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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.

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Leo Saggioro Grappling Record

82 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
30
10
#86e620
Cachecol choke
21
7
#5AD3D1
Submission
12
4
#d1212a
Choke
12
4
#fad11b
RNC
12
4
#f58822
Triangle
6
2
#224aba
Armbar
3
1
#ff9124
Dogbar
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    14 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (28%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inverted triangle
20
1
#86e620
Triangle
20
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
20
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
20
1
#fad11b
Loop choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Leo Saggioro Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2841Guilherme MendesGuilherme MendesLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean70KG4F2011
2953Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro70KGF2011
3104Rafael MendesRafael MendesLInverted triangleWorld Champ.70KG4F2011
3425Eduardo PessoaLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio76KGGP2011
3429Vinicius MarinhoVinicius MarinhoLPts: 7x0Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3495Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2012
3985Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGSF2012
4326Italo LinsItalo LinsLPointsCarlson Cup70KGF2012
5487Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 4x2WP MontrealABS4F2014
5530Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x0Brasileiro70KGF2014
5757Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5862Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x0Rio Open70KGF2014
6119Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionRio BJJ Pro70KGF2014
6220Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLReferee DecisionCopa OkinawaABSF2014
6236Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6242Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2South American70KGF2014
6781Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American70KGSF2015
7410Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70Kg4F2015
7630Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
9547Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9941Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 6x0World Champ.70KG4F2016
12140Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLBow and arrowPan American76KG8F2017
13078Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGF2017
13424Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KGSF2017
13869DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLReferee DecisionADCC77KGE12017
16440Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 4x2World Champ.70KGF2018
18815Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2019
19490Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 6x2Pan American70KG4F2019
19926Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLReferee DecisionF2W 10970KGSPF2019
20504Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2019
22946Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open70KGF2020
24518Israel SousaIsrael SousaLPts: 4x3Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2020
25415Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGRR2021
26169Murilo AmaralMurilo AmaralLReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro69KGSF2021
26173Alex SodreAlex SodreLLoop chokeSA Cont. Pro69KGRPC2021
27478Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniLPts: 5x3Grand Slam MSK69KGF2021
2950UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2011
2952M. AlmeidaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2011
3432Helder MedeirosHelder MedeirosD---Copa Podio76KGGP2011
3460Willian SallesWTriangleCopa BudoABSF2012
3833UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
3835Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
3836David LemesDavid LemesWTriangleBrasileiro70KGF2012
3971Peter HanWSubmissionWorld Champ.70KGR22012
3979Justin RaderJustin RaderWChokeWorld Champ.70KGR32012
3981Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWRNCWorld Champ.70KG4F2012
4324UnknownWChoke from backSol e Neve70KGSF2012
4325MoisesWArmbarSol e Neve70KGF2012
4331UnknownWCachecol chokeCarlson Cup70KGF2013
4629UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KGR12013
4630UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiro70KG4F2013
4632David LemesDavid LemesWCachecol chokeBrasileiro70KGSF2013
4633Mario ReisMario ReisWReferee DecisionBrasileiro70KGF2013
4908Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaWReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5209Giovani MarianoWCachecol chokeBarbacena CupABSF2014
5480Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWP Montreal70KGF2014
5528Erick RaposoWPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2014
5631Eduardo GoncalvesEduardo GoncalvesWN/AWorld Pro.70KGR12014
5632Marcelino FreitasMarcelino FreitasWN/AWorld Pro.70KG4F2014
5633Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2014
5634Jedrzej LoskaWPts: 6x2World Pro.70KGF2014
6118Rick RaposoWChoke from backRio BJJ Pro70KGSF2014
6240Erick RaposoWN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6358Igor MocaiberWChoke from backToronto Open82KGF2015
6359Chris KriebelWChoke from backToronto OpenABSSF2015
6360Richard BondocWN/AToronto OpenABSF2015
6773Sergio HernandezWPts: 3x0Pan American70KGR12015
6777Vitor PaschoalWPts: 5x2Pan American70KG4F2015
7401Eduardo RamosWPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7405Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7625João TavaresWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGR12015
7628Leonardo MartinsWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
8503Michael WackerWCachecol chokeMontreal Open70KGF2015
8506Leonardo CostaWN/AMontreal OpenABSSF2015
8507Lucas RochaLucas RochaWAdvMontreal OpenABSF2015
8837John RickelWCachecol chokeToronto Open76KGSF2016
8838Rick SlombaWN/AToronto Open76KGF2016
10384Renan BorgesWN/ABoston SIO70KGSF2016
10385Athos MirandaWCachecol chokeBoston SIO70KGF2016
12127Yan LucasYan LucasWChoke from backPan American76KGR12017
13068Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasWPts: 4x2World Champ.70KG8F2017
13072Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2017
13076Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KGSF2017
13420Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWCachecol chokeFIVE Super League70KG4F2017
13426Yago EspindolaWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League70KG3RD2017
15992Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 8x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15995Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16000Jose LimaJose LimaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
16005Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats69KGSF2018
16007Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWReferee DecisionKing of Mats69KGF2018
16431Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGR22018
16437Rafael MansurRafael MansurWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2018
16439Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWPts: 2x0World Champ.70KGSF2018
18810John LennoWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2019
19482R. CadenaWChokePan American70KG8F2019
20500Joao NetoJoao NetoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22019
22113Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinWPts: 6x5KOM69KGSPF2019
22939Rodrigo GortatiWPts: 4x2European Open70KGR22020
22942Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 2x0European Open70KG4F2020
22945Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionEuropean Open70KGSF2020
24499Yago RodriguesWRNCGrand Slam RJ69KGR12020
24509Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 3x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2020
24515Walkler JuniorWPts: 3x3, PenGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2020
24520Anselmo GomesWPts: 4x0Grand Slam RJ69KGRPC2020
24521Davi OliveiraWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2020
25094Joao OliveiraWChoke from backRio Open70KGR12021
25099Matheus OndaWDQRio Open70KG4F2021
25103Diego SodreDiego SodreWRNCRio Open70KGSF2021
25104Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 13x4Rio Open70KGF2021
25308Mauricio OspinaWRNCGrand Slam AD69KGR12021
25312Daniel VieiraWPts: 2x2Grand Slam AD69KG4F2021
25315Gustavo AzevedoWDogbarGrand Slam AD69KGSF2021
25317Israel SousaIsrael SousaWPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD69KGF2021
25414Francisco FreireWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGRR2021
26151Erick ValneiWPts: 8x0SA Cont. Pro69KGR12021
26160Breno NascimentoWSubmissionSA Cont. Pro69KG8F2021
26165Leandro LimaWChoke from backSA Cont. Pro69KG4F2021
27475D. RazmadzeWPts: 8x0Grand Slam MSK69KG4F2021
27477Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 3x2Grand Slam MSK69KGSF2021

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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