Recently-decorated brown belt Keenan Cornelius, a jewel in the Team Lloyd Irvin crown, put in another sterling performance at the Long Beach Pyramid, last Sunday in California.
As has now come to be expected of him, Keenan took home two gold medals, at the 2012 No-Gi World Championship.
At medium heavyweight he tapped out all his opponents; at absolute he again met up with his rival Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde of team Alliance, and the only fighter he didn’t submit was his teammate Wilbur Leonard, his opponent in the final, another gold medalist, the winner of the ultraheavyweight division. Once again, the athletes on Lloyd Irvin team refused to close out, and locked horns for real.
Is there anyone in the brown belt division who can stop this wizard of the mats?
Who would you like to see Keenan facing next season?
Commitment in Belo Horizonte
The young American has a few commitments on his agenda for next year. In January, he should be popping by the IBJJF European Championship, in Lisbon, Portugal. On the 28th of April, Kennan is one of the attractions at the Copa Pódio event in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, headlined by the Lightweight Grand Prix. The Lloyd Irvin athlete is set to take part in one of the supermatches.
Let us know what you think, Jiu-Jitsu lover: who can stop Keenan Cornelius?
Watch the brown belt in the final of his weight group and share your prediction.