Lucas Martins was born on 11 November 1988 and is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of Brave Combat Federation, where he is a former interim lightweight champion.
27 Facts About Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins fought only for Brazilian-based promotions such as Jungle Fight and MMA Rocks.
Lucas Martins is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management.
Lucas Martins made his promotional debut on short notice, replacing an injured Justin Salas against Edson Barboza on 19 January 2013 at UFC on FX: Belfort vs Bisping.
Lucas Martins had his first defeat due to TKO in the first round.
Lucas Martins faced Jeremy Larsen, a contestant of The Ultimate Fighter: Live, on 18 May 2013, at UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold.
Lucas Martins next dropped from lightweight to bantamweight and faced promotional newcomer Junior Hernandez on 4 September 2013, at UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs Bader.
Lucas Martins won the fight via technical submission in the first round.
Lucas Martins was expected to face Johnny Eduardo on 9 November 2013, at UFC Fight Night 32.
Lucas Martins was expected to face Bryan Caraway on 22 February 2014, at UFC 170.
Lucas Martins was expected to face Jim Alers in a featherweight bout on 16 July 2014, at UFC Fight Night 45.
Lucas Martins won the back and forth fight via knockout in the third round.
Lucas Martins faced Darren Elkins on 25 October 2014, at UFC 179.
Lucas Martins faced Mirsad Bektic on 30 May 2015, at UFC Fight Night 67, replacing Renato Moicano.
Lucas Martins lost the fight via TKO in the second round.
Lucas Martins faced Robert Whiteford on 10 April 2016, at UFC Fight Night 86.
On 13 April 2018, Lucas Martins faced Luan Santiago Carvalho for the interim lightweight championship.
Lucas Martins was behind in the scorecards coming into the fifth and final round.
Lucas Martins became a free agent after fighting out his two-fight contract with Brave, but elected to rapidly sign a new, five-fight contract with the organization.
Lucas Martins faced Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady for the undisputed lightweight championship at Brave CF 18 on 16 November 2018.
Lucas Martins injured his left leg when he was taken down by Al-Selwady in the first round and referee stopped the fight.
On 25 July 2019, Lucas Martins was defeated by Bubba Jenkins at Brave 24 by TKO at 2:48 of the first round by way of unanswered strikes.
Lucas Martins was next scheduled to face Felipe Silva at Brave CF 35 on 28 March 2020, but Silva withdrew from the bout and was replaced with Abdul-Rakhman Makhaziev.
Lucas Martins was next expected to face Luan Santiago in a rematch at Brave CF 41 on 17 September 2020.
However, Lucas Martins was forced to withdraw due to an injury and the bout was scrapped.
Lucas Martins was scheduled to face Marcel Grabinski on 4 June 2021 at Brave CF 51.
Lucas Martins scheduled again to face Marcel Grabinski on 21 August 2021 at Brave CF 53.