WNO Championships: Andrew Wiltse, Kennedy Maciel, Ethan Crelinsten Out, Replacements Announced

We are now two weeks away from the two-day Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships, and the event has seen some changes to the line-up lately. Andrew Wiltse of the 185-pound division, as well as Kennedy Maciel and Ethan Crelinsten of the 155-pound division, have been removed from the competition. FloGrappling

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Emerald City Invitational 2 Results and Highlights: Gianni Grippo Beats Kennedy Maciel to Win 145-Pound Title

On Saturday, August 7, 16 top 145-pound grapplers competed for $10,000 at the second Emerald City Invitational. Competing for the first time ever under EBI rules, veteran black belt Gianni Grippo defeated four competitors, including ADCC silver medalist Kennedy Maciel, to win the one-night tournament. In the opening round, Grippo

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Kennedy Maciel and Josh Cisneros To Meet in Rematch of One of 2021’s Best Matches

They’re running it back. In a rematch of one of the best matches in all of jiu-jitsu so far in 2021, 155-pound grapplers Josh Cisneros and Kennedy Maciel will meet at Fight To Win 179 on July 30. Maciel won the pair’s first encounter by a last-second, come-from-behind submission. View

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Fight to Win 169 Results & Highlights: Kennedy Maciel Wins Incredible Comeback

On Saturday, Fight to Win returned to action with another night of submission-only matches live from Dallas, TX. In the main event, 155-pound champion Kennedy Maciel earned an incredible comeback submission victory against Josh Cisneros in a no-gi match. Also in action were Gabriel Almeida and Oliver Taza in the

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Kennedy Maciel vs. Josh Cisneros and Oliver Taza vs. Gabriel Almeida Annoucned for F2W 169

The most prolific submission-only grappling promotion in the country keeps on rolling, as a pair of high-level black belt match-ups were announced for Fight to Win 169, scheduled for Saturday, April 10. The promotion announced that Danaher Death Squad representative Oliver Taza will meet Gabriel Almeida, and in the main

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Jonny Tama and Kennedy Maciel Added to EUG 8-Man Tournament

On April 3, Evolve Ur Game (EUG) promotions will hold an eight-man gi tournament showcasing some of the best lighter-weight grapplers in the world. Recently, EUG announced that Thiago Macedo and Shane Jamil-Hill have been forced out of the event; replacing them will be Johnny Tama and Kennedy Maciel. View

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Fight to Win 163 Preview: Kennedy Maciel Defends Belt Against Diego Oliveira

Fight to Win continues its breakneck schedule this weekend with Fight to Win 163 on February 13, live from Dallas, TX. The promotion has announced a trio of high-level matches for the event, including a lightweight gi title match between champion Kennedy Maciel and challenger Diego “Pato” Oliveira. View this

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WNO Championships 155-Pound Bracket Complete: Musumeci, Martinez, Maciel and More

The Who’s Number One (WNO) Championships are set to take place on September 25-26, and FloGrappling has announced the full eight-man bracket for the 155-pound division. Simply put, the field is stacked with the best competitors in the world, including Mikey Musumeci, Geo Martinez, Kennedy Maciel, and more. View the

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