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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
Dean Lister W 2 0 1 Polaris RR 2015
Claudio Calasans W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2015
Jesse Urholin W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2015
Leo Nogueira W 0 1 0 World RR 2016
Tanner Rice W 3 2 0 World RR 2016
Leandro Lo L 0 1 0 World RR 2016
Renato Cardoso W 1 1 0 World 4F 2016
Kaynan Duarte W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2017
Piotr Frechowicz W 1 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
Craig Jones W 4 0 0 ADCC RR 2017
Tim Spriggs W 1 1 0 Pans RR 2018
Inacio Neto W 1 1 0 World RR 2018
Tim Spriggs W 1 2 0 Pans 4F 2018
Patrick Gaudio L 0 2 0 World RR 2018
Tim Spriggs W 0 6 0 World 4F 2018
Raphael Gustavo W 1 2 0 Pans RR 2018
Nicholas Meregali W 0 1 0 World 4F 2019
Arnaldo Maidana W 1 2 0 World RR 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
Heel Hook
3
3
#bf1f6c
Kimura
3
3
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
2
2
#fad223
Darce choke
2
2
#03861f
Baratoplata
2
2
#039a1f
Reverse triangle
1
1
#03b41f
Verbal tap
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
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
Triangle
33
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
33
1
#5AD3D1
Mounted guillotine
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Keenan Cornelius Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5007Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPointsADCC88KGSF2013
5050Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPointsADCCABSSF2013
5298Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 3x2Pan AmericanABS4F2014
5611Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5613Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.ABS3PLC2014
5647Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaLPointsWorld Pro.94KGSF2014
5702Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPts: 10x4World Champ.ABSSF2014
5801Diogo GamonalLDQWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5993Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSF2014
6092Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x2NYC Pro94KGF2014
6740Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2015
7102Victor EstimaVictor EstimaLReferee DecisionWorld Pro85KGSF2015
7167Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 2x0World ProABSSF2015
7169Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World ProABS3RD2015
7305Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroD---Metamoris 6ABSSPF2015
7364Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 8x6World Champ.ABS4F2015
7469Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2015
7910Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesLPts: 3x0ADCC88KGF2015
9452Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSF2016
9518Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABS4F2016
10004Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGSF2016
10070Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2016
10321Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
10681Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysLDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016
13256Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 3x0American NG Nats91KGF2017
13825Gordon RyanGordon RyanLMounted guillotineADCC88KGF2017
14669Joao RochaJoao RochaLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2017
15269Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x2Pan AmericanABSSF2018
16493Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.94KGSF2018
17704Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
18367Craig JonesCraig JonesLReferee DecisionPolaris 893KGSPF2018
20525Leandro LoLeandro LoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSSF2019
21362Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.97KGF2019
22690Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleEuropean OpenABSF2020
22913Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLPts: 6x4Whos N194KGSPF2020
4360Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWArmbarWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4473Magid HageWArmbarWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4474Morris AyalaWChoke from backWC Pro Trials85KGRR2013
4475Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSSF2013
4476Gustavo PiresGustavo PiresWChoke from backWC Pro TrialsABSF2013
4994Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 4x2ADCC88KGR12013
5002Oskar PiechotaWDarce chokeADCC88KG4F2013
5008Pablo PopovitchPablo PopovitchWVerbal tapADCC88KG3PLC2013
5041Erza LennonWHeel HookADCCABSR12013
5047Oskar PiechotaWPts: 8x0ADCCABS4F2013
5052Dean ListerDean ListerWPointsADCCABS3PLC2013
5121Diego GamonalWTriangle armbarIBJJF Pro League94KGSF2013
5123Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0IBJJF Pro League94KGF2013
5168Beneil DariushBeneil DariushWHeel hookFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5170Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5171James PuopoloJames PuopoloWRNCFIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5173Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 14x0FIVE Rd RobinABSRR2013
5265Kevin CaseyWHeel hookMetamoris 3ABSSPF2014
5282UnknownWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABSR22014
5290Luiz PanzaLuiz PanzaWPts: 8x6Pan AmericanABSR32014
5360Sadayoshi KurimoriWChoke from backPan American88KGR12014
5369Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x2Pan American88KG4F2014
5370Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWTriangle armbarPan American88KGSF2014
5436Stephen MartinezWArm in EzekielFIVE Cali. 1ABS4F2014
5438Lance GlynnWPointsFIVE Cali. 1ABSSF2014
5440Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWPts: 4x0FIVE Cali. 1ABSF2014
5597R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5610Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABS4F2014
5645Leonardo MacielWOmoplataWorld Pro.94KGR12014
5646Jackson SousaJackson SousaWChoke from backWorld Pro.94KG4F2014
5674Carlos EduardoWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12014
5693Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 6x4World Champ.ABSRD 42014
5698Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWTriangleWorld Champ.ABS4F2014
5800Maciel TrindadeWTriangleWorld Champ.88KGRDS2014
5848Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesD---Metamoris 4ABSSPF2014
5882Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWTriangleSF OpenABSF2014
5928UnknownWInverted armbarAmerican Nat.88KG4F2014
5929Elias RamirezWArmbarAmerican Nat.88KGSF2014
5931Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nat.88KGF2014
5984Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi WorldsABSRDS2014
5989James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 8x2NoGi WorldsABS4F2014
5991Garry TononGarry TononWPts: 23x2NoGi WorldsABSSF2014
6018Ricardo RezendeRicardo RezendeWNorth South chokeNoGi Worlds88KGR12014
6020Tanner RiceTanner RiceWKneebarNoGi Worlds88KG4F2014
6024Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds88KGSF2014
6026Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds88KGF2014
6069Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWPts: 12x0IBJJF Pro League94KGSF2014
6071Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionIBJJF Pro League94KGF2014
6193Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesD---Metamoris 5ABSSPF2014
6366Dean ListerDean ListerWInverted trianglePolarisABSSPF2015
6727Eliot KellyEliot KellyWChoke from backPan AmericanABSR22015
6732Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWReferee DecisionPan AmericanABSR32015
6823Jared LawtonWTrianglePan American88KG8F2015
6828Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2Pan American88KG4F2015
6832Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 4x0Pan American88KGSF2015
6930Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Marianas OpenABS4F2015
6933Lucas LeiteLucas LeiteWPts: 4x2Marianas OpenABSSF2015
6934Mike FowlerMike FowlerWChoke from backMarianas OpenABSF2015
7082William DiasWPts: 6x4World Pro85KGR12015
7092Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWArmbarWorld Pro85KGR22015
7099Clark GracieClark GracieWPts: 7x0World Pro85KG4F2015
7103AJ SousaAJ SousaWPts: 3x0World Pro85KG3RD2015
7155Fabio GalebWTriangleWorld ProABSR12015
7158Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7164Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABS4F2015
7352Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSR12015
7355Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 8x2World Champ.ABSR22015
7466Alan RegisWTriangle armbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2015
7751Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x0FIVE SLABSSPF2015
7901J. UrholinWPts: 3x0ADCC88KGR12015
7904Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPts: 2x0ADCC88KG4F2015
7908Rustam ChsievWReferee DecisionADCC88KGSF2015
8092Omar SabhaWChoke from backDallas Open94KGSF2015
8095Thiago XimenesWArm in EzekielDallas OpenABS4F2015
8096Philip MillerWSubmissionDallas OpenABSSF2015
8098Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWArmbarDallas OpenABSF2015
8979Magid HageWPts: 6x0US National Pro85KGSF2016
8980William NymanWTriangleUS National Pro85KGF2016
8984Jason YousephWTriangleUS National ProABSSF2016
8986Joseph MokuWTriangleUS National ProABSF2016
9449Jacob GuerreroWBaratoplataMarianas OpenABS4F2016
9451Igor SchneiderIgor SchneiderWOmoplata chokeMarianas OpenABSSF2016
9493Melksedec FrancoW50/50 armbarWorld ProABSR12016
9504Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWPts: 4x2World ProABSR22016
9516Faisal AlKitbeFaisal AlKitbeWArmbarWorld ProABS8F2016
9998Tanner RiceTanner RiceWArmbarWorld Champ.88KG8F2016
10002Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWPts: 5x2World Champ.88KG4F2016
10052Kitner MouraWOmoplataWorld Champ.ABSR22016
10065Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS8F2016
10680Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
11851Sean RobertsWTriangleJJ NetABSSPF2017
11934William NymanWBow and arrowLA National Pro94KGSF2017
11935Ronald KeslarWArmbarLA National Pro94KGF2017
11941Ronald KeslarWDQLA National ProU110KGSF2017
11943Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsLA National ProU110KGF2017
12517Tomoshige SeraWReverse triangleJapanese Nat.ABS4F2017
12518Leandro KussanoWBow and arrowJapanese Nat.ABSSF2017
12519Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 12x2Japanese Nat.94KGF2017
13183Vicente CavalcantiWArmbarUFC ExpoABSSPF2017
13254Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican NG Nats91KGSF2017
13297Daniel HamptonWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KG4F2017
13300Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCAmerican Nats94KGSF2017
13301Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican Nats94KGF2017
13309Nicholas AraujoWTriangleAmerican NatsABSR12017
13313Wellington PerotoWArm in EzekielAmerican NatsABS4F2017
13316Josh HingerJosh HingerWChoke from backAmerican NatsABSF2017
