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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 AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Foley Winter Open (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Orlando Open (2021)

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)

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

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
6
#86e620
Armbar
17
2
#5AD3D1
Omoplata choke
8
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
8
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
8
1
#f58822
Crucifix choke
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (8%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (23%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Pablo Lavaselli Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20869Mauricio GomezLReferee DecisionJitz King75KG4F2019
22163Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22168Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2019
22414Bruno BressanLPts: 2x0South American76KGR22019
23132Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLAdvNew Orleans Open76KGF2020
23822Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA77KG4F2020
23830Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA77KG3RD2020
24349Alef BritoAlef BritoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KGF2020
24399Michael SalazarLArmbarAmerican NGN79KG4F2020
24747Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionOrlando Open82KGF2020
24938Rodrigo GortariLPts: 2x0B2 GrapplingABSR12021
25277Adriano AraujoLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD77KGSF2021
25282Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD77KG3RD2021
20866Jason HaydenWPts: 4x0Jitz King75KGR12019
22150Robson SaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22156Vinicius CruzWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22019
22159Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22167Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22409Winicius PereiraWPts: 8x6South American76KGR12019
23060Michael DanyusWOmoplata chokeAtlanta WO76KGR12020
23062Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2020
23063Dylan WhiteWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGSF2020
23065Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO76KGF2020
23129Kaisar SaulebayevWPts: 4x2New Orleans Open76KG4F2020
23131Joshua KeungWChoke from backNew Orleans Open76KGSF2020
23270Riccardo GalliWArmbarCanada Pro77KGRR2020
23271Fabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Canada Pro77KGF2020
23827Ricky SemigliaWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
23829Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
24075Dylan WhiteWBow and arrowFoley Open77KGSF2020
24076Alexander LaneWPointsFoley Open77KGF2020
24178Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvOrlando BJJ76KGF2020
24184Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24341Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGR12020
24347Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2020
24742Christopher TorresWChoke from backF2W 15977KGSPF2020
24745Christopher HargettWChoke from backOrlando Open82KG4F2020
24746Rehan MuttalibWChoke from backOrlando Open82KGSF2020
24811N/AWChoke from backAB Championship76KG4F2021
24812I. FelizWAdvAB Championship76KGSF2021
24813N/AWPts: 2x2, AdvAB Championship76KGF2021
24814N/AWArmbarAB ChampionshipABSSF2021
24815Eduardo RoqueWReferee DecisionAB ChampionshipABSF2021
24934James MogollonWInside heel hookB2 Grappling84KG4F2021
24935Felipe SchiavonWReferee DecisionB2 Grappling84KGSF2021
25275Hilton LeaoWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam AD77KG4F2021
25280Kevin CuervoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam AD77KGRPC2021
25415Andre CantanhedeWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2021
25418Adriano AraujoWPts: 5x2World Pro77KGSF2021
25419Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 5x4World Pro77KGF2021
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