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Lucas Barbosa, nicknamed "Hulk", is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt competitor. He is an IBJJF World champion both gi and no-gi. Barbosa represents Atos Jiu-Jitsu and trains under Andre Galvao.

  1. Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Aug 2, 2021

    With Leandro Lo, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Micael Galvao, Rousimar Palhares and William Tackett, BJJBet’s middleweight no-gi Grand Prix was one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The show also featured a number of IBJJF World champions in gi superfights, with Matheus Gabriel, Tayane Porfirio and Nicholas Meregali all stepping onto the mat.
  2. BJJ Bet II Official Weigh-In Results

    BJJ Bet II Official Weigh-In Results

    Aug 1, 2021

    The weigh-ins for the BJJ Bet middleweight no-gi tournament took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with all eight competitors making weight.
  3. Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Jul 18, 2021

    Kaynan Duarte submitted Matheus Diniz with a cloverleaf leg lock just two minutes and three seconds into the main event at FloGrappling's Road To ADCC on Saturday, July 17.
  4. Live Updates & Results | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Live Updates & Results | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 17, 2021

    The first event of it's kind, FloGrappling's Road To ADCC is underway. ADCC champions, veterans and hopeful invitees will square off in six matches under the ADCC-finals ruleset. In the main event, the 2019 ADCC 88 kg champion, Matheus Diniz, will fight up in weight to take on the 2019 99+ kg champion, Kaynan Duarte. Duarte weighted in at 101.2 kg, which could be a significant advantage against Diniz, who weighted in at 93.4 kg. But Diniz is a master strategist in the ADCC ruleset, and has an opportunity to prove that again here.
  5. Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 16, 2021

    All 12 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Road To ADCC.
  6. Favorites, Underdogs & Value Bets | Road To ADCC Betting Lines

    Favorites, Underdogs & Value Bets | Road To ADCC Betting Lines

    Jul 6, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for FloGrappling’s Road to ADCC.
  7. BJJBet No-Gi Grand Prix Will Feature Grappling Legends & Future Stars

    BJJBet No-Gi Grand Prix Will Feature Grappling Legends & Future Stars

    Jul 1, 2021

    Nicholas Meregali is in the main event of BJJBet alongside Rider Zuchi, who is replacing Felipe Pena on short notice.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Grappling Bulletin: How Hulk Beat Diniz Even Though He Got Choked Out Cold

    Jun 28, 2021

    Nobody could have predicted the end of the no-gi match between Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa and Matheus Diniz at BJJ Stars VI. A candidate for the most surprising, complicated and controversial finish to a grappling match in living memory, Diniz put Barbosa to sleep with a choke but it was deemed to have been applied after time had run out. Below, I’ll attempt to clarify what happened and you can even see my analysis of the video to determine whether the choke was legit or not.
  9. Two Reigning ADCC Champs Square Off At Road To ADCC On July 17

    Two Reigning ADCC Champs Square Off At Road To ADCC On July 17

    Jun 19, 2021

    Two reigning ADCC champions are set to square off in an ADCC-rules superfight to headline FloGrappling’s Road to ADCC on July 17.Kaynan Duarte, 2019 +99 kg champion, will take on 88 kg champ Matheus Diniz in the main event.
  10. BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    BJJ Stars Returns: Pena vs Gaudio, Hulk vs Diniz & More! | How To Watch

    Jun 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch the upcoming BJJ Stars event on FloGrappling.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: IBJJF No-Gi Pans Big Winners & Taza's Disappointing DQ

    Grappling Bulletin: IBJJF No-Gi Pans Big Winners & Taza's Disappointing DQ

    May 17, 2021

    Some champions were ruthless in their pursuit of victory, catching nothing but submission at the 2021 IBJJF No-Gi Pans. Others were more content with barely doing enough to win gold. In this edition of the Grappling Bulletin we discuss the biggest winners from the 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship, and we highlight a destructive and disappointing trend that is starting to affect the no-gi competition scene.
  12. Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

    Black Belt Updates & Results: 2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championships

    May 15, 2021

    The IBJJF 2021 Pan No-Gi Championships is underway. The black belt divisions begin at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 15, and run all day long. We'll be updating the biggest news and most important results, and linking to the most exciting matches on this page all day. Keep this page refreshed throughout the day to remain up to date.
  13. Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Looks To Build On Nearly Perfect Record At No-Gi Pans

    Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Looks To Build On Nearly Perfect Record At No-Gi Pans

    May 12, 2021

    Four-time no-gi world champ Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa won his first Pan No-Gi gold in 2020, and he’s slated to return this year to defend that title. Hulk has proven nearly unbeatable in no-gi matches in the IBJJF format; he’s 35-1 as a black belt in the federation’s no-gi tournaments. But he hasn’t yet competed in the new IBJJF no-gi ruleset, which allows heel hooks and reaping. And though he’s never lost via heel hook in his career, the new metagame could give him a new test in this 12-man heavyweight division.
  14. Tex Johnson & Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Headline Fight to Win 174

    Tex Johnson & Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa Headline Fight to Win 174

    Apr 1, 2021

    Fight to Win is set to return to Atlanta on Friday, June 18, for another night of grappling superfights. In the main event, multiple-time no-gi world champion Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa will take on Aaron Tex Johnson in a battle of the heavyweights.
  15. Learn One Of Hulk's Best Takedowns From An Olympian | Technique Showcase

    Learn One Of Hulk's Best Takedowns From An Olympian | Technique Showcase

    Feb 13, 2021

    The the drop seoi nage, is one of the most commonly used takedowns among some of the best heavyweights. But the traditional version of the throw is not without its faults. The textbook variation of the throw requires the attacker to turn his back to his opponent, giving the defender an opening to counter.