It’s no surprise that sixth-ranked black belt Keenan Cornelius (Atos) is registered in the heavyweight division to the NY BJJ Pro.
Cornelius has been on a tear since returning from a knee injury, going 47-2 with 36 submissions this year. The ranking points awarded for a first-place finish in New York would move Cornelius past Joao Miyao into fifth place.
In order to get the gold medal and prize money in New York, Cornelius will possibly have to avenge losses to 2010 world champion Tarsis Humphreys (Alliance) and 2015 world bronze medalist Tim Spriggs (Lloyd Irvin).
Last modified: November 17, 2017