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Francisco Lo

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Francisco Lo, commonly known as “Chico” Lo, is a professional jiu-jitsu athlete and a representative of the Cicero Costha team in the sport’s global circuit. Lo made waves in grappling while climbing the ranks of this martial art, but it was as a black belt that the Manaus born competitor became known to a mainstream audience after his big performances in 2022 at the São Paulo Open and Pan American No-Gi Championships of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Francisco Lo Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Francisco De Assis Lemos Lo

Nickname: Often referenced as “Chico” by his friends and family. Chico is a shortened version of the name Francisco in Portuguese.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Francisco Lo

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open NOGI (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open NOGI (2022*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2022 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passer

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Cicero Costha

Francisco Lo Biography

Francisco “Chico” Lo was born on November 7, 2000, in Manaus, the capital of the Brazilian state of Amazonas, where he lived through his childhood and formative years.

Initially drawn to football (soccer), Chico soon found out he lacked the skills to be competitive in that sport. Around the age of 11, Lo became a victim of physical abuse by other kids in his neighborhood and opted to join a jiu-jitsu club.

Karen Dias – the daughter of the legendary Cosmo Dias – was Lo’s first instructor, taking the young Manauara from white to blue belt, promoting him through the juvenile ranks. As a purple belt, Chico started becoming more focused on the competition scene, going on to train with a friend and local competitor.

As a purple belt, Francisco Lo became an adult and as soon as he hit the 18-year-old mark, he decided to move to São Paulo to become a full-time jiu-jitsu athlete. After talking to coach Cicero Costha, Chico was allowed into the well-known instructor’s fighter house on a grappling scholarship.

Under the guidance of Cicero Costha, Francisco Lo earned his brown and black belts, the latter in a ceremony that took place on May 16, 2022.

Francisco Lo Grappling Record

19 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
27
3
#86e620
Armlock
18
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
9
1
#d1212a
Short choke
9
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
9
1
#f58822
Calf slicer
9
1
#224aba
Toe hold
9
1
#ff9124
RNC
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
33
1
#86e620
Armbar
33
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Francisco Lo Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
30286Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniLGuillotineADCC BR2 Trials88KGR32022
33965Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
35130Erick DiovanoLArmbarS Paulo NGOABSF2022
35500Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 6x4NoGi Pan85KGSF2022
35852Italo MouraItalo MouraLRNCHouston FNGO85KG4F2022
36696Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLPts: 8x0NoGi WorldsABS4F2022
36792Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLPts: 9x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2022
37030Bruno LimaBruno LimaLPts: 2x0European OpenABSR22023
30259Paulo FigueiredoWReferee DecisionADCC BR2 Trials88KGR22022
35075Carlos BarbosaWSubmissionSP Open82KGR12022
35079Henrique NobregaWPts: 7x0SP Open82KG4F2022
35084Lucas TresWPointsSP Open82KGSF2022
35085Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoWTriangleSP Open82KGF2022
35123Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesWArmlockS Paulo NGO85KG4F2022
35124Gabriel MachadoWPts: 3x0S Paulo NGO85KGSF2022
35125Javier ValencianoWPts: 10x0S Paulo NGO85KGF2022
35128Felipe NacibWPts: 25x0S Paulo NGOABS4F2022
35129Jhoannan VielmaWShort chokeS Paulo NGOABSSF2022
35492Oliver TazaOliver TazaWArmlockNoGi Pan85KG8F2022
35497Rodrigo TatuRodrigo TatuWKneebarNoGi Pan85KG4F2022
35831Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWCalf slicerHouston FO88KG4F2022
35832Yan LucasYan LucasWTriangleHouston FO88KGSF2022
35834Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWToe holdHouston FO88KGF2022
36683Jhoannan VielmaWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12022
36692Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWTriangleNoGi WorldsABS8F2022
36784Clay MayfieldWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds85KG8F2022
37018P.Jose PessoaWPts: 7x7, AdvEuropean OpenABSR12023
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