Leo “Leozinho” Vieira

    Also known as Leozinho or simply Leo Vieira, is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Romero Cavalcanti, being famous for combining one of the most crowd-pleasing games in BJJ with an amazing track record. Leo Vieira was also the co-founder of important teams such as Brasa Clube de Jiu-Jitsu and Checkmat BJJ, becoming in the process one of grappling’s most important coaches by developing athletes such as Marcus Almeida ‘Buchecha’, Lucas Leite, João Assis, and many others. Leozinho is also one of the Top BJJ Competitors of All Time by BJJ Heroes.

    Full Name: Leonardo Alcantara Vieira

    Nickname: “Leozinho” which means little Leonardo, or just Leo.

    Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Leonardo Vieira

    Main Achievements:

    • 1st Place ADCC (2003, 2005)
    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (1999)
    • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2002/2004)
    • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (1998)
    • 2nd Place ADCC (2011/2007)
    • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (1997)
    • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2000)

    Main Achievements:

    • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (1996 brown)

    Weight Division: Peso Leve (76 kg / 167 lbs)

    Favorite Position/Technique: Brabo Choke, Guard Passing.

    Association/Team: Checkmat