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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)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2018/2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 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 in order 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 on June 2017 from the hands of Vitor Oliveira and Master Júlio César Pereira.

Cover photo by Romulo Barral.

Dante Leon Instructional

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Dante Leon Grappling Record

101 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    23 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    65 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

65 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
31
20
#86e620
Armbar
23
15
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
9
6
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
3
#fad11b
Triangle
5
3
#f58822
Outside heel hook
3
2
#224aba
Reverse triangle
3
2
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
3
2
#bf1f6c
Short choke
3
2
#22c9a5
Guillotine
3
2
#fad223
Heel hook
2
1
#03861f
Inside heel hook
2
1
#039a1f
Yoko Sankaku
2
1
#03b41f
Botinha
2
1
#03c61f
Toe hold
2
1
#03d61f
Choke
2
1
#03f61f
Manoplata
2
1
#82ff5f
Violin armlock
2
1
65
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
33
3
#86e620
Outside heel hook
22
2
#5AD3D1
Kimura
11
1
#d1212a
Armbar
11
1
#fad11b
Guillotine
11
1
#f58822
Calf slicer
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dante Leon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13328Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13640Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13821Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13824Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
14031Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14408Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14617Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14626Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14693Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15413Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15595Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15606Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15869Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15870Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16318Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16545Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16679Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16858Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17222Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17396Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17583Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17590Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17791Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18633Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19612Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20635Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20964Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21488Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21885Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21886Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22492Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23846Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24842Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
25141Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
26909Nicky RyanNicky RyanLPts: 5x0Road to ADCC77KGSPF2021
27895Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLGuillotineWNO Champ.84KGSF2021
27912William TackettWilliam TackettLCalf slicerWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
28280Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGF2021
31280Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionWNO 1283KGSPF2022
32791PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 12NASPF2022
33792Johanan VielmaLN/AOrlando SMNGOABS4F2022
35004Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2022
13308Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13309Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13310Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13324Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13326Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13625Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13626David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13636Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13817Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
14014Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
14015Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
14016Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
14030Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14405Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14618Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14682Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14690Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15594David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15604Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15722Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15723Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15724Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15725Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15731Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15872Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16313Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16316Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16517Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16531Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16787Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16790Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16791Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16794Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16795Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17198Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17212Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17213David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17391Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17427Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17431Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17432Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17579Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17589Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18398Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18400Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18402Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18619Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18626Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18632Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18722NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18723NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18724Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
19007M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19603Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19779Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20481Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20482David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20483Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20484Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20507Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago SPO82KGSF2019
20508Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago SPO82KGF2019
20631Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21107Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21845Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21851Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22207Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22487Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22490A. BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22688Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22862Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22866Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22870Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22872Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
23198Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23518Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23726Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
24071Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020
27349Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWInside heel hookCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27353Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 9x0Charleston SNGABSSF2021
27355Lucas LaetWOutside heel hookCharleston SNGABSF2021
27491Davi RamosDavi RamosWRNCF2W 18277KGSPF2021
27891Jon BlankJon BlankWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
28260Clay MayfieldWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28269Rehan MuttalibWOutside heel hookNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28275PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
28279Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGSF2021
29301Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionGrappleFest80KGSPF2021
30688M. SzczecinskiWArmbarGrappleFest 1180KGSPF2022
33779Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPointsOrlando SMNGO79KGSF2022
33780Italo MouraItalo MouraWRNCOrlando SMNGO79KGF2022
34521Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNG79KGSF2022
34522Charles MurdochWRNCChicago SMNG79KGF2022
34526Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNGABSSF2022
34527Charles MurdochWYoko SankakuChicago SMNGABSF2022
34996Magid HageWArmbarADCC77KGR12022
35002M. SzczecinskiWReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2022
35007PJ BarchPJ BarchWArmbarADCC77KG3RD2022
36786Allika VillatoraWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds73KG8F2022
36790Gabriel FerreiraWRNCNoGi Worlds73KG4F2022
36792Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWShort chokeNoGi Worlds73KGSF2022
36794Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KGF2022

 

 

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