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Eduardo Avelar

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Instructional by Alexandre Ribeiro

Eduardo Avelar de Carvalho is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Leandro Escobar (Tatu), who also worked extensively with coach Luis Carlos Tabinha under the Soul Fighters / Double Five grappling team banner, an association he represented from his childhood all the way up to his professional status. Avelar earned the reputation of being one of the top lightweights of his generation while competing in the lower belt divisions of the sport, where he conquered important tournaments of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) world circuit.

Eduardo Avelar Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Eduardo Avelar de Carvalho

Nickname: Eduardo is referenced as “Zero Nove” by his training partners, which means “09” in Portuguese, a reference to a character of the Brazilian movie Elite Squad. The character had a stoic disposition, much like Avelar, who, even as a young competitor, never celebrated his wins, a trait that earned him the nickname as an orange belt.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Crézio de Souza > André Almeida >Leandro Escobar > Eduardo Avelar

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Berlin Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship NoGi (2019**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Curitiba Spring Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Berlin Open (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazilian Championship (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazilian Championship NoGi (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Team Nationals (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Kids (2012)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open Juvenile 2 (2016** blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile (2014 blue)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Double Five

Eduardo Avelar Biography

Eduardo Avelar was born on February 19, 1997, in the neighborhood of Rio Comprido, in the north zone of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.

A sporty kid from an early age, Eduardo practiced an array of sports during his childhood, activities such as football (soccer) and skateboarding, eventually finding his way to jiu-jitsu at the age of 8, which he started at the same gym where he already trained judo.

Avelar trained judo and jiu-jitsu simultaneously for a few years, with BJJ’s tuition being led by coach Luis Carlos. Eventually, Eduardo’s judo coach had to leave the school, with the young Rio de Janeiro native devoting all his extra-curricular time to perfecting his ground fighting skills from then on.

At the age of 16, Eduardo Avelar started traveling outside of his home state to compete in jiu-jitsu, with his first international win coming at the age of 17, in Portugal, at the European International Open, one of grappling’s top events. A tournament he won in his weight and the open-weight classes as a blue belt, a performance that led him to seek the professional route.

Luis Carlos, a black belt under Rafael Formiga – co-founder of the Soul Fighters team, led Eduardo Avelar all the way up to his brown belt, at which point Avelar’s tuition was shared with Leandro “Tatu” Escobar, one of the Soul Fighter’s team’s senior coaches and leader of the Soul Fighters Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

As a brown belt, Eduardo had one of his brightest periods, earning medals at the South American, Brazilian Team National and World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, after which he earned his black belt from the hands of coach Tatu, while standing on the podium of the “mundial”, in June 2019.

Eduardo Avelar Grappling Record

24 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
55
6
#86e620
Choke from back
18
2
#5AD3D1
Footlock
9
1
#d1212a
Armbar
9
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
2
#86e620
Triangle
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from mount
17
1
#d1212a
Crucifix choke
17
1
#fad11b
RNC
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Eduardo Avelar Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20947Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPointsBH Winter Open76KG4F2019
20968Otavio NalatiLPointsBH Winter OpenABS4F2019
21518Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12019
21779Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaLArmbarPhoenix Open82KGF2019
21791Mathias LunaMathias LunaLTrianglePhoenix OpenABSSF2019
21937Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Curitiba Sp. Open76KGF2019
21952Otavio NalatiLPointsCuritiba Sp. OpenABSR12019
22192Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLArmbarSouth American NG73KGF2019
22205Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideLPts: 2x0South American NGABSF2019
22582Max LindbladMax LindbladLChoke from mountBerlin Open82KGF2019
23164Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraLCrucifix chokeCuritiba SO82KGF2020
23453Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 4x2Houston WO82KGF2020
23997Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 6x2Rio Challenge77KGF2020
24265Jonata GomesJonata GomesLReferee DecisionCJJD S. AmericanoABSSF2020
24425Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesLPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ77KGR12020
24641Alex SodreAlex SodreLReferee DecisionSouth American76KGSF2020
24898Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLRNCDallas Open100KGF2021
20967Flavio GilliWPointsBH Winter OpenABSR12019
21777Thiago LemosWPointsPhoenix Open82KGSF2019
21786Ismat AbdulhamidWPts: 8x2Phoenix OpenABSR12019
21789Thiago LemosWChoke from backPhoenix OpenABS4F2019
21934Luciano BernertWPts: 3x0Curitiba Sp. Open76KG4F2019
21936Djalma SantanaWRNCCuritiba Sp. Open76KGSF2019
22189Douglas GoncalvesWPts: 10x0South American NG73KG4F2019
22190Marco QueirozWPts: 2x0South American NG73KGSF2019
22202Marcelo FagundesWPts: 6x0South American NGABS4F2019
22204Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWAdvSouth American NGABSSF2019
22581Petr MamaevWRNCBerlin Open82KGSF2019
22589Petr MamaevWRNCBerlin NGO85KGSF2019
22590Jacopo PasquiniWRNCBerlin NGO85KGF2019
23158Bruno TostoWChoke from backCuritiba SO82KGR12020
23161Ronieri SilvaWFootlockCuritiba SO82KG4F2020
23162Breno MacielWPts: 2x0Curitiba SO82KGSF2020
23452Romualdo AndradeWPointsHouston WO82KGSF2020
23989Vinicius TorresWArmbarGP RioABSR12020
23992Matheus VieiraWRNCRio Challenge77KG4F2020
23996Darlan CasacaWRNCRio Challenge77KGSF2020
24264Matheus VieiraWBow and arrowCJJD S. AmericanoABS4F2020
24632Darlan CasacaWPointsSouth American76KGR12020
24638Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraWReferee DecisionSouth American76KG4F2020
24897Parick GoncalvesWPts: 0x0, AdvDallas Open100KGSF2021
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