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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. Road To Gold: How 8 New ADCC Champs Took Over

    Road To Gold: How 8 New ADCC Champs Took Over

    Sep 24, 2022

    Last week, eight athletes wrote their names into the ADCC history books, becoming champions of the 2022 edition of the tournament and the biggest grappling tournament in history. See the champions, the context, and each of their matches en route to gold below.
  2. Ffion Davies Becomes First British ADCC Champion

    Ffion Davies Becomes First British ADCC Champion

    Sep 19, 2022

    Ffion Davies won ADCC gold in the -60kg division on her third appearance at the tournament, becoming the first British-born athlete to stand atop the ADCC podium.
  3. Kade Ruotolo Becomes Youngest Ever ADCC Champ; 100% Finish Rate

    Kade Ruotolo Becomes Youngest Ever ADCC Champ; 100% Finish Rate

    Sep 19, 2022

    Kade Ruotolo put his name forever in the ADCC history books in his 2022 ADCC campaign, collecting a gold medal in the 77kg division and becoming the youngest champion in ADCC history.
  4. Gordon Ryan Makes History, First To Win ADCC In 3 Weight Divisions

    Gordon Ryan Makes History, First To Win ADCC In 3 Weight Divisions

    Sep 19, 2022

    Gordon Ryan set his name in the history books at ADCC with his submission win over Nick Rodriguez in the +99kg final, becoming the first athlete in history to win titles in three separate weight categories.
  5. ADCC 2022: 3 Bronze-Medal Matches with Gold-Medal Action

    ADCC 2022: 3 Bronze-Medal Matches with Gold-Medal Action

    Sep 18, 2022

    Get the scoop on three third-place matches that are worth the re-watch from the ADCC 2022 World Championships.
  6. Meet Your ADCC Finalists

    Meet Your ADCC Finalists

    Sep 18, 2022

    After a day and a half of nonstop action, our 2022 ADCC World Championship contenders have fought their way into the finals. Here’s a recap of each athlete’s path from opening rounds to final rounds of the biggest ADCC in history.
  7. The Finals Are Set | Here Are The 2022 ADCC Finalists

    The Finals Are Set | Here Are The 2022 ADCC Finalists

    Sep 18, 2022

    What started as 96 athletes has been whittled down to just 14. Each of the ADCC finalists have been named, and seven of them will be declared 2022 ADCC World Champions.
  8. Standouts, Shutdowns, Submissions, & More: the Best Matches from ADCC Day 1

    Standouts, Shutdowns, Submissions, & More: the Best Matches from ADCC Day 1

    Sep 18, 2022

    The first day of the ADCC 2022 World Championships is officially in the books. Here’s a recap of some of the most iconic matches of Day 1, featuring highlight-reel submissions, “wars for score,” and nail-biting decisions.
  9. Mica, Meregali, Roosevelt e Gordon são destaques em primeiro dia de ADCC

    Mica, Meregali, Roosevelt e Gordon são destaques em primeiro dia de ADCC

    Sep 18, 2022

    O primeiro dia do ADCC 2022, realizado na cidade de Las Vegas, no estado de Nevada, nos Estados Unidos, quebrou várias expectativas dos fãs de Jiu-Jitsu em todo mundo.
  10. The Semifinals Are Set | See Who's Left For ADCC Day 2

    The Semifinals Are Set | See Who's Left For ADCC Day 2

    Sep 18, 2022

    After 68 matches, the first day of ADCC is wrapped up, and the semifinals in each of the seven divisions are set for the start of day two.
  11. Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC World Championships

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 ADCC World Championships

    Sep 17, 2022

    After three years of waiting, the 2022 ADCC World Championships are upon us.  Live from Las Vegas, Nevada at the Thomas and Mack Center, a chance at making history beckons for the 96 athletes who have ventured from around the into the Mojave Desert.  Follow along here for updates on finals action!
  12. Dig In! The ADCC Bracket Breakdown Is Here!

    Dig In! The ADCC Bracket Breakdown Is Here!

    Sep 17, 2022

    All 97 athletes have weighted in. All seven brackets have been drawn and certified. ADCC is here! See each of the brackets, review the top four seeds, and celebrate several incredible first round matches promised by the brackets below!
  13. The Ultimate Guide To ADCC 2022 | Everything You Need To Know

    The Ultimate Guide To ADCC 2022 | Everything You Need To Know

    Sep 16, 2022

    After three years of anticipation, the biggest submission wrestling event ever has arrived. The 2022 ADCC World Championships goes down in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept 18, after a long season of preparation, qualification and grueling training.
  14. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Sep 14, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  15. The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022

    The Biggest Teams Coming To ADCC 2022

    Sep 14, 2022

    ADCC 2022 is just a few days away, and while some teams are sending one or two athletes to the event — a feat, itself — others are sending armies. These are the largest teams headed to ADCC in Las Vegas this weekend: