarSul Americano82KG4F2021
27449Herico HesleyLPointsSul AmericanoABS4F2021
28435Alex MunisAlex MunisD---Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28436Alex MunisAlex MunisD---Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
28437Alex MunisAlex MunisLPts: 2x0Fenajitsu88KGSPF2021
29147Catriel OliveiraCatriel OliveiraLPts: 4x3BRA Qualifiers85KGSF2021
29417Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLPts: 3x3Florianopolis Pro85KGSF2021
30337Ricardo RamosLPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials88KGR32022
34034Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2022
35790Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLInside heel hookMagesticNASPF2022
36277Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 3x0WP Qualifier85KGSF2022
37478Reyson NevesLPts: 2x0Sul Brasileiro88KG4F2023
38115Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraLPts: 3x0Curitiba SMO88KGF2023
38168Pedro AlexPedro AlexLPts: 0x0, AdvCuritiba SMOABS4F2023
38200Servio TulioServio TulioLPts: 2x0Curitiba SMNGO85KG4F2023
39598Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLChoke from backBrasileiro88KG4F2023
40219Agnelo SalesLVerbal tapFloripa FO88KG4F2023
40262Iago DuarteLReferee DecisionFloripa NGO85KGSF2023
41256Vitor ComelatoLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats88KGSF2023
41285Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLReferee DecisionAmerican NatsABSF2023
41754Guilherme SampaioLN/APhoenix Open88KGSF2023
41767Lucas NoratLucas NoratLReferee DecisionPhoenix OpenABS4F2023
42880Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniLPts: 4x2Sul Americano88KG4F2023
43169Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuLReferee DecisionBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2023
24836Manolito ChagasWChoke from backMundial CBJJEABSR12020
24839Maique AzevedoWPointsMundial CBJJEABSR22020
24981N/AWPointsSul. Am. CBJJEN/A4F2020
25857Lucas BarrosWChoke from backThe New Star82KGR12021
26426Bruno TostoWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro85KGR22021
26436Joao CerqueiraWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro85KGRPC2021
26437T. SilvaWReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro85KG3RD2021
26518Wallace CostaWallace CostaWChoke from backSA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
27396Ronieri PintoWPts: 6x4Sul Americano82KG8F2021
27445Cleyton FloresWPts: 2x0Sul AmericanoABS8F2021
28541Erick ViniciusWTriangleGrand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28548Marcello LemelleWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28554Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
28558Alex MunisAlex MunisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2021
28560Athos MirandaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KGF2021
29144Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWPts: 4x1BRA Qualifiers85KG4F2021
29416Matheus DauriaWPts: 4x0Florianopolis Pro85KGSF2021
29419Agnelo SalesWChoke from backFlorianopolis Pro85KG3RD2021
29420Rhuan DuarteWTriangleFlorianopolis ProABSSF2021
29421Lucas SilvaWChoke from backFlorianopolis ProABSF2021
29950Weiddy SouzaWArmbarGuarapari Pro85KGSF2022
29952Gustavo BorgesWPts: 1x0Guarapari Pro85KGF2022
30053Vicente HeresiWShort chokeADCC BR1 Trials88KGR12022
30061Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWReferee DecisionADCC BR1 Trials88KGR22022
30315Natan AlmeidaWRNCADCC BR2 Trials88KGR22022
30717Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, PenGramado Pro85KGRR2022
30719Wellington LuisWellington LuisWChokeGramado Pro85KGF2022
32094Vinicius ReisWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro85KG4F2022
32096Erick SouzaWSubmissionSA Cont. Pro85KGSF2022
32097Iago MartinsWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro85KGF2022
32372Seonghun YooWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD85KG4F2022
32376C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD85KGSF2022
32378Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraWChoke from backGrand Slam AD85KGF2022
32833Mateus LimaWChokeBelem Pro85KGSF2022
32834Ronieri SilvaWSubmissionBelem Pro85KGF2022
33329Bruno TostoWPts: 0x0, AdvRio WO88KG4F2022
33330Rodrigo SezinandoWPts: 0x0, AdvRio WO88KGSF2022
34007Rodrigo RochaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12022
34022Reyson LimaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
34030Ramiro GalvanWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2022
34039C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2022
34040Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KG3RD2022
34215W.OtavianoWPts: 9x2Joao Pessoa Pro85KGSF2022
34216Paulo MarizWPts: 3x0Joao Pessoa Pro85KGF2022
34516Caio KnabbenWSubmissionBalneario Pro85KG4F2022
34517Rhuan DuarteWPts: 1x0Balneario Pro85KGSF2022
34518Lionel BareiroWPts: 11x0Balneario Pro85KGF2022
34836Hermeson LeaoWChoke from backNorth BRA Pro85KGSF2022
34837Felipe TeixeiraWPts: 1x0North BRA Pro85KGSF2022
38107Leonardo MaywormWPts: 8x0Curitiba SMO88KGR12023
38110Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 2x0Curitiba SMO88KG4F2023
38114Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x0Curitiba SMO88KGSF2023
38161Carlos AlexandreWArmbarCuritiba SMOABS8F2023
38199Davi BravinWRNCCuritiba SMNGO85KGR12023
38592Dudu PaivaWChoke from backMajestic88KGSPF2023
38944Mattheus NiccolasWChoke from backSalvador FO88KG4F2023
38947Eduardo MacedoWChoke from backSalvador FO88KGSF2023
38964Evandro BrandaoWChoke from backSalvador FOABSR12023
38973Lucas SilvaWChoke from backSalvador FOABS8F2023
38982Salomao StandordWChoke from backSalvador FOABS4F2023
38984Leonardo AndradeWPts: 2x0Salvador FOABSSF2023
38986Leandro CarlosWPts: 2x0Salvador FOABSF2023
39013Matheus FernandesWRNCSalvador NGO85KGRR2023
39015Matheus FernandesWArmbarSalvador NGO85KGF2023
39504Ruben HermozaWChoke from backSA Cont Pro85KGR12023
39508Lucas SilvaWSubmissionSA Cont Pro85KG4F2023
39510Pierpaolo ChiappeWChoke from backSA Cont Pro85KGSF2023
39593Alex MunisAlex MunisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro88KGR12023
40261Ramon FerreiraWRNCFloripa NGO85KG4F2023
40390Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 6x0World Champ.88KGR12023
41282Pedro MachadoPedro MachadoWPts: 2x0American NatsABS4F2023
41284Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPts: 2x0American NatsABSSF2023
41764Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWReferee DecisionPhoenix OpenABSR12023
42234A. ChristopoulosWChoke from backNHaven Open88KGRR2023
42235Ruan MarquesWChoke from backNHaven Open88KGRR2023
42243Jared DoppJared DoppWPts: 8x4NHaven OpenABS4F2023
42245Ney MedeirosWChoke from backNHaven OpenABSSF2023
42879Fabricio GomesWChoke from backSul Americano88KG8F2023
43165Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KGR12023
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