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

38 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke
38
3
#86e620
Triangle
25
2
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
13
1
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
13
1
#fad11b
Submission
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (28%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (6%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
25
2
#86e620
Choke from back
13
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
13
1
#d1212a
Triangle
13
1
#fad11b
Estima lock
13
1
#f58822
Armbar
13
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yan Lucas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11123John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11129Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
11878Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12055Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12061Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12104Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12123Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12571Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12577Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
12817Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13037Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13054Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13120Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13424Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13462Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13877Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
13905Gabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
14884Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
11127John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12046Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12047Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12048Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12052Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12054Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12056Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12057Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12060Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12102Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12121Diego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12570Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12574Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12576Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
12803Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
12809Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
12815Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13034Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13421Sergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13456Kauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13459Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13466John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
13875UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15368Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
15620Igor TavaresWArm in ezekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
15627Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
15628Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
15632Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
15634Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16050Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16051Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16052Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
16782Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KG4F2018
16783Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Int. Pro77KGSF2018
16784Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KGF2018
16785Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia Int. ProABS4F2018
16786Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia Int. ProABSSF2018
16787Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia Int. ProABSF2018

Yan Lucas vs Valterdan

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