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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:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2008 purple)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2013/2012 black)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2014 black)
  • IBJJF Toronto Open Champion (2016/2015** black)
  • IBJJF Montreal Open Champion (2015** black)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2017 black, 2010 brown)
  • CBJJ Brasileiro Championship Runner-up (2014/2011 black)
  • CBJJ South American Championship Runner-up (2011 black)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012 black)
  • IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2015 black)
  • FIVE Grappling LW GP 3rd Place (2017)

* 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 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

47 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    18 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
33
7
#86e620
Cachecol choke
33
7
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
2
#d1212a
Triangle
10
2
#fad11b
Choke
5
1
#f58822
RNC
5
1
#224aba
Armbar
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (28%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Leo Saggioro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2787Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2898Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3048Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3358Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3362Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3428Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3918Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4256Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5372Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5407Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5631Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5734Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
5977Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6077Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6093Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6099Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6606Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7219Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7430Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9273Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9666Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
11678Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
12555Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
12882Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13233DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
2895UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2897M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3365Helder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3393Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3766UnknownWN/ABrasileiro70KG4F2012
3768Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2012
3769David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3904Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3912Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3914Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4254UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4255MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4257UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4539UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4540UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4542David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4543Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4816Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5097Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5365Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5405Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5507Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5508Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5509Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5510Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
5976Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6097Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6197Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6198Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6199Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6598Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6602Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7211Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7425João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7428Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8275Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8278Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8279Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8591John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8592Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10088Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10089Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
11665Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12545Jonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
12549Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
12553Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
12878Brandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
12884Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017

Leo Saggioro vs Lucas Rocha (2015)

Leo Saggioro vs Michael Wacker (2015)

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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