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/BJJ Competition Record

Record of Leandro Lo’s competitive record in the main competitions of the jiu jitsu calendar.

Leandro Lo Fight Stats

1 by sub
35 by Points (63%)
9 by Advantages (16%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
11 by Submission (20%)
0 by Decision (0%)
1 by Disqualified (2%)
2 by Armbar (18%)
1 by Choke from back (9%)
Choke from back
4 by Cross choke (36%)
Cross choke
3 by Cross choke f/ mount (27%)
Cross choke f/ mount
1 by Kimura (9%)
5 by Points (41.67%)
2 by Advantages (17%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
4 by Submission (33.33%)
1 by Decision (8.33%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
3 by Choke from back (75%)
Choke from back
1 by Flying triangle (25%)
Flying triangle

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1430Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
1717Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
1868Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.U76kgSemi f.2012
1965Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2321Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
2392Vitor HenriqueVitor HenriqueLPointsPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2013
2508Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
2651Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU76kgSemi f.2013
2737Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2014
2891Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
2921Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
2960Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 42014
1257Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.U74kg1/4 final2011
1259Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.U74kgSemi f.2011
1260Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.U74kgFinal2011
1282Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiroU76kgFinal2011
1345Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.U76kg2nd2011
1351UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.U76kg3rd2011
1711Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
1768Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan AmericanU76kgRd 22012
1775Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan AmericanU76kg1/4 final2012
1777Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan AmericanU76kgSemi f.2012
1778Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU82kgRd 12012
1862Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.U76kgRd 22012
1958Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2070Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.U76kgRd 22012
2076Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRd 32012
2081Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2012
2084Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2012
2085Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2012
2220Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro LeagueU82kgFinal2012
2306Bernardo FilhoWCross choke f/ mountPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
2388Sean RobertsWCross choke f/ mountPan AmericanU82kgRd 22013
2490Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2502Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
2538Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2013
2541Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2013
2542Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2013
2575Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJEU82kg1/4 final2013
2576Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgSemi f.2013
2577Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJEAbsolute1/4 final2013
2578Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2013
2719John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22014
2726Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
2733Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
2735Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2014
2781Julian MarquezWDQPan AmericanU82kgRd12014
2788Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
2791Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2014
2792Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan AmericanU82kgFinal2014
2876Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2879Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2882Alan BeltcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2887Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
2888Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
2901Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
2907Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa PodioU77kgSemi f.2014
2910Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa PodioU77kgFinal2014
2916Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
2930Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.U82kgFinal2014
2948Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd22014
3047KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3053Tulio RosarioWCross choke f/ mountWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3056Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
3058Vitor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2014
3063Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2014
3064Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.U82kgFinal2014
3136Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3137Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014

Met team mate in previous round and advanced on gentlemen’s agreement.

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos (Atos)

Leandro Lo vs Zak Maxwell (Gracie Humaita)

Leandro Lo vs Michael Langhi (Alliance)

Leandro Lo vs Celso Vinicius (Ryan Gracie)


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