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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
Bradley Hill W 1 0 0 World RR 2018
Gabriel Arges L 0 3 0 World RR 2018
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
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
Isaque Bahiense L 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Edwin Najmi W 2 0 0 Kasai RR 2019

Dante Leon Grappling Record

76 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
27
13
#86e620
Armbar
25
12
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
13
6
#d1212a
Triangle
6
3
#fad11b
Choke from back
6
3
#f58822
Guillotine
4
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
2
#ff9124
Toe hold
2
1
#bf1f6c
Short choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Choke
2
1
#fad223
Manoplata
2
1
#03861f
Violin armlock
2
1
#039a1f
Heel hook
2
1
#03b41f
Botinha
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (19%)
  • 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
13267Josh HingerJosh HingerLRNCAmerican NG NatsABSSF2017
13574Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13754Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KGSF2017
13757Sergio RiosSergio RiosLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA85KGRR2017
13962Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2017
14330Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 3x2BJJ NY Pro82KG4F2017
14539Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPointsACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14548Helton JoseHelton JoseLReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14614Josh HingerJosh HingerLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KGSF2017
15318Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG8F2018
15500Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoLAdvChicago Sp. Open82KGF2018
15511Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 6x4Chicago Sp. OpenABS4F2018
15774Michael PerezMichael PerezLOutside heel hookKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
15775Craig JonesCraig JonesLPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16218Inacio NetoInacio NetoLPts: 4x2Dallas Spring OpenABSSF2018
16445Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 12x8World Champ.82KG8F2018
16579Vagner RochaVagner RochaLRNCGrappling Ind.82KGSPF2018
16750Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17101Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLArmbarF2W Pro 84ABSSPF2018
17274Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17457Rudson MateusRudson MateusLPts: 6x2Grand Slam LA85KGSF2018
17464Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA85KG3RD2018
17662Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
18474Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2018
19410Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2Pan American82KG8F2019
20410Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLPts: 4x0World Champ.82KGR22019
20733Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 5x4KASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
21233Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12385KGSPF2019
21611Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC77KGSF2019
21612Garry TononGarry TononLOutside heel hookADCC77KG3RD2019
22160Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLRNCKOTM 7ABSSF2019
13247Piter SilvaWPts: 4x0American NG Nats79KG4F2017
13248Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGSF2017
13249Marcos CamposWKneebarAmerican NG Nats79KGF2017
13263Scott ThometzWPts: 2x0American NG NatsABSR12017
13265Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvAmerican NG NatsABS4F2017
13559Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWChoke from backChicago SMO82KGSF2017
13560David RaabDavid RaabWPts: 2x0Chicago SMO82KGF2017
13570Jeff CummingsWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13750Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA85KG4F2017
13945Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2017
13946Josh BacallaoWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2017
13947Eduardo RiosEduardo RiosWPts: 11x2No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2017
13961Vinicius CanabarroWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2017
14327Fred SilvaWArmbarBJJ NY Pro82KGR12017
14540Lucas RochaLucas RochaWPts: 4x0ACB JJ Worlds85KGRR2017
14603Lucas ValleWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14611Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15499David GarmoDavid GarmoWTriangle armbarChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2018
15509Brian BergeronWArmbarChicago Sp. OpenABSR12018
15627Evan DewittWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSR12018
15628Salah SaimWToe holdKing of the Mat 2ABS4F2018
15629Justin MichaelWRNCKing of the Mat 2ABSSF2018
15630Brad SchneiderWArmbarKing of the Mat 2ABSF2018
15636Cameron KnightWChoke from backF2W Pro 6982KGSPF2018
15777Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseWShort chokeKasai Pro 284KGRR2018
16216Bruno CapacWArmbarDallas Spring Open82KGF2018
16217Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWPts: 7x0Dallas Spring OpenABS4F2018
16417Bradley HillWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16431Delson HelenoDelson HelenoWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22018
16679Joe BaizeWRNCF2W Pro 7982KGSPF2018
16682Kyle ThomisonWRNCDreem Nutrition81KGR12018
16683Isaac UnderwoodWArmbarDreem Nutrition81KG4F2018
16686Alex HernandezWN/ADreem Nutrition81KGSF2018
16687Michael CarpenterWKneebarDreem Nutrition81KGF2018
17077Robert MalofWPointsChicago SM Open82KGF2018
17091Kristopher LopesWRNCChicago SM NGOABSSF2018
17092David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCChicago SM NGOABSF2018
17269Bradley HillWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17305Athos MirandaWRNCNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
17309Enrique GalarzaWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGSF2018
17310Michael TrassoMichael TrassoWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGF2018
17453Damien NitkinWChokeGrand Slam LA85KG4F2018
17463Bradley HillWPts: 7x2Grand Slam LA85KGRR2018
18246Nick SpacekWArmbarKOTM InvitationalABSR12018
18248Kyle ThomsonWRNCKOTM InvitationalABS4F2018
18250Leon JacksonWKneebarKOTM InvitationalABSSF2018
18460Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18467Enrique FalarzaWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR22018
18473Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWRNCNoGi Worlds79KG4F2018
18563NAWKneebarBigfoot Inv.ABS4F2019
18564NAWManoplataBigfoot Inv.ABSSF2019
18565Elijah CarltonWArmbarBigfoot Inv.ABSF2019
18838M. LutesWRNCKasai Dallas82KGSPF2019
19401Thomas KeenanWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KGR12019
19573Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWRNCKasai 579KGSPF2019
20264Chris DempseyWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSR12019
20265David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCKOTM Inv.ABS4F2019
20266Jared LavagiWTriangleKOTM Inv.ABSSF2019
20267Q. RoszenweigWArmbarKOTM Inv.ABSF2019
20290Rodrigo GortariWRNCChicago Sp. Open82KGSF2019
20291Lucas ValleWViolin armlockChicago Sp. Open82KGF2019
20406Lucas ValleWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR12019
20871Luiz FirminioWHeel hookSub Stars80KGSPF2019
21572Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21578Lucas LepriLucas LepriWPts: 3x0ADCC77KG4F2019
21920Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWGuillotineF2W Pro 12981KGSPF2019
22155Scott JutrasWKneebarKOTM 7ABSR12019
22158Austin BakerWRNCKOTM 7ABS4F2019
22344Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 785KGSPF2019
22515Jaakko VilanderWPts: 22x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
22519Pedro RochaPedro RochaWTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
22523Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGSF2019
22525Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoWPts: 4x2NoGi Worlds79KGF2019
22806Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 5x4Kasai Pro 777KGSPF2020
23093T. RuotoloWReferee DecisionGrapplefest 877KGSPF2020
23258Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWTriangleF2W 142N/ASPF2020

Dante Leon vs Josh Hayden (2014)

Dante Leon – Modern Flow Final (2016)

 

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