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Keenan Cornelius

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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 Pan Championship No-Gi (2019*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pro League (2014)
  • 1st Place FIVE Grappling Grand Prix (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

176 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    51 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    111 (63%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

111 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
22
#86e620
Choke from back
17
19
#5AD3D1
Triangle
14
15
#d1212a
RNC
7
8
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
5
6
#f58822
Omoplata
5
5
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
4
#ff9124
Heel Hook
3
3
#bf1f6c
Kimura
3
3
#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
Inverted armbar
1
1
Triangle kimura
1
1
North South choke
1
1
Monoplata
1
1
Kneebar
1
1
Toe hold
1
1
Inverted triangle
1
1
Reverse omoplata
1
1
Submission
1
1
Guillotine
1
1
Armlock
1
1
Omoplata choke
1
1
50/50 armbar
1
1
111
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    19 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • 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
5006Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsADCC88KGSF2013
5049Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSSF2013
5297Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5609Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5611Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.ABS3PLC2014
5645Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Pro.94KGSF2014
5700Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x4World Champ.ABSSF2014
5799Diogo GamonalLDQWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5991Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSF2014
6090Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
6739Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
7100Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7165Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7167Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
7303Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7362Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS4F2015
7467Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7908Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
9437Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
9503Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
9988Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
10054Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2016
10305Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
10665Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016
13208Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 3x0American NG Nats91KGF2017
13773Gordon RyanGordon RyanLMounted guillotineADCC88KGF2017
14599Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2017
15180Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSSF2018
16379Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2018
17557Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
18202Craig JonesCraig JonesLReferee DecisionPolaris 893KGSPF2018
20290Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2019
21080Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.97KGF2019
4359Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4472Magid HageWArmbarWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4473Morris AyalaWChoke from backWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4474Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSSF2013
4475Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSF2013
4993Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x2ADCC88KGR12013
5001Oskar PiechotaWDarce chokeADCC88KG4F2013
5007Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWVerbal tapADCC88KG3PLC2013
5040Erza LennonWHeel HookADCCABSR12013
5046Oskar PiechotaWPts: 8x0ADCCABS4F2013
5051Dean ListerDean ListerWPointsADCCABS3PLC2013
5120Diego GamonalWTriangle armbarIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5122Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro League94KGF2013
5167Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWHeel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5169Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5170James PuopoloJames PuopoloWRNCFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5172Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5264Kevin CaseyWHeel hookMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5281UnknownWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22014
5289Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 8x6Pan AmericanABSR32014
5359Sadayoshi KurimoriWChoke from backPan American88KGR12014
5368Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5369Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWTriangle armbarPan American88KGSF2014
5435Stephen MartinezWArm in ezekielFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5437Lance GlynnWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5439Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5595R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5608Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABS4F2014
5643Leonardo MacielWOmoplataWorld Pro.94KGR12014
5644Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2014
5672Carlos EduardoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12014
5691Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5696Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5798Maciel TrindadeWTriangleWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5846Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5880Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWTriangleSF OpenABSF2014
5926UnknownWInverted armbarAmerican Nat.88KG4F2014
5927Elias RamirezWArmbarAmerican Nat.88KGSF2014
5929Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.88KGF2014
5982Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5987James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
5989Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 23x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2014
6016Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWNorth South chokeNoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6018Tanner RiceTanner RiceWKneebarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6022Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6024Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6067Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 12x0IBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6069Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League94KGF2014
6191Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6364Dean ListerDean ListerWInverted trianglePolarisABSSPF2015
6726Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22015
6731Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6822Jared LawtonWTrianglePan American88KG8F2015
6827Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2Pan American88KG4F2015
6831Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
6929Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Marianas OpenABS4F2015
6932Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSSF2015
6933Mike FowlerMike FowlerWChoke from backMarianas OpenABSF2015
7080William DiasWPts: 6x4World Pro85KGR12015
7090Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWArmbarWorld Pro85KGR22015
7097Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 7x0World Pro85KG4F2015
7101AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG3RD2015
7153Fabio GalebWTriangleWorld ProABSR12015
7156Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7162Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS4F2015
