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Lucas Pinheiro, also known as “Bad Boy” is a jiu-jitsu athlete of Brazilian Indigenous descent, who was awarded the rank of black belt by Carlos Holanda (Esquisito). 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 prolific athletes in the sport while competing in the lower belt categories of the sport, particularly after a fruitful 2015 brown belt campaign, when he earned important medals at the Brazilian Nationals and World Championship. Lucas Pinheiro would later cement his status as one of the top light-featherweight black belt competitors of his generation.

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 World Championship (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2020)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2023)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 1st Place ADCC Las Vegas Open (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 / 2017 / 2022)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, ABD (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP 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 – the capital city of the 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 a 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. A few years later, Pinheiro joined the Atos Academy.

Cover photo by Mariana Viana.

Lucas Pinheiro Grappling Record

122 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    54 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    12 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    52 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

52 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
17
#86e620
Katagatame
17
9
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
8
4
#d1212a
Submission
8
4
#fad11b
Triangle
6
3
#f58822
Choke
6
3
#224aba
Brabo choke
6
3
#ff9124
Violin armlock
4
2
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
4
2
#22c9a5
Armbar
4
2
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#039a1f
Botinha
2
1
52
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
44 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Toe Hold
17
2
#86e620
Choke from back
17
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
17
2
#d1212a
Crucifix choke
8
1
#fad11b
Straight ankle lock
8
1
#f58822
Submission
8
1
#224aba
RNC
8
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
8
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Pinheiro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7761Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 12x10Austin OpenABSSF2015
8109Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLPts: 4x3, AdvDallas Open70KGSF2015
9232Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 6x3Pan American57KGF2016
9919Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG4F2016
12115Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLPts: 9x2Pan American58KGF2017
12925Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x0Miami SPO64KGF2017
13053Caio TerraCaio TerraLToe HoldWorld Champ.58KGSF2017
13446Yago EspindolaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13491Joao RochaJoao RochaLSubmissionAustin OpenABSSF2017
14653Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLRNCNoGi Worlds61KGF2017
15364Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLPts: 6x0Pan American58KGSF2018
15997Marcus WilsonLPointsDenver OpenABSR12018
16005Alex HuddlestonLPointsDenver NG OpenABSSF2018
16371Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLReferee DecisionACB North AmericaABS8F2018
16436Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLChoke from backWorld Champ.57KG4F2018
16812Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGF2018
18574Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds61KG4F2018
19561Alex SodreAlex SodreL50/50 armbarPan American64KG8F2019
20923Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2019
22805Samir ChantreSamir ChantreLInside heel hookF2W 13370KGSPF2019
23879Junny OcasioJunny OcasioLReferee DecisionF2W 14961KGSPF2020
25258Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionF2W 16665KGSPF2021
25497Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2021
26300Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLInside heel hookWNO 961KGSPF2021
27097Higor LimaHigor LimaLChoke from backAJP RJ Pro69KG4F2021
27231Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2021
27237Israel SousaIsrael SousaLArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGRPC2021
27299Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLN/AF2W 18165KGSPF2021
