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Leon Brito is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo Marques and a representative of the Brazilian Top Team gym in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil, one of the most fruitful grappling academies in the sport, having produced top-end talents such as Bernardo Faria, Leonardo Saggioro, Gabriel Procópio, and more. Brito broke through in the sport while competing in the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) circuit, where he conquered numerous important medals.

Leon Brito Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Leon Denny Zambelli Brito

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Sérgio Bolão > Ricardo Marques > Leon Brito

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Victoria Open (2019**)
  • 1st Place AJP Rio de Janeiro Pro (2021)
  • 4th Place Copa Podio Grand Prix (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2013 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013 blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2012 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2014 purple, 2018 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Half-Guard

Weight Division: Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Brazilian Top Team (BTT)

Leon Brito Biography

Leon Brito was born on August 26, 1993, in Juiz de Fora, a city located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

During his childhood, Leon played football (soccer) competitively at a local club, an activity that lasted until October 2008 (15YO), when an injury pushed young Brito to the sidelines for over 1 year. By the time his injury improved, the young Mineiro had gained plenty of weight. While looking for a way to regain his previous form Leon decided to try jiu-jitsu for the first time.

Leon’s first instructor was Brazilian Top Team’s Eduardo Portilho, commonly known as Barney, who was a brown belt at the time. Brito trained under Portilho’s tuition up until he earned his blue belt, after which he joined BTT’s Juiz de Fora’s headquarters with coach Ricardo Marques. A gym that is well known for the lengthy list of high achievers.

Once he joined Marques’ workgroup, it didn’t take long for Leon to break through the ranks, conquering many important international titles on his way to black belt, the latter a rank Brito earned from coach Ricardo in 2018.

Although extremely successful in jiu-jitsu as an athlete early on, having conquered his first world title as a blue belt, Leon competed unsponsored up until he was a well-established black belt, with his first true sponsorship deal being signed midway through 2021 with the Vouk brand.

Leon Brito Grappling Record

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (48%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (4%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
3
#86e620
Triangle
25
3
#5AD3D1
Submission
17
2
#d1212a
Americana
8
1
#fad11b
Omoplata
8
1
#f58822
Katagatame
8
1
#224aba
Clock choke
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
2
#86e620
Toe hold
25
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leon Brito Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20774Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLToe holdRio Open88KGR12019
21057Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniLPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGSF2019
22034Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0BH Spring Open94KGF2019
22262Igor SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
24646Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
25932Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraLPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
25945Pedro AlexPedro AlexLKneebarCopa Podio98KGSF2021
25947Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraLPointsCopa Podio98KG3RD2021
27295Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLArmbarSul Americano94KGF2021
27933Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraLPts: 4x2Brasileiro88KGSF2021
28421Athos MirandaLPts: 6x3Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2021
28424Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
29392Fabio AlanoFabio AlanoLArmbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2021
21245Rafael AlvesWSubmissionVitoria Open94KGSF2019
21246Flavio JunqueiraFlavio JunqueiraWSubmissionVitoria Open94KGF2019
21253Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPointsVitoria OpenABSR12019
21257H. RiedlingerWN/AVitoria OpenABS4F2019
21260Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPointsVitoria OpenABSSF2019
21261Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 8x4Vitoria OpenABSF2019
22254Flabio MaiaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22260Edson OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR22019
22268Rodrigo ReisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2019
25220Paulo SilvaWTriangleRio Open94KG4F2021
25222Marcos GoulartWAmericanaRio Open94KGSF2021
25224Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWPointsRio Open94KGF2021
25929Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
25936Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWTriangleCopa Podio98KGRR2021
26985Felipe BasilioWDQAJP RJ Pro94KG4F2021
26988Joao FreitasWTriangleAJP RJ Pro94KGSF2021
26989Maique AzevedoWChoke from backAJP RJ Pro94KGF2021
27292Uilton SilvaWOmoplataSul Americano94KG4F2021
27294Filipe PimentelWKatagatameSul Americano94KGSF2021
27927Vinicius ReisWPts: 5x0Brasileiro88KGR12021
27930Carlos AlvesWClock chokeBrasileiro88KG4F2021
28406Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28414Agnelo SalesWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28418Javier ValencianoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
29386Joshua McKinneyWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGR12021
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