November 11, 1988 |
Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
187 lb (85 kg; 13.4 st) (walk around weight)
|Division||Bantamweight (135 lb)
Featherweight (145 lb)
Lightweight (155 lb)
|Reach||72.0 in (183 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil|
|Team||Chute Boxe Academy
Macaco Gold Team
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts career
Martins started his MMA career in 2011, before that he competed in muay thai achieving an 34-2 record. He fought only for Brazilian-based promotions as Jungle Fight and MMA Rocks. With a record of twelve wins and no losses, Martins signed with the UFC.
Lucas Martins is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Martins made his promotional debut on short notice, replacing an injured Justin Salas against Edson Barboza on January 19, 2013 at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping. Martins had his first defeat due to TKO (retirement) in the first round.
Martins faced Jeremy Larsen, a contestant of The Ultimate Fighter: Live, on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold. Despite taking a significant amount of damage in the first two rounds, Martins knocked Larsen out early in the third round. The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
Martins next dropped from lightweight to bantamweight and faced promotional newcomer Junior Hernandez on September 4, 2013 at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader. He won the fight via technical submission in the first round.
Martins was expected to face Jim Alers in a featherweight bout on July 16, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 45. However, Alers pulled out of the bout citing injury and was replaced by Alex White. Martins won the back and forth fight via knockout in the third round. The win also earned him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Martins faced Robert Whiteford on April 10, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 86. Martins won the fight via split decision. Subsequently, the UFC elected not to renew Martin's contract allowing him to sign elsewhere.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||16 wins||3 losses|
|Win||18-3||Gilson Lomanto||Submission (anaconda choke)||Thunder Fight 9: Lomanto vs. Mineiro||September 30, 2016||1||2:24||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||17-3||Sergio Leal||Decision (unanimous)||Thunder Fight 8: Silverio vs. Nunes||August 5, 2016||3||5:00||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||16–3||Robert Whiteford||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos||April 10, 2016||3||5:00||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Loss||15–3||Mirsad Bektić||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves||May 30, 2015||2||0:30||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Loss||15–2||Darren Elkins||Decision (split)||UFC 179||October 25, 2014||3||5:00||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Win||15–1||Alex White||KO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Miller||July 16, 2014||3||2:08||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Return to Featherweight. Performance of the Night.|
|Win||14–1||Junior Hernandez||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader||September 4, 2013||1||1:10||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Bantamweight debut.|
|Win||13–1||Jeremy Larsen||KO (punch)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold||May 18, 2013||3||0:13||Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil||Fight of the Night.|
|Loss||12–1||Edson Barboza||TKO (retirement)||UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping||January 19, 2013||1||2:38||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||12–0||Oberdan Vieira||KO (head kick)||Jungle Fight 46||December 13, 2012||2||3:03||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Win||11–0||Thiago Sampaio||Submission (rear-naked choke)||MMA Rocks||December 8, 2012||1||0:43||São Paulo, Brazil||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||10–0||Jonatas Bernardo||TKO (punches)||Valiant Fighters Championship 11||November 24, 2012||3||1:16||Ribeirão Preto, Brazil|
|Win||9–0||Carlos Eugênio||TKO (punches)||Warriors Fighting Championship 1||November 14, 2012||1||1:17||Taubaté, Brazil|
|Win||8–0||João Paulo Melo||TKO (body punches)||Romani Fight Brasil 2: Night Fight Aldeia X||October 25, 2012||2||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil||Lightweight GP final.|
|Win||7–0||Francisco Pinheiro||TKO (punches)||Romani Fight Brasil 2: Night Fight Aldeia X||October 25, 2012||1||N/A||São Paulo, Brazil||Lightweight GP semi-final.|
|Win||6–0||Renê Alves||Decision (unanimous)||Jaula Fight 2||August 18, 2012||3||5:00||Arcos, Brazil||Featherweight bout.|
|Win||5–0||Dilson Júnior||TKO (punches)||Supremacia Fight: Duelo de Titãs||July 14, 2012||1||2:06||Montes Claros, Brazil||Return to Lightweight.|
|Win||4–0||Washington Rodrigues||Submission (punches)||Fight Night Enjoy Drinking 3||April 21, 2012||3||3:14||São Paulo, Brazil||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||3–0||Luiz Felipe||TKO (punches)||OctoFight 5||March 31, 2012||1||2:28||Divinópolis, Brazil|
|Win||2–0||Leonir Irineu||TKO (doctor stoppage)||OctoFight 4: Duelo de Titãs||October 22, 2011||2||5:00||Itaúna, Brazil|
|Win||1–0||Alex Hermogenes||Submission (armbar)||Qualifight||September 11, 2011||1||4:48||Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil|
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