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Leonardo Saggioro

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Leonardo Saggioro, often referenced as Leo Saggioro or simply by his nickname ‘Cascão’ is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo Marques, being also a representative of the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) affiliation in this sport/martial art’s competitive circuit. Leo Saggioro is also widely recognized as one of the best featherweights of his generation, with a very distinctive style of grappling based on grinding pressure and a forward-moving half-guard.

Leo Saggioro Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Leonardo Fernandes Saggioro

Nickname: Cascão is a famous comic book character from the collection ‘Turma da Mônica’ (Monica’s Gang) by Mauricio de Sousa. In English, this character is named ‘Smudge’. Saggioro was called this from when he was a child due to his haircut, which resembled the character.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Sergio Souza > Ricardo Marques > Leonardo Saggioro

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013/2012)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF King of Mats (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Toronto Open (2016/2015**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Montreal Open (2015**)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 / 2017)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2014/2011)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ South American Championship (2011)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015 / 2024)
  • 3rd Place FIVE Grappling LW Grand Prix (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2008 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2010 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Miragaia Position (over-under)

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70,00 kg / 154.5 lbs)

Team/Association: BTT

Leonardo Saggioro Biography

Leonardo Saggioro was born on March 7, 1989, in Juiz de Fora, a city in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, approximately 40 kilometers from the state border with Rio de Janeiro.

Minas Gerais has a short but prosperous jiu-jitsu history, having Ricardo Marques as one of the state’s most revered coaches. It was under the guidance of Marques that Leo Saggioro began his jiu-jitsu career, at the age of 13.

Saggioro started competing early and making a name for himself in his own and the neighboring state of Rio de Janeiro. His reputation rose up to international proportions shortly after his 18th birthday when he conquered his first IBJJF World title as a purple belt.

Continuing a prosperous campaign in the brown belt division, Cascão finally earned his black belt in the second semester of 2010, shortly after another positive performance at the ‘Worlds’ at the hands of his longtime instructor Ricardo Marques. His impact in this new division was felt almost immediately with a silver medal at the Brazilian nationals (CBJJ Brasileiro).

In 2015 Leonardo Saggioro was invited to Canada where he was offered a full-time coaching position at a Brazilian Top Team affiliate school. An offer that was accepted by the young athlete.

About Leonardo Saggioro's Record

This is a compilation of Leonardo’s matches at black belt (adult) in some of jiu-jitsu’s top events, please note that this grappling record does not account for every match in Saggioro’s career.

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Leo Saggioro Grappling Record

112 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    44 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    47 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

