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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 Grappling Record

    48 (62%)
    13 (17%)
    15 (19%)
    1 (1%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)


Cross choke
Cross ck. f/ mount
Bow and arrow
Choke from back
    5 (36%)
    3 (21%)
    4 (29%)
    2 (14%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Flying triangle

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1941Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
2194Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2255Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
2407Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.U76kgSemi f.2012
2468Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLRefree DecisionBrasileiroAbsoluteRd 12012
2517Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2880Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
2951Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2013
3087Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
3291Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU82kgSemi f.2013
3414Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2014
3609Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
3641Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
3682Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 42014
1765Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.U74kg1/4 final2011
1767Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.U74kgSemi f.2011
1768Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.U74kgFinal2011
1792Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiroU76kgFinal2011
1856Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
1862UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
2189Claudio DanielWRefree DecisionPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2190R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2191Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2249Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
2307Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan AmericanU76kgRd 22012
2314Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan AmericanU76kg1/4 final2012
2316Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan AmericanU76kgSemi f.2012
2317Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU82kgRd 12012
2401Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.U76kgRd 22012
2510Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2622Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.U76kgRd 22012
2628Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRd 32012
2633Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2012
2636Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2012
2637Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2012
2773Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro LeagueU82kgFinal2012
2809Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
2810Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
2811Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
2865Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
2947Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanU82kgRd 22013
3002Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld ProU76kgSemi f.2013
3003Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProU76kgFinal2013
3015Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2013
3069Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3081Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3117Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2013
3120Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2013
3121Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2013
3161Diego BorgesWAdvCopa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3165Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3172Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3177Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3179DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa PodioU76kgSemi f.2013
3181Diego BorgesWAdvCopa PodioU76kgFinal2013
3184Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3185Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3186Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3192Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJEU82kg1/4 final2013
3193Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgSemi f.2013
3194Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgFinal2013
3200Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEAbsolute1/4 final2013
3201Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3303James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3395John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22014
3403Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
3410Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
3412Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3458Julian MarquezWDQPan AmericanU82kgRd12014
3465Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
3468Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2014
3469Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan AmericanU82kgFinal2014
3594Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3597Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3600Alan BeltcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3605Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3606Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
3619Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3625Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa PodioU77kgSemi f.2014
3628Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa PodioU77kgFinal2014
3634Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
3650Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.U82kgFinal2014
3669Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
3770KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3777Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3780Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3782Vitor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2014
3787Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2014
3788Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.U82kgFinal2014
3859Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3860Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014
4009Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC ProU94kgFinal2014
4053Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2014

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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