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, 2016)
  • 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

176 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    114 (65%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    23 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (20%)
  • 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
2771Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR12011
2998Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3265Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3402Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSR22012
3542Otavio SousaOtavio SousaDPts: 2x2Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3630Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3694Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR12012
3746Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4072Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
4124Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4304Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR22013
4375Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
4527Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4873Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5049Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
5297Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5345Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5420Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
6378Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6776Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6958Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8797Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
8936Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS1/8F2016
2804Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2806Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2807Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2847JT TorresJT TorresWPointsBrasileiro76KG1/4F2011
2849Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2850Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2914Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2920UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3260Claudio DanielWReferee DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3261R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3262Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3290Moacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3293JT TorresJT TorresD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3301Ed RamosWPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3306Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWPts: 12x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3308Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 5x2Copa Podio76KGSF2011
3310Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGF2011
3313Claudevam MartinsWPts: 45x0Amazon Meeting76KGSF2011
3314Antônio CarlosWBow and arrowAmazon Meeting76KGF2011
3316Antonio CrivelariWPts: 2x0Brasileiro NoGi73KG1/4F2011
3317Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 8x2Brasileiro NoGi73KGSF2011
3319Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 10x0Brasileiro NoGi73KGF2011
3322Rodrigo MartinsWChoke from backInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KG1/4F2011
3323IvanWPts: 13x0Int. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGSF2011
3324Eduardo SilvaWLapel chokeInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGF2011
3396Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSR12012
3456Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGR22012
3463Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
3465Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
3466Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12012
3527Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3530Felipe PreguiçaD---Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3539Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 3x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3544Ricardo BastosWPts: 8x2Copa Podio85KGSF2012
3547Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 7x0Copa Podio85KGF2012
3624Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
3739Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3853Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGR22012
3859Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR32012
3864Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3867Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3868Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
4007Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League82KGF2012
4070Raymond AyallaWPts: 45x0NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2012
4112Diego HerzogWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4119DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4123Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4171Lucas RochaLucas RochaWChoke from backArizona Open82KGF2013
4173Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsArizona OpenABSF2013
4183Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4184Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4185Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4186Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4199Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 5x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4201Felipe PreguiçaWPts: 3x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4289Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSR12013
4371Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGR22013
4432Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
4433Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4455Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4509Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4521Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4559Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4562Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4563Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
4620Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4624Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4631Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4636Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4638DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4640Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
4646Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4647Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4649Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4656Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
4657Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
4658Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
4664Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
4665Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
4692Augusto VieiraWN/ARio Open82KGSF2013
4694Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
4697UnknownWPointsRio OpenABS1/4F2013
4698Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4700Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSF2013
4885James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
5030John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22014
5038Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5045Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5047Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5093Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGR12014
5100Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
5103Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5104Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
5282Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5285Faisal KitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5288Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5293Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5294Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
5300Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5306S. FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5310Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5316Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5319Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
5328Luke CostelloWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5337Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 14x0World Pro.ABSR22014
5342Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSR32014
5361Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWPts: 4x0World Pro.82KG1/4F2014
5363Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5365Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5407Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5508KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5515Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5518Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5520Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5525Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5526Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
5626Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5627Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5799Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
5867Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
5982L. ValleWPts: 10x0The Team76KGRR2014
5997Takahiro KandaWPts: 21x0All Japan NoGi88KGF2014
5998Ryo ChonanWPts: 4x0All Japan NoGiABSF2014
5999Ichitaro TsukadaWCross chokeAll JapanABSF2014
6364Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR22015
6370James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
6374Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6377Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6435Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGR22015
6438Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGR32015
6444Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
6448Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6450Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015
6698Max CarvalhoWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12015
6703Igor BasilioWCross chokeWorld Pro85KGR22015
6708Felipe SagatWToe holdWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6709AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6712Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6764Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22015
6769Felipe BuenoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6773Max CarvalhoWPts: 3x0World ProABS1/4F2015
6777Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
6891Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2015
6954Tarcísio JardimWPts: 9x4World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6956Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS1/4F2015
7041Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
7046Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
7047Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7532Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 0x0, AdvSanta Cruz Pro82KGSF2015
7533Julian MarquezWCross chokeSanta Cruz Pro82KGF2015
8314Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 6x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8318AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 13x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8322Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8325Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 7x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8329Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2016
8331Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016
8716Alessandro SilvaWBow and arrowPan American88KG1/8F2016
8723Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 12x6Pan American88KG1/4F2016
8726Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
8727Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGF2016
8776Dany GerardDany GerardWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
8788Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8796Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2016
8929K. DzieniszewskiWArmbarWorld ProABS1/8F2016
9017Lucas RegoWChokeWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
9020Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x2World Pro85KG1/4F2016
9024Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
9026Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9396Charles NegromonteWPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG1/8F2016
9399Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2016
9404Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
9405Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGF2016
9449Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 11x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9464Gustavo EliasWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9470Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9520Nicholas MeregaliWPts: 4x2Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9525Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9531Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9536Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGSF2016
9541Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x0Copa Podio86KGF2016

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