2017 Sport Jiu Jitsu International Federation (SJJIF) World Championships
Long Beach CA
Keenan Cornelius vs Erberth Santos
Erberth makes his second appearance in MFM having been introduced here . But this will be our first introduction of Keenan Cornelius (here in the white Gi).
Keenan is internationally known for his unconventional and unique guard play. He has created a whole style (and list of new position names) by using opponents Gi tails and belt for additional grips. Keenan had a very successful lower belt competition record, basically he was unstoppable at purple and brown belt. He was promoted to black belt in 2013 and has added European, Pan, and No Gi titles to his resume. But, a world championship and an ADCC championship still escapes him.
This match is a good display of Keenan’s current M.O. of using Gi tails and the belt to his advantage. Erberth does a nice job at neutralizing those grips (for a brief time they were teammates at Atos. This may have been around that time where Erberth had some inside experience against him in the practice room). But, as always with MFM, there is a move, technique, or a moment where everything turns. So, stay until the end.
Enjoy Keenan vs Erberth