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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 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

62 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    27 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Botinha
26
5
#86e620
Armbar
21
4
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
16
3
#d1212a
Kneebar
5
1
#fad11b
Choke from mount
5
1
#f58822
Triangle
5
1
#224aba
RNC
5
1
#ff9124
Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
5
1
#22c9a5
Injury
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (20%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (35%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (10%)

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
6657AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7546Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8660Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8671Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8676Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8959Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9278Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9365Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9528Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
9901Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10002Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10210H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10692Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
10762Alexandre CavalieriLLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11023Matheus CostaMatheus CostaLAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
11402Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12136Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12323Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
13113Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsACBJJ 775KG4F2017
13672Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvIBJJF Rio Pro82KGSF2017
6180Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6181Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6182Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6503Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6504Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6655Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6780Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6781Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6782Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6783Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6796Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
7068Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
7070Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
7074Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7075Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7077Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7478Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7479Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7480Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7481Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7515UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7516Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7517Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7518Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7543Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7545Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8668Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8933Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
8935Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
8936Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
8958UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9346Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9358Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9515Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9516Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9525Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9526Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
9999Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
10001M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10150UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10151Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10152Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10688Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10691Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
10749Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
10756Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
10807Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
10810Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
10812Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
11021Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
11022Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11191Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11197Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11200Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11398Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12311Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12317Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12320Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017
12799Pedro ContiWPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG1/4F2017
12804Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
12805Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2017
13670Carlos FIlhoWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro82KG4F2017

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

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