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Dante Leon is an accomplished Canadian grappler as well as a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a rank awarded by Vitor Oliveira and Júlio César Pereira of GF Team – an academy he represented on numerous occasions across the world. Leon is widely recognized as one of the most talented athletes of his generation, a reputation earned while competing in the lower belt divisions of BJJ when he earned titles at important tournaments in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) circuit, a level of success he was able to repeat as a professional competitor.

Dante Leon Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Dante Leon

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Júlio César Pereira > Dante Leon

Lineage 2: C. Gracie > Helio GracieCarlos Gracie Jr > Adilson Lima > Vitor Oliveira > Dante Leon

Main Achievements:

  • Kasai 170 lbs Champion (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019 / 2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2017 / 2018 / 2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2017)
  • 1st Place AIGA Champions League (2023)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place ADCC (2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2017*)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 brown, 2013 blue)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF USA National Pro – Long Beach (2016** brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2013* blue)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2015* purple)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Juvenile Championship (2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Juvenile Championship (2012** blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Juvenile Championship (2012* blue)

* Weight
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg/181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: GF Team / Adamas Jiu-Jitsu

Dante Leon Biography

Dante Leon was born on May 6, 1995, in Harrow, a small town located in Essex County, Ontario, Canada.

Like many Canadians in the Ontario region Dante grew up enjoying the benefits of ice hockey, a sport Leon played until his early teens. Martial arts/contact sports were also a big part of Dante’s upbringing, thanks to his father who introduced him to the fighting game from the age of 6.

Dante’s first steps in combat-related activities came by way of boxing and other striking-based arts, being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a 12-year-old. Dean Hersche (RIP) was Leon’s first instructor, who within one year had the young Canadian hooked on grappling.

Under the Gracie Humaitá/Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu banner, Leon went from white to purple belt. As He got more serious about his ambitions in the sport Dante required a stronger training environment, a goal that was met through a close friend (Kelly Hymore) who introduced Dante to Abraham Marte and later to Vitor Oliveira of GF Team.

The same Kelly Hymore would later bring Dante, along with his good friend Gutemberg Pereira to Toledo, Ohio in the United States to train at his own gym (GFT Toledo) on a full-time basis. Under this new schedule, the pair (Leon and Pereira) conquered numerous important results on the international IBJJF and UAEJJF circuits. The stream of positive results would lead to their black belts, obtained in June 2017 from the hands of Vitor Oliveira and Master Júlio César Pereira.

Dante would later split with GFT and open his club, Adamas Jiu-Jitsu in Toledo, while also working extensively with Heath Pedigo and his Pedigo Submission Fighting team in Mount Vernon, Ilinois.

Cover photo by Romulo Barral.

Dante Leon Instructional

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Dante Leon Grappling Record

128 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    82 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

