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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Faustino Neto > Carlos Holanda > Lucas Pinheiro

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi (2018 / 2019)
  • 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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
28
8
#86e620
Katagatame
24
7
#5AD3D1
Choke
10
3
#d1212a
Toe hold
10
3
#fad11b
Submission
7
2
#f58822
Armbar
7
2
#224aba
Brabo choke
3
1
#ff9124
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangle armbar
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (20%)
  • 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
7733Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 12x10Austin OpenABSSF2015
8081Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x3, AdvDallas Open70KGSF2015
9202Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 6x3Pan American57KGF2016
9886Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
12058Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 9x2Pan American58KGF2017
12867Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12992Caio TerraCaio TerraLToe HoldWorld Champ.58KGSF2017
13381Yago EspindolaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13426Joao RochaJoao RochaLSubmissionAustin OpenABSSF2017
14573Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
15268Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 6x0Pan American58KGSF2018
15901Marcus WilsonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
15909Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver NG OpenABSSF2018
16270Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16335Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16698Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGF2018
18407Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
19348Alex SodreAlex SodreL50/50 armbarPan American64KG8F2019
20681Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2019
22448Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLInside heel hookF2W Pro 13370KGSPF2019
7718Washington LimaWChokeAustin Open64KGF2015
7732UnknownWPts: 32x2Austin OpenABS4F2015
8078Angel VargasWPts: 10x8Dallas Open70KG8F2015
8079Richard slombaWChokeDallas Open70KG4F2015
9200Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American57KGSF2016
9659Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 6x4San Antonio Open64KGF2016
9883T. YoshiokaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10845Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameF2W Pro 1764KGSPF2016
11242Guilherme MontenegroWBrabo chokeSan Antonio F. O.64KGF2016
12057Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
12814Paulo SilvaWToe holdAtlanta Spring O.64KGF2017
12865Mario EscurraWSubmissionMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12888Mario EscurraWKatagatameMiami Spring NGO55KGF2017
12986Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 2x0World Champ.58KG8F2017
12989Aniel BonifacioAniel BonifacioWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13242Luis PintoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2017
13243Chad LundyWArmbarAmerican NG Nats61KGF2017
13271Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGSF2017
13273Edmund LiWArmbarAmerican Nats64KGF2017
13930Ronald StephensonWKatagatameNo Gi Pan Am.55KGF2017
14569Mark RamosMark RamosWPts: 15x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14571Rene LopezWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14909Chad LundyWChoke from backLos Angeles Open64KGSF2018
14910Joshua RodriguezWKatagatameLos Angeles Open64KGF2018
15043Washington LimaWN/AHouston Open64KGF2018
15889Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsDenver Open64KGF2018
16221Victor RenteriaWChoke from backSan Diego Open64KGF2018
16251Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 4x0ACB North America60KGF2018
16580Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameAmerican Nat. NG61KGF2018
16592Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChokeAmerican Nat.64KGF2018
16695Rafael MarquesWPts: 6x4ACBJJ World60KG4F2018
16697Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17905Takahito YoshiokaWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds64KGSF2018
17906Ari TaviraWArm in EzekielSJJIF Worlds64KGF2018
17925Timmy SongWPts: 46x2SJJIF NG World61KGSF2018
17926Takahito YoshiokaWKatagatameSJJIF NG World61KGF2018
18302Ighor HortaWViolin armlockSan Antonio Open64KGSF2018
18303Gustavo CarpioWChoke from backSan Antonio Open64KGF2018
18812Josh MurdockWPointsAustin W. Open70KGSF2019
18813Brandon WalkerWPointsAustin W. Open70KGF2019
19189Matheus MagalhaesWToe holdHouston Open64KGSF2019
19191Suraj BudhramWChoke from backHouston Open64KGF2019
20663Taylor MonroeWToe holdAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2019
20665Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NG Nats61KGF2019
20916Ermilio LimaWChoke from backAustin SMO64KGF2019
20935Aaron MorisWPts: 59x0Austin SMNGO67KGSF2019
20936Jordan HolyWPts: 4x0Austin SMNGO67KGF2019
21146Ermilio LimaWSubmissionLas Vegas Open64KG4F2019
21148Song KeunWChoke from backLas Vegas Open64KGSF2019
21295Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2019
21296Suraj BudhramWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2019
21741Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionF2W 12865KGSPF2019

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