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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
Choke from back
12
2
#86e620
Wristlock
12
2
#5AD3D1
Submission
12
2
#d1212a
Choke
12
2
#fad11b
Leglock
6
1
#f58822
Kneebar
6
1
#224aba
Guillotine
6
1
#ff9124
Ezequiel
6
1
#bf1f6c
Ankle lock
6
1
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
6
1
#fad223
Cross choke
6
1
#03861f
Armbar
6
1
#039a1f
Baseball choke
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
2560Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPointsPan American94KG4F2010
2651Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiLPts: 5x2Brasileiro94KGF2010
2742Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLAdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2887Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLAdvPan American94KG4F2011
3516Lucio LagartoLChokeEuropean OpenABS4F2012
3909Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 8x4World Champ.ABSF2012
4407Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 9x0Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4416Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLAdvCopa Podio100KGF2013
4456Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 5x2European OpenO100KGSF2013
4516Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABS4F2013
4636Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 11x2Brasileiro100KGF2013
5022Joao AssisJoao AssisLHeel HookADCC99KGSF2013
5044Jared DoppJared DoppLPts: 2x0ADCCABSR12013
5555Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5698Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5826Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLKatagatameWorld Champ.100KGSF2014
6054Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 10x0World ExpoABSSPF2014
6746Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0Pan AmericanABSSF2015
7359Abraham MarteAbraham MarteLArmbarWorld Champ.ABS8F2015
9311Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisLPts: 2x0Pan American94KGF2016
9364Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABS4F2016
10072Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10165Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABSF2016
14232Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLReferee DecisionF2W 5399KGSPF2017
17461Inacio NetoInacio NetoLAdvAtlanta SMOABSF2018
19535Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American100KG4F2019
2846Igor AraujoWN/AEuropean94KGSF2011
3124Alberto SilvaWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG4F2011
3141Joao AssisJoao AssisWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGSF2011
3150Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2011
3884Tatsuya KondoWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3895Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3906Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS4F2012
3908Antonio CarlosAntonio CarlosWPts: 9x2World Champ.ABSSF2012
4117Paulo MartinsWBaseball chokeWorld Champ.100KG4F2012
4120Felipe BuenoWPointsWorld Champ.100KGSF2012
4404K. CorneliusD---Copa Podio100KGGP2013
4409Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroWAdvCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4412Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWChokeCopa Podio100KGGP2013
4414Braga NetoBraga NetoWPts: 7x0Copa Podio100KGSF2013
4421Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4425Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWLeglockEuropean OpenABS4F2013
4426Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 4x0European OpenABSSF2013
4453Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasWKneebarEuropean OpenO100KG4F2013
4503Alessandro SilvaWSubmissionPan AmericanABSR12013
4511Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22013
5016Alian DruecoWGuillotineADCC99KGR12013
5019Mikael KnutssonWPointsADCC99KG4F2013
5023Cristiano LazzariniCristiano LazzariniWPointsADCC99KG3PLC2013
5544Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 5x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5547Rico BastosWPts: 2x0Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5551Travis StevensTravis StevensD---Copa Podio94KGGP2014
5675Jorden ReichenbachWN/AWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5692C. NegromonteC. NegromonteWPts: 5x0World Champ.ABSR32014
5822Tarcisio JardimTarcisio JardimWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2014
6727Magid HageWPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSR22015
6738Rafael TongenWEzequielPan AmericanABSR32015
6742Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
6853Rodrigo PereiraWWristlockPan American100KG4F2015
6855Diogo SilvaWChoke from backPan American100KGSF2015
7254Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWAnkle lockBoca Raton Open100KGSF2015
7255Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 6x2Boca Raton Open100KGF2015
9032Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsAtlanta W. Open94KGSF2016
9033Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Atlanta W. Open94KGF2016
9034Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 9x0Atlanta W. OpenABSF2016
9304Jared RevelWChokePan American94KG8F2016
9308Roberto TorralbasWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2016
9309Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoWPointsPan American94KGSF2016
9344Alessandro SilvaWPts: 5x0Pan AmericanABSR22016
9362Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABS8F2016
9835Joao SoaresWN/AAtlanta BJJ ProO94KG4F2016
9837Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWAdvAtlanta BJJ ProO94KGF2016
10026Wellington PerotoWPts: 7x0World Champ.100KGR12016
10031Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2016
10035Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.100KGSF2016
10036Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2016
10058Wellington PerotoWPts: 7x0World Champ.ABSR22016
10161Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWBow and arrowIBJJF Pro GPABS4F2016
10164Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 4x2IBJJF Pro GPABSSF2016
11638Helton JoseHelton JoseWPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
11639Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGF2017
13208Ricard AbreuWReferee DecisionF2W 36100KGSPF2017
17458John JordanWCross chokeAtlanta SMO100KGF2018
17460Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsAtlanta SMOABSSF2018
19532Uros DomanovicWPts: 3x2Pan American100KG8F2019

Leonardo Nogueira vs Tarcisio Jardim

Leonardo Nogueira vs Clark Gracie

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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