7350Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7353Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7464Alan RegisWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7749Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0FIVE SLABSSPF2015
7899J. UrholinWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7902Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
7906Rustam ChsievWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2015
8090Omar SabhaWChoke from backDallas Open94KGSF2015
8093Thiago XimenesWArm in EzekielDallas OpenABS4F2015
8094Philip MillerWSubmissionDallas OpenABSSF2015
8096Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8967Magid HageWPts: 6x0US National Pro85KGSF2016
8968William NymanWTriangleUS National Pro85KGF2016
8972Jason YousephWTriangleUS National ProABSSF2016
8974Joseph MokuWTriangleUS National ProABSF2016
9434Jacob GuerreroWBaratoplataMarianas OpenABS4F2016
9436Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWOmoplata chokeMarianas OpenABSSF2016
9478Melksedec FrancoW50/50 armbarWorld ProABSR12016
9489Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9501Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarWorld ProABS8F2016
9982Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2016
9986Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG4F2016
10036Kitner MouraWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10049Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10664Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
11817Sean RobertsWTriangleJJ NetABSSPF2017
11900William NymanWBow and arrowLA National Pro94KGSF2017
11901Ronald KeslarWArmbarLA National Pro94KGF2017
11907Ronald KeslarWDQLA National ProU110KGSF2017
11909Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsLA National ProU110KGF2017
12476Tomoshige SeraWReverse triangleJapanese Nat.ABS4F2017
12477Leandro KussanoWBow and arrowJapanese Nat.ABSSF2017
12478Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Japanese Nat.94KGF2017
13137Vicente CavalcantiWArmbarUFC ExpoABSSPF2017
13206Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13249Daniel HamptonWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13252Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13253Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KGF2017
13261Nicholas AraujoWTriangleAmerican NatsABSR12017
13265Wellington PerotoWArm in ezekielAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13268Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican NatsABSF2017
13329Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League94KGSPF2017
13429Paulo CanabarroWArmbarBoston SM. Open94KGSF2017
13430Charles McguireWTriangleBoston SM. Open94KGF2017
13431Olivier HuerreWChoke from backBoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13433Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13477Josh BowlinWChoke from backSeattle Open94KGSF2017
13478Mohammad FarajWArmbarSeattle Open94KGF2017
13480Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backSeattle OpenABSSF2017
13482Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 5x2Seattle OpenABSF2017
13514Ezra LenonWArmbarChicago SMO94KGSF2017
13515John GuttaWCross chokeChicago SMO94KGF2017
13520Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13525Dante LeonDante LeonWKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13526Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWTriangleChicago SMOABSF2017
13581Du YunlaiWBrabo chokeAsian Open94KGSF2017
13582Renan SeccoWArmbarAsian Open94KGF2017
13584Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArmbarAsian OpenABSR12017
13586UnknownWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2017
13587Sawato KawamuraWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2017
13758Piotr FrechowiczWPts: 6x0ADCC88KGE12017
13766Kaynan D.WOutside heel hookADCC88KG4F2017
13770Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 13x0ADCC88KGSF2017
14126Rodolfo RochaWStanding X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGRR2017
14127Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWTriangleSJJIF Worlds88KGF2017
14136Diego HertzogWPointsSJJIF WorldsABS4F2017
14137Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 10x4SJJIF WorldsABSSF2017
14139Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backSJJIF WorldsABSF2017
14156Wellington PerotoWKimuraLong Beach Open94KGSF2017
14157Ben LenyardWPts: 8x2Long Beach Open94KGF2017
14160Scott ThomasWOmoplataLong Beach OpenABS4F2017
14162Sergio RiosSergio RiosWWormhat chokeLong Beach OpenABSSF2017
14164Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Long Beach OpenABSF2017
14281Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWTriangle kimuraBJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14282Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
14555V. CanabarroWRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14556Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14558Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
14583Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14591Kit DaleKit DaleWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14596Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14704R. MartinsWMonoplataEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14710R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe holdEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14714Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWOmoplataEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14778Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14779Helton JoseHelton JoseWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15115Charles McguireWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGSF2018
15116Joshua BowlinWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGF2018
15122Cesar CardosoWArmbarSan Francisco OpenABS4F2018
15173Raphael GustavoWPts: 8x4Pan AmericanABSR22018
15178Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWArm in ezekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15265Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15266Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2018
15665Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
16138Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReverse omoplataACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16372Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16376Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16749Gabriel CheccoWTriangle armbarW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
17087Eric SianWOmoplataAsian Open100KGSF2018
17088Hideki SekineWPts: 30x2Asian Open100KGF2018
17090Jonghyon ParkWBaratoplataAsian OpenABS4F2018
17093Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWArm in ezekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
17554R. JimenezWArmbarWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17559Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
17781Mike ColonWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18524Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 34x0Coast GrapplingABSSPF2019
20278Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20288Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019
21078Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.97KGSF2019
21089Vitor CervantesWKimuraNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12019
21091Italo MouraItalo MouraWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2019
21098Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArmlockNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2019
21099Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2019

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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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