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Leonardo Nogueira

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Heel Hook Instructional by John Danaher

Leonardo Nogueira is one of the many aces from Alliance’s Jiu Jitsu camp. A BJJ black belt under Fabio Gurgel, Mr Leo Nogueira has an extensive competitive record with many important trophies on his cabinet, his first big mark in the black belt division came as he won a gold medal at the Brazilian Nationals in the open weight division (2011), he has since won gold in the most prestigious of jiu jitsu events, the World BJJ Championships (2011 & 2012).

Leo Nogueira Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Leonardo Pires Nogueira

Nickname: Often called “Leo” which is short for Leonardo.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio Gracie >Rolls GracieRomero CavalcantiFábio Gurgel >Leonardo Nogueira

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2016/2012/2011 black, 2009*/2008 brown, 2006 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Brazilian National Champion (2011 absolute, 2012)
  • IBJJF Rio Open Champion (2008* brown)
  • IBJJF European Champion (2011)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2016)
  • Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (2010)
  • Rio International Open Championship Runner-up (2010*, 2008 brown)
  • Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2011)
  • Rio International Open Championship Runner-up (2010, 2009)

* Absolute
2016 striped of world title for use of PEDs

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg, 207lbs) & Super Pesado (100kg/221lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Tozzi Pass (Sao Paulo Guard Pass)

Team/Association: Alliance (formerly from Integração)

Leonardo Nogueira Biography

Leonardo Nogueira was born on the 12th of May 1987 in the beach town of Guarujá, state of Sao Paulo – Brazil. Leo Nogueira started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 16 years old under the illustrious master Elcio Figueiredo, from the Integração team in Santos (also state of Sao Paulo). His tall and lanky frame (Leo is 1,90m/6’2”) made him a dangerous guard player which allowed him to start tearing up BJJ tournaments from early in his career, achieving a gold medal at the world championships while still a blue belt.

By the end of 2007, Leo switched training camps to work with one of the best and most organized teams in the world (Alliance). The change was very beneficial to Leonardo whom together with his team mate Antonio Peindado terrorized the heavy weight and absolute divisions all over the world.

On the 1st of July 2009 (shortly after winning the brown belt open weight division of the BJJ Worlds) Leo Nogueira was graduated black belt in a ceremony where Sergio Santos also received his black belt.

Leo Nogueira Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    33 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Wristlock
12
2
#86e620
Submission
12
2
#5AD3D1
Choke
12
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
12
2
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
6
1
#f58822
Cross choke
6
1
#224aba
Armbar
6
1
#ff9124
Baseball choke
6
1
#bf1f6c
Leglock
6
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
6
1
#fad223
Guillotine
6
1
#03861f
Ezequiel
6
1
#039a1f
Ankle lock
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (24%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
20
1
#86e620
Heel Hook
20
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
20
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
20
1
#fad11b
Armbar
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leo Nogueira Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2550Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPointsPan American94KG4F2010
2641Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 5x2Brasileiro94KGF2010
2732Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2877Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLAdvPan American94KG4F2011
3506Lucio LagartoLChokeEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3899Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x4World Champ.ABSF2012
4397Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4406Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
4446Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4506Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4626Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 11x2Brasileiro100KGF2013
5012Joao AssisJoao AssisLHeel HookADCC99KGSF2013
5034Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12013
5544Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5687Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5815Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
6043Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6727Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
7339Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
9279Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGF2016
9332Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS4F2016
10034Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10127Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABSF2016
14111Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
17239Inacio NetoInacio NetoLAdvAtlanta Summer O.ABSF2018
19202Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American100KG4F2019
2836Igor AraujoWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
3114Alberto SilvaWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2011
3131Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGSF2011
3140Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2011
3874Tatsuya KondoWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3885Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3896Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
3898Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 9x2World Champ.ABSSF2012
4107Paulo MartinsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4110Felipe BuenoWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4394K. CorneliusD---Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4399Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4402Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4404Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 7x0Copa Podio100KGSF2013
4411Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4415Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWLeglockEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4416Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4443Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWKneebarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2013
4493Alessandro SilvaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4501Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
5006Alian DruecoWGuillotineADCC99KGR12013
5009Mikael KnutssonWPointsADCC99KG4F2013
5013Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsADCC99KG3PLC2013
5533Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5536Rico BastosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5540Travis StevensD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5664Jorden ReichenbachWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5681C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
5811Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2014
6708Magid HageWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR22015
6719Rafael TongenWEzequielPan AmericanABSR32015
6723Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
6834Rodrigo PereiraWWristlockPan American100KG4F2015
6836Diogo SilvaWChoke from backPan American100KGSF2015
7234Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWAnkle lockBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7235Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
9002Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsAtlanta W. Open94KGSF2016
9003Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Atlanta W. Open94KGF2016
9004Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 9x0Atlanta W. OpenABSF2016
9272Jared RevelWChokePan American94KG8F2016
9276Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9277Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPointsPan American94KGSF2016
9312Alessandro SilvaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9330Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9798Joao SoaresWN/AAtlanta BJJ ProO94KG4F2016
9800Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWAdvAtlanta BJJ ProO94KGF2016
9988Wellington PerotoWPts: 7x0World Champ.100KGR12016
9993Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
9997Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KGSF2016
9998Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2016
10020Wellington PerotoWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10123Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWBow and arrowIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10126Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x2IBJJF Pro GPABSSF2016
11570Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
11571Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGF2017
13104Ricard AbreuWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 36100KGSPF2017
17236John JordanWCross chokeAtlanta Summer O.100KGF2018
17238Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsAtlanta Summer O.ABSSF2018
19199Uros DomanovicWPts: 3x2Pan American100KG8F2019

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