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Luiz Paulo Carneiro Medeiros, commonly known in the grappling world as Luiz Paulo, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Melqui Galvão and one of the main representatives of the Dream Art Project (Manaus branch) in the sport’s international circuit. Luiz Paulo made his reputation as one of his generation’s top athletes during the colored belt stages of his career, a time when he conquered important titles such as the Brazilian Nationals, South American Championships, and Abu Dhabi Grand Slam.

Luiz Paulo Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Luiz Paulo Carneiro Medeiros

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie / Rolker Gracie > Augusto Monteiro > Ronnie Melo > Melquisedeque (Melqui) Galvão > Luiz Paulo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC South American Trials (2024)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2023)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RM (2024)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2024)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021 / 2022)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2024)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2024)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022 / 2023)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2022)
  • 3rd Place ADCC BRA 2 Trials (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, AD (2020 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South Brazilian Championship (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017** blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020* brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenile (2015)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Dream Art – Manaus / Alliance

Luiz Paulo Biography

Luiz Paulo was born on July 15, 1998, in Manaus, the capital city of the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

Although an avid football (soccer) player during his childhood, Luiz’s sporting ambitions turned to jiu-jitsu after an episode with a friend at the age of 12. While playing fighting, his buddy applied a mata-leão choke (RNC) on Luiz, which forced him to quit. After the interaction, the friend taught Paulo the maneuver and told him he had started taking jiu-jitsu classes where he had learned the technique. Curious to learn more, the Manauara decided to follow his friend to the grappling academy that same week.

Melqui Galvão was Luiz Paulo’s first instructor, the man who took Luiz from white to black belt. It was also coach Galvão who instilled in Paulo the desire to become a professional jiu-jitsu player, helping the young athlete compete abroad and experience the level of professionalism applied outside of the Amazonas region, where jiu-jitsu was seen as a profession.

Following coach Melqui Galvão’s lead, Luiz Paulo practiced judo and wrestling to complement his jiu-jitsu technique and range of grappling knowledge, while also spending time training in different grappling training rooms such as PSLPB’s academy (Cicero Costha) early on, and Dream Art in São Paulo, Brazil. After a successful career in the colored belt divisions of jiu-jitsu, Luiz was graded to black belt in a ceremony that took place on October 15, 2020.

In August 2023 Paulo severed ties with his longtime coach, Melqui Galvão, in a somewhat contentious affair. By his side, leaving the squad were Fabricio Andrey and Brenda Larissa, two of the main figures in Galvão’s squad.