13380Matheus DinizMatheus DinizWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League94KGSPF2017
13480Paulo CanabarroWArmbarBoston SM. Open94KGSF2017
13481Charles McguireWTriangleBoston SM. Open94KGF2017
13482Olivier HuerreWChoke from backBoston SM. OpenABSSF2017
13484Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWArmbarBoston SM. OpenABSF2017
13528Josh BowlinWChoke from backSeattle Open94KGSF2017
13529Mohammad FarajWArmbarSeattle Open94KGF2017
13531Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroWChoke from backSeattle OpenABSSF2017
13533Josh HingerJosh HingerWPts: 5x2Seattle OpenABSF2017
13565Ezra LenonWArmbarChicago SMO94KGSF2017
13566John GuttaWCross chokeChicago SMO94KGF2017
13571Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWPointsChicago SMOABS4F2017
13576Dante LeonDante LeonWKimuraChicago SMOABSSF2017
13577Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraWTriangleChicago SMOABSF2017
13633Du YunlaiWBrabo chokeAsian Open94KGSF2017
13634Renan SeccoWArmbarAsian Open94KGF2017
13636Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWArmbarAsian OpenABSR12017
13638UnknownWChoke from backAsian OpenABS4F2017
13639Sawato KawamuraWArmbarAsian OpenABSSF2017
13810Piotr FrechowiczWPts: 6x0ADCC88KGE12017
13818Kaynan D.WOutside heel hookADCC88KG4F2017
13822Craig JonesCraig JonesWPts: 13x0ADCC88KGSF2017
14185Rodolfo RochaWStanding X chokeSJJIF Worlds88KGRR2017
14186Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaWTriangleSJJIF Worlds88KGF2017
14195Diego HertzogWPointsSJJIF WorldsABS4F2017
14196Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPts: 10x4SJJIF WorldsABSSF2017
14198Erberth SantosErberth SantosWChoke from backSJJIF WorldsABSF2017
14215Wellington PerotoWKimuraLong Beach Open94KGSF2017
14216Ben LenyardWPts: 8x2Long Beach Open94KGF2017
14219Scott ThomasWOmoplataLong Beach OpenABS4F2017
14221Sergio RiosSergio RiosWWormhat chokeLong Beach OpenABSSF2017
14223Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWPts: 8x0Long Beach OpenABSF2017
14343Matt LeightonMatt LeightonWTriangle kimuraBJJ NY Pro94KGSF2017
14344Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0BJJ NY Pro94KGF2017
14625V. CanabarroWRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14626Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGSF2017
14628Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2017
14653Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWRNCNoGi WorldsABSR12017
14661Kit DaleKit DaleWTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14666Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWRNCNoGi WorldsABS4F2017
14793R. MartinsWMonoplataEuropean OpenABS8F2018
14799R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWToe holdEuropean OpenABS4F2018
14803Victor HonorioVictor HonorioWOmoplataEuropean OpenABSSF2018
14868Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWArmbarEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14869Helton JoseHelton JoseWChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15204Charles McguireWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGSF2018
15205Joshua BowlinWArmbarSan Francisco Open94KGF2018
15211Cesar CardosoWArmbarSan Francisco OpenABS4F2018
15262Raphael GustavoWPts: 8x4Pan AmericanABSR22018
15267Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWArm in EzekielPan AmericanABS4F2018
15354Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 9x0Pan American100KGSF2018
15355Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KGF2018
15768Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1295KGSPF2018
16253Yuri SimoesYuri SimoesWReverse omoplataACBJJ 1395KGSPF2018
16486Inacio NetoInacio NetoWArmbarWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16490Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 12x4World Champ.94KG4F2018
16872Gabriel CheccoWTriangle armbarW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
17217Eric SianWOmoplataAsian Open100KGSF2018
17218Hideki SekineWPts: 30x2Asian Open100KGF2018
17220Jonghyon ParkWBaratoplataAsian OpenABS4F2018
17223Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoWArm in EzekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
17701R. JimenezWArmbarWSOG 2O81KG4F2018
17706Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
17937Mike ColonWChoke from backSJJIF Worlds94KGSF2018
18711Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 34x0Coast GrapplingABSSPF2019
20513Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaWRNCWorld Champ.ABSR22019
20523Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABS4F2019
21360Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.97KGSF2019
21371Vitor CervantesWKimuraNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12019
21373Italo MouraItalo MouraWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2019
21380Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWArmlockNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2019
21381Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWDQNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2019
22677Gabriel VolanteWChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22020
22687Mathias LunaMathias LunaWRNCEuropean OpenABS4F2020
22689Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWPts: 10x2European OpenABSSF2020
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Keenan Cornelius vs Gianni Grippo

Keenan Cornelius vs Morris Ayala

Keenan Cornelius vs João Miyao

Marcus Almeida Half Guard Instructional

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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