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Lucas Rodrigues is a professional grappler from Brazil and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Guilherme Mendes (Art Of Jiu-Jitsu [AOJ], Costa Mesa, California, USA) who also worked extensively with Alan do Nascimento “Finfou” at the Allstars Training Center (Stockholm, Sweden). Rodrigues first gained notoriety in the colored belt divisions of the sport where he conquered the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World titles in the blue and purple belt divisions, a good form he carried through to the pro division. Lucas is also the older brother of another jiu-jitsu ace, Mateus Rodrigues.

Lucas Rodrigues Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Lucas Batista Rodrigues

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes > Lucas Rodrigues

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NOGI (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2016 blue, 2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open NOGI (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019/ 2021 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 brown)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Art Of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ)

Lucas Rodrigues Biography

Lucas Rodrigues was born on January 07, 1998, in the city of São Paulo, but moved to Curitiba in the Brazilian state of Paraná, as a toddler.

Well-known to the martial arts community for being the birthplace of the Chute-Boxe Academy, a groundbreaking gym from the Pride FC era of mixed martial arts, is Curitiba. The city where Rodrigues grew up and the place where Lucas’s father, Silvio Rodrigues, also known as “Urutum”, developed as a cage-fighter.

The proximity to their father and the Chute-Boxe training environment soon led Lucas and his younger brother Mateus Rodrigues to start training, joining the team’s extensive MMA program with striking, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu classes, the latter with coach Goiti Yamaguchi.

The two brothers gradually became more attracted to jiu-jitsu than the striking portions of their training, keeping their focus on the mats though with wildly diverging idols. Mateus became obsessed with the Mendes Brothers after coach Yamaguchi showed him an instructional DVD set by Guilherme and Rafael Mendes. At the same time, Lucas was a bigger fan of Rodolfo Vieira and Leandro Lo’s style of grappling.

Mateus’ fascination for the Mendes Brothers had him sending several (unanswered at first) messages to the duo via social media, asking for an opportunity to train at their Art Of Jiu-Jitsu training center in Costa Mesa, California. The Rodrigues brothers also visited NS Brotherhood’s gym in their quest for a more challenging gym they could find, but ultimately decided against moving to São Paulo.

In 2016 while doing the IBJJF World No-Gi camp, Lucas met Alan “Finfou” Nascimento, who invited him to move to Sweden and train at his academy there. Lucas accepted the offer, moving at the start of 2017, around the same time his brother’s request to join AOJ’s juvenile program (Believe & Achieve) was finally read and accepted.

While at AOJ, Mateus Rodrigues spoke to coach Guilherme about his brother, Lucas. Mendes also invited the older Rodrigues, an offer that – after discussing the opportunity with Finfou – Lucas agreed to accept.

Although training at and representing AOJ on the international circuit, Lucas Rodrigues always maintained a close relationship with Alan Finfou‘s team and Sweden, spreading his time between Brazil, the USA, and the Scandinavian country. During these times, Rodrigues met a student of Nascimento, whom he married in 2019.

The good form shown by Lucas Rodrigues throughout his colored belt career, eventually led to his black belt promotion, from the hands of Guilherme Mendes, on December 2021.

Lucas Rodrigues Grappling Record

17 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (12%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (82%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

14 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
3
#86e620
Triangle
14
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
2
#d1212a
RNC
14
2
#fad11b
Cross choke
7
1
#f58822
Triangle armlock
7
1
#224aba
Guillotine
7
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
7
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in Ezekiel
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
2 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (100%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kneebar
50
1
#86e620
Submission
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lucas Rodrigues Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
37245Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLKneebarEuropean Open70KGSF2023
40020Jun Yong ChoLSubmissionParis Open70KGF2023
33224Sebastian PalmdahlWPts: 17x0BJJ NationNASPF2022
33227Gabriel AzevedoWTriangleFloripa WO70KG4F2022
33228Carlos EduardoWChoke from backFloripa WO70KGSF2022
33229Rafael NascimentoWPts: 12x2Floripa WO70KGF2022
35657Aleksandr CassenWRNCFinnish openNA4F2022
35658Kim LipsanenWArmbarFinnish openNASF2022
35659Roni SilvennoimenWArmbarFinnish openNAF2022
35662Ben ThompsonWArmbarLondon FO76KG4F2022
35665Sean WhiteWCross chokeLondon FO76KGSF2022
35666Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon FO76KGF2022
36091Hanhee KimWTriangle armlockEuropean NG73KGR12022
36097Romao CarvalhoWGuillotineEuropean NG73KG4F2022
36099Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWTriangleEuropean NG73KGSF2022
36101Ilias DikelisWInside heel hookEuropean NG73KGF2022
37239Artur OliveitaWRNCEuropean Open70KGR12023
37241Wilhiam MateusWArm in EzekielEuropean Open70KG4F2023
40019Claudio MacedoWChoke from backParis Open70KGSF2023
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