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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 that of 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)
  • 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 history in jiu-jitsu, having in Ricardo Marques one of the states 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 in 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.

Leo Saggioro Instructional

Leo Saggioro Grappling Record

96 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    37 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

37 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
35
13
#86e620
Cachecol choke
19
7
#5AD3D1
Submission
11
4
#d1212a
Choke
11
4
#fad11b
RNC
11
4
#f58822
Triangle
5
2
#224aba
Armbar
3
1
#ff9124
Dogbar
3
1
#bf1f6c
Katagatame
3
1
37
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
44 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (23%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Leo Saggioro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2844Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2956Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3107Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3430Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3434Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3500Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3989Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4330Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5500Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5543Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5770Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5875Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6132Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6233Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6249Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6255Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6798Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7427Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7647Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9564Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9958Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
12162Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
13100Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13446Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13892DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
16481Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGF2018
18879Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2019
19567Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 6x2Pan American70KG4F2019
20008Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionF2W 10970KGSPF2019
20589Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2019
23064Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open70KGF2020
24659Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2020
25576Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGRR2021
26336Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro69KGSF2021
26340Alex SodreAlex SodreLLoop chokeSA Cont. Pro69KGRPC2021
27672Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK69KGF2021
27908Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLChokeBrasilia Pro69KGF2021
27995Daniel JuniorDaniel JuniorLCanto chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2021
28457Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 2x1Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2021
28462Alessandro BotelhoLPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ69KGRPC2021
29087Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 5x2BRA Qualifiers69KGF2021
31009Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLTriangle armlockGrand Slam LDN69KGSF2022
31985Rommel FernandesLArmbarSA Cont. Pro69KGSF2022
32249Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 3x0Grand Slam AD69KG4F2022
2953UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2955M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3437Helder MedeirosHelder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3465Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3837UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3839Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3840David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3975Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3983Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3985Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4328UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4329MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4335UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4636UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4637UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4639David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4640Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4915Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5216Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5493Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5541Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5644Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5645Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5646Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5647Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6131Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6253Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6375Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6376Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6377Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6790Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6794Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7418Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7422Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7642João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7645Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8520Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8523Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8524Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8854John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8855Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10401Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10402Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
12149Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
13090Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
13094Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
13098Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13442Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13448Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
16031Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
16034Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16039Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16044Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
16046Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
16472Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16478Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16480Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2018
18874John LennoWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19559R. CadenaWChokePan American70KG8F2019
20585Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
22210Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x5KOM69KGSPF2019
23057Rodrigo GortatiWPts: 4x2European Open70KGR22020
23060Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0European Open70KG4F2020
23063Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2020
24640Yago RodriguesWRNCGrand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24650Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
24656Walkler JuniorWPts: 3x3, PenGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2020
24661Anselmo GomesWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ69KGRPC2020
24662Davi OliveiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2020
25254Joao OliveiraWChoke from backRio Open70KGR12021
25259Matheus OndaWDQRio Open70KG4F2021
25263Diego SodreDiego SodreWRNCRio Open70KGSF2021
25264Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 13x4Rio Open70KGF2021
25470Mauricio OspinaWRNCGrand Slam AD69KGR12021
25474Daniel VieiraWPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD69KG4F2021
25477Gustavo AzevedoWDogbarGrand Slam AD69KGSF2021
25479Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KGF2021
25575Francisco FreireWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGRR2021
26318Erick ValneiWPts: 8x0SA Cont. Pro69KGR12021
26327Breno NascimentoWSubmissionSA Cont. Pro69KG8F2021
26332Leandro LimaWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro69KG4F2021
27669D. RazmadzeWPts: 8x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2021
27671Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021
27903Iago SantosWPts: 2x0Brasilia Pro69KG4F2021
27906Fernando FavariWPts: 7x0Brasilia Pro69KGSF2021
27990Wallace NunesWPts: 3x0Brasileiro70KG4F2021
28452Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraWPts: 2x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2021
28456Marlus SalgadoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ69KG4F2021
29081Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWChoke from backBRA Qualifiers69KG4F2021
29085Higor LimaHigor LimaWPts: 6x2BRA Qualifiers69KGSF2021
29858Willan OliveiraWChoke from backGuarapari Pro69KG4F2022
29859Alisson SilvaWChoke from backGuarapari Pro69KGSF2022
29860Marcelo FariaWKatagatameGuarapari Pro69KGF2022
31006Israel NascimentoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam LDN69KG4F2022
31012Leandro LimaWPts: 1x0Grand Slam LDN69KGRR2022
31013Romao CarvalhoWPts: 6x2Grand Slam LDN69KG3RD2022
31983Felipe NegochadleWPts: 9x0SA Cont. Pro69KG4F2022

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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