82 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
30
25
#86e620
Armbar
24
20
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
7
6
#d1212a
Triangle
5
4
#fad11b
Choke from back
4
3
#f58822
Guillotine
4
3
#224aba
Outside heel hook
2
2
#ff9124
Reverse triangle
2
2
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
2
2
#22c9a5
Short choke
2
2
#fad223
Inside heel hook
2
2
#03861f
Yoko Sankaku
1
1
#039a1f
Botinha
1
1
#03b41f
Submission
1
1
#03c61f
Arm in Ezekiel
1
1
#03d61f
Wristlock
1
1
#03f61f
Toe hold
1
1
#82ff5f
Inverted triangle
1
1
#a4ff5f
Choke
1
1
#dbff5f
Manoplata
1
1
Violin armlock
1
1
Heel hook
1
1
82
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
46 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (28%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
30
3
#86e620
Outside heel hook
30
3
#5AD3D1
Kimura
10
1
#d1212a
Armbar
10
1
#fad11b
Guillotine
10
1
#f58822
Calf slicer
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dante Leon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13329Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13641Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13822Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13825Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
14032Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14409Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14618Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14627Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14694Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15414Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15596Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15607Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15870Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15871Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16319Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16546Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16680Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16864Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17228Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17402Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17589Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17596Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17804Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18649Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19630Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20653Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20982Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21506Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21906Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21907Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22513Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23866Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24865Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
25164Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
26932Nicky RyanNicky RyanLPts: 5x0Road to ADCC77KGSPF2021
27918Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLGuillotineWNO Champ.84KGSF2021
27935William TackettWilliam TackettLCalf slicerWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
28303Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGF2021
31311Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionWNO 1283KGSPF2022
32831PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 12NASPF2022
33842Johanan VielmaLN/AOrlando SMNGOABS4F2022
35054Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2022
38010Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSF2023
43349Luccas LiraLuccas LiraLPts: 2x0NoGi PanABS8F2023
46809Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLOutside heel hookWNO 2270KGSPF2024
47226Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0IBJJF NGGPABSSF2024
13309Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13310Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13311Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13325Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13327Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13626Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13627David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13637Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13818Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
14015Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
14016Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
14017Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
14031Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14406Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14619Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14683Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14691Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15595David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15605Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15723Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15724Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15725Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15726Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15732Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15873Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16314Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16317Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16518Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16532Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16793Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16796Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16797Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16800Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16801Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17204Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17218Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17219David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17397Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17433Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17437Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17438Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17585Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17595Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18414Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18416Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18418Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18635Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18642Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18648Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18738NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18739NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18740Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
19025M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19621Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19797Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20499Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20500David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20501Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20502Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20525Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago SPO82KGSF2019
20526Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago SPO82KGF2019
20649Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21125Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21866Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21872Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22228Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22508Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22511A. BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22708Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22882Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22886Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22890Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22892Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
23218Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23538Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23746Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
24094Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020
27372Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWInside heel hookCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27376Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 9x0Charleston SNGABSSF2021
27378Lucas LaetWOutside heel hookCharleston SNGABSF2021
27514Davi RamosDavi RamosWRNCF2W 18277KGSPF2021
27914Jon BlankJon BlankWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
28283Clay MayfieldWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28292Rehan MuttalibWOutside heel hookNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28298PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
28302Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGSF2021
29328Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionGrappleFest80KGSPF2021
30718M. SzczecinskiM. SzczecinskiWArmbarGrappleFest 1180KGSPF2022
33829Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPointsOrlando SMNGO79KGSF2022
33830Italo MouraItalo MouraWRNCOrlando SMNGO79KGF2022
34570Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNG79KGSF2022
34571Charles MurdochWRNCChicago SMNG79KGF2022
34575Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNGABSSF2022
34576Charles MurdochWYoko SankakuChicago SMNGABSF2022
35046Magid HageWArmbarADCC77KGR12022
35052M. SzczecinskiM. SzczecinskiWReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2022
35057PJ BarchPJ BarchWArmbarADCC77KG3RD2022
36868Allika VillatoraWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds73KG8F2022
36872Gabriel FerreiraWRNCNoGi Worlds73KG4F2022
36874Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWShort chokeNoGi Worlds73KGSF2022
36876Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KGF2022
37904Ricardo PenaWRNCTampa NGO79KGSF2023
37906Matheus GalvaoWPts: 9x0Tampa NGO79KGF2023
37914Leon JacksonWArmbarTampa NGOABSSF2023
37916Matheus GalvaoWGuillotineTampa NGOABSF2023
38001Paul WoodrumWPts: 4x2Grappling Ind.ABSR12023
38004Ryan CloudWPts: 7x2Grappling Ind.ABS8F2023
38006Chris PasserrelloWPts: 7x2Grappling Ind.ABS4F2023
38008Ben RadcliffWPts: 2x0Grappling Ind.ABSSF2023
38391Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWRNCTwisted ChurchNASPF2023
40147Ruan AlvarengaRuan AlvarengaWRNCWNO 1870KGSPF2023
40932Nathan HaddadWSubmissionIndianapolis NG85KGF2023
41472PJ BarchPJ BarchWReferee Decision247 FightingNASPF2023
42155Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWRNCWNO 1970KGSPF2023
42367Kenta IwamotoKenta IwamotoWArmbarAIGA76KGRR2023
42368Adilov AbduzhalilWArmbarAIGA83KGRR2023
43453Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan97KG4F2023
43457Luccas LiraLuccas LiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan97KGSF2023
43459Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan97KGF2023
44657Andrew PardeeWArm in EzekielF2W 240NASPF2023
45084Francisco OrtizWRNCNashville FNGO79KGSF2023
45085Wesley PossamaiWInside heel hookNashville FNGO79KGF2023
45909Talbudin NurbekWWristlockAIGA Finals76KGSF2023
45929Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWTriangleAIGA Finals76KGF2023
47223Elder CruzElder CruzWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF NGGPABS4F2024
49330Kaisar SaulebayevWArmbarChicago NGSPO79KGF2024
49332Calvin TaceyWInverted triangleChicago NGSPOABSSF2024
49334Kaisar SaulebayevWArmbarChicago NGSPOABSF2024

 

 

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