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Pablo Lavaselli

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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

    37 (40%)
    17 (18%)
    31 (33%)
    8 (9%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Inside heel hook
Omoplata choke
Bow and arrow
Crucifix choke
Reverse triangle
    14 (50%)
    5 (18%)
    3 (11%)
    4 (14%)
    0 (0%)
    1 (4%)


50/50 armbar

Pablo Lavaselli Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20986Mauricio GomezLReferee DecisionJitz King75KG4F2019
22311Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22316Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2019
22567Bruno BressanLPts: 2x0South American76KGR22019
23304Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLAdvNew Orleans Open76KGF2020
24024Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA77KG4F2020
24032Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA77KG3RD2020
24566Alef BritoAlef BritoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KGF2020
24616Michael SalazarLArmbarAmerican NGN79KG4F2020
24968Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionOrlando Open82KGF2020
25180Rodrigo GortariLPts: 2x0B2 GrapplingABSR12021
25524Adriano AraujoLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD77KGSF2021
25529Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD77KG3RD2021
28673Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 7x2Nashville Open76KGF2021
29031Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0JJ CON76KGF2021
29496Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KGR12021
30928Alan SanchezAlan SanchezLEBI/OTEBI 1977KGSF2022
32916Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLDQWorld Champ.76KG8F2022
33679Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielL50/50 armbarAustin SMO76KGF2022
34598Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam MIA69KGSF2022
34603Ademir BarretoAdemir BarretoLBotinhaGrand Slam MIA69KGRPC2022
35776Luiz PauloLuiz PauloLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars76KG4F2022
36326Diego SodreDiego SodreLPts: 6x2World Pro69KGF2022
36670Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueLPts: 4x2Waco Open76KGF2022
37329Matheus GalvaoLPts: 0x0, AdvAustin WNGO79KGF2023
37856Joao MendesJoao MendesLPts: 2x0Dallas Open76KGSF2023
38390Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 8x0Pan American76KGF2023
40254Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2023
20983Jason HaydenWPts: 4x0Jitz King75KGR12019
22298Robson SaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22304Vinicius CruzWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22019
22307Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22315Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22562Winicius PereiraWPts: 8x6South American76KGR12019
23232Michael DanyusWOmoplata chokeAtlanta WO76KGR12020
23234Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2020
23235Dylan WhiteWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGSF2020
23237Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO76KGF2020
23301Kaisar SaulebayevWPts: 4x2New Orleans Open76KG4F2020
23303Joshua KeungWChoke from backNew Orleans Open76KGSF2020
23456Riccardo GalliWArmbarCanada Pro77KGRR2020
23457Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Canada Pro77KGF2020
24029Ricky SemigliaWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
24031Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
24286Dylan WhiteWBow and arrowFoley Open77KGSF2020
24287Alexander LaneWPointsFoley Open77KGF2020
24391Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvOrlando BJJ76KGF2020
24397Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24558Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGR12020
24564Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2020
24963Christopher TorresWChoke from backF2W 15977KGSPF2020
24966Christopher HargettWChoke from backOrlando Open82KG4F2020
24967Rehan MuttalibWChoke from backOrlando Open82KGSF2020
25046N/AWChoke from backAB Championship76KG4F2021
25047I. FelizWAdvAB Championship76KGSF2021
25048N/AWPts: 2x2, AdvAB Championship76KGF2021
25049N/AWArmbarAB ChampionshipABSSF2021
