Did Keenan just lose to new BB Roberto Jiminez ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Evenflow80, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Evenflow80 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    65
    Just saw Robertos IG. Anyone watch that match ?? Keenan just got subbed too last I
    Month. Damn.

    Edit : it's on youtube but not gonna link it in case its pirated. Intense match !!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2020
  2. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    79
    Yes he did.

    He also got berimboloed lol.
     
  3. winterbike Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,140
    Likes Received:
    66
    He lost, but it was back and forth the whole time, not a bad showing for him at all.
     
  4. Evenflow80 Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Messages:
    2,043
    Likes Received:
    65
    Jiminez is a beast but this is a guy that was still a purple belt by the end of 2018. Damn.
     
  5. tekkenfan Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2017
    Messages:
    6,801
    Likes Received:
    219
    inb4 colored belts try and say hes done!!!!!!
     
  6. FatherSauce Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    4
    Man, Roberto is a beast. He's dominated divisions since he was barely a teenager. Sure he's a new black belt, but he's been doing jiujitsu and competing in it for most of his life. I was super hyped when I saw that he beat Keenan.
     
  7. NSchoke Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    50


    He didn't get his back taken which is what he's saying doesn't work.
     
  8. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    79
    He got clearly swept twice tho. I watched it only once so I don't know, but I remember in the second attempt in particular Jimenenz exposed his back but Keenan managed to invert away or something.

    However we want to put it, no easy defense as in the video above anyway
     
  9. NSchoke Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    50
    I just watched again. He did almost exactly what he shows around the 6 minute mark of that video on both attacks. He got his hips away and Jiminez came up when he couldn't get back exposure.
     
  10. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    79
    I mean I don't want to be pedantic, but at 6 minute mark of your video he just came back on top and went to a kind of top deep half. How is it almost the same of being swept twice and having to invert out to avoid your back being taken?

    Like ok, it's undoubtedly a good defence to not give up the back but if you concede the sweep anyway.. I don't know, I think all his point about berimbolo being so useless as he passed it to be at the times he made the video kinda fades away..
     
  11. yetanother Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    5,554
    Likes Received:
    155
    Jimmenez inverted into a full bolo twice. Keenan actually tried the technique on his youtube and it turned out to it DID NOT WORK at all an Jimmenez just entered the bolo.
     
  12. NSchoke Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    50
    All he talks about in the video is the bolo as a back take. For a while that's what it was, some guys wouldn't come on top, they would only go to the back. Rafa used to do this in some matches.

    This is what I think of when I think of berimbolo, to me he defended.

    Keenan was much closer in his back take attempts.

    He seemed like he was playing fairly loose. I think a match at a big tournament would look different.

    Both guys looked good.
     
  13. NSchoke Green Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,363
    Likes Received:
    50


    Here's "The real berimbolo". He did not do this.
     
  14. yetanother Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    5,554
    Likes Received:
    155
    Keenan on his video was claiming that the inversion into berimbolo was garbage. That work. Jimmenez got into the berimbolo position. Sure he took the sweep rather then the back, but he isn't know as a berimbolo wizard.
     
  15. Os3y3ris Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2003
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    ATL Ho
    That's how its always worked. The invincible hero steez was IBJJF marketing. I think Buchecha would lose more if he stepped outside.
     
  16. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    79
    He clearly exposed keenan's back in his second attempt even if for a fraction. Plus he pinned his hips to the ground both times. His defence looked nothing like the stuff he did in the instructional
     
  17. yetanother Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    5,554
    Likes Received:
    155
    He tried the defense on YouTube on the second bolo it just didn't do shit.
     
  18. Solidus Snake Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Messages:
    2,264
    Likes Received:
    79
    Yeah I mean the last second inversion he used to avoid the back take looked like something entirely else. As you said the one of the video did nothing.
     
  19. DatCutman Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    9
    He may soon discover running a gym, website, all his other side shit, AND competing at the highest level may result in stretching himself too thin.

    That said, Meregali also got scissored to death. Bunch of upsets. Could be that the new guard is filled with terrors, could be that the older guard doesnt care about "Who wants to be #1" medals.

    All that aside...once is a coincidence, but two points make a line. Keenan isn't doing so hot.
     
  20. ens189 ELI-te Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    9,694
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Not apologizing
    I really wasn't expecting this. Kudos to Roberto.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.