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Leonardo Nogueira

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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
Ankle lock
6
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
6
1
#224aba
Cross choke
6
1
#ff9124
Armbar
6
1
#bf1f6c
Baseball choke
6
1
#22c9a5
Leglock
6
1
#fad223
Kneebar
6
1
#03861f
Guillotine
6
1
#039a1f
Ezequiel
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
2559Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPointsPan American94KG4F2010
2650Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 5x2Brasileiro94KGF2010
2741Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2886Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLAdvPan American94KG4F2011
3515Lucio LagartoLChokeEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3908Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x4World Champ.ABSF2012
4406Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4415Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
4455Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4515Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4635Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 11x2Brasileiro100KGF2013
5021Joao AssisJoao AssisLHeel HookADCC99KGSF2013
5043Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12013
5553Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5696Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5824Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
6052Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6743Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
7355Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
9294Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGF2016
9347Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS4F2016
10049Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10142Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABSF2016
14152Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5399KGSPF2017
17307Inacio NetoInacio NetoLAdvAtlanta Summer O.ABSF2018
19291Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American100KG4F2019
2845Igor AraujoWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
3123Alberto SilvaWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2011
3140Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGSF2011
3149Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2011
3883Tatsuya KondoWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3894Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3905Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
3907Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 9x2World Champ.ABSSF2012
4116Paulo MartinsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4119Felipe BuenoWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4403K. CorneliusD---Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4408Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4411Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4413Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 7x0Copa Podio100KGSF2013
4420Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4424Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWLeglockEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4425Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4452Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWKneebarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2013
4502Alessandro SilvaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4510Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
5015Alian DruecoWGuillotineADCC99KGR12013
5018Mikael KnutssonWPointsADCC99KG4F2013
5022Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsADCC99KG3PLC2013
5542Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5545Rico BastosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5549Travis StevensD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5673Jorden ReichenbachWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5690C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
5820Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2014
6724Magid HageWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR22015
6735Rafael TongenWEzequielPan AmericanABSR32015
6739Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
6850Rodrigo PereiraWWristlockPan American100KG4F2015
6852Diogo SilvaWChoke from backPan American100KGSF2015
7250Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWAnkle lockBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7251Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
9018Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsAtlanta W. Open94KGSF2016
9019Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Atlanta W. Open94KGF2016
9020Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 9x0Atlanta W. OpenABSF2016
9287Jared RevelWChokePan American94KG8F2016
9291Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9292Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPointsPan American94KGSF2016
9327Alessandro SilvaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9345Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9813Joao SoaresWN/AAtlanta BJJ ProO94KG4F2016
9815Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWAdvAtlanta BJJ ProO94KGF2016
10003Wellington PerotoWPts: 7x0World Champ.100KGR12016
10008Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
10012Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KGSF2016
10013Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2016
10035Wellington PerotoWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10138Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWBow and arrowIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10141Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x2IBJJF Pro GPABSSF2016
11596Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
11597Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGF2017
13140Ricard AbreuWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 36100KGSPF2017
17304John JordanWCross chokeAtlanta Summer O.100KGF2018
17306Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsAtlanta Summer O.ABSSF2018
19288Uros DomanovicWPts: 3x2Pan American100KG8F2019

Leonardo Nogueira vs Tarcisio Jardim

Leonardo Nogueira vs Clark Gracie

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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