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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 in September 2013, later, in April 2019, leaving the Atos team to open his own affiliation, Legion.

Keenan Cornelius Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Keenan Kai-James Cornelius

Nickname: n/a

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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2018**/2020)
  • 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 IBJJF European Open (2020*)
  • 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 brown, 2012** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2012** brown, 2011 purple)
  • 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)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2013* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique:

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

Team/Association: Legion

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 & Opens Legion

In 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.

During the later months of 2019, Keenan opened up his own gym in the San Diego, California region, which he named Legion Jiu-Jitsu.

Banner picture by Gracie Mag.

Keenan Cornelius MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.62

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Claudio Calasans W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2015
Jesse Urholin W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2015
Dean Lister W 2 0 1 Polaris RR 2015
Leandro Lo L 0 1 0 World RR 2016
Tanner Rice W 3 2 0 World RR 2016
Leo Nogueira W 0 1 0 World RR 2016
Renato Cardoso W 1 1 0 World 4F 2016
Craig Jones W 4 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
Kaynan Duarte W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2017
Piotr Frechowicz W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
Tim Spriggs W 0 6 0 World 4F 2018
Raphael Gustavo W 1 2 0 Pans RR 2018
Tim Spriggs W 1 1 0 Pans RR 2018
Tim Spriggs W 1 2 0 Pans 4F 2018
Inacio Neto W 1 1 0 World RR 2018
Patrick Gaudio L 0 2 0 World RR 2018
Arnaldo Maidana W 1 2 0 World RR 2019
Nicholas Meregali W 0 1 0 World 4F 2019

Keenan Cornelius Grappling Record

183 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    54 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (3%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    113 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (1%)

