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Lucas Dos Santos Pinheiro (born 11 February 1994 in Manaus, Amazon, Brazil) is a black belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete who competes professionally for the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Team in the United States.

  1. Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 30, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship looks to be an action-packed event, filled with several highly-anticipated black belt matches. While many division finals and semifinals may still be difficult to determine, there are a few matches in the early rounds of each division which stand out as must-watch jiu-jitsu. Here are some of the most exciting matches in the opening two rounds.
  2. Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Aug 18, 2021

    The rosters for the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship are stacked with returning champions, fan favorites, and rookies looking to break out. Some of the divisions have clear cut favorites to win gold, while others are harder to call. Here are our predictions for the favorites to reach the top of the podium, the dark horses who could steal the show, and the disruptors who could make things difficult for their division cohorts.
  3. MMA Report: Buchecha's Debut & The Next Wave of Jiu-Jitsu Fighters

    MMA Report: Buchecha's Debut & The Next Wave of Jiu-Jitsu Fighters

    Aug 16, 2021

    The history of MMA is closely linked to the history of jiu-jitsu. The first UFC in 1993 was the brainchild of Rorion Gracie and acted as a promotional tool for his family's style of ground fighting. The explosive growth of the UFC helped take jiu-jitsu all over the world, turning a Brazilian off-shoot of an ancient Japanese martial art into a global phenomenon.
  4. Assassin Choke Specialist Baret Yoshida Returns For Fight To Win 183

    Assassin Choke Specialist Baret Yoshida Returns For Fight To Win 183

    Jun 29, 2021

    Fight to Win is back in San Diego on Friday, September 10 for Fight To Win 183. In the main event, the Assassin Choke master, Baret Yoshida returns to see if he can tangle and strangle another opponent; this time Bernardo Pitel will be standing across from him.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Jun 14, 2021

    Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
  6. Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 28, 2021

    FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One is back in Austin, TX for another star-studded event. Tonight, Checkmat’s world champion heavyweight, Luiz Panza, will face Craig Jones, who is filling in for Gordon Ryan.
  7. Official Weigh-In Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Official Weigh-In Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 27, 2021

    All 18 athletes are weighed in and ready to go for FloGrappling’s no-gi grappling event, Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  8. Kendall Reusing and Talita Nogueira To Square Off At Fight To Win 173

    Kendall Reusing and Talita Nogueira To Square Off At Fight To Win 173

    May 27, 2021

    Fight to Win returns to Dallas, TX for another night of grappling on Friday, June 11. In the main event, 2021 No-Gi Pan champ Kendall Reusing, will face Talita Nogueira. Earlier in the evening, the top ranked roosterweight, Lucas Pinheiro will take on multiple time world champ Paulo Miyao.
  9. Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 24, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  10. Mikey Musumeci To Challenge No.1-Ranked Lucas Pinheiro At WNO On May 28

    Mikey Musumeci To Challenge No.1-Ranked Lucas Pinheiro At WNO On May 28

    May 4, 2021

    After a dominant display of jiu-jitsu against a top-10 ranked opponent, Mikey Musumeci is scheduled to return to FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One on Friday, May 28.
  11. Get Your Tickets To Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza on May 28

    Get Your Tickets To Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza on May 28

    May 4, 2021

    Once again, FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One will host a live audience on May 28.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  13. Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Mar 8, 2021

    The long-anticipated debut of heel hooks in the IBJJF no-gi format has finally arrived. The Dallas No-Gi Open went down on Sunday, March 7. It was a historic event as the first tournament in the history of the IBJJF to allow heel hooks for adult brown and black belts. 
  14. Rising Stars Take On Veterans: How To Watch Fight To Win 166

    Rising Stars Take On Veterans: How To Watch Fight To Win 166

    Mar 5, 2021

    This time, the "biggest party in grappling" is in Austin for a three-week residency, beginning with Fight to Win 166. 
  15. 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans Viewing Guide: Where And When To Watch The Big Names

    2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans Viewing Guide: Where And When To Watch The Big Names

    Nov 19, 2020

    The IBJJF just released the brackets for the 2020 No-Gi Pan Championships. The event kicks off on Saturday, Nov 21, and the black belts take the mats on Sunday, Nov 22. Want to make sure you don’t miss any of the action from your favorite athletes? Here are the key players, and when to tune in to catch their opening-round matches.