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Lucas Lepri is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the illustrious Elan Santiago, being one of the most successful competitors in the the history of the sport’s lightweight division. Training out of the Alliance team, this stand out from Minas Gerais – Brazil won some of the biggest tournaments in the world, including the IBJJF World Championship (gi and no gi) the UAEJJF World Pro Championship as well as Brazilian and Pan American titles.

Lucas Lepri Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Lucas Alves Lepri

Lineage: M. Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson GracieS. Bolao > Mauro Chueng > Elan Santiago > Lucas Lepri

Nickname: N/A

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2007, 2014, 2015 – closed bracket with team mate)
  • World Champion, No-Gi (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • World Pro Champion UAEJJ (2015)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2014  – closed bracket with team mate)
  • Pan American Champion (2009, 2011/2013/2014  – closed bracket with team mate)
  • European Champion (2011 – closed bracket with team mate)
  • No Gi Pan American Champion (2009)
  • Jiu Jitsu World Silver Medalist (2007, 2012)
  • No Gi World Silver Medalist (2008 – middleweight)
  • Jiu Jitsu Pan American Silver Medalist (2008, 2012)
  • Deep X Champion (2007)

Weight Division: Lightweight (167Lbs/76Kg).

Favourite Technique/Position: Deep Half-Guard.

Association/Team: Alliance Jiu Jitsu.

DVD Releases: Championship Guard Passing / No-Gi Master Series

Lucas Lepri Biography

Lucas Lepri as born on September 19th, 1985 in a city called Uberlândia in the state of Minas Gerais – Brazil.

Always an avid sports practitioner, Lucas played and competed in sports such as Futsal (a form of indoors soccer), Judo, Swimming, Skating and Capoeira. The first time he paid attention to Jiu Jitsu was in 2000 through a Brazilian MTV program called “Vinte e Poucos Anos”, were he saw Fernando “Margarida” Pontes showing his training routine on the build up to the Pan American Championship.

After this guest appearance by “Margarida”, Lucas became fascinated with the sport and decided to find a Jiu Jitsu academy to try it out. A few weeks later, Lucas Lepri did his first of many warm ups to come at Elan Santiago‘s academy, a man that would become very important in Lucas’s development in the sport.

Lepri’s talent started shining through early on, in the local competitive scene. After his coach Elan switched affiliation from BTT to Fernando Terere‘s TT, Lepri started also adding training sessions at this historic academy in Sao Paulo. This stint at TT lasted until 2004/2005, when TT team closed down. Elan Santiago and Lucas Lepri then joined forces with the powerful Alliance academy.

After narrowly missing the world title at the World Championship as a brown belt (conquering also a 3rd Place at the Pan American the following year), Lucas Lepri was awarded his black belt by the end of 2006. The rise to black belt glory would be a quick one, as Lepri shocked the grappling world on his very first year as a black belt by conquering his first world title.

With the amazing boom of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in America, the Alliance academy was in need of an extra coach to help run the class at the team’s New York Academy. With the intent of filling the vacant position, in 2008 Lucas Lepri moved to the American metropolis. With his new home and new students, Lepri started one of his best competitive periods of his career.

