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Léo Vieira
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Vieira in May 2019
Born March 23, 1976 (1976-03-23) (age 45)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Other names Leozinho
Nationality Brazilian
Division Featherweight
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team Checkmat
Rank 6th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 1997–2013; 2017
Léo Vieira
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Gold 2003 São Paulo, Brazil -66kg
Gold 2005 California, USA -66kg
Silver 2007 New Jersey, USA -66kg
Silver 2011 Nottingham, UK -77kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Silver 1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -76kg
Gold 1998 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -76kg
Bronze 2000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -76kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pan American Championship
Gold 2002 California, USA -69kg
Gold 2004 California, USA -69kg

Leonardo Alcantara Vieira commonly known as Léo Vieira or Leozinho is a Brazilian submission grappler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor. He was born March 23, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

He is the eldest of the Viera brothers (Ricardo and Leandro), who lead of and fight for Checkmat.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Leo Vieira began training Jiu-Jitsu at a very young age. He has won numerous medals, such as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, Pan American Championships and the prestigious ADCC world championships. After being on break from Jiujitsu Gi competition, Vieira competed again on July 16, 2017 at the age of 41. He competed in Absolute Championship Berkut Jiu-Jitsu 6 in Moscow and lost the fight via terra footlock. On September 25, 2017, Vieira competed in the ADCC against former Ultimate Fighting Championship title contender, Chael Sonnen in the absolute division. Vieira lost the fight via referee's decision.

CheckMat Jiu-Jitsu Team

One of the most successful teams in contemporary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, CheckMat's worldwide headquarters is in São Paulo, Brazil. CheckMat was established in 2008 by Leo and his brothers. Since its creation, Checkmat has become one of the top teams in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Team CheckMat is the 2008 and 2009 NoGi World Champion Team. Team Checkmat also came in first for the Brazilian Nationals (Gi) 2010 and Brazilian Nationals (No-Gi) 2010.

Instructor lineage

Mitsuyo Maeda → Carlos Gracie, Sr.Helio Gracie → Rolls Gracie → Romero Cavalcanti → Léo Vieira

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