Video: Insist on the armbar and finish like Keenan Cornelius

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Keenan Cornelius vs. Diego Gamonal

Keenan Cornelius. Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Resilience is one of the finest virtues a BJJ fighter can have, whether it be for facing obstacles on the mat or in life. That virtue was demonstrated recently by Keenan Cornelius in his final at the Seattle Open.

After being sidelined for a while, Keenan came back hungry and faced Mohammed Mustafa with the heavyweight division on the line. Past halfway through the match, Keenan got tangled with his opponent in a lapel guard that became an armbar attempt. Mustafa bravely defended, but Keenan changed the grip, switched positions, performed a new transition, and finally concluded the armbar.

Check out, and get inspired, by his persistence in this video.

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