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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 black, 2013 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2017)
  • UEAJJF Brazil National Pro Champion (2016)
  • UEAJJF Adu Dhabi Grand Slam Rio (2016)
  • IBJJF Curitiba International Open Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Sao Paulo International No-Gi Open Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Dallas International Open Champion (2012 brown)
  • IBJJF Houston International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio International Open Champion (2011 purple)
  • 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 Miami International Open Champion (2014 brown, 2009 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Rio Winter Open Championship 3rd Place (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Summer No-Gi Open Championship 3rd Place (2016 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

53 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (42%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
24
4
#86e620
Botinha
24
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
12
2
#d1212a
RNC
6
1
#fad11b
Choke
6
1
#f58822
Footlock
6
1
#224aba
Injury
6
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from mount
6
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (13%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (13%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Loop choke
50
2
#86e620
Bow and arrow
25
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Luan Carvalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6535AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7415Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8515Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8526Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8531Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8802Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9118Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9205Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG1/4F2016
9366Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
9722Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG1/4F2016
9823Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10023H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10492Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
10561Alexandre CavalieriLLoop chokeGrand Slam - Rio77KG1/4F2016
11168Talison CostaLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG1/4F2017
6069Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG1/4F2014
6070Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6071Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6381Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6382Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6533Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6658Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6659Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG1/4F2015
6660Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6661Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6674Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
6942Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
6944Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
6948Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG1/4F2015
6949Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
6951Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7351Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7352Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG1/4F2015
7353Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7354Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7388UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS1/8F2015
7389Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS1/4F2015
7390Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7391Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7412Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7414Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG1/4F2015
8523Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8777Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG1/4F2016
8779Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
8780Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
8801UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS1/4F2016
9186Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9198Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG1/8F2016
9354Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9355Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG1/8F2016
9363Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG1/4F2016
9364Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
9820Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG1/8F2016
9822M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG1/4F2016
9963UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG1/4F2016
9964Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
9965Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10488Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG1/4F2016
10491Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10548Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio77KGR22016
10555Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam - Rio77KG1/8F2016
10606Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
10609Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
10611Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
10959Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG1/8F2017
10965Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG1/4F2017
10968Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11164Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

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