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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

67 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (12%)
  • 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
27 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • 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
RNC
10
1
#fad11b
Estima lock
10
1
#f58822
Armbar
10
1
#224aba
Ezekiel
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Yan Lucas Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11285John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11291Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
12118Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12301Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12307Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12353Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12372Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12832Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12838Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
13095Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13319Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13337Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13408Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13735Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13775Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
14215Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
14244Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
15335Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
17904Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17908Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
18199Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
18793Pedro RamalhoPedro RamalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGR12019
19085Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
20142Bruno BressanLPointsBrasileiro76KG4F2019
20482Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR22019
22137Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGF2019
22275Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLChoke from backRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2019
22404Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliLReferee DecisionSouth American88KGSF2019
11289John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12292Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12293Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12294Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12298Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12300Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12302Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12303Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12306Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12351Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12370Diego BispoDiego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12831Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12835Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12837Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
13081Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
13087Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13093Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13316Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13732Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13769Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13772Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13779John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14213UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15895Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
16161Igor TavaresWArm in EzekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
16168Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
16169Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
16173Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
16175Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16608Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16609Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16610Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
17462Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Pro77KG4F2018
17463Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Pro77KGSF2018
17464Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Pro77KGF2018
17465Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia ProABS4F2018
17466Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia ProABSSF2018
17467Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia ProABSF2018
17907Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
18183Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18189Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
18193Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
18196Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
18387Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
18391Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusWPointsBrasilia Open82KGSF2018
18393F. BarbarottiWN/ABrasilia Open82KGF2018
18400Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
18402Pedro EliasPedro EliasWReferee DecisionBrasilia OpenABS4F2018
18404Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018
19084Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGRR2019
20128Raylan MoreiraWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KGR12019
20130Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGR22019
20471Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12019
21322Almir Jr.WPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21324Marcelo MarquesWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
21326Emerson MeloWPointsColiseu JJ85KGRR2019
22127Yan SilveiraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22134Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22135Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22400Luan MartinaWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American88KGR12019
22402Flavio JunqueiraFlavio JunqueiraWPts: 2x0South American88KG4F2019
22423Ricardo RochaWPts: 5x0South AmericanABSR12019
22426Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 2x2, AdvSouth AmericanABS4F2019
22428Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSSF2019
22429Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSF2019
22520Thiago MartinianoWPointsSalvador SPO88KGSF2019
22522William MartinsWPointsSalvador SPO88KGF2019

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