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Leozada Nogueira: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
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Leozada Nogueira: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who is Leozada Nogueira?

Leonardo Nogueira, often simply known as “Leozada”, is a Brazilian born black belt in the cousin of Jiu Jitsu, Luta Livre Esportiva. He spent his youth training in several martial arts and became a professional mixed martial arts fighter as a young adult. After a lengthy career as a pro, Leozada retired from professional fighting to focus on coaching Luta Livre. He also produced an instructional for BJJFanatics to show off his unorthodox use of the guillotine choke. 

The Leotine Effective Guillotine Attacks by Leozada Nogueira

Nogueira  was born in Rio de Janeiro in the mid 1980’s to Brazilian parents and discovered a love for combat sports in the culture at a young age. He was exposed to several styles of martial arts on his way to becoming an amateur, and eventually professional, fighter.

Leozada is not a black belt in BJJ, but in its sister style, Luta Livre. The two are very similar in purpose, technique, and heritage, and it takes a seasoned eye to even spot the difference in action. Nogueira trains and promotes his own students as a master under the guidance of his own grand master, Daniel D’Dane, who is credited with popularizing the sport of Luta Livre in Germany during the 1990s. 

In addition to his time in the cage as a professional fighter, Leozada has also dedicated himself to some serious time grappling on the mats. He is a Brazilian National champion, a World Champion, and an ADCC veteran. Since his retirement in 2013, Leonardo has begun coaching at the famous University of Fighting in Dusseldorf, Germany.

As one of the first coaches at UFD, Leozada quickly established himself as the head coach for the grappling program. By 2016, just three short years after retiring as an MMA fighter, UFD was voted the best MMA gym in Germany by multiple sources in the media. Leozada has had a hand in training many championship caliber athletes for the PFL and other promotions. 

In the time since becoming a coach, Leozada has also begun to teach seminars around the world, both in-person and via his videos on the web. Keep an eye out for his influence in the game of many current MMA fighters and grapplers coming out of UFD.

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How Old is Leozada Nogueira?

Leozada Nogueira was born in Rio de Janeiro on June 6 in 1984. He is 38 years old as of 2022.

Leozada Nogueira Family

Leonardo Nogueira has not been public with many details about his personal life. He dedicated himself to combat sports well before the age of 18, and keeps his private life private.

How Much is Leozada Nogueira Worth?

Leozada Nogueira’s net worth has not been published. He made money as an MMA fighter, makes a living as the head grappling coach of UFD in Dusseldorf, Germany, and is now producing and filming instructionals.

How Tall is Leozada Nogueira?

Many grapplers don’t have their height’s published, but Nogueira spent enough time as a fighter to have that recorded. He is 5’8”, or 173 cm, which made him a short, stocky welterweight.

How Much Does Leozada Nogueira Weigh? 

When he was competing, Leozada walked around over 180 lbs. On fight night he was a welterweight, meaning he made the cut to 170 pounds, or about 77 kg.

Leozada Nogueira Fight List

Leozada Nogueira has had a lot of fights as an amateur that won’t show here. He also has an extensive grappling background, mostly on the European circuit. In terms of MMA, his list of fights is as follows:

  • April 16, 2005 vs. Cesar Augusto Cunha Dias: Win via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
  • June 4, 2005 vs. Marcelo Teixeira: Win via TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
  • December 3, 2005 vs. Aloisio Barros: Loss via Decision
  • February 25, 2006 vs. Ivan Iberico: Loss via KO (Punches)
  • April 6, 2006 vs. Claudionor da Silva Fontinelle: Loss via TKO (Injury)
  • April 14, 2007 vs. Hacran Dias: Loss via Submission
  • August 25, 2012 vs. Felipe Vidal: Win via Submission (Anaconda Choke)
  • May 19, 2013 vs. Marco Olano: Loss via TKO (Elbows)

Leozada Nogueira's Best Fight of All Time

It’s always challenging to come up with a single, defining moment in a great career. With Leozada Nogueira, his second fight was a big one. In his debut match, he’d beaten Cesar Augusto Cunha Dias in the first round with his now-signature guillotine choke and was looking to keep things rolling as a young pro.

His second fight was set to take place on June 4, 2005, which also happened to be his 19th birthday! The pressure was on as Leozada looked to prove to the world, and to himself, that he was meant to be on the pro stage. He faced off against Marcelo Teixeira on and by the end of the second round, had emerged victorious. This win is surely one of Leozada’s brightest moments in the cage.

Who Did Leozada Nogueira Lose To?

Combat sports is a notoriously difficult road to walk, and one that comes with many ups and downs. Along with the awesome moments come losses that sting as well. After an 8 year career with as many fights, Leozada was looking to hang up the gloves after one more win inside the octagon. 

His last bout was against Marco Olano in 2013 and, unfortunately for Nogueira, didn’t go quite as planned. In the first round, Olana was able to land a flurry of elbows that caused the referee to intervene and put a stop to the action before Leozada had a chance to get his game going. This loss is just a small asterisk on top of an otherwise outstanding career, and demonstrates that even the best have bad days.

Leozada Nogueira Record

As a mixed martial arts fighter, Leozada Nogueira’s record is 3-5-0. His last fight took place in May of 2013.

Leozada Nogueira Injuries

MMA and combat sports both take a toll on the body, and sometimes that toll is severe. Unfortunately, Leozada had a year long break in his fight record caused by an injury sustained while fighting Claudionor da Silva Fontinelle in his fourth fight as a pro. After the injury forced a stoppage to the bout, it took Nogueira an entire year, until the following February, to climb back into the octagon for another match.

Is Leozada Nogueira Retired?

Leozada Nogueira is now retired from professional fighting. He spends his time as a coach for the massively successful University of Fighting in Dusseldorf, where he manages the grappling program.

In his retirement, Nogueira has also teamed up with BJJ Fanatics to create and film a guide to his favorite submission, and one which has innovated off of in many ways: the guillotine. In his instructional, “The Leotine: Effective Guillotine Attacks”, Leozada’s creativity is on full display.

Learn from this master of the sport what it takes to set up the guillotine and attack it from everywhere, including open guard! Don’t miss out on the chance to improve your chokes with tips from a world class fighter and coach today.

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