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Keenan Cornelius is a Hawaii born professional athlete in the sport/martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who competes as a free agent, having previously represented the Atos as well as Lloyd Irvin’s team. His career gathered worldwide recognition through his early wins in the lower belt divisions, a time when Cornelius conquered the “Jiu-Jitsu Grand Slam” (IBJJF World, Pans, European and Brazilian National titles), then raising his status as the Most Accomplished Brown Belt Of All Time. The talented grappler received his black belt from André Galvão on September 2013, later, on April 2019, leaving the Atos team to pursue an unaffiliated career.

Keenan Cornelius Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Keenan Kai-James Cornelius

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie R. Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão > Keenan Cornelius

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018/2015/2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pro League (2014)
  • 1st Place FIVE Grappling GP (2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF/JBJJF Japanese Nationals (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF/JBJJF Asian Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Summer Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Seattle Open (2017**)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place ADCC World Championship (2013**)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2013/2012** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2012**/2011 brown)
  • 1st Place BJJ Kumite – Gi and No-Gi (2012 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2013** brown, 2012** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2013** brown, 2012** purple)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian National (2012** purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique:

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

Team/Association: N/A

Keenan Cornelius Biography

Keenan Cornelius was born in Hawaii on the 25th of February, 1992. Keenan’s father, Tom Callos was a 6th degree Tae Kwon Do black belt who started teaching Cornelius the Korean striking art when he was just 4 years old, though his son was not interested in martial arts at that age and stopped training early on. He found Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 14, again through his father. His dad was a big fan of mixed martial arts and had some basic grappling concepts, in fact, it was Mr. Callos who introduced BJ Penn to BJJ a long time before Keenan ever got involved in the sport. Keenan’s father was a blue belt at the time and opened a small gym for his son to train with his friends once or twice per week, the kids (all big fans of the UFC) used the space more like an open mat as most of them had some wrestling experience from school. He was graded by Carlos Valente to the green belt rank as Mr. Valente passed by Keenan’s town to give a seminar and assessed his skill level as an above white belt.

By the age of 15, Keenan started getting more interested in Jiu-Jitsu and chose to visit a gym where Cassio Werneck coached. He enjoyed the classes but couldn’t deal with the commute every day, so only visited the academy two or three times per month. At Werneck’s gym, Cornelius met Andris Brunovskis, a kid (at the time) who would push young Keenan to further develop his skills.

When in his mid-teens, Cornelius’ father took him for a weekend of training at the BJ Penn academy in Hilo. There he spent time with BJ (one of Keenan’s idols at the time) and his brother, Cornelius liked it so much he decided to enroll in a college in Hilo so he could train every day at Penn’s gym.

Although Keenan did train for two years at the BJ Penn academy, these were times when BJ was still a very active competitor in the UFC and often wandered the country in training camps and other fighting related activities, which meant the gym didn’t have a full-time black belt as a coach and on top of that, wasn’t very gi orientated. Keenan had a ton of talent and earned his purple belt under BJ after a silver medal at an important NAGA event. However, months later in a conversation with his friend Andris Brunovskis, he found out about Lloyd Irvin and his camp, where Brunovskis was now training. Andris spoke such good things about “Master” Lloyd’s training camp, Keenan became convinced this was the place for him, and so he left BJ Penn and started training with Irvin in Maryland.

At Lloyd Irvin’s academy, Keenan Cornelius’ raw talent flourished into one of the most talented fighters of his generation winning all major competitions on the IBJJF roster, back to back as a purple belt and a brown belt. Keenan’s career picked up quickly and he became somewhat of a celebrity among BJJ enthusiasts in the United States who saw Cornelius as the big US hope for a future shot at an absolute world title in the black belt division.

Keenan Breaks From Team Lloyd Irvin

On 2013, after two of Lloyd Irvin’s students were accused of raping a fellow teammate of Lloyd Irvin’s academy in a barbaric affair, Lloyd Irvin himself came under scrutiny when it was made public that Irvin to had been accused of gang rape in a case that dated back to 1990. In a continuation of the shocking case that came to light on January 2013, early in March of the same year, a fellow teammate of Keenan named Jordon Shultz revealed that one of the female students at TLI had come to him explaining how Lloyd Irvin tried to sexually molest her. The continuous stream of negative information surrounding TLI led a few of the main competitors of the team to abandon the organization, Keenan included.

