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Keith Krikorian - Top 10th Planet Black Belt

Keith Krikorian - Top 10th Planet Black Belt

1. Keith Krikorian’s Details

Keith Krikorian’s Details
Name Keith Krikorian
Nickname N/A
Born San Diego, California, USA.
Date of Birth October 14, 1997
Age
Net Worth N/A
Weight Division Featherweight (67.5 kg/149 lbs)
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight N/A
Favorite Position Well-Rounded
Head Coach Richie Martinez
Lineage Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Hélio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > JJ Machado > Eddie Bravo > Richie Martinez > Keith Krikorian
Fighting out of N/A
Team Association 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu San Diego
Current Streak N/A
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2. Keith Krikorian’s Biography

Keith Krikorian is a competent BJJ grappler and a black belt from the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu Academy. He was born in San Diego, USA. He is also an ADCC veteran and is recognized for his fast-track submission. He got his black belt in BJJ under Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez.

2.1. Keith Krikorian’s Early Life

At the age of nine, Keith first started boxing and competed for several years. He got his initial martial arts training under Shannon Gugerty. Keith also participated in kickboxing, Muay Thai, and freestyle wrestling. During the rise of his BJJ profession, Keith also trained under Walel Watson and Richie Martinez of the 10th Planet. Both Walel and Richie supported Keith in getting his BJJ’s success.

His main goal was to compete in mixed martial arts by developing expertise in MMA. With his progressive practices, he became a professional athlete in submission grappling. Ultimately, Keith found his way to the 10th Planet Freaks.

2.2 Exceptional Performance in ADCC Trials

Keith started making waves in the BJJ circuit with his exceptional grappling performance at the ADCC United States Trials. Later, he also received an invitation to the 2019 ADCC World Championships.

2.3 Keith’s Promotion to Black Belt

Keith Krikorian secured the purple and brown belts through sheer hard work. In October 2020, he was promoted to black belt under the 10th Planet’s black belt Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez. Keith always gained appreciation from Martinez for their excellent performance on the mats.

Upon awarding Keith his black belt, Richie Martinez praised the budding talent in the following words:

“From the age of 15 to the age of 22 Keith Krikorian has been a great student. Always consistent, always a hard worker, always a great teammate, a great listener, and overall a great person and friend. It is an honor to be able to award this hard-earned #BlackBelt to my little brother Keith! CONGRATULATIONS.”

2.4 Keith Krikorian's Best Fights of All Time

It's quite challenging to mention just one top fight of Keith Krikorian. He defeated various professional athletes in his career. Keith’s victory over Ben Eddy was the major turning point in his BJJ career. In the 2021 East Coast Trials Championship, Keith was declared the winner based on points. A later year, Keith also secured victory at the WNO competition where he faced Gabriel Sousa.

3. Keith Krikorian’s Historic Fights

3.1. Keith Krikorian vs Diogo Reis

In the 2023 Tezos WNO 20: Night Of Champions, Keith Krikorian competed against Diogo Reis. Both BJJ athletes attempted multiple submission attempts, but Diogo Reis earned his ticket to the finals by winning the match via the referee’s decision.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 Tezos WNO 20 Diogo Reis Loss Decision SF 70 kg

3.2. Gian Mastrolorenzo vs Keith Krikorian

In 2022, Keith Krikorian competed against Gian Mastrolorenzo in the Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds in the lightweight division. Gian Mastrolorenzo attempted the leg locks against Keith. But Keith defeated him and won with Heel Hook. Ultimately, Keith made his way to the quarterfinals.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds Gian Mastrolorenzo Win Heel Hook R1 Lightweight

3.3. Keith Krikorian vs Gianni Grippo

In the 2022 ADCC East Coast 66kg semi-finals, Keith Krikorian faced Gianni Grippo. Both showcased their incredible grappling skills, but Keith Krikorian scored a last-minute submission over Gianni Grippo.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 ADCC East Coast Trials Gianni Grippo Win Submission SF 66 kg

