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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*)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RIO (2018 / 2019 / 2020)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)

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

126 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    62 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    21 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    19 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
18
4
#86e620
Choke
18
4
#5AD3D1
Submission
14
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
2
#fad11b
Brabo choke
5
1
#f58822
Inside heel hook
5
1
#224aba
Guillotine
5
1
#ff9124
Darce choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Breat cutter
5
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
5
1
#fad223
Arm in Ezekiel
5
1
#03861f
Clock choke
5
1
#039a1f
Bread cutter
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
50 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    14 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (4%)

14 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
21
3
#86e620
Armbar
21
3
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
14
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
14
2
#fad11b
RNC
7
1
#f58822
Estima lock
7
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
7
1
#ff9124
Tarikoplata
7
1
14
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yan Lucas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11312John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11318Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
12150Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12333Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12339Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12385Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12404Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12865Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12871Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
13128Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13352Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13370Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13441Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13771Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13811Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
14256Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
14285Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
15394Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
16757Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 4x0SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17987Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17991Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
18293Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
18893Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGR12019
19203Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
20279Bruno BressanLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2019
20624Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR22019
21477Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLAdvColiseu JJ85KGSF2019
22312Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2019
22457Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLChoke from backRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
22587Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLReferee DecisionSouth American88KGSF2019
24721Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2020
27318Higor LimaHigor LimaLPts: 3x2Goiania ProLWASF2021
28052Wallisson OliveiraLReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGR12021
28554Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
28564Alex MunisAlex MunisLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG3RD2021
30152Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 0x0, PenSul BrasileiroABS4F2022
30791Enderson DiasEnderson DiasLPts: 2x0Dallas Open88KG4F2022
30809Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLPts: 6x2Dallas OpenABSSF2022
31693Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2022
32637Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosLPts: 2x0Denver Open88KGF2022
32945Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLTarikoplataWorld Champ.82KG8F2022
34000Luiz PauloLuiz PauloLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2022
35922Francisco LoFrancisco LoLTriangleHouston FO88KGSF2022
35932Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLDQHouston FOABSF2022
37175Herico PintoLPts: 2x0North East BRAABSF2023
37375Rolando SamsonRolando SamsonLArmbarAustin WO82KGF2023
37388Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 2x2, AdvAustin WOABSSF2023
38519R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLReferee DecisionPan AmericanO100KGR12023
39246Shane FishmanLN/AChicago SPO88KGF2023
41592Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionAustin SMOABSSF2023
42481Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLArmbarIBJJF GP82KGSPF2023
11316John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12324Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12325Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12326Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12330Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12332Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12334Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12335Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12338Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12383Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12402Diego BispoDiego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12864Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12868Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12870Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
13114Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
13120Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13126Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13349Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13768Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13805Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13808Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13815John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14254UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15954Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
16221Igor TavaresWArm in EzekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
