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Luan Carvalho

Luan Carvalho

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Luan Carvalho is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Cláudio Joanino of the Nova União academy in Macaé. One of the rare examples of a competitor who reached success at black belt, having gone through his coloured belt career in obscurity, Luan turned a few heads his way after his 2015 Pan American Championship performance where he defeated the decorated veteran Rodrigo Caporal. Carvalho would carry on in good form that year winning the Rio Fall Open and at the Brazilian Nationals, defeating two former champions, Michael Langhi and Juan Caio Kamezawa while cementing his name as one of the top lightweights of his generation.

Luan Carvalho Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Luan de Carvalho Alves

Nickname: “Luanzinho” is often used by those closer to Luan, this is a friendly way of saying Luan in Portuguese.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luiz França > Oswaldo Fadda > Sebastião Ricardo > Wendell Alexander > Claudio Joanino > Luan Carvalho

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2018)
  • UEAJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2016)
  • UEAJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio (2016)
  • IBJJF Curitiba International Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo International No-Gi Open Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer No-Gi Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Fall No-Gi Open Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Petrópolis Pro Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF South American Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship 3rd Place (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer No-Gi Open Championship 3rd Place (2016*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2013 brown)
  • IBJJF Dallas International Open Champion (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF Houston International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2011 purple)
  • IBJJF Miami International Open Champion (2014 brown, 2009 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position: Taking the back

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Nova União

Luan Carvalho Biography

Luan de Carvalho was born on the 22nd of July, 1991 in Macaé, a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Luan’s first sporting activity was capoeira at the age of 10, he would add jiu jitsu to his activities later.

When Luan was 11 years old, one of his friends, who had started jiu jitsu, got injured and decided to quit training. The friend offered his gi (kimono) to Luan who approached coach “Ernesto” at a local social project designed to keep kids away from crime, by teaching them jiu jitsu.

Starting classes with Ernesto, It didn’t take long for Luan to show interest in competitions, and seeking to do better at the tournaments, Luan decided to move to a bigger team with a more competitive environment, joining the Nova União (NU) – Macaé for the effect. One of the biggest teams in the region. At NU Luan’s progress was diligently followed by Master Cláudio Joanino, a well known figure and a first generation black belt under Wendell Alexander.

Having joined a highly competitive team, Luan’s first times at Joanino’s gym weren’t easy. The level was extremely high and Luan would often get so beat up that he would go home crying. Knowing of Luan’s family dire economic situation, Master Cláudio Joanino never charged Carvalho a monthly fee, and Luan showed his appreciation by training several times per day, often hiding from his mother (who wanted him to focus in school instead).

The hard work paid off for Luan and he started winning many local tournaments and progressing in the belt system. Though Luan’s talent was unquestioned, he failed to medal at an international stage, his biggest medal being a bronze at the Brazilian Nationals in the brown belt division (2013).

In 2014 Luan Carvalho competed at the World Championship, losing in the brown belt ¼ finals. He returned home on the 4th of June and immediately put his gi on and went to work, both angered and saddened by the missed chance to prove his worth. He was surprised to see his master calling his name and awarding him with his black belt in class. When tying the belt around Luan’s waist, Master Joanino told him: “Keep working hard, your time to shine is coming”.

Joanino was right, and on his first year as a black belt, Luan did the unthinkable, winning one of Rio de Janeiro’s most important titles (Rio Fall International Open) and the Brasileiro (Brazilian National), a competition he had lost in 2014 on the first round.

Since arriving at the black belt division, Luan de Carvalho has become one of the top lightweights in Brazil beating many highly regarded veterans of the sport such as the multiple time world champion Michael Langhi.

Banner picture by: Marco Aurélio Ferreira.

Luan Carvalho Grappling Record

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    22 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

22 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
23
5
#86e620
Armbar
18
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
18
4
#d1212a
Footlock
5
1
#fad11b
Injury
5
1
#f58822
Kneebar
5
1
#224aba
Choke from mount
5
1
#ff9124
Triangle
5
1
#bf1f6c
X choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
5
1
#fad223
RNC
5
1
#03861f
Choke
5
1
22
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (30%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (9%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Loop choke
40
2
#86e620
RNC
20
1
#5AD3D1
Arm in ezekiel
20
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Luan Carvalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6694AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7596Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8733Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8744Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8749Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9036Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9355Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9442Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9605Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
9981Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10082Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10298H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10791Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
10861Alexandre CavalieriLLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11130Matheus CostaMatheus CostaLAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
11524Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12273Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12467Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
13294Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsACBJJ 775KG4F2017
13885Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvIBJJF Rio Pro82KGSF2017
14057Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsSouth American82KGF2017
14081Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsSouth AmericanABSSF2017
16565Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in ezekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
6208Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6209Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6210Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6537Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6538Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6692Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6819Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6820Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6821Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6822Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6837Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
7114Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
7116Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
7120Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7121Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7123Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7526Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7527Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7528Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7529Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7563UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7564Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7565Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7566Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7593Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7595Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8741Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9010Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
9012Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
9013Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
9035UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9423Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9435Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9592Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9593Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9602Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9603Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
10079Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
10081M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10235UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10236Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10237Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10787Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10790Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10848Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
10855Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
10906Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
10909Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
10911Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
11128Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
11129Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11307Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11313Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11316Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11520Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12455Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12461Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12464Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017
12950Pedro ContiWPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
12955Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
12956Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2017
13883Carlos FIlhoWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro82KG4F2017
14052Igor VeríssimoWPointsSouth American82KGR12017
14054Rodrigo AcioliWPointsSouth American82KG4F2017
14056Fernando PaulinoWPointsSouth American82KGSF2017
14076Andre RodolfoWX chokeSouth AmericanABSR12017
14078Pedro PeresWPointsSouth AmericanABS4F2017
14452Marcelo MafraWPointsACB 1075KGSPF2018
14771Dauad AdaevWToe holdACBJJ 1175KGSPF2018
15215Otavio SerafimWPointsRio OpenO100KGSF2018
15250Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1275KGSPF2018
16557Jonghyeon ParkWChoke from backAsian Open82KGSF2018
16558Thomas MietzWPts: 12x0Asian Open82KGF2018
16561Philippe PomaskiWPointsAsian OpenABS4F2018

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

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