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)
  • 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

173 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    111 (64%)
  • 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
2767Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan American76KGR12011
2994Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2011
3261Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3391Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanABSR22012
3531Otavio SousaOtavio SousaDPts: 2x2Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3619Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.76KGSF2012
3683Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLReferee DecisionBrasileiroABSR12012
3735Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
4061Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds76KGSF2012
4113Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSF2012
4290Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR22013
4361Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan American82KG1/4F2013
4511Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4855Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGSF2013
5017Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanABSF2014
5261Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa Podio94KGF2014
5308Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5379Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
6301Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLLapel chokePan AmericanABSF2015
6696Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6878Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2015
8670Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLArm in ezekielPan AmericanABSF2016
8792Victor HonorioVictor HonorioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS1/8F2016
2800Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.74KG1/4F2011
2802Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.74KGSF2011
2803Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.74KGF2011
2843JT TorresJT TorresWPointsBrasileiro76KG1/4F2011
2845Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2011
2846Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiro76KGF2011
2910Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
2916UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.76KGRDS2011
3256Claudio DanielWReferee DecisionPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3257R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3258Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSNA2011
3286Moacir MendesWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3289JT TorresJT TorresD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3297Ed RamosWPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3302Denilson PimentaDenilson PimentaWPts: 12x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3304Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 5x2Copa Podio76KGSF2011
3306Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWChoke from backCopa Podio76KGF2011
3309Claudevam MartinsWPts: 45x0Amazon Meeting76KGSF2011
3310Antônio CarlosWBow and arrowAmazon Meeting76KGF2011
3311Rodrigo MartinsWChoke from backInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KG1/4F2011
3312IvanWPts: 13x0Int. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGSF2011
3313Eduardo SilvaWLapel chokeInt. de Jiu-Jitsu76KGF2011
3385Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSR12012
3445Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan American76KGR22012
3452Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan American76KG1/4F2012
3454Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan American76KGSF2012
3455Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan American82KGR12012
3516Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3519Felipe PreguiçaD---Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3528Rafael BarbosaRafael BarbosaWPts: 3x0Copa Podio85KGGP2012
3533Ricardo BastosWPts: 8x2Copa Podio85KGSF2012
3536Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 7x0Copa Podio85KGF2012
3613Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.76KGR22012
3728Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3842Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.76KGR22012
3848Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.76KGR32012
3853Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2012
3856Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGSF2012
3857Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2012
3996Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro League82KGF2012
4059Raymond AyallaWPts: 45x0NoGi Worlds76KG1/4F2012
4101Diego HerzogWPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12012
4108DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABS1/4F2012
4112Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2012
4158Lucas RochaLucas RochaWChoke from backArizona Open82KGF2013
4160Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPointsArizona OpenABSF2013
4170Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsD---World ExpoABSSPF2013
4171Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4172Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4173Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEABSNA2013
4186Augusto MendesAugusto MendesWPts: 5x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4188Felipe PreguiçaWPts: 3x2Copa PodioABSSPF2013
4275Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanABSR12013
4357Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan American82KGR22013
4416Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld Pro76KGSF2013
4417Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro76KGF2013
4439Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa Podio82KGSPF2013
4493Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4505Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSRDS2013
4543Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.76KG1/4F2013
4546Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.76KGSF2013
4547Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGF2013
4602Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGGP2013
4606Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4613Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4618Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4620DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa Podio76KGSF2013
4622Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWAdvCopa Podio76KGF2013
4628Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4629Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4631Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEABSNA2013
4638Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJE82KG1/4F2013
4639Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJE82KGSF2013
4640Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJE82KGF2013
4646Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEABS1/4F2013
