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Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Leandro Lo shot to death in Brazil



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Legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter Leandro Lo was shot in São Paulo. Photo via Instagram; (@leandrolojj)

Legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter Leandro Lo has been killed in Brazil. He was shot Saturday during a concert in São Paulo, his lawyer confirmed to Brazilian news outlet G1.

Lo was 33 years old and widely considered one of the best jiu-jitsu competitors of all time.

Leandro Lo won eight IBJJF World Championships

Leando Lo was a black belt under Cicero Costha and arguably one of the most successful jiu-jitsu competitors ever. Since 2012, he has won eight IBJJF World Championships as a black belt.

Lo has also won eight IBJJF titles in the Pans, four Brazilian Nationals, two European Open and seven Copa Podio grand prix titles in multiple weight classes.

During his impressive career he defeated grapplers like Gilbert Burns, Felipe Pena, Andre Galvao, Roberto Satoshi, Augusto Mendes, Gordon Ryan, Dillon Danis, Alan Belcher and Davi Ramos.

Leando Lo was born on 11 May 1989 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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