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Leonardo Saggioro

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 recognised 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 that of the character.

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

Main Achievements:

  • CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2013/2012)
  • UAEJJF King of Mats Champion (2018)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2014)
  • IBJJF Toronto Open Champion (2016/2015**)
  • IBJJF Montreal Open Champion (2015**)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2018 / 2017)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship Runner-up (2014/2011)
  • CBJJ South American Championship Runner-up (2011)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2015)
  • FIVE Grappling LW GP 3rd Place (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2008 purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (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

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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 kilometres from the state border with Rio de Janeiro.

Minas Gerais has a short but prosperous history in jiu jitsu, having in Ricardo Marques one of the state’s the 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 neighbouring 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 on the second semester of 2010, shortly after another positive performance at the ‘Worlds’ from the hands of his long time 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 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 single match in Saggioro’s career.

Leo Saggioro Grappling Record

58 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
28
7
#86e620
Cachecol choke
28
7
#5AD3D1
Choke
16
4
#d1212a
Submission
12
3
#fad11b
Triangle
8
2
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Armbar
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inverted triangle
25
1
#86e620
Triangle
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leo Saggioro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2825Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2937Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3087Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3408Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3412Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3478Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3968Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4309Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5463Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5504Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5730Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5835Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6092Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6193Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6209Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6215Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6746Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7374Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7594Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9494Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9888Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
12037Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
12958Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13296Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13739DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
16155Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGF2018
18361Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2019
18963Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 6x2Pan American70KG4F2019
2934UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2936M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3415Helder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3443Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3816UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3818Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3819David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3954Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3962Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3964Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4307UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4308MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4314UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4610UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4611UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4613David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4614Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4889Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5186Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5456Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5502Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5604Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5605Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5606Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5607Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6091Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6213Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6324Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6325Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6326Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6738Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6742Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7365Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7369Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7589João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7592Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8467Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8470Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8471Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8791John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8792Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10325Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10326Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
12024Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12948Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
12952Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
12956Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13292Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13298Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
15721Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15724Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15729Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15734Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
15736Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
16146Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16152Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16154Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2018
18356John LennoWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2019
18955R. CadenaWChokePan American70KG8F2019

Leo Saggioro vs Lucas Rocha (2015)

Leo Saggioro vs Michael Wacker (2015)

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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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