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Charles Oliviera, other combat stars lead tributes to slain BJJ legend Leandro Lo

Charles Oliviera, other combat stars lead tributes to slain BJJ legend Leandro Lo. 

On Sunday, Combate reported that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, Leandro Lo, had been shot and killed in Brazil. Early reports indicate that Lo was involved in an altercation with the suspect, who left the area and returned hours later and shot Lo in the head twice, killing him. The suspect has been arrested and identified as a Brazilian military police officer, Henrique Otávio Oliveira Velozo.

Shortly after the news broke many in the combat sports world took to social media to share their condolences.

“Rest in Peace, Leandro,” former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira wrote. “GOD bless your family.”

Lo was a highly decorated competitor, including eight world titles, and was just 33 years old.



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