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Lucas Pinheiro

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe Hold
20
1
#86e620
Submission
20
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
20
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
20
1
#fad11b
50/50 armbar
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Pinheiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7730Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 12x10Austin OpenABSSF2015
8078Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x3, AdvDallas Open70KGSF2015
9189Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 6x3Pan American57KGF2016
9870Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
12022Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 9x2Pan American58KGF2017
12821Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12946Caio TerraCaio TerraLToe HoldWorld Champ.58KGSF2017
13332Yago EspindolaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13377Joao RochaJoao RochaLSubmissionAustin OpenABSSF2017
14516Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
15190Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 6x0Pan American58KGSF2018
15809Marcus WilsonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
15817Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver NG OpenABSSF2018
16169Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16235Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16593Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGF2018
18256Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
19161Alex SodreAlex SodreL50/50 armbarPan American64KG8F2019
20475Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2019
7715Washington LimaWChokeAustin Open64KGF2015
7729UnknownWPts: 32x2Austin OpenABS4F2015
8075Angel VargasWPts: 10x8Dallas Open70KG8F2015
8076Richard slombaWChokeDallas Open70KG4F2015
9187Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American57KGSF2016
9643Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 6x4San Antonio Open64KGF2016
9867T. YoshiokaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10827Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameF2W Pro 1764KGSPF2016
11224Guilherme MontenegroWBrabo chokeSan Antonio F. O.64KGF2016
12021Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
12768Paulo SilvaWToe holdAtlanta Spring O.64KGF2017
12819Mario EscurraWSubmissionMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12842Mario EscurraWKatagatameMiami Spring NGO55KGF2017
12940Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 2x0World Champ.58KG8F2017
12943Aniel BonifacioAniel BonifacioWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13193Luis PintoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2017
13194Chad LundyWArmbarAmerican NG Nats61KGF2017
13222Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGSF2017
13224Edmund LiWArmbarAmerican Nats64KGF2017
13880Ronald StephensonWKatagatameNo Gi Pan Am.55KGF2017
14512Mark RamosMark RamosWPts: 15x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14514Rene LopezWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14831Chad LundyWChoke from backLos Angeles Open64KGSF2018
14832Joshua RodriguezWKatagatameLos Angeles Open64KGF2018
14965Washington LimaWN/AHouston Open64KGF2018
15797Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsDenver Open64KGF2018
16120Victor RenteriaWChoke from backSan Diego Open64KGF2018
16150Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 4x0ACB North America60KGF2018
16475Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameAmerican Nat. NG61KGF2018
16487Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChokeAmerican Nat.64KGF2018
16590Rafael MarquesWPts: 6x4ACBJJ World60KG4F2018
16592Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17775Takahito YoshiokaWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds64KGSF2018
17776Ari TaviraWArm in ezekielSJJIF Worlds64KGF2018
17795Timmy SongWPts: 46x2SJJIF NG World61KGSF2018
17796Takahito YoshiokaWKatagatameSJJIF NG World61KGF2018
18163Ighor HortaWViolin armlockSan Antonio Open64KGSF2018
18164Gustavo CarpioWChoke from backSan Antonio Open64KGF2018
18643Josh MurdockWPointsAustin W. Open70KGSF2019
18644Brandon WalkerWPointsAustin W. Open70KGF2019
19015Matheus MagalhaesWToe holdHouston Open64KGSF2019
19017Suraj BudhramWChoke from backHouston Open64KGF2019
20457Taylor MonroeWToe holdAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2019
20459Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NG Nats61KGF2019
20702Ermilio LimaWChoke from backAustin SMO64KGF2019
20719Aaron MorisWPts: 59x0Austin SMNGO67KGSF2019
20720Jordan HolyWPts: 4x0Austin SMNGO67KGF2019
20912Ermilio LimaWSubmissionLas Vegas Open64KG4F2019
20914Song KeunWChoke from backLas Vegas Open64KGSF2019
21050Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2019
21051Suraj BudhramWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2019
21471Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionF2W 12865KGSPF2019

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