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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 South American Championship (2022)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2021)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2023)
  • 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

43 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
5
#86e620
Triangle
20
4
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
10
2
#d1212a
Armbar
10
2
#fad11b
Submission
10
2
#f58822
Americana
5
1
#224aba
Omoplata
5
1
#ff9124
Clock choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
5
1
#22c9a5
Violin armlock
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
23 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
2
#86e620
RNC
20
2
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
20
2
#d1212a
Katagatame
10
1
#fad11b
Kimura
10
1
#f58822
Arm in Ezekiel
10
1
#224aba
Kneebar
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leon Brito Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20819Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLToe holdRio Open88KGR12019
21102Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniLPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGSF2019
22089Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 2x0BH SPO94KGF2019
22325Igor SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
24740Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
26047Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraLPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26060Pedro AlexPedro AlexLKneebarCopa Podio98KGSF2021
26062Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraLPointsCopa Podio98KG3RD2021
27425Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLArmbarSul Americano94KGF2021
28070Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraLPts: 4x2Brasileiro88KGSF2021
28559Athos MirandaLPts: 6x3Grand Slam RJ85KGSF2021
28562Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2021
29541Fabio AlanoFabio AlanoLArmbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2021
31911Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiLKatagatameRio Fall Open94KGF2022
32192Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiLRNCBrasileiro94KGF2022
34035Jansen GomesJansen GomesLRNCGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2022
34040Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KG3RD2022
34889G. LambertucciG. LambertucciLKimuraSerra Confere110KGSF2022
37069Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLPts: 0x0, AdvRio SMO88KGSF2023
38487Francisco LoFrancisco LoLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KG8F2023
39585Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLArm in EzekielBrasileiro88KGSF2023
44329Vital SantosLPts: 2x0Rio BJJ Pro94KGR12023
45993Jhonathan MarquesLToe holdRio SMO88KGF2024
21290Rafael AlvesWSubmissionVitoria Open94KGSF2019
21291Flavio JunqueiraFlavio JunqueiraWSubmissionVitoria Open94KGF2019
21298Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWPointsVitoria OpenABSR12019
21302H. RiedlingerWN/AVitoria OpenABS4F2019
21305Rafael PaganiniRafael PaganiniWPointsVitoria OpenABSSF2019
21306Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 8x4Vitoria OpenABSF2019
22317Flabio MaiaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22323Edson OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR22019
22331Rodrigo ReisWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ85KGRPC2019
25328Paulo SilvaWTriangleRio Open94KG4F2021
25330Marcos GoulartWAmericanaRio Open94KGSF2021
25332Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWPointsRio Open94KGF2021
26044Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 2x0Copa Podio98KGRR2021
26051Guthierry BarbosaGuthierry BarbosaWTriangleCopa Podio98KGRR2021
27114Felipe BasilioWDQAJP RJ Pro94KG4F2021
27117Joao FreitasWTriangleAJP RJ Pro94KGSF2021
27118Maique AzevedoWChoke from backAJP RJ Pro94KGF2021
27422Uilton SilvaWOmoplataSul Americano94KG4F2021
27424Filipe PimentelWKatagatameSul Americano94KGSF2021
28064Vinicius ReisWPts: 5x0Brasileiro88KGR12021
28067Carlos AlvesWClock chokeBrasileiro88KG4F2021
28544Pedro PimentaWPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ85KGR12021
28552Agnelo SalesWPts: 1x0Grand Slam RJ85KG8F2021
28556Javier ValencianoWPts: 10x0Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2021
29535Joshua McKinneyWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KGR12021
31905Leandro SantosWReferee DecisionRio Fall Open94KG4F2022
31909Filipe PimentelWTriangleRio Fall Open94KGSF2022
32189Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro94KG4F2022
32191Leandro SantosWArmbarBrasileiro94KGSF2022
34018Lucas SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12022
34027Darlan CasacaWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2022
34032C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2022
34038Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ85KGRPC2022
34886Pablo CamposWPts: 6x4Serra Confere110KG4F2022
35733Eduardo RodriguesWN/ASouth American88KGR12022
35738Lucas LaetWPts: 2x2, AdvSouth American88KG4F2022
35740Vital NetoWChoke from backSouth American88KGSF2022
35742Reyson NevesWPts: 0x0, AdvSouth American88KGF2022
37065Eduardo RodriguesWKatagatameRio SMO88KG4F2023
38471Shane FishmanWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGR12023
39579Eduardo MacedoWViolin armlockBrasileiro88KGR12023
39583Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoWArmbarBrasileiro88KG4F2023
45991Mateus AraujoWPts: 8x6Rio SMO88KGSF2024
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