Luccas Lira is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Leonardo D’Avila who represents the Miami affiliate of team Atos in the sport’s international circuit. Lira first made waves as a young athlete in grappling’s gi and no-gi circuits by successfully competing in a broad range of rulesets, including the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tour (AJP), and the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) where he conquered numerous important medals.
Luccas Lira Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Luccas Lira Costa
- 2nd Place ADCC Brazilian Trials (2022+)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2023 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019** blue)
- 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2019 blue)
- 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021 purple)
- 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2018 blue)
- 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2022 brown)
- 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2023 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 blue)
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2022* brown)
** Weight and Absolute
+ Achieved during his brown belt rank
Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded
Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)
Luccas Lira Biography
Luccas Lira was born on January 11, 1998, in the city of João Pessoa, the capital of Brazil’s Paraíba state.
Growing up Lira was always very connected to a sporting lifestyle, going through different sports during different stages of his life. These included basketball, football (soccer), volleyball, beach volleyball, handball, tennis, judo, and swimming.
Although he tried judo for a very brief period, Lira’s first real martial arts experience was through jiu-jitsu at the age of 17, an event that took place at his weightlifting gym, after the proximity with a few BJJ classes (also held at said gym) sparked his curiosity.
Carlos Augusto, also known as Zau, was Lira’s first instructor at team Halavanca and a coach of tremendous importance in Luccas’ continued interest in this sport during the early stages of his development.
As a blue belt, Luccas competed against an athlete named Felipe Porto in Abu Dhabi and the two became good friends. Porto represented Miami’s team, Fight Sports, and it was by his influence that Luccas Lira eventually became a member of the association’s professional squad in the Summer of 2019.
During his time with Fight Sports (2019-2023) Lira earned his purple and brown belts but ended up leaving the team during the Spring of 2023 after a disagreement with the squad’s head coach, Roberto Cyborg. Luccas then joined the Atos team’s Miami affiliate in 2023 and received his black belt from the gym’s head instructor, Leo D’Avila on June 16 that year.
Luccas Lira Grappling Record
- BY DQ
2 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
0 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Luccas Lira Fight History
|42918||Fellipe AndrewFellipe Andrew||L||Pts: 8x1||ADGS Miami||94KG||SF||2023|
|41590||Fayyaz Akbari||W||Inside heel hook||Orlando SMNGO||91KG||RR||2023|
|41591||Fayyaz Akbari||W||Inside heel hook||Orlando SMNGO||91KG||F||2023|
|42390||Sean Yadimarco||W||Referee Decision||Blue Collar||NA||SPF||2023|
|42914||Carlos Cabrera||W||Pts: 10x1||ADGS Miami||94KG||4F||2023|
|42924||Thiago Andrade||W||Pts: 3x0||ADGS Miami||94KG||RPC||2023|
|42925||Lucas NoratLucas Norat||W||Pts: 2x0||ADGS Miami||94KG||3RD||2023|