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Keenan Cornelius is the founder of Legion American Jiu-Jitsu academy and the innovator of popular lapel guard positions such as the worm guard and the squid guard.

  1. Meet The Athletes On The Free WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo Undercard

    Meet The Athletes On The Free WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo Undercard

    Jun 15, 2021

    Before the main card grapplers take the mats for FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo six grapplers will square off in the first three matches on the undercard. Those matches will be available on FloGrappling stream, and will also be streamed live on FloGrappling’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao

    Jun 14, 2021

    Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Jun 7, 2021

    We asked what would happen to the ADCC superfight when word came that Gordon Ryan wasn't competing any more, but we didn't expect to get an update this quickly. Andre Galvao has confirmed his participation, the only question now is who will he face?
  4. Betting Lines | The Best Value Bets For WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Betting Lines | The Best Value Bets For WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo

    Jun 7, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo.
  5. Keenan Cornelius Back At Who's Number One vs Haisam Rida On June 18

    Keenan Cornelius Back At Who's Number One vs Haisam Rida On June 18

    Jun 1, 2021

    Keenan Cornelius will jump back into competition for the first time since February 2020 when he took on Roberto Jimenez at the inaugural Who's Number One event held in Costa Mesa, CA.
  6. How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan

    How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan

    Feb 4, 2021

    Nicky Ryan and Roberto Jimenez have often been called prodigies in their budding careers as professional athletes. But their individual ascents to the top of the rankings have been substantially different. 
  7. Keenan Cornelius Analyses Keys To Nicholas Meregali's Success

    Keenan Cornelius Analyses Keys To Nicholas Meregali's Success

    Feb 2, 2021

    Nicholas Meregali is set to make his 2021 competition debut Feb. 6 at the BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix where he'll jump into the stacked eight-man bracketing featuring the likes of Felipe Pena, Erberth Santos, Lucas 'Hulk' Barbosa, Eric Munis, Luiz Panza, Yuri Simoes and Gutemberg Pereira.  
  8. Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?

    Jan 27, 2021

    Atos and the Danaher Death Squad have been jousting for supremacy atop the no-gi scene for several years now. So it seems fitting to open 2021 with another installment of this intense rivalry in the main event at Who’s Number One.
  9. Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Jan 22, 2021

    Few techniques carry a personal stamp the way guillotines do. Guillotine artists have often found ways to put their own spin on the front headlock, and to make their variations integral to their personal brands.
  10. The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion

    Dec 28, 2020

    Whether or not you believe in “American Jiu-Jitsu” exists separate from “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,” several individual Americans have made their marks on the world of submission grappling. If in no other way, Americans have at least impacted the history books.
  11. Who Is The American G.O.A.T?

    Who Is The American G.O.A.T?

    Dec 26, 2020

    Our newest FloFilm, "American Jiu-Jitsu," will premiere on Wednesday, December 23rd. Reid Connell attempts to dive into the origins of jiu-jitsu in the USA and where it's going. Watch the trailer here -
  12. Keenan Thinks Ankle Locks From 50-50 Guard Are Being Abused

    Keenan Thinks Ankle Locks From 50-50 Guard Are Being Abused

    Sep 1, 2020

    Legion AJJ founder Keenan Cornelius said he thinks competitors are abusing ankle locks in the 50-50 position and should be penalized.
  13. The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far

    The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far

    Aug 23, 2020

    Who's Number One (WNO) has quickly become one of the best superfight events in the grappling scene. Heading into our fourth event (RIP to WNO: Mikey vs Erberth), I'd like to showcase some of the most exciting matches to take place at these star-studded events. I will go in chronological order, starting with our inaugural event in Costa Mesa:
  14. Keenan Out Of Fight to Win 149, Ribamar Steps Up vs Almeida

    Keenan Out Of Fight to Win 149, Ribamar Steps Up vs Almeida

    Aug 13, 2020

    Keenan Cornelius has had to pull out of Fight to Win 149 due to injury. He is replaced by 2020 IBJJF European champion Manuel Ribamar. 
  15. Keenan Sending A Big Squad To Fight To Win 149, Here Are Their Names

    Keenan Sending A Big Squad To Fight To Win 149, Here Are Their Names

    Aug 13, 2020

    Fight to Win 149 was to feature Keenan Cornelius vs Gabriel Almeida in the main event. The American is out due to an injury with his back, but his team will be represented – they're taking eight representatives to compete on the event.