Luiz Paulo Grappling Record

99 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    50 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
32
9
#86e620
Armbar
18
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
14
4
#d1212a
RNC
11
3
#fad11b
Short choke
4
1
#f58822
Triangle
4
1
#224aba
Kneebar
4
1
#ff9124
Hashimoto choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
North south choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Straight ankle lock
4
1
#fad223
Heel hook
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (7%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
1
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Luiz Paulo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24698Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
24934Alex SodreAlex SodreLPointsSouth American76KGF2020
25628Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPts: 2x2WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2021
26348Adriano AraujoLPts: 5x3UAE Nat Pro77KGRR2021
26912Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 1x1Asia Cont. Pro85KGSF2021
29228Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 4x1World Pro77KG3RD2021
29681Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeLPts: 2x2, AdvPresident Cup85KGRR2021
29684Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLChoke from backPresident Cup85KGRR2021
30312Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLInjuryADCC BR2 Trials77KGSF2022
31129Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 3x3Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2022
32175Luiz SantosLDQBrasileiro76KGSF2022
34020Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 1x1Grand Slam RJ77KGF2022
35821Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars76KGSF2022
36288Victor NithaelVictor NithaelLPts: 6x5WP Qualifier77KG4F2022
37084Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLPts: 2x2, AdvRio SMO82KGF2023
38127Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPts: 5x0Curitiba SMO82KGF2023
38185Matheus MarquesLPts: 2x2, AdvCuritiba SMOABS8F2023
39607Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLStraight ankle lockBrasileiro76KGSF2023
41196Gabriel AvilaLPts: 2x0Betim Open82KGF2023
41211Anderson KauanLPts: 5x0Betim OpenABSR12023
43073Jose JuremaLPts: 1x0ADGS Miami85KGF2023
45324Elijah DorseyElijah DorseyLPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta FNGO79KGF2023
45331Michael PerezMichael PerezLN/AAtlanta FNGOABSSF2023
45763Michael PerezMichael PerezLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World79KGSF2023
48097PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionPolaris 2777KG4F2024
49188Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2024
49579Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 3x0ADGS ABD77KGF2024
50243Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLDQWorld Champ.76KGSF2024
24691Bruno SouzaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24926Marlus SalgadoWDQSouth American76KGR12020
24931Ian GarciaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2020
24933Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 6x5South American76KGSF2020
25036Saad HassanWChoke from backVP League77KG4F2021
25037Mo. AlqubaisiWChoke from backVP League77KGSF2021
25038Luiz CantanhedeWChoke from backVP League77KGF2021
25496Ali AlbannaiWArmbarVP Cup - 2R85KG4F2021
25497Faisal IbrahimWPts: 5x0VP Cup - 2R85KGSF2021
25498U. OliveiraWPts: 2x0VP Cup - 2R85KGF2021
25531A. CantanhedeWPts: 4x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12021
25533Tiago BravoTiago BravoWInjuryGrand Slam AD77KG4F2021
25538Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWShort chokeGrand Slam AD77KGSF2021
25539Adriano AraujoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD77KGF2021
26347Diego MedeirosWPts: 1x0UAE Nat Pro77KGRR2021
26349Adriano AraujoWPts: 1x1UAE Nat Pro77KGF2021
26910Fausto GodoyWPts: 6x4Asia Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26913Fausto GodoyWReferee DecisionAsia Cont. Pro85KG3RD2021
27730Arslan GadzhievWTriangleGrand Slam MSK77KGRR2021
27731Magomed AnsarovWArmbarGrand Slam MSK77KGRR2021
27989Mo Al AliWSubmissionVP Cup77KGR12021
27991A. AlhammadiWSubmissionVP Cup77KG4F2021
27993Mustafa RadiWSubmissionVP Cup77KGSF2021
27994Andre CantanhedeWPts: 11x0VP Cup77KGF2021
28522Rodrigo FerreiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KGR12021
28535Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2021
28543Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2021
28548Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 4x4Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2021
29218Williams CamposWPts: 12x0World Pro77KG4F2021
29227Oscar GugalaWPts: 8x2World Pro77KGRPC2021
29678Andre AlmeidaWPts: 8x6President Cup85KGRR2021
30034Pierpaolo ChiappeWPts: 2x0ADCC BR1 Trials77KGR12022
30049Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0ADCC BR1 Trials77KGR32022
30259Iranslav NeoralWRNCADCC BR2 Trials77KGR22022
30290Luis SeabraWPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials77KGR32022
30302Lucas HeidiWKneebarADCC BR2 Trials77KG8F2022
30308Marlus SalgadoWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials77KG4F2022
30314Carlos CamposWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials77KG3RD2022
31127Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2022
31131Adrian SoziszWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGRPC2022
31133Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG3RD2022
32169Leo DomingosWN/ABrasileiro76KGR12022
32172Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KG4F2022
33287Nathan OrchardD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33297Nathan OrchardD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33301Jon BlankJon BlankD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33309Jon BlankJon BlankD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33530Liam AlpangWArmbarHonor Challenge85KGSPF2022
33994Lucas DarioWPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22022
34007Elder JuniorWPts: 13x8Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2022
34018Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2022
34852Marlus SalgadoWPts: 2x2North BRA Pro77KGSF2022
35820Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars76KG4F2022
36284Marco AurelioWSubmissionWP Qualifier77KGR12022
37081Pierpaolo ChiappeWHashimoto chokeRio SMO82KG4F2023
37082Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 3x0Rio SMO82KGSF2023
37144Darlan CasacaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMNGO85KG4F2023
37145Wallisson OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMNGO85KGSF2023
37147Matheus PaulaWReferee DecisionRio SMNGO85KGF2023
38119Pierpaolo ChiappeWChoke from backCuritiba SMO82KG8F2023
38122Elder JuniorWPointsCuritiba SMO82KG4F2023
38125Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWReferee DecisionCuritiba SMO82KGSF2023
38884Saad AbdulahWChoke from backPresidents Cup77KGRR2023
38886Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 10x2Presidents Cup77KGRR2023
39602Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWPts: 4x2Brasileiro76KG8F2023
39604Luis RibasWPts: 6x4Brasileiro76KG4F2023
40621J. MubarakWNorth south chokePresident Cup77KG4F2023
40623Sultan JaberWPts: 0x0, AdvPresident Cup77KGSF2023
40625Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 0x0, AdvPresident Cup77KGF2023
40725Marcus FerreiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2023
40731Luiz SantosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2023
40735Vital NetoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2023
40736Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGF2023
41192Igor da SilvaWChoke from backBetim Open82KG4F2023
41195Luis EduardoWChoke from backBetim Open82KGSF2023
41423Guilherme AlvesWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2023
41426Elder JuniorWArmbarSP BJJ Pro82KGSF2023
41427Gabriel AvilaWPts: 7x2SP BJJ Pro82KGF2023
43064Jose ArayaWPts: 13x0ADGS Miami85KGR12023
43068Jhonathan MarquesWPts: 4x3ADGS Miami85KG4F2023
43071Wallisson OliveiraWPts: 3x3ADGS Miami85KGSF2023
45323Pedro JimenezWN/AAtlanta FNGO79KGSF2023
45742Igor CarlosWStraight ankle lockNoGi World79KGR12023
45752Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World79KGR22023
45760Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWReferee DecisionNoGi World79KG4F2023
47273Brunno JamesWPts: 6x0ADCC BRA 177KGR12024
47279Rayan MeloWRNCADCC BRA 177KGR22024
47287Fabyury KhrysthyanFabyury KhrysthyanWHeel hookADCC BRA 177KG8F2024
47292Magid HageWReferee DecisionADCC BRA 177KG4F2024
47296Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPenADCC BRA 177KGSF2024
47297Jefferson PontesWRNCADCC BRA 177KGF2024
48722Jakub NajdekWPts: 10x0ADGS Rome77KG8F2024
48733Abdallah AllamWPts: 8x0ADGS Rome77KG4F2024
48734Igor FelizIgor FelizWPts: 1x0ADGS Rome77KGSF2024
48736Luis RibasWPts: 9x2ADGS Rome77KGF2024
49180Joao MachadoWPts: 8x2Brasileiro76KG8F2024
49185Wilhiam MarquesWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KG4F2024
49187Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2024
49567Juan DiazWPts: 10x1ADGS ABD77KG8F2024
49577Ali AbualhajWPts: 3x0ADGS ABD77KGSF2024
50229Vitor SantosWPts: 4x2World Champ.76KGR22024
50230Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 3x2World Champ.76KG8F2024
50241Leonardo OliveiraWPts: 4x0World Champ.76KG4F2024
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