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 divisions 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 black)
  • 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 – 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: PSLPB Cicero Costha

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.

Cover picture taken by BJJPix.

Leandro Lo Grappling Record

116 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    71 (61%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    19 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross choke
35
8
#86e620
Armbar
22
5
#5AD3D1
Cross ck. f/ mount
13
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
2
#fad11b
Brabo choke
9
2
#f58822
Kimura
4
1
#224aba
Choke from back
4
1
#ff9124
Toe hold
4
1
23
(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
2339Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGRD12011
2549Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
2808Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
2890Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSRD22012
3076Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3140Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSRD12012
3189Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3497Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
3513Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3632Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSRD22013
3703Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
3850Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4166Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
4308Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
4515Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
4561Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4632Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5480Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
5857Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6013Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
2372Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2374Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2375Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2401Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2465Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2471UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2803Claudio DanielWReferee DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2804R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2805Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2884Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSRD12012
2944Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGRD22012
2951Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
2953Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
2954Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGRD12012
3070Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGRD22012
3182Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3294Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGRD22012
3300Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRD32012
3305Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3308Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3309Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3447Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro League82KGF2012
3508Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3510DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3512Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3546Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3547Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3548Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3617Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSRD12013
3699Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGRD22013
3765Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
3766Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
3778Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2013
3832Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3844Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
3882Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
3885Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
3886Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
3928Diego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
3932Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3939Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3944Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3946DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
3948Diego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
3950Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3951Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3952Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3958Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
3959Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
3960Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
3966Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
3967Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
3993Augusto VieiraWN/ARio Open82KGSF2013
3995Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
3998UnknownWPointsRio OpenABS1/4F2013
3999Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4001Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSF2013
4178James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
4289John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSRD22014
4297Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSRD32014
4304Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
4306Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
4352Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGRD12014
4359Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
4362Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
4363Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
4500Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4503Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4506Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4511Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4512Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
4518Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4523Simone FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4527Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
4533Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
4536Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
4544Luke CostelloWPointsWorld Pro.ABSRD12014
4553Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 14x0World Pro.ABSRD22014
4558Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSRD32014
4576Luca AnacoretaWPts: 4x0World Pro.82KG1/4F2014
4578Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
4580Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
4619Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4720KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
4727Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4730Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
4732Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
4737Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
4738Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
4827Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
4828Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
4987Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
5035Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2014
5466Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSRD22015
5472James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSRD32015
5476Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
5479Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
5539Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGRD22015
5542Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGRD32015
5548Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
5552Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
5554Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015
5784Max CarvalhoWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGRD12015
5788Igor BasilioWCross chokeWorld Pro85KGRD22015
5793Felipe SagatWToe holdWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
5794AJ SousaWPointsWorld Pro85KGSF2015
5797Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
5845Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 4x2World ProABSRD22015
5850Felipe BuenoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSRD22015
5854Max CarvalhoWPts: 3x0World ProABS1/4F2015
5858Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
5954Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSUPERF2015
6009Tarcísio JardimWPts: 9x4World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6011Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6096Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
6101Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
6102Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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