Leandro Lo, a 33-year-old jiu-jitsu competitor, reportedly passed away early on Sunday morning after being shot in the head while attending a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
How Did Jiu-Jitsu Legend Leandro Lo Die?
Leandro Lo, a wrestler from Brazil who was one of the best jiu-jitsu fighters in the world and an eight-time world champion, was shot in the head at a party in Sao Paulo, the country’s largest city, on Sunday and later died.
According to a report on Globo1, Leandro Lo was shot and killed early this morning in a bar in So Paulo.
At a party, the eight-time IBJJF World Champion and another person got into an altercation before being tragically shot.
What happened to Legend Leandro Lo Die?
The sportsman and his buddies had gone to the upscale Club Sirio in the south of Sao Paulo early on Sunday morning to watch a prominent music group perform at a party when they were murdered.
The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Sport Confederation (CBJJE) released a statement in which it read, “The idol of a sport, Leandro Lo leaves us materially.”
We pay respect and gratitude to the person who encouraged and inspired so many others to wear kimonos all around the world.
According to witnesses, the wrestler got into a disagreement with a man who appeared to be intoxicated for reasons that are still unknown, and in an effort to calm him down, he pinned him down with a standard martial arts armlock.
The attacker shot the world champion in the head after being set free.
He was ultimately taken to a hospital, where it was determined that he was brain dead.
Although the Sao Paulo Military Police claimed to have previously identified his assailant, the man who attacked him and fled after the incident was listed as a fugitive.
Suspect for Jiu-Jitsu Legend Leandro Lo death
Police officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo is a suspect, according to Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting, who referenced the news source G1 and a police report published by Combate.
The alleged shooter has been identified by police, but they have not yet located him.
Leandro Lo cause of death
According to witnesses, the incident began when the policeman took a bottle from Lo’s table. The fighter retaliated by knocking him to the ground and grabbing him, but once they were separated, according to witnesses, Velozo shot Lo in the head.
Lo was brought to the hospital, but a short while later, doctors ruled her brain dead.
Fans expressed their condolences to Leandro Lo death:
Lo, 33, was a well-liked figure in the jiu-jitsu world. He will be remembered by the many people who called him a friend for his sense of humour. And the numerous people who identified as his supporters will remember him for his determination to risk everything for the chance to triumph.
World Champion, mentor, legend 🕊🙏— FloGrappling (@FloGrappling) August 7, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, teammates and fans of Leandro Lo. The jiu-jitsu world will never forget. pic.twitter.com/ps0hOxhdv3
Saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Leandro Lo. One of the greatest Jiu Jitsu players ever. Absolutely tragic. My condolences to his family and friends— John Gooden (@JohnGoodenUK) August 7, 2022
Wow. Unbelievably tragic news about Leandro Lo. RIP to a jiu jitsu legend. Shocking.— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) August 7, 2022
The word legend is thrown around way to much in sports but it can’t be thrown around enough when it comes to your name in Jiu Jitsu || Leandro Lo, My heart and prayers to your family my brother. Rest easy my friend ❤️🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/XkLOCXNZHz— Josh Thomson (@THEREALPUNK) August 7, 2022
Jiu-Jitsu de luto.— Herbert Burns (@HerbertBurnsMMA) August 7, 2022
RIP Leandro Lo.
Leandro Lo career
Cruz highlighted that Lo’s accomplishments include eight IBJJF World Championships as a black belt since 2012, eight IBJJF Pan American titles, two European Open victories, four Brazilian National titles, and seven Copa Podio grand prix victories in various weight classes.
The fighter, who won his first world title in the lightweight division in 2012, continued to compete, and in May of this year, he did so in the middle-heavyweight division.
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In a statement on his social media, the boxer wrote, “The first championship was the feeling of being world champion and this final one was the feeling of still becoming world champion, the two best feelings of my life.”
The Brazilian was slated to compete in a championship in the United States in the upcoming days.
He was largely regarded as one of the all-time great jiu-jitsu competitors.
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