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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 when he earned titles at important tournaments in the IBJJF circuit and defeated well-established competitors such as Josh Hayden and ADCC medalist Rustam Chsiev. A level of success he was able to maintain at the professional level.

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

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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Top Game

Stand-up-game

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
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
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

88 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    55 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

55 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
27
15
#86e620
Armbar
24
13
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
11
6
#d1212a
Triangle
5
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
5
3
#f58822
Triangle armbar
4
2
#224aba
Guillotine
4
2
#ff9124
Outside heel hook
4
2
#bf1f6c
Botinha
2
1
#22c9a5
Toe hold
2
1
#fad223
Short choke
2
1
#03861f
Choke
2
1
#039a1f
Manoplata
2
1
#03b41f
Violin armlock
2
1
#03c61f
Heel hook
2
1
#03d61f
Inside heel hook
2
1
#03f61f
Reverse triangle
2
1
55
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
40 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (30%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
33
3
#86e620
Outside heel hook
22
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
11
1
#fad11b
Calf slicer
11
1
#f58822
Kimura
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dante Leon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13322Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13634Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13815Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13818Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
14025Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14402Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14611Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14620Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14687Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15407Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15589Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15600Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15863Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15864Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16312Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16539Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16673Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16852Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17216Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17390Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17577Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17584Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17785Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18627Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19605Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20627Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20956Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21480Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21876Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21877Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22473Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23821Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24815Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
25112Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
26866Nicky RyanNicky RyanLPts: 5x0Road to ADCC77KGSPF2021
27852Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLGuillotineWNO Champ.84KGSF2021
27869William TackettWilliam TackettLCalf slicerWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
28235Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGF2021
31189Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionWNO83KGSPF2022
32679PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 12NASPF2022
13302Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13303Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13304Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13318Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13320Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13619Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13620David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13630Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13811Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
14008Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
14009Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
14010Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
14024Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14399Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14612Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14676Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14684Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15588David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15598Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15716Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15717Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15718Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15719Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15725Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15866Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16307Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16310Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16511Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16525Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16781Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16784Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16785Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16788Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16789Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17192Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17206Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17207David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17385Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17421Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17425Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17426Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17573Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17583Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18392Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18394Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18396Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18613Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18620Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18626Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18716NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18717NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18718Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
19001M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19596Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19772Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20473Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20474David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20475Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20476Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20499Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2019
20500Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago Sp. Open82KGF2019
20623Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21099Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21836Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21842Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22195Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22468Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22471A. BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22668Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22842Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22846Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22850Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22852Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
23178Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23497Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23701Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
24045Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020
27305Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWInside heel hookCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27309Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 9x0Charleston SNGABSSF2021
27311Lucas LaetWOutside heel hookCharleston SNGABSF2021
27447Davi RamosDavi RamosWRNCF2W 18277KGSPF2021
27848Jon BlankJon BlankWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
28215Clay MayfieldWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28224Rehan MuttalibWOutside heel hookNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28230PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
28234Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGSF2021
29252Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionGrappleFest80KGSPF2021
30599M. SzczecinskiWArmbarGrappleFest 1180KGSPF2022

 

 

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