Keenan moved on to the Atos team camp led by André Galvão who accepted the grappling prodigy with open arms. A few months later on September, the 14th, 2013, Galvão awarded Cornelius his black belt.

Keenan Breaks From Team Atos

On April 2019 Keenan severed ties with Galvão and the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team. Although the relationship had been deteriorating over time, according to sources inside the training camp, the ‘last straw’ came when coach André refused Cornelius’ participation in class due to his poor timekeeping. This episode exposed a long-running clash of personalities/conduct between the two strong personalities, Galvão with the more traditional ‘Master-Sensei’ mat conduct and Keenan seeking a more westerner relationship of athlete-coach.

The split took place weeks prior to the sport’s main event, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s (IBJJF) World Championship. Without a team at the time, Cornelius prepared for that tournament in a few different gyms, namely the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Academy in San Diego, California, as well as Gracie Barra – Northridge, representing the BJJ Globetrotters banner at the tournament.

Banner picture by Gracie Mag.

Keenan Cornelius Grappling Record

171 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    50 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    108 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

108 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
22
#86e620
Choke from back
18
19
#5AD3D1
Triangle
14
15
#d1212a
RNC
7
8
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
6
6
#f58822
Omoplata
5
5
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
4
#ff9124
Heel Hook
3
3
#bf1f6c
Kimura
2
2
#22c9a5
Baratoplata
2
2
#fad223
Darce choke
2
2
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
2
#039a1f
Verbal tap
1
1
#03b41f
Reverse triangle
1
1
#03c61f
Cross choke
1
1
#03d61f
Brabo choke
1
1
#03f61f
Outside heel hook
1
1
#82ff5f
Standing X choke
1
1
#a4ff5f
Wormhat choke
1
1
#dbff5f
Triangle kimura
1
1
Inverted armbar
1
1
Monoplata
1
1
North South choke
1
1
Toe hold
1
1
Kneebar
1
1
Reverse omoplata
1
1
Inverted triangle
1
1
Submission
1
1
Omoplata choke
1
1
50/50 armbar
1
1
108
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (6%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
50
1
#86e620
Mounted guillotine
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Keenan Cornelius Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4997Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsADCC88KGSF2013
5040Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSSF2013
5288Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5600Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5602Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.ABS3PLC2014
5636Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Pro.94KGSF2014
5691Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x4World Champ.ABSSF2014
5790Diogo GamonalLDQWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5982Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSF2014
6081Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
6723Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
7084Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7149Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7151Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
7287Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7346Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS4F2015
7451Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7892Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
9421Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
9487Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
9973Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
10039Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2016
10285Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
10645Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016
13179Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 3x0American NG Nats91KGF2017
13743Gordon RyanGordon RyanLMounted guillotineADCC88KGF2017
14569Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2017
15146Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSSF2018
16345Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2018
17516Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
18156Craig JonesCraig JonesLReferee DecisionPolaris 893KGSPF2018
20231Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2019
4350Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4463Magid HageWArmbarWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4464Morris AyalaWChoke from backWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4465Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSSF2013
4466Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSF2013
4984Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x2ADCC88KGR12013
4992Oskar PiechotaWDarce chokeADCC88KG4F2013
4998Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWVerbal tapADCC88KG3PLC2013
5031Erza LennonWHeel HookADCCABSR12013
5037Oskar PiechotaWPts: 8x0ADCCABS4F2013
5042Dean ListerDean ListerWPointsADCCABS3PLC2013
5111Diego GamonalWTriangle armbarIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5113Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro League94KGF2013
5158Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWHeel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5160Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5161James PuopoloJames PuopoloWRNCFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5163Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5255Kevin CaseyWHeel hookMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5272UnknownWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22014
5280Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 8x6Pan AmericanABSR32014
5350Sadayoshi KurimoriWChoke from backPan American88KGR12014
5359Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5360Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWTriangle armbarPan American88KGSF2014
5426Stephen MartinezWArm in ezekielFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5428Lance GlynnWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5430Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5586R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5599Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABS4F2014
5634Leonardo MacielWOmoplataWorld Pro.94KGR12014
5635Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2014
5663Carlos EduardoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12014
5682Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5687Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5789Maciel TrindadeWTriangleWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5837Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5871Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWTriangleSF OpenABSF2014
5917UnknownWInverted armbarAmerican Nat.88KG4F2014
5918Elias RamirezWArmbarAmerican Nat.88KGSF2014
5920Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.88KGF2014
5973Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5978James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
5980Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 23x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2014
6007Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWNorth South chokeNoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6009Tanner RiceTanner RiceWKneebarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6013Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6015Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6058Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 12x0IBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6060Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League94KGF2014
6182Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6348Dean ListerDean ListerWInverted trianglePolarisABSSPF2015
6710Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22015
