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Lucas Valente Tobias is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhães and Marcelo ‘Uirapuru’ Azevedo, being also one of the main representatives of the Gracie Barra team. Valente made a name for himself while competing in the lower ranks of jiu jitsu’s international competitive circuit, where he earned the reputation of being one of the most entertaining grapplers in the sport while conquering important titles such as the IBJJF Pans No-Gi American National and Brazilian National Championships.

Lucas Valente Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Lucas Sette C. Valente Tobias

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Junior > Vinicius Magalhães (> Marcelo Azevedo/Sergio Benini) > Lucas Valente

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Spring Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Nashville Fall Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2018 / 2019*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF #1 Ranked LW No-Gi Brown Belt (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2015 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2015 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2014 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Spring Open (2017** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2017** / 2016** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF San Antonio Open (2017** / 2016** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2017 / 2016** / 2015 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2013 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 / 2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017 brown)
  • 3rd Place EBI 13 LW Tournament (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Collar and Sleeve Guard, Attacking the Back

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

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Lucas Valente Biography

Lucas Valente was born on February 13, 1996, in Belo Horizonte – the capital city of southeastern Brazil, Minas Gerais state.

Valente’s family was involved with martial arts for many years prior to Lucas’ birth. With one uncle being a 4th-degree karate black belt and another a 4th degree BJJ black belt under Vinicius Draculino, it didn’t take too long for young Lucas to be submerged in combat sports culture and lifestyle.

Lucas’ infancy was spent among some of the top martial artists in the region who would often visit the family home at barbeques and other friendly occasions. It was also early on that he started being taught jiu-jitsu, first at home with his uncle and later by joining the kids’ program at Gracie Barra Belo Horizonte. A class led by coach Mauro Rodrigues.

A natural talent, Lucas won most big events in Belo Horizonte’s BJJ juvenile circuit by making quick work of his opponents. By the time he was 12/13 Valente was already following the schedule and training regime of the adult team. His good form would earn him his blue belt at the young age of 14 from the hands of the head coaches – Marcelo Azevedo, Sergio Benini, and Vinicius Draculino.

By the end of 2013, Lucas Valente started traveling more regularly to the United States of America in order to compete in the top tournaments of the sport’s international schedule, while taking the chance to train with his coach Vinicius Draculino in Texas. This decision earned him medals in many of jiu jitsu’s top tournaments.

On December 2017 Lucas Valente was promoted to black belt by both Vinicius Draculino and Marcelo Uirapuru.

Cover photo by Blanca Marisa Garcia.

Lucas Valente Grappling Record

24 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
25
3
#86e620
Triangle
17
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
2
#d1212a
Estima lock
17
2
#fad11b
Straight ankle lock
8
1
#f58822
Botinha
8
1
#224aba
Katagatame
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (40%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Lucas Valente Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
15211Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KGR12018
19011Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLPts: 2x0Houston Open82KGF2019
19182Athos MirandaLPts: 2x0Pan American76KG8F2019
20184Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGF2019
21586Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvHouston FOABSF2019
14966Rennick KamaWArmbarHouston Open82KG4F2018
14968Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
14970Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionHouston Open82KGF2018
16107N/AWTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGRR2018
16108Gilson NunesGilson NunesWTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGF2018
16489Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWPts: 2x0American Nat.76KG4F2018
16490Piter FrankWChoke from backAmerican Nat.76KGSF2018
16491Cesar CasamajoWArmbarAmerican Nat.76KGF2018
18105Ed RamosWPointsGrappling GP76KGSPF2018
18109Evan RamsdenWChoke from backNashville Fall Open76KGSF2018
18110Raphael CadenaWEstima lockNashville Fall Open76KGF2018
18659Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWReferee DecisionKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19012Rennick KamaWStraight ankle lockHouston OpenABS4F2019
19013Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvHouston OpenABSSF2019
19952Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaWEstima lockDallas Spring Open76KGSF2019
19954Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x2Dallas Spring Open76KGF2019
20169Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12019
20178Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22019
20182Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2019
20407Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionThird Coast75KGSPF2019
21573Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaMiami Fall Open76KGSF2019
21574Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarMiami Fall Open76KGF2019
21577Gerson RevoredoWKatagatameHouston FO76KGF2019
21584Mathias LunaMathias LunaWAdvHouston FOABSSF2019

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