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Pablo Lavaselli

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Instructional by Alexandre Ribeiro

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 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Foley Winter Open (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

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

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
63
5
#86e620
Bow and arrow
13
1
#5AD3D1
Omoplata choke
13
1
#d1212a
Armbar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (10%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (30%)
  • 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
20845Mauricio GomezLReferee DecisionJitz King75KG4F2019
22137Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGSF2019
22142Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KG3RD2019
22385Bruno BressanLPts: 2x0South American76KGR22019
23094Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielLAdvNew Orleans Open76KGF2020
23770Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MIA77KG4F2020
23778Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 1x0Grand Slam MIA77KG3RD2020
24294Alef BritoAlef BritoLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nats76KGF2020
24344Michael SalazarLArmbarAmerican NGN79KG4F2020
24686Lucas ValleLReferee DecisionOrlando Open82KGF2020
20842Jason HaydenWPts: 4x0Jitz King75KGR12019
22124Robson SaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22130Vinicius CruzWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR22019
22133Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22141Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22380Winicius PereiraWPts: 8x6South American76KGR12019
23022Michael DanyusWOmoplata chokeAtlanta WO76KGR12020
23024Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0Atlanta WO76KG4F2020
23025Dylan WhiteWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KGSF2020
23027Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionAtlanta WO76KGF2020
23091Kaisar SaulebayevWPts: 4x2New Orleans Open76KG4F2020
23093Joshua KeungWChoke from backNew Orleans Open76KGSF2020
23230Riccardo GalliWArmbarCanada Pro77KGRR2020
23231Fabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Canada Pro77KGF2020
23775Ricky SemigliaWPts: 7x1Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
23777Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MIA77KGRPC2020
24022Dylan WhiteWBow and arrowFoley Open77KGSF2020
24023Alexander LaneWPointsFoley Open77KGF2020
24125Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvOrlando BJJ76KGF2020
24131Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWReferee DecisionHouston Open76KGF2020
24286Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats76KGR12020
24292Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 6x6, AdvAmerican Nats76KGSF2020
24681Christopher TorresWChoke from backF2W 15977KGSPF2020
24684Christopher HargettWChoke from backOrlando Open82KG4F2020
24685Rehan MuttalibWChoke from backOrlando Open82KGSF2020
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