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Rumors Say Jiu-Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo Killed

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Today rumors have started to spread on social media, claiming that multiple-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Leandro Lo was killed on August 7, 2022, at the young age of 33.

May the Champion rest in power. We send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and fans.

The legend additionally was awarded BJJ events such as the World Cup, Pan American championships and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Beloved Leandro owned an unbeaten winning streak at the Copa Podio since 2011 for two years.

He achieved the black belt under Cicero Costha at Cicero Costha Academy in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2015, the champion formed the New School “NS” Brotherhood team. His guard technique had gained Lo credit as one of the “best pound-for-pound grapplers to have ever graced the mat.”

The heartbreaking news was announced by many official accounts including columnist Elias Cepeda in a statement shared on Twitter, writing, “It’s gross seeing so many people post about Leandro Lo’s killing as though he passed away in his sleep at age 90.”

The statement controversially added, “He was murdered with a gun and the suspect is a police officer. It’s time to demand justice, not sanitize his murder. Police killings are on the rise in Brazil.”

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Lo became eight-time world jiu-jitsu champion; the last time was in 2022, in the light heavyweight category, the first time was ten years , in the light weight category. He competed in the US for another championship in the coming days, with four other fighters, according to a friend.

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Leandro Lo was Killed After Being Shot

According to official sources like Wikipedia, Leandro Lo was killed after being shot in the head in an argument with an off-duty military police officer. The tragedy happened at a party in São Paulo, Brazil on 7 August 2022, and he lost his life on his way to the hospital.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

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FloGrappling tweeted, “World Champion, mentor, legend 🕊🙏Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, teammates, and fans of Leandro Lo. The jiu-jitsu world will never forget.”

BJJ Scout wrote, “Devastating. Literally, the reason I started my channel. The BJJ community mourns this loss. 8x Jiu Jitsu World champion Leandro Lo reported dead after a dispute with a man.”

Based on what the family’s lawyer, Ivã Siqueira Junior, said, the victim had an argument with the boy and to calm the situation, immobilized the man. After walking away, the boy pulled out a gun and shot the fighter once in the head.


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