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Jonathan Satava is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under the legendary Marcelo Garcia, being part of the golden generation of grapplers produced inside Garcia’s New York Academy, a team which includes Satava, Dillon Danis, Matheus Diniz, Mansher Khera, Marcos Tinoco and Dominyka Obelenyte. Regarded as one of the top prospects in the 82kg (181lbs) weight class after his wins at the World (No-Gi) and Pan American Championships (Gi + No-Gi) in the lower belt divisions of the sport, Jonathan Satava solidified this claim in his 1st year competing as a black belt, with victories over established names of the grappling world such as Kayron Gracie, Marcelo Mafra and Marcos de Souza to name a few.

Jonathan Satava Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jonathan T. Satava

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fabio Gurgel >Marcelo Garcia > Jonathan Satava

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC US East Coast Trials (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF New York Pro (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Canada National Pro (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Summer Open (2015**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Summer Open No-Gi (2015)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2016/2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF New York Summer Open No-Gi (2015*)
  • 3rd Place ADCC US West Coast Trials (2017)

Main Achievements (Main Achievements):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2012 purple, 2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2012 purple, 2013/2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2014** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Summer Open (2014 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF New York Open (2013 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF New York Summer Open (2013 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2012 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2012 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: North-South Choke

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Jonathan Satava Biography

Jonathan Satava was born in East Patchogue, New York (USA) on September 2, 1989.

While growing up Jonathan became an avid sports fan, gearing particularly towards skateboarding. He also tried to enter the freestyle wrestling world on two occasions, though those would abruptly be put to a stop: On his first attempt, Satava made his middle school team, competing on 3 occasions. His run that year would end due to an injury to the shoulder that forced him out for the remainder of the season. In high school, Jon returned to practice but broke his collarbone training before the start of the season. After such unfortunate injuries, his family convinced him to end his wrestling aspirations.

Satava returned to grappling at the age of 18, in his freshman year at college for the Stonybrook University – October 2007. The university ran an MMA class in the basement of it’s the racquetball courts, which caught the interest of Jonathan. When he first stepped into the room, he was informed that it was in fact a jiu-jitsu club and not a mixed martial arts one. Even though this was not Satava’s first choice, he did the class and enjoyed it, deciding to join the team.

Krishna Mirjah ran the jiu-jitsu class, becoming Jonathan’s instructor for a period of 3 years, with his coaching talent becoming a tremendous influence in shaping Jonathan’s own grappling style.

The group ran by Mr. Mirjah worked predominantly in a no-gi environment, where Jonathan together with his training partner Eddie Cummings developed their interest for this aspect of jiu-jitsu. Cummings, like Satava, would later become a revered figure in the sport.

As a blue belt, Jonathan switched camps and started working under Marcelo Garcia‘s supervision, a 5x IBJJF World Champion and 4x ADCC champion. With a similar body type and mobility to that of his instructor and plenty of success on the competitive scene, Satava quickly raised the interest of the general grappling audience as “Marcelo’s jiu-jitsu doppelganger”.

5 years into his training under Marcelo Garcia and after one of his best competitive years (2014) when Jonathan conquered important titles such as World No-Gi Champion, Pan American Champion, and Pan American No-Gi Champion, Satava was promoted to black belt (Jan. 2015).

His first year as black belt cemented Jonathan Satava as one of the top middleweights in jiu-jitsu with strong performances and medals at some of the world’s toughest tournaments such as a 2nd Place at the World No-Gi Championship, 3rd Place at the Pan American No-Gi Champion as well as important gold medals in the IBJJF New York Opens.

Banner photo was taken by John Ricard.

Jonathan Satava Modern Butterfly Guard

Jonathan Satava Grappling Record

81 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    45 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
33
9
#86e620
Armbar
22
6
#5AD3D1
Choke
7
2
#d1212a
Submission
7
2
#fad11b
North South Choke
7
2
#f58822
Guillotine
7
2
#224aba
Choke from back
4
1
#ff9124
Armlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
35 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    17 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
22
2
#86e620
Armbar
22
2
#5AD3D1
Flying armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Botinha
11
1
#fad11b
Darce choke
11
1
#f58822
Guillotine
11
1
#224aba
Gogoplata
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jonathan Satava Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7008Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7195Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7197Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7275Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7439Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7667Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8064Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8164Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8418DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9278Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9583Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9988Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10261Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10267Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10902Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11925Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12169Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12498Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12626Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12909Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13124Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13393DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13997Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
14002Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14657Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15169Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15457Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
16108Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
16117Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16499Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16817Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
21751Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
22750Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
27923Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLArmbarCharlotte Open82KGF2021
27935Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 2x0Charlotte OpenABS4F2021
6999Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
7000Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7188UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7191UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7256Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7432Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7540Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7644Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7647Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7648Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7656Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7658Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7661Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7666Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8072Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8073Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8162Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8407Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8413Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8417Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
9043Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9045Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9265Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9389Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9576William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9982Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10266Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10639Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10644Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10645Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10666Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10891Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10897Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10900Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11913Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11915Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11923Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11924Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11978Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11979Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11980Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12158Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12464Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12482Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12494Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12500Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12598AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12599AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12622Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12623Nuno MartinsNuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12629Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
13116Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13391Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13994Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13996Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14365John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14653Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14941Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14943Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15846Higor DinizWArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15925Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15927Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16103Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
16104Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
16115Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16478Robby MalofWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16491Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16816Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
18053Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
18060Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18067Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18072David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18075Jason RauJason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
21222K. SteeleWReferee DecisionF2W 12179KGSPF2019
22737Bobby MalofWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
27921Christopher RyanWNorth south chokeCharlotte Open82KG4F2021
27922Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasWPts: 2x2, AdvCharlotte Open82KGSF2021
27931Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 14x0Charlotte OpenABSR12021
28034Michael SalazarWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12021
28036Daniel SethWSubmissionNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28049Stephen SimmsWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28050Stephen SimmsWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2021

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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