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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
    7 (41%)
    4 (24%)
    4 (24%)
    2 (12%)
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)


Choke from back
Flying triangle

Leandro Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1978Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanU76kgRd 12011
2169Kron GracieKron GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2011
2422Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2011
2488Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLFlying trianglePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22012
2640Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPointsWorld Pro.U76kgSemi f.2012
2701Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoLRefree DecisionBrasileiroAbsoluteRd 12012
2750Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
3051Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 9x0NoGi WorldsU76kgSemi f.2012
3067Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteFinal2012
3145Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezLRefree DecisionPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22013
3216Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPointsPan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2013
3353Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaLPointsWorld Champ.Absolute1/4 Final2013
3622Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 3x0NoGi WorldsU82kgSemi f.2013
3745Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLAdvPan AmericanAbsoluteFinal2014
3943Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgFinal2014
3976Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLChoke from backWorld Pro.Absolute1/4 final2014
4017Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 6x4World Champ.AbsoluteRd 42014
1993Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 6x0World Pro.U74kg1/4 final2011
1995Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 4x0World Pro.U74kgSemi f.2011
1996Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWAdvWorld Pro.U74kgFinal2011
2020Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWAdvBrasileiroU76kgFinal2011
2084Tatsuya KanekoWArmbarWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
2090UnknownWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRounds2011
2417Claudio DanielWRefree DecisionPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2418R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWBow and arrowPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2419Fabiano BoiWPointsPan Am CBJJEAbsoluten/a2011
2482Victor SchlosserWPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12012
2540Italo LinsItalo LinsWPointsPan AmericanU76kgRd 22012
2547Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellWPts: 13x2Pan AmericanU76kg1/4 final2012
2549Philipe Della MonicaWPts: 16x0Pan AmericanU76kgSemi f.2012
2550Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanU82kgRd 12012
2634Antonio FariasWPointsWorld Pro.U76kgRd 22012
2743Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22012
2855Alessandro FerreiaWPts: 23x0World Champ.U76kgRd 22012
2861Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsWorld Champ.U76kgRd 32012
2866Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 21x0World Champ.U76kg1/4 final2012
2869Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPts: 7x2World Champ.U76kgSemi f.2012
2870Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2012
3006Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvPro LeagueU82kgFinal2012
3062Diego HerzogWPointsNoGi WorldsAbsoluteRd 12012
3064DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsolute1/4 final2012
3066Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2012
3074Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 15x4Pan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
3075Rodrigo RibeiroWPointsPan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
3076Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPointsPan Am. CBJJEAbsoluten/a2013
3130Bernardo FilhoWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 12013
3212Sean RobertsWCross ck. f/ mountPan AmericanU82kgRd 22013
3268Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiWPointsWorld ProU76kgSemi f.2013
3269Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProU76kgFinal2013
3281Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2013
3335Luis RosaWN/AWorld Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3347Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWPts: 6x0World Champ.AbsoluteRounds2013
3384Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoWPts: 6x2World Champ.U76kg1/4 Final2013
3387Lucas LepriLucas LepriWAdvWorld Champ.U76kgSemi f.2013
3388Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWPts: 2x0World Champ.U76kgFinal2013
3428Diego BorgesWAdvCopa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3432Brandon MaganaWPts: 18x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3439Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 13x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3444Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 10x0Copa PodioU76kgGroups2013
3446DJ JacksonDJ JacksonWPts: 6x2Copa PodioU76kgSemi f.2013
3448Diego BorgesWAdvCopa PodioU76kgFinal2013
3451Leandro BrassolotoWBow and arrowBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3452Rodrigo RibeiroWArmbarBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3453Cassio FrancisWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEU76kgn/a2013
3459Juarez HarlesWKimuraMundial CBJJEU82kg1/4 final2013
3460Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgSemi f.2013
3461Diogo AlmeidaWPts: 12x0Mundial CBJJEU82kgFinal2013
3467Diogo AlmeidaWPointsMundial CBJJEAbsolute1/4 final2013
3468Leandro BrassolotoWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3634James PuopoloJames PuopoloWAdvNoGi WorldsAbsoluteSemi f.2013
3726John RobertsWCross chokePan AmericanAbsoluteRd 22014
3734Fabiano LeiteWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteRd 32014
3741Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPointsPan AmericanAbsolute1/4 final2014
3743Alexander TransAlexander TransWPointsPan AmericanAbsoluteSemi f.2014
3789Julian MarquezWDQPan AmericanU82kgRd12014
3796Charles SantosWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanU82kg1/4 final2014
3799Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanU82kgSemi f.2014
3800Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWAdvPan AmericanU82kgFinal2014
3928Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 4x0Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3931Faisal AlkibteWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3934Alan BelcherAlan BelcherWChoke from backCopa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3939Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraD---Copa PodioU94kgGroups2014
3940Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 6x4Copa PodioU94kgSemi f.2014
3953Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 8x2Copa PodioU77kgGroups2014
3959Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Copa PodioU77kgSemi f.2014
3962Gregor GracieGregor GracieWArmbarCopa PodioU77kgFinal2014
3968Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWPts: 9x0World Pro.AbsoluteRd 12014
3985Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWN/AWorld Pro.U82kgFinal2014
4004Omar SabaWCross chokeWorld Champ.AbsoluteRd 22014
4105KawazoeWPts: 28x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
4112Tulio RosarioWCross ck. f/ mountWorld Champ.U82kgRounds2014
4115Sean RobertsWPts: 6x0World Champ.U82kgRounds2014
4117Vitor SilverioWAdvWorld Champ.U82kg1/4 Final2014
4122Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 7x2World Champ.U82kgSemi f.2014
4123Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 9x6World Champ.U82kgFinal2014
4203Caio AlmeidaWCross chokeMundial CBJJEAbsoluteSemi f.2014
4204Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 4x2Mundial CBJJEAbsoluteFinal2014
4354Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 6x2NYC ProU94kgFinal2014
4399Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWCross chokeCopa PodioU82kgSuperfight2014

Leandro Lo vs Claudevam Martins

Leandro Lo vs Davi Ramos

Leandro Lo vs Keenan Cornelius

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