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Lucas Protasio - A Young IBJJF World Champion

Lucas Protasio - A Young IBJJF World Champion

1. Lucas Protasia’s Details

Lucas Protasia’s Details
Name Lucas Andre Galvao Protasio
Nickname Procop
Born Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil
Date of Birth May 07, 2000
Weight Division Welterweight
76KG/ 168.0lbs
Last Weight-in N/A
Height N/A
Disclosed Career Earnings N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Position Well Rounded
Head Coach Thiago and Bruno Barreto
University N/A
Lineage 1


Lineage 2
Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Roberto Traven > Muzio de Angelis > Burtom Deivisom > Thiago Barreto > Lucas Protásio
Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Chico Mansur > José Neto > Bruno Barreto > Lucas Protásio
Fighting out of California
Team Association Checkmat
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2. Lucas Protasio’s Biography

Lucas Protasio is one of the top BJJ black belt grapplers. He started his BJJ journey inspired by his father, Clovis Protasio. His father trained him initially, and then he was trained under different top coaches and was finally promoted to black belt under coaches Thiago and Bruno Baretto in 2021. Protasio is a strong competitor; he has won multiple awards in national and international GI and NoGi tournaments during his colored and black belt ranks. His highest achievements to date are the IBJJF World, Pan, UAE Grand Slam, AJP Tour, and European Championships.

2.1. Lucas Protasio’s Early Life

Lucas Protasio was born on May 07, 2000, in Rio Grande do Norte, a state on Brazil’s far northeastern tip. Since his childhood, Jiu-jitsu has been a significant part of his life because his father, Clovis Protasio, was also a BJJ black belt fighter. Protasio was inspired by his father and decided to pursue Jiu-Jitsu as his career. At this time, Protasio joined the judo club. He practiced judo for seven years. On his 14th birthday, Jiu-Jitsu training classes grabbed his attention as BJJ was quite a popular sport in his region. At first, he started his Jiu-Jitsu training under his father’s guidance. Soon after, he joined Gracie Barra Cohabinal Training Academy and trained under Bruno Ramos, the founder of this academy and a top BJJ black belt athlete.

2.2. Lucas Protasio’s Rank Advancement

While training under Bruno Romas, Protasio was promoted from white to blue belt. In his blue belt, he was awarded a silver medal in the European Open. This win motivated the young boy, and he started working harder. He then joined the ZR team, which has the most talented fighters. He was trained under Diego Ramalho, who graded Lucas from blue to purple belt. In his purple, his highest achievements were winning titles at the IBJJF Pan and World Championships. From there, he started training with Ricardo Oliveira. Finally, he joined the Checkmat Academy and continued his BJJ training from Thiago and Bruno Barreto. He got his brown belt, but due to Covid 19, he could not compete. Thiago and Bruno Baretto promoted him from brown to black belt in May 2021.

2.3. BJJ Changed Lucas Potasio’s Life

Protasio shared that BJJ has completely transformed his life. Because of this sport, he can travel worldwide and explore new places, which develops his culture and personal growth. He said that his passion for BJJ increases every day as it brings new challenges, making him more physically and mentally robust and focused. In one of his interviews, he tells how dedicated he has become towards BJJ and how he feels after he achieved success. He said:

“It is impossible to describe the sense of victory. But when the feeling was combined with the reward, it all became even more delightful. You get inspired to work harder for the titles because you feel important. Having a clear understanding of my career and accomplishments after achieving the rankings, I can now see how Jiu-Jitsu can help individuals who put a lot of effort into it. Jiu-Jitsu helped me transform my life. And when I mention rewards, I don't mean financial ones; instead, I mean ethical values”.

