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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

50 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (58%)
  • 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
21 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

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
11151John CombsJohn CombsLGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11157Carlos FariasCarlos FariasLPointsLong Beach OpenABSSF2016
11931Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12108Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCChicago Sp. OpenABSF2017
12114Josh HingerJosh HingerLGuillotineChicago Sp. NoGiABSSF2017
12157Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsNY Spring Open76KGSF2017
12176Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 2x2, AdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2017
12626Gottrell KingLDQLas Vegas Open88KGSF2017
12632Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLAdvLas Vegas OpenABSF2017
12874Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x0World Champ.76KGSF2017
13094Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLTriangleAmerican Nats82KGF2017
13111Dany GerardDany GerardLN/AAmerican NatsABSR12017
13179Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLEstima lockFIVE Super LeagueN/ASPF2017
13495Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLArmbarSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13535Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA77KGSF2017
13951Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLEzekielSJJIF Worlds82KGF2017
13979Gabriel ProcopioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGSF2017
14969Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
17286Chaise OlimpioLPointsManaus Open82KGF2018
17290Felipe MatosLN/AManaus OpenABSF2018
17549Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGF2018
11155John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
12099Vinicius CanabarroWPts: 14x0Chicago Sp. Open82KGSF2017
12100Steven PattersonWPts: 8x2Chicago Sp. Open82KGF2017
12101Gabriel GoulartGabriel GoulartWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABSR12017
12105Ross DanielsWAdvChicago Sp. OpenABS4F2017
12107Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 2x0Chicago Sp. OpenABSSF2017
12109Gregory WalkerWAdvChicago Sp. NoGi79KGRR2017
12110Gregory WalkerWTriangleChicago Sp. NoGi79KGF2017
12113Aiazbek MustakovWToe holdChicago Sp. NoGiABS4F2017
12155Rafael RosendoWPointsNY Spring Open76KG4F2017
12174Diego BispoWN/ANY Spring OpenABSR12017
12625Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x0Las Vegas Open88KG4F2017
12629Jonathan AresWChokeLas Vegas OpenABS4F2017
12631Vitor ToledoWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2017
12860Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2017
12866Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
12872Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2017
13091Piter SilvaWAdvAmerican Nats82KG4F2017
13492Sergio RiosWPointsSan Diego Pro82KGR12017
13529Kauan BarbozaWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12017
13532Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13539John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
13949UnknownWPointsSJJIF Worlds82KGSF2017
15457Demerson PereiraWPointsTriangle 482KGSPF2018
15715Igor TavaresWArm in ezekielBrasileiro76KGR12018
15722Yuri AbreuWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KG8F2018
15723Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo ConceicaoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KG4F2018
15727Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2018
15729Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGF2018
16146Celso RicardoWPointsBH Winter Open82KG4F2018
16147Ygor DantasWTriangleBH Winter Open82KGSF2018
16148Vagner AzevedoWPointsBH Winter Open82KGF2018
16890Bernardo DibWPts: 2x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KG4F2018
16891Wellington MendesWChokeBrasilia Int. Pro77KGSF2018
16892Tassio BispoWPts: 8x0Brasilia Int. Pro77KGF2018
16893Tassio BispoWChokeBrasilia Int. ProABS4F2018
16894Moises EuladioWSubmissionBrasilia Int. ProABSSF2018
16895Jorge NakamuraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasilia Int. ProABSF2018
17289Tyrone GoncalvesWN/AManaus OpenABSSF2018
17533Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12018
17539Vitor CorteWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22018
17543Marlus SalgadoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2018
17546Bruno TostoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2018
17715Celso RicardoWN/ABrasilia Open82KG4F2018
17719Alexandre JesusWN/ABrasilia Open82KGSF2018
17721Fabricio BarbarottiWN/ABrasilia Open82KGF2018
17724Lucas RoccoWN/ABrasilia OpenABSR12018
17726Pedro EliasWN/ABrasilia OpenABS4F2018
17728Pedro EliasWN/ABrasilia OpenABSSF2018
17729Raul AlmeidaWClock chokeBrasilia OpenABSF2018

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