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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 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 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 South American Championship 2nd Place (2017)
  • 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

71 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
24
5
#86e620
Armbar
19
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
14
3
#d1212a
Injury
5
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
5
1
#f58822
Choke from mount
5
1
#224aba
Triangle
5
1
#ff9124
X choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
5
1
#22c9a5
RNC
5
1
#fad223
Choke
5
1
#03861f
Footlock
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (32%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (9%)

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
6660AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7553Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8684Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8695Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8700Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8987Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9306Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9393Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9556Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
9931Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10032Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10245H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10735Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
10805Alexandre CavalieriLLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11068Matheus CostaMatheus CostaLAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
11453Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12193Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12384Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
13185Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsACBJJ 775KG4F2017
13766Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvIBJJF Rio Pro82KGSF2017
13937Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsSouth American82KGF2017
13961Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsSouth AmericanABSSF2017
6180Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6181Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6182Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6503Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6504Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6658Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6784Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6785Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6786Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6787Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6800Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
7075Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
7077Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
7081Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7082Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7084Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7485Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7486Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7487Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7488Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7522UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7523Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7524Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7525Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7550Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7552Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8692Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8961Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
8963Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
8964Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
8986UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9374Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9386Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9543Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9544Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9553Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9554Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
10029Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
10031M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10185UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10186Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10187Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10731Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10734Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10792Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
10799Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
10850Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
10853Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
10855Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
11066Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
11067Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11242Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11248Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11251Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11449Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12372Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12378Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12381Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017
12864Pedro ContiWPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG1/4F2017
12869Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
12870Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2017
13764Carlos FIlhoWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro82KG4F2017
13932Igor VeríssimoWPointsSouth American82KGR12017
13934Rodrigo AcioliWPointsSouth American82KG4F2017
13936Fernando PaulinoWPointsSouth American82KGSF2017
13956Andre RodolfoWX chokeSouth AmericanABSR12017
13958Pedro PeresWPointsSouth AmericanABS4F2017
14321Marcelo MafraWPointsACB 1075KGSPF2018
14629Dauad AdaevWToe holdACBJJ 1175KGSPF2018
15064Otavio SerafimWPointsRio OpenO100KGSF2018
15097Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1275KGSPF2018

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

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