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Yan “Pica-Pau” Lucas

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Yan Lucas, commonly known as “Pica-Pau” is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Pirillo Roriz, and one of the top representatives of Gracie Barra – Ceará. “Pica-Pau” made a name for himself in the lower belt divisions of the sport, with wins at tournaments such as the IBJJF World Championship and the American Nationals, winning against big names of the sport such as Mahamed Aly, Isaac Doederlin, Hiago George, and many others.

Yan Lucas Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Yan Lucas Cordeiro Paiva

Nickname: “Pica-Pau”, which translated to Woody Woodpecker. Lucas was awarded the nickname due to his restless attitude as a kid, as well as his flashy hairstyle, which resembled that of the famous cartoon.

Lineage: Takeo Iano > Francisco Sá > Ricardo Pinho > Pirillo Roriz > Yan Lucas

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open NOGI (2017)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2018/2019/2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017**)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division:  Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Yan Lucas Biography

Yan Lucas was born on May 23, 1995, in Fortaleza – the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará.

Being the son of a Saulo Ribeiro black belt – Herevaldo “Papa-Léguas” (P.L. is the Portuguese name for Looney Tunes’ Road Runner), Yan was introduced to jiu jitsu from very early on, though his first group class came at the age of 11. With a jiu-jitsu base already outlined by his dad, Yan’s first structured classes were given by Pirillo Roriz, a friend and former training partner of Lucas’s father.

“Pica-Pau” soon made a name for himself in the sport, particularly in the state of Ceará, a location not often covered by jiu jitsu’s mainstream media. This lack of coverage allowed Lucas to arrive at the 2015 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship as an unknown brown belt competitor, taking the world by storm and winning the highly competitive featherweight division.

After his win at the World Championship in California, Yan Lucas remained in the country for a while longer to compete at the American Nationals where he shocked the world once again by winning his weight and the open weight division, defeating the absolute world champion Mahamed Aly (who was a super-heavyweight) in the final.

Upon his victorious US tour, Yan Lucas returned to his home state, competing for a while longer as a brown belt until the 20th of February 2016, the time when he was promoted to black belt by his long-time coach, Pirillo Roriz.

Cover photo credits to BJJPix.com.

Yan Lucas Grappling Record

78 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
27
3
#86e620
Triangle
18
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
18
2
#d1212a
Toe hold
9
1
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
9
1
#f58822
Clock choke
9
1
#224aba
Bread cutter
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
20
2
#86e620
Choke from back
20
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
20
2
#d1212a
RNC
10
1
#fad11b
Estima lock
10
1
#f58822
Armbar
10
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yan Lucas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11293John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11299Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
12126Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12309Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12315Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12361Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12380Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12840Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12846Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
13103Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13327Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13345Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13416Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13745Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13785Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
14228Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
14257Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
15364Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
17945Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17949Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
18251Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
18852Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGR12019
19160Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
20234Bruno BressanLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2019
20579Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR22019
21432Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLAdvColiseu JJ85KGSF2019
22248Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2019
22393Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLChoke from backRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
22524Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLReferee DecisionSouth American88KGSF2019
24623Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2020
27180Higor LimaHigor LimaLPts: 3x2Goiania ProLWASF2021
27907Wallisson OliveiraLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGR12021
28408Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
28418Alex MunisAlex MunisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2021
11297John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12300Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12301Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12302Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12306Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12308Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12310Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12311Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12314Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12359Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12378Diego BispoDiego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12839Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12843Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12845Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
13089Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
13095Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13101Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13324Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13742Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13779Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13782Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13789John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14226UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15924Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
16190Igor TavaresWArm in EzekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
16197Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
16198Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
16202Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
16204Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16637Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16638Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16639Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
17498Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Pro77KG4F2018
17499Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Pro77KGSF2018
17500Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Pro77KGF2018
17501Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia ProABS4F2018
17502Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia ProABSSF2018
17503Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia ProABSF2018
17948Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
18235Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18241Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
18245Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
18248Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
18444Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
18448Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPointsBrasilia Open82KGSF2018
18450F. BarbarottiWN/ABrasilia Open82KGF2018
18457Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
18459Pedro EliasPedro EliasWReferee DecisionBrasilia OpenABS4F2018
18461Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018
19159Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20220Raylan MoreiraWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KGR12019
20222Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGR22019
20568Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
21427Almir Jr.WPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21429Marcelo MarquesWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21431Emerson MeloWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
22238Yan SilveiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22245Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22246Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22520Luan MartinaWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American88KGR12019
22522Flavio JunqueiraFlavio JunqueiraWPts: 2x0South American88KG4F2019
22543Ricardo RochaWPts: 5x0South AmericanABSR12019
22546Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x2, AdvSouth AmericanABS4F2019
22548Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSSF2019
22549Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSF2019
22642Thiago MartinianoWPointsSalvador SPO88KGSF2019
22644William MartinsWPointsSalvador SPO88KGF2019
24602Leandro SouzaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12020
24613Jose DiasWBread cutterGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2020
24618Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2020
24621Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2020
27171Yuri AbreuWReferee DecisionGoiania Pro77KG4F2021
27172Lucas BritoWPts: 2x1Goiania Pro77KGSF2021
27173Cicero AlencarWPts: 6x1Goiania Pro77KGF2021
28396Davi MenezesWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28403Reyson LimaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28415Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
28416Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021

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