Leandro Lo

Leandro Lo celebrates his birthday teaching you one of his deadly guard passes

Leandro Lo celebrates his 26th birthday this May 11. One of the most brilliant competitors in the black belt division, Lo took the Jiu-Jitsu community by storm in 2010 when he defeated Michael Langhi at the WPJJC. After that, he continued to amaze the crowds with a dangerous and active game both on top and […]

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Copa Podio: Pena wins heavyweight GP, Lo outscores Moraes 6-0 on superfight

The heavyweight GP of Copa Podio took place this Saturday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Pena was the standout, taking the title home. After finishing second in the yellow group, Preguiça defeated Tim Spriggs (green group champion) with a sweep. The final was against Victor Honorio and Pena got the win with a choke […]

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Copa Podio: all set for Saturday of Jiu-Jitsu in Rio with Lo, Pena, Spriggs, others

Copa Podio will have another one of its events this Saturday in Brazil. The heavyweight GP goes down in Rio with 10 fighters divided in two groups. The yellow group has  Erberth Santos (Guigo), Nelton Pontes (GB), Tim Spriggs (Lloyd Irvin), Fernando Reis (Alliance) and Vinny Magalhães. In the Green group, you find Felipe Pena […]

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Lo on 2015 Pan performance: “Fighting tough, heavier guys is what keeps me going.”

Leandro Lo stopped by the GRACIEMAG booth at the end of the fourth day of the 2015 Pan, on Sunday, March 15. When asked to autograph a copy of GRACIEMAG #202, featuring his loose game, he said, honestly: “Why do you want my autograph today, when I lost so badly?!” To which he got the […]

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Leo Nogueira proclaims his return to the Jiu-Jitsu elite after results at the 2015 Pan

In 2012 he was 10 seconds away from writing his name in the most honorable list of Jiu-Jitsu competitors – the black belt open class world champions. A takedown by Marcus Buchecha took away Leonardo Nogueira’s chance of making it to the ultimate top of the ladder. Even so, the two gold medals in his […]

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2015 Pan: The incredible story of how no opponent touched Monique Elias’ injured ankle

Monique Elias had a 10-0 lead on Tammy Griego at their adult open class quarterfinal match, on Saturday, at the 2015 Pan. The Alliance black belt was on Tammy’s back looking for the lapels and the choke that would end the encounter early. That’s when she made a vital mistake and crossed her feet in […]

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Bernardo Faria explains 2015 Pan performance and choke that made Lo tap

Alliance’s Bernardo faria was the standout at the 2015 Pan with two gold medals (superheavy and open class) conquered with outstanding performances against very tough opponents like Leandro Lo, Luiz Panza, AJ Agazarm, Eduardo Telles, Alex Trans and others. In this interview to GRACIEMAG’s Vitor Freitas, he explains why he was so sharp in Irvine. […]

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2015 Pan: Think coverage, think GRACIEMAG.com

Thank you for all the likes, all the shares and comments during the 2015 Pan coverage. Follow us and don’t miss a thing on the next one.

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Jiu-Jitsu, sweat and tears: the return of João Gabriel Rocha

After a year and three months without competing, João Gabriel Rocha again stepped on the mat during the 2015 Pan. The emotion was inevitable after violent chemotherapy sessions that burned his veins, but not undermined his grit and determination. Victorious against a severe cancer, the Soul Fighters star is again in good physical shape. He […]

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2015 Pan: Bernardo Faria, Gabi Garcia control black belt open class; other results

The 2015 Pan is in the books. In the end, the two most important medals went to Alliance. Bernardo Faria and Gabrielle Garcia confirmed their favoritism and beat their opponents in the finals. First Gabi had another great duel with recent rival Mackenzie Dern. As usual, Gabi controlled the pace of the match and worked […]

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