Cornelius vs. Hulk: the clash of teammates at the ’17 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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The Atos giants, face to face at last year’s SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. 

Lucas Hulk and Keenan Cornelius, two stars of modern BJJ, have amassed not only golden medals, but also some great moments on the mats. A duel between them is a rare sight, though, because they both represent the Atos flag; but at the 2017 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, we got to see what that looks like.

Keenan and Hulk reached the semifinals of the absolute last year and stepped on the mat together to see who would advance to the final. Even though they knew each other’s games well, the fight was very real. To achieve the win, Keenan attacked Hulk with a triangle, and the squeeze proved irresistible.

The 2018 edition of the SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship will run October 26–28 at the Long Beach Arena in California. If you’re not yet signed up, hurry up and go to The deadline for enrolling is the 16th.

Meanwhile, enjoy that instant classic here:

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