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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:

  • 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.

Leo Saggioro Instructional

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
Triangle
25
1
#86e620
Choke from back
25
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
25
1
#d1212a
Inverted triangle
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
3088Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3409Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3413Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3479Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3969Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4310Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5464Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5505Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5731Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5836Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6093Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6194Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6210Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6216Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6747Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7375Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7595Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9495Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9889Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
12039Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
12960Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13298Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13740DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
16235Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGF2018
18495Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2019
19114Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 6x2Pan American70KG4F2019
19539Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 10970KGSPF2019
20087Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2019
2934UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2936M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3416Helder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3444Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3817UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3819Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3820David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3955Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3963Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3965Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4308UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4309MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4315UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4611UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4612UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4614David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4615Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4890Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5187Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5457Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5503Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5605Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5606Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5607Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5608Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6092Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6214Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6325Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6326Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6327Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6739Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6743Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7366Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7370Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7590João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7593Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8468Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8471Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8472Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8792John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8793Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10326Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10327Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
12026Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
12950Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
12954Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
12958Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13294Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13300Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
15799Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15802Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15807Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15812Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
15814Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
16226Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16232Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16234Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2018
18490John LennoWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19106R. CadenaWChokePan American70KG8F2019
20082Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019

Leo Saggioro vs Lucas Rocha (2015)

Leo Saggioro vs Michael Wacker (2015)

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

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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