Decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Leo Vieira has been
named as Vice President of Grappling for One Championship, the
Singapore-based promotion announced Tuesday.

Vieira is a multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, Pan
American champion and ADCC world champion. Additionally, he is a
co-founder of the renowned grappling team CheckMat along with his
brothers Ricardo and Leandro.

“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,”
Vieira said.

“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.”

One has a number of recognizable names on its roster in its
submission grappling divisions such as Gordon
, Andre
, Danielle Kelly, Mikey Musumeci, Tye and Kade Ruotolo,
Renato Canuto, Tainan Dalpra and Jessa Khan. The organization also
boasts stars such as Garry Tonon
and Marcus
, who have successfully crossed over into MMA.

“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 CEO Chatri Sityodtong said. “One is proud to
continue providing the world’s best martial arts athletes with a
platform to showcase their unique talents and skills.”