Banner picture taken by Preston Smith Photography & Design

Lucas Lepri Grappling Record

76 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
35
13
#86e620
Choke
14
5
#5AD3D1
Kimura
11
4
#d1212a
Brabo choke
5
2
#fad11b
Armbar
5
2
#f58822
Baseball choke
5
2
#224aba
Submission
3
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
3
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
3
1
#22c9a5
Marceloplata
3
1
#fad223
Omoplata
3
1
#03861f
Kneebar
3
1
#039a1f
Cross choke
3
1
#03b41f
Lapel choke
3
1
#03c61f
RNC
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (26%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Flying armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Lucas Lepri Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1820Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGF2008
1879Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2008
1965Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGF2008
2266Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12009
2573JT TorresJT TorresLPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2010
2609Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2996Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3455Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12012
3612Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGR22012
3621Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGF2012
3857Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3996Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League82KGF2012
4417Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4546Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4746JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0ADCC77KG1/4F2013
4910Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 4x2Atlanta Open82KGF2013
5008Diego HertzogLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5216Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsBrasileiroABSSF2014
7394Davi RamosDavi RamosLFlying armbarADCC77KGF2015
8200Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8204AJ SousaAJ SousaLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8209Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016
8834Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
1704Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWKneebarWorld Champ.76KGSF2007
1705Michel MaiaWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.76KGF2007
1819Philipe MonicaWPointsPan American76KGSF2008
1870Marcos TorregrossaWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12008
1876Denis MitchelWKimuraWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2008
1877Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGSF2008
1964Pedro BessaWPointsNoGi Worlds79KGSF2008
1995R. HallWPts: 4x0All Star Pro81KG1/4F2008
1996Fabio HolandaWPts: 4x0All Star Pro81KGSF2008
1997Rick MacauleyWPts: 2x2, AdvAll Star Pro81KGF2008
2095Joao SobrinhoWCross chokePan American76KG1/8F2009
2100Eder PersilianoWPts: 4x2Pan American76KG1/4F2009
2101L. LeiteWLapel chokePan American76KGSF2009
2349Raphael ChavesRaphael ChavesWPointsNoGi Worlds76KGSF2009
2350JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds76KGF2009
2409UnknownWPointsEuropean76KG1/4F2010
2411Helder MedeirosWPointsEuropean76KGSF2010
2462Chris WestfallWChoke from backPan American76KG1/8F2010
2465JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 3x0Pan American76KG1/4F2010
2529Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWRNCNo Gi Worlds76KGF2010
2604Rafael CarraoWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.76KGR12010
2607Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWAdvWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2010
2768Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPointsPan American76KG1/4F2011
2771Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGSF2011
2914Robson BarbosaWPts: 8x0World Champ.76KGRDS2011
2918William FerreiraWKimuraWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3208Daniel AguiarWSubmissionNo Gi Worlds76KG1/4F2011
3228Marcel GonçalvesWPts: 6x0No Gi Worlds76KGSF2011
3241Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWAdvNo Gi Worlds76KGF2011
3450Rodrigo SimoesWChokePan American76KG1/4F2012
3453Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWKimuraPan American76KGSF2012
3551J. ShultzWChoke from backNYC World Trials74KGSF2012
3552Renan BorgesWPointsNYC World Trials74KGF2012
3619Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3841Luis FragaWChokeWorld Champ.76KGR22012
3851Renan BorgesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3855Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.76KGSF2012
3995Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWBaseball chokeIBJJF Pro League82KG1/4F2012
4174K. MahechaWChoke from backMiami Pro Trials76KGNA2013
4334Caio SilvaWPointsPan American76KGR22013
4341Marcel GoulartWAdvPan American76KG1/4F2013
4343Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWChokePan American76KGSF2013
4415Maiky ReiterWPointsWorld Pro76KG1/4F2013
4544Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWChokeWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4740Tero PyylampiWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12013
4995Nathan MendelsohnWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22014
5048Rafael HenriqueWChoke from backPan American76KGR12014
5054Rafael HenriqueWBrabo chokePan American76KG1/4F2014
5058JT TorresJT TorresWAdvPan American76KGSF2014
5190Renan BorgesWChoke from backWP MontrealABS1/4F2014
5191Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWP MontrealABSSF2014
5193Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0WP MontrealABSF2014
5210Caio AlmeidaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5215Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS1/4F2014
5227Pedro FernandesWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGSF2014
5445Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12014
5455Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 7x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2014
5457Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 20x0World Champ.76KGSF2014
5458JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 12x0World Champ.76KGF2014
6602Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWChokeWorld Pro75KGR22015
6607AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0World Pro75KG1/4F2015
6609Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 2x0World Pro75KGSF2015
6610Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWChoke from backWorld Pro75KGF2015
6919Ilke BulutWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2015
6928Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWArmbarWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2015
6930Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2015
7383Gamrot MateuszWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12015
7390Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 10x0ADCC77KG1/4F2015
7391Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0ADCC77KGSF2015
8187Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8191Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWKimuraCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8208Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGSF2016
9196Masahiro IwasakiWMarceloplataWorld Champ.76KGR22016
9201Mansher KheraMansher KheraWOmoplataWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2016
9205JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2016
9207Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGF2016

Lucas Lepri vs Abraham Marte, absolute division – 2014

Lucas Lepri vs Gregor Gracie (NY BJJ Open, Absolute Division)

Lucas Lepri Highlight

Lucas Lepri vs Augusto “Tanquinho”

Lucas Lepri vs JT Torres (No Gi Pan American 2009)

 

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