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Yan “Pica-Pau” Lucas

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

51 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
33
3
#86e620
Triangle
22
2
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
11
1
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
11
1
#fad11b
Submission
11
1
#f58822
Clock choke
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

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
11178John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11184Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
11964Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12142Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12148Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12194Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12213Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12664Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12670Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
12918Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13138Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13155Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13223Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13549Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13589Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
14017Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
14047Gabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
15043Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
17411Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17415Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
17686Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
18205Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGR12019
18462Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroDN/ACopa Podio77KGRR2019
11182John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12133Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12134Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12135Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12139Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12141Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12143Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12144Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12147Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12192Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12211Diego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12663Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12667Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12669Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
12904Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
12910Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
12916Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13135Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13546Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13583Kauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13586Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13593John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14015UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15536Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
15795Igor TavaresWArm in ezekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
15802Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
15803Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
15807Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
15809Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16226Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16227Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16228Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
17007Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KG4F2018
17008Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Int. Pro77KGSF2018
17009Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KGF2018
17010Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia Int. ProABS4F2018
17011Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia Int. ProABSSF2018
17012Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia Int. ProABSF2018
17414Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
17670Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
17676Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
17680Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
17683Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
17861Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
17865Alexandre JesusWN/ABrasilia Open82KGSF2018
17867Fabricio BarbarottiWN/ABrasilia Open82KGF2018
17873Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
17875Pedro EliasWN/ABrasilia OpenABS4F2018
17877Pedro EliasWN/ABrasilia OpenABSSF2018
17878Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018
18461Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPointsCopa Podio77KGRR2019

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