113 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
19
22
#86e620
Choke from back
18
20
#5AD3D1
Triangle
13
15
#d1212a
RNC
8
9
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
5
6
#f58822
Omoplata
4
5
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
4
#ff9124
Kimura
3
3
#bf1f6c
Heel Hook
3
3
#22c9a5
Baratoplata
2
2
#fad223
Darce choke
2
2
#03861f
Bow and arrow
2
2
#039a1f
Brabo choke
1
1
#03b41f
Outside heel hook
1
1
#03c61f
Standing X choke
1
1
#03d61f
Wormhat choke
1
1
#03f61f
Inverted armbar
1
1
#82ff5f
Triangle kimura
1
1
#a4ff5f
North South choke
1
1
#dbff5f
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
Verbal tap
1
1
Reverse triangle
1
1
Cross choke
1
1
113
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
34 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (6%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
33
1
#86e620
Mounted guillotine
33
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Keenan Cornelius Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5009Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsADCC88KGSF2013
5052Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSSF2013
5302Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5618Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5620Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.ABS3PLC2014
5654Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Pro.94KGSF2014
5709Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x4World Champ.ABSSF2014
5808Diogo GamonalLDQWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
6000Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSF2014
6099Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
6749Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
7111Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7176Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7178Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
7314Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7373Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS4F2015
7478Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7919Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
9465Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
9531Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
10018Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
10084Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2016
10335Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
10695Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016
13293Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 3x0American NG Nats91KGF2017
13864Gordon RyanGordon RyanLMounted guillotineADCC88KGF2017
14713Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2017
15329Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSSF2018
16553Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2018
17784Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
18467Craig JonesCraig JonesLReferee DecisionPolaris 893KGSPF2018
20682Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2019
21544Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.97KGF2019
22962Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleEuropean OpenABSF2020
23196Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLPts: 6x4Whos N194KGSPF2020
4361Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4474Magid HageWArmbarWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4475Morris AyalaWChoke from backWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4476Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSSF2013
4477Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSF2013
4996Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x2ADCC88KGR12013
5004Oskar PiechotaWDarce chokeADCC88KG4F2013
5010Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWVerbal tapADCC88KG3PLC2013
5043Erza LennonWHeel HookADCCABSR12013
5049Oskar PiechotaWPts: 8x0ADCCABS4F2013
5054Dean ListerDean ListerWPointsADCCABS3PLC2013
5125Diego GamonalWTriangle armbarIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5127Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro League94KGF2013
5172Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWHeel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5174Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5175James PuopoloJames PuopoloWRNCFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5177Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5269Kevin CaseyWHeel hookMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5286UnknownWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22014
5294Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 8x6Pan AmericanABSR32014
5364Sadayoshi KurimoriWChoke from backPan American88KGR12014
5373Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5374Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWTriangle armbarPan American88KGSF2014
5440Stephen MartinezWArm in EzekielFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5442Lance GlynnWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5444Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5604R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5617Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABS4F2014
5652Leonardo MacielWOmoplataWorld Pro.94KGR12014
5653Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2014
5681Carlos EduardoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12014
5700Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5705Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5807Maciel TrindadeWTriangleWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5855Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5889Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWTriangleSF OpenABSF2014
5935UnknownWInverted armbarAmerican Nat.88KG4F2014
5936Elias RamirezWArmbarAmerican Nat.88KGSF2014
5938Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.88KGF2014
5991Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5996James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
5998Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 23x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2014
6025Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWNorth South chokeNoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6027Tanner RiceTanner RiceWKneebarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6031Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6033Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6076Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 12x0IBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6078Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League94KGF2014
6200Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6373Dean ListerDean ListerWInverted trianglePolarisABSSPF2015
6736Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22015
6741Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6832Jared LawtonWTrianglePan American88KG8F2015
6837Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2Pan American88KG4F2015
6841Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
6939Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Marianas OpenABS4F2015
6942Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSSF2015
6943Mike FowlerMike FowlerWChoke from backMarianas OpenABSF2015
7091William DiasWPts: 6x4World Pro85KGR12015
7101Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWArmbarWorld Pro85KGR22015
7108Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 7x0World Pro85KG4F2015
7112AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG3RD2015
7164Fabio GalebWTriangleWorld ProABSR12015
7167Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7173Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS4F2015
7361Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7364Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7475Alan RegisWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7760Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0FIVE SLABSSPF2015
7910J. UrholinWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7913Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
7917Rustam ChsievWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2015
