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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 Houston Fall Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Phoenix Open (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

16 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    3 (19%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Clock choke
13
1
#86e620
Kimura-triangle
13
1
#5AD3D1
Americana
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle
13
1
#fad11b
RNC
13
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
13
1
#224aba
Arm in Ezekiel
13
1
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (15%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (15%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
67
2
#86e620
Choke from back
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Mathias Luna Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21532Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGSF2019
21536Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KG3RD2019
21782Jake WatsonJake WatsonLPts: 2x0Phoenix Open88KGF2019
21792Jake WatsonJake WatsonLDQPhoenix OpenABSF2019
21799Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLRNCWorld FestivalABSSPF2019
22295Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPenSJJIF Worlds88KG4F2019
22701Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22778Adriano AraujoLPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD77KGR12020
22847Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLRNCEuropean OpenABS4F2020
22905Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 6x6, PenEuropean Open82KG4F2020
23767Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x1Grand Slam MIA77KGR12020
23844Jake WatsonJake WatsonLDQPan AmericanABS8F2020
23901Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2020
21531Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG4F2019
21781Daniel HamptonWClock chokePhoenix Open88KGSF2019
21785N/AWKimura-trianglePhoenix OpenABSR12019
21787N/AWAmericanaPhoenix OpenABS4F2019
21791Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWTrianglePhoenix OpenABSSF2019
22045Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPointsHouston FO88KGSF2019
22046Hunter NewtonWPts: 2x0Houston FO88KGF2019
22048Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWAdvHouston FOABS4F2019
22693Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22697Servio TulioServio TulioWStraight ankle lockNoGi Worlds85KG4F2019
22826Bruno LimaBruno LimaWArm in EzekielEuropean OpenABSR12020
22836Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22020
22902Alexandre CavalieriWTriangle armbarEuropean Open88KGR12020
23609Carlos SouzaWReferee DecisionF2W 14884KGSPF2020
23835S. ViayraWPts: 4x4, AdvPan AmericanABSR12020
23898Raphael RosendoWReferee DecisionPan American76KGR12020

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