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Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under André Galvão, having also worked extensively with coaches José Luis and Paulo Ledesma, being one of the main competitors of the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Duarte first made an appearance on BJJ’s mainstream media after his win at the 2017 ADCC Rio de Janeiro trials, an outstanding achievement conquered as a purple belt. He has since cemented his status as one of his generation’s top competitors.

Kaynan Duarte Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Kaynan Casemiro Duarte

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar (Careca) > André Galvão > Kaynan Casemiro Duarte

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019***)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place Kasai Pro 5 Grand Prix (2019)
  • 1st Place Spyder Invitational GP (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2018)
  • 1st Place ACB World Championship (2018*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York BJJ Pro (2018)
  • 2nd Place Copa Podio Grand Prix (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF King Of Mats, MSK (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2018*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2019*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 purple, 2018** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Juvenile Championship (2014** blue)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian RJ Trials (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2017** purple, 2018** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017** purple, 2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Juvenile Championship (2015** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018* brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place Iron Brown Belt Champion (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – RJ (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam – LA (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place SPYDER Invitational (2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship Juvenile (2014*)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place ADCC Brazilian SP Trials (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute
*** Stripped of title for PED use

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Kaynan Duarte Biography

Kaynan Duarte was born on January 24, 1998, in Pederneiras – a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

During his pre-teens, Duarte developed an interest in martial arts which led to him joining a judo class. Not long after Kaynan’s curiosity grew onto jiu-jitsu and given that his cousin already practiced this Brazilian grappling style, finding a BJJ gym quickly followed.

Coach José Luis (also known as “Zé Cavalo”) was Kaynan’s first instructor, back in his hometown. José was unaffiliated with a major team, and as Duarte’s jiu-jitsu grew in the juvenile blue belt division the young athlete started making regular trips to São Paulo to train at Cicero Costa‘s academy – PSLPB in search of the highest level of sparring.

Duarte’s quest for the best places where to expand his grappling knowledge led him to Bauru, and coach Paulo Ledesma. Ledesma was part of the Atos Jiu-Jitsu franchise and soon enough Zé Cavalo would also join the team, leading Kaynan Duarte to the AJJ headquarters in San Diego – California (2016) ahead of the UAEJJF Los Angeles Grand Slam. The experience was greatly enjoyed by both Kaynan and team leader André Galvão, who invited the youngster to return for the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship.

The relationship between Kaynan Duarte and André Galvão grew over time with Duarte becoming one of the more respected members of the talent dense San Diego headquarters. It was Galvão who promoted Duarte to brown and black belt, both achieved while standing on top of the podium at the IBJJF World Championship – 2017 and 2018 respectively.

On February 7, 2020, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Kaynan Duarte had failed his doping test with “a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents”. As a consequence of the test, performed on June 2, 2019, after Duarte’s victorious performance at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, Kaynan was stripped of his world title, and being banned from IBJJF events for 1 year. More details here.

Cover photo by Vitor Freitas.

Kaynan Duarte MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.67

OVERALL CONQUERED

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Bottom Game

Top Game

Stand-up-game

Breakdown
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Bottom Game

Top Game

Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Pablo Popovitch W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
James Puopolo W 1 1 1 World NG RR 2018
Francisco Leon W 0 2 0 World NG 4F 2018
Roberto Torralbas W 0 1 0 World NG RR 2018
Adam Wardzinski W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Tex Johnson W 1 0 1 Kasai RR 2019
Arnaldo Maidana W 1 1 0 Pans 4F 2019
Craig Jones W 2 0 0 Kasai RR 2019
Leandro Lo W 1 1 0 World RR 2019
Nick Rodriguez W 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2019
Jon Blank W 1 1 1 Kasai RR 2019
Patrick Gaudio W 0 1 0 Pans RR 2019
Pedro Marinho W 2 0 1 Kasai RR 2019
Dimitrius Souza W 0 1 0 World RR 2019
Adam Wardzinski W 2 0 0 World 4F 2019
Yuri Simoes W 1 0 0 ADCC 4F 2019
Dan Borovic W 2 2 0 World RR 2019
Eldar Rafigaev W 2 1 0 ADCC RR 2019

