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 division who often ventures successfully in the middle weight and open weight divisions. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro Lo became an overnight sensation after he defeated Michael Langhi – April 2011 – (who was 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’ 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: 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/BJJ Competition Record

Record of Leandro Lo’s competitive record in the main competitions of the jiu jitsu calendar.

Leandro Lo Fight Stats

1 by sub
36 by Points (63%)
9 by Advantages (16%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
11 by Submission (19%)
0 by Decision (0%)
1 by Disqualified (2%)
2 by Armbar (18%)
1 by Choke from back (9%)
Choke from back
4 by Cross choke (36%)
Cross choke
3 by Cross choke f/ mount (27%)
Cross choke f/ mount
1 by Kimura (9%)
5 by Points (41.67%)
2 by Advantages (17%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
4 by Submission (33.33%)
1 by Decision (8.33%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
3 by Choke from back (75%)
Choke from back
1 by Flying triangle (25%)
Flying triangle

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1438Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
1725Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
1876Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.U76kgSemi f.2012
1973Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2329Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
2400Vitor HenriqueVitor HenriqueLPointsPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2013
2516Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2659Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU76kgSemi f.2013
2745Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2014
2899Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
2929Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
2968Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 42014
1265Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.U74kg1/4 final2011
1267Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.U74kgSemi f.2011
1268Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.U74kgFinal2011
1290Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiroU76kgFinal2011
1353Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.U76kg2nd2011
1359UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.U76kg3rd2011
1719Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
1776Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan AmericanU76kgRd 22012
1783Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan AmericanU76kg1/4 final2012
1785Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan AmericanU76kgSemi f.2012
1786Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU82kgRd 12012
1870Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.U76kgRd 22012
1966Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2078Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.U76kgRd 22012
2084Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRd 32012
2089Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2012
2092Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2012
2093Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2012
2228Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro LeagueU82kgFinal2012
2314Bernardo FilhoWCross choke f/ mountPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
2396Sean RobertsWCross choke f/ mountPan AmericanU82kgRd 22013
2498Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2510Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2546Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2013
2549Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2013
2550Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2013
2583Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJEU82kg1/4 final2013
2584Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgSemi f.2013
2585Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJEAbsolute1/4 final2013
2586Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2727John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22014
2734Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
2741Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
2743Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2014
2789Julian MarquezWDQPan AmericanU82kgRd12014
2796Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
2799Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2014
2800Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan AmericanU82kgFinal2014
2884Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2887Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2890Alan BeltcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2895Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2896Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
2909Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
2915Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa PodioU77kgSemi f.2014
2918Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa PodioU77kgFinal2014
2924Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
2938Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.U82kgFinal2014
2956Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
3055KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3061Tulio RosarioWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3064Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3066Vitor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2014
3071Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2014
3072Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.U82kgFinal2014
3144Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3145Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014
3276Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC ProU94kgFinal2014

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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