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Kennedy Maciel

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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 World Championship No-Gi (2018)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ World Championship (2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship No-Gi (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, MIA (2020)
  • 2nd Place ADCC World Championship (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2018 brown, 2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF 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.

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Kennedy Maciel MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.45

OVERALL CONQUERED

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Top Game

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Top Game

Stand-up-game

OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Sergio Calderon W 1 1 0 World NG RR 2018
Pablo Mantovani W 1 1 0 World NG RR 2018
Gilson Nunes W 0 0 1 World NG RR 2018
Matheus Gabriel W 1 1 0 World NG RR 2018
Ruan Alvarenga W 0 2 1 ADCC RR 2019
Richard Alarcon W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2019
Thiago Abud W 0 2 0 World RR 2019
Tye Ruotolo W 2 1 0 ADCC RR 2019

Kennedy Maciel Grappling Record

59 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (2%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
17
5
#86e620
Triangle
17
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
5
#d1212a
RNC
17
5
#fad11b
Botinha
10
3
#f58822
Short choke
7
2
#224aba
Crucifix choke
3
1
#ff9124
Toe hook
3
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (36%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (7%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Crucifix choke
50
1
#86e620
Armbar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kennedy Maciel Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17503Vitor MoraesLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA69KG4F2018
17510Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
18803Cleber SousaCleber SousaLCrucifix chokeEuropean Open64KG4F2019
19483Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLArmbarPan American70KG8F2019
21012Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionF2W 11872KGSPF2019
21792Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 3x0ADCC66KGF2019
22364Cole FransonCole FransonLPts: 2x0SJJIF World NGABSSF2019
23073Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLPts: 6x6, AdvFresno OpenABSSF2020
23981Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielLPts: 2x0Pan American70KG4F2020
24380Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020
24469Jackson DouglasJackson DouglasLReferee DecisionAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25394Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLReferee DecisionEUG 170KG4F2021
26806Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosLReferee DecisionF2W 17970KGSPF2021
26991Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLEBI/OTEmerald City65KGF2021
16767Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KG4F2018
16768Alex SodreAlex SodreWPts: 2x0ACBJJ World65KGSF2018
16769Victor MoraesWPts: 4x2ACBJJ World65KGF2018
17205Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWPointsLas Vegas Open70KG4F2018
17207Cole FransonCole FransonWPointsLas Vegas Open70KGSF2018
17208Jonathan BurenWArmbarLas Vegas Open70KGF2018
17508Rodrigo CardosoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA69KGRR2018
17990Mayko AraujoMayko AraujoWPointsSJJIF Worlds70KGSF2018
17992Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWTriangleSJJIF Worlds70KGF2018
18099Spencer NogawaWArmbarLong Beach Open70KGSF2018
18101Bruno ValdivimoWChoke from backLong Beach Open70KGF2018
18506Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWRNCNoGi Worlds67KGR12018
18514Sergio CalderonSergio CalderonWToe hookNoGi Worlds67KGR22018
18521Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds67KG4F2018
18525Pablo MantovaniPablo MantovaniWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds67KGSF2018
18527Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds67KGF2018
19294Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGSF2019
19295Pedro MendesWPts: 4x2LA BJJ Pro70KGF2019
20346Brandon WalenskyBrandon WalenskyWChokeSan Diego Open70KG4F2019
20349Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x0San Diego Open70KGSF2019
20350Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWChoke from backSan Diego Open70KGF2019
20494Thiago AbudThiago AbudWBotinhaWorld Champ.70KGR12019
20807Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWArmbarAmerican NG Nats67KGSF2019
20808Thiago CintraWRNCAmerican NG Nats67KGF2019
20825Orlando CastilloWTriangleAmerican Nats70KG4F2019
20826Joao MendesJoao MendesWPointsAmerican Nats70KGSF2019
20827Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWReferee DecisionAmerican Nats70KGF2019
20934Ayub MagomadovWPts: 2x0ACB World Champ.70KGSF2019
20935Victor MoraesWPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.70KGF2019
21128Song HyeonkeunWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO69KG4F2019
21132Jan BasoWChoke from backGrand Slam TYO69KGSF2019
21134Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam TYO69KGF2019
21761R. AlvarengaWTriangleADCC66KGR12019
21764Richard AlarconRichard AlarconWPts: 2x0ADCC66KG4F2019
21790Tye RuotoloTye RuotoloWRNCADCC66KGSF2019
22340Richard AlvarezWPointsSJJIF Worlds70KGSF2019
22360Cole FransonCole FransonWPts: 4x0SJJIF World NG67KGSF2019
22361Geoffrey VillarrealWBotinhaSJJIF World NG67KGF2019
23065Joel SantiagoWSubmissionFresno Open70KGSF2020
23066Rodrigo CardosoWCrucifix chokeFresno Open70KGF2020
23768Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoWReferee DecisionF2W 15170KGSPF2020
23850Joao MendesJoao MendesWPts: 2x1Grand Slam MIA69KG4F2020
23853Rodrigo CardosoWTriangleGrand Slam MIA69KGSF2020
23854Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWArmbarGrand Slam MIA69KGF2020
23962Eric LlerenaWPointsPan American70KGR12020
23975Rodrigo LopesWPts: 21x0Pan American70KG8F2020
24212Junny OcasioJunny OcasioWArmbarF2W 15665KGSPF2020
24285Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24286Orlando CastilloWShort chokeNo Gi Pan Am.67KGSF2020
24288Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaWBotinhaNo Gi Pan Am.67KGF2020
24377Cameron GravesWPts: 29x0American Nats70KGR12020
24440Alex HodiWShort chokeAmerican NGN67KGSF2020
24441Windson RamosWPts: 4x0American NGN67KGF2020
24683Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF66KG2020
24910Diego OliveiraDiego OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 16365KGSPF2021
25563Josh CisnerosJosh CisnerosWRNCF2W 16965KGSPF2021
26977Jeff MockWTriangleEmerald City65KGR12021
26985Frank RosenthalFrank RosenthalWRNCEmerald City65KG4F2021
26989Keith KrikorianWEBI/OTEmerald City65KGSF2021

Kennedy Maciel vs Richard Santos

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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