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 towards grappling stardom was taken on April 2011, by defeating Michael Langhi (who had been unbeaten for 3 years) on his way to the top of the podium of the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship. 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, 2016)
  • 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 Champion (2010)
  • Brazilian Cup Champion (2008 purple – CBJJE)
  • World Silver Medallist (2006 junior blue)
  • World No Gi Silver Medallist (2012 absolute)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2016/2014 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

168 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    107 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    22 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross choke
31
11
#86e620
Armbar
17
6
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
11
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
11
4
#fad11b
Cross ck. f/ mount
9
3
#f58822
Brabo choke
6
2
#224aba
Toe hold
6
2
#ff9124
Lapel choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Kimura
3
1
#22c9a5
Choke
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
3
#86e620
Flying triangle
14
1
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
#fad11b
Arm in ezekiel
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2766Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR12011
2993Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3260Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3390Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSR22012
3530Otavio SousaOtavio SousaDPts: 2x2Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3618Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3682Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR12012
3734Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4060Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
4112Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4289Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR22013
4360Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
4510Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4854Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5016Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
5260Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5307Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5378Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
6300Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6695Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6877Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8669Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
8791Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS1/8F2016
2799Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2801Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2802Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2842JT TorresJT TorresWPointsBrasileiro76KG1/4F2011
2844Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2845Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2909Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2915UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3255Claudio DanielWReferee DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3256R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3257Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3285Moacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3288JT TorresJT TorresD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3296Ed RamosWPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3301Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWPts: 12x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3303Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 5x2Copa Podio76KGSF2011
3305Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGF2011
3308Claudevam MartinsWPts: 45x0Amazon Meeting76KGSF2011
3309Antônio CarlosWBow and arrowAmazon Meeting76KGF2011
3310Rodrigo MartinsWChoke from backInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KG1/4F2011
3311IvanWPts: 13x0Int. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGSF2011
3312Eduardo SilvaWLapel chokeInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGF2011
3384Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSR12012
3444Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGR22012
3451Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
3453Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
3454Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12012
3515Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3518Felipe PreguiçaD---Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3527Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 3x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3532Ricardo BastosWPts: 8x2Copa Podio85KGSF2012
3535Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 7x0Copa Podio85KGF2012
3612Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
3727Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3841Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGR22012
3847Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR32012
3852Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3855Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3856Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3995Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League82KGF2012
4058Raymond AyallaWPts: 45x0NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2012
4100Diego HerzogWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4107DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4111Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4157Lucas RochaLucas RochaWChoke from backArizona Open82KGF2013
4159Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsArizona OpenABSF2013
4169Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4170Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4171Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4172Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4185Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 5x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4187Felipe PreguiçaWPts: 3x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4274Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSR12013
4356Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGR22013
4415Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
4416Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4438Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4492Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4504Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4542Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4545Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4546Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
4601Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4605Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4612Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4617Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4619DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4621Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
4627Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4628Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4630Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4637Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
4638Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
4639Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
4645Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
4646Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
4673Augusto VieiraWN/ARio Open82KGSF2013
4675Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
4678UnknownWPointsRio OpenABS1/4F2013
4679Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4681Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSF2013
4866James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
4997John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22014
5005Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5012Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5014Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5060Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGR12014
5067Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
5070Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5071Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
5245Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5248Faisal KitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5251Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5256Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5257Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
5263Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5268S. FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5272Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5278Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5281Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
5290Luke CostelloWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5299Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 14x0World Pro.ABSR22014
5304Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSR32014
5322Luca AnacoretaWPts: 4x0World Pro.82KG1/4F2014
5324Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5326Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5365Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5466KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5473Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5476Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5478Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5483Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5484Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
5582Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5583Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5749Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
5814Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
5928L. ValleWPts: 10x0The Team76KGRR2014
5937Takahiro KandaWPts: 21x0All Japan NoGi88KGF2014
5938Ryo ChonanWPts: 4x0All Japan NoGiABSF2014
5939Ichitaro TsukadaWCross chokeAll JapanABSF2014
6286Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR22015
6292James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
6296Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6299Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6358Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGR22015
6361Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGR32015
6367Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
6371Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6373Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015
6619Max CarvalhoWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12015
6624Igor BasilioWCross chokeWorld Pro85KGR22015
6629Felipe SagatWToe holdWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6630AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6633Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6683Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22015
6688Felipe BuenoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6692Max CarvalhoWPts: 3x0World ProABS1/4F2015
6696Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
6810Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2015
6873Tarcísio JardimWPts: 9x4World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6875Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6960Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
6965Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
6966Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7442Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 0x0, AdvSanta Cruz Pro82KGSF2015
7443Julian MarquezWCross chokeSanta Cruz Pro82KGF2015
8191Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 6x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8195AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 13x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8199Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8202Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 7x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8206Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2016
8208Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016
8588Alessandro SilvaWBow and arrowPan American88KG1/8F2016
8595Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 12x6Pan American88KG1/4F2016
8598Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
8599Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGF2016
8648Dany GerardDany GerardWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
8660Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8668Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2016
8784K. DzieniszewskiWArmbarWorld ProABS1/8F2016
8872Lucas RegoWChokeWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
8875Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x2World Pro85KG1/4F2016
8879Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
8881Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9248Charles NegromonteWPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG1/8F2016
9251Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2016
9256Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
9257Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGF2016
9301Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 11x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9316Gustavo EliasWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9322Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2016

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