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Matheus Costa

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Matheus Costa is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Guto Vicente, and a representative of Julio César‘s GF Team. Well known within Brazil’s national grappling circuit, Matheus is revered for his aggressive style and finishing accuracy, attributes that helped him earn medals at important tournaments such as the CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (Brasileiro) with and without the gi (NOGI), as well as IBJJF’s Rio International Open, Curitiba International Open and several other prestigious events.

Matheus Costa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Matheus Guilherme da Costa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Orlando Barradas > Gustavo Vicente > Matheus Costa

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Rio Winter Int. Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Curitiba Fall Int. Open Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Petrópolis National Pro Champion (2016*)
  • IBJJF Curitiba Winter Int. Open 2nd Place (2016)
  • UAEJJF Petrópolis National Pro 2nd Place (2016)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro 3rd Place (2017)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro NOGI 3rd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Int. Open 3rd Place (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brasileiro 3rd Place (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2015 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Overhook-Armlock

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: GF Team

Matheus Costa Biography

Matheus Costa was born on January 27, 1994 in Niterói, a municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro in the southeast region of Brazil. He started learning how to grapple at the age of 8 through judo, a sport he practiced for 2 years.

Matheus’ early teens coincided with a time when the (now defunct) Japanese mixed martial arts promotion Pride Fc was at the peak of its popularity. Influenced by the good performances of jiu jitsu athletes such as Rodrigo Minotauro and Ricardo Arona inside the ring, Matheus set his sights on BJJ. Although his parents tried to veto Matheus’ decision – believing jiu jitsu was too violent for their son, Costa managed to convince them to accept his decision in exchange for higher grades at school.

Instructor Guto Vicente was Matheus’ first instructor, himself a direct student of two historic Niterói figures – Luis Carlos and Master Barradas (RIP). Vicente graded Costa through all belts, including his black belt, Which Matheus received on June 17, 2015.

The decision to become a jiu jitsu pro-athlete occurred as a brown belt, but working with a smaller team made it harder for Costa to reach his full potential. Understanding this issue, and with his instructor’s approval, Matheus decided to join GF Team on June 2016.

Cover photo by Arena Jiu Jitsu.

Matheus Costa Grappling Record

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (70%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armlock
29
6
#86e620
Armbar
19
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
19
4
#d1212a
Submission
10
2
#fad11b
Choke
10
2
#f58822
Amassa pao choke
5
1
#224aba
Toe hold
5
1
#ff9124
Triangle
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
44
4
#86e620
Choke from back
22
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
11
1
#fad11b
Choke f/ omoplata
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Matheus Costa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
8105Ricardo RochaLPts: 2x2, AdvFloripa Open76KGF2015
8119Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLTriangleFloripa NoGi Open79KG4F2015
8535Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2015
8538Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPts: 6x3Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2015
9039Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarRio Summer Open82KGSF2016
9622Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLArmbarBrasileiro82KG4F2016
9680Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLArmbarBrasileiroABSRD2016
10886Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLArmbarGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11152Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11494Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoLPointsADCC RJ77KGR12017
11548Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12482Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLDQBrasileiro76KGSF2017
12802Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLKneebarWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13959Talles SilvaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR12017
15629Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoLPts: 6x2Brasileiro76KG8F2018
15897Lucas LepriLucas LepriLChoke f/ omoplataWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16376Pedro PalharesLChoke from backOrlando Open82KGF2018
16773Jeremy JacksonLPointsAtlanta S. Open76KGSF2018
16825Kaunan BarbozaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2018
8103Sandro VieiraWArmbarFloripa Open76KG4F2015
8104Luis SiqueiraWSubmissionFloripa Open76KGSF2015
8524Ricardo RochaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR12015
8528Renan GomesWArmlockGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2015
8533Philipe ArimateaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2015
8729Patrick AlmeidaWArmbarTop Strike 3N/ASPF2015
8730Tiano MartinsWArmbarConfere 876KGSPF2015
9037Pedro AlcântaraWPointsRio Summer Open82KG4F2016
9612George da SilvaWPointsBrasileiro82KGR12016
9619Bruno de FrançaWArmlockBrasileiro82KG8F2016
10864Luca AbayanWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12016
10882Talles SilvaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
11153Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
12468Edward HohlWAmassa pao chokeBrasileiro76KGR12017
12469Caio CiprianoWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR22017
12478Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWToe holdBrasileiro76KG4F2017
12684Andre LuizWChokeCuritiba Fall Open76KG4F2017
12688Mateus GarciaWArmlockCuritiba Fall Open88KGF2017
12943Mauricio FernandesWChokeRio Winter Open76KGR12017
12944Lucas CostaWArmbarRio Winter Open76KG4F2017
12946Pedro FernandesWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KGSF2017
12948Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 10x10, AdvRio Winter Open76KGF2017
13396Magno MotaWArmlockBrasileiro Equipes82KGSF2017
13397Leo LaraWChoke from BackBrasileiro Equipes82KGF2017
15621Matheus CarvalhoWArmlockBrasileiro76KGR12018
15886Oliver LovellWPts: 8x4World Champ.76KGR22018
16374Edson SilvaWSubmissionOrlando Open82KGSF2018
16542Steven SilvaWArmlockFlorida States88KF2018
16543R. CadenaWTriangleFlorida StatesABSSF2018
16544R. DiasWChoke from backFlorida StatesABSF2018

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