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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 (2019 / 2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019*** / 2021 / 2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2020**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2022**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2019)
  • 1st Place Kasai Pro 5 Grand Prix (2019)
  • 1st Place Spyder Invitational GP (2019)
  • 1st Place Third Coast Grappling 6 GP (2021)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2018)
  • 2nd Place Copa Podio Grand Prix (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF King Of Mats, MSK (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2023)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2018*)
  • 2nd Place WNO Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021* / 2023*)
  • 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.

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Kaynan Duarte Grappling Record

139 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    49 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    13 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    59 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    18 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

59 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
15
9
#86e620
Armbar
14
8
#5AD3D1
Short choke
8
5
#d1212a
RNC
8
5
#fad11b
Guillotine
7
4
#f58822
Arm in guillotine
5
3
#224aba
Inside heel hook
5
3
#ff9124
Toe hold
5
3
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
3
2
#22c9a5
Katagatame
3
2
#fad223
Submission
3
2
#03861f
Triangle
3
2
#039a1f
Shoulder lock
2
1
#03b41f
Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
#03c61f
Choke
2
1
#03d61f
Mounted X choke
2
1
#03f61f
Amassa pao choke
2
1
#82ff5f
Cross face
2
1
#a4ff5f
Choke from back
2
1
#dbff5f
Verbal tap
2
1
Wormbar
2
1
Calf slicer
2
1
Violin armlock
2
1
59
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (30%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
38
3
#86e620
Katagatame
25
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
13
1
#d1212a
RNC
13
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kaynan Duarte Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16665Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0Copa PodioO94KGF2018
16760Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16836Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World95KGF2018
17406Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2018
17458Max GimenisMax GimenisLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2018
17824Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17825Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
18959Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 4x4, PenEuropean OpenABSSF2019
20326Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLReferee DecisionBrasileiro94KG4F2019
20382Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2019
20766Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGF2019
21908Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLInside heel hookADCCABSR12019
23928Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLInside heel hookBJJ Bet95KGSPF2020
27927Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLInside heel hookWNO Champ.ABSF2021
29442Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2021
33040Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLBotinhaWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
39048Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLDQBJJ StarsABS4F2023
40449Erich MunisErich MunisLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2023
40578Victor HugoVictor HugoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSSF2023
42125Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLKatagatameWNO 19ABSSPF2023
16648Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWToe holdCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16651Horacio AntunesWWormbarCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16655B. LimaWTriangleCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16663F. AlanoWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioO94KGSF2018
16834Rinat KashaevWShort chokeACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16845Seif HoumineSeif HoumineWPts: 4x2ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16849Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWKneebarACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
16850Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 6x2ACBJJ WorldABSF2018
16867Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16869Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
16929Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWPts: 3x0Spider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16979Jarod AndersonWChokeW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
16985Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGSF2018
16987Gustavo DiasGustavo DiasWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGF2018
17283Daniel HamptonWPointsLas Vegas Open94KGSF2018
17286Lucas ValleWAmassa pao chokeLas Vegas OpenABSR12018
17288Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
17290Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
17399Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17402Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
17405Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2018
17456Rodrigo CorreaWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.O97KG4F2018
17599Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17817Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17822V. HugoWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
18068Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWGuillotineSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2018
18070Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGF2018
18079Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWSubmissionSJJIF NG World100KGSF2018
18080Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPointsSJJIF NG World100KGF2018
18081Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0SJJIF NG WorldABSSF2018
18082Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWGuillotineSJJIF NG WorldABSF2018
18094Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWPts: 2x0Spyder Inv. FinalO76KGSF2018
18095V. HugoWPts: 2x2, AdvSpyder Inv. FinalO76KGF2018
18098J. AlvesWPts: 6x4Spyder Inv. FinalABSF2018
18310Mario NettoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
18316Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
18317Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18322Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2018
18679Francisco LeonWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds97KGR12018
18684James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds97KGF2018
18926Nicolas PenzerWPts: 6x0European Open94KG4F2019
18929Pedro EliasPedro EliasWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGSF2019
18947Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 4x0European OpenABSR12019