6715Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6806Jared LawtonWTrianglePan American88KG8F2015
6811Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2Pan American88KG4F2015
6815Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
6913Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Marianas OpenABS4F2015
6916Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSSF2015
6917Mike FowlerMike FowlerWChoke from backMarianas OpenABSF2015
7064William DiasWPts: 6x4World Pro85KGR12015
7074Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWArmbarWorld Pro85KGR22015
7081Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 7x0World Pro85KG4F2015
7085AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG3RD2015
7137Fabio GalebWTriangleWorld ProABSR12015
7140Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7146Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS4F2015
7334Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7337Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7448Alan RegisWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7733Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0FIVE SLABSSPF2015
7883J. UrholinWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7886Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
7890Rustam ChsievWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2015
8074Omar SabhaWChoke from backDallas Open94KGSF2015
8077Thiago XimenesWArm in EzekielDallas OpenABS4F2015
8078Philip MillerWSubmissionDallas OpenABSSF2015
8080Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8951Magid HageWPts: 6x0US National Pro85KGSF2016
8952William NymanWTriangleUS National Pro85KGF2016
8956Jason YousephWTriangleUS National ProABSSF2016
8958Joseph MokuWTriangleUS National ProABSF2016
9418Jacob GuerreroWBaratoplataMarianas OpenABS4F2016
9420Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWOmoplata chokeMarianas OpenABSSF2016
9462Melksedec FrancoW50/50 armbarWorld ProABSR12016
9473Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9485Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarWorld ProABS8F2016
9967Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2016
9971Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG4F2016
10021Kitner MouraWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10034Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10644Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
11792Sean RobertsWTriangleJJ NetABSSPF2017
11875William NymanWBow and arrowLA National Pro94KGSF2017
11876Ronald KeslarWArmbarLA National Pro94KGF2017
11882Ronald KeslarWDQLA National ProU110KGSF2017
11884Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsLA National ProU110KGF2017
12449Tomoshige SeraWReverse triangleJapanese Nat.ABS4F2017
12450Leandro KussanoWBow and arrowJapanese Nat.ABSSF2017
12451Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Japanese Nat.94KGF2017
13108Vicente CavalcantiWArmbarUFC ExpoABSSPF2017
13177Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13219Daniel HamptonWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13222Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13223Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KGF2017
13231Nicholas AraujoWTriangleAmerican NatsABSR12017
13235Wellington PerotoWArm in ezekielAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13238Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican NatsABSF2017
13299Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League94KGSPF2017
13399Paulo CanabarroWArmbarBoston SM. Open94KGSF2017
13400Charles McguireWTriangleBoston SM. Open94KGF2017
13401Olivier HuerreWChoke from backBoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13403Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13447Josh BowlinWChoke from backSeattle Open94KGSF2017
13448Mohammad FarajWArmbarSeattle Open94KGF2017
13450Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backSeattle OpenABSSF2017
13452Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 5x2Seattle OpenABSF2017
13484Ezra LenonWArmbarChicago SMO94KGSF2017
13485John GuttaWCross chokeChicago SMO94KGF2017
13490Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13495Dante LeonDante LeonWKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13496Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWTriangleChicago SMOABSF2017
13551Du YunlaiWBrabo chokeAsian Open94KGSF2017
13552Renan SeccoWArmbarAsian Open94KGF2017
13554Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArmbarAsian OpenABSR12017
13556UnknownWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2017
13557Sawato KawamuraWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2017
13728Piotr FrechowiczWPts: 6x0ADCC88KGE12017
13736Kaynan D.WOutside heel hookADCC88KG4F2017
13740Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 13x0ADCC88KGSF2017
14096Rodolfo RochaWStanding X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGRR2017
14097Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWTriangleSJJIF Worlds88KGF2017
14106Diego HertzogWPointsSJJIF WorldsABS4F2017
14107Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 10x4SJJIF WorldsABSSF2017
14109Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backSJJIF WorldsABSF2017
14126Wellington PerotoWKimuraLong Beach Open94KGSF2017
14127Ben LenyardWPts: 8x2Long Beach Open94KGF2017
14130Scott ThomasWOmoplataLong Beach OpenABS4F2017
14132Sergio RiosSergio RiosWWormhat chokeLong Beach OpenABSSF2017
14134Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Long Beach OpenABSF2017
14251Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWTriangle kimuraBJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14252Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
14525V. CanabarroWRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14526Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14528Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
14553Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14561Kit DaleKit DaleWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14566Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14670R. MartinsWMonoplataEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14676R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe holdEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14680Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWOmoplataEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14744Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14745Helton JoseHelton JoseWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15081Charles McguireWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGSF2018
15082Joshua BowlinWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGF2018
15088Cesar CardosoWArmbarSan Francisco OpenABS4F2018
15139Raphael GustavoWPts: 8x4Pan AmericanABSR22018
15144Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15231Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15232Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2018
15631Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
16104Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReverse omoplataACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16338Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16342Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16714Gabriel CheccoWTriangle armbarW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
17052Eric SianWOmoplataAsian Open100KGSF2018
17053Hideki SekineWPts: 30x2Asian Open100KGF2018
17055Jonghyon ParkWBaratoplataAsian OpenABS4F2018
17058Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWArm in ezekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
17513R. JimenezWArmbarWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17518Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
17735Mike ColonWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18475Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 34x0Coast GrapplingABSSPF2019
20219Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20229Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019

