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Pablo Lavaselli is an Argentinian grappler who competes in the black belt division of the sport’s international black belt circuit – a rank awarded to him by Eduardo Duarte. Widely regarded as one of his generation’s top lightweights, a reputation earned while battling in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and Abu-Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Pro (AJP) tours, one of Lavaselli’s most impressive achievements has been his training methodology, considering that most of Pablo’s development in the sport occurred under no coaching supervision as the Buenos Aires native trained mainly from his residence, with friends, from blue to black belt.

Pablo Lavaselli Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Pablo Lavaselli

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie >Andre Pederneiras > Eduardo Duarte > Pablo Lavaselli

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2022)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021 / 2021+)
  • 1st Place AJP South America Continental Pro (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2023)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJE World Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP South American International (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP South American Continental Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Argentina National Pro (2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 purple)
  • 3rd Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 brown)

+ The AJP federation ran two Abu Dhabi World Pro events in 2021, one in April and another in November, the “+” sign represents the 2nd event, in November.

Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo

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

Team/Association: Renzo Gracie

Pablo Lavaselli Biography

Pablo Lavaselli was born on May 31, 1995, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he grew up.

As a child, Lavaselli was adept at physical activities, with tennis being one of his passions and a sport he played extensively up until his teens. As he started reaching adulthood, however, Pablo lost his interest for the courts and understood he was training out of habit and for the many friendships he had in the game. Once he realized that sentiment, he decided to quit and turned towards mixed martial arts (MMA), a sport he had grown fond of.

At the age of 17, Pablo Lavaselli joined an MMA gym where a friend of his already trained. Although with the intention of testing his skills inside the fighting cage at some point, the young Argentinian soon realized he had much more fun in the grappling classes than he did in the striking ones. For that reason, he chose to leave the MMA academy and join a jiu-jitsu one.

Team 360 in Belgrano, Buenos Aires, was Pablo’s home for a while with coach Eduardo Amarante – the man who graded Lavaselli up until his blue belt. Shortly after the grading, however, Lavaselli decided to sever ties with coach Amarante due to personal differences and started training at home, with friends.

With vast experience as a tennis player, Pablo had the work ethic as well as a strong idea of how his training should be structured. He built a mini gym, with mats at his residence and invited friends and others to come. There was no shortage of training partners for Lavaselli, as such his career, although very much under a “ronin” style training regime, did not stagnate.

During this process of training at his residence with friends and people of different gyms, Pablo connected with Eduardo Duarte and Miguel Alderete of Nova União. Although not part of these two black belts’ academies, they took charge of Lavaselli’s promotions, Duarte being the one who graded Pablo with his black belt on August 3, 2019.

Early in 2020, Lavaselli was invited by Andre Porfirio to come to Orlando, and train with Porfiro for a while, a move also supported by a BJJ project named “Agora”, led by Patrick Cooligan, which helps talented young athletes with their first steps in the sport. There Pablo had access to the best grappling circuit in the world, the USA, earning high praise when competing on the IBJJF circuit.

Pablo Lavaselli Grappling Record

103 WINS
    41 (40%)
    18 (17%)
    34 (33%)
    10 (10%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Inside heel hook
Omoplata choke
Bow and arrow
Crucifix choke
Reverse triangle
Anaconda choke
    19 (54%)
    5 (14%)
    3 (9%)
    6 (17%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (3%)


