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Lucas Norat is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Flávio Almeida, and a representative of the Gracie Barra team in the sport’s international circuit, who worked extensively with Villem Coelho at the franchise’s Jacarepaguá training center in Rio de Janeiro. Norat was one of the first big names produced by Team GB’s Ambassadors Program, a scouting project within the organization’s network aimed at pushing talented grapplers through fully paid scholarships.

Lucas Norat Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Lucas Norat Lopes

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Flávio Almeida > Lucas Norat

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Phoenix Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Charleston Open (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Phoenix Open (2021*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2023)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship Juvenile (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals Juvenile (2014)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2016 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well-Rounded / Weave Passing

Weight Division: Super-Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Lucas Norat Biography

Lucas Norat was born on June 26, 1997, in the Jacarepaguá, a large neighborhood located in the West Zone of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro city.

As a child, Norat was not into sports and developed an overweight issue. His love for mixed martial arts, however, led him to Muay Thai at the age of 11, a combat sport he saw as a stepping stone towards a future MMA career.

Although a Thai boxing practitioner, when he was 13, Lucas started being harassed at school. Considering that his bully was bigger and older than him, Norat did not feel confident in his striking skills as a way to challenge his oppressor. For that reason, the young Jacarepaguá native opted to start jiu-jitsu, which had a reputation of being the optimal combat sport in a small vs large opponent scenario.

To start his new martial art journey, Lucas joined Joelson Souza’s grappling gym, where his father already trained, being a purple belt at the time. Joe Souza took Norat up to the yellow belt, but as the young prospect started looking to pursue a career in the sport, he moved to the more competition-oriented Gracie Barra Jacarepaguá Academy with coach Villeem Coelho.

Guided by Coelho, Norat’s career blossomed, with the Team GB prospect conquering South American and Brazilian National Championships while earning his blue and purple belts.

During an IBJJF training camp in 2016 at the squad’s headquarters in Irvine, California, Lucas Norat met Flávio Almeida, one of the team’s most distinguished athletes during the 2000s decade and currently one of the Red Shield’s foremost instructors. Although he did not get the desired medal at the tournament, Lucas left a great impression on Almeida who, a few months later, sent him an application form for a full scholarship at Flávio’s school in Arizona.

At Gracie Barra Arizona, Lucas Norat felt yet another level of professional training with the team’s program. One catered for the major leagues of the sport with athletes such as Roiter Lima, Austin Baker, João Marcio Santos, and Thiago Aso.

Lucas Norat earned his brown and black belts from coach Flávio Almeida, the latter in a promotion ceremony that took place on January 2021.

Lucas Norat Grappling Record

29 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
29
2
#86e620
Cross choke
14
1
#5AD3D1
Armlock
14
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
14
1
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
14
1
#f58822
Toe hold
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
13
2
#86e620
Botinha
6
1
#5AD3D1
Heel hook
6
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
6
1
#fad11b
Triangle
6
1
#f58822
Violin armlock
6
1
#224aba
Outside heel hook
6
1
#ff9124
Verbal tap
6
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
6
1
#22c9a5
Triangle from back
6
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
6
1
#03861f
RNC
6
1
#039a1f
Inside heel hook
6
1
#03b41f
Choke from back
6
1
#03c61f
Katagame
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Norat Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25810Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLChoke from backHouston Open100KGSF2021
25971Joao AraujoLReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 5ABS4F2021
26167Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLKatagameNoGi Pan Am.97KGR12021
26198Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.ABSR12021
26690Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasLReferee DecisionAmerican Nats100KGF2021
26744Rida HaisamRida HaisamLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NGN97KG4F2021
26875Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLBotinhaChicago OpenABSSF2021
27054Jake WatsonJake WatsonLPts: 7x4Phoenix OpenABSSF2021
27630Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 7x0Pan American100KG4F2021
29575Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLPts: 16x0World Champ.100KG8F2021
30961Dominique BellDominique BellLPts: 2x0LA Open94KGSF2022
30987Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLHeel hookLA NGOABS4F2022
31278Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameBoise Open100KGF2022
31701Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLArmbarPan American94KGR22022
32639Pedro MachadoPedro MachadoLArmbarDenver Open94KGSF2022
32654Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLTriangleDenver OpenABS4F2022
32988Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x0World Champ.94KG8F2022
33874Thiago SaldanhaLPts: 2x0Phoenix Open94KGF2022
33889Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLViolin armlockPhoenix OpenABSF2022
33905Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLOutside heel hookPhoenix NGO97KGF2022
35604Elder CruzElder CruzLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi PanABSR12022
36906Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoLVerbal tapNoGi Worlds91KGF2022
38031Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 9x2LA NGO97KGRR2023
38032Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLToe holdLA NGO97KGF2023
38506Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangle from backPan American94KGSF2023
39877Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLArm in EzekielDenver Open94KGF2023
39885Francisco LoFrancisco LoLPts: 2x0Denver OpenABSSF2023
40401Thiago AndradeLPts: 4x2World Champ.94KGR12023
41727Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x0Phoenix Open94KGF2023
41739Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLPts: 4x0Phoenix OpenABSSF2023
41752Mathias LunaMathias LunaLRNCPhoenix NGOABSF2023
43012Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 3x0ADGS Miami94KG4F2023
43022Luccas LiraLuccas LiraLPts: 2x0ADGS Miami94KG3RD2023
43373Alejandro TolmosLInside heel hookNoGi Pan91KGR12023
45724Vegard RandebergLPts: 2x0NoGi World91KG4F2023
25748William ShannonWPointsCharleston Open100KGSF2021
25750James SpeightWMounted X chokeCharleston Open100KGF2021
26688Ashur DarmoWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats100KGSF2021
26871Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWToe holdChicago OpenABS4F2021
26985Josh GuerraWChoke from backF2W 178100KGSPF2021
27049Antonio ZuazoWPts: 4x0Phoenix Open100KGF2021
27053Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 27x0Phoenix OpenABS4F2021
27628Gabriel AraújoWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KG8F2021
28723Nathan HagbergWPoints3CG Underdogs100KGSPF2021
31277Augusto MendoncaWPts: 16x0Boise Open100KGSF2022
31696Victor LopesWInjuryPan American94KGR12022
32981Lucas LisboaLucas LisboaWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KGR12022
33872Thiago AndradeWReferee DecisionPhoenix Open94KGSF2022
33883Daniel HamptonWPts: x3Phoenix OpenABSR12022
33887Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 4x0Phoenix OpenABS4F2022
33888Austin BakerAustin BakerWPts: 2x2, AdvPhoenix OpenABSSF2022
33904Jose MunozWPts: 2x0Phoenix NGO97KGSF2022
38501Luan AzevedoLuan AzevedoWReferee DecisionPan American94KGR12023
38502Carlos CastroWPts: 2x0Pan American94KG4F2023
39876Diego GamonalWPts: 0x0, AdvDenver Open94KGSF2023
39882Yongseung ChoWPts: 0x0, AdvDenver OpenABS4F2023
41726Jose MunozWCross chokePhoenix Open94KGSF2023
41731Chad MeyersWArmlockPhoenix OpenABSR12023
41735Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWReferee DecisionPhoenix OpenABS4F2023
41748Jose munozWInside heel hookPhoenix NGOABS4F2023
41751Helton JoseHelton JoseWReferee DecisionPhoenix NGOABSSF2023
43018Carlos CabreraWDQADGS Miami94KGRPC2023
43020Luiz SilvaWPts: 1x0ADGS Miami94KGRPC2023
45719Alejandro TolmosWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World91KGR12023
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