4. Keith Krikorian’s Main Achievements

4.1. Keith Krikorian’s National And International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2018 ADCC EC Trials Silver Silver Medal Icon 66 kg
2019 ADCC WC Trials Silver Silver Medal Icon 66 kg
2019 Shugyo Inv. Silver Silver Medal Icon ABS
2020 UMW 6 Gold Gold Medal Icon ABS
2021 ADCC EC Trials Silver Silver Medal Icon 66 kg
2021 High Rollerz 10K Gold Gold Medal Icon 77 kg
2022 ADCC WC Trials Gold Gold Medal Icon 66 kg
2023 Honor Challenge Silver Silver Medal Icon 70 kg

4.2. Keith Krikorian’s Main Achievements (Pro-Circuit)

Year Event Position Belt
2022 ADCC WC Trials 1st Black
2021 ADCC EC Trials 2nd Black
2021 High Rollerz 10K 1st Black
2021 Ultimate Mat Warriors 6 1st Black
2019 ADCC WC Trials 2nd Black
2018 ADCC EC Trials 2nd Black
2018 Show the Art Finishers 6 1st Black
2018 Onnit Invitational 1st Black

4.3. Keith Krikorian’s Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Position Belt
2019 IBJJF Pan Championships NOGI 3rd Brown
2018 SJJIF World Championships 1st Brown

5. Keith Krikorian BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

68 Matches 49 Wins 19 Losses
By Points 6 4
By Advantages 0 0
By Submission 32 7
By Decision 5 5
By Penalties 0 0
By EBI/OT 4 3
Draw 2

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods Wins Losses
INSIDE HEEL HOOK 10 0
DARCE CHOKE 3 0
NO ARM TRIANGLE 1 0
OUTSIDE HEEL HOOK 1 0
RNC 8 2
ARMBAR 4 2
SUBMISSION 1 0
TRIANGLE 1 1
KATAGATAME 0 1
STRAIGHT ANKLE LOCK 0 1

