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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

80 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    37 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    26 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

26 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
19
5
#86e620
Botinha
19
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
15
4
#d1212a
Submission
8
2
#fad11b
Choke from mount
4
1
#f58822
Triangle
4
1
#224aba
X choke
4
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
4
1
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
4
1
#22c9a5
RNC
4
1
#fad223
Choke
4
1
#03861f
Footlock
4
1
#039a1f
Injury
4
1
#03b41f
Kneebar
4
1
26
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (8%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Loop choke
33
2
#86e620
Bow and arrow
17
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
17
1
#d1212a
Arm in ezekiel
17
1
#fad11b
Injury
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Luan Carvalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6719AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7630Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8773Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8784Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8789Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9086Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9411Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9498Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9661Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
10037Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10138Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10358H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10864Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
10934Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11211Matheus CostaMatheus CostaLAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
11626Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12391Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12585Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
13447Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsACBJJ 775KG4F2017
14061Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvIBJJF Rio Pro82KGSF2017
14233Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsSouth American82KGF2017
14257Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsSouth AmericanABSSF2017
16826Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in ezekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
17669Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12018
18468Alef BritoLInjuryCopa Podio77KGRR2019
6226Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6227Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6228Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6562Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6563Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6717Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6844Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6845Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6846Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6847Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6862Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
7139Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
7141Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
7145Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7146Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7148Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7557Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7558Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7559Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7560Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7597UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7598Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7599Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7600Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7627Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7629Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8781Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9060Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
9062Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
9063Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
9085UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9479Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9491Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9648Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9649Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9658Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9659Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
10135Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
10137M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10295UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10296Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10297Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10860Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10863Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10921Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
10928Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
10979Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
10982Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
10984Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
11209Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
11210Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11401Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11407Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11410Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11622Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12573Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12579Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12582Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017
13076Pedro ContiWPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
13081Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
13082Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2017
14059Carlos FIlhoWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro82KG4F2017
14228Igor VeríssimoWPointsSouth American82KGR12017
14230Rodrigo AcioliWPointsSouth American82KG4F2017
14232Fernando PaulinoWPointsSouth American82KGSF2017
14252Andre RodolfoWX chokeSouth AmericanABSR12017
14254Pedro PeresWPointsSouth AmericanABS4F2017
14641Marcelo MafraWPointsACB 1075KGSPF2018
14966Dauad AdaevWToe holdACBJJ 1175KGSPF2018
15420Otavio SerafimWPointsRio OpenO100KGSF2018
15456Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1275KGSPF2018
16818Jonghyeon ParkWChoke from backAsian Open82KGSF2018
16819Thomas MietzWPts: 12x0Asian Open82KGF2018
16822Philippe PomaskiWPointsAsian OpenABS4F2018
17451Edward HohlWCross chokeRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17454Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWArmbarRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17455Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18282Christovam CastroWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KG4F2019
18283Welington EllerWPts: 7x0Guarapari Pro77KGSF2019
18284Diego PralonWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KGF2019

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

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