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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)
  • 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 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

58 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
28
5
#86e620
Armbar
22
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
11
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
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (18%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (12%)

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
6562AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7446Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8549Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8560Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8565Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8848Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9167Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9254Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9415Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
9788Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
9889Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10095H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10573Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
10642Alexandre CavalieriLLoop chokeGrand Slam - Rio77KG4F2016
11269Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12002Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12188Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
6093Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6094Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6095Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6408Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6409Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6560Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6685Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6686Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6687Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6688Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6701Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
6970Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
6972Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
6976Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
6977Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
6979Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7379Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7380Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7381Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7382Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7416UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7417Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7418Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7419Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7443Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7445Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8557Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8822Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
8824Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
8825Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
8847UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9235Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9247Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9403Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9404Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9412Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9413Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
9886Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
9888M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10035UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10036Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10037Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10569Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10572Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10629Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio77KGR22016
10636Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam - Rio77KG8F2016
10687Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
10690Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
10692Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
10901Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
10902Matheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11059Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11065Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11068Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11265Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12176Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12182Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12185Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

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