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Jason Rau

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Jason Rau is a professional grappler and a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Matt Serra, who also worked extensively with John Danaher at the famous Blue Basement training facility (Renzo Gracie Academy NYC). Rau gained notoriety in the sport while competing mainly in the American East Coast submission-only circuit, with notable wins over PJ Barch, Josh Hayden, Victor Silvério, Mansher Khera and more.

Jason Rau Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jason P Rau

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > Matt Serra > Jason Rau

Main Achievements:

  • RISE Invitational Tournament 170 lbs Belt (2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place RISE Invitational Tournament (2017)
  • 1st Place Sapateiro 8 Invitational (2017)
  • 2nd Place ADCC East Coast Trials (2018)
  • 2nd Place Olympus Invitational (2018)
  • 4th Place Kasai Pro III (2018)

Favorite Position/Technique: Heel Hook

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Serra JJ / RGA

Jason Rau Biography

Jason Rau was born on October 3, 1989, in Long Island, New York, United States of America where he was raised.

Wrestling was the first grappling sport practiced by Jason, which he did during his high school days. Jiu-jitsu would take over later in his life, at the age of 20 (early 2010), after a friend invited him to a class. A late age to start for someone with professional aspirations, but Rau hit the ground running and almost immediately started competing.

Quickly climbing the ranks of the sport, much of Rau’s success is awarded to a prime grappling education, which Jason received from the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Matt Serra – his first coach and the man who followed him from white to black belt.

Fully embedded in grappling culture Jason quickly moved away from traditional gi jiu-jitsu and to submission-grappling or submission-only, as it became known, given how Rau prioritized the finishing aspect of jiu-jitsu. His quick progress saw him earning his black belt on February 16, 2016.

After earning his black belt Rau started training more regularly with John Danaher in New York City – Danaher who had been a training partner of Serra for many years at the Renzo Gracie Academy. Jason would quickly climb the ranks of the Danaher Death Squad (John’s elite group of students), and go on to compete in important events such as Kasai Pro and the BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix.

Jason Rau Grappling Record

44 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (5%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (93%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
41
17
#86e620
Outside heel hook
27
11
#5AD3D1
RNC
5
2
#d1212a
Armbar
5
2
#fad11b
Heel hook
2
1
#f58822
Footlock
2
1
#224aba
Kimura
2
1
#ff9124
Straight ankle lock
2
1
#bf1f6c
Anaconda choke
2
1
#22c9a5
Armlock
2
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
2
1
#03861f
Kneebar
2
1
#039a1f
Katagatame
2
1
41
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (30%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jason Rau Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11334PJ BarchPJ BarchLArmbarShow the ArtN/AN/A2016
11675PJ BarchPJ BarchLInside heel hookSapateiro 1072KGSF2017
14712Dan MartinezLEBI/OTOlympus Inv.ABSF2018
14724Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesLEBI/OTFinishers 585KGSPF2018
17124Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17136M. LutesLPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 377KG3RD2018
18008Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
18933W. TackettLPts: 4x2ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
22220Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABS4F2019
23323P. MarinhoLPts: 3x0Jitz King84KG4F2020
9444Javier YamuniWPointsNY Spring NGO85KGF2016
11341Quentin RosensweigWInside heel hookSub SpectrumN/ASPF2017
11342Aaron HarrisWArmlockGrappling Ind.N/ARR2017
11343Todd MuckenheimWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.N/ARR2017
11344Guybson SaGuybson SaWInside heel hook843 InvitationalABSSPF2017
11438Werther MericalesWOutside heel hookSapateiro 8N/AN/A2017
11439Chase HannahWOutside heel hookSapateiro 8N/AN/A2017
11671Bryan TidwellWTriangle armbarSapateiro 1072KGR12017
11673Danilo BergenerWOutside heel hookSapateiro 1072KG4F2017
11677Josh HaydenWInside heel hookSapateiro 11N/ASPF2017
13584Matteo MartinezWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.FABS2017
14704Adam ColaralieWInside heel hookRISE I77KG4F2017
14705James HassemanWOutside heel hookRISE I77KGSF2017
14706Alex OliveiraWInside heel hookRISE I77KGF2017
14707Chris SchlesingerWOutside heel hookRISE 277KGSPF2017
14708Elijah CarltonWInside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSR12018
14709Stuart CoxWOutside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSR22018
14710Kevin GallagherWKneebarOlympus Inv.ABS4F2018
14711Rob DonofrioWInside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSSF2018
14713Quentin RosensweigWKatagatamePilgrim Inv.N/ASPF2018
17127Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWInside heel hookKasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17135PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 10x3Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17534Leon JacksonWInside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17535Inacio SantosWOutside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17536Christian BanghartWOutside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17539J. BlankWArmbarRISE 377KGSF2018
17543Mike PadillaWRNCRISE 4N/ASPF2018
17545Mansher KheraMansher KheraWReferee DecisionRISE 577KGSPF2018
17990Calon SabinoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17997D. MairaWHeel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17999Michael ArrietaWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18006G. LavaggiWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18007Dustin AkbariWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGSF2018
18921Javier CardenasWFootlockADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18926Gustavo BessaWKimuraADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18927Josh BacallauWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
20651Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWInside heel hookRise Invitational77KGSPF2019
22210Quentin RosensweigWStraight ankle lockBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
22216Joe BaizeWOutside heel hookBJJ FanaticsABSR22019
23316JB BetchloffWOutside heel hookJitz King84KGR12020
23477Andrew FrancoWOutside heel hookSOGIABSR12020
23479Samuel BarbosaWArmbarSOGIABS4F2020
23481Luis CabreiraWAnaconda chokeSOGIABSSF2020
23483Matt SecorWInside heel hookSOGIABSF2020

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