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Dante Leon is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt No-Gi World champion. Based in Toledo, Ohio, he represents GF Team Team. Leon was born on May 6, 1995, in Ontario, Canada. He competes in the middleweight division (181.6lbs).

  1. Mikey vs Kade May Be The Best Potential Matchup At The WNO Championship

    Mikey vs Kade May Be The Best Potential Matchup At The WNO Championship

    Sep 16, 2021

    The men’s 155 lb division at the WNO Championship has shaped up to be one of the most exciting jiu-jitsu grand prixs in history. Any of the eight men in this stacked division could take home the championship belt, and the $30,000 prize that comes with it.
  2. The Case For Betting Against The Favorite | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    The Case For Betting Against The Favorite | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Sep 15, 2021

    The online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for FloGrappling’s WNO Championship.
  3. Roberto Is The Top Dog; How Does Tye Fare? | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Roberto Is The Top Dog; How Does Tye Fare? | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Sep 14, 2021

    The online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for FloGrappling’s WNO Championship.
  4. The Best Submissions In WNO History

    The Best Submissions In WNO History

    Sep 13, 2021

    Who’s Number One (WNO) has emerged in the last 12 months as the premier no-gi superfight event in the world, and the WNO rules result in not only exciting matches but some of the best submission finishes in the sport.
  5. Gabi Garcia May Be A Clear Favorite, The Title Is Anything But A Guarantee

    Gabi Garcia May Be A Clear Favorite, The Title Is Anything But A Guarantee

    Sep 13, 2021

    It’s not up for debate: Gabi Garcia is the overwhelming favorite for the women’s heavyweight division at the WNO Championships September 25-26.  She’s a 4x ADCC Champion, IBJJF World Champion, and veteran of the WNO Stage  - and over the course of her 12-year black belt career, she’s established herself as THE woman to beat.
  6. The Commentators Cheat Sheet: WNO Championships 115 lb Division

    The Commentators Cheat Sheet: WNO Championships 115 lb Division

    Sep 2, 2021

    Considering that the strawweight division has proven to be a well-spring of thrilling grapplers for WNO, it's no surprise that the women’s 115-lb division for the WNO Championship is one of the most hotly anticipated brackets of the tournament.
  7. Grappling Bulletin: The Race For Submission Of The Year Continues

    Grappling Bulletin: The Race For Submission Of The Year Continues

    Aug 30, 2021

    A few days from now 2021 will be two-thirds complete. The final four months of the year are crammed with both gi and no-gi grappling events and will no doubt bring us countless contenders for the FloGrappling end of year awards. Let's use this time, this brief calm before the storm, to quickly take a look at some of the most notable moments so far.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Grappling Bulletin: Coral Belt Yvonne Duarte Makes Jiu-Jitsu History

    Aug 23, 2021

    One of the best-known slogans in grappling is "jiu-jitsu for everyone". This is the motto of Gracie Barra, the world's largest network of Brazilian jiu-jitsu gyms, and it reflects their mission of getting all kinds of people onto the mats and practicing this amazing art we all love so much.
  9. Dante Leon vs Davi Ramos In Battle Of ADCC Veterans At Fight To Win 182

    Dante Leon vs Davi Ramos In Battle Of ADCC Veterans At Fight To Win 182

    Aug 21, 2021

    Fight to Win is back in San Francisco on Friday, August 28 for another night of grappling super fights. In the main event, ADCC standout and no-gi world champion Dante Leon will take on ADCC gold medalist and UFC veteran Davi Ramos. This matchup has all the makings of potential match of the year, as both men are known for fighting forward and attacking relentlessly.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: Gianni Grippo Grips and Rips Heel Hook But Was It Cool?

    Grappling Bulletin: Gianni Grippo Grips and Rips Heel Hook But Was It Cool?

    Aug 9, 2021

    Welcome to FloGrappling's Grappling Bulletin. We'll cover the biggest moments from a week of jiu-jitsu that saw Gianni Grippo win the Emerald City Invitational 16-man 145lb no-gi tournament (and create a sizable controversy in the process), Team USA shut out Team UK/Ireland at Polaris Squads, gi tournaments by AJP Tour and IBJJF took place in Miami and Kansas, and Baret Yoshida hit a possible submission of the year at Fight to Win 180.
  11. 185-lb Division Dropped! See The Most Stacked WNO Championship Division

    185-lb Division Dropped! See The Most Stacked WNO Championship Division

    Aug 5, 2021

    Update (Sept 14) — Craig Jones is out with an injury, making way for New Wave's Oliver Taza, who is 1-1 on the WNO mats. Andrew Wiltse has also pulled out due to injury, and will be replaced by Pedro Marinho, of Gracie Barra.
  12. Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Duarte Earns Record Submission Win vs Diniz at Road To ADCC

    Jul 18, 2021

    Kaynan Duarte submitted Matheus Diniz with a cloverleaf leg lock just two minutes and three seconds into the main event at FloGrappling's Road To ADCC on Saturday, July 17.
  13. Live Updates & Results | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Live Updates & Results | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 17, 2021

    The first event of it's kind, FloGrappling's Road To ADCC is underway. ADCC champions, veterans and hopeful invitees will square off in six matches under the ADCC-finals ruleset. In the main event, the 2019 ADCC 88 kg champion, Matheus Diniz, will fight up in weight to take on the 2019 99+ kg champion, Kaynan Duarte. Duarte weighted in at 101.2 kg, which could be a significant advantage against Diniz, who weighted in at 93.4 kg. But Diniz is a master strategist in the ADCC ruleset, and has an opportunity to prove that again here.
  14. Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Official Weigh-In Results & Photos | FloGrappling's Road To ADCC

    Jul 16, 2021

    All 12 athletes are weighed in and ready for FloGrappling’s Road To ADCC.
  15. Technique vs Force of Will: Nicky Ryan Takes On Dante Leon at Road to ADCC

    Technique vs Force of Will: Nicky Ryan Takes On Dante Leon at Road to ADCC

    Jul 8, 2021

    Nicky Ryan will step up and take on his toughest test to date when he faces Dante Leon on July 17.