picture of Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa

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: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title

    Jul 5, 2022

    America’s birthday weekend doesn’t get as much attention in other parts of the world. While fireworks went off in the Land of the Free, there were two major events in Europe: London played host to RAW grappling and Honor Submission Challenge took place in Italy.
  2. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jul 4, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  3. ADCC Invitees & Europe's Top Talents Coming To Raw Grappling 2

    ADCC Invitees & Europe's Top Talents Coming To Raw Grappling 2

    Jun 30, 2022

    RAW Grappling is back for another night of no-gi action in London. On Sunday, July 3, some of UK’s finest will defend their home turf against top-ranked grapplers from across the world, and ADCC-invitees will collide, each trying to set the tone for months to come.
  4. 25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC

    25-Second Sub Proves Gutemberg Pereira Will Be A Podium Contender At ADCC

    May 2, 2022

    Gutemberg Pereira was on a hot streak coming into his superfight against Fellipe Andrew at BJJ Stars 8. He went 4-0 at the 2nd South American ADCC Trials with a 100% submission rate; and he followed that up with back to back silver medal weekends in the gi, catching five submissions in five matches there.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars

    Grappling Bulletin: Mica Galvao Subs Hulk & Beats Leandro, Wins BJJ Stars

    May 2, 2022

    At only 18 years of age Mica Galvao is already one of the most-talked about athletes in jiu-jitsu. If you thought the attention he has received in any way unwarranted, last weekend's events would have put those doubts to bed.
  6. BJJ Stars 8 GP Bracket Have Been Released, And They're Everything We Wanted

    BJJ Stars 8 GP Bracket Have Been Released, And They're Everything We Wanted

    Apr 29, 2022

    BJJ Stars just announced the official bracket for tomorrow's middleweight grand prix live on Instagram, and there will be no need to wait for some of the best possible matches.
  7. After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8

    After 30-Month Layoff, Felipe Pena Set To Make No-Gi Return At BJJ Stars 8

    Apr 26, 2022

    Felipe Pena is set to return to no-gi competition for the first time in two and a half years when he takes on Henrique Ceconi at BJJ Stars 8 on Saturday, April 30 in Sao Paulo.
  8. Demian Maia To Compete In First Grappling Match in 15 Years At BJJ Stars

    Demian Maia To Compete In First Grappling Match in 15 Years At BJJ Stars

    Apr 25, 2022

    After fighting in the UFC for nearly 15 years, Demian Maia returns to grappling competition at BJJ Stars 8 on April 30 where he will face current UFC welterweight Alex 'Cowboy' Oliveira in a no-gi match as the main event of the evening.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Closeouts Continue, Could This Affect Other Events?

    Grappling Bulletin: Closeouts Continue, Could This Affect Other Events?

    Apr 25, 2022

    Here at FloGrappling we celebrated when the IBJJF announced that closeouts would result in forfeiture of both prize money and ranking points at the World Championships. But not everybody was so receptive.
  10. The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP

    The Veterans & Next Gen Talents Coming To BJJ Stars 8 Middleweight GP

    Apr 19, 2022

    Three IBJJF world champions will try to fend off some of the next generation’s fastest rising talent in the BJJ Stars 8 middleweight grand prix next weekend in Sao Paulo.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Galvao & Gordon Return, What Did We Learn?

    Grappling Bulletin: Galvao & Gordon Return, What Did We Learn?

    Mar 28, 2022

    The two protagonists of the upcoming ADCC superfight both returned to action after lengthy layoffs. Gordon Ryan appeared in the main event of Tezos WNO against up-and-comer Jacob Couch, while Andre Galvao took a grappling match on ONE Championship against their middleweight champion Reinier de Ridder. We’ll dive into what those matches looked like and examine what it could mean for their encounter later this year.
  12. Grappling Bulletin: Gi and No-Gi Is Colliding, And It's A Good Thing

    Grappling Bulletin: Gi and No-Gi Is Colliding, And It's A Good Thing

    Jan 31, 2022

    The future of grappling has never looked brighter. The frenzy of excitement for the ADCC 2022 World Championships shows no sign of abating, and it's still eight months away. The continued growth of WNO and other professional no-gi events means athletes have more opportunities to showcase their skills and earn money than ever before.
  13. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  15. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.