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Lucas Lepri

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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 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: Carlos Gracie > Carlson GracieSergio Bolão > Mauro Chueng > Elan Santiago > Lucas Lepri

Nickname: N/A

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2007 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2009 / 2010 / 2011)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2009 / 2011 / 2013 / 2014 / 2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2011)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2009)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2017 / 2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2007 / 2012)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2008)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2008 / 2012)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2019**)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

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

Favorite Technique/Position: Well Rounded

Association/Team: Alliance Jiu-Jitsu.

Lucas Lepri Biography

Lucas Lepri was 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 indoor 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 the best competitive periods of his career.

The banner picture was taken by Preston Smith Photography & Design

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

Lucas Lepri Grappling Record

111 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    55 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

55 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
18
#86e620
Choke
15
8
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
9
5
#d1212a
Kimura
7
4
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
5
3
#f58822
RNC
4
2
#224aba
Brabo choke
4
2
#ff9124
Ezekiel
4
2
#bf1f6c
Armbar
4
2
#22c9a5
Baseball choke
4
2
#fad223
Lapel choke
2
1
#03861f
Submission
2
1
#039a1f
Marceloplata
2
1
#03b41f
Omoplata
2
1
#03c61f
Choke f/ omoplata
2
1
#03d61f
Kneebar
2
1
#03f61f
Cross choke
2
1
55
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (24%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
1
#86e620
Flying armbar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Lepri Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1864Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGF2008
1923Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2008
2009Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGF2008
2326Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPointsWorld Champ.76KGR12009
2647JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backBrasileiro76KGSF2010
2683Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2010
2774Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchLAdvUFC ExpoABSSPF2010
3107Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2011
3608Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGF2012
3767Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGR22012
3776Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLPts: 2x0World Pro.76KGF2012
4020Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
4157Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League82KGF2012
4652Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4783Leandro LoLeandro LoLAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4987JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0ADCC77KG4F2013
5151Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 4x2Atlanta Open82KGF2013
5293Diego HertzogLPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5508Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPointsBrasileiroABSSF2014
7924Davi RamosDavi RamosLFlying armbarADCC77KGF2015
8846Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8850AJ SousaAJ SousaLPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8855Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016
9542Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
12019Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS4F2017
13797JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGF2017
18594Levi JonesLevi JonesLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KGF2019
18652Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 10x0European OpenABSF2019
21351Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
1744Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWKneebarWorld Champ.76KGSF2007
1745Michel MaiaWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.76KGF2007
1863Philipe MonicaWPointsPan American76KGSF2008
1914Marcos TorregrossaWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12008
1920Denis MitchelWKimuraWorld Champ.76KG4F2008
1921Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGSF2008
2008Pedro BessaWPointsNoGi Worlds79KGSF2008
2039R. HallWPts: 4x0All Star Pro81KG4F2008
2040Fabio HolandaWPts: 4x0All Star Pro81KGSF2008
2041Rick MacauleyWPts: 2x2, AdvAll Star Pro81KGF2008
2151Joao SobrinhoWCross chokePan American76KG8F2009
2156Eder PersilianoWPts: 4x2Pan American76KG4F2009
2157L. LeiteWLapel chokePan American76KGSF2009
2409Raphael ChavesRaphael ChavesWPointsNoGi Worlds76KGSF2009
2410JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds76KGF2009
2482UnknownWPointsEuropean76KG4F2010
2484Helder MedeirosWPointsEuropean76KGSF2010
2535Chris WestfallWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2010
2538JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 3x0Pan American76KG4F2010
2603Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWRNCNo Gi Worlds76KGF2010
2678Rafael CarraoWBrabo chokeWorld Champ.76KGR12010
2681Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWAdvWorld Champ.76KG4F2010
2777Guybson SaGuybson SaWChokeLong Island PrideABSSF2010
2778Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 6x2Long Island PrideABSF2010
2779Renan BorgesWPointsLong Island Pride78KGF2010
2874Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPointsPan American76KG4F2011
2877Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGSF2011
3024Robson BarbosaWPts: 8x0World Champ.76KGRDS2011
3028William FerreiraWKimuraWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3344Daniel AguiarWSubmissionNo Gi Worlds76KG4F2011
