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

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Leandro Lo is one of the top Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors of his generation. A natural lightweight athlete (76kg/168lbs), Leandro ventured in various weight classes to test his technique, including at the highest stage of jiu jitsu – the World Championship – where he earned titles in 3 different weight categories (light, middle and medium heavyweight). A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro Lo’s first step to stardom was taken on April 2011, by 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 his victory in the Middle East, Leandro Lo cemented himself as one of the best “Pound for Pound” grapplers around, with repeated 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: n/a

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

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2005 junior blue; 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Pan American Champion (2012, 2014, 2015)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2009 & 2010 brown, 2011, 2012)
  • Brazilian National No Gi Champion (2012 weight & absolute)
  • Copa Podio GP Champion (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Brazilian National Nogi Champion (2011, 2012 weight & absolute)
  • Rio Open Champion (2011)
  • World Jiu Jitsu Pro Champion – UAEJJ (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • World League Pro Jiu Jitsu (2010)
  • Brazilian Cup Champion (2008 purple – CBJJE)
  • 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), Médio (82kg/181lbs), Meio Pesado (88kg/194lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Spider Guard, Toreando Guard Pass

Association/Team: Jiu Jitsu New School Brotherhood (formerly PSLPB)

Leandro Lo Biography

Leandro Lo was born on the 11th of May, 1989 on the east side of São Paulo – Brazil. He started practising Jiu Jitsu through the Projecto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (PSLPB) a social 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. Known as a spider guard /triangle type of grappler, when he was a purple belt, Lo’s game would change due to an injury suffered when he was a purple belt, which kept him away from competitions for few months. Not having the pressure to perform every weekend, it was during his “competition free” phase that Lo started working on his top game, a game for which he would become known during his black belt heyday.

In 2007 the world’s biggest organization (CBJJ/IBJJF) moved its most important tournament, the Mundial, to the United States seeking world wide recognition. With the change many Brazilian competitors (Leandro included) lost their window, the best way to showcase their skills to a wider audience, as they did not have the means to travel to America. These grapplers were left with smaller events, most of which were won by Lo.

It was on April 14th of 2011 that Leandro finally turned a few heads his way. After winning the trials in the south of Brazil (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 settled his name as the best lightweight 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.

After winning all the main competitions at lightweight, Leandro Lo went up a weight division. Fighting at middleweight did not faze his performance as he kept winning all the top grappling competitions with and without the gi.

On late September, 2015. Leandro Lo and a few of his team mates severed their bonds with the PSLPB team, moving on to form their own academy, led by Lo. Jiu Jitsu New School Brotherhood was the name for the new team.  Among the most significant athletes who left with Leandro, were: Luiza Monteiro, Helio Dias, Gustavo “Braguinha”, Ygor Schneider, Anderson Lira and Wellington Luís.

Cover picture taken by BJJPix.

Leandro Lo Grappling Record

145 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    92 (63%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    22 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross choke
32
9
#86e620
Armbar
18
5
#5AD3D1
Cross ck. f/ mount
11
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
11
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
11
3
#f58822
Brabo choke
7
2
#224aba
Kimura
4
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
4
1
#bf1f6c
Lapel choke
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
3
#86e620
Flying triangle
17
1
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
17
1
#d1212a
Armbar
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2551Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR12011
2778Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3045Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3168Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSR22012
3308Otavio SousaOtavio SousaDPts: 2x2Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3392Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3456Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR12012
3505Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3830Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
3882Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4039Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR22013
4110Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
4260Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4579Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
4736Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
4972Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5019Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5090Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5987Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6374Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6538Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
2584Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2586Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2587Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2627JT TorresJT TorresWPointsBrasileiro76KG1/4F2011
2629Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2630Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2694Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2700UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3040Claudio DanielWReferee DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3041R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3042Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3070Moacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3073JT TorresJT TorresD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3081Ed RamosWPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3086Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWPts: 12x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3088Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 5x2Copa Podio76KGSF2011
3090Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGF2011
3093Claudevam MartinsWPts: 45x0Amazon Meeting76KGSF2011
3094Antônio CarlosWBow and arrowAmazon Meeting76KGF2011
3095IvanWPts: 13x0Int. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGSF2011
3096Eduardo SilvaWLapel chokeInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGF2011
3162Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSR12012
3222Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGR22012
3229Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
3231Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
3232Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12012
3293Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3296Felipe PreguiçaD---Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3305Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 3x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3310Ricardo BastosWPts: 8x2Copa Podio85KGSF2012
3313Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 7x0Copa Podio85KGF2012
3386Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
3498Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3611Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGR22012
3617Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR32012
3622Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3625Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3626Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3765Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro League82KGF2012
3828Raymond AyallaWPts: 45x0NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2012
3870Diego HerzogWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
3877DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3881Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3915Lucas RochaLucas RochaWChoke from backArizona Open82KGF2013
3917Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsArizona OpenABSF2013
3927Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
3928Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3929Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3930Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3943Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 5x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
3945Felipe PreguiçaWPts: 3x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4024Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSR12013
4106Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGR22013
4165Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
4166Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4188Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4242Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4254Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4292Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4295Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4296Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
4338Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4342Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4349Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4354Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4356DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4358Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
4360Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
4361Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
4362Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
4369Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
4370Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
4371Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
4377Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
4378Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
4405Augusto VieiraWN/ARio Open82KGSF2013
4407Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
4410UnknownWPointsRio OpenABS1/4F2013
4411Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4413Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSF2013
4591James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
4717John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22014
4725Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
4732Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
4734Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
4780Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGR12014
4787Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
4790Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
4791Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
4957Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4960Faisal KitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4963Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4968Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4969Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
4975Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4980S. FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4984Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
4990Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
4993Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
5002Luke CostelloWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5011Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 14x0World Pro.ABSR22014
5016Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSR32014
5034Luca AnacoretaWPts: 4x0World Pro.82KG1/4F2014
5036Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5038Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5077Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5178KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5185Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5188Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5190Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5195Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5196Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
5291Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5292Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5456Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
5516Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
5623L. ValleWPts: 10x0The Team76KGRR2014
5973Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR22015
5979James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
5983Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
5986Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6045Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGR22015
6048Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGR32015
6054Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
6058Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6060Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015
6298Max CarvalhoWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12015
6303Igor BasilioWCross chokeWorld Pro85KGR22015
6308Felipe SagatWToe holdWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6309AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6312Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6362Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22015
6367Felipe BuenoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6371Max CarvalhoWPts: 3x0World ProABS1/4F2015
6375Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
6477Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2015
6534Tarcísio JardimWPts: 9x4World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6536Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6621Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
6626Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
6627Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7077Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 0x0, AdvSanta Cruz Pro82KGSF2015
7078Julian MarquezWCross chokeSanta Cruz Pro82KGF2015
7779Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 6x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
7783AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 13x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
7787Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
7790Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 7x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
7794Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2016
7796Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016

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