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

Main Achievements:

  • Third Coast Grappling 170 lbs Champion (2019)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Champion (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Fall Open (2019)
  • 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.

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

Cover photo by Blanca Marisa Garcia.

Instructional by Lucas Valente

Lucas Valente Grappling Record

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (13%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
4
#86e620
Choke from back
21
4
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
2
#d1212a
Estima lock
11
2
#fad11b
Footlock
5
1
#f58822
Choke
5
1
#224aba
No arm triangle
5
1
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
5
1
#bf1f6c
Straight ankle lock
5
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
5
1
#fad223
Katagatame
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Lucas Valente Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
15254Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KGR12018
19105Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLPts: 2x0Houston Open82KGF2019
19282Athos MirandaLPts: 2x0Pan American76KG8F2019
20293Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGF2019
21729Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvHouston FOABSF2019
22125Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNYC Fall NGOABS4F2019
15009Rennick KamaWArmbarHouston Open82KG4F2018
15011Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15013Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionHouston Open82KGF2018
16164N/AWTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGRR2018
16165Gilson NunesGilson NunesWTriangleDallas Spring Open76KGF2018
16551Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWPts: 2x0American Nat.76KG4F2018
16552Piter FrankWChoke from backAmerican Nat.76KGSF2018
16553Cesar CasamajoWArmbarAmerican Nat.76KGF2018
18190Ed RamosWPointsGrappling GP76KGSPF2018
18194Evan RamsdenWChoke from backNashville Fall Open76KGSF2018
18195Raphael CadenaWEstima lockNashville Fall Open76KGF2018
18749Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWReferee DecisionKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19106Rennick KamaWStraight ankle lockHouston OpenABS4F2019
19107Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvHouston OpenABSSF2019
20058Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaWEstima lockDallas Spring Open76KGSF2019
20060Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x2Dallas Spring Open76KGF2019
20278Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20287Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22019
20291Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2019
20516Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionThird Coast75KGSPF2019
21718Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaMiami Fall Open76KGSF2019
21719Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarMiami Fall Open76KGF2019
21722Gerson RevoredoWKatagatameHouston FO76KGF2019
21735Bill CooperBill CooperWArmbarThird Coast82KGSPF2019
21935Jonathan CrissWFootlockSJJIF Worlds76KG4F2019
21937Jesse MoralesWChokeSJJIF Worlds76KGSF2019
21939Joao MendesJoao MendesWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds76KGF2019
22122Alexandre BuenoWNo arm triangleNYC Fall NGOO97KGF2019
22124Daniel StolfiWPts: 12x0NYC Fall NGOABSR12019
22217Don ZaniWInside heel hookThird Coast III74KGSPF2019

Lucas Valente vs. Pedro Migliano

 

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