Keith Krikorian Looks To Become Combat Jiu-Jitsu’s First Double Champ – Moves Up To Lightweight Division

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CJJW Featherweight Champion Keith Krikorian will be looking to become the first Combat Jiu-Jitsu ChampChamp, as he moves up to take on the Lightweights on June 5.

Krikorian, a 10th Planet Black Belt under ​​Richie “Boogeyman” Martinez, won the CJJW Featherweight title in December of 2021. On his path to victory, he submitted every opponent in the tournament, including 3 rear naked choke finishes. Krikorian is continuing to climb the ranks of the jiu-jitsu world, competing at the highest levels at every opportunity. 

Just weeks ago, he won the 66kg division at the ADCC West Coast trials, the biggest trials that ADCC has ever had. And just months ago, he took on Kade Ruotolo for the Grapplefest championship.

The current line-up for CJJW: The Lightweights includes Keith Krikorian, Damien Anderson, Ashley Williams, Kieran Kichuk, Jordan Holy, Jim Alers, Mikey “Rolls” Gonzalez, Diego Lopes, and David Weintraub.

Eddie Bravo announced Krikorian’s commitment to the Lightweights:

“@ethan.crelinsten just jumped in! 🔥 @combatjjworlds THE LIGHTWEIGHTS feat. CJJW Featherweight Champion @keithkrikorian as he attempts to become the first ever CJJW

ChampChamp. Also @bjjdamien @awilliamsbjj @lockandstrangle @holygrailbjj @fightjim @mikeyrolls @diegolopesmma @davidweintraubcjj

LIVE June 5 only on @ufcfightpass 👋🏼🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥”


Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds: The Lightweights streams June 5 on UFC Fight Pass.


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