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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 (2017 / 2018 / 2023)
  • 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

124 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    79 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

79 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
32
25
#86e620
Armbar
23
18
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
8
6
#d1212a
Triangle
5
4
#fad11b
Guillotine
4
3
#f58822
Choke from back
4
3
#224aba
Short choke
3
2
#ff9124
Inside heel hook
3
2
#bf1f6c
Outside heel hook
3
2
#22c9a5
Reverse triangle
3
2
#fad223
Triangle armbar
3
2
#03861f
Choke
1
1
#039a1f
Manoplata
1
1
#03b41f
Violin armlock
1
1
#03c61f
Heel hook
1
1
#03d61f
Yoko Sankaku
1
1
#03f61f
Submission
1
1
#82ff5f
Botinha
1
1
#a4ff5f
Arm in Ezekiel
1
1
#dbff5f
Wristlock
1
1
Toe hold
1
1
79
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
45 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
30
3
#86e620
Outside heel hook
30
3
#5AD3D1
Kimura
10
1
#d1212a
Armbar
10
1
#fad11b
Guillotine
10
1
#f58822
Calf slicer
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Dante Leon Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
13329Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13641Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13822Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13825Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
14032Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14409Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14618Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14627Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14694Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15414Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15596Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15607Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15870Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15871Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16319Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas SPOABSSF2018
16546Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16680Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16864Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17228Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W 84ABSSPF2018
17402Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17589Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17596Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17797Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18642Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19623Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20646Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20975Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21499Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W 12385KGSPF2019
21896Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21897Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22503Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
23856Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionWNO77KGSPF2020
24852Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
25151Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
26919Nicky RyanNicky RyanLPts: 5x0Road to ADCC77KGSPF2021
27905Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloLGuillotineWNO Champ.84KGSF2021
27922William TackettWilliam TackettLCalf slicerWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
28290Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGF2021
31296Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLReferee DecisionWNO 1283KGSPF2022
32813PJ BarchPJ BarchLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 12NASPF2022
33824Johanan VielmaLN/AOrlando SMNGOABS4F2022
35036Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGSF2022
37979Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSF2023
43279Luccas LiraLuccas LiraLPts: 2x0NoGi PanABS8F2023
46722Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLOutside heel hookWNO 2270KGSPF2024
13309Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13310Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13311Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13325Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13327Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13626Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13627David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13637Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13818Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
14015Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
14016Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
14017Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
14031Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14406Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14619Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14683Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14691Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15595David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15605Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15723Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15724Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15725Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15726Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15732Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W 6982KGSPF2018
15873Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16314Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas SPO82KGF2018
16317Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas SPOABS4F2018
16518Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16532Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16793Joe BaizeWRNCF2W 7982KGSPF2018
16796Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16797Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16800Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16801Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17204Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17218Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17219David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17397Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17433Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17437Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17438Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17585Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17595Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18407Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18409Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18411Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18628Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18635Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18641Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18731NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18732NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18733Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
19018M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19614Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19790Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20492Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20493David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20494Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20495Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20518Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago SPO82KGSF2019
20519Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago SPO82KGF2019
20642Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
21118Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21856Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21862Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
22218Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W 12981KGSPF2019
22498Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22501A. BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22698Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22872Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22876Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22880Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22882Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
23208Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23528Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23736Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020
24081Kody SteeleKody SteeleWReferee DecisionWNO 477KGSPF2020
27359Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasWInside heel hookCharleston SNGABS4F2021
27363Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 9x0Charleston SNGABSSF2021
27365Lucas LaetWOutside heel hookCharleston SNGABSF2021
27501Davi RamosDavi RamosWRNCF2W 18277KGSPF2021
27901Jon BlankJon BlankWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
28270Clay MayfieldWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28279Rehan MuttalibWOutside heel hookNoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28285PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2021
28289Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGSF2021
29315Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionGrappleFest80KGSPF2021
30704M. SzczecinskiWArmbarGrappleFest 1180KGSPF2022
33811Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPointsOrlando SMNGO79KGSF2022
33812Italo MouraItalo MouraWRNCOrlando SMNGO79KGF2022
34552Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNG79KGSF2022
34553Charles MurdochWRNCChicago SMNG79KGF2022
34557Colon SantanaWRNCChicago SMNGABSSF2022
34558Charles MurdochWYoko SankakuChicago SMNGABSF2022
35028Magid HageWArmbarADCC77KGR12022
35034M. SzczecinskiWReferee DecisionADCC77KG4F2022
35039PJ BarchPJ BarchWArmbarADCC77KG3RD2022
36848Allika VillatoraWReverse triangleNoGi Worlds73KG8F2022
36852Gabriel FerreiraWRNCNoGi Worlds73KG4F2022
36854Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeWShort chokeNoGi Worlds73KGSF2022
36856Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KGF2022
37874Ricardo PenaWRNCTampa NGO79KGSF2023
37876Matheus GalvaoWPts: 9x0Tampa NGO79KGF2023
37884Leon JacksonWArmbarTampa NGOABSSF2023
37886Matheus GalvaoWGuillotineTampa NGOABSF2023
37970Paul WoodrumWPts: 4x2Grappling Ind.ABSR12023
37973Ryan CloudWPts: 7x2Grappling Ind.ABS8F2023
37975Chris PasserrelloWPts: 7x2Grappling Ind.ABS4F2023
37977Ben RadcliffWPts: 2x0Grappling Ind.ABSSF2023
38360Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWRNCTwisted ChurchNASPF2023
40099Ruan AlvarengaRuan AlvarengaWRNCWNO 1870KGSPF2023
40878Nathan HaddadWSubmissionIndianap. NGO85KGF2023
41408PJ BarchPJ BarchWReferee Decision247 FightingNASPF2023
42091Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenWRNCWNO 1970KGSPF2023
42301Kenta IwamotoKenta IwamotoWArmbarAIGA76KGRR2023
42302Adilov AbduzhalilWArmbarAIGA83KGRR2023
43383Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan97KG4F2023
43387Luccas LiraLuccas LiraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan97KGSF2023
43389Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x0NoGi Pan97KGF2023
44589Andrew PardeeWArm in EzekielF2W 240NASPF2023
45016Francisco OrtizWRNCNashville FNGO79KGSF2023
45017Wesley PossamaiWInside heel hookNashville FNGO79KGF2023
45837Talbudin NurbekWWristlockAIGA Finals76KGSF2023
45857Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesWTriangleAIGA Finals76KGF2023

 

 

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