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Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Pederneiras, Sao Paulo. Born on January 24, 1998, Duarte trains under Andre Galvao and represents the San Diego-based Atos team. He is the 2019 ADCC champion in the +99kg division.

  1. Every Athlete Invited To The 2024 ADCC World Championships

    Every Athlete Invited To The 2024 ADCC World Championships

    May 23, 2024

    The 2024 ADCC World Championships is less than a year away, coming to Las Vegas, NV in August 2024.
  2. The Brackets For The IBJJF Absolute No-Gi Grand Prix Are HERE!

    The Brackets For The IBJJF Absolute No-Gi Grand Prix Are HERE!

    Feb 26, 2024

    The IBJJF has announced the brackets for the Feb. 29 IBJJF Absolute No-Gi Grand Prix, and the 8 men involved have their paths to first place. The tournament will feature ADCC Champions Kaynan Duarte and Giancarlo Bodoni, as well as IBJJF World Champions like Dante Leon, Elder Cruz, and Roosevelt Sousa. All the action will be streaming exclusively on FloGrappling.
  3. What To Know About Kaynan Duarte Before He Faces Nicholas Meregali at WNO

    What To Know About Kaynan Duarte Before He Faces Nicholas Meregali at WNO

    Aug 9, 2023

    One of jiu-jitsu's best current rivalries takes the WNO stage as Kaynan Duarte faces Nicholas Meregali in the third WNO event of 2023.
  4. Kaynan Not Feeling Pressure, Ready To Bring It To Meregali At Tezos WNO 19

    Kaynan Not Feeling Pressure, Ready To Bring It To Meregali At Tezos WNO 19

    Aug 3, 2023

    One weeks ahead of Tezos WNO 19, two-time ADCC world champion Kaynan Duarte is wrapping up his preparations to face Nicholas Meragali in the main event on August 10. Scheduled to take place in Austin, TX, the event will feature the Atos heavy hitter in the main event against a rival with whom he shares a 2-2 record.
  5. The 6 Black Belts Currently Entered In The IBJJF's Next $40k Grand Prix

    The 6 Black Belts Currently Entered In The IBJJF's Next $40k Grand Prix

    Aug 2, 2023

    One of the busiest IBJJF weeks of the year is fast-approaching, when the organization heads to Las Vegas, NV for the Masters World Championships, Jiu-Jitsu Con, and the IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix. The GP currently has six of eight athletes announced for the $40,000 grand prize, with some of the biggest names in the sport taking the mats on September 1, including 2023 world champions Victor Hugo and Fellipe Andrew.
  6. What To Expect When Kaynan & Meregali Face Off: A Takedown Breakdown

    What To Expect When Kaynan & Meregali Face Off: A Takedown Breakdown

    Jul 27, 2023

    Kaynan Duarte and Nicholas Meregali are set to square off in the main event of Tezos WNO 19: Meregali vs Duarte presented by Fat Tire, in a fifteen minute no-gi contest to settle their rivalry. The two world champions are 2-2 against each other in four bouts at black belt, tho all coming in the gi, and both sit atop the jiu-jitsu world as some of the most recognizable and accomplished athletes in the modern game. While both have incredible skill on the mat, who will have the edge on the feet? Who will be able to move the match from feet to floor on THEIR terms in a contest that will probably be razor-tight? Let's take a look at their no-gi takedown strategies and skills to preview this upcoming super fight.
  7. Nicholas Meregali e Kaynan Duarte fazem a luta principal do Tezos WNO 19

    Nicholas Meregali e Kaynan Duarte fazem a luta principal do Tezos WNO 19

    Jun 16, 2023

    A tão esperada luta sem kimono entre o bicampeão do ADCC Kaynan Duarte e o medalhista de prata Nicholas Meregali está chegando a Austin, no Texas.
  8. Meregali vs Duarte To Headline Tezos WNO 19 On Aug. 10

    Meregali vs Duarte To Headline Tezos WNO 19 On Aug. 10

    Jun 12, 2023

    Nicholas Meregali and newfound rival Kaynan Duarte are set square off in the no-gi main event of Tezos WNO 19 on August 10 at the Palmer Event Center in Austin, TX.
  9. The Top Matches & Moments From Alliance At 2023 IBJJF Worlds

    The Top Matches & Moments From Alliance At 2023 IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 10, 2023

    Alliance is one of the most historically successfully organizations in competitive Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and every year they crown champions and earn medals in the Pyramid. In 2023, Alliance saw strong results again with black belts like Fellipe Andrew, Melissa Cueto, and Isaac Doederlein, and colored belts like Eduardo Alves and Helena Crevar, bringing home accolades.
  10. CheckMat At Worlds: Top Moments & Matches From CheckMat's 2023 IBJJF Worlds

    CheckMat At Worlds: Top Moments & Matches From CheckMat's 2023 IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 10, 2023

    CheckMat always sends one of the strongest teams to the IBJJF World Championships, and in 2023 they delivered again with two champions in the black belt division. Jansen Gomes had the run of the tournament, beating two defending world champions on his way to gold, and Sam Nagai won his first world title at black belt by defeating two familiar foes. Relive all the best moments from CheckMat below.
  11. AOJ At Worlds: The Top Matches and Moments From AOJ At 2023 IBJJF Worlds

    AOJ At Worlds: The Top Matches and Moments From AOJ At 2023 IBJJF Worlds

    Jun 9, 2023

    Relive all of Art of Jiu Jitsu's best moments from the 2023 World Championships, with 4 black belt world champions, two more finalists, and impressive, technical skill shown from the entire team. Also hear from the athletes and coach Gui Mendes live from the tournament as they reflect in real time on the event and performances.
  12. A Running List Of The 2023 Colored Belt World Champion Promoted In Rank

    A Running List Of The 2023 Colored Belt World Champion Promoted In Rank

    Jun 9, 2023

    Every year brings a new crop of colored belt world champions and medalists, a group that has won the toughest tournament possible at their current rank and proven ready for higher levels of challenge. Below is a list of the 2023 IBJJF World Champions that have been promoted to the next highest rank since winning their bracket. The list will be updated every few days for the next few months to reflect ongoing promotions.
  13. Road to Double Gold: Pessanha Becomes First Woman With All Subs At Worlds

    Road to Double Gold: Pessanha Becomes First Woman With All Subs At Worlds

    Jun 6, 2023

    At the 2023 IBJJF World Championships, Gabriela Pessanha of Infight JJ cemented herself as the greatest women's black belt in the world with a double gold, history-making performance. With five fights, five wins, and five submissions, Gabi became the first woman to both win three straight double golds and to submit her way through both brackets at the black belt level.
  14. Road to Double Gold: Victor Hugo Makes History With Open Class Submission

    Road to Double Gold: Victor Hugo Makes History With Open Class Submission

    Jun 5, 2023

    Victor Hugo accomplished what few men ever have, and did it in devastating fashion as he won double gold at the 2023 IBJJF World Championships with eight wins, five by submission - including the first submission win in the open class finals since Roger Gracie accomplished the feat in 2009. See all of Victor's matches, interviews, and more below and relive the entire golden run.
  15. 2023 IBJJF Worlds Recap: Hugo & Pessanha Double Gold, Jansen Defeats Dalpra

    2023 IBJJF Worlds Recap: Hugo & Pessanha Double Gold, Jansen Defeats Dalpra

    Jun 5, 2023

    The 2023 IBJJF World Championships have officially concluded and history has been made. Victor Hugo and Gabi Pessanha stand alone at the top of the IBJJF world with their respective double gold performances, Jansen Gomes had a run that will be remembered for years to come, and Dream Art took home its first ever team championship from the event.