16228Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
16229Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
16233Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
16235Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16669Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16670Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16671Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
16755NAWPointsSP BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17536Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Pro77KG4F2018
17537Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Pro77KGSF2018
17538Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Pro77KGF2018
17539Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia ProABS4F2018
17540Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia ProABSSF2018
17541Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia ProABSF2018
17990Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
18277Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18283Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
18287Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
18290Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
18486Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
18490Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPointsBrasilia Open82KGSF2018
18492Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWTriangleBrasilia Open82KGF2018
18499Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
18500Pedro EliasPedro EliasWReferee DecisionBrasilia OpenABS4F2018
18502Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018
19202Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20265Raylan MoreiraWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KGR12019
20267Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGR22019
20613Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
21472Almir Jr.WPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21474Marcelo MarquesWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21476Emerson MeloWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
22302Yan SilveiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22309Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22310Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22583Luan MartinaWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American88KGR12019
22585Flavio JunqueiraFlavio JunqueiraWPts: 2x0South American88KG4F2019
22606Ricardo RochaWPts: 5x0South AmericanABSR12019
22609Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x2, AdvSouth AmericanABS4F2019
22611Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSSF2019
22612Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSF2019
22708Thiago MartinianoWPointsSalvador SPO88KGSF2019
22710William MartinsWPointsSalvador SPO88KGF2019
24700Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12020
24711Jose DiasWBread cutterGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2020
24716Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2020
24719Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2020
27309Yuri AbreuWReferee DecisionGoiania Pro77KG4F2021
27310Lucas BritoWPts: 2x1Goiania Pro77KGSF2021
27311Cicero AlencarWPts: 6x1Goiania Pro77KGF2021
28542Davi MenezesWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28549Reyson LimaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28561Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
28562Leon BritoLeon BritoWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
30138Andrey AndradeWChoke from backSul Brasileiro88KG4F2022
30141Wellington LuisWellington LuisWReferee DecisionSul Brasileiro88KGSF2022
30142Rhuan DuarteWBrabo chokeSul Brasileiro88KGF2022
30160Mauricio MeloWInside heel hookS Brasileiro NG85KGF2022
30161Arthur MendesWGuillotineS Brasileiro NGABS4F2022
30162Leo GoncalvesWPts: 2x0S Brasileiro NGABSSF2022
30164Pierpaolo ChiappeWPointsS Brasileiro NGABSF2022
30805Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWPointsDallas OpenABS4F2022
30954Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWReferee DecisionLA Open88KG4F2022
31688Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGR12022
31690Matheus LunaMatheus LunaWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KG4F2022
32636Aaron TiegsWPts: 9x0Denver Open88KGSF2022
32937Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KGR12022
33979Jadson AraujoWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22022
33992Jadson AraujoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2022
33997Andre CantanhedeWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2022
34005Luiz SantisWPts: 1x1Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2022
34006Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG3RD2022
35930Wellington DiasWellington DiasWN/AHouston FOABSSF2022
37168Nixon SegundoWPts: 3x2North East BRA85KGSF2023
37169Fabricio GomesWSubmissionNorth East BRA85KGF2023
37173Macksuel MacielWPts: 1x1North East BRAABS4F2023
37174Fabricio GomesWPts: 5x2North East BRAABSSF2023
37374Rehan MuttalibWPts: 2x0Austin WO82KGSF2023
37795Gabriel AraujoWChoke from backMemphis OpenO100KGRR2023
37797Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWPts: 2x2, AdvMemphis OpenO100KGF2023
37815Michael LaciWDarce chokeMemphis NGO79KGRR2023
37817Omer EmanoelyWPts: 0x0, AdvMemphis NGO79KGF2023
37933Steffen BantaSteffen BantaWReferee DecisionDallas OpenABS4F2023
37936Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWReferee DecisionDallas OpenABSF2023
39262Breno DamieriWPointsChicago SPOABS4F2023
39266R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 0x0, AdvChicago SPOABSSF2023
39270Erick CardosoWAdvChicago SPNG85KGF2023
41578Lucas ValleWReferee DecisionAustin SMO82KGSF2023
41580Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWPts: 3x0Austin SMO82KGF2023
41609Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWAdvAustin NGO97KGF2023
44022Gustavo EvangelistaWPointsHouston FOABS4F2023
44571Guilherme SampaioWBreat cutterNOrleans FO82KGF2023
45566Austin OrandayWN/AWaco Open88KGF2023
45571An VuWN/AWaco OpenABS4F2023
46488Elijah PizarroWPts: 2x0Austin WO82KGSF2024
46489Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWDQAustin WO82KGF2024
46502Joseph WarnerWChokeAustin WOABS4F2024
46503Marlon TanakaWTriangleAustin WOABSSF2024
46505Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesWReferee DecisionAustin WOABSF2024
46672Gilberto SaraivaWPts: 0x0, PenNOrleans OpenABS4F2024
46677Jose JuremaWPts: 2x0NOrleans OpenABSF2024

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