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Paulo Gabriel Martins da Costa, commonly known as Paulo Gabriel, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Letícia Ribeiro and Fabrício Camões (Morango), who worked extensively with Severino Soares “Dida” (RIP), and is one of the top representatives of the Gracie Humaita Association in the sport / martial art’s international circuit. Paulo Gabriel first gained notoriety while competing in the colored belt divisions of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, where he conquered important medals.

Paulo Gabriel Martins Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Paulo Gabriel Martins da Costa

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Vini Aieta > Letícia Ribeiro > Paulo Gabriel

Lineage 2: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Fabrício Camões > Paulo Gabriel

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Spring Open NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Diego Open NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Jose Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF San Jose Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2015 / 2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 / 2016 purple, 2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NoGi (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2015* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

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

Team/Association: Gracie Humaita

Paulo Gabriel Martins Biography

Paulo Gabriel Martins was born on March 13, 1996, in São Paulo, Brazil, where he grew up, raised in a well-known children’s shelter named DICA (Desenvolvimento Integral da Criança e do Adolescente).

Capoeira, swimming, and judo were all activities he practiced as a child, but the first sport Paulo became passionate about was jiu-jitsu, a martial art he started at the age of 13. At the time the young teenager was already a big mixed martial arts (MMA) fan and loved to watch the grappling aspect of cage-fighting. When one of the workers at the shelter, Mr. Ricardo Ferreira, started teaching at DICA, and although the program had a number of children enlisted, Paulo Gabriel quickly stood out from the group for his dedication.

When coach Ferreira moved to a different town, Martins joined a well-known, local jiu-jitsu team, where he met Severino Soares (Mestre Dida), the academy’s instructor and a figure of great importance in Paulo Gabriel’s upbringing.

Master Dida took Paulo Gabriel under his wing and pushed him to pursue an athlete’s lifestyle, a path which Paulo Gabriel could have easily swayed from, given his life’s circumstances. Dida graded the young talent from white to purple belt. It was at this belt rank that Martins was invited by Caio Terra to become part of his pro-team in California, United States of America, an offer accepted by the São Paulo native.

Paulo Gabriel’s stay with Caio Terra was short-lived as soon after he arrived, his girlfriend, Gabi McComb, also moved to the USA to coach at the Gracie Humaita Academy in South Bay. The commute between the two gyms was not a feasible endeavor and Paulo decided to move closer to McComb. He then joined the GH team, led by Letícia Ribeiro and Fabrício Camões.

Once at the Gracie Humaitá, Gabriel continued on the path of success, earning two IBJJF Pan American titles (gi and nogi) before his black belt promotion, on June 9, 2018. Paulo was awarded his black belt on the same day as his partner, Gabrielle McComb.

Paulo Gabriel Sponsors:

– Studio 540
– Jiujiteiro

Paulo Gabriel Grappling Record

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
4
#86e620
50/50 armbar
13
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
13
1
#fad11b
Lapel choke
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
50
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Paulo Gabriel Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16901Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.81KG8F2018
19867Alef BritoAlef BritoLTriangleSan Jose Open76KGSF2019
20810Alef BritoAlef BritoLPts: 4x2American Nats76KGF2019
21822Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLReferee DecisionWorld Festival70KGSPF2019
23037Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 4x2Fresno Open76KGF2020
23890Max GimenisMax GimenisLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS8F2020
23952Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KG4F2020
24265Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2020
25834Kieran KichukKieran KichukLInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.73KG8F2021
16893Piter FrankW50/50 armbarW.S.O.G.81KGR12018
19863Mathew TerranceWArmbarSan Jose Open76KG4F2019
19864Rafael MansurRafael MansurWAdvSan Jose Open76KG4F2019
19896Thiago GaiaThiago GaiaWAdvSan Jose NGO73KGF2019
20270Edson CorteWChoke from backDallas SPO82KG4F2019
20272William DurkeeWReferee DecisionDallas SPO82KGSF2019
20273Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonWPointsDallas SPO82KGF2019
20290Kevin WilliamsWKatagatameDallas SPNGOABSF2019
20329Victor PaschoalWPts: 0x0, AdvSan Diego Open76KGRR2019
20330Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWDQSan Diego Open76KGF2019
20786Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionAmerican NG Nats73KGSF2019
20787Dustin AkbariWReferee DecisionAmerican NG Nats73KGF2019
20806Thiago LemosWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats76KG4F2019
20808Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2019
22236Issa AbleWLapel chokeLong Beach Open76KG4F2019
22238Connor DonaldsonWPts: 2x2, AdvLong Beach Open76KGSF2019
22239Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWPts: 2x0Long Beach Open76KGF2019
23036Jacob LanierWChoke from backFresno Open76KGSF2020
23123Joshua MurdockWChoke from backNew Orleans Open76KGSF2020
23125Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWAdvNew Orleans Open76KGF2020
23277Leonardo DomingosWPts: 10x4Portland Open76KG4F2020
23278Matthew KwanWPts: 22x0Portland Open76KGSF2020
23280Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backPortland Open76KGF2020
23356Italo LinsItalo LinsWPts: 11x0Kansas Open76KG4F2020
23357Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 5x0Kansas Open76KGSF2020
23359Gabriel FerreiraWPts: 6x0Kansas Open76KGF2020
23879Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 6x4Pan AmericanABSR12020
23944Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 0x0, PenPan American76KG8F2020
24252David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 2x2, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KGR12020
24263Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2020
25824Daniel AquinoWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.73KGR12021

Paulo Gabriel Martins vs. Mathew McCormick

 

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