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Keith Krikorian is a professional grappler and a back belt in jiu-jitsu under Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez of the 10th Planet Team. An experienced athlete under the submission-only and EBI ruleset, Krikorian first made waves in the sport while competing at the ADCC United States Trials as a colored belt, where he conquered 2 second places (2018 & 2019), performances that earned Keith an invitation for the ADCC World Championships of 2019. Keith would later earn the rank of black belt and continue to prove his worth on the professional circuit.

Keith Krikorian Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Keith Krikorian

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > JJ Machado > Eddie Bravo > Richie Martinez > Keith Krikorian

Main Achievements (Pro-Circuit):

  • 1st Place ADCC WC Trials (2022)
  • 1st Place High Rollerz 10K (2021)
  • 1st Place Onnit Invitational (2018)
  • 1st Place Show the Art Finishers 6 (2018)
  • 1st Place Ultimate Mat Warriors 6 (2021)
  • 2nd Place ADCC EC Trials (2018 / 2021)
  • 2nd Place ADCC WC Trials (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place SJJIF World Championships NOGI (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championships NOGI (2019 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Well-Rounded

Weight Division: Featherweight (67.5 kg / 149 lbs)

Team/Association: 10th Planet

Keith Krikorian Biography

Keith Krikorian was born on October 14, 1997, in San Diego, California, USA.

Drawn to combat sports from an early age, Keith started boxing as a 9-year-old, pursuing the Sweet Science competitively in the amateur circuit for a number of years. During this period, Krikorian also added other striking sports to his tool kit such as kickboxing and muay Thai with the long-term goal of competing in mixed martial arts.

During high school, Keith finally started training in mixed martial arts, a discipline that led him to jiu-jitsu under the guidance of Shannon Gugerty. As part of his grappling introduction, Krikorian also decided to join his school’s wrestling team, competing extensively in the folkstyle ruleset.

During his progression in jiu-jitsu, Keith worked with the aforementioned Gugerty as well as Walel Watson before finding his way to instructor Richie Martinez of 10th Planet, the man responsible for much of Krikorian’s sporting success.

Under the guidance of Martinez, Krikorian earned his purple, brown, and black belts, the latter in October 2020.

NOTE REGARDING KEITH KRIKORIAN’S RECORD

Traditionally, the records displayed in BJJ Heroes’ profiles have only accounted for adult black belt matches as these signify an athlete’s entry into our sport’s elite ranks. Keith Krikorian, however, is a special case as he’s been competing in the pro-grappling circuit since he was a colored belt.

This has left BJJ Heroes with a delicate predicament of defining when to start accounting for Keith’s match records.

Considering the level of opposition and the extensive list of professional athletes Krikorian overcame from early on in his career, we believed it would be beneficial to have a few of those matches included on his profile, prior to his black belt promotion. Please take into account that any result prior to October 2020, was done as a colored belt.

Keith Krikorian Grappling Record

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (14%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (68%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    4 (7%)

