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Yan “Pica-Pau” Lucas

5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    12 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
30
3
#86e620
Submission
20
2
#5AD3D1
Triangle
20
2
#d1212a
Clock choke
10
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
1
#f58822
Arm in ezekiel
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Yan Lucas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11254John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11260Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
12057Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12237Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12243Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12289Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12308Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12761Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12767Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
13021Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13241Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13259Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13327Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13653Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13693Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
14127Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
14156Gabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
15220Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
17711Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17715Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
18003Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
18561Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGR12019
18836Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
19854Bruno BressanLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2019
20184Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR22019
21670Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2019
21794Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLChoke from backRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
11258John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12228Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12229Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12230Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12234Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12236Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12238Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12239Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12242Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12287Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12306Diego BispoDiego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12760Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12764Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12766Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
13007Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
13013Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13019Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13238Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13650Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13687Kauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13690Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13697John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14125UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15766Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
16025Igor TavaresWArm in ezekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
16032Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
16033Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
16037Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
16039Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16463Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16464Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16465Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
17289Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KG4F2018
17290Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Int. Pro77KGSF2018
17291Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KGF2018
17292Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia Int. ProABS4F2018
17293Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia Int. ProABSSF2018
17294Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia Int. ProABSF2018
17714Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
17987Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
17993Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
17997Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
18000Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
18181Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
18185Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPointsBrasilia Open82KGSF2018
18187F. BarbarottiWN/ABrasilia Open82KGF2018
18194Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
18196Pedro EliasPedro EliasWReferee DecisionBrasilia OpenABS4F2018
18198Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018
18835Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
19840Raylan MoreiraWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KGR12019
19842Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGR22019
20173Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20969Almir Jr.WPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
20971Marcelo MarquesWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
20973Emerson MeloWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21660Yan SilveiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
21667Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
21668Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2019

Yan Lucas vs Valterdan

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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