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.
How The Checkmat Team Are Preparing for WNO
May 3, 2021Watch the Checkmat team train in California before WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Luiz Panza!
UNLOCKED WNO: Craig Jones vs. Luiz Panza
Apr 30, 2021Gordon Ryan takes on Luiz Panza at Who's Number One on May 28 in Austin, Texas. Also, Mikey Musumeci is back in his second no-gi appearance of 2021!
Fight To Win
May 18, 2020The biggest party in grappling, Fight to Win features non-stop submission-only gi and no-gi jiu-jitsu!