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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 AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2023)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2020)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021 / 2022)
  • 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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    24 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

24 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
38
9
#86e620
Armbar
21
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
17
4
#d1212a
RNC
4
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
4
1
#f58822
Hashimoto choke
4
1
#224aba
North south choke
4
1
#ff9124
Short choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
4
1
24
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    12 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

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
24685Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
24921Alex SodreAlex SodreLPointsSouth American76KGF2020
25615Mathias LunaMathias LunaLPts: 2x2WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2021
26335Adriano AraujoLPts: 5x3UAE Nat Pro77KGRR2021
26899Julio AnjosJulio AnjosLPts: 1x1Asia Cont. Pro85KGSF2021
29215Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 4x1World Pro77KG3RD2021
29668Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeLPts: 2x2, AdvPresident Cup85KGRR2021
29671Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLChoke from backPresident Cup85KGRR2021
30298Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLInjuryADCC BR2 Trials77KGSF2022
31114Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 3x3Grand Slam LDN77KGSF2022
32160Luiz SantosLDQBrasileiro76KGSF2022
33990Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 1x1Grand Slam RJ77KGF2022
35777Meyram MaquineMeyram MaquineLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars76KGSF2022
36241Victor NithaelVictor NithaelLPts: 6x5WP Qualifier77KG4F2022
36999Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLPts: 2x2, AdvRio SMO82KGF2023
38031Alexandre JesusAlexandre JesusLPts: 5x0Curitiba SMO82KGF2023
38089Matheus MarquesLPts: 2x2, AdvCuritiba SMOABS8F2023
39478Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLStraight ankle lockBrasileiro76KGSF2023
41049Gabriel AvilaLPts: 2x0Betim Open82KGF2023
41064Anderson KauanLPts: 5x0Betim OpenABSR12023
24678Bruno SouzaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24913Marlus SalgadoWDQSouth American76KGR12020
24918Ian GarciaWPointsSouth American76KG4F2020
24920Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 6x5South American76KGSF2020
25023Saad HassanWChoke from backVP League77KG4F2021
25024Mo. AlqubaisiWChoke from backVP League77KGSF2021
25025Luiz CantanhedeWChoke from backVP League77KGF2021
25483Ali AlbannaiWArmbarVP Cup - 2R85KG4F2021
25484Faisal IbrahimWPts: 5x0VP Cup - 2R85KGSF2021
25485U. OliveiraWPts: 2x0VP Cup - 2R85KGF2021
25518A. CantanhedeWPts: 4x0Grand Slam AD77KGR12021
25520Tiago BravoTiago BravoWInjuryGrand Slam AD77KG4F2021
25525Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWShort chokeGrand Slam AD77KGSF2021
25526Adriano AraujoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD77KGF2021
26334Diego MedeirosWPts: 1x0UAE Nat Pro77KGRR2021
26336Adriano AraujoWPts: 1x1UAE Nat Pro77KGF2021
26897Fausto GodoyWPts: 6x4Asia Cont. Pro85KG4F2021
26900Fausto GodoyWReferee DecisionAsia Cont. Pro85KG3RD2021
27717Arslan GadzhievWTriangleGrand Slam MSK77KGRR2021
27718Magomed AnsarovWArmbarGrand Slam MSK77KGRR2021
27976Mo Al AliWSubmissionVP Cup77KGR12021
27978A. AlhammadiWSubmissionVP Cup77KG4F2021
27980Mustafa RadiWSubmissionVP Cup77KGSF2021
27981Andre CantanhedeWPts: 11x0VP Cup77KGF2021
28509Rodrigo FerreiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KGR12021
28522Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2021
28530Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2021
28535Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralWPts: 4x4Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2021
29205Williams CamposWPts: 12x0World Pro77KG4F2021
29214Oscar GugalaWPts: 8x2World Pro77KGRPC2021
29665Andre AlmeidaWPts: 8x6President Cup85KGRR2021
30021Pierpaolo ChiappeWPts: 2x0ADCC BR1 Trials77KGR12022
30036Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPts: 2x0ADCC BR1 Trials77KGR32022
30245Iranslav NeoralWRNCADCC BR2 Trials77KGR22022
30276Luis SeabraWPts: 2x0ADCC BR2 Trials77KGR32022
30288Lucas HeidiWKneebarADCC BR2 Trials77KG8F2022
30294Marlus SalgadoWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials77KG4F2022
30300Carlos CamposWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials77KG3RD2022
31112Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoWPts: 2x1Grand Slam LDN77KG4F2022
31116Adrian SoziszWPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGRPC2022
31118Marcelo FaustoMarcelo FaustoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG3RD2022
32154Leo DomingosWN/ABrasileiro76KGR12022
32157Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteWPts: 6x0Brasileiro76KG4F2022
33260Nathan OrchardD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33270Nathan OrchardD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33274Jon BlankJon BlankD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33282Jon BlankJon BlankD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33500Liam AlpangWArmbarHonor Challenge85KGSPF2022
33964Lucas DarioWPts: 6x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22022
33977Elder JuniorWPts: 13x8Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2022
33988Yan LucasYan LucasWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2022
34822Marlus SalgadoWPts: 2x2North BRA Pro77KGSF2022
35776Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliWPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars76KG4F2022
36237Marco AurelioWSubmissionWP Qualifier77KGR12022
36996Pierpaolo ChiappeWHashimoto chokeRio SMO82KG4F2023
36997Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 3x0Rio SMO82KGSF2023
37059Darlan CasacaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMNGO85KG4F2023
37060Wallisson OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMNGO85KGSF2023
37062Matheus PaulaWReferee DecisionRio SMNGO85KGF2023
38023Pierpaolo ChiappeWChoke from backCuritiba SMO82KG8F2023
38026Elder JuniorWPointsCuritiba SMO82KG4F2023
38029Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaWReferee DecisionCuritiba SMO82KGSF2023
38769Saad AbdulahWChoke from backPresidents Cup77KGRR2023
38771Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 10x2Presidents Cup77KGRR2023
39473Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWPts: 4x2Brasileiro76KG8F2023
39475Luis RibasWPts: 6x4Brasileiro76KG4F2023
40488J. MubarakWNorth south chokePresident Cup77KG4F2023
40490Sultan JaberWPts: 0x0, AdvPresident Cup77KGSF2023
40492Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 0x0, AdvPresident Cup77KGF2023
40592Marcus FerreiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ77KG8F2023
40598Luiz SantosWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KG4F2023
40602Vital NetoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGSF2023
40603Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGF2023
41045Igor da SilvaWChoke from backBetim Open82KG4F2023
41048Luis EduardoWChoke from backBetim Open82KGSF2023
41264Guilherme AlvesWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2023
41267Elder JuniorWArmbarSP BJJ Pro82KGSF2023
41268Gabriel AvilaWPts: 7x2SP BJJ Pro82KGF2023
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