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Luiz Panza is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Born on February 2, 1990, Luiz Panza trains under coach Leo Vieira and represents the Checkmat team based in Long Beach, California.A super-heavyweight competitor, he is an IBJJF World No-Gi champion (2016) and a two-time IBJJF Pan champion (2014, 2016). He received his black belt in 2012 from Marcos Barbosa of Barbosa Jiu-Jitsu before joining Checkmat in 2014. Panza is a noted leglock specialist and is known for his high submission rate, with 78% of his black belt career wins coming by way of submission.

  1. Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza Will Headline Who's Number One On May 28

    Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza Will Headline Who's Number One On May 28

    May 3, 2021

    The pound-for-pound no.1 will return to the FloGrappling Who’s Number One (WNO) mats on Friday, May 28. This time, Gordon Ryan will face Luiz Panza, in the main event.
  2. How to Watch: FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza

    How to Watch: FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza

    May 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza on FloGrappling.
  3. How to Watch The WNO: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Press Conference

    How to Watch The WNO: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Press Conference

    May 1, 2021

    Here's how to watch the FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz Panza Press Conference on FloGrappling on May 27, 2021.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Grappling Bulletin: Felipe Pena Wins Brazil's Biggest Pro Jiu-Jitsu Event

    Feb 8, 2021

    Felipe Pena cruised to victory at the BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix but it was a night of surprises and upsets. Find out what you need to know in this week's Grappling Bulletin. Don't forget to watch the live Grappling Bulletin show at 4:30pm CT on the FloGrappling site, app, YouTube channel and Facebook pages. 
  5. Live Updates & Results | BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Live Updates & Results | BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 6, 2021

    BJJ Stars is back on FloGrappling for the Heavyweight Grand Prix. If you're outside of Brazil, you can watch it here on Saturday, Feb. 6 starting at 4 p.m. CT. 
  6. Look At The Best First Round Matches At BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Look At The Best First Round Matches At BJJ Stars V: Heavyweight Grand Prix

    Feb 5, 2021

    The BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix is official now that the drawing for first round matches is complete. The two favorites, Nicholas Meregali and Felipe Pena have been placed on opposite sides of the bracket. If this highly-anticipated rematch comes to pass, it will be for the title of Grand Prix Champion.