Gordon Ryan vs. Keenan Cornelius Set For August 13th Grappling Industries Event

Grappling Industries CEO David Aguzzi has announced a super fight between Keenan Cornelius and Gordon Ryan for the August 13th Grappling Industries tournament at Baruch College in New York City.

The super fight between the two high-level American grapplers will be a no-gi, no-time-limit, submission-only match.

It will be streamed live online. Details will be coming soon.

Cornelius, who trains under Andre Galvao at Atos in San Diego, is one of the most decorated Americans on the international grappling circuit. The 23-year-old’s major accomplishments include winning the 2014 No-Gi World Championship, 2015 Pan-American Championship, and placing second at the 2015 ADCC World Championships. He is no stranger to the no-gi, no-time-limit, submission-only format.

In 2013, Cornelius went undefeated en route to winning The BJJ Kumite competition. He took on the top brown belt competitors from around the world using the same no-time-limit, submission-only format. Additionally, Cornelius has been a longtime rival of Ryan’s coach and mentor Garry Tonon.

Gordon Ryan, the 20-year-old BJJ prodigy, established himself as one of the leaders of the new school with impressive overtime victories over ADCC champion Yuri Simoes and ADCC bronze medalist Rustam Chsiev to win the sixth edition of the Eddie Bravo Invitational.

The Brunswick BJJ/Ocean County BJJ product, who recently earned his black belt from Garry Tonon, Tom DeBlass, and John Danaher, has built an impressive resume that includes winning the 2015 Brown Belt No-Gi World Championship, Grapplers Quest Championship, NAGA World Championship, PGL Championship, and silver medal at the ADCC North American Trials.

His 14-year old brother, Nicky Ryan, is also scheduled to compete in a super fight promoted by Grappling Industries in the near future.

Grappling Industries is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission wrestling tournament promotion with events in Canada, The United States, and Australia. The tournaments follow round robin formatting, meaning that all adult competitors get four fights and all kids get three fights just for signing up for a division. That means if you compete in both gi and no-gi, you could get more than eight fights. It also allows you to fight many different people you’ve never competed against before, giving you the experience you deserve.

The round robin brackets are followed by playoffs between the top competitors in the bracket, just like in professional sports. This allows competitors to fight as much as possible in a professional atmosphere. Click here to learn more and register for Grappling Industries.


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