Keenan Cornelius and Tayane Porfírio win again at SJJIF Worlds

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Braguinha, Keenan and Kaynan share the top of the podium at SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2018. 

The 2018 SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at the Long Beach Arena on October 26 through 28, with athletes from 72 countries stepping on the mats to put their skill to the test. Classical and no-gi contests took place across all weight divisions, ages and ranks — not to mention the inclusive parajiu-jitsu matches for fighters with special needs.

Among adult black-belts, Keenan Cornelius and Tayane Porfírio confirmed their favoritism, each repeating their absolute championship from last year.

Keenan stood out due to his blue hair and refined jiu-jitsu. In the heavyweight division, after making his way through his bracket, he met his Atos teammate Gustavo Braguinha, with whom he closed out the tournament. In the absolute, Keenan again had friendly company on the podium, which he shared with Braguinha and Kaynan Duarte — the latter having previously won gold at super-heavyweight.

Alliance star Tayane Porfírio gave no chance to her opponents in the women’s open division. After taking the heavyweight title unopposed, she fought Nathiely de Jesus with absolute gold on the line and prevailed.

The masters’ section found Rafael Dallinha of Rada Jiu-Jitsu Academy beating the middleweight field. Kennedy Maciel, Lucas Pinheiro, Manuel Ribamar, Karen Antunes and Luiza Monteiro were also among the winners. Check out the list of adult black-belt champions below.

MALE BLACK ADULT 18 ROOSTER
1st Cícero Ribeiro Saldanha Pai.. Ares Bjj BRA
2nd Javier Gomez Ares Bjj USA
3rd Florentino Morales Cobrinha Bjj MEX
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 SUPER FEATHER
1st Lucas Pinheiro Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Ari Tavira Dojo Jiu-Jitsu USA
3rd Takahito Yoshioka Tokushima Bjj JPN
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 FEATHER
1st Kennedy Maciel Alliance BRA
2nd Samir Chantre Ares Bjj BRA
3rd Bruno Valdivino Zr Team BRA
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 LIGHT
1st Johnny Tama Alliance ECU
2nd Piter Silva Alliance BRA
3rd Gustave Epee Clube De Jiu Jitsu Hollywood BEL
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 MIDDLE
1st Edmund Kim Art Of Jiu Jitsu USA
2nd Jose Souza Alliance BRA
3rd Alef Morais Ares Bjj BRA
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 MEDIUM HEAVY
1st Manuel Filho Unity Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Gabriel Almeida Checkmat BRA
3rd Cesar Herrera Checkmat USA
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 HEAVY
1st Gustavo Batista Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Keenan Cornelius Atos Jiu-Jitsu USA
3rd Mike Colon Gracie Barra USA
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 SUPER HEAVY
1st Kaynan Duarte Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Arnaldo De Oliveira Checkmat USA
3rd Rafael De Lima Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 ULTRA HEAVY
1st Marcelo Lucena Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Daniel Pollaccia Mastermind Brazilian Jiu Jitsu USA
  MALE BLACK ADULT 18 OPEN WEIGHT
1st Keenan Cornelius Atos Jiu-Jitsu USA
2nd Gustavo Batista Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
3rd Kaynan Duarte Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
  FEMALE BLACK ADULT 18 FEATHER
1st Nathalie Ribeiro Checkmat BRA
2nd Karen Antunes Checkmat BRA
  FEMALE BLACK ADULT 18 MIDDLE
1st Luiza Monteiro Moura Da Cos.. Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Hannette Staack Brazil 021 BRA
  FEMALE BLACK ADULT 18 MEDIUM HEAVY
1st Nathiely De Melo Unity Jiu-Jitsu BRA
2nd Talita Nogueira Level Up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu BRA
  FEMALE BLACK ADULT 18 HEAVY
1st Tayane De Araujo Alliance BRA
  FEMALE BLACK ADULT 18 OPEN WEIGHT
1st Tayane De Araujo Alliance BRA
2nd Nathiely De Melo Unity Jiu-Jitsu BRA
3rd Luiza Monteiro Moura Da Cos.. Atos Jiu-Jitsu BRA

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