The 2022 Lightweight edition of the Combat Jiu Jitsu Worlds has just taken place and the tournament has produced some incredible moments that will definitely be remembered for quite some time. This was actually one of the most exciting tournaments that the ruleset has ever seen, with only two out of all sixteen matches needing to go to EBI overtime to decide a winner. Of the two that did, only one of those did not end in a submission and had to be decided by escape time in overtime. Perhaps the most amazing moment of the event actually happened right at the start of the broadcast as the very first match saw Damien Anderson score the very first clean knockout in CJJ history against Adrian Madrid.
Anderson’s teammate and one of the co-founders of B-Team Jiu-Jitsu, Ethan Crelinsten, was also competing at the event and he was equally impressive in his opening match against Adrian Luna. Both Crelinsten and Anderson then submitted their quarter-final opponents in order to book a match between the two teammates in the semi-finals, one that Crelinsten won by armbar. On the other side of the bracket, Keith Krikorian was on his way to becoming the first Combat Jiu Jitsu world champion in two different weightclasses until he came up against Tenth Planet’s Nathan Orchard in the semi-finals and was submitted by a tight Dead Orchard.
That marked the second time that Orchard had used his patented submission at the event and it booked him his place in the final against Crelinsten. It was a tough match between the two men but in the end, Crelinsten emerged victorious by locking up his third rear-naked choke finish of the night. He took the Combat Jiu Jitsu Lightweight World Championship belt home to Austin, Texas and no doubt both him and Anderson will be happy with their performances when they get back to training in the morning.
Combat Jiu Jitsu Lightweight Worlds 2022 Full Results
Ben Eddy defeats Orlando Yeh via Submission – Dead Orchard
Nathan Orchard defeats Trent Ebarb via Submission – Dead Orchard
Diego Lopes defeats Jim Alers via Submission – Armbar (in EBI Overtime)
Jordan Holy defeats Mikey Zindler via Submission – Heel Hook
Keith Krikorian defeats Gian Mastrolorenzo via Submission – Heel Hook
Ethan Crelinsten defeats Adrian Luna via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke
Kieran Kichuk defeats Mikey Gonzalez via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke
David Weintraub defeats Rafael Dias via Decision – Fastest Escape Time in EBI Overtime
Damien Anderson defeats Adrian Madrid via KO – Strikes
Nathan Orchard defeats Diego Lopes via Submission – Armbar
Keith Krikorian defeats Jordan Holy via Submission – Arm Triangle Choke
Ethan Crelinsten defeats Kieran Kichuk via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke
Damien Anderson defeats David Weintraub via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke
Nathan Orchard defeats Keith Krikorian via Submission – Dead Orchard
Ethan Crelinsten defeats Damien Anderson via Submission – Armbar
Ethan Crelinsten defeats Nathan Orchard via Submission – Rear-Naked Choke
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