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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.

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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
Jeremy Jackson W 2 0 0 World NG RR 2018
Michael Perez L 0 1 0 Kasai 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
Isaque Bahiense L 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
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

Dante Leon Grappling Record

76 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • 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
Toe hold
2
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke
2
1
#fad223
Manoplata
2
1
#03861f
Violin armlock
2
1
#039a1f
Heel hook
2
1
#03b41f
Botinha
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
13266Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13576Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13756Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13759Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
13964Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14336Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14545Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14554Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14620Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15323Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15505Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15516Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15779Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15780Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16226Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16453Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16587Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16762Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17116Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17289Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17473Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17480Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17678Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18492Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19432Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20432Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20755Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21258Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21639Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21640Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22196Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23426Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
13246Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13247Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13248Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13262Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13264Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13561Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13562David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13572Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13752Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13947Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
13948Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
13949Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
13963Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14333Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14546Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14609Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14617Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15504David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15514Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15632Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15633Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15634Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15635Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15641Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15782Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16221Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16224Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16425Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16439Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16691Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16694Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16695Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16698Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16699Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17092Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17106Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17107David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17284Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17320Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17324Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17325Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17469Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17479Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18264Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18266Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18268Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18478Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18485Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18491Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18581NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18582NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18583Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
18856M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19423Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19595Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20286Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20287David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20288Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20289Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20312Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2019
20313Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago Sp. Open82KGF2019
20428Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20893Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21600Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21606Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
21954Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22191Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22194Austin BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22380Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22551Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22555Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22559Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22561Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
22842Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23132T. RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23322Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020

Dante Leon vs Josh Hayden (2014)

Dante Leon – Modern Flow Final (2016)

 

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