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

161 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    100 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    22 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (22%)
  • 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
2748Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR12011
2975Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3242Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3372Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSR22012
3512Otavio SousaOtavio SousaDPts: 2x2Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3600Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3664Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR12012
3713Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4038Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
4090Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4267Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR22013
4338Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
4488Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4827Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
4986Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
5230Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5277Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5348Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
6268Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6663Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6845Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8635Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
8757Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS1/8F2016
2781Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2783Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2784Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2824JT TorresJT TorresWPointsBrasileiro76KG1/4F2011
2826Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2827Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2891Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2897UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3237Claudio DanielWReferee DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3238R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3239Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3267Moacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3270JT TorresJT TorresD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3278Ed RamosWPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3283Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWPts: 12x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3285Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 5x2Copa Podio76KGSF2011
3287Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGF2011
3290Claudevam MartinsWPts: 45x0Amazon Meeting76KGSF2011
3291Antônio CarlosWBow and arrowAmazon Meeting76KGF2011
3292Rodrigo MartinsWChoke from backInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KG1/4F2011
3293IvanWPts: 13x0Int. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGSF2011
3294Eduardo SilvaWLapel chokeInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGF2011
3366Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSR12012
3426Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGR22012
3433Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
3435Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
3436Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12012
3497Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3500Felipe PreguiçaD---Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3509Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 3x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3514Ricardo BastosWPts: 8x2Copa Podio85KGSF2012
3517Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 7x0Copa Podio85KGF2012
3594Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
3706Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3819Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGR22012
3825Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR32012
3830Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3833Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3834Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3973Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League82KGF2012
4036Raymond AyallaWPts: 45x0NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2012
4078Diego HerzogWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4085DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4089Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4135Lucas RochaLucas RochaWChoke from backArizona Open82KGF2013
4137Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsArizona OpenABSF2013
4147Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4148Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4149Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4150Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4163Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 5x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4165Felipe PreguiçaWPts: 3x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4252Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSR12013
4334Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGR22013
4393Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
4394Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4416Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4470Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4482Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4520Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4523Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4524Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
4579Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4583Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4590Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4595Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4597DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4599Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
4601Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
4602Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
4603Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
4610Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
4611Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
4612Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
4618Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
4619Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
4646Augusto VieiraWN/ARio Open82KGSF2013
4648Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
4651UnknownWPointsRio OpenABS1/4F2013
4652Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4654Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSF2013
4839James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
4967John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22014
4975Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
4982Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
4984Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5030Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGR12014
5037Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
5040Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5041Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
5215Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5218Faisal KitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5221Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5226Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5227Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
5233Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5238S. FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5242Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5248Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5251Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
5260Luke CostelloWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5269Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 14x0World Pro.ABSR22014
5274Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSR32014
5292Luca AnacoretaWPts: 4x0World Pro.82KG1/4F2014
5294Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5296Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5335Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5436KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5443Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5446Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5448Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5453Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5454Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
5552Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5553Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5719Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
5784Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
5898L. ValleWPts: 10x0The Team76KGRR2014
5907Takahiro KandaWPts: 21x0All Japan NoGi88KGF2014
5908Ryo ChonanWPts: 4x0All Japan NoGiABSF2014
5909Ichitaro TsukadaWCross chokeAll JapanABSF2014
6254Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR22015
6260James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
6264Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6267Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6326Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGR22015
6329Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGR32015
6335Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
6339Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6341Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015
6587Max CarvalhoWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12015
6592Igor BasilioWCross chokeWorld Pro85KGR22015
6597Felipe SagatWToe holdWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6598AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6601Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6651Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22015
6656Felipe BuenoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6660Max CarvalhoWPts: 3x0World ProABS1/4F2015
6664Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
6778Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2015
6841Tarcísio JardimWPts: 9x4World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6843Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6928Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
6933Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
6934Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7410Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 0x0, AdvSanta Cruz Pro82KGSF2015
7411Julian MarquezWCross chokeSanta Cruz Pro82KGF2015
8159Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 6x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8163AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 13x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8167Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8170Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 7x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8174Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2016
8176Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016
8553Alessandro SilvaWBow and arrowPan American88KG1/8F2016
8560Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 12x6Pan American88KG1/4F2016
8563Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
8564Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGF2016
8614Dany GerardDany GerardWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
8626Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8634Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2016
8750K. DzieniszewskiWArmbarWorld ProABS1/8F2016
8838Lucas RegoWChokeWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
8841Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x2World Pro85KG1/4F2016
8845Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
8847Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016

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