25050E. RoqueWReferee DecisionAB ChampionshipABSF2021
25176James MogollonWInside heel hookB2 Grappling84KG4F2021
25177Felipe SchiavonWReferee DecisionB2 Grappling84KGSF2021
25522Hilton LeaoWCrucifix chokeGrand Slam AD77KG4F2021
25527Kevin CuervoWPts: 11x2Grand Slam AD77KGRPC2021
25664Andre CantanhedeWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2021
25667Adriano AraujoWPts: 5x2World Pro77KGSF2021
25668Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenWPts: 5x4World Pro77KGF2021
28670Kenya YamanakaWReverse triangleNashville Open76KG4F2021
28671Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 6x6, AdvNashville Open76KGSF2021
28694Clay MayfieldWInside heel hookNashville NGO79KGF2021
29028Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWChoke from backJJ CON76KG4F2021
29030Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWPts: 2x2, AdvJJ CON76KGSF2021
29189Mauricio OspinaWPts: 3x0World Pro69KGR12021
29194Bilal BenmahammmedWPts: 2x0World Pro69KG4F2021
29195Youngseung ChoYoungseung ChoWPts: 4x1World Pro69KGSF2021
29197Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 2x0World Pro69KGF2021
30919Nathan OrchardWKimuraEBI 1977KGR12022
30925Aaron HarrisWRNCEBI 1977KG4F2022
32084Jadson AraujoWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro77KG4F2022
32088Wesley PossamaiWRNCSA Cont. Pro77KGSF2022
32090Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioWPts: 3x0SA Cont. Pro77KGF2022
32155Leandro RounaudLeandro RounaudWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KGR12022
32159Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWChoke from backBrasileiro76KG4F2022
32161Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGSF2022
32162Luiz SantosWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2022
33397Chance AnthonyWArmbarAmerican Nat.76KG4F2022
33400Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 8x0American Nat.76KGSF2022
33402Michael LieraMichael LieraWPts: 4x2American Nat.76KGF2022
33676Manuel RobertWChoke from backAustin SMO76KG4F2022
33678Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Austin SMO76KGSF2022
33707Cody OrrissonWPts: 6x0Austin SMNGO73KG4F2022
33710Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 4x4, AdvAustin SMNGO73KGSF2022
33712Jordan HolyWPts: 11x0Austin SMNGO73KGF2022
34592Juan CalderonWChoke from backGrand Slam MIA69KGR12022
34596Suraj BudhramWPts: 2x2Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2022
34710Yue GohWPts: 2x0JJ Con76KGR12022
34715Eduardo RoqueEduardo RoqueWPts: 2x2, AdvJJ Con76KG4F2022
34720Alef BritoAlef BritoWChoke from backJJ Con76KGSF2022
34721Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWChoke from backJJ Con76KGF2022
35198Elijah DorseyElijah DorseyWReferee DecisionAtlanta FO76KGSF2022
35199Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x0Atlanta FO76KGF2022
36176Alexander SeaverWChoke from backNashville Open76KGSF2022
36177Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPointsNashville Open76KGF2022
36315Larman LeonWPts: 6x3World Pro69KGR12022
36320Abdullah NabasWTriangleWorld Pro69KG4F2022
36324Matias EstevezMatias EstevezWPts: 2x0World Pro69KGSF2022
36668Felipe BritoWChoke from backWaco Open76KGSF2022
36680Lucas AlcantaraWChoke from backWaco OpenABS4F2022
36683Filipe PimentelWPts: 2x2, AdvWaco OpenABSSF2022
36684Arthur DetanicoArthur DetanicoWPts: 0x0, AdvWaco OpenABSF2022
36695Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWReferee DecisionWaco NGO79KGSF2022
36696Matheus GalvaoWPts: 2x0Waco NGO79KGF2022
37305Henry ClarkWPts: 0x0, AdvAustin WO76KG4F2023
37306Jose PerezWPts: 6x6, AdvAustin WO76KGSF2023
37549Ari PollanWPts: 6x0Atlanta WO76KGSF2023
37551Brandon PerryWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGF2023
37854Henry ClarkWKimuraDallas Open76KG4F2023
37923Daniel SathlerDaniel SathlerWPts: 8x2LA Open76KGSF2023
37924Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0LA Open76KGF2023
38378Lucas AlcantaraWRNCPan American76KG8F2023
38386Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWPts: 2x0Pan American76KG4F2023
38388Alef BritoAlef BritoWReferee DecisionPan American76KGSF2023
40242Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 8x6World Champ.76KGR12023
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