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Keith Krikorian

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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

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (15%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    31 (67%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    4 (9%)

31 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
32
10
#86e620
Inside heel hook
32
10
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
4
#d1212a
Darce choke
10
3
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
3
1
#f58822
Triangle
3
1
#224aba
No arm triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Submission
3
1
31
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
19 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (26%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (16%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Keith Krikorian Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18120Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KGF2018
19086N. RyanLRNCADCC WC Trials66KGF2019
21866Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLKatagatameADCC66KGR12019
21903Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLArmbarADCCABSR12019
22525Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
22786Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLRNCShugyo Inv.ABSF2019
27212Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLEBI/OTEmerald City65KGSF2021
28811Cole AbateCole AbateLPts: 10x0ADCC EC Trials66KGF2021
29314Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLReferee DecisionGrappleFest73KGSPF2021
32814Ashley WilliamsAshley WilliamsLReferee DecisionGrappleFest 1273KGSPF2022
33274Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33286Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLArmbarPolaris 20ABSRR2022
33293Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLTrianglePolaris 20ABSRR2022
34563Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionF2W 20970KGSPF2022
35013Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLStraight ankle lockADCC66KGR12022
39514Kenta IwamotoKenta IwamotoLEBI/OTSOGINASPF2023
41191Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLReferee DecisionHonor Challenge70KGF2023
43256Diogo ReisDiogo ReisLReferee DecisionWNO 2070KGSF2023
43617Dominic MejiaLPts: 3x0ADCC ECTrials66KGSF2023
43620Ethan CrelinstenEthan CrelinstenLPts: 5x0ADCC ECTrials66KG3RD2023
18100Jimmy SantiagoWDarce chokeADCC EC Trials66KGR12018
18106Damon MorganWArmbarADCC EC Trials66KGR22018
18111Luis QuinonesWRNCADCC EC Trials66KG8F2018
18115J. OcasioWOutside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KG4F2018
18118Sal GuerrieroWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGSF2018
19080James BarnesWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR12019
19082Aaron PhillipsWRNCADCC WC Trials66KGR22019
19083Ronnie LaBellaWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2019
19084P. SerranoWDarce chokeADCC WC Trials66KG4F2019
19085Sal GuerrieroWTriangleADCC WC Trials66KGSF2019
22782Josh BacallaoWInside heel hookShugyo Inv.ABS4F2019
22784Max RohskopfWDarce chokeShugyo Inv.ABSSF2019
24087Rafael DomingosWNo arm triangleSUG 18N/ASPF2020
25005Roberto HernandezWArmbarUMW 6ABSR12020
25006Elias AndersonWInside heel hookUMW 6ABS4F2020
25007Derek RayfieldWArmbarUMW 6ABSSF2020
25008Kevin BerbrichWEBI/OTUMW 6ABSF2020
25009R. DegleWInside heel hookSin City Inv.N/ASPF2020
26980Joey McKayWEBI/OTSUG 25N/ASPF2021
27202Suraj BudhramWRNCEmerald City65KGR12021
27209Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWEBI/OTEmerald City65KG4F2021
28764Samuel DavisWRNCADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28775Andrew FrancoWSubmissionADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28788Jake NortonWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28797Wilson SojoWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
28805Ben EddyWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
28809Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWRNCADCC EC Trials66KGSF2021
29658Dane LeakWEBI/OTHigh Rollerz 10K77KGR12021
29660G. KarakhanianWRNCHigh Rollerz 10K77KG4F2021
29662Jordan WirthWInside heel hookHigh Rollerz 10K77KGSF2021
29663Kieran KichukKieran KichukWInside heel hookHigh Rollerz 10K77KGF2021
31293Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWReferee DecisionWNO 1270KGSPF2022
31467Thien LuuWRNCADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31482Anthony ArnalWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31498Elias AndersonWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
31515Robert DegleRobert DegleWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
31521Mauricio GomezWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KG4F2022
31524Damien AndersonWPts: 5x2ADCC WC Trials66KGSF2022
31526Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGF2022
33281Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
38583Sam McNallySam McNallyWRNCGrappleFest70KGSPF2023
41189Alessio SacchettiWReferee DecisionHonor Challenge70KGSF2023
43576Joseph CareyWRNCADCC ECTrials66KGR12023
43592Vincent MorelliWArmbarADCC ECTrials66KGR22023
43604Joshua FloresWRNCADCC ECTrials66KGR32023
43610Reese LafeverWReferee DecisionADCC ECTrials66KG8F2023
43614Fabian RamirezWReferee DecisionADCC ECTrials66KG4F2023
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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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