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15 Comments

  • Chris Cornelius says:

    I think Keenan fought Brown belt at that NAGA event. and took Gold. He was as you wrote a Purple belt at the time.

  • David Tice says:

    I have all his DVD instructionals. Just got his No-Gi 4

    DVDS one of which is on leglocks. Very good for sure!

  • Hopsin says:

    You are missing his match against Quexinho which he won by triangle armbar I think.

    • bjjheroes says:

      Thanks Hopsin, as it says on the article, its main competitions only. I think the fight with Queixinho was at the SF Open, not one of the big comps at this moment.

      • keenan says:

        Hey bjj heros. I had quite a few other matches at adcc as well. First round against clark gracie in my weight div I won by 4-2 points. Second round i fought a polish guy that I beat by darce choke. First round of adcc open I tapped Erza Lennon by heel hook. second round I fought the same polish guy again and won by 8 points. At no gi worlds 2014 my first round I submitted Ricardo Rezende by north south choke. At Abu dhabi pro in the 1/8 final at 94 kilos I beat an unknown by Omaplata sub.

  • kathleen callos says:

    I think Keenan was actually a brown belt when he competed at Copa – not as you state – "a black belt" which would change the fight record you have posted here for him as a black belt wouldn't it? Just curious how that works?

    • bjjheroes says:

      Well spotted Kathleen, the program that runs the database does not discriminate belts so the results from that tournament were showing. I've removed them from his page manually. Thank you 🙂

  • Joe says:

    Didn't Andre Galvao get his black belt from Terere?

    • bjjheroes says:

      His black belt was handed by Dagmar, as explained on Galvao's page. Terere was not present at the belt awarding ceremony. Fernando did train Galvao for a long time and was his mentor. Some people train with different coaches and sometimes is hard to say who the person actual lineage is. On BJJ Heroes we add the person who physically awarded the black belt.

  • JakeyyP says:

    Says Keenan lost to “Diogo Gamenal” by DQ at worlds but the match i found Keenan Won via armbar.

  • James says:

    Keenan is also BJJF World No-Gi Champion 2017 Gold Medalist

  • Jason says:

    Is it possible to have a compare option on the page to run two athlete’ stats side by side?

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