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Jose Mathias Macedo de Lira Luna, commonly known as Mathias Luna, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo Feliciano (Pantcho) and Lucas Leite of the Checkmat Team, who worked extensively at the Barreto Brothers Academy in Natal, RN – Brazil, namely with Bruno and Thiago Barreto. Mathias and his twin brother Matheus Luna ascended to the top of jiu-jitsu’s competitive rankings as purple belts a status they further cemented on their path to black belt.

Mathias Luna Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jose Mathias Macedo de Lira Luna

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira > Lucas Leite / Ricardo Feliciano > Mathias Luna

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2015 blue, 2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 blue, 2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championship (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place ROYAL III Invitational (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ American Nationals (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2017 purple)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019 brown)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Distance Guard Passing

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat

Mathias Luna Biography

Mathias Luna was born on February 21, 1995, together with his twin brother Matheus Luna, in Recife, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco, moving to Natal – state of Rio Grande do Norte at the age of 8.

Growing up both Mathias and Matheus were active kids, playing a variety of ball sports, from football (soccer) to handball, to volleyball and basketball throughout the school system. At the age of 16, however, influenced by their neighbor, who had started training jiu-jitsu at a local social project, Mathias joined jiu-jitsu, which consumed Luna.

At the local social project, Mathias met coaches Fábio Rodrigues and Júlio e Rodrigo Salustino, who taught there, but it didn’t take long before the Luna brothers started becoming more serious about their intentions in the sport, then joining the Barreto Brother’s Academy (Thiago and Bruno), one of the most successful gyms in the region.

Luna went from white to purple belt under Thiago and Bruno Barreto, but in 2017, accepted an offer from Ricardo Feliciano (Pantcho) – a member of the Checkmat affiliation to which the Barreto brothers were affiliated, to move to the United States, a country that provided the best tournament circuit in the world had where the Mathias and Matheus would have more opportunities to earn a living from this sport.

Mathias would earn his brown belt from Pantcho and in 2018 also join the academy of another famed Checkmat coach, Lucas Leite. It would be Leite and Feliciano who promoted Mathias and his brother, Matheus, to black belt on August 24, 2019.

Mathias Luna Grappling Record

48 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
20
3
#86e620
Triangle
13
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle armbar
7
1
#d1212a
Cross choke
7
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
7
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
7
1
#224aba
Toe hold
7
1
#ff9124
Clock choke
7
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura-triangle
7
1
#22c9a5
Americana
7
1
#fad223
Straight ankle lock
7
1
#03861f
Arm in Ezekiel
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (7%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (7%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
40
2
#86e620
Choke from back
40
2
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mathias Luna Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21674Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21678Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KG3RD2019
21927Jake WatsonJake WatsonLPts: 2x0Phoenix Open88KGF2019
21937Jake WatsonJake WatsonLDQPhoenix OpenABSF2019
21944Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCWorld FestivalABSSPF2019
22453Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPenSJJIF Worlds88KG4F2019
22867Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22954Adriano AraujoLPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
23030Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCEuropean OpenABS4F2020
23088Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 6x6, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2020
23991Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x1Grand Slam MIA77KGR12020
24071Jake WatsonJake WatsonLDQPan AmericanABS8F2020
24128Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
25502Wellington LuisWellington LuisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD85KG4F2021
25511Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 5x4Grand Slam AD85KG3RD2021
25585Andre CantanhedeLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGF2021
26558Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLPts: 2x0EUG 277KG4F2021
27158Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosLReferee DecisionF2W 18083KGSPF2021
27480Austin BakerAustin BakerLPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABS4F2021
27554Lucas ValleLPts: 10x4Pan American82KG8F2021
27952Pierre LeclercLInside heel hookBJJ FanaticsABSR12021
28247Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
29479Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KG8F2021
30439Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 0x0, AdvN. Orleans OpenABSF2022
30863Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLChoke from backLA Open82KGF2022
30890Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPointsLA OpenABSF2022
31592Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLReferee DecisionPan American82KGSF2022
31971Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPointsWarrior ChallengerABSR12022
32361Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLPointsSD OpenABS4F2022
32836Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KG8F2022
21673Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2019
21926Daniel HamptonWClock chokePhoenix Open88KGSF2019
21930N/AWKimura-trianglePhoenix OpenABSR12019
21932N/AWAmericanaPhoenix OpenABS4F2019
21936Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWTrianglePhoenix OpenABSSF2019
22194Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPointsHouston FO88KGSF2019
22195Hunter NewtonWPts: 2x0Houston FO88KGF2019
22197Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWAdvHouston FOABS4F2019
22859Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22863Servio TulioServio TulioWStraight ankle lockNoGi Worlds85KG4F2019
23009Bruno LimaBruno LimaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR12020
23019Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22020
23085Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWTriangle armbarEuropean Open88KGR12020
23822Carlos SouzaWReferee DecisionF2W 14884KGSPF2020
24062S. ViayraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABSR12020
24125Raphael RosendoWReferee DecisionPan American76KGR12020
25498Arturo SalasWPts: 3x1Grand Slam AD85KGR12021
25508Lionel BareiroWPts: 10x1Grand Slam AD85KGRPC2021
25580Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiWReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KG4F2021
25583Luiz PauloLuiz PauloWPts: 2x2WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2021
26631Rene FloresWCross chokeAmerican Nats82KGR12021
26634Romualdo AndradeWPointsAmerican Nats82KG4F2021
26635Lucas ValleWPts: 8x0American Nats82KGSF2021
26637Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 2x2, PenAmerican Nats82KGF2021
27474Jake WatsonJake WatsonWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS8F2021
27546Enrique MarchWChoke from backPan American82KGR12021
28229Jay Jay WilsonWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28241Rodrigo GortariWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28994Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWTriangleJJ CON82KG4F2021
28998Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWPts: 0x0, AdvJJ CON82KGSF2021
28999Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 2x0JJ CON82KGF2021
29471Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR12021
30425Alexander LaneWPts: 102x0N. Orleans Open82KGF2022
30436Augusto MacielWPts: 8x0N. Orleans OpenABS4F2022
30438Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWPts: 2x2, AdvN. Orleans OpenABSSF2022
30859Yue GohWRNCLA Open82KG4F2022
30862Piter FrankWBow and arrowLA Open82KGSF2022
30882Thiago AndradeWN/ALA OpenABSR12022
30885Anaue PavanelloWToe holdLA OpenABS4F2022
30888Austin BakerAustin BakerWPointsLA OpenABSSF2022
31586Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPts: 13x6Pan American82KGR22022
31590Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 2x0Pan American82KG4F2022
32344Vinicius WongWPointsSD Open82KGSF2022
32346Cesar PredesWPointsSD Open82KGF2022
32656Carlos NetoWPts: 2x0Houston Open82KG4F2022
32661Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWPts: 2x0Houston Open82KGSF2022
32662Levi JonesLevi JonesWReferee DecisionHouston Open82KGF2022
32828Rehan MuttalibWPts: 10x2World Champ.82KGR12022

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