Jadyson   "El Diablo"   Costa

Lightweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 10 - 16 - 1
  • Submission : 5 Wins - 9 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 7 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 0 Losses
  • Age : 36
  • Height : 1.65 m
  • Reach : 170 cm
  • Leg Span :
  • Stance :
  • BG Discipline : Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Strengths : High Level Submissions
    Young and Resilient
    Developed MMA
  • From : Brazil
  • Fighting out of : Grand Rapids Michigan, AMerica
  • Gym : Fight House MMA
  • Trainer : -
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 30%
  • Striking : 30%

Fighters Media

SPARKS FLY AT EFC 52 WEIGH-IN
STUDENT FAVOURITE OVER MASTER AT SUPABETS
ULTIMATE FAN EVENT THIS SATURDAY - EFC 52
BEST OF FRIENDS - BITTER RIVALS
COSTA RETURNS TO FIGHT MADGE IN CAPE TOWN
SPARKS FLY AT EFC 52 WEIGH-IN
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SPARKS FLY AT EFC 52 WEIGH-IN
STUDENT FAVOURITE OVER MASTER AT SUPABETS
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STUDENT FAVOURITE OVER MASTER AT SUPABETS
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EFC 52: Weigh-In
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EFC 52 Weigh-In: Madge vs Costa Highlight
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EFC 52: – Costa’s Love for Cape Town
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EFC 52: Costa’s Wish
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EFC 52: Costa’s Take on Madge
IT'S FIGHT WEEK - EFC 52
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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Countdown to EFC 52: Don Madge vs Jadyson Costa
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Countdown to EFC 52: Madge vs Costa – Promo
ULTIMATE FAN EVENT THIS SATURDAY - EFC 52
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ULTIMATE FAN EVENT – THIS SATURDAY
BEST OF FRIENDS - BITTER RIVALS
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BEST OF FRIENDS – BITTER RIVALS
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EFC 52: Madge vs Costa, Dalcha vs Maphutha Promo
COSTA RETURNS TO FIGHT MADGE IN CAPE TOWN
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COSTA RETURNS TO FIGHT MADGE IN CAPE TOWN
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EFC 37’S ADAM SPEECHLY AND THE CURSE OF THE WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
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Will Opperman Finish Kabulu?
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In Search Of The Perfect War
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No Compromise At Efc Africa 23
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EFC AFRICA RAW & UNCUT: Costa on EFC 21
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Ioannou Out, J. Costa Refuses To Fight Speechly
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Costa VS Costa Hangs In The Balance
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EFC AFRICA 20 Post Press Conference Video Out Now
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EFC Africa 20 : Don Madge talks Costa after training
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The Return Of The Machine
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EFC AFRICA Overload On Fight Now TV
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A Champion’s Ring
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EFC AFRICA 16 & 17 DVD’s Out Now
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The Tipping Point
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Opperman And Van Staden Go To Battle
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Champions Dominate EFC Africa 17
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Fight Night Has Arrived!
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EFC AFRICA 17 Weigh-In Results
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Nu Metro To Exclusively Broadcast Ten Explosive Bouts
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Van Staden vs Costa Fight Feature – EFC AFRICA 17
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EFC AFRICA Live Weigh-In At 13:45 CAT On Thursday
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Add Digits To Your Bank Account With EFC AFRICA And BetXchange
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It’s Fight Week!
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1 Week Until Smith VS. Daniel, Ioannou VS. Mynhardt
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EFC Beauties Excited For Fight Night
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2 Weeks To Go To Efc Africa 17
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Stars Give Their Predictions
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Bagattin “Pleased” To Be Facing Jakobi
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‘The Punisher’ versus ‘El Diablo’
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Star Studded Fight Card Finalised
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‘Dark Horse’ Claims Championship Glory
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Less Than Four Weeks Until “The Epic Fight Night”
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Costa Replaces Dixon To Face Van Staden
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EFC AFRICA 16 NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
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EFC AFRICA 16 WEIGH-IN PHOTOS
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EFC AFRICA 16 WEIGH-IN RESULTS
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EFC AFRICA 16 POST-EVENT PRESS CONFERENCE
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EFC AFRICA 16 WEIGH-IN AT 14:00 CAT THURSDAY
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NU METRO TO EXCLUSIVELY BROADCAST TEN EXCITING BOUTS
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Win With EFC Africa 16 And BetXchange
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IT IS FIGHT WEEK
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POTTS ROUGH AND READY FOR ACTION
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ONLY ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL FIGHT NIGHT!
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The Black Panther Sharpens His Claws
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EFC Girls Psyched For Fight Night
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Stars Give Their Predictions On The Epic Trio Of EFC Africa 16 Title Bouts
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Dino ‘The Lion’ Bagattin Stalks EFC AFRICA 17 Prey
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Costa vs Opperman Fight Feature – EFC AFRICA 16
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EFC AFRICA 16 – Just 4 Weeks To Go!
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Jadyson Costa
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EFC AFRICA 16 Fight Card Complete
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Kabulu VS Radley At EFC AFRICA 16
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Diesel Power Back At EFC AFRICA
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Costa Vows To Make Opperman’s Title Dream A Nightmare
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Tickets On Sale Now For EFC AFRICA 16
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Michiel Opperman Fights For National Pride
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EFC AFRICA 16 Presents Triple Title Action!
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EFC AFRICA 16 Returns To Carnival City
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Jadyson Costa to defend title at EFC AFRICA 16
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Orpheo Opulence For Jadyson Costa
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EFC AFRICA Stars offer Predictions for Main Event Fights at EFC AFRICA 14
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Dallas Jakobi is Down but not Out
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‘Little Wanderlei’ Becomes Welterweight Champ
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EFC AFRICA 13 – EFC AFRICA conquers the Cape!
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EFC AFRICA 13 – It’s Fight Night!
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Win Big with EFC AFRICA and BetXchange
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Jakobi vs Costa Promo EFC AFRICA 13
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EFC AFRICA Stars Offer Predictions for Main Event Fights At EFC AFRICA 13: JAKOBI vs. COSTA
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Meet EFC AFRICA Athletes in JHB and CT this Weekend
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Cape Town’s Finest Prepare for Battle
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EFC AFRICA 13 – Two Weeks to Go!
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EFC AFRICA 13 Online Pay-Per-View on Sale Now
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EFC AFRICA 13 – Wessels and Neveling Collide at Light Heavy
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EFC AFRICA 13 – ‘Hollywood’ Hassan Calls out ‘King’ Leo
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Bagattin Hunts Redemption at EFC AFRICA 13
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Henderson Secures Spot at EFC AFRICA 13
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EFC AFRICA 13 – Van Staden and Opperman Battle for Title Shot
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EFC AFRICA 13 Fight Card Takes Shape
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EFC AFRICA SMASHES TV RATINGS
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EFC AFRICA 13 Hits Cape Town – Tickets on Sale Now!
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Meet EFC AFRICA athletes at Nu Metro Cinemas on 25 February
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EFC AFRICA 13 Hits Cape Town
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Q&A with Reigning EFC AFRICA Heavyweight Champ Ruan Potts
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Henderson vs Muller Confirmed for EFC AFRICA 12
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Costa Breaks the Curse
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Defending Champs Ioannou and Potts Drug Free

