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Lucas Pinheiro

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Lucas Pinheiro, also known as “Bad Boy” is a jiu-jitsu black belt of Brazilian Indigenous descent, having been awarded the rank by Carlos Holanda. Lucas is also a former student of Faustino Neto (Mestre Pina) as well as Cícero Costha, who earned the reputation of being one of the most promising athletes in the sport competing in the lower belt categories, particularly through his 2015 brown belt campaign, when he earned important medals at the Brazilian Nationals and World Championship. Lucas Pinheiro has since then cemented his status as one of the top light-featherweight black belt competitors.

Lucas Pinheiro Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Lucas dos Santos Pinheiro

Nickname: “Bad Boy” is a label that Lucas has carried since his childhood in Manaus, due to his reputation of being an aggressive kid.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Faustino Neto > Carlos Holanda > Lucas Pinheiro

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi (2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 / 2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Brazil National Pro (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio International Open (2014 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Floripa Open (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Lucas Pinheiro Biography

Lucas Pinheiro was born on the 11th of February, 1994 in Manaus – state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Raised in a low-income family hold, with his parents away working for long hours, Lucas spent much of his time in the streets earning the reputation of being somewhat of a daredevil. Often causing fights “just for fun”. When he was 9 years old, one of Lucas’ best friends took him to a class at “Mestre Pina” jiu-jitsu academy, knowing that he would most certainly enjoy the environment. Pinheiro’s friend was correct, Lucas felt a great connection with the sport from the get-go becoming almost immediately hooked.

At the famous Mestre Pina academy (one of the most renowned academies in the region), Lucas went from white to purple belt, leaving the academy (and Manaus) at the age of 17 after an invitation by Cícero Costha to come to Sao Paulo and lead the life of a competitor, settling in Costha’s Sorocaba affiliate academy.

In Sao Paulo under Cícero Costha‘s tutelage is where he truly turned into a dedicated competitor, earning the rank of brown belt. His spectacular brown belt campaign led him to the IBJJF World Championship in Long Beach – CA, where Lucas earned a silver medal. While in California, Pinheiro was offered a position as coach at an academy in the US, the offer was made by a Checkmat affiliate gym, which forced Pinheiro to switch camps. He would earn his black belt from the hands of fellow Manauara, Carlos Holanda.

Cover photo by Mariana Viana.

