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Dante Leon

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Instructional by Alexandre Ribeiro

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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Top Game

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Breakdown
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Bottom Game

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Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Nick Calvanese W 1 1 0 Kasai RR 2018
Gabriel Arges L 0 3 0 World RR 2018
Jeremy Jackson W 2 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Enrique Galarza W 2 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Michael Perez L 0 1 0 Kasai RR 2018
Bradley Hill W 1 0 0 World RR 2018
Delson Heleno W 2 1 0 World RR 2018
Vagner Rocha L 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2019
Jonathan Satava W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2019
Garry Tonon L 0 1 0 ADCC 3RD 2019
Lucas Lepri W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2019
Isaque Bahiense L 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Edwin Najmi W 2 0 0 Kasai 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
Triangle
6
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
6
3
#f58822
Guillotine
4
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
2
#ff9124
Manoplata
2
1
#bf1f6c
Violin armlock
2
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
2
1
#fad223
Botinha
2
1
#03861f
Toe hold
2
1
#039a1f
Short choke
2
1
#03b41f
Choke
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
34 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (21%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (26%)
  • 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
15356Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15538Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15549Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15812Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15813Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16259Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16486Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16620Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16799Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17155Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17329Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17516Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17523Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17724Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18544Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19496Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20505Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20834Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21348Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21737Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21738Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22321Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23613Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24578Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
24837Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
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
15537David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15547Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15665Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15666Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15667Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15668Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15674Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15815Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16254Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16257Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16458Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16472Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16728Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16731Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16732Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16735Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16736Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17131Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17145Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17146David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17324Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17360Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17364Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17365Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17512Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17522Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18314Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18316Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18318Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18530Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18537Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18543Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18633NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18634NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18635Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
18915M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19487Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19661Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20356Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20357David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20358Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20359Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20382Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2019
20383Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago Sp. Open82KGF2019
20501Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20975Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21698Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21704Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22052Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22316Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22319Austin BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22511Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22682Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22686Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22690Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22692Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
22998Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23299T. RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23499Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
23824Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020

Dante Leon vs Josh Hayden (2014)

Dante Leon – Modern Flow Final (2016)

 

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