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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.

W/L Methods

MethodWinsLosses
Submission5112
Points1015
Advantage34
Decision14
Other10

Submission W/L Methods

Submission MethodWinsLosses
Straight Ankle Lock110
Armbar91
Triangle52
Knee Bar50
Footlock30
RNC21
Katagatame20
Mounted Triangle10
Choke From the Back12
Ankle Lock10
Calf Slicer10
Flying Triangle10
Inside Heel Hook01
Guillotine01
Choke01
Toehold01
Triangle Arm Bar02

Match History

W/L/DOpponentReplayMethodEventWeightDate
L M. Gimenis Replay Advantage 2021 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2021
L C. Jones Replay Inside Heel Hook FloGrappling WNO: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza Heavyweight2021
L F. Pena Replay Guillotine 2021 BJJ STARS V: Heavyweight Grand Prix Heavyweight2021
L M. Gimenis Replay Points 2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2020
WJ. Gonçalves Replay Armbar 2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2020
WS. Maddox Replay Straight Ankle Lock 2020 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ultra Heavyweight2020
WL. LeiteArmbar2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
W L. Rodrigues Straight Ankle Lock2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
L A. Marte Decision2019 Pantheon InvitationalHeavyweight2019
W N. Pontes Straight Ankle Lock2019 Pantheon Invitational94kgs2019
L F. Pena Decision2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
L B. Faria Triangle2019 Pantheon InvitationalSuper Heavyweight2019
W J. Assis Straight Ankle Lock2019 Pantheon InvitationalSuper Heavyweight2019
L G. Tonon RNC2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
W V. Silverio Straight Ankle Lock2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
W F. Al-Ketbi Points2019 Pantheon Invitational94kgs2019
WJ. AndrewTriangle2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
W R. Evangelista Armbar2019 Pantheon Invitational100kgs2019
WG. CrivelloKatagatame2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
L R. Vieira Choke2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
WF. PintoStraight Ankle Lock2019 Pantheon Invitational94kgs2019
L F. Pena Points2019 Pantheon Invitational94kgs2019
W E. Kelly Footlock2019 Pantheon InvitationalUltra Heavyweight2019
L R. Vieira Armbar2019 Pantheon Invitational100kgs2019
W V. Rodrigues Mounted Triangle2019 Pantheon InvitationalUltra Heavyweight2019
W R. Evangelista Triangle2019 Pantheon Invitational94kgs2019
L B. Faria Choke From the Back2019 Pantheon Invitational100kgs2019
W R. Cavaca RNC2019 Pantheon Invitational2019
W M. Aly Advantage2019 Pantheon InvitationalHeavyweight2019
W J. Puopolo Footlock2019 Pantheon InvitationalSuper Heavyweight2019
W I. Silva Armbar2019 Pantheon Invitational100kgs2019
L F. Pena Toehold2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
W M. Diaz Straight Ankle Lock2019 Pantheon InvitationalUltra Heavyweight2019
WK. KhalifaChoke From the Back2019 Pantheon InvitationalAbsolute Division2019
L A. Galvao Choke From the Back2019 Pantheon InvitationalHeavyweight2019
L V. Gazola Replay Advantage 2019 IBJJF Heavyweight Grand Prix Heavyweight2019
L N. Meregali Replay Triangle Arm Bar 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2019
W R. Evangelista Replay Ankle Lock 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2019
L L. Lo Replay Triangle Arm Bar 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2019
W W. Peroto Replay Triangle 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2019
W J. Puopolo Replay Other 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2019
L R. Abreu Replay Decision Fight 2 Win 106 2019
L L. Lo Replay Points 2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Division2018
W D. Souza Replay Straight Ankle Lock 2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Division2018
L J. Rocha Replay Points 2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Ultra Heavyweight2018
W C. Farias Replay Armbar 2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Ultra Heavyweight2018
W F. Trovo Replay Katagatame 2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Absolute Division2018
L J. Rocha PointsACB JJ 102018
W D. Danis Replay Points 2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2017
W D. Gerard Points 2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2017
L B. Faria Advantage 2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2017
L L. Lo Replay Points 2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2017
W B. Faria Replay Advantage 2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2017
WG. Elias Replay Knee Bar 2017 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2017
W R. Evangelista Knee Bar2017 Berkut Heavyweight Grand PrixHeavyweight2017
W A. Trans Decision2017 Berkut Heavyweight Grand PrixHeavyweight2017
WM. KahawaiStraight Ankle Lock2017 Berkut Heavyweight Grand PrixHeavyweight2017
W P. Ardila-Ibarra Replay Armbar 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
W J. Dopp Replay Calf Slicer 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
WJ. JuniorStraight Ankle Lock 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles 110kgs2016
W M. Aly Knee Bar 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Los Angeles 110kgs2016
L L. Nogueira Points 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
L E. Santos Advantage 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2016
W P. Ardila-Ibarra Knee Bar 2016 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
WL. SantosKnee Bar Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016 Absolute Division2016
W O. Nalati Points Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016 Absolute Division2016
LJ. JuniorPoints Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2016 Absolute Division2016
W A. Ceconi Replay Footlock 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
W M. Aly Advantage 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2016
WK. MouraStraight Ankle Lock 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2016
W Y. Simões Points 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
W J. Puopolo Armbar 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2016
W E. Kelly Points 2016 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Super Heavyweight2016
L B. Faria Points2015 IBJJF Pan American ChampionshipAbsolute Division2015
W J. Rocha Points2015 IBJJF Pan American ChampionshipUltra Heavyweight2015
W R. Ribeiro Points2015 IBJJF Pan American ChampionshipAbsolute Division2015
L A. Trans Points2015 IBJJF Pan American ChampionshipUltra Heavyweight2015
L F. Pena Points 2014 Copa Podio Middleweight GP 85kgs2014
W J. Satava Other 2014 Copa Podio Middleweight GP 85kgs2014
WL. GustavoOther 2014 Copa Podio Middleweight GP 85kgs2014
W C. Calasans Other 2014 Copa Podio Middleweight GP 85kgs2014
W G. Gracie Other 2014 Copa Podio Middleweight GP 85kgs2014
DD. SampaioOther 2014 Copa Podio Middleweight GP 85kgs2014
WT. DeclavoPoints2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
W B. Faria Armbar2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
L M. Hage Decision2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipAbsolute Division2014
WT. JardimPoints2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipSuper Heavyweight2014
L K. Cornelius Points2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipAbsolute Division2014
W T. Stevens Other 2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP 94kgs2014
D L. Nogueira Other 2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP 94kgs2014
L T. Spriggs Points 2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP 94kgs2014
L L. Lo Points 2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP 94kgs2014
W T. Stevens Other 2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP 94kgs2014
WR. BastosTriangle 2014 Copa Podio Heavyweight GP 94kgs2014
L J. Sousa Triangle2013 World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF ChampionshipsHeavyweight2013
WM. BezerraFlying Triangle 2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Heavyweight2013
WM. BezerraOther 2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Absolute Division2013
W A. Agazarm Armbar 2013 Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Absolute Division2013
WR. WuestTriangle 2013 Pan No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Champions Absolute Division2013
W V. Oliveira Other 2013 Pan No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Champions Absolute Division2013
W D. Simmler Other 2013 Pan No-Gi Jiu Jitsu Champions Heavyweight2013
L R. Abreu Points 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Absolute Division2013
WD. AlmeidaRNC 2013 Pre Pans FPJJ 100kgs2013