4647Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2013
4674Augusto VieiraWN/ARio Open82KGSF2013
4676Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWArmbarRio Open82KGF2013
4679UnknownWPointsRio OpenABS1/4F2013
4680Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSSF2013
4682Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 0x0, AdvRio OpenABSF2013
4867James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsABSSF2013
4998John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22014
5006Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanABSR32014
5013Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanABS1/4F2014
5015Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanABSSF2014
5061Julian MarquezWDQPan American82KGR12014
5068Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan American82KG1/4F2014
5071Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan American82KGSF2014
5072Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan American82KGF2014
5246Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5249Faisal KitbeWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5252Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa Podio94KGGP2014
5257Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5258Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa Podio94KGSF2014
5264Hamzeh RasheedWArmbarCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5269S. FranceschiniWCross chokeCopa Podio77KGGP2014
5273Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa Podio77KGGP2014
5279Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa Podio77KGSF2014
5282Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa Podio77KGF2014
5291Luke CostelloWPointsWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5300Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 14x0World Pro.ABSR22014
5305Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.ABSR32014
5323Luca AnacoretaWPts: 4x0World Pro.82KG1/4F2014
5325Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPointsWorld Pro.82KGSF2014
5327Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.82KGF2014
5366Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5467KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5474Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.82KGRDS2014
5477Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KGRDS2014
5479Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.82KG1/4F2014
5484Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.82KGSF2014
5485Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.82KGF2014
5583Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEABSSF2014
5584Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEABSF2014
5750Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
5815Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa Podio82KGSPF2014
5929L. ValleWPts: 10x0The Team76KGRR2014
5938Takahiro KandaWPts: 21x0All Japan NoGi88KGF2014
5939Ryo ChonanWPts: 4x0All Japan NoGiABSF2014
5940Ichitaro TsukadaWCross chokeAll JapanABSF2014
6287Yuto HiraoWBrabo chokePan AmericanABSR22015
6293James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 13x0Pan AmericanABSR32015
6297Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2015
6300Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
6359Cris AtkinsWBrabo chokePan American82KGR22015
6362Bruno AntunesWPts: 13x0Pan American82KGR32015
6368Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWCross chokePan American82KG1/4F2015
6372Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2015
6374Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 5x2Pan American82KGF2015
6620Max CarvalhoWPts: 6x0World Pro85KGR12015
6625Igor BasilioWCross chokeWorld Pro85KGR22015
6630Felipe SagatWToe holdWorld Pro85KG1/4F2015
6631AJ SousaAJ SousaWPointsWorld Pro85KGSF2015
6634Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGF2015
6684Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22015
6689Felipe BuenoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSR22015
6693Max CarvalhoWPts: 3x0World ProABS1/4F2015
6697Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
6811Sergio MoraesSergio MoraesWPts: 6x0Copa PodioABSSPF2015
6874Tarcísio JardimWPts: 9x4World Champ.ABS1/8F2015
6876Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS1/4F2015
6961Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2015
6966Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x2World Champ.88KGSF2015
6967Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
7443Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 0x0, AdvSanta Cruz Pro82KGSF2015
7444Julian MarquezWCross chokeSanta Cruz Pro82KGF2015
8192Davi RamosDavi RamosWPts: 6x2Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8196AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 13x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8200Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x2, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8203Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 7x0Copa Podio77KGGP2016
8207Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGSF2016
8209Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Copa Podio77KGF2016
8589Alessandro SilvaWBow and arrowPan American88KG1/8F2016
8596Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesWPts: 12x6Pan American88KG1/4F2016
8599Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWToe holdPan American88KGSF2016
8600Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGF2016
8649Dany GerardDany GerardWCross chokePan AmericanABSR22016
8661Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPts: 3x0Pan AmericanABS1/8F2016
8669Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2016
8785K. DzieniszewskiWArmbarWorld ProABS1/8F2016
8873Lucas RegoWChokeWorld Pro85KG1/8F2016
8876Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x2World Pro85KG1/4F2016
8880Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0World Pro85KGSF2016
8882Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGF2016
9249Charles NegromonteWPts: 8x0World Champ.88KG1/8F2016
9252Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWPts: 7x0World Champ.88KG1/4F2016
9257Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
9258Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPts: 5x0World Champ.88KGF2016
9302Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWPts: 11x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9317Gustavo EliasWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9323Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9365Nicholas MeregaliWPts: 4x2Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9370Dillon DanisDillon DanisWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9376Max GimenisMax GimenisWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9381Diego BorgesDiego BorgesWPts: 2x0Copa Podio86KGSF2016
9386Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 6x0Copa Podio86KGF2016

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