Léo Vieira facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLéo Vieira
Vieira in May 2019
|Born||March 23, 1976
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Rank||6th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Years active||1997–2013; 2017|
|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|
|Silver||1997 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||-76kg|
|Gold||1998 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||-76kg|
|Bronze||2000 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||-76kg|
|Pan American Championship|
|Gold||2002 California, USA||-69kg|
|Gold||2004 California, USA||-69kg|
He is the eldest of the Viera brothers (Ricardo and Leandro), who lead of and fight for Checkmat.
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.
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