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Lucas Gualberto

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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

    24 (65%)
    2 (5%)
    5 (14%)
    6 (16%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
    8 (67%)
    2 (17%)
    1 (8%)
    1 (8%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Toe hold

Lucas Gualberto Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
26466Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 3x2SA Cont. ProLWAF2021
27999Wallisson OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KG4F2021
28472Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2021
28479Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2021
28927Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLToe holdBJJ Stars82KGSPF2021
29452Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12021
30964Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 2x1King of Mats85KGRR2022
30967Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 3x0King of Mats85KGSF2022
30970Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KG3RD2022
31011Caio ViturinoLPts: 2x2Grand Slam LDN85KG8F2022
31529Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KGR12022
32039Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 5x0Brasileiro76KG4F2022
24233Lucas SilvaWKimuraBrasileiro CBJJE82KGSF2020
24234Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 2x0Brasileiro CBJJE82KGF2020
24664Victor NithaelVictor NithaelWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12020
24669Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2020
24677Luis RibasWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2020
24680Lucas BritoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2020
24681Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2020
24884Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 2x0South American82KGR12020
24886Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0South American82KG4F2020
24888Matheus LinharesWChoke from backSouth American82KGSF2020
24889Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 2x0South American82KGF2020
25082Bruno TostoWPts: 5x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KG4F2021
25083Paulo ArioziWKimuraBrazil Nat. Pro85KGSF2021
25085Pedro PimentaWPts: 1x0Brazil Nat. Pro85KGF2021
25734Lucas BernardesWChoke from backThe New Star82KGR12021
25943Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x2, AdvThe New Star82KGSF2021
26335Cantidio SetentaWPointsSA Cont. Pro77KGR12021
26341Darlan CasacaWPts: 3x2SA Cont. Pro77KGR22021
26353Joao GoncalvesWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro77KG8F2021
26360Sergio SoaresWPts: 2x1SA Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
26364Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 6x4SA Cont. Pro77KGSF2021
26366Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro77KGF2021
26460Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 3x2SA Cont. ProLWA4F2021
26464Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWReferee DecisionSA Cont. ProLWASF2021
26707Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWReferee DecisionBJJ Stars82KGSPF2021
27995Luiz SantosWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR12021
28372Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansD---Fenajitsu82KGSPF2021
28373Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0Fenajitsu82KGSPF2021
28374Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0Fenajitsu82KGSPF2021
28456Matheus CardosoWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KGR12021
28466Breno NascimentoWPts: 7x1Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2021
28476Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioWPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2021
28478Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2021
29150Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGR12021
29154Arturo SalasWPts: 5x0World Pro85KG4F2021
29161Felipe MotaFelipe MotaWPts: 7x0World Pro85KGRPC2021
29162Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 2x2World Pro85KG3RD2021
30966Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGRR2022
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