6. Keith Krikorian’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Damon Morgan W Armbar ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R2 2018
Luis Quinones W RNC ADCC EC Trials Featherweight 8F 2018
J. “Junny” Ocasio W Outside heel hook ADCC EC Trials Featherweight 4F 2018
Jimmy Santiago W Darce choke ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R1 2018
Sal Guerriero W Inside heel hook ADCC EC Trials Featherweight SF 2018
Ethan Crelinsten L Pts: 3x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight F 2018
Ronnie LaBella W Pts: 3x0 ADCC WC Trials Featherweight 8F 2019
James Barnes W Pts: 3x0 ADCC WC Trials Featherweight R1 2019
Aaron Phillips W RNC ADCC WC Trials Featherweight R2 2019
P. Serrano W Darce choke ADCC WC Trials Featherweight 4F 2019
Sal Guerriero W Triangle ADCC WC Trials Featherweight SF 2019
Augusto ‘’Tanquinho’’ Mendes L Katagatame ADCC Featherweight R1 2019
Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida L Armbar ADCC ABS R1 2019
N. Ryan L RNC ADCC WC Trials Featherweight F 2019
Tex ‘’Aaron’’ Johnson L EBI/OT BJJ Fanatics ABS R1 2019
Max Rohskopf W Darce choke Shugyo Inv. ABS SF 2019
Josh Bacallao W Inside heel hook Shugyo Inv. ABS 4F 2019
Ethan Crelinsten L RNC Shugyo Inv. ABS F 2019
Rafael Domingos W No arm triangle SUG 18 N/A SPF 2020
Derek Rayfield W Armbar UMW 6 ABS SF 2020
Roberto Hernandez W Armbar UMW 6 ABS R1 2020
Elias Anderson W Inside heel hook UMW 6 ABS 4F 2020
Kevin Berbrich W EBI/OT UMW 6 ABS F 2020
Robert Degle W Inside heel hook Sin City Inv. N/A SPF 2020
Joey McKay W EBI/OT SUG 25 N/A SPF 2021
Samuel Davis W RNC ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R1 2021
Suraj Budhram W RNC Emerald City Featherweight R1 2021
Estevan “Giant Slayer” Martinez W EBI/OT Emerald City Featherweight 4F 2021
Kieran Kichuk W Inside Heel Hook High Rollerz 10K 77KG F 2021
Kennedy Maciel L EBI/OT Emerald City Featherweight SF 2021
Andrew Franco W Submission ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R2 2021
Ben Eddy W Pts: 2x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight 4F 2021
Jake Norton W Inside heel hook ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R3 2021
Wilson Sojo W Pts: 3x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight R4 2021
Gianni Grippo W RNC ADCC EC Trials Featherweight SF 2021
Jordan Wirth W Inside Heel Hook High Rollerz 10K 77KG SF 2021
Kade Ruotolo L Referee Decision GrappleFest Light weight SPF 2021
Cole Abate L Pts: 10x0 ADCC EC Trials Featherweight F 2021
G. Karakhanian W RNC High Rollerz 10K Medium weight 4F 2021
Dane Leak W EBI/OT High Rollerz 10K Medium weight R1 2021
Gabriel Sousa W Refree Decision WNO 12 70 KG SPF 2022
Anthony Arnal W Points ADCC WC Trials 66 KG R2 2022
Thien Luu W RNC ADCC WC Trials 66 KG R1 2022
Robert Degle W Inside Heel Hook ADCC WC Trials 66 KG 8F 2022
Elias Anderson W Points ADCC WC Trials 66 KG R3 2022
Damien Anderson W Points ADCC WC Trials 66 KG SF 2022
Mauricio Gomez W Inside Heel Hook ADCC WC Trials 66 KG 4F 2022
Mica Galvao D N/A Polaris 20 Absolute Division RR 2022
Josh Cisneros W Inside Heel Hook ADCC WC Trials 66 KG F 2022
Ashley Williams L Referee Decision GrappleFest 12 73KG SPF 2022
Mica Galvao L Armbar Polaris 20 ABS RR 2022
Fabricio Andrey D N/A Polaris 20 ABS RR 2022
Mica Galvao L Triangle Polaris 20 ABS RR 2022
Diego Oliveira L Straight ankle lock ADCC 66KG R1 2022
Josh Cisneros L Referee Decision F2W 209 70kg SPF 2022
Alessio Sacchetti W Referee Decision Honor Challenge 70kg SF 2023
Sam McNally W Rear Naked Choke GrappleFest 70KG SPF 2023
Kenta Iwamoto L EBI/OT SOGI N/A SPF 2023
Ethan Crelinsten L Pts: 5x0 ADCC ECTrials 66KG 3RD 2023
Dominic Mejia L Pts: 3x0 ADCC ECTrials 66KG SF 2023
Alessio Sacchetti W Referee Decision Honor Challenge 70KG SF 2023
Diogo Reis L Referee Decision WNO 20 70KG SF 2023
Fabricio Andrey L Referee Decision Honor Challenge 70KG F 2023
Fabian Ramirez W Referee Decision ADCC ECTrials 66KG 4F 2023
Joseph Carey W Rear Naked Choke ADCC ECTrials 66KG R1 2023
Vincent Morelli W Armbar ADCC ECTrials 66KG R2 2023
Joshua Flores W RNC ADCC ECTrials 66KG R3 2023
Reese Lafever W Refree Decision ADCC ECTrials 66KG 8F 2023

7. Keith Krikorian Top Fights

Match 3. Keith Krikorian Vs Max Rohskopf Full Fight

Match 12. Ethan Crelinsten vs. Keith Krikorian

Keith Krikorian vs John Battle || Sub Spectrum 7

Shugyo Invitational Episode 4: Josh Bacallao vs. Keith Krikorian Max Rohskopf vs. Ethan Crelinsten

Photo Credit: @keithkrikorian

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