Juvenile Blue Belt Submits World Class Black Belt In Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

The recent F2W Europa 2016 tournament featured a good match between Lucas Pinheiro and Roberto Jimenez. Sixteen year old Jimenez had already won Double Gold at the 2016 Pan Ams, along with other medals. In the F2W Europa tournament, he claimed Silver in the Juvenile Blue Belts Open Class Heavy category, and Gold in Super Heavy Juvenile Blue Belt 1 category.

Jimenez entered the NoGi Advanced Division, so his opponent ended up being a black belt. It was assumed that Jimenez is only a blue belt, due the purple belt age rules imposed by the IBJJF.


  1. oh yah PS Lucas Pinherio has a pinched back nerve (has been told by doctor not to roll at all btw) and at the time his ankle had a bone misplaced, hence why he was tapped by attacking that foot(in both videos). and for those spanish-speakers, you can hear the father teling the son to attack the foot in the video. the news is always inaccurate and never tells the full story. Lucas is doing better now, escaped back surgery and is getting new injections, and his foot was fixed by a chiropractor. Maybe the title should be Blue Belt taps out Injured World Champion Black Belt Who Shouldn’t Be Rolling Bc He Could Be Paralyzed? Give the full story next time pls 🙂

  2. It’s competition…his father specifically told him to attack the hurt ankle. Sounds crappy but the black belt chose to compete like that.


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