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Kieran Kichuk

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Kieran Kichuk is a Canadian grappler and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Fernando Zulick (Gringo), who also worked extensively with Steve Lin and Lloyd Irvin. Kieran Kichuk made waves in the sport due to his submission-oriented jiu-jitsu style and for his success in important tournaments such as the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Pan American No-Gi Championships.

Kieran Kichuk Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Kieran Robert Kichuk

Nickname: N/A

Lineage : Carlos Gracie Helio Gracie >  Helio Gracie > Flávio Behring > Sylvio Behring > Fernando Zulick > Kieran Kichuk

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF New Orleans Open (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New Orleans Open NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 4th Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place AJP Canadian National Pro (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2020 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2017 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Team Lloyd Irvin / Gringo JJ

Kieran Kichuk Biography

Kieran Kichuk was born on November 19, 1995, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He did not, however, grow up at this location as the Kichuk Family moved to San Diego, California, USA, when Kieran was only a baby and there remained for 5 years. From Cali the Kichuk’s moved back to Canada, settling in Markham, Ontario, where they settled.

Sports were a big part of Kieran’s upbringing, much thanks to his father, a former national-level track athlete and NCAA division 1 level runner during college, who was the driving force behind the family’s physical activities.

Although neither of the Kichuk’s kids (4 altogether) was forced to compete, daily running was a big part of the family tradition while growing up. This passion for running led Kichuk to compete in track and field for a number of years, specializing in 1500 meter as well as cross country, competing at a regional and provincial level.

In 2009, inspired by George Saint Pierre’s deeds in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), 13-year-old Kieran decided to start training in martial arts, picking up muay that and jiu-jitsu. After 6 months of practice, Kichuck opted to quit the striking art and allocate all his resources to grappling, a decision that led him to also give up on the high school track team to join its wrestling program. The young Canadian would later reach the Provincial level in wrestling as well.

Kieran’s first jiu-jitsu instructor was a black belt by the name of Steve Lin. Lin was instrumental in the young athlete’s development, taking Kichuk from white to brown belt. In 2010 Steve Lin’s gym became affiliated with Team Lloyd Irvin and it was through this relationship that the young Canadian connected with Lloyd Irvin and the well-known coach’s competition squad (Medal Chasers) over a few years.

In late 2017 Kieran started training with Fernando Zulick, an instructor also known as Gringo. It was Zulick who promoted Kieran to black belt on December 20, 2020.

Kieran Kichuk Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    33 (80%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (7%)

33 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
33
11
#86e620
Triangle
27
9
#5AD3D1
RNC
12
4
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
3
#fad11b
Guillotine
3
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
3
1
#224aba
Armbar
3
1
#ff9124
Brabo choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
3
1
#22c9a5
Footlock
3
1
33
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
outside heel hook
33
1
#86e620
Arm in RNC
33
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kieran Kichuk Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24910Justin FabacLoutside heel hookSub Spectrum77KGF2021
25547Adriano AraujoLPts: 4x0World Pro77KG4F2021
25553Adriano AraujoLPts: 4x2World Pro77KG3RD2021
25605Jacob CouchLPts: 6x0Sub May DayABSN/A2021
25616Austin BakerAustin BakerLInjurySS May Day GIABSF2021
25996Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Pan Am.73KGSF2021
26803Igor FelizIgor FelizLPts: 2x0Austin Open76KGF2021
28111Rodrigo FrancioniRodrigo FrancioniLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds73KG4F2021
28556Liam HillLReferee DecisionEUG NoGi70KG4F2021
28712Kade RuotoloKade RuotoloLArm in RNCADCC EC Trials77KGR52021
29505Keith KrikorianKeith KrikorianLInside heel hookHigh Rollerz 10K77KGF2021
24906Johnathan GuttaWTriangleSub SpectrumABSF2021
24907Brady RudeWTriangleSub Spectrum77KGR12021
24908Joe ConnorWTriangleSub Spectrum77KG4F2021
24909Victor BorjaWInside heel hookSub Spectrum77KGSF2021
24911Hayden BucnerWPts: 5x0Sub S. GI77KGN/A2021
25544Alberto SerranoWChoke from backWorld Pro77KGR12021
25551Bruno BorgesWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGRPC2021
25552Andre CantanhedeWTriangleWorld Pro77KGRPC2021
25602Josh HamiltonWTriangleSub May DayABSN/A2021
25607Justin FabacWRNCSub May DayABSN/A2021
25608Justin FabacWRNCSub May Day77KGN/A2021
25609Marc HummelWGuillotineSub May Day77KGN/A2021
25610Matthew MarshWTriangleSub May Day77KGN/A2021
25611David ClotheWInside heel hookSub May Day77KGN/A2021
25613Josh HamiltonWBow and arrowSS May Day GIABS4F2021
25615Zach SnyderWChoke from backSS May Day GIABSSF2021
25877Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backN.Orleans Open76KGSF2021
25878Peygan LafontWArmbarN.Orleans Open76KGF2021
25903Peygan LafontWInside heel hookN.Orleans NGO73KG4F2021
25904Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWTriangleN.Orleans NGO73KGF2021
25978Romulo CaiadoWBrabo chokeNoGi Pan Am.73KGR12021
25987Paulo GabrielPaulo GabrielWInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.73KG8F2021
25991Joao MendesJoao MendesWInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.73KG4F2021
26800Gino FerrazzanoWTriangleAustin Open76KG4F2021
26802Leo SilvaLeo SilvaWPts: 2x2, AdvAustin Open76KGSF2021
26825Michael EsquivelWKneebarAustin NGO79KGSF2021
26827Alan SanchezAlan SanchezWPts: 4x2Austin NGO79KGF2021
26852Julien MorenoWInside heel hookWhite LionABS4F2021
26854Felipe PortoWEBI/OTWhite LionABSSF2021
26856Rodrigo GortariWEBI/OTWhite LionABSF2021
26873Leonidis VillagranWRNCOrlando NGO73KGSF2021
26874Ricky SemigliaWInside heel hookOrlando NGO73KGF2021
28094Minoru TakeuchiWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds73KGR22021
28102Matheus GalvaoWFootlockNoGi Worlds73KG8F2021
28668Nico DemillioWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR12021
28672Colon SantanaWRNCADCC EC Trials77KGR22021
28684Andrew SolanoWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR32021
28700Brandon BergeronWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR42021
29497Rafael DomingosWEBI/OTHigh Rollerz 10K77KGR12021
29501Javier GarciaWTriangleHigh Rollerz 10K77KG4F2021
29503Cris LencioniWInside heel hookHigh Rollerz 10K77KGSF2021
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