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Lucas Gualberto Nascimento, also known as “Simba” or “Piauí”, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiró, who worked extensively with Mário Reis, Michael Langhi, Fábio Gurgel, and Everton “Babu” Eduardo while representing both the Alliance Academy and the Dream Art Project in the sport’s international circuit. Lucas Gualberto first gained notoriety in the sport while competing in the colored belt divisions of jiu-jitsu where he conquered World, Pan, South American, Brazilian and European titles, prior to his black belt promotion.

Lucas Gualberto Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Lucas Gualberto Gomes Nascimento

Nickname: “Piauí” is a commonly used nickname among Lucas’ teammates. The byname is used due to Gualberto’s place of birth.

Gualberto also goes by “Simba”, a pseudonym he uses in his social media presence. That name came from Disney’s series, The Lion King, which his family, and his mother, in particular, loved. When Lucas was a kid and started training BJJ, he was constantly beaten up, but always came back to the main character of the plot, Simba, who was weak when young, but always had the heart of a lion. A sentiment channeled by the young athlete.

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Isaque Bahiense > Lucas Gualberto

Lineage 2:  Carlos Gracie (Senior)> Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie >Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Fábio Gurgel > Gabriel Figueiró > Lucas Gualberto

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place AJP South American Continental Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Brazil National Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2020)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 / 2018 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile (2012 / 2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2016 blue, 2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship Juvenile (2014)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship Juvenile (2015)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016* blue, 2018 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 purple, 2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017 purple, 2019* brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile (2014)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2020 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Distance Passing

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

Team/Association: Dream Art Project / Alliance

Lucas Gualberto Biography

Lucas Gualberto was born on April 28, 1998, in Parnaíba, a small coastal town located in the Brazilian State of Piauí.

Football (soccer) and capoeira were the two sports Lucas was most invested in when he was a child. By the time he was 10YO, however, most of his friends had joined a jiu-jitsu class at a local social project. Influenced by his colleagues, Gualberto decided to join the classroom, there meeting coach Weverton Fonseca Eduardo, also known as “Babu”. Weverton followed Lucas’ progression from white to blue belt.

Up until he started jiu-jitsu, Lucas was not a popular boy in sporting events, as he was not particularly successful at them. As a result of his past blunders, when he joined coach Babu’s class, he did not have any intention of following a competitor’s lifestyle. The reason why he decided to participate in local events came down to his registration being paid for by the club, and all his friends taking part in these tournaments. Unhappy with being the one left behind, Gualberto entered the local circuit, and there found his winning mentality. As he started winning matches and medals, his confidence grew, and with time he decided he wanted to become a professional athlete.

After a very successful run as a juvenile and adult blue belt, in 2016, Gualberto was offered a place at Team Lloyd Irvin’s young grapplers’ development program, in the United States, a proposal to which Lucas agreed. Before moving to the US, the young Brazilian passed by São Paulo to compete at the South American Championships. While in SP, Gualberto had the opportunity to train for a few days at the Alliance Matriz gym (HQ), where he was also offered a spot. The chance to train with the most successful jiu-jitsu team of all time was too much of an opportunity to pass, as such, Gualberto opted to stay, later being promoted to purple belt by Alliance HQ’s coaches, Fábio Gurgel and Michael Langhi.

After 18 months at Alliance Matriz, Lucas spent time with another successful Alliance program, in Porto Alegre, under Mario Reis‘ guidance, (who promoted Gualberto to brown belt,) before joining his friend, Isaque Bahiense‘s, newly started pro-jiu-jitsu project, Dream Art, midway through 2019.

After a prosperous career in the colored belt divisions, in October 2020, Dream Art Project’s head coaches, Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiró promoted the Piauí native to black belt.

Lucas Gualberto Grappling Record

    35 (51%)
    9 (13%)
    14 (20%)
    10 (14%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)


Choke from back
Cachecol choke
    12 (46%)
    4 (15%)
    7 (27%)
    3 (12%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Toe hold

