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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

46 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (4%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    41 (89%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

41 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
41
17
#86e620
Outside heel hook
27
11
#5AD3D1
Armbar
5
2
#d1212a
RNC
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
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (45%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (27%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
33
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle armlock
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jason Rau Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11348PJ BarchPJ BarchLArmbarShow the ArtN/AN/A2016
11695PJ BarchPJ BarchLInside heel hookSapateiro 1072KGSF2017
14746Dan MartinezLEBI/OTOlympus Inv.ABSF2018
14758Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesLEBI/OTFinishers 585KGSPF2018
17166Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17178M. LutesLPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 377KG3RD2018
18057Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
18996W. TackettLPts: 4x2ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
22357Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABS4F2019
23551Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoLPts: 3x0Jitz King84KG4F2020
23850William TackettWilliam TackettLTriangle armlockWNO 485KGSPF2020
9452Javier YamuniWPointsNY Spring NGO85KGF2016
11361Quentin RosensweigWInside heel hookSub SpectrumN/ASPF2017
11362Aaron HarrisWArmlockGrappling Ind.N/ARR2017
11363Todd MuckenheimWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.N/ARR2017
11364Guybson SaGuybson SaWInside heel hook843 InvitationalABSSPF2017
11458Werther MericalesWOutside heel hookSapateiro 8N/AN/A2017
11459Chase HannahWOutside heel hookSapateiro 8N/AN/A2017
11691Bryan TidwellWTriangle armbarSapateiro 1072KGR12017
11693Danilo BergenerWOutside heel hookSapateiro 1072KG4F2017
11697Josh HaydenWInside heel hookSapateiro 11N/ASPF2017
13616Matteo MartinezWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.FABS2017
14738Adam ColaralieWInside heel hookRISE I77KG4F2017
14739James HassemanWOutside heel hookRISE I77KGSF2017
14740Alex OliveiraWInside heel hookRISE I77KGF2017
14741Chris SchlesingerWOutside heel hookRISE 277KGSPF2017
14742Elijah CarltonWInside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSR12018
14743Stuart CoxWOutside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSR22018
14744Kevin GallagherWKneebarOlympus Inv.ABS4F2018
14745Rob DonofrioWInside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSSF2018
14747Quentin RosensweigWKatagatamePilgrim Inv.N/ASPF2018
17169Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWInside heel hookKasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17177PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 10x3Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17582Leon JacksonWInside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17583Inacio SantosWOutside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17584Christian BanghartWOutside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17587J. BlankWArmbarRISE 377KGSF2018
17591Mike PadillaWRNCRISE 4N/ASPF2018
17593Mansher KheraMansher KheraWReferee DecisionRISE 577KGSPF2018
18039Calon SabinoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
18046D. MairaWHeel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18048Michael ArrietaWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18055G. LavaggiWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18056Dustin AkbariWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGSF2018
18984Javier CardenasWFootlockADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18989Gustavo BessaWKimuraADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18990Josh BacallauWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
20735Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWInside heel hookRise Invitational77KGSPF2019
22345Quentin RosensweigWStraight ankle lockBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
22352Joe BaizeWOutside heel hookBJJ FanaticsABSR22019
23543JB BetchloffWOutside heel hookJitz King84KGR12020
23716Andrew FrancoWOutside heel hookSOGIABSR12020
23718Samuel BarbosaWArmbarSOGIABS4F2020
23720Luis CabreiraWAnaconda chokeSOGIABSSF2020
23722Matt SecorWInside heel hookSOGIABSF2020
24012Bassil HafezWReferee DecisionF2W 15488KGSPF2020
24766JZ CavalcanteWReferee DecisionF2W 16183KGSPF2021

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