2.4. Lucas Protasio’s BJJ Top Achievements

Lucas Protasio has quickly succeeded in his BJJ career. He is one of the top young athletes in Jiu-Jitsu. During his colored belts, he won multiple national and international tournaments, including the IBJJF European Open, World Championship, Pan Championship, and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam. After getting promoted to black belt, he competed in Gi and NoGi tournaments, securing medals. He performed best during the AJP Tour 2022-2023, achieving numerous medals. After winning the tournament, he said:

“I'm going after the goal and can't stop. As long as God allows me to get up after my falls, I'll stand for another fight, looking for achievements. I can’t wait to get on the mat dozens of times this year”.

2.5. Lucas Protasio’s Professional Record

Lucas Protasio has become a top-class BJJ black belt grappler. He has a professional record of 91 wins and 18 losses since the beginning of his career in BJJ as a black belt. He was a champion in the AJP Tour 2022, winning against elite athletes.

3. Lucas Protasio’s Historic Fights

3.1. Lucas Protasio vs Max Lindblad

In the 2023 London Fall Open, a ten-minute thrilling match occurred between Lucas Protasio and Max Lindblad. Protasio contrasts jiu-jitsu techniques against his opponent by keeping him in a mounted position throughout the match and winning by points. Protasio was awarded a gold medal in this tournament.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 London Fall Open Max Lindblad W Pts: 2x1 F 82KG

3.2. Lucas Protasio vs Micael Galvao

In the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, Lucas Protasio and Michael Galvao held a five-minute grappling fight. Protasio first attacked his partner with a triangle, but Galvao opted for a kneebar, holding his opponent and winning the match.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Micael Galvao L Kneebar 4F 77KG

3.3. Lucas Protasio vs Victor Nithael

In the 2022 Rio Summer Open, Lucas Protasio and Victor Nithael have a grappling fight in the finals. The fight started with a half-guard by Nathael. Protasio attacked his opponent with leg lock variations and won the grappling match with a rear naked choke.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Rio Summer Open Victor Nithael W RNC F 76KG

3.4. Lucas Protasio vs Andre Luiz

In the 2022 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Competition Semi-finals, a grappling fight occurred between two Brazilian fighters, Lucas Protasio, and Andre Luiz, under the 77KG division. Within three minutes of the fight, Protasio gained two points by mounting his opponent. He performed an overlook armlock. Luiz passed the guard, but Protasio won the fight.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Abu Dhabi World Pro Jiu-Jitsu Andre Luiz W Referee Decision 3RD 77KG

3.5. Lucas Protasio vs Nejc Hodnik

In the 2023 IBJJF London Fall Open, an interesting match occurred between two great grapplers, Lucas Protasio and Nejc Hodnik. It was a tough competition as both were quite strong and tried hard for submission. Hoddnik mounted his opponent to take hold of him, but Protasio released himself using the double armlock. The fight lasted ten minutes, and Protasio won the match by points.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 London Fall Open Njec Hodnik W Pts: 4x0 SF 82KG

4. Lucas Protasio’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight/Division
2017 IBJJF European Open SilverSilver Medal Icon N/A
2018 IBJJF World Championship GoldGold Medal Icon 76KG
2018 IBJJF European Open BronzeBronze Medal Icon N/A
2019 IBJJF World Championship BronzeBronze Medal Icon N/A
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship BronzeBronze Medal Icon N/A
2019 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro BronzeBronze Medal Icon N/A
2020 IBJJF European Open BronzeBronze Medal Icon N/A
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix NoGi GoldGold Medal Icon 77KG
2023 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu SilverSilver Medal Icon 82KG
2023 European Jiu-Jitsu NoGi BronzeBronze Medal Icon 79KG
2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam BronzeBronze Medal Icon 77KG

4.1. Lucas Protasio’s Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2021 Sul Americano Black 1st place
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Black 1st place
2022 AJP Tour UAE Black 1st place
2022 AJP Tour Asia Black 1st place
2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix NoGi Black 1st place
2023 Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Black 2nd place
2023 European Jiu-Jitsu NoGi Black 3rd place
2023 Rome Open Black 1st place
2023 AJP Tour-North America Black 1sp place
2023 London Fall Open Black 1st place
2023 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Black 3rd place