3364Marcel GonçalvesWPts: 6x0No Gi Worlds76KGSF2011
3377Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWAdvNo Gi Worlds76KGF2011
3603Rodrigo SimoesWChokePan American76KG4F2012
3606Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWKimuraPan American76KGSF2012
3704J. ShultzWChoke from backNYC World Trials74KGSF2012
3705Renan BorgesWPointsNYC World Trials74KGF2012
3774Leandro LoLeandro LoWPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
4004Luis FragaWChokeWorld Champ.76KGR22012
4014Renan BorgesWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG4F2012
4018Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWEzekielWorld Champ.76KGSF2012
4156Oliver GeddesOliver GeddesWBaseball chokeIBJJF Pro League82KG4F2012
4376K. MahechaWChoke from backMiami Pro Trials76KGNA2013
4556Caio SilvaWPointsPan American76KGR22013
4563Marcel GoulartWAdvPan American76KG4F2013
4565Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWChokePan American76KGSF2013
4650Maiky ReiterWPointsWorld Pro76KG4F2013
4781Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWChokeWorld Champ.76KG4F2013
4981Tero PyylampiWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12013
5280Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22014
5333Rafael HenriqueWChoke from backPan American76KGR12014
5339Rafael HenriqueWBrabo chokePan American76KG4F2014
5343JT TorresJT TorresWAdvPan American76KGSF2014
5480Renan BorgesWChoke from backWP MontrealABS4F2014
5481Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWArmbarWP MontrealABSSF2014
5483Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0WP MontrealABSF2014
5501Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR12014
5507Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoWReferee DecisionBrasileiroABS4F2014
5524Pedro FernandesWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGSF2014
5757Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12014
5767Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 7x0World Champ.76KG4F2014
5769Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 20x0World Champ.76KGSF2014
5770JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 12x0World Champ.76KGF2014
7070Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWChokeWorld Pro75KGR22015
7075AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 2x0World Pro75KG4F2015
7077Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 2x0World Pro75KGSF2015
7078Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWChoke from backWorld Pro75KGF2015
7406Ilke BulutIlke BulutWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
7415Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWArmbarWorld Champ.76KG4F2015
7417Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2015
7913Gamrot MateuszWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12015
7920Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 10x0ADCC77KG4F2015
7921Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0ADCC77KGSF2015
8833Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 4x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8837Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWKimuraCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8854Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGSF2016
9928Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWMarceloplataWorld Champ.76KGR22016
9933Mansher KheraMansher KheraWOmoplataWorld Champ.76KG4F2016
9937JT TorresJT TorresWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2016
9939Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGF2016
11996Marcus WilsonWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSR12017
12010Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 12x0Pan AmericanABS8F2017
12073Philip MillerWChoke from backPan American76KGR22017
12082Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2017
12087Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backPan American76KG4F2017
12090Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 18x0Pan American76KGSF2017
12091Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0Pan American76KGF2017
13019Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13024Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWBow and ArrowWorld Champ.76KG4F2017
13028Yan LucasYan LucasWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13029Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWInjuryWorld Champ.76KGF2017
13782Osman KasimovWRNCADCC77KGE12017
13790Mansher KheraMansher KheraWReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2017
13794Vagner RochaVagner RochaWReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2017
14827Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWChokeACB 1075KGSPF2018
16312Athos RibeiroWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16324Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWChoke f/ omoplataWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16329Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWChokeWorld Champ.76KG4F2018
16331Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2018
16333Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGF2018
16552Davi RamosDavi RamosWPointsACBJJ 1475KGSPF2018
18584Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraWArm in ezekielEuropean Open76KGR22019
18589Tommi PulkkanenWArm in ezekielEuropean Open76KG4F2019
18593Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backEuropean Open76KGSF2019
18642Renan MarcelWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22019
18649Seif HoumineSeif HoumineWBow and arrowEuropean OpenABS4F2019
18650Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWPts: 4x4, PenEuropean OpenABSSF2019
20196Athos MirandaWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12019
20211John CombsJohn CombsWEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
20219Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWBow and arrowWorld Champ.76KGSF2019
20220Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGF2019
21346Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019

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)

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher