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Kennedy Maciel is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) black belt, a promotion awarded by his father – legendary grappler Rubens Charles (also known as Cobrinha). Widely regarded as one of the top competitors of his generation, Kennedy Maciel started making waves in this sport during his colored belt campaigns. A time when he earned world titles at both the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), two of BJJ’s most prestigious leagues.

Kennedy Maciel Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Kennedy Leonardo Maciel

Nickname: Cobrinha Junior

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Terere > Rubens Charles > Kennedy Maciel

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2024)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship NOGI (2020)
  • 1st Place ADCC Brazilian Trials 1 (2024)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2019)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 brown, 2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi Pro (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ North American Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2015 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World No-Gi Championship (2014/2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (2016 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: De La Riva Hook

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg/141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Kennedy Maciel Biography

Kennedy Maciel was born on January 02, 1997, in São Carlos – a city located inside the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

Although the son of a jiu-jitsu legend – Rubens Charles Maciel, Kennedy was not “raised” on the mats as it’s been the case with so many other children of grappling legends. Instead, Rubens moved to the United States in 2007 and it was only in late 2012 that the young Maciel joined him in California and started his introduction to jiu-jitsu.

With his father by his side, Kennedy’s talent immediately started shining through. This was evident after his first IBJJF Pan medal (gold) in 2013, just a few months into his training.

Working almost immediately as a full-time grappler, Kennedy started helping his father with the kids’ classes. Through his hard work and dedication, Maciel conquered the lower belt divisions of the sport with repeated success at the World and European Open tournaments.

Kennedy’s many triumphs as a brown belt, particularly in 2018 a period in which Maciel went unbeaten with 7 gold medals in 7 tournaments, led his father Rubens Charles to promote the young Maciel to black belt on June 2018.

Cobrinha BJJ Instructional

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Kennedy Maciel Grappling Record

102 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (47%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (1%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
21
10
#86e620
RNC
21
10
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
19
9
#d1212a
Triangle
10
5
#fad11b
Botinha
8
4
#f58822
Short choke
4
2
#224aba
Choke
2
1
#ff9124
Submission
2
1
#bf1f6c
Crucifix choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Straight ankle lock
2
1
#fad223
Anaconda choke
2
1
#03861f
Triangle armlock
2
1
#039a1f
North south choke
2
1
#03b41f
Toe hook
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    8 (31%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (4%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Crucifix choke
25
1
#86e620
Armbar
25
1
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
25
1
#d1212a
Z Lock
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kennedy Maciel Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17560Vitor MoraesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17567Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
18885Cleber SousaCleber SousaLCrucifix chokeEuropean Open64KG4F2019
19581Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLArmbarPan American70KG8F2019
21122Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionF2W 11872KGSPF2019
21912Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KGF2019
22502Cole FransonCole FransonLPts: 2x0SJJIF World NGABSSF2019
23230Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 6x6, AdvFresno OpenABSSF2020
24160Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 2x0Pan American70KG4F2020
24565Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020
24654Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasLReferee DecisionAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25600Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLReferee DecisionEUG 170KG4F2021
27041Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionF2W 17970KGSPF2021
27227Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLEBI/OTEmerald City65KGF2021
29499Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 0x0, PenWorld Champ.70KG4F2021
30697Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaLChoke from backMiami WO76KGF2022
30711Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaLPts: 2x0Miami WOABSSF2022
31645Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLReferee DecisionPan American70KGR12022
32167Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 8x2Brasileiro70KGF2022
32916Ismael SantosIsmael SantosLDQWorld Champ.70KG8F2022
33415Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraLReferee DecisionAmerican Nat.70KGSF2022
35036Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLZ LockADCC66KG4F2022
45033Mateus RodriguesMateus RodriguesLReferee DecisionSacramento OpenABSF2023
45717Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraLPts: 6x2NoGi World67KG4F2023
49128Hygor BritoHygor BritoLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiroABSSF2024
50210Alex SodreAlex SodreLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.70KG4F2024
16816Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KG4F2018
16817Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KGSF2018
16818Victor MoraesWPts: 4x2ACBJJ World65KGF2018
17262Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsLas Vegas Open70KG4F2018
17264Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2018
17265Jonathan BurenWArmbarLas Vegas Open70KGF2018
17565Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
18060Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsSJJIF Worlds70KGSF2018
18062Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWTriangleSJJIF Worlds70KGF2018
18176Spencer NogawaWArmbarLong Beach Open70KGSF2018
18178Bruno ValdivimoWChoke from backLong Beach Open70KGF2018
18587Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18595Sergio CalderonSergio CalderonWToe hookNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18602Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18606Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2018
18608Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGF2018
19389Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19390Pedro MendesWPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGF2019
20450Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWChokeSan Diego Open70KG4F2019
20453Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0San Diego Open70KGSF2019
20454Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWChoke from backSan Diego Open70KGF2019
20602Thiago AbudThiago AbudWBotinhaWorld Champ.70KGR12019
20915Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWArmbarAmerican NG Nats67KGSF2019
20916Thiago CintraWRNCAmerican NG Nats67KGF2019
20933Orlando CastilloWTriangleAmerican Nats70KG4F2019
20934Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsAmerican Nats70KGSF2019
20935Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats70KGF2019
21043Ayub MagomadovWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.70KGSF2019
21044Victor MoraesWPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.70KGF2019
21238Song HyeonkeunWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21242Jan BasoWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21244Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21881R. AlvarengaWTriangleADCC66KGR12019
21884Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 2x0ADCC66KG4F2019
21910Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWRNCADCC66KGSF2019
22478Richard AlvarezWPointsSJJIF Worlds70KGSF2019
22498Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 4x0SJJIF World NG67KGSF2019
22499Geoffrey VillarrealWBotinhaSJJIF World NG67KGF2019
23222Joel SantiagoWSubmissionFresno Open70KGSF2020
23223Rodrigo CardosoWCrucifix chokeFresno Open70KGF2020
23940Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W 15170KGSPF2020
24023Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
24026Rodrigo CardosoWTriangleGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
24027Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
24141Eric LlerenaWPointsPan American70KGR12020
24154R. LopesWPts: 21x0Pan American70KG8F2020
24396Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmbarF2W 15665KGSPF2020
24469Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24470Orlando CastilloWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2020
24472Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.67KGF2020
24562Cameron GravesWPts: 29x0American Nats70KGR12020
24625Alex HodiWShort chokeAmerican NGN67KGSF2020
24626Windson RamosWPts: 4x0American NGN67KGF2020
24868Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF66KG2020
25112Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 16365KGSPF2021
25770Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWRNCF2W 16965KGSPF2021
27213Jeff MockWTriangleEmerald City65KGR12021
27221Frank RosenthalFrank RosenthalWRNCEmerald City65KG4F2021
27225Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianWEBI/OTEmerald City65KGSF2021
30476Victor MotaWArmbarAtlanta WO70KG4F2022
30478Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaWPts: 6x0Atlanta WO70KGF2022
30694Joao AlbuquerqueWBotinhaMiami WO76KG4F2022
30695Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami WO76KGSF2022
30706Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami WOABSR12022
30708Lucas LisboaLucas LisboaWPts: 0x0, AdvMiami WOABS4F2022
30951Nathanael MartinezWN/ALA Open70KGR12022
30955Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWPts: 4x2LA Open70KGSF2022
32164Samuel NagaiSamuel NagaiWPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KG4F2022
32165Diego SodreDiego SodreWPts: 4x2Brasileiro70KGSF2022
33412Antonio SmithWChoke from backAmerican Nat.70KG4F2022
33485Huthayfah PenneyWRNCAmerican NGN70KGSF2022
33487Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWRNCAmerican NGN70KGF2022
35033Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWRNCADCC66KGR12022
45013Zach KainaZach KainaWPts: 2x0Sacramento Open70KGF2023
45028Christiano TayfourWStraight ankle lockSacramento OpenABS4F2023
45032Zach KainaZach KainaWPointsSacramento OpenABSSF2023
45041Danilo MoreiraDanilo MoreiraWPts: 2x0Sacramento NGO73KGF2023
45712David WentraubWRNCNoGi World67KGR12023
45917Gairbek IbragimovWRNCAIGA Finals70KGSF2023
45928Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWAnaconda chokeAIGA Finals70KGF2023
46396Eduardo GranzottoEduardo GranzottoWTriangle armlockEuropean Open70KG8F2024
46403Sebastian SerpaSebastian SerpaWPts: 2x0European Open70KG4F2024
46407Diego SodreDiego SodreWPts: 4x2European Open70KGSF2024
46408Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 2x2, AdvEuropean Open70KGF2024
47248Nythan SiguenzaWArmbarADCC BRA 166KGR12024
47250N. SiguenzaWArmbarADCC BRA 166KGR22024
47256Bruno CarrilloWNorth south chokeADCC BRA 166KG8F2024
47261Josh FloresWPts: 3x0ADCC BRA 166KG4F2024
47265Igor MoreiraWPts: 5x0ADCC BRA 166KGSF2024
47267Kaua GabrielKaua GabrielWPts: 3x0ADCC BRA 166KGF2024
47919Joao MendesJoao MendesWChoke from backPan American70KGR12024
47930Marco MendesMarco MendesWChoke from backPan American70KG8F2024
47934Alex SodreAlex SodreWReferee DecisionPan American70KG4F2024
47939Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American70KGF2024
49121Renan BarretoWArmbarBrasileiroABS8F2024
49124Italo LimaItalo LimaWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2024
49161Guilherme LopesWPts: 5x0Brasileiro70KG8F2024
49162Lucas MaquineWPts: 2x0Brasileiro70KG4F2024
49167Diego SodreDiego SodreWPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGSF2024
49168Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 4x2Brasileiro70KGF2024
50196Nick SallesNick SallesWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR22024
50205Marco MendesMarco MendesWArmbarWorld Champ.70KG8F2024

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