Kaynan Duarte Grappling Record

87 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    39 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (11%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (32%)
  • BY DECISION
    10 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Toe hold
11
3
#86e620
Guillotine
11
3
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
11
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
7
2
#fad11b
Armbar
7
2
#f58822
RNC
7
2
#224aba
Short choke
7
2
#ff9124
Kneebar
7
2
#bf1f6c
Submission
7
2
#22c9a5
Cross face
4
1
#fad223
Choke from back
4
1
#03861f
Inside heel hook
4
1
#039a1f
Wormbar
4
1
#03b41f
Triangle
4
1
#03c61f
Choke
4
1
#03d61f
Amassa pao choke
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (33%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (8%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Katagatame
25
1
#86e620
RNC
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kaynan Duarte Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16564Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0Copa PodioO94KGF2018
16650Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16722Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World95KGF2018
17278Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2018
17330Max GimenisMax GimenisLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2018
17689Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17690Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
18788Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x4, PenEuropean OpenABSSF2019
20098Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLReferee DecisionBrasileiro94KG4F2019
20154Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2019
20533Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGF2019
21623Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLInside heel hookADCCABSR12019
16547Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWToe holdCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16550Horacio AntunesWWormbarCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16554B. LimaWTriangleCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16562F. AlanoWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioO94KGSF2018
16720Rinat KashaevWShort chokeACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16731Seif HoumineSeif HoumineWPts: 4x2ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16735Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWKneebarACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
16736Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 6x2ACBJJ WorldABSF2018
16753Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16755Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
16815Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWPts: 3x0Spider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16865Jarod AndersonWChokeW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
16871Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGSF2018
16873Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGF2018
17156Daniel HamptonWPointsLas Vegas Open94KGSF2018
17159Lucas ValleWAmassa pao chokeLas Vegas OpenABSR12018
17161Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17163Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
17271Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17274Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17277Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2018
17328Rodrigo CorreaWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.O97KG4F2018
17467Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17682Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17687V. HugoWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17922Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWGuillotineSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
17924Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
17933Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWSubmissionSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
17934Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
17935Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
17936Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
17946Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 2x0Spyder Inv. FinalO76KGSF2018
17947V. HugoWPts: 2x2, AdvSpyder Inv. FinalO76KGF2018
17950J. AlvesWPts: 6x4Spyder Inv. FinalABSF2018
18156Mario NettoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
18162Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
18163Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18168Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2018
18511Francisco LeonWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KGR12018
18516James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds97KGF2018
18755Nicolas PenzerWPts: 6x0European Open94KG4F2019
18758Pedro EliasPedro EliasWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGSF2019
18776Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 4x0European OpenABSR12019
18779Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWArm in guillotineEuropean OpenABSR22019
18786Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 4x0European OpenABS4F2019
19186Nicholas GreeneWPts: 2x2, AdvLA BJJ Pro94KG4F2019
19248Felipe MusssolinoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19251Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWToe holdGrand Slam LDN94KGF2019
19438Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19440Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWToe holdPan American94KGSF2019
19442Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American94KGF2019
19581Jon BlankJon BlankWPts: 9x0Kasai 593KGRR2019
19582P. MarinhoWPts: 11x0Kasai 593KGRR2019
19584Craig JonesCraig JonesWShort chokeKasai 593KGRR2019
19587Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 6x1Kasai 593KGF2019
19830Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2019
19831Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2019
19907Anton MinenkoWPts: 2x0World Pro94KGR12019
19910Nicolas PenzerWArm in guillotineWorld Pro94KG4F2019
19913Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0World Pro94KGSF2019
19915Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWKneebarWorld Pro94KGF2019
20095Andre FrancaWCross faceBrasileiro94KGR12019
20138Erick FernandesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR22019
20146Hygor BritoHygor BritoWArmbarBrasileiroABSR32019
20152Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWRNCBrasileiroABS4F2019
20263Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11394KGSPF2019
20452Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 12x0World Champ.94KGR22019
20453Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2019
20457Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2019
20458Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 5x3World Champ.94KGF2019
20520Joao RochaJoao RochaWGuillotineKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20524Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20531Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 4x2King of Mats110KGSF2019
20717Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11794KGSPF2019
21124Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x1Kasai Pro 6ABSSPF2019
21239Rida HaisamRida HaisamWChoke from backMarianas OpenO85KGSF2019
21240Javier MirelezWSubmissionMarianas OpenO85KGF2019
21242Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 2x0Marianas OpenABSSPF2019
21537Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWRNCADCCO99KGR12019
21542Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
21600Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWReferee DecisionADCCO99KGSF2019
21602Nicky RodriguezWPts: 3x0ADCCO99KGF2019
21739N. RodriguezWInside heel hookF2W 128105KGSPF2019
22309Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
22311Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 2x0Spyder Invitational100KGSF2019
22312Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWReferee DecisionSpyder Invitational100KGF2019
22995Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 136120KGSPF2020

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