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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 (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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
30
7
#86e620
Cachecol choke
30
7
#5AD3D1
Submission
13
3
#d1212a
Triangle
9
2
#fad11b
Choke
9
2
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Armbar
4
1
23
(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
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
2813Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2924Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3074Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3389Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3393Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3459Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3949Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4286Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5428Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5468Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5694Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5797Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6045Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6144Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6160Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6166Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6687Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7312Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7525Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9398Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9791Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
11855Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
12752Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13083Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13483DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
2921UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2923M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3396Helder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3424Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3797UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3799Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3800David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3935Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3943Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3945Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4284UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4285MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4290UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4582UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4583UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4585David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4586Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4861Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5151Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5421Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5466Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5568Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5569Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5570Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5571Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6044Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6164Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6268Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6269Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6270Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6679Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6683Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7304Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7520João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7523Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8390Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8393Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8394Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8712John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8713Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10221Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10222Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
11842Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12742Jonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
12746Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
12750Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13079Brandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13085Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
15339Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15342Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15347Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15352Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
15354Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018

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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