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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: 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
Delson Heleno W 2 1 0 World RR 2018
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
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
Edwin Najmi W 2 0 0 Kasai RR 2019
Vagner Rocha L 0 1 0 ADCC 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
Violin armlock
2
1
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
2
1
#22c9a5
Botinha
2
1
#fad223
Toe hold
2
1
#03861f
Short choke
2
1
#039a1f
Choke
2
1
#03b41f
Manoplata
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (20%)
  • 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
13305Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13615Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13795Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13798Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
14005Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14377Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14586Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14595Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14661Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15366Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15548Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15559Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15822Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15823Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16269Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16496Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16630Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16809Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17165Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17339Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17526Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17533Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17734Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18558Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19518Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20529Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20858Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21374Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21765Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21766Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22351Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23663Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24641Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
24916Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
26646Nicky RyanNicky RyanLPts: 5x0Road to ADCC77KGSPF2021
13285Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13286Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13287Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13301Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13303Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13600Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13601David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13611Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13791Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13988Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
13989Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
13990Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
14004Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14374Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14587Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14650Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14658Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15547David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15557Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15675Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15676Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15677Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15678Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15684Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15825Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16264Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16267Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16468Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16482Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16738Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16741Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16742Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16745Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16746Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17141Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17155Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17156David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17334Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17370Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17374Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17375Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17522Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17532Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18328Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18330Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18332Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18544Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18551Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18557Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18647NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18648NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18649Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
18930M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19509Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19683Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20379Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20380David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20381Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20382Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20405Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2019
20406Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago Sp. Open82KGF2019
20525Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20999Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21726Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21732Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22079Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22346Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22349A. BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22542Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22714Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22718Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22722Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22724Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
23037Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23341Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23544Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
23878Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020

Dante Leon vs Josh Hayden (2014)

Dante Leon – Modern Flow Final (2016)

 

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