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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 American Nationals Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi 2nd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American 2nd Place (2017/2016)

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

38 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Katagatame
32
7
#86e620
Choke from back
23
5
#5AD3D1
Choke
14
3
#d1212a
Armbar
9
2
#fad11b
Brabo choke
5
1
#f58822
Toe hold
5
1
#224aba
Submission
5
1
#ff9124
Arm in ezekiel
5
1
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Lucas Pinheiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7663Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 12x10Austin OpenABSSF2015
8011Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x3, AdvDallas Open70KGSF2015
9119Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 6x3Pan American57KGF2016
9799Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
11910Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 9x2Pan American58KGF2017
12698Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Miami Spring Open64KGF2017
12817Caio TerraCaio TerraLToe HoldWorld Champ.58KGSF2017
13202Yago EspindolaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13247Joao RochaJoao RochaLSubmissionAustin OpenABSSF2017
14352Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
14974Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 6x0Pan American58KGSF2018
15536Marcus WilsonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
15544Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver NG OpenABSSF2018
15892Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
15956Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16297Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGF2018
7648Washington LimaWChokeAustin Open64KGF2015
7662UnknownWPts: 32x2Austin OpenABS4F2015
8008Angel VargasWPts: 10x8Dallas Open70KG8F2015
8009Richard slombaWChokeDallas Open70KG4F2015
9117Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American57KGSF2016
9573Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 6x4San Antonio Open64KGF2016
9796T. YoshiokaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10737Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameF2W Pro 1764KGSPF2016
11134Guilherme MontenegroWBrabo chokeSan Antonio F. O.64KGF2016
11909Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
12650Paulo SilvaWToe holdAtlanta Spring O.64KGF2017
12696Mario EscurraWSubmissionMiami Spring Open64KGSF2017
12717Mario EscurraWKatagatameMiami Spring NGO55KGF2017
12811Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 2x0World Champ.58KG8F2017
12814Aniel CandidoWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13064Luis PintoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2017
13065Chad LundyWArmbarAmerican NG Nats61KGF2017
13093Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGSF2017
13095Edmund LiWArmbarAmerican Nats64KGF2017
13745Ronald StephensonWKatagatameNo Gi Pan Am.55KGF2017
14348Mark RamosMark RamosWPts: 15x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14350Rene LopezWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
14633Chad LundyWChoke from backLos Angeles Open64KGSF2018
14634Joshua RodriguezWKatagatameLos Angeles Open64KGF2018
14763Washington LimaWN/AHouston Open64KGF2018
15524Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsDenver Open64KGF2018
15843Victor RenteriaWChoke from backSan Diego Open64KGF2018
15873Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 4x0ACB North America60KGF2018
16195Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameAmerican Nat. NG61KGF2018
16207Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChokeAmerican Nat.64KGF2018
16294Rafael MarquesWPts: 6x4ACBJJ World60KG4F2018
16296Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGSF2018
17387Takahito YoshiokaWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds64KGSF2018
17388Ari TaviraWArm in ezekielSJJIF Worlds64KGF2018
17408Timmy SongWPts: 46x2SJJIF NG World61KGSF2018
17409Takahito YoshiokaWKatagatameSJJIF NG World61KGF2018
17748Ighor HortaWViolin armlockSan Antonio Open64KGSF2018
17749Gustavo CarpioWChoke from backSan Antonio Open64KGF2018

Lucas Pinheiro vs Woolf Barnato

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