4.2. Lucas Protasio’s Main Achievements (Colored Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2017 IBJJF European Open Blue 3rd place
2017 IBJJF European Open Blue 2nd place
2018 IBJJF World Championship Blue 1st place
2018 AJP Grand Slam, LDN Blue 1st place
2018 IBJJF European Open Blue 3rd place
2018 IBJJF World Championship Blue 1st place
2018 IBJJF European Open Blue 3rd place
2018 IBJJF World Championship Blue 3rd place
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple 3rd place
2019 AJP Grand Slam, ABD Purple 2nd place
2019 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro Purple 3rd place
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple 2nd place
2019 AJP Grand Slam, LA Purple 1st place
2019 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st place
2019 AJP Grand Slam, MSK Brown 3rd place
2019 AJP Grand Slam, RJ Brown 3rd place
2019 AJP Grand Slam, LDN Brown 1st place
2020 IBJJF European Open Brown 3rd place
2020 AJP Grand Slam, ABD Brown 2nd place

4.3. Lucas Protasio’s Main Achievements (Juvenile)

Year Event Position
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st place
2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 2nd place
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st place
2017 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (Absolute) 3rd place

5. Lucas Protasio’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

108 matches 90 wins 18 losses
By points 65 9
By advantages 5 1
By submission 16 6
By decision 3 1
By penalties 0 0
By DQ 1 1

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods 16 Wins 6 Losses
Reverse Triangle 1 0
Armbar 4 1
Choke from Back 5 1
RNC 1 1
KneeBar 1 1
Toe Hold 1 0
Yoko Sankaku 0 1
Submission 2 0
Botinha 1 0
Guillotine 0 1

