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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:

  • 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 CBJJ Brasileiro Nationals (2014/2011)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ South American Championship (2011)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2015)
  • 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 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 states’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 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 on the second semester of 2010, shortly after another positive performance at the ‘Worlds’ from 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 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.

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Leo Saggioro Grappling Record

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (32%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (15%)
  • 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
30 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    11 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (13%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (30%)
  • 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
2831Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2943Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3094Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3415Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3419Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3485Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3975Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4316Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5470Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5511Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5737Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5842Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6099Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6200Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6216Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6222Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6753Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7381Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7601Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9501Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9894Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
12048Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
12969Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13307Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13749DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
16244Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGF2018
18518Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2019
19137Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 6x2Pan American70KG4F2019
19561Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10970KGSPF2019
20114Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2019
2940UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2942M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3422Helder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3450Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3823UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3825Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3826David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3961Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3969Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3971Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4314UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4315MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4321UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4617UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4618UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4620David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4621Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4896Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5193Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5463Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5509Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5611Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5612Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5613Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5614Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6098Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6220Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6331Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6332Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6333Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6745Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6749Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7372Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7376Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7596João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7599Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8474Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8477Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8478Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8798John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8799Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10331Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10332Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
12035Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12959Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
12963Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
12967Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13303Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13309Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
15808Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15811Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15816Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15821Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
15823Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
16235Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16241Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16243Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2018
18513John LennoWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19129R. CadenaWChokePan American70KG8F2019
20109Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019

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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