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Lucas Pinheiro

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

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF Atlanta Spring International Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Dallas Spring Open No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Miami Spring International No-Gi Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Austin International Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF San Antonio Fall International Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF San Antonio International Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American 2nd Place (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF Miami Spring International Open 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Dallas Open Championship 3rd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF Dallas Spring Open Championship 3rd Place (2017*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2015 brown)
  • UAEJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2015 brown)
  • BJJF Rio International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2015 brown)
  • IBJJF Floripa International Open Championship Runner-up (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

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

Team/Association: AMBJJ

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, also known as “Esquisito” and later change affiliations to AMBJJ.

Cover photo by Mariana Viana.

Lucas Pinheiro Grappling Record

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
33
5
#86e620
Choke from back
20
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
13
2
#d1212a
Armbar
13
2
#fad11b
Brabo choke
7
1
#f58822
Toe hold
7
1
#224aba
Submission
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe Hold
25
1
#86e620
Submission
25
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Pinheiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7635Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 12x10Austin OpenABSSF2015
7983Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x3, AdvDallas Open70KGSF2015
9075Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 6x3Pan American57KGF2016
9751Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
11810Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 9x2Pan American58KGF2017
12589Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12706Caio TerraCaio TerraLToe HoldWorld Champ.58KGSF2017
13084Yago EspindolaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13129Joao RochaJoao RochaLSubmissionAustin OpenABSSF2017
14172Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
14786Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 6x0Pan American58KGSF2018
15322Marcus WilsonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
15330Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver NG OpenABSSF2018
15718Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
7620Washington LimaWChokeAustin Open64KGF2015
7634UnknownWPts: 32x2Austin OpenABS4F2015
7980Angel VargasWPts: 10x8Dallas Open70KG8F2015
7981Richard slombaWChokeDallas Open70KG4F2015
9073Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American57KGSF2016
9524Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 6x4San Antonio Open64KGF2016
9748T. YoshiokaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10678Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameF2W Pro 1764KGSPF2016
11074Guilherme MontenegroWBrabo chokeSan Antonio Open64KGF2016
11809Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
12542Paulo SilvaWToe holdAtlanta Sp. Open64KGF2017
12587Mario EscurraWSubmissionMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12607Mario EscurraWKatagatameMiami Spring NGO55KGF2017
12700Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 2x0World Champ.58KG8F2017
12703Aniel CandidoWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
12953Luis PintoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2017
12954Chad LundyWArmbarAmerican NG Nats61KGF2017
12981Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGSF2017
12983Edmund LiWArmbarAmerican Nats64KGF2017
13588Ronald StephensonWKatagatameNo Gi Pan Am.55KGF2017
14168Mark RamosMark RamosWPts: 15x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14170Rene LopezWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14451Chad LundyWChoke from backLos Angeles Open64KGSF2018
14452Joshua RodriguezWKatagatameLos Angeles Open64KGF2018
14577Washington LimaWN/AHouston Open64KGF2018
15312Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsDenver Open64KGF2018
15627Victor RenteriaWChoke from backSan Diego Open64KGF2018
15655Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 4x0ACB North America60KGF2018

Lucas Pinheiro vs Woolf Barnato

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