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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)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020)

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

49 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (22%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
14
4
#86e620
Triangle
14
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
4
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
11
3
#fad11b
Botinha
11
3
#f58822
Estima lock
7
2
#224aba
Inside heel hook
7
2
#ff9124
Shin lock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
4
1
#22c9a5
Footlock
4
1
#fad223
Choke
4
1
#03861f
No arm triangle
4
1
#039a1f
Cross Choke
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Lucas Valente Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
15390Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KGR12018
19383Igor PaivaIgor PaivaLPts: 2x0Houston Open82KGF2019
19579Athos MirandaLPts: 2x0Pan American76KG8F2019
20622Lucas LepriLucas LepriLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGF2019
22206Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 0x0, AdvHouston FOABSF2019
22678Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNYC Fall NGOABS4F2019
24172Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 15x2Pan American82KGSF2020
27569Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGF2021
29495Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGSF2021
32141Luiz PauloLuiz PauloLPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KG4F2022
32907Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2022
15146Rennick KamaWArmbarHouston Open82KG4F2018
15148Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWAdvHouston Open82KGSF2018
15150Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionHouston Open82KGF2018
16311N/AWTriangleDallas SPO76KGRR2018
16312Gilson NunesGilson NunesWTriangleDallas SPO76KGF2018
16700Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWPts: 2x0American Nat.76KG4F2018
16701Piter FrankWChoke from backAmerican Nat.76KGSF2018
16702Cesar CasamajoWArmbarAmerican Nat.76KGF2018
18404Ed RamosWPointsGrappling GP76KGSPF2018
18408Evan RamsdenWChoke from backNashville Fall Open76KGSF2018
18409Raphael CadenaWEstima lockNashville Fall Open76KGF2018
19005Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWReferee DecisionKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19386Rennick KamaWStraight ankle lockHouston OpenABS4F2019
19387Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvHouston OpenABSSF2019
20376Endres BarbosaEndres BarbosaWEstima lockDallas SPO76KGSF2019
20378Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 4x2Dallas SPO76KGF2019
20606Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20615Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22019
20620Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2019
20849Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionThird Coast75KGSPF2019
22195Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaMiami FO76KGSF2019
22196Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWArmbarMiami FO76KGF2019
22199Gerson RevoredoWKatagatameHouston FO76KGF2019
22215Bill CooperBill CooperWArmbarThird Coast82KGSPF2019
22459Jonathan CrissWFootlockSJJIF Worlds76KG4F2019
22461Jesse MoralesWChokeSJJIF Worlds76KGSF2019
22463Joao MendesJoao MendesWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds76KGF2019
22675Alexandre BuenoWNo arm triangleNYC Fall NGOO97KGF2019
22677Daniel StolfiWPts: 12x0NYC Fall NGOABSR12019
22787Don ZaniWInside heel hookThird Coast III74KGSPF2019
23298Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWStraight ankle lockNew Orleans Open88KGF2020
23674Ross KeepingWTriangleHouston WO76KGSF2020
23676Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWBotinhaHouston WO76KGF2020
23727Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWReferee DecisionF2W 14277KGSPF2020
23801Pedro RochaPedro RochaWPoints3CG Kumite III85KGSPF2020
24163Vinicius WongWTrianglePan American82KG8F2020
24168Lucas ValleWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American82KG4F2020
25575Justin RenickWStraight ankle lock3CG 6 Absolute85KGSPF2021
27559Luan AndreiLuan AndreiWCross ChokePan American76KG8F2021
27564Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWBotinhaPan American76KG4F2021
27567Jackson NagaiJackson NagaiWPts: 8x2Pan American76KGSF2021
29485Jonas CamposWPts: 18x0World Champ.76KG8F2021
29493Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG4F2021
32887Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12022
32897Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG8F2022
32905Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KG4F2022
36163Stephen FritzWShin lockNashville NGO73KG4F2022
36165Cody OrissonWPts: 11x2Nashville NGO73KGSF2022
36166Justin FabacWInside heel hookNashville NGO73KGF2022

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