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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, a time when Dante earned titles at important tournaments in the IBJJF circuit and defeated well-established competitors such as Josh Hayden and ADCC medalist Rustam Chsiev.

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 No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2018/2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open (2017** / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open No-Gi (2018*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi (2017*)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Juvenile Championship (2012 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 brown, 2013 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Juvenile Championship (2012** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Spring Open (2017**/2016** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Spring No-Gi Open (2017/2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2017** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer No-Gi Open (2017** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NYC BJJ Pro Championship (2016 brown)
  • 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)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Juvenile Championship (2012* blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship (2015* purple)

* Weight
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

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

Team/Association: GF Team

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

Dante Leon MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.05

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Nick Calvanese W 1 1 0 Kasai RR 2018
Michael Perez L 0 1 0 Kasai RR 2018
Jeremy Jackson W 2 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Enrique Galarza W 2 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Bradley Hill W 1 0 0 World RR 2018
Gabriel Arges L 0 3 0 World RR 2018
Delson Heleno W 2 1 0 World RR 2018
Edwin Najmi W 2 0 0 Kasai RR 2019
Vagner Rocha L 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2019
Lucas Lepri W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2019
Jonathan Satava W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2019
Garry Tonon L 0 1 0 ADCC 3RD 2019
Isaque Bahiense L 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019

Dante Leon Grappling Record

77 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
27
13
#86e620
Armbar
25
12
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
6
#d1212a
Choke from back
6
3
#fad11b
Triangle
6
3
#f58822
Triangle armbar
4
2
#224aba
Guillotine
4
2
#ff9124
Botinha
2
1
#bf1f6c
Toe hold
2
1
#22c9a5
Short choke
2
1
#fad223
Choke
2
1
#03861f
Manoplata
2
1
#039a1f
Violin armlock
2
1
#03b41f
Heel hook
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
43
3
#86e620
Outside heel hook
29
2
#5AD3D1
Kimura
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dante Leon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13296Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13606Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13786Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13789Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
13996Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14368Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14577Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14586Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14652Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15355Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15537Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15548Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15811Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15812Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16258Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16485Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16619Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16798Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17154Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17328Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17515Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17522Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17723Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18543Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19495Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20504Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20833Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21347Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21736Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21737Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22320Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23610Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
13276Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13277Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13278Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13292Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13294Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13591Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13592David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13602Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13782Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13979Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
13980Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
13981Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
13995Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14365Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14578Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14641Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14649Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15536David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15546Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15664Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15665Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15666Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15667Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15673Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15814Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16253Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16256Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16457Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16471Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16727Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16730Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16731Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16734Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16735Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17130Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17144Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17145David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17323Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17359Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17363Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17364Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17511Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17521Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18313Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18315Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18317Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18529Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18536Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18542Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18632NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18633NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18634Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
18914M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19486Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19660Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20355Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20356David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20357Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20358Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20381Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2019
20382Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago Sp. Open82KGF2019
20500Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20974Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21697Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21703Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22051Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22315Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22318Austin BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22510Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22681Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22685Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22689Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22691Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
22997Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23298T. RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23497Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
23820Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020

Dante Leon vs Josh Hayden (2014)

Dante Leon – Modern Flow Final (2016)

 

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