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Lou Armezzani: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Lou Armezzani: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Lou Armezzani?

Lou Armezzani is an American black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Ailson “Jucao” Brites and a retired professional mixed martial artist. He’s competed at the IBJJF World Masters competition, done superfights for Fight to Win six times, and now owns his own successful BJJ Gym in Pennsylvania, Armezzani Jiu Jitsu Academy.

Buster Guard The Omoplata Funnel by Lou Armezzani

Lou has been around combat sports for a long time, but has been training BJJ on a consistent basis for well over a decade. As a student of Brites, who was himself a student of Carlos Gracie, Jr., Armezzani has one of the purest lineages available to anyone born in the United States. His black belt is as well-earned as they come.

As a young MMA fighter, Lou was signed to a management group called LionHeart Fighters along with several other stars, including the UFC’s Phil Davis. His career looked to be off to an amazing start, but a string of five fights inside of a year caused his body to fail. In his fifth and final fight as an MMA pro, he suffered a shoulder injury that required reconstructive surgery.

Since that time, Armezzani has made himself known on the grappling scene with many superfights, and even earned his way to the silver medal podium at the IBJJF Masters World Championships. He will likely continue to compete even as he turns his attention towards coaching full time and creating instructional videos.

Armezzani owns and operates Armezzani Jiu Jitsu Academy in Monaca, Pennsylvania. 

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How Old is Lou Armezzani?

Lou’s age isn’t published anywhere. We know he started training with the Gracies at 21, and retired in his first year of pro fighting in 2009.

Lou Armezzani Family

Not much has been published about Lou Armezzani’s family. He maintains a private life, preferring to focus on the sport when interviewed.

How Much is Lou Armezzani Worth?

Lou Armezzani’s net worth is not public information.  He was a pro fighter in 2009, a professional grappler in 2016, and has worked hard to create his own community around combat sports in his home in Pennsylvania, Armezzani BJJ.

How Tall is Lou Armezzani?

Lou Armezzani is 6'0", or approximately 183 cm.

How Much Does Lou Armezzani Weigh? 

Lou Armezzani competes as a middleweight at 185 pounds, or about 84 kg.

Lou Armezzani Fight List

As a grappler, Lou Armezzani has had far too many bouts to list them all here. Take a look below at Lou’s best fight of all time, as well as his big losses, to get an idea of his competition prowess.

Lou Armezzani's Best Fight of All Time

For a fighter like Lou Armezzani, it’s hard to pin down one amazing moment in a career full of highlights. We’ll go with the idea that the first is often the best, and call out Armezzani’s first win, against Curtis Hall, as one of his finest moments.

Another great fight came in his second showing as an MMA pro, where Lou forced his opponent to tap… to strikes! This rare form of victory is not usually seen, and speaks volumes about Armezzani’s domination inside the cage.

Who Did Lou Armezzani Lose To?

If you’ve got to lose, it may as well be to a big name, right? In today’s world of social media and grappling, it doesn’t get much bigger than Tom DeBlass. Tom and Lou faced off at 220 pounds in 2018 for Fight to Win 72, where DeBlass was able to secure a heel hook and take home the win in this superfight.

When it comes to MMA, Lou retired after suffering a major injury (and loss) to Tenyah Dixon. This loss changed the course of his MMA career, but it gave us one of the most exciting heavyweight grapplers on the scene. 

Lou Armezzani Record

Lou Armezzani has an overall professional grappling record of 3-7. He became active as a grappler after retiring from MMA in 2009 due to a devastating shoulder injury.

As an MMA Fighter, Lou Armezzani’s record is 3-2. He fought his last professional fight inside the cage on VFL 21 against Tenyeh Dixon in October of 2009.

Lou Armezzani Injuries

Combat sports takes a toll on all of its athletes eventually; the goal is to lessen the impact. Sometimes it’s possible to skate through relatively unscatehed, while other times it seems like injury is unavoidable. Unfortunately, Armezzani’s MMA career ended after only his fifth pro fight, due to a shoulder injury so severe that it required reconstructive surgery. 

After moving on from MMA, Armezzani became even more focused on developing his ground game and spent more and more time training BJJ. Today, Lou has returned to competition on the superfight circuit, most notably through his six appearances in the Fight 2 Win promotion.

Is Lou Armezzani Retired?

Lou Armezzani retired from professional mixed martial arts competition as of October 2009, but he remains active on the competitive grappling circuit and as a coach of his own academy. He’s appeared on Seth Daniels’ Fight to Win promotion a whopping six times, and is a black belt masters silver medalist.

When he’s not collecting trophies or helping a younger athlete learn to start their own trophy wall, Lou is hard at work teaching. While most of his energy goes into teaching at his very own Armezzani Jiu Jitsu Academy, he’s also put some time into filming content in coordination with BJJ Fanatics. 

His first offering is a look at what Lou calls ‘Buster Guard’ in his “Buster Guard: The Omoplata Funnel” If you’re looking for some unconventional guard play, this is it. Inspired by other innovative guard players from his past, like De la Riva, Armezzani has helped to pioneer a guard that looks at home in any gym, gi or no gi. Take a look at this unique position today and you’ll be sure to catch your friends off guard!

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