47 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
43
20
#86e620
Cachecol choke
15
7
#5AD3D1
RNC
11
5
#d1212a
Choke
11
5
#fad11b
Submission
9
4
#f58822
Triangle
4
2
#224aba
Armbar
2
1
#ff9124
Dogbar
2
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
2
1
#22c9a5
Cross choke
2
1
47
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
48 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    22 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (19%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Bow and arrow
11
1
#86e620
Loop choke
11
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
11
1
#d1212a
Canto choke
11
1
#fad11b
Triangle armlock
11
1
#f58822
Armbar
11
1
#224aba
Inverted triangle
11
1
#ff9124
Triangle
11
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leo Saggioro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2845Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2957Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3108Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3431Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3435Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3501Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3990Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4331Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5501Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5544Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5771Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5876Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6133Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6234Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6250Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6256Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6799Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7428Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7648Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9565Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9959Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
12163Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
13102Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13448Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13894DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
16483Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGF2018
18896Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2019
19587Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 6x2Pan American70KG4F2019
20030Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionF2W 10970KGSPF2019
20611Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2019
23100Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open70KGF2020
24705Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2020
25623Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGRR2021
26389Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro69KGSF2021
26393Alex SodreAlex SodreLLoop chokeSA Cont. Pro69KGRPC2021
27725Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK69KGF2021
27961Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLChokeBrasilia Pro69KGF2021
28050Daniel JuniorDaniel JuniorLCanto chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2021
28514Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 2x1ADGS RJ69KGSF2021
28519Alessandro BotelhoLPts: 4x3ADGS RJ69KGRPC2021
29145Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2BRA Qualifiers69KGF2021
31115Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLTriangle armlockGrand Slam LDN69KGSF2022
32093Rommel FernandesLArmbarSA Cont. Pro69KGSF2022
32371Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 3x0ADGS ABDB69KG4F2022
33980Victor NithaelVictor NithaelLPts: 3x3ADGS RJ69KG4F2022
39389Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezLPts: 6x2Miami OpenABSSF2023
40412Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG4F2023
47992Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGSF2024
2954UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2956M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3438Helder MedeirosHelder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3466Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3838UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3840Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3841David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3976Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3984Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3986Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4329UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4330MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4336UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4637UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4638UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4640David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4641Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4916Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5217Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5494Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5542Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5645Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5646Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5647Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5648Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6132Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6254Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6376Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6377Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6378Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6791Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6795Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7419Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7423Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7643João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7646Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8521Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8524Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8525Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8855John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8856Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10402Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10403Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
12150Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
13092Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
13096Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
13100Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13444Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13450Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
16033Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
16036Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16041Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16046Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
16048Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
16474Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16480Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16482Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2018
18891John LennoWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19579R. CadenaWChokePan American70KG8F2019
20607Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
22242Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x5KOM69KGSPF2019
23093Rodrigo GortatiWPts: 4x2European Open70KGR22020
23096Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0European Open70KG4F2020
23099Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2020
24686Yago RodriguesWRNCGrand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24696Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
24702Walkler JuniorWPts: 3x3, PenGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2020
24707Anselmo GomesWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ69KGRPC2020
24708Davi OliveiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2020
25301Joao OliveiraWChoke from backRio Open70KGR12021
25306Matheus OndaWDQRio Open70KG4F2021
25310Diego SodreDiego SodreWRNCRio Open70KGSF2021
25311Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 13x4Rio Open70KGF2021
25517Mauricio OspinaWRNCGrand Slam AD69KGR12021
25521Daniel VieiraWPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD69KG4F2021
25524Gustavo AzevedoWDogbarGrand Slam AD69KGSF2021
25526Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KGF2021
25622Francisco FreireWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGRR2021
26371Erick ValneiWPts: 8x0SA Cont. Pro69KGR12021
26380Breno NascimentoWSubmissionSA Cont. Pro69KG8F2021
26385Leandro LimaWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro69KG4F2021
27722D. RazmadzeWPts: 8x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2021
27724Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021
27956Iago SantosWPts: 2x0Brasilia Pro69KG4F2021
27959Fernando FavariWPts: 7x0Brasilia Pro69KGSF2021
28045Wallace NunesWPts: 3x0Brasileiro70KG4F2021
28509Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraWPts: 2x2ADGS RJ69KG8F2021
28513Marlus SalgadoWPts: 3x2ADGS RJ69KG4F2021
29139Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backBRA Qualifiers69KG4F2021
29143Higor LimaHigor LimaWPts: 6x2BRA Qualifiers69KGSF2021
29954Willan OliveiraWChoke from backGuarapari Pro69KG4F2022
29955Alisson SilvaWChoke from backGuarapari Pro69KGSF2022
29956Marcelo FariaWKatagatameGuarapari Pro69KGF2022
31112Israel NascimentoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2022
31118Leandro LimaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam LDN69KGRR2022
31119Romao CarvalhoWPts: 6x2Grand Slam LDN69KG3RD2022
32091Felipe NegochadleWPts: 9x0SA Cont. Pro69KG4F2022
33958Matheus OndaWRNCADGS RJ69KGR12022
33972Joao OliveiraWPts: 2x0ADGS RJ69KG8F2022
39359Enrique ChalujaWCross chokeMiami Open76KG4F2023
39362Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWPts: 2x0Miami Open76KGSF2023
39381Marco SouzaWChoke from backMiami OpenABSR12023
39385Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezWDQMiami OpenABS4F2023
39894Ari PollanWChoke from backAtanta SPO76KGSF2023
39896Lukete SilvaLukete SilvaWReferee DecisionAtanta SPO76KGF2023
40395Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12023
40408Luiz SantosWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG8F2023
44624Caio FerreiraWChokeMiami FO82KGSF2023
44625Heitor SenraWChoke from backMiami FO82KGF2023
44631Max LiWPts: 9x0Miami FOABS4F2023
47967Sandrey SilvaWChoke from backPan American76KGR22024
47980Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backPan American76KG8F2024
47987Youngseung ChoYoungseung ChoWChoke from backPan American76KG4F2024

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One Comment

  • Roger G. says:

    Cascao is Awesome as a BJJ fighter. He trains at BTT Canada under the BJJ Legend Fabio Mastermind Holanda as well teaches. This is great for BTT and BJJ in Canada… Oss Roger

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