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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

97 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    22 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    62 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

62 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
31
19
#86e620
Armbar
24
15
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
10
6
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
3
#fad11b
Triangle
5
3
#f58822
Outside heel hook
3
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
3
2
#ff9124
Guillotine
3
2
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
2
1
#22c9a5
Inside heel hook
2
1
#fad223
Reverse triangle
2
1
#03861f
Yoko Sankaku
2
1
#039a1f
Botinha
2
1
#03b41f
Toe hold
2
1
#03c61f
Short choke
2
1
#03d61f
Choke
2
1
#03f61f
Manoplata
2
1
#82ff5f
Violin armlock
2
1
62
(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
19611Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20633Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20962Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21486Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21882Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21883Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22479Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23827Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24821Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
25120Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
26881Nicky RyanNicky RyanLPts: 5x0Road to ADCC77KGSPF2021
27868Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLGuillotineWNO Champ.84KGSF2021
27885William TackettWilliam TackettLCalf slicerWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
28251Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGF2021
31209Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionWNO 1283KGSPF2022
32709PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 12NASPF2022
33679Johanan VielmaLN/AOrlando SMNGOABS4F2022
34884Mica 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
19602Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19778Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20479Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20480David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20481Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20482Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20505Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago SPO82KGSF2019
20506Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago SPO82KGF2019
20629Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21105Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21842Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21848Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22201Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22474Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22477A. BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22674Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22848Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22852Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22856Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22858Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
23184Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23503Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23707Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
24051Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020
27321Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWInside heel hookCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27325Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 9x0Charleston SNGABSSF2021
27327Lucas LaetWOutside heel hookCharleston SNGABSF2021
27463Davi RamosDavi RamosWRNCF2W 18277KGSPF2021
27864Jon BlankJon BlankWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
28231Clay MayfieldWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28240Rehan MuttalibWOutside heel hookNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28246PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
28250Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGSF2021
29270Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionGrappleFest80KGSPF2021
30621M. SzczecinskiWArmbarGrappleFest 1180KGSPF2022
33666Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPointsOrlando SMNGO79KGSF2022
33667Italo MouraItalo MouraWRNCOrlando SMNGO79KGF2022
34400Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNG79KGSF2022
34401Charles MurdochWRNCChicago SMNG79KGF2022
34405Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNGABSSF2022
34406Charles MurdochWYoko SankakuChicago SMNGABSF2022
34876Magid HageWArmbarADCC77KGR12022
34882M. SzczecinskiWReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2022
34887PJ BarchPJ BarchWArmbarADCC77KG3RD2022

 

 

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