6. Lucas Protasio’s BJJ Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Leandro Lima L DQ Sul Americano 76KG 4F 2021
Guilherme Rocha W Pts: 4x1 Joao Pessoa Pro 77KG SF 2021
Jackson Bernardo W Pts: 5x0 Joao Pessoa Pro 77KG F 2021
Guthierry Barbosa D --- Copa Podio 76KG RR 2021
Michael Sheenan W Reverse triangle Copa Podio 76KG RR 2021
Rafael Japa W Kneebar Copa Podio 76KG RR 2021
Vinicius Pereira W Choke from back Copa Podio 76KG RR 2021
Luciano Bernert L Pts: 6x4 Copa Podio 76KG SF 2021
Felipe Santos L Pts: 6x2 Copa Podio 76KG 3RD 2021
Carlos Rodrigues W Pts: 7x5 Grand Slam RJ 77KG R1 2021
Leandro Rounaud Lima W Pts: 4x4 Grand Slam RJ 77KG 8F 2021
Mica Galvao L Kneebar Grand Slam RJ 77KG 4F 2021
Lucas Gualberto L Pts: 2x2 Grand Slam RJ 77KG RPC 2021
Servio Tulio W Pts: 6x2 Balneario Open 82KG 4F 2021
Matheus Batista W Pts: 2x0 Balneario Open 82KG SF 2021
Rhuan Duarte W Pts: 9x0 Balneario Open 82KG F 2021
Yago Espindola W Pts: 2x0 JASC 76KG F 2021
Harryson Pereira W Referee Decision JASC ABS F 2021
Jeferson Ramos W Pts: 2x0 Florianopolis Pro 77KG 4F 2021
Vitor Sotini W Pts: 2x0 Florianopolis Pro 77KG SF 2021
Wesley Possamai W Pts: 4x0 Florianopolis Pro 77KG F 2021
Wesley Possamai W Pts: 10x2 Florianopolis Pro LWA SF 2021
Jadson Araujo W Pts: 8x0 Rio SMO 76KG R1 2022
Leo Domingos W Armbar Rio SMO 76KG 4F 2022
Vitor Sotini W Pts: 9x0 Rio SMO 76KG SF 2022
Victor Nithael W RNC Rio SMO 76KG F 2022
Roberto Jimenez L RNC Rio SMNGO 79KG R1 2022
Diogo Oliveira W Pts: 3x2 Rio SMNGO ABS 4F 2022
Pedro Alex L Points Rio SMNGO ABS SF 2022
Richard Filho W Pts: 2x0 ADCC BR1 Trials 77KG R1 2022
Alessandro Botelho W Pts: 3x0 ADCC BR1 Trials 77KG R2 2022
Jefferson Pontes W Pts: 2x0 ADCC BR1 Trials 77KG R3 2022
JZ Cavalcante W Referee Decision ADCC BR1 Trials 77KG 4F 2022
Mica Galvao L Yoko sankaku ADCC BR1 Trials 77KG SF 2022
Gyula Szabo W Pts: 2x0 European Open 76KG R2 2022
Espen Mathiesen L Pts: 2x2, Adv European Open 76KG 4F 2022
Kevin Enz W Pts: 8x2 Amsterdam Pro 77KG 4F 2022
Antonio Buchwald W Pts: 5x1 Amsterdam Pro 77KG SF 2022
Ellis Younger W Pts: 1x0 Amsterdam Pro 77KG F 2022
Gyula Szabo W Pts: 2x0 Grand Slam LDN 77KG R1 2022
Israel Sousa W Pts: 4x4 Grand Slam LDN 77KG 4F 2022
Luiz Paulo W Pts: 3x3 Grand Slam LDN 77KG SF 2022
Ademir Barreto W Pts: 9x2 Grand Slam LDN 77KG F 2022
Marcos Martins L Guillotine BJJ Stars 88KG SPF 2022
Diego Vivaldo W Pts: 7x2 SA Cont. Pro 77KG 4F 2022
Vitor Sotini W Pts: 2x0 SA Cont. Pro 77KG SF 2022
Pablo Lavaselli L Pts: 3x0 SA Cont. Pro 77KG F 2022
Andre Cantanhede L Pts: 3x1 Grand Slam AD 77KG 4F 2022
Tiago Bravo W Pts: 5x1 Grand Slam AD 77KG RPC 2022
Jonatham Silva W Toe hold Grand Slam AD 77KG RPC 2022
Adriano Araujo W Pts: 8x7 Grand Slam AD 77KG 3RD 2022
Krzysztof Suchorabski W Pts: 3x2 Hungary Pro 76KG SF 2022
Gyula Szabo W Pts: 3x0 Hungary Pro 76KG F 2022
Ygor Rodrigues W Pts: 3x0 Grand Slam RJ 77KG R2 2022
Murilo Mota W Pts: 1x0 Grand Slam RJ 77KG 8F 2022
Luiz Santos W Pts: 2x1 Grand Slam RJ 77KG 4F 2022
Natan Chueng W Pts: 1x0 Grand Slam RJ 77KG SF 2022
Luiz Paulo W Pts: 1x1 Grand Slam RJ 77KG F 2022
