Leo Vieira Becomes Vice President Of Grappling for ONE Championship

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Read the full breakdown of Leo Vieira new role at ONE championship and watch our exclusive interview with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend

Leo Vieira Becomes Vice President Of Grappling for ONE Championship

Leo Vieira Becomes Vice President Of Grappling for ONE Championship

Read the full breakdown of Leo Vieira new role at ONE championship and watch our exclusive interview with the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend

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On May 10th, 2022, ONE Championship™ (ONE) announced that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) legend and all-around awesome guy Leo Vieira is officially the Vice President of Grappling for the Singapore based promotion/event company talking the world by storm…. See the streaming deal they just finalized with Amazon Prime here

Leo Vieira… the man, the myth, the legend

Vieira is one of the most accomplished grapplers in history by far…. A multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, ADCC World Champion, and Pan American Champion. He, along with his brothers Leandro and Ricardo, are the co-founders of CheckMat, one of the most accomplished and most prominent grappling teams in the world with over 110 affiliates across North America, Europe, and the Middle East. 

Exclusive interview series

Check out the exclusive interview series we had with Leo Vieira here, where he explains how he got started in Jiu-Jitsu, his journey, and what the art means to him.

Official statements

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO at ONE Championship, had this to say about Leo Vieira’s position at ONE: “It is my honor to announce that Leo Vieira, one of the most accomplished and respected Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in history, has decided to join ONE Championship as Vice President of Grappling. Leo is a true trailblazer in martial arts, and as we continue to add depth to our grappling roster, his guidance will be invaluable. ONE is proud to continue providing the world’s best martial arts athletes with a platform to showcase their unique talents and skills. [1]

Leo Vieira, now the Vice President of Grappling at ONE Championship, also expressed: “I am thrilled to join ONE as Vice President of Grappling. I appreciate the trust and opportunity that Chatri and the ONE team have given me to shape ONE’s submission grappling divisions. As a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt for over 25 years, I have been able to positively impact lives as a competitor, professor, and team leader, and I will continue to do so at ONE. It is a dream come true to work alongside people who share similar values and beliefs about martial arts as I do. I am committed to building the world’s most exciting submission grappling promotion with ONE’s amazingly talented roster.” [1]

Massive Strides

ONE Championship is not thinking small and is making massive strides to galvanize its submission grappling divisions with a stacked roster of superstars such as Gordon Ryan, Andre Galvao, Mikey Musumeci, Danielle Kelly, Tye and Kade Ruotolo, Tainan Dalpra, Renato Canuto, and Jessa Khan. ONE even boasts submission grappling/MMA crossover stars such as Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida and Garry Tonon.

Looking at Leo Vieira and CheckMat’s accomplishments, his character, and ONE’s aggressive strategy, we believe this Vice President of Grappling position at ONE Championship for Vieira is a leap forward for Jiu-Jitsu and submission grappling and can’t wait to see where this leads. 

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[1] https://www.onefc.com/submission-grappling/one-championship-appoints-brazilian-jiu-jitsu-legend-leo-vieira-vice-president-of-grappling/

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