Leandro
Issa
13-4-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 2 fights.
Record: 13-4-0
Summary: BJJ

Fighter Info

Nickname: Brodinho
From: Ubatuba, Sao Paulo Brazil
Fights Out Of: Singapore
Age: 31
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
91
46% Successful
42
Types of Successful Strikes
0
42
57% Standing
21%
21%
24
9
9
Striking Defense
51
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
13
31% Successful
4
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
2
7
1
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Leandro Issa Dec 20, 2014
25 2 1 5 R2 Submission
Ulka Sasaki 8 1 1 1
Loss
Leandro Issa Jan 4, 2014
17 2 1 2 R2 Submission
Russell Doane 43 0 1 3

Biography

TRAINING: I train four hours a day, six days a week together with my teammates of the Evolve Fight Team here at Evolve MMA in Singapore. I train in all aspects of my game to ensure that I'll be more than ready for this upcoming fight against Ulka Sasaki.

When and why did you start training to become a fighter? I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) since I was 14 years old in Ubatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil. I was influenced by my older brother at that time and so I wanted to pursue this journey to improve myself.

What ranks and titles have you held? I was a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) World Champion in 2004, a Brazilian National Champion in 2005 and a Martial Combat Fighting Championship World Champion.

Do you have any heroes? Yes, of course! My heroes are my mother and my grandmother. I love them with everything that I am and I thank them for their constant support for me and my dreams.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s been my dream to fight in the UFC since I started training and I’m very grateful for the opportunity given to me. The many Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, No-Gi and MMA World Champions at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts in Singapore have played a huge part in helping me realize my dreams and now I’m ready to enter the Octagon of the UFC.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I earned a high school diploma back home in Brazil.

What was your job before you started fighting? I moved straight into training full-time once I graduated from school, but occasionally during the summer time I helped out with deliveries.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition: Mundials in Brazil where I was a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) World Champion in 2004, a Brazilian Nationals Champion in 2005 and a Martial Combat Fighting Championship World Champion. I also competed in ONE Fighting Championship in the Bantamweight division.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I am currently a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke

Favorite striking technique: High kick
• Pro since 2006

• Eight wins by submission (2 RNC, 2 triangle, 2 armbar, kimura, arm triangle), two by knockout

• Has won 10 of his last 12

• Six first round finishes
 
• Origin of nickname: “My nickname Brodinho means 'Little Brother' and it was given to me by my friends, who were all older than me.”

Career

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