8101Omar SabhaWChoke from backDallas Open94KGSF2015
8104Thiago XimenesWArm in EzekielDallas OpenABS4F2015
8105Philip MillerWSubmissionDallas OpenABSSF2015
8107Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8988Magid HageWPts: 6x0US National Pro85KGSF2016
8989William NymanWTriangleUS National Pro85KGF2016
8993Jason YousephWTriangleUS National ProABSSF2016
8995Joseph MokuWTriangleUS National ProABSF2016
9462Jacob GuerreroWBaratoplataMarianas OpenABS4F2016
9464Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWOmoplata chokeMarianas OpenABSSF2016
9506Melksedec FrancoW50/50 armbarWorld ProABSR12016
9517Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9529Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarWorld ProABS8F2016
10012Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2016
10016Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG4F2016
10066Kitner MouraWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10079Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10694Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
11884Sean RobertsWTriangleJJ NetABSSPF2017
11967William NymanWBow and arrowLA National Pro94KGSF2017
11968Ronald KeslarWArmbarLA National Pro94KGF2017
11974Ronald KeslarWDQLA National ProU110KGSF2017
11976Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPointsLA National ProU110KGF2017
12550Tomoshige SeraWReverse triangleJapanese Nat.ABS4F2017
12551Leandro KussanoWBow and arrowJapanese Nat.ABSSF2017
12552Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Japanese Nat.94KGF2017
13219Vicente CavalcantiWArmbarUFC ExpoABSSPF2017
13291Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13334Daniel HamptonWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13337Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13338Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KGF2017
13346Nicholas AraujoWTriangleAmerican NatsABSR12017
13350Wellington PerotoWArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13353Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican NatsABSF2017
13417Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League94KGSPF2017
13517Paulo CanabarroWArmbarBoston SM. Open94KGSF2017
13518Charles McguireWTriangleBoston SM. Open94KGF2017
13519Olivier HuerreWChoke from backBoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13521Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13567Josh BowlinWChoke from backSeattle Open94KGSF2017
13568Mohammad FarajWArmbarSeattle Open94KGF2017
13570Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backSeattle OpenABSSF2017
13572Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 5x2Seattle OpenABSF2017
13604Ezra LenonWArmbarChicago SMO94KGSF2017
13605John GuttaWCross chokeChicago SMO94KGF2017
13610Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13615Dante LeonDante LeonWKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13616Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWTriangleChicago SMOABSF2017
13672Du YunlaiWBrabo chokeAsian Open94KGSF2017
13673Renan SeccoWArmbarAsian Open94KGF2017
13675Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArmbarAsian OpenABSR12017
13677UnknownWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2017
13678Sawato KawamuraWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2017
13849Piotr FrechowiczWPts: 6x0ADCC88KGE12017
13857Kaynan D.WOutside heel hookADCC88KG4F2017
13861Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 13x0ADCC88KGSF2017
14229Rodolfo RochaWStanding X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGRR2017
14230Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWTriangleSJJIF Worlds88KGF2017
14239Diego HertzogWPointsSJJIF WorldsABS4F2017
14240Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 10x4SJJIF WorldsABSSF2017
14242Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backSJJIF WorldsABSF2017
14259Wellington PerotoWKimuraLong Beach Open94KGSF2017
14260Ben LenyardWPts: 8x2Long Beach Open94KGF2017
14263Scott ThomasWOmoplataLong Beach OpenABS4F2017
14265Sergio RiosSergio RiosWWormhat chokeLong Beach OpenABSSF2017
14267Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Long Beach OpenABSF2017
14387Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWTriangle kimuraBJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14388Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
14669V. CanabarroWRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14670Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14672Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
14697Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14705Kit DaleKit DaleWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14710Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14844R. MartinsWMonoplataEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14850R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe holdEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14854Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWOmoplataEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14919Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14920Helton JoseHelton JoseWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15264Charles McguireWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGSF2018
15265Joshua BowlinWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGF2018
15271Cesar CardosoWArmbarSan Francisco OpenABS4F2018
15322Raphael GustavoWPts: 8x4Pan AmericanABSR22018
15327Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15414Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15415Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2018
15828Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
16313Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReverse omoplataACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16546Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16550Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16936Gabriel CheccoWTriangle armbarW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
17290Eric SianWOmoplataAsian Open100KGSF2018
17291Hideki SekineWPts: 30x2Asian Open100KGF2018
17293Jonghyon ParkWBaratoplataAsian OpenABS4F2018
17296Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWArm in EzekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
17781R. JimenezWArmbarWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17786Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
18022Mike ColonWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18817Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPts: 34x0Coast GrapplingABSSPF2019
20670Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20680Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019
21542Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.97KGSF2019
21553Vitor CervantesWKimuraNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12019
21555Italo MouraItalo MouraWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2019
21562Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArmlockNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2019
21563Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2019
22949Gabriel VolanteWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22020
22959Mathias LunaMathias LunaWRNCEuropean OpenABS4F2020
22961Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 10x2European OpenABSSF2020
23042Felipe MauricioWPts: 8x2European Open94KG4F2020
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Keenan Cornelius vs Gianni Grippo

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18 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?

  • 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?

  • Sean says:

    Finals for the absolute at this years Europeans?

  • Nick Blanchard says:

    It’s very impressive how well Keenan has continued to perform in competition, all while also opening up one of the biggest academies (in the most competitive Jiu Jitsu city in the USA) and also running a large online business. I don’t know how he juggles all of that, and honestly I thought he was gonna get torched at Euros. Well played sir!

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