39 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
31
12
#86e620
Inside heel hook
28
11
#5AD3D1
Armbar
18
7
#d1212a
Darce choke
10
4
#fad11b
Triangle
3
1
#f58822
No arm triangle
3
1
#224aba
Submission
3
1
#ff9124
Inverted triangle
3
1
#bf1f6c
Outside heel hook
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (15%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
29
2
#86e620
Armbar
29
2
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
14
1
#d1212a
Katagatame
14
1
#fad11b
Triangle
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Keith Krikorian Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18127Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KGF2018
19093N. RyanLRNCADCC WC Trials66KGF2019
21876Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLKatagatameADCC66KGR12019
21913Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarADCCABSR12019
22535Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
22796Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLRNCShugyo Inv.ABSF2019
27225Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLEBI/OTEmerald City65KGSF2021
28824Cole AbateCole AbateLPts: 10x0ADCC EC Trials66KGF2021
29327Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLReferee DecisionGrappleFest73KGSPF2021
32832Ashley WilliamsAshley WilliamsLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 1273KGSPF2022
33292Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33304Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLArmbarPolaris 20ABSRR2022
33311Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLTrianglePolaris 20ABSRR2022
34583Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionF2W 20970KGSPF2022
35033Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLStraight ankle lockADCC66KGR12022
39582Kenta IwamotoKenta IwamotoLEBI/OTSOGINASPF2023
41267Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLReferee DecisionHonor Challenge70KGF2023
43342Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLReferee DecisionWNO 2070KGSF2023
43702Dominic MejiaLPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials66KGSF2023
43705Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLPts: 5x0ADCC ECTrials66KG3RD2023
48210Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 6x0ADCC WC Trials66KGF2024
18107Jimmy SantiagoWDarce chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
18113Damon MorganWArmbarADCC EC Trials66KGR22018
18118Luis QuinonesWRNCADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18122J. OcasioWOutside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KG4F2018
18125Sal GuerrieroWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGSF2018
19087James BarnesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR12019
19089Aaron PhillipsWRNCADCC WC Trials66KGR22019
19090Ronnie LaBellaWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2019
19091P. SerranoWDarce chokeADCC WC Trials66KG4F2019
19092Sal GuerrieroWTriangleADCC WC Trials66KGSF2019
22792Josh BacallaoWInside heel hookShugyo Inv.ABS4F2019
22794Max RohskopfWDarce chokeShugyo Inv.ABSSF2019
24100Rafael DomingosWNo arm triangleSUG 18N/ASPF2020
25018Roberto HernandezWArmbarUMW 6ABSR12020
25019Elias AndersonWInside heel hookUMW 6ABS4F2020
25020Derek RayfieldWArmbarUMW 6ABSSF2020
25021Kevin BerbrichWEBI/OTUMW 6ABSF2020
25022R. DegleWInside heel hookSin City Inv.N/ASPF2020
26993Joey McKayWEBI/OTSUG 25N/ASPF2021
27215Suraj BudhramWRNCEmerald City65KGR12021
27222Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWEBI/OTEmerald City65KG4F2021
28777Samuel DavisWRNCADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28788Andrew FrancoWSubmissionADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28801Jake NortonWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28810Wilson SojoWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
28818Ben EddyWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
28822Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWRNCADCC EC Trials66KGSF2021
29671Dane LeakWEBI/OTHigh Rollerz 10K77KGR12021
29673G. KarakhanianWRNCHigh Rollerz 10K77KG4F2021
29675Jordan WirthWInside heel hookHigh Rollerz 10K77KGSF2021
29676Kieran KichukKieran KichukWInside heel hookHigh Rollerz 10K77KGF2021
31308Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionWNO 1270KGSPF2022
31482Thien LuuWRNCADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31497Anthony ArnalWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31513Elias AndersonWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
31530Robert DegleRobert DegleWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
31536Mauricio GomezWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KG4F2022
31539Damien AndersonWPts: 5x2ADCC WC Trials66KGSF2022
31541Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGF2022
33299Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
38640Thomas HalpinThomas HalpinWRNCPolaris 24NASPF2023
38647Sam McNallySam McNallyWRNCGrappleFest70KGSPF2023
41265Alessio SacchettiWReferee DecisionHonor Challenge70KGSF2023
43661Joseph CareyWRNCADCC ECTrials66KGR12023
43677Vincent MorelliWArmbarADCC ECTrials66KGR22023
43689Joshua FloresWRNCADCC ECTrials66KGR32023
43695Reese LafeverWReferee DecisionADCC ECTrials66KG8F2023
43699Fabian RamirezWReferee DecisionADCC ECTrials66KG4F2023
46940Reese LefeverWPts: 2x0Enigma InvNASPF2024
47236Jason ValleWReferee DecisionF2W 246NASPF2024
47609Dominic MejiaWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 1870KGSPF2024
48118Cameron DonnellyWArmbarPolaris 27NASPF2024
48172Keith RobertsWInverted triangleADCC WC Trials66KGR22024
48187Ira LukowskyWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR32024
48194Ian MorkenWRNCADCC WC Trials66KGR42024
48202Joshua NorikiyoWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KG8F2024
48207Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KG4F2024
48208Jordan HolyWDarce chokeADCC WC Trials66KGSF2024
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One Comment

  • James says:

    Go tierrasanta
    Kim and I love you
    And support your endeavors
    Sincerely your “kinda of uncle”
    James

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