18950Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWArm in guillotineEuropean OpenABSR22019
18957Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWPts: 4x0European OpenABS4F2019
19387Nicholas GreeneWPts: 2x2, AdvLA BJJ Pro94KG4F2019
19453Felipe MusssolinoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2019
19456Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWToe holdGrand Slam LDN94KGF2019
19651Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWPts: 5x0Pan American94KG4F2019
19653Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWToe holdPan American94KGSF2019
19655Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American94KGF2019
19798Jon BlankJon BlankWPts: 9x0Kasai 593KGRR2019
19799Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPts: 11x0Kasai 593KGRR2019
19801Craig JonesCraig JonesWShort chokeKasai 593KGRR2019
19804Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 6x1Kasai 593KGF2019
20054Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2019
20055Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2019
20130Anton MinenkoWPts: 2x0World Pro94KGR12019
20133Nicolas PenzerWArm in guillotineWorld Pro94KG4F2019
20136Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 2x0World Pro94KGSF2019
20138Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWKneebarWorld Pro94KGF2019
20323Andre FrancaWCross faceBrasileiro94KGR12019
20366Erick FernandesWChoke from backBrasileiroABSR22019
20374Hygor BritoHygor BritoWArmbarBrasileiroABSR32019
20380Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWRNCBrasileiroABS4F2019
20491Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionF2W 11394KGSPF2019
20688Dan BorovicDan BorovicWPts: 12x0World Champ.94KGR22019
20689Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG4F2019
20693Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2019
20694Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 5x3World Champ.94KGF2019
20753Joao RochaJoao RochaWGuillotineKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20757Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2019
20764Rudson MateusRudson MateusWPts: 4x2King of Mats110KGSF2019
20959Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWReferee DecisionF2W 11794KGSPF2019
21387Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 4x1Kasai Pro 6ABSSPF2019
21505Rida HaisamRida HaisamWChoke from backMarianas OpenO85KGSF2019
21506Javier MirelezWSubmissionMarianas OpenO85KGF2019
21508Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorWPts: 2x0Marianas OpenABSSPF2019
21821Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevWRNCADCCO99KGR12019
21826Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 3x0ADCCO99KG4F2019
21885Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaWReferee DecisionADCCO99KGSF2019
21887Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezWPts: 3x0ADCCO99KGF2019
22029Nick RodriguezNick RodriguezWInside heel hookF2W 128105KGSPF2019
22659Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 0x0, AdvSpyder Invitational100KG4F2019
22661Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 2x0Spyder Invitational100KGSF2019
22662Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWReferee DecisionSpyder Invitational100KGF2019
23418Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWReferee DecisionF2W 136120KGSPF2020
23877Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 6x4BJJ StarsN/ASPF2020
24500Ethan MosesWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.97KGSF2020
24502Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.97KGF2020
24517Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2020
24519Charles McGuireWVerbal tapNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2020
24523Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiWPts: 6x0No Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2020
24856Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWRNCWNO 5SPF93KG2020
25578Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPoints3CG 6 AbsoluteABS4F2021
25582Mason FowlerMason FowlerWPoints3CG 6 AbsoluteABSSF2021
25583Victor HugoVictor HugoWReferee Decision3CG 6 AbsoluteABSF2021
25967Chris DempseyWInside heel hookSUBVERSIV 5ABS4F2021
25980Joao AraujoWInside heel hookSUBVERSIV 5ABSSF2021
26923Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWCalf slicerRoad to ADCCABSSPF2021
27888Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABS4F2021
27893Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABSSF2021
29436Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS8F2021
29438Wallace CostaWallace CostaWGuillotineWorld Champ.ABS4F2021
29558Marlon TanakaWViolin armlockWorld Champ.94KGR12021
29564Helton JoseHelton JoseWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2021
29566Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2021
29568Luan AzevedoLuan AzevedoWRNCWorld Champ.94KGF2021
32983Filipe PimentelWShoulder lockWorld Champ.94KG8F2022
32993Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2022
32994Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGSF2022
32996Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KGF2022
33033Pedro AlexPedro AlexWArm in EzekielWorld Champ.ABS8F2022
33129Javier GonzalezWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 7ABS4F2022
33140Daniel ManasoiuWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 7ABSSF2022
33147Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV 7ABSF2022
35056Owen LiveseyWPts: 8x0ADCC99KGR12022
35064Elder CruzElder CruzWPts: 5x2ADCC99KG4F2022
35068Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoWReferee DecisionADCC99KGSF2022
35070Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 12x0ADCC99KGF2022
37205Luis OliveiraLuis OliveiraWMounted X chokeEuropean OpenABSR22023
37210Vinicius LiberatiVinicius LiberatiWShort chokeEuropean OpenABS4F2023
37212Mason FowlerMason FowlerWRNCEuropean OpenABSSF2023
37213Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWShort chokeEuropean OpenABSF2023
37301Thomas BracherWArmbarEuropean Open100KG4F2023
37305Harryson PereiraHarryson PereiraWChoke from backEuropean Open100KGSF2023
37306Luis OliveiraLuis OliveiraWArmbarEuropean Open100KGF2023
39041Vinicius LiberatiVinicius LiberatiWChoke from backBJJ StarsABSR12023
40440Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG8F2023
40443Eric BergmannWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.100KG4F2023
40448Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.100KGSF2023
40568Elder CruzElder CruzWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS8F2023
40575Pedro AlexPedro AlexWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS4F2023
43303Jason RauJason RauWKatagatamePolaris 25ABS4F2023
43305Izaak MichellIzaak MichellWPts: 3x1Polaris 25ABSSF2023
43306Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyWShort chokePolaris 25ABSF2023
47181Rida HaisamRida HaisamWKatagatameIBJJF NGGPABS4F2024
47185Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 2x0IBJJF NGGPABSSF2024
47187Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWPts: 2x0IBJJF NGGPABSF2024

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