Ben Moyal W Pts: 4x1 EU Cont Pro 77KG RR 2022
Ben Moyal W Pts: 9x0 EU Cont Pro 77KG RR 2022
Zubair Doty W Armbar UAE Nat Pro 77KG 4F 2022
Yago Souza W Pts: 9x0 UAE Nat Pro 77KG SF 2022
Adriano Araujo W Pts: 6x0 UAE Nat Pro 77KG F 2022
Iago Carvalho W Pts: 7x1 Asia Pro 77KG 4F 2022
Jonatham Silva W Botinha Asia Pro 77KG SF 2022
Andre Cantanhede W Pts: 3x0 Asia Pro 77KG F 2022
Constantinos Belegratis W Pts: 12x0 NoGi GP Rome 77KG SF 2022
Ali Monfaradi W Pts: 13x7 NoGi GP Rome 77KG F 2022
Caio Silva W N/A South American 82KG R1 2022
Gabriel Machado W Pts: 2x0 South American 82KG 4F 2022
Luiz Santos W Pts: 0x0, Adv South American 82KG SF 2022
Elder Gomes W DQ South American 82KG F 2022
Nartay Kazhekov W Pts: 7x4 World Pro 77KG 8F 2022
Islam Mamilov W Pts: 3x0 World Pro 77KG 4F 2022
Andre Cantanhede W Pts: 4x2 World Pro 77KG SF 2022
Max Lindblad W Pts: 1x0 World Pro 77KG F 2022
Bruno Gambim W Choke from back Balneario Open 82KG 4F 2022
Leandro Rounaud W Pts: 3x0 Balneario Open 82KG SF 2022
Pedro Maia W Pts: 0x0, Adv Balneario Open 82KG F 2022
Nicolas Felana W Armbar European Open 82KG R1 2023
Vinicius Martins W Armbar European Open 82KG 4F 2023
Tainan Dalpra L Choke from back European Open 82KG SF 2023
Joao Bezerra W Pts: 2x1 AJPGD LDN 77KG 4F 2023
Max Lindblad L Pts: 5x2 AJPGD LDN 77KG SF 2023
Krzysztof S. W Pts: 3x1 AJPGD LDN 77KG RPC 2023
Andre Cantanhede W Referee Decision AJPGD LDN 77KG 3RD 2023
Igor Silva W Submission SA Cont Pro 77KG 8F 2023
Jadson Araujo W Submission SA Cont Pro 77KG 4F 2023
Luiz Santos W Pts: 4x1 SA Cont Pro 77KG SF 2023
Marcelo Marques W Pts: 3x0 SA Cont Pro 77KG F 2023
Mohammad Fahmi W Pts: 2x0 ADGS ABD 77KG 4F 2023
Adriano Araujo L Pts: 3x1 ADGS ABD 77KG SF 2023
Artem Kaygarodov L Pts: 3x1 ADGS ABD 77KG RPC 2023
Saul Sanchez W Choke from back Vila Real Pro 77KG SF 2023
Leandro Paivo W Injury Vila Real Pro 77KG F 2023
Saul Sanchez W Choke from back Vila Real Pro ABS SF 2023
Alberto Guzman W Choke from back Vila Real Pro ABS F 2023
Njec Hodnik W Pts: 4x0 London FO 82KG SF 2023
Max Lindblad W Pts: 4x0 London FO 82KG F 2023
Igor Carlos W Pts: 2x2, Adv London FNGO 79KG SF 2023
Jakub Najdek W Pts: 5x0 London FNGO 79KG F 2023
Lasse Rahkolin W Pts: 8x0 Rome Open 82KG 4F 2023
Nicola Castellano W Pts: 3x0 Rome Open 82KG SF 2023
Mathieu Houang W Pts: 0x0, Adv European NoGi 79KG 8F 2023
Igor Carlos W Pts: 0x0, Adv European NoGi 79KG 4F 2023
Mateusz Szczecinski L Armbar European NoGi 79KG SF 2023
Nartay Kazhekov W Pts: 5x0 World Pro 77KG 8F 2023
Max Lindblad W Pts: 2x1 World Pro 77KG 4F 2023
Andre Cantanhede W Pts: 2x1 World Pro 77KG SF 2023
Pedro Ramalho L Referee Decision World Pro 77KG F 2023

7. Lucas Protasio’s Top Fights

Espen Mathiesen v Lucas Protasio / European 2022

Lucas Protasio VS Andy Murasaki / World Championship 2019

Lucas Protasio v Elder Júnior / Sul-Americano 2022

Lucas Protasio v Rhuan Duarte / Balneário Camboriú Open 2021

Pedro Ramalho vs Lucas Protasio -77Kg ABU DHABI WORLD PRO JIU-JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP 2023

Photo credit: @lucasprotasiojj

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