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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 given that nickname due to his restless attitude as a kid, but also due to his flashy hair styling, which resembled that of the famous cartoon.

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

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring No-Gi Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Championship 2nd Place (2017*)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Rio de Janeiro 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring No-Gi Open 3rd Place (2017*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring No-Gi Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open Championship Runner-up (2017*)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring No-Gi Open Championship 3rd Place (2017*)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: Gracie Barra

Yan Lucas Biography

Yan Lucas was born on May 23, 1995 in Fortaleza – 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. At the Nationals”Pica-Pau” 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

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
30
3
#86e620
Triangle
20
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
20
2
#d1212a
Toe hold
10
1
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
10
1
#f58822
Clock choke
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
24 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
22
2
#86e620
Triangle
22
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
1
#d1212a
RNC
11
1
#fad11b
Estima lock
11
1
#f58822
Armbar
11
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yan Lucas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11233John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11239Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
12035Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12215Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12221Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12267Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12286Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12737Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12743Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
12995Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13215Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13232Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13300Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13626Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13666Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
14097Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
14126Gabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
15183Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
17672Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17676Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
17964Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
18522Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGR12019
18793Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19803Bruno BressanLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2019
20134Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR22019
11237John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12206Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12207Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12208Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12212Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12214Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12216Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12217Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12220Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12265Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12284Diego BispoDiego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12736Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12740Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12742Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
12981Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
12987Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
12993Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13212Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13623Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13660Kauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13663Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13670John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14095UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15729Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
15988Igor TavaresWArm in ezekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
15995Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
15996Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
16000Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
16002Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16426Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16427Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16428Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
17250Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KG4F2018
17251Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Int. Pro77KGSF2018
17252Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KGF2018
17253Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia Int. ProABS4F2018
17254Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia Int. ProABSSF2018
17255Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia Int. ProABSF2018
17675Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
17948Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
17954Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
17958Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
17961Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
18142Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
18146Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPointsBrasilia Open82KGSF2018
18148F. BarbarottiWN/ABrasilia Open82KGF2018
18155Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
18157Pedro EliasPedro EliasWReferee DecisionBrasilia OpenABS4F2018
18159Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018
18792Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19789Raylan MoreiraWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KGR12019
19791Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGR22019
20123Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20915Almir Jr.WPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
20917Marcelo MarquesWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
20919Emerson MeloWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019

Yan Lucas vs Valterdan

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

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