Action Shots

  • EFC – 52 – 05 August 2016
  •  

  • EFC – 17 – 23 November 2012
  • EFC – 16 – 19 October 2012
  • EFC – 13 – 13 April 2012
  • EFC – 11 – 10 November 2011
  • EFC – 10 – 01 September 2011

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Don Madge
    EFC 52
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Gerson Cordeiro
    Loss
    R3 TKO (Punches)
  • Julio Cesar Barreto
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Michel Igenho
    Win
    R1 Submission (Flying Armbar)
  • Martin van Staden
    EFC 17
    Loss
    R2 KO (Punches)
  • Michiel Opperman
    EFC 16
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Dallas Jakobi
    EFC 13
    R4 TKO (Punches)
  • James Rennie
    EFC 11
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Wade Henderson
    EFC 10
    Win
    R1 Submission (Kimura)
  • Rondinelli Rodrigues Gomes
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Igor Ferandes
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Anaconda Choke)
  • Roberto Santos
    Win
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Glimar Lima
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Elbows)
  • Ivan Jorge
    Loss
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Daniel dos Santos
    EFC 36
    Loss
    R3 Submission (Armbar)
  • Edval Perdroso
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Adriano De Queiroz
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Leonardo Augusto
    Win
    R1 TKO (Flying Knee and Punches)
  • Partricio Freire
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
  • Araripe Abreu
    Win
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • William Casquilha
    Draw
    R3 Draw (Majority)
  • Milton Viera
    Loss
    R3 Submission (Brabo Choke)
  • Takanori Gomi
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Marcelo Sanders
    Win
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Luiz De Agular Jr.
    Win
    R2 KO (Stomps)
  • Josni Ossowski
    Win
    R1 Submission (Armbar)
  • Cristiano Marcello
    Loss
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
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Fighters Biography

  • Fight Preperation?

    I train 6 days a week, everything from boxing to Jits, GI and no GI, and a lot of strength and conditioning.

    When & why did you start martial arts training?

    I started martial arts in Brazil. I learned karate, boxing and Muay Thai first, then MMA was a natural progression. My early fights were in Brazil, and were more live street fights than the MMA we know today. I’m talking no rules, no gloves, no time limit, no medic!

    How and why did you transition to MMA?

    I was being bullied at school and joined Shaughn Vos who has been my coach to-date. I found I had a knack for fighting and have trained full time ever since.

    What ranks & titles have you held?

    National Champion in Jiu Jitsu, and have provincial colours for wrestling. I was CFL lightweight champion.

    Favoured technique?

    I’m a showy guy and I must say anything goes.

    Who is your hero, and why?

    Wanderlei Silva, because I look like him and we both have no fear.

    MMA highlights and international experience?

    I fought for PRIDE in Japan. My fight against Takanori Gomi (current UFC fighter) was the first lightweight fight at PRIDE, and took place in front of 50 000 people. I lived in Japan for 6 months training with MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba. I also lived at renowned MMA gym Chute Boxe in Brazil for 6 years. That is where I got the name ‘Little Wanderlei’ because my style was very much like Wanderlei Silva’s and many people compared us. It was great to train with the best in the world and have Wanderlei, Shogun and Ninja in my corner for my fights.

    What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

    I like to surf. I came to Cape Town a few years ago after contacting Mike Mouneimne from PFA. I wanted to visit another beautiful city, and once I was here I fell in love with it.

Added Detail

  • Undefeated as an amateur
  • Imulates Wanderlei SIlva's Fighting Style
  • Called Superman for his incredible strength and speed

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

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    Result
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Jadyson   Costa