Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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Leandro Lo Pereira is one of the top jiu jitsu competitors in the lightweight (-76kg) and middleweight divisions (-82kg), often successfully venturing in the open weight division of the sport. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro Lo became an overnight sensation on April 2011 after defeating Michael Langhi (who had been unbeaten for 3 years) on his way to the top spot of the World Pro Cup in Abu Dhabi. Since the win in the Middle East, Leandro Lo has cemented himself as one of the best “Pound for Pound” competitors in jiu jitsu with wins at the World Championships, the prestigious Copa Pódio and Pan American Championships.

Leandro Lo Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Leandro Lo Pereira do Nascimento

Nickname: “Lo” – contrary to common belief, Lo is not a nickname, but rather one of his 3 family names (Brazilians, much like the Portuguese usually have long names).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio GracieRickson GracieMarcelo BehringWaldomiro PerezRoberto GodoiMarco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Leandro Lo

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Pan American Champion (2012, 2014)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2009 & 2010 brown, 2011, 2012)
  • Brazilian National No Gi Champion (2012 weight & absolute)
  • Copa Podio GP Champion (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Brazilian National Nogi Champion (2011, 2012 weight & absolute)
  • Rio Open Champion (2011)
  • World Jiu Jitsu Pro Champion (2011, 2013, 2014 – UAEJJ)
  • World League Pro Jiu Jitsu (2010)
  • Brazilian Cup Champion (2008 purple – CBJJE)
  • World Champion (2005 junior blue)
  • World Silver Medallist (2006 junior blue)
  • World No Gi Silver Medallist (2012 absolute)
  • Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2008 purple)

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg-167lbs) or Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Spider Guard, Toreada Guard Pass

Association/Team: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Leandro Lo Pereira Biography

Leandro Lo do Nascimento was born on the 11th of May, 1989 on the east side of São Paulo – Brazil. He started practising Jiu Jitsu through the “Lutando Pelo Bem” project for underprivileged children in 2004, a project led by Cicero Costha.

Leandro was a natural athlete and won many important titles as a junior, such as the Mundial in 2005, medalling again in 2006. In 2007 the world’s biggest organization (CBJJ/IBJJF) shifted its tournament – the Mundial – to the United States seeking world wide recognition. With the change many Brazilian competitors (Leandro included) lost their main tournament as they did not have the means to travel to America. These fighters were left with the considered smaller events such as the World Cup – CBJJE, the World League Pro Jiu Jitsu and the World Pro Cup all of which were won by Leandro Lo.

It was on April 14th of 2011 that Leandro finally turned a few heads his way. After winning the south Brazilian trials at the “Gramado”, Lo went on to defeat two legends in the tournament’s final stage, Celso Vinicius and Michael Langhi. Langhi was widely considered the best lightweight in the world, and hadn’t lost a competition in 3 years. In 2012 Leandro Lo became widely recognized as the best lightweight BJJ competitor in the world, after wins at the Mundial (World Championship) the Pan American and the Brazilian Nationals. Leandro also established himself as force to be reckoned with in the open weight divisions with a win at the Brazilian No Gi Nationals and a second place at the No Gi World Championship.

Cover picture taken by BJJPix.

Leandro Lo Grappling Record

90 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    55 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross choke
33
6
#86e620
Armbar
17
3
#5AD3D1
Cross ck. f/ mount
17
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
11
2
#fad11b
Brabo choke
11
2
#f58822
Kimura
6
1
#224aba
Choke from back
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
60
3
#86e620
Flying triangle
20
1
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2000Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGRD12011
2191Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
2445Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
2515Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSRD22012
2667Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
2728Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLRefree DecisionBrasileiroABSRD12012
2777Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3078Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
3094Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3178Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanABSRD22013
3249Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
3386Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
3663Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
3791Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
3989Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
4022Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4063Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRd 42014
4874Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
2015Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2017Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2018Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2042Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2106Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2112UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2440Claudio DanielWRefree DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2441R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2442Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2509Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSRD12012
2567Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGRD22012
2574Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
2576Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
2577Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGRD12012
2661Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGRD22012
2770Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
2882Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGRD22012
2888Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRD32012
2893Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
2896Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
2897Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3033Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro League82KGF2012
3089Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3091DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3093Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3104Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3105Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3106Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3163Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSRD12013
3245Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGRD22013
3301Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
3302Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
3314Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2013
3368Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3380Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
3417Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
3420Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
3421Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
3461Diego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
3465Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3472Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3477Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3479DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
3481Diego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
3484Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3485Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3486Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3492Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
3493Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
3494Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
3500Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
3501Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
3675James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
3772John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSRD22014
3780Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSRD32014
3787Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
3789Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
3835Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGRd12014
3842Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
3845Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
3846Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
3974Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
3977Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
3980Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
3985Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
3986Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
3999Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
4005Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
4008Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
4014Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSRD12014
4031Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.82KGF2014
4050Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4151KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
4158Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4161Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
4163Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
4168Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
4169Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
4249Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
4250Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
4400Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
4445Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2014
4860Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSRD22015
4866James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSRD32015
4870Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
4873Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
4934Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGRD22015
4937Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGRD32015
4943Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
4947Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
4949Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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