Lucas Pinheiro Grappling Record

68 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    26 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
8
#86e620
Katagatame
22
7
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
13
4
#d1212a
Choke
9
3
#fad11b
Triangle
6
2
#f58822
Submission
6
2
#224aba
Armbar
6
2
#ff9124
Violin armlock
3
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Brabo choke
3
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (26%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe Hold
17
1
#86e620
Submission
17
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
17
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
17
1
#fad11b
50/50 armbar
17
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Pinheiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7736Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 12x10Austin OpenABSSF2015
8084Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x3, AdvDallas Open70KGSF2015
9207Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 6x3Pan American57KGF2016
9894Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
12085Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 9x2Pan American58KGF2017
12894Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
13022Caio TerraCaio TerraLToe HoldWorld Champ.58KGSF2017
13415Yago EspindolaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13460Joao RochaJoao RochaLSubmissionAustin OpenABSSF2017
14613Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
15309Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 6x0Pan American58KGSF2018
15942Marcus WilsonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
15950Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver NG OpenABSSF2018
16314Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16379Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16750Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGF2018
18480Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
19441Alex SodreAlex SodreL50/50 armbarPan American64KG8F2019
20789Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2019
22624Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLInside heel hookF2W 13370KGSPF2019
23657Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLReferee DecisionF2W 14961KGSPF2020
24975Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionF2W 16665KGSPF2021
25203Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
7721Washington LimaWChokeAustin Open64KGF2015
7735UnknownWPts: 32x2Austin OpenABS4F2015
8081Angel VargasWPts: 10x8Dallas Open70KG8F2015
8082Richard slombaWChokeDallas Open70KG4F2015
9205Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American57KGSF2016
9667Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 6x4San Antonio Open64KGF2016
9891T. YoshiokaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10854Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameF2W 1764KGSPF2016
11255Guilherme MontenegroWBrabo chokeSan Antonio F. O.64KGF2016
12084Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
12841Paulo SilvaWToe holdAtlanta Spring O.64KGF2017
12892Mario EscurraWSubmissionMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12915Mario EscurraWKatagatameMiami Spring NGO55KGF2017
13016Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 2x0World Champ.58KG8F2017
13019Aniel BonifacioAniel BonifacioWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13273Luis PintoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2017
13274Chad LundyWArmbarAmerican NG Nats61KGF2017
13302Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGSF2017
13304Edmund LiWArmbarAmerican Nats64KGF2017
13966Ronald StephensonWKatagatameNo Gi Pan Am.55KGF2017
14609Mark RamosMark RamosWPts: 15x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14611Rene LopezWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14951Chad LundyWChoke from backLos Angeles Open64KGSF2018
14952Joshua RodriguezWKatagatameLos Angeles Open64KGF2018
15085Washington LimaWN/AHouston Open64KGF2018
15930Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsDenver Open64KGF2018
16265Victor RenteriaWChoke from backSan Diego Open64KGF2018
16295Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 4x0ACB North America60KGF2018
16624Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameAmerican Nat. NG61KGF2018
16636Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChokeAmerican Nat.64KGF2018
16747Rafael MarquesWPts: 6x4ACBJJ World60KG4F2018
16749Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17972Takahito YoshiokaWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds64KGSF2018
17973Ari TaviraWArm in EzekielSJJIF Worlds64KGF2018
17992Timmy SongWPts: 46x2SJJIF NG World61KGSF2018
17993Takahito YoshiokaWKatagatameSJJIF NG World61KGF2018
18373Ighor HortaWViolin armlockSan Antonio Open64KGSF2018
18374Gustavo CarpioWChoke from backSan Antonio Open64KGF2018
18893Josh MurdockWPointsAustin W. Open70KGSF2019
18894Brandon WalkerWPointsAustin W. Open70KGF2019
19276Matheus MagalhaesWToe holdHouston Open64KGSF2019
19278Suraj BudhramWChoke from backHouston Open64KGF2019
20771Taylor MonroeWToe holdAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2019
20773Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NG Nats61KGF2019
21029Ermilio LimaWChoke from backAustin SMO64KGF2019
21048Aaron MorisWPts: 59x0Austin SMNGO67KGSF2019
21049Jordan HolyWPts: 4x0Austin SMNGO67KGF2019
21268Ermilio LimaWSubmissionLas Vegas Open64KG4F2019
21270Song KeunWChoke from backLas Vegas Open64KGSF2019
21416Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2019
21417Suraj BudhramWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2019
21878Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionF2W 12865KGSPF2019
23460Pedro SerranoPedro SerranoWPts: 12x4Houston WO64KGF2020
23706Vinny SaenzWReferee DecisionF2W 15161KGSPF2020
23774Connor WelleWTriangleGrand Slam MIA62KG4F2020
23776Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA62KGSF2020
23777Suraj BudhramWPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA62KGF2020
23880David ZennarioWToe holdPan American57KG4F2020
23881Willis NunesWillis NunesWPts: 8x0Pan American57KGSF2020
23883Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGF2020
24151Willis NunesWillis NunesWPointsHouston Open64KGSF2020
24203Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 4x4, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.62KG4F2020
24204Hiago GamaHiago GamaWPts: 6x2No Gi Pan Am.62KGSF2020
24206Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 7x2No Gi Pan Am.62KGF2020
24826Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 3x1Brazil Nat. Pro62KGSF2021
24827Gabriel GaudioWPts: 2x1Brazil Nat. Pro62KGF2021
25206Leandro LimaWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGRPC2021
25208Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD62KG3RD2021

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