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 (-76kg) and middleweight divisions (-82kg), often successfully venturing in the open weight division of the sport. A black belt under Cicero Costha, Leandro Lo became an overnight sensation on April 2011 after 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 the win in the Middle East, Leandro Lo has cemented himself as one of the best “Pound for Pound” competitors 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: PSLPB 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

92 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    55 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    15 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Cross choke
35
7
#86e620
Armbar
20
4
#5AD3D1
Cross ck. f/ mount
15
3
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
10
2
#fad11b
Brabo choke
10
2
#f58822
Kimura
5
1
#224aba
Choke from back
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
60
3
#86e620
Flying triangle
20
1
#5AD3D1
Lapel choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2159Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGRD12011
2350Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
2604Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
2679Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSRD22012
2831Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
2892Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLRefree DecisionBrasileiroABSRD12012
2941Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3242Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
3258Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
3355Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanABSRD22013
3426Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
3570Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
3848Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
3976Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
4175Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
4210Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4255Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5079Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
2174Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2176Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2177Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2201Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2265Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2271UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2599Claudio DanielWRefree DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2600R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2601Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
2673Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSRD12012
2731Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGRD22012
2738Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
2740Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
2741Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGRD12012
2825Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGRD22012
2934Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3046Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGRD22012
3052Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRD32012
3057Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3060Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3061Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3197Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro League82KGF2012
3253Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi WorldsABSRD12012
3255DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
3257Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
3281Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3282Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3283Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
3340Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSRD12013
3422Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGRD22013
3485Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
3486Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
3498Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2013
3552Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3564Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
3601Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
3604Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
3605Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
3646Diego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
3650Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3657Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3662Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
3664DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
3666Diego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
3669Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3670Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3671Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJE76KGNA2013
3677Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
3678Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
3679Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
3685Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
3686Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
3860James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
3957John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSRD22014
3965Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSRD32014
3972Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
3974Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
4020Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGRD12014
4027Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
4030Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
4031Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
4160Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4163Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4166Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
4171Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
4172Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
4178Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4183Simone FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
4187Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
4193Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
4196Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
4202Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSRD12014
4219Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.82KGF2014
4242Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4343KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
4350Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
4353Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
4355Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
4360Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
4361Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
4441Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
4442Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
4592Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
4640Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSUPERF2014
5065Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSRD22015
5071James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSRD32015
5075Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
5078Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
5139Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGRD22015
5142Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGRD32015
5148Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
5152Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
5154Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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