Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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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

    49 (60%)
    15 (19%)
    15 (19%)
    1 (1%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)


Cross choke
Cross ck. f/ mount
Bow and arrow
Choke from back
    5 (33%)
    4 (27%)
    4 (27%)
    2 (13%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Flying triangle

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2039Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
2292Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2358Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
2510Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.U76kgSemi f.2012
2571Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLRefree DecisionBrasileiroAbsoluteRd 12012
2620Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2929Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteFinal2012
3003Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
3074Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2013
3210Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
3416Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU82kgSemi f.2013
3551Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2014
3746Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
3779Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
3820Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 42014
1863Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.U74kg1/4 final2011
1865Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.U74kgSemi f.2011
1866Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.U74kgFinal2011
1890Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiroU76kgFinal2011
1954Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
1960UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
2287Claudio DanielWRefree DecisionPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2288R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2289Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2352Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
2410Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan AmericanU76kgRd 22012
2417Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan AmericanU76kg1/4 final2012
2419Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan AmericanU76kgSemi f.2012
2420Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU82kgRd 12012
2504Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.U76kgRd 22012
2613Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2725Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.U76kgRd 22012
2731Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRd 32012
2736Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2012
2739Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2012
2740Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2012
2876Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro LeagueU82kgFinal2012
2924Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi WorldsAbsoluteRd 12012
2926DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2012
2928Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2012
2932Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
2933Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
2934Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
2988Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
3070Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanU82kgRd 22013
3125Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld ProU76kgSemi f.2013
3126Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProU76kgFinal2013
3138Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2013
3192Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3204Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3241Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2013
3244Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2013
3245Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2013
3285Diego BorgesWAdvCopa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3289Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3296Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3301Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3303DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa PodioU76kgSemi f.2013
3305Diego BorgesWAdvCopa PodioU76kgFinal2013
3308Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3309Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3310Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3316Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJEU82kg1/4 final2013
3317Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgSemi f.2013
3318Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgFinal2013
3324Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEAbsolute1/4 final2013
3325Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3428James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3532John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22014
3540Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
3547Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
3549Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3595Julian MarquezWDQPan AmericanU82kgRd12014
3602Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
3605Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2014
3606Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan AmericanU82kgFinal2014
3731Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3734Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3737Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3742Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3743Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
3756Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3762Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa PodioU77kgSemi f.2014
3765Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa PodioU77kgFinal2014
3771Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
3788Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.U82kgFinal2014
3807Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
3908KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3915Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3918Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3920Vitor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2014
3925Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2014
3926Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.U82kgFinal2014
4006Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
4007Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014
4157Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC ProU94kgFinal2014
4202Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2014

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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