Lucas Gualberto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
26515Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 3x2SA Cont. ProLWAF2021
28057Wallisson OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KG4F2021
28532Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2021
28539Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2021
28988Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLToe holdBJJ Stars82KGSPF2021
29518Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12021
31076Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 2x1King of Mats85KGRR2022
31079Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 3x0King of Mats85KGSF2022
31082Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KG3RD2022
31123Caio ViturinoLPts: 2x2Grand Slam LDN85KG8F2022
31647Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KGR12022
32158Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 5x0Brasileiro76KG4F2022
32937Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12022
33150Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPts: 3x0EUG 482KG4F2022
34020Jansen GomesJansen GomesLPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ85KGR12022
35152Francisco LoFrancisco LoLTriangleSP Open82KGF2022
35174Luis OliveiraLuis OliveiraLTriangleSP OpenABSR12022
37111Wallisson OliveiraLReferee DecisionRio SMOABSSF2023
38494Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLKneebarPan American88KG4F2023
39583Leon BritoLeon BritoLArmbarBrasileiro88KG4F2023
40377Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLToe holdWorld Champ.88KGR12023
42150Anderson MunisAnderson MunisLPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa WOABSSF2023
42849Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLReferee DecisionSul Americano88KG4F2023
45052Hygor BritoHygor BritoLBotinhaCuritiba Pro94KG4F2023
45124Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLPts: 2x0SP Open88KGSF2023
46368Shane FishmanLPts: 2x0European Open88KG8F2024
24272Lucas SilvaWKimuraBrasileiro CBJJE82KGSF2020
24273Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 2x0Brasileiro CBJJE82KGF2020
24704Victor NithaelVictor NithaelWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12020
24709Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2020
24717Luis RibasWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2020
24720Lucas BritoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2020
24721Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2020
24924Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 2x0South American82KGR12020
24926Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0South American82KG4F2020
24928Matheus LinharesWChoke from backSouth American82KGSF2020
24929Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 2x0South American82KGF2020
25124Bruno TostoWPts: 5x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2021
25125Paulo ArioziWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2021
25127Pedro PimentaWPts: 1x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KGF2021
25778Lucas BernardesWChoke from backThe New Star82KGR12021
25991Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x2, AdvThe New Star82KGSF2021
26384Cantidio SetentaWPointsSA Cont. Pro77KGR12021
26390Darlan CasacaWPts: 3x2SA Cont. Pro77KGR22021
26402Joao GoncalvesWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro77KG8F2021
26409Sergio SoaresWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
26413Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 6x4SA Cont. Pro77KGSF2021
26415Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro77KGF2021
26509Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 3x2SA Cont. ProLWA4F2021
26513Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWReferee DecisionSA Cont. ProLWASF2021
26762Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWReferee DecisionBJJ Stars82KGSPF2021
28053Luiz SantosWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR12021
28432Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansD---Fenajitsu82KGSPF2021
28433Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0Fenajitsu82KGSPF2021
28434Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0Fenajitsu82KGSPF2021
28516Matheus CardosoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KGR12021
28526Breno NascimentoWPts: 7x1Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2021
28536Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioWPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2021
28538Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2021
29216Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12021
29220Arturo SalasWPts: 5x0World Pro85KG4F2021
29227Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWPts: 7x0World Pro85KGRPC2021
29228Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 2x2World Pro85KG3RD2021
31078Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGRR2022
35143Elder GomesWPts: 6x4SP Open82KGR12022
35145Christian BarbosaWArmbarSP Open82KGR22022
35149Leonardo OliveiraWChoke from backSP Open82KG4F2022
35150Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWReferee DecisionSP Open82KGSF2022
35188Luis RibasWPts: 2x0S Paulo NGO79KGF2022
36608Leonardo MaywormWPts: 0x0, AdvBalneario Open88KG4F2022
36609Vital SantosWReferee DecisionBalneario Open88KGSF2022
36610Yuri RodriguesWPts: 5x2Balneario Open88KGF2022
37066Leomar SouzaWCachecol chokeRio SMO88KG4F2023
37069Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMO88KGSF2023
37071Yuri RodriguesWPts: 4x0Rio SMO88KGF2023
37106Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMOABSR12023
37109Alan MacielWChoke from backRio SMOABS4F2023
37466Nycollas CordeiroWCachecol chokeSul Brasileiro88KG4F2023
37470Manoel PortoWBotinhaSul Brasileiro88KGSF2023
38475Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American88KGR12023
38485Eduardo FrancaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KG8F2023
38581Caio DuarteWKimuraMajestic82KGSPF2023
39578Servio TulioServio TulioWDQBrasileiro88KGR12023
42125Leo BroccaWPts: 0x0, AdvFloripa WO88KG4F2023
42130Jeferson RamosWPts: 2x2, AdvFloripa WO88KGSF2023
42131Agnelo SalesWPts: 2x0Floripa WO88KGF2023
42144Renan AmparoWPts: 8x6Floripa WOABSR12023
42146Victor NithaelVictor NithaelWReferee DecisionFloripa WOABS4F2023
42841Uilton SilvaWPts: 2x0Sul Americano88KG8F2023
43240Deivyd BertinoWKimuraSalvador SPO88KGSF2023
43242Pedro VerasPedro VerasWPts: 0x0, AdvSalvador SPO88KGF2023
43245Salomao StanfordWReferee DecisionSalvador SPOABSR12023
43492Gederson LemesWPts: 3x0Curitiba SPO88KG4F2023
43496Joao FelipeWPts: 3x0Curitiba SPO88KGSF2023
43497Bruno BressanWPts: 4x0Curitiba SPO88KGF2023
45121Rafael SilvaWArmbarSP Open88KG4F2023
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