28426Pedro DiasPedro DiasLReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 665KGSPF2021
28474Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 8x6Grand Slam RJ62KGSF2021
28477Leandro LimaLPts: 7x2Grand Slam RJ62KGRPC2021
29115Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLReferee DecisionBRA Qualifiers62KGRR2021
29119Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 2x1BRA Qualifiers62KGRR2021
29667Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLPts: 2x0President Cup77KGRR2021
30102Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLCrucifix chokeOklahoma Open70KGF2022
30114Davi CabralDavi CabralLPointsOklahoma OpenABSF2022
30771Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoLPts: 2x0Dallas Open64KGF2022
31622Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 7x2Pan American64KGF2022
32330Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockKing of Mats69KGRR2022
32335Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLDQKing of Mats69KGSF2022
32337Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 2x1King of Mats69KG3RD2022
32346Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 5x1Grand Slam AD62KGF2022
32882Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLToe holdWorld Champ.64KG4F2022
37644Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 4x0Spyder RTBB65KG4F2023
7746Washington LimaWChokeAustin Open64KGF2015
7760UnknownWPts: 32x2Austin OpenABS4F2015
8106Angel VargasWPts: 10x8Dallas Open70KG8F2015
8107Richard slombaWChokeDallas Open70KG4F2015
9230Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American57KGSF2016
9692Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPts: 6x4San Antonio Open64KGF2016
9916T. YoshiokaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.57KGR12016
10879Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameF2W 1764KGSPF2016
11280Guilherme MontenegroWBrabo chokeSan Antonio F. O.64KGF2016
12114Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 4x2Pan American58KGSF2017
12872Paulo SilvaWToe holdAtlanta Spring O.64KGF2017
12923Mario EscurraWSubmissionMiami SPO64KGSF2017
12946Mario EscurraWKatagatameMiami Spring NGO55KGF2017
13047Takahito YoshiokaWPts: 2x0World Champ.58KG8F2017
13050Aniel BonifacioAniel BonifacioWChoke from backWorld Champ.58KG4F2017
13304Luis PintoWKatagatameAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2017
13305Chad LundyWArmbarAmerican NG Nats61KGF2017
13333Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGSF2017
13335Edmund LiWArmbarAmerican Nats64KGF2017
14000Ronald StephensonWKatagatameNo Gi Pan Am.55KGF2017
14649Mark RamosMark RamosWPts: 15x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2017
14651Rene LopezWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2017
15006Chad LundyWChoke from backLA Open64KGSF2018
15007Joshua RodriguezWKatagatameLA Open64KGF2018
15140Washington LimaWN/AHouston Open64KGF2018
15985Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsDenver Open64KGF2018
16322Victor RenteriaWChoke from backSan Diego Open64KGF2018
16352Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 4x0ACB North America60KGF2018
16681Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWKatagatameAmerican Nat. NG61KGF2018
16693Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChokeAmerican Nat.64KGF2018
16809Rafael MarquesWPts: 6x4ACBJJ World60KG4F2018
16811Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionACBJJ World60KGSF2018
18051Takahito YoshiokaWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds64KGSF2018
18052Ari TaviraWArm in EzekielSJJIF Worlds64KGF2018
18071Timmy SongWPts: 46x2SJJIF NG World61KGSF2018
18072Takahito YoshiokaWKatagatameSJJIF NG World61KGF2018
18468Ighor HortaWViolin armlockSan Antonio Open64KGSF2018
18469Gustavo CarpioWChoke from backSan Antonio Open64KGF2018
18992Josh MurdockWPointsAustin W. Open70KGSF2019
18993Brandon WalkerWPointsAustin W. Open70KGF2019
19390Matheus MagalhaesWToe holdHouston Open64KGSF2019
19392Suraj BudhramWChoke from backHouston Open64KGF2019
20905Taylor MonroeWToe holdAmerican NG Nats61KGSF2019
20907Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NG Nats61KGF2019
21165Ermilio LimaWChoke from backAustin SMO64KGF2019
21184Aaron MorisWPts: 59x0Austin SMNGO67KGSF2019
21185Jordan HolyWPts: 4x0Austin SMNGO67KGF2019
21410Ermilio LimaWSubmissionLas Vegas Open64KG4F2019
21412Song KeunWChoke from backLas Vegas Open64KGSF2019
21562Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.61KGSF2019
21563Suraj BudhramWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.61KGF2019
