Lucas Valente: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Lucas Valente?
Lucas Valente Tobias is a Brazilian grappler in the IBJJF Middleweight division who is known as one of the toughest competitors of his time. Valente holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Vinicius Magalhaes and Marcelo Azevedo, and is one of the Gracie Barra team’s brightest stars.
Lucas is native to the homeland of Jiu Jitsu; Brazil. He grew up in Belo Horizonte, which is in Southeastern Brazil. His family was already devoted to martial arts before Lucas arrived at the party. He had an uncle who was a 4th degree black belt in karate, and one who was a 4th degree in BJJ. His childhood was surrounded with martial arts and many local figures in the combat sports world were around for Lucas to model his dreams after as he began to grow.
Given his immediate connection to “Draculino” Magalhaes, Valente was quickly drawn into the lifestyle of a competitive grappler. Soon, he was on a life path that would lead him around the world to compete. Eventually, Lucas decided to try a kids’ class at Gracie Barra Horizonte Belo and was hooked right away.
Valente first cut out a name for himself as he was battling it out in the lower ranks of the international scene. Here, he earned a reputation for being exceptionally creative and fun to watch, while still claiming big medals at major tournaments like the Brazilian Nationals and the IBJJF Pan American No Gi Championships as a colored belt.
Lucas took to the sport like a natural and was competing by the age of ten. After a couple of years of mopping the floor with his juvenile competition, Valente began to train and socialize with the adult training team. He earned a reputation for being exceptionally focused on technique, and was awarded his blue belt at 14 from Draculino and Azevedo.
Soon, Valente found himself visiting the United states more regularly so that he could train and enter the biggest tournaments that the sport has to offer internationally. He still took the opportunity to train with Vinicius Draculino when possible, and eventually wound up training in texas for a period of time. From Texas, Valente began to rack up medals as a colored belt with his eye on the impending professional circuit.
Valente soon got his wish, and in December 2017, he was promoted to black belt, again by Draculino. Since that time, Lucas has entered several tournaments and worked his way towards the top of the grappling scene. He’s knocking on the door of some major tournament victories and we can’t wait to see where he goes next!
How Old is Lucas Valente?
Lucas Valente was born on February 13 of 1996 in Brazil. He is 26 years old as of 2022.
Lucas Valente Family
Lucas comes from a long line of martial artists. Notably, one of his uncles has mastered striking as a fourth degree black belt in karate, while another had mastered the ground game with his fourth degree in Jiu Jitsu. Clearly, success on the mats was in Valente’s genes.
How Much is Lucas Valente Worth?
Lucas Valente’s net worth is not public information. He has committed his life to combat sports and is working hard to make an international name for himself. In addition to his work inside the gym, he’s also filming awesome and informative instructional content that breaks down the finer details of many of his setups, entries, and finishes.
How Tall is Lucas Valente?
As is often the case with grapplers, who record only their weight for competition, Lucas Valente’s height is not published.
How Much Does Lucas Valente Weigh?
Lucas Valente competes most often at 168 pounds, or about 76kg.
Lucas Valente Fight List
As a grappler, Lucas Valente has had far too many bouts to list them all here. To get an idea of his prowess on the mat, we can take a look at some of his proudest moments as a black belt in competition:
- 2018 IBJJF Houston Open - Gold
- 2019 Third Coast Grappling Championship - Gold
- 2019 SJJIF World Champion - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF American Nationals - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF Miami Fall Open - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF Dallas Spring Open - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF Nashville Fall Open - Gold
- 2019 IBJJF Houston Open - Double Gold
- 2019 IBJJF World Championship - Silver
- 2020 Place IBJJF Pan Championship - Bronze
- 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship - Silver
- 2021 IBJJF World Championship - Bronze
Lucas Valente's Best Fight of All Time
For fighters who grow up in the game, there’s so many matches to choose from that it becomes an exercise in futility. If we had to guess, one of the biggest moments in Valente’s career no was no doubt his victory over fellow rising star, Matheus Gabriel. The two squared off against one another on Fight to Win 142 at 163 pounds and, after an extremely close match, Valente was able to secure the victory via split decision. Their rematch is one to look forward to!
Who Did Lucas Valente Lose To?
Any grappler is going to have several losses on their record, as undefeated records are basically unheard of. If you have to lose, however, it helps if you’re losing to the best. In the recent 2022 IBJJ World Championships, Valente found himself across the mat from none other than Tye Ruotolo, a rising star in the nogi world.
The match was high-energy and both athletes had their moments but, at the end of the day, it was Ruotolo who managed to walk away with the win by a score of 4-0. Valente and Ruotolo may be circling each other for now, but we’ve no doubt that they’ll soon match up again in a bout for the ages.
Lucas Valente Record
Lucas Valente has an overall professional grappling record of 44-10
Lucas Valente Injuries
Many fighters and grapplers who dedicate their lives to the mat find themselves injured as their career progresses. Even a competitor like Lucas Valente has experienced some physical setbacks. Luckily, Valente has not come forward with anything significant enough to slow him down. He looks to continue his active competition schedule well into 2022 and beyond.
Is Lucas Valente Retired?
At only 26 years old, Lucas Valente is far from retiring. He still has many big competitions to attend in the coming years. He’s already started to place at major regional tournaments and will soon be back to challenge for the World title again in 2023.
In the meantime, he’s also gotten in touch with his inner teacher and recorded several technique instructionals for BJJ Fanatics, including “Spider Guard: Following the Legacy”, parts 1 & 2, “Classic Open Guard”, and “The Encyclopedia of Guard Retention”. These offerings give just a taste of the creative, loose style that Valente loves to play. Make sure to check them out and add some new tricks to your game.
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