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Kennedy Maciel is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who competes in the featherweight division. The son of two-time ADCC champion Rubens 'Cobrinha' Charles, Maciel is often nicknamed "Cobrinha Jr.". Maciel is a 2019 ADCC silver medalist and a 2020 IBJJf Pan No-Gi champion. He was born in Sao Carlos, Brazil on January 2, 1997. He lives and trains in Los Angeles, CA and represents the Alliance team.

  1. The Commentators Cheat Sheet: WNO Championships 115 lb Division

    The Commentators Cheat Sheet: WNO Championships 115 lb Division

    Sep 2, 2021

    Considering that the strawweight division has proven to be a well-spring of thrilling grapplers for WNO, it's no surprise that the women’s 115-lb division for the WNO Championship is one of the most hotly anticipated brackets of the tournament.
  2. The Most Valuable Underdog Picks At 155  | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    The Most Valuable Underdog Picks At 155 | WNO Championship Betting Lines

    Aug 25, 2021

    The online betting site BetOnline has released money lines for FloGrappling’s WNO Championship.
  3. Ten In The 16-Man Emerald City Invitational Bracket Are Ranked Top-10

    Ten In The 16-Man Emerald City Invitational Bracket Are Ranked Top-10

    Aug 2, 2021

    Emerald City Invitational proved to be one of the most exciting events on the scene in their first edition in April, and is back with an explosive featherweight bracket for their second event on August 7.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Grappling Bulletin: Lucas Barbosa Unleashes The Hulk To Win BJJBet GP

    Aug 2, 2021

    With Leandro Lo, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, Micael Galvao, Rousimar Palhares and William Tackett, BJJBet’s middleweight no-gi Grand Prix was one of the most anticipated events of the summer. The show also featured a number of IBJJF World champions in gi superfights, with Matheus Gabriel, Tayane Porfirio and Nicholas Meregali all stepping onto the mat.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Grappling Bulletin: Danaher Death Squad Announces Team Split

    Jul 26, 2021

    John Danaher released shocking news on his Instagram page yesterday, announcing the breakup of the Puerto Rico-based Danaher Death Squad.
  6. 155-lb Divison Released! Who's Got A Shot At The WNO Championship Title?

    155-lb Divison Released! Who's Got A Shot At The WNO Championship Title?

    Jul 22, 2021

    Update (Sept 14) — Ethan Crelinsten is out with an injury. He's been replaced by New Wave's Damien Anderson Anderson is 1-0 on the WNO mats with a submission win. Kennedy Maciel is out with an injury as well, and will be replaced by ZR Team's Gabriel Sousa
  7. Junny Will Look To Redeem Loss To Bebeto Oliveira At Fight To Win 176

    Junny Will Look To Redeem Loss To Bebeto Oliveira At Fight To Win 176

    Jul 5, 2021

    Fight to Win is in Denver, CO on Friday, July 9 for another night loaded with grappling matches. In the main event, Edwin "Junny" Ocasio will try to build on his nearly perfect Fight to Win record. He's 6-1 on the stage, and his only loss came to the heavier ADCC veteran, Kennedy Maciel.
  8. Kennedy Maciel & Joshua Cisneros To Run It Back At Fight To Win 179

    Kennedy Maciel & Joshua Cisneros To Run It Back At Fight To Win 179

    Jun 29, 2021

    Fight to Win is back on July 30 for another night of grappling superfights. In the main event, Kennedy Maciel will try to double down on his recent win over Joshua Cisneros. Their last encounter was an early contender for match of the year, and Kennedy will be looking for a repeat outcome, if a more one-sided performance.
  9. The Featherweight Division At No-Gi Pans Is Full Of Wild Cards

    The Featherweight Division At No-Gi Pans Is Full Of Wild Cards

    May 12, 2021

    The 19-man featherweight division at the 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships has more wildcards than outright favorites, as leg lock specialists have flocked to the tournament in droves following the new IBJJF rules sanctioning heel hooks and reaping attacks.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: "Comeback Kid" Kennedy Maciel's Submission Of The Year

    Grappling Bulletin: "Comeback Kid" Kennedy Maciel's Submission Of The Year

    Apr 12, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  12. Murasaki vs Kennedy?! Fire First Round Matches At EUG 160lb 8-man Bracket

    Murasaki vs Kennedy?! Fire First Round Matches At EUG 160lb 8-man Bracket

    Apr 3, 2021

    Here's how to watch the EUG 160lb 8-man tournament on FloGrappling. EUG Promotions will make their debut on April 3 with a professional invite-only jiu-jitsu tournament with a $10,000 cash prize. 
  13. Kennedy Maciel vs Joshua Cisneros For No-Gi Title at Fight to Win 169

    Kennedy Maciel vs Joshua Cisneros For No-Gi Title at Fight to Win 169

    Apr 1, 2021

    Fight to Win returns to Dallas, TX on Saturday, April 10, spearheaded by two premiere black belt no-gi matches. In the main event of Fight to Win 169, Kennedy Maciel will defend his 155 lb no-gi title against the rookie, Joshua Cisneros. In the co-main event, two ADCC veterans will collide as Oliver Taza takes on Gabriel Almeida.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan Doesn't See The Future, He Makes It Happen

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan Doesn't See The Future, He Makes It Happen

    Mar 29, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  15. Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Mar 8, 2021

    The long-anticipated debut of heel hooks in the IBJJF no-gi format has finally arrived. The Dallas No-Gi Open went down on Sunday, March 7. It was a historic event as the first tournament in the history of the IBJJF to allow heel hooks for adult brown and black belts.