50/50 armbar

Pablo Lavaselli Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20993Mauricio GomezLReferee DecisionJitz King75KG4F2019
22321Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22326Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2019
22577Bruno BressanLPts: 2x0South American76KGR22019
23314Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLAdvNew Orleans Open76KGF2020
24034Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA77KG4F2020
24042Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA77KG3RD2020
24579Alef BritoAlef BritoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KGF2020
24629Michael SalazarLArmbarAmerican NGN79KG4F2020
24981Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionOrlando Open82KGF2020
25193Rodrigo GortariLPts: 2x0B2 GrapplingABSR12021
25537Adriano AraujoLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD77KGSF2021
25542Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD77KG3RD2021
28686Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 7x2Nashville Open76KGF2021
29044Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0JJ CON76KGF2021
29509Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12021
30943Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLEBI/OTEBI 1977KGSF2022
32938Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLDQWorld Champ.76KG8F2022
33709Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielL50/50 armbarAustin SMO76KGF2022
34628Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA69KGSF2022
34633Ademir BarretoAdemir BarretoLBotinhaGrand Slam MIA69KGRPC2022
35820Luiz PauloLuiz PauloLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars76KG4F2022
36373Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 6x2World Pro69KGF2022
36722Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueLPts: 4x2Waco Open76KGF2022
37418Matheus GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvAustin WNGO79KGF2023
37951Joao MendesJoao MendesLPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2023
38493Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 8x0Pan American76KGF2023
40384Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2023
45523Pedro SilvaLPts: 2x0Dublin FO82KGSF2023
46351Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLReferee DecisionADXC277KGSPF2024
46424Elijah DorseyElijah DorseyLPts: 2x0European Open76KGSF2024
47406Jonata GomesJonata GomesLPts: 2x0LA Open76KGSF2024
47425Gabriel OliveiraGabriel OliveiraLPointsLA OpenABSSF2024
47773Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLReferee DecisionDallas Open76KGSF2024
47954Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 6x4Pan American76KGR22024
20990Jason HaydenWPts: 4x0Jitz King75KGR12019
22308Robson SaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22314Vinicius CruzWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22019
22317Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22325Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22572Winicius PereiraWPts: 8x6South American76KGR12019
23242Michael DanyusWOmoplata chokeAtlanta WO76KGR12020
23244Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2020
23245Dylan WhiteWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGSF2020
23247Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO76KGF2020
23311Kaisar SaulebayevWPts: 4x2New Orleans Open76KG4F2020
23313Joshua KeungWChoke from backNew Orleans Open76KGSF2020
23466Riccardo GalliWArmbarCanada Pro77KGRR2020
23467Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Canada Pro77KGF2020
24039Ricky SemigliaWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
24041Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
24299Dylan WhiteWBow and arrowFoley Open77KGSF2020
24300Alexander LaneWPointsFoley Open77KGF2020
24404Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvOrlando BJJ76KGF2020
24410Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24571Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGR12020
24577Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2020
24976Christopher TorresWChoke from backF2W 15977KGSPF2020
24979Christopher HargettWChoke from backOrlando Open82KG4F2020
24980Rehan MuttalibWChoke from backOrlando Open82KGSF2020
25059N/AWChoke from backAB Championship76KG4F2021
25060I. FelizWAdvAB Championship76KGSF2021
25061N/AWPts: 2x2, AdvAB Championship76KGF2021
25062N/AWArmbarAB ChampionshipABSSF2021
25063E. RoqueWReferee DecisionAB ChampionshipABSF2021
25189James MogollonWInside heel hookB2 Grappling84KG4F2021
25190Felipe SchiavonWReferee DecisionB2 Grappling84KGSF2021
25535Hilton LeaoWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam AD77KG4F2021
