Leo Vieira returns to talk about his promotion to 5th degree, returning to competition at 41 and Superfights that he is interested in. He also shares his thoughts on Roger Gracie vs Buchecha. Click “read more” for show notes!


  • Catching up since his last appearance
  • His time spent in Turkey
  • How his early difficulties entering the United States caused his European affiliation to grow
  • His promotion to 5th degree black belt
  • The significance of Master Jacare Cavalcanti tying his belt
  • Returning to competition at 41
  • Physical changes that come with age and how to deal with them
  • Adjusting his diet after 40
  • His love of cooking
  • What drives him to still compete
  • The potential of a superfight with Vitor Shaolin
  • Working with Buchecha
  • Roger vs Buchecha
  • The growth of Team Checkmat
  • Jiu-Jitsu for kids
  • Grappler’s Escape Jiu-Jitsu cruise
  • Traveling for seminars
  • Managing a large affiliation
  • Why being yourself is one of the most important keys to being successful