22031Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoWReferee DecisionF2W 12865KGSPF2019
23680Pedro SerranoPedro SerranoWPts: 12x4Houston WO64KGF2020
23933Vinny SaenzWReferee DecisionF2W 15161KGSPF2020
24004Connor WelleWTriangleGrand Slam MIA62KG4F2020
24006Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA62KGSF2020
24007Suraj BudhramWPts: 6x0Grand Slam MIA62KGF2020
24113David ZennarioWToe holdPan American57KG4F2020
24114Willis NunesWillis NunesWPts: 8x0Pan American57KGSF2020
24116Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American57KGF2020
24392Willis NunesWillis NunesWPointsHouston Open64KGSF2020
24444Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 4x4, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.62KG4F2020
24445Hiago GamaHiago GamaWPts: 6x2No Gi Pan Am.62KGSF2020
24447Matheus MagalhaesWPts: 7x2No Gi Pan Am.62KGF2020
25106Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 3x1Brazil Nat. Pro62KGSF2021
25107Gabriel GaudioGabriel GaudioWPts: 2x1Brazil Nat. Pro62KGF2021
25500Leandro LimaWTriangleGrand Slam AD62KGRPC2021
25502Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD62KG3RD2021
26894Fillipe SuppoWSubmissionAsia Cont. Pro69KG4F2021
26895Mohamed HayatWSubmissionAsia Cont. Pro69KGSF2021
26896Abdel FaoriWPts: 15x0Asia Cont. Pro69KGF2021
27093Marcos MeloWBow and arrowAJP RJ Pro69KGR12021
27226Michael LaviolaWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA69KGR12021
27228Felipe SimplicioWPts: 8x0Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2021
27690Bebeto OliveiraWChoke from backF2W 18365KGSPF2021
28468Leonardo SouzaWPts: 7x5Grand Slam RJ62KGR12021
28472Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 6x2Grand Slam RJ62KG4F2021
28731David MoslehWPts: 12x0Canada Pro69KGRR2021
28732David MoslehWPts: 4x1Canada Pro69KGF2021
29117Valcemir JuniorWBrabo chokeBRA Qualifiers62KGRR2021
29121Matheus FonsecaWChoke from backBRA Qualifiers62KGRR2021
29672Pedro ConceicaoWChoke from backPresident Cup77KGRR2021
29691Aurelio SamboniWTriangle armbarTeams CupN/ARR2021
29700Jonas AndradeJonas AndradeWPts: 4x1Teams CupN/ARR2021
29707Khalel AlshehhiWPts: 1x0Teams CupN/ARR2021
29716Daniel SantanaWBrabo chokeTeams CupN/ARR2021
29727Nathannael FernandesNathannael FernandesWPts: 6x2Teams CupN/ARR2021
30101Gabriel GaudioGabriel GaudioWPts: 7x2Oklahoma Open70KGSF2022
30112Jonathan AndrewWPointsOklahoma OpenABS4F2022
30113Angel CiceroWPointsOklahoma OpenABSSF2022
30710Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWReferee DecisionF2W 195N/ASPF2022
30765Matheus AzancotWPts: 21x0Dallas Open64KG4F2022
30769Vinny SaenzWViolin armlockDallas Open64KGSF2022
30934Joao FigueiredoWPts: 0x0, AdvLA Open64KGSF2022
30935Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWPts: 4x2LA Open64KGF2022
31614Suraj BudhramWPts: 6x2Pan American64KGR22022
31619Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2022
31621Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWBotinhaPan American64KGSF2022
32328Omar AlFadhliWPts: 1x0King of Mats69KGRR2022
32343Yuri HendrexYuri HendrexWPts: 7x0Grand Slam AD62KG4F2022
32345Andrew SoaresWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD62KGSF2022
32877Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWPts: 8x2World Champ.64KG8F2022
34274Jonas FragosoWKatagatameBrasileiro NoGi61KG4F2022
34277Leonardo SouzaWPts: 13x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGSF2022
34279Felipe MachadoWPts: 4x0Brasileiro NoGi61KGF2022
34924Gadiel AdornoWPts: 2x0ADCC Vegas65KGR12022
34927Abel RonquilloWKatagatameADCC Vegas65KG4F2022
34929Isaac CordovaWPts: 5x0ADCC Vegas65KGSF2022
34930Gustavo SantosWPts: 2x0ADCC Vegas65KGF2022
36030Changhun KimWChoke from backRome Open64KGF2022
36081Lucas FeitosaWTriangleEuropean NG61KGSF2022
36082Daniel GrootWPts: 7x0European NG61KGF2022
36824Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds61KG4F2022
36828Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds61KGSF2022
36830Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGF2022
39518Welison NascimentoWChoke from backBrasileiro58KG4F2023
39521Bebeto OliveiraWChoke from backBrasileiro58KGSF2023
39523Welerson GoncalvesWelerson GoncalvesWChoke from backBrasileiro58KGF2023
40258Matheus AzancotWPts: 8x8, AdvWorld Champ.58KGR12023
40265Rodrigo OtavioWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.58KG4F2023
40268Bebeto OliveiraWPts: 3x2World Champ.58KGSF2023
40269Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.58KGF2023

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