25540Kevin CuervoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam AD77KGRPC2021
25677Andre CantanhedeWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2021
25680Adriano AraujoWPts: 5x2World Pro77KGSF2021
25681Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 5x4World Pro77KGF2021
28683Kenya YamanakaWReverse triangleNashville Open76KG4F2021
28684Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 6x6, AdvNashville Open76KGSF2021
28707Clay MayfieldWInside heel hookNashville NGO79KGF2021
29041Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWChoke from backJJ CON76KG4F2021
29043Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 2x2, AdvJJ CON76KGSF2021
29202Mauricio OspinaWPts: 3x0World Pro69KGR12021
29207Bilal BenmahammmedWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2021
29208Youngseung ChoYoungseung ChoWPts: 4x1World Pro69KGSF2021
29210Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 2x0World Pro69KGF2021
30934Nathan OrchardWKimuraEBI 1977KGR12022
30940Aaron HarrisWRNCEBI 1977KG4F2022
32099Jadson AraujoWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro77KG4F2022
32103Wesley PossamaiWRNCSA Cont. Pro77KGSF2022
32105Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro77KGF2022
32170Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KGR12022
32174Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG4F2022
32176Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGSF2022
32177Luiz SantosWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2022
33424Chance AnthonyWArmbarAmerican Nat.76KG4F2022
33427Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 8x0American Nat.76KGSF2022
33429Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 4x2American Nat.76KGF2022
33706Manuel RobertWChoke from backAustin SMO76KG4F2022
33708Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Austin SMO76KGSF2022
33737Cody OrrissonWPts: 6x0Austin SMNGO73KG4F2022
33740Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin SMNGO73KGSF2022
33742Jordan HolyWPts: 11x0Austin SMNGO73KGF2022
34622Juan CalderonWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA69KGR12022
34626Suraj BudhramWPts: 2x2Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2022
34740Yue GohWPts: 2x0JJ Con76KGR12022
34745Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueWPts: 2x2, AdvJJ Con76KG4F2022
34750Alef BritoAlef BritoWChoke from backJJ Con76KGSF2022
34751Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWChoke from backJJ Con76KGF2022
35242Elijah DorseyElijah DorseyWReferee DecisionAtlanta FO76KGSF2022
35243Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0Atlanta FO76KGF2022
36224Alexander SeaverWChoke from backNashville Open76KGSF2022
36225Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsNashville Open76KGF2022
36362Larman LeonWPts: 6x3World Pro69KGR12022
36367Abdullah NabasWTriangleWorld Pro69KG4F2022
36371Matias EstevezMatias EstevezWPts: 2x0World Pro69KGSF2022
36720Felipe BritoWChoke from backWaco Open76KGSF2022
36732Lucas AlcantaraWChoke from backWaco OpenABS4F2022
36735Filipe PimentelWPts: 2x2, AdvWaco OpenABSSF2022
36736Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWPts: 0x0, AdvWaco OpenABSF2022
36747Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWReferee DecisionWaco NGO79KGSF2022
36748Matheus GalvaoWPts: 2x0Waco NGO79KGF2022
37394Henry ClarkWPts: 0x0, AdvAustin WO76KG4F2023
37395Jose PerezWPts: 6x6, AdvAustin WO76KGSF2023
37644Ari PollanWPts: 6x0Atlanta WO76KGSF2023
37646Brandon PerryWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGF2023
37949Henry ClarkWKimuraDallas Open76KG4F2023
38019Daniel SathlerDaniel SathlerWPts: 8x2LA Open76KGSF2023
38020Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0LA Open76KGF2023
38481Lucas AlcantaraWRNCPan American76KG8F2023
38489Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPts: 2x0Pan American76KG4F2023
38491Alef BritoAlef BritoWReferee DecisionPan American76KGSF2023
40372Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 8x6World Champ.76KGR12023
44047Henry ClarkWAnaconda chokeOC Open76KGSF2023
44048Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWChoke from backOC Open76KGF2023
45520Chris GoresWPts: 6x0Dublin FO82KG4F2023
46417Karl PegersWWristlockEuropean Open76KG8F2024
46423Julio ArantesWPts: 7x0European Open76KG4F2024
46929Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWPts: 2x2, AdvSacramento Open76KGSF2024
46930Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWReferee DecisionSacramento Open76KGF2024
47404Cody JahangiriWReferee DecisionLA Open76KG4F2024
47423Mourece RamirezWPts: 2x0LA OpenABS4F2024
47768Ravel VenturaWPts: 7x2Dallas Open76KG4F2024
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