Dillon Danis Gives Insider Details on Leandro Lo’s Murder: “The Same Could Happen To Me’

Dillon Danis Gives Insider Details on Leandro Lo’s Murder: “The Same Could Happen To Me’

BJJ legend and world champion Leandro Lo was shot in the head during a concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil last summer.
Lo was declared brain dead at the Dr. Arthur Ribeiro de Saboya hospital on arrival.

As per the police report, police officer Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo was the suspect who shot Lo.

The report states that witnesses said Velozo grabbed a bottle from Lo’s table and the two got into a scuffle. After they were seperated, Velozo got back to his feet, pulled a gun and shot at the jiu-jitsu fighter’s forehead.

Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo worked as a Police Officer for Polícia Militar do Estado de São Paulo.

Ironically, he is also purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Lo founded the New School “NS” Brotherhood squad in 2015. The 33-year-old won all major BJJ competitions – Pan American Games, the World Cup, and the Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championships.

Leandro Lo is a BJJ legend having won eight IBJJF World Championships since 2012. In California earlier this year, he won the gold medal in the light heavyweight division. The Brazilian legend defeated opponents like Gordon Ryan, Andre Galvao, Gilbert Burns, Roberto Satoshi, Augusto Mendes, Felipe Pena, Alan Belcher, Davi Ramos, and Dillon Danis.

The same Danis was recently a guest on the Ariel Helwanni’s “The MMA Hour”show where he offered some insight into what happened to Lo. Danis wasn’t there that night but according to him, they spent some time together not long before this happened:

I was with him not that long before he… what happened to him and it’s just like so crazy because something like that could happen to me too.”

Apparently the guy was like uh jealous of him and he was outside and the Leandro had a bunch of girls they were hanging out, and then guy was just jealous.

So he took the bottle [of tequilla] like that and like drank it and Leandro took him down choked him out and like and then they got separated in there the guy is like ‘oh I’m good’ and then he was like pacing back and forth and just came up and shot him”.

Danis had his fare share of night club fights in the past year:

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