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Dante Leon

Dante Leon

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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: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luis França > Oswaldo Fadda > Monir Salomão > Júlio César Pereira > Dante Leon

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

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF No-Gi Pans Champion (2017)
  • USBJJF/IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring International Open Champion (2017**)
  • USBJJF/IBJJF American Nationals No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2017*)

Main Achievements (Coloured Belts):

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi Champion (2016 brown, 2015 purple)
  • IBJJF World Juvenile Champion (2012 blue)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2016 brown, 2013 blue)
  • IBJJF Pans Juvenile Champion (2012** blue)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring International Open Champion (2017**/2016** brown)
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring International No-Gi Open Champion (2017/2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer International Open Champion (2017** brown)
  • IBJJF Chicago Summer International No-Gi Open Champion (2017** brown)
  • IBJJF NYC BJJ Pro Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF USA National Pro – Long Beach Champion (2016** brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship Runner-up (2013* blue)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Runner-up (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF World Juvenile Championship Runner-up (2012* blue)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2015* purple)

* Weight
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rouded

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168,0 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 Grappling Record

17 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (24%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Kneebar
40
2
#86e620
Choke from back
20
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
20
1
#d1212a
Armbar
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
1
#86e620
Kimura
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dante Leon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
12893Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13155Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13318Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13321Sergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
13509Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
13849Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14018Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14028Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14085Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
12873Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
12874Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
12875Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
12889Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
12891Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13143Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGSF2017
13144David SkaafWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGF2017
13151Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13314Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13495Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
13496Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
13497Eduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
13508Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
13846Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14019Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14074Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14082Sergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017

Dante Leon vs Josh Hayden (2014)

Dante Leon – Modern Flow Final (2016)

 

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