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Jonathan Satava

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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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

25 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
36
9
#86e620
Armbar
24
6
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
8
2
#d1212a
Choke
8
2
#fad11b
Arm in Ezekiel
4
1
#f58822
North South Choke
4
1
#224aba
Kneebar
4
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
4
1
#bf1f6c
Armlock
4
1
#22c9a5
Submission
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
2
#86e620
Botinha
13
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Darce choke
13
1
#fad11b
Guillotine
13
1
#f58822
Gogoplata
13
1
#224aba
Flying armbar
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jonathan Satava Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7009Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7196Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7198Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7276Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7440Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7668Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8065Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8165Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8419DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9279Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9584Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9989Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10262Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10268Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10903Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11926Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12170Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12499Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12627Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12910Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13125Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13394DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13996Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
14001Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14656Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15163Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15451Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
16102Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
16111Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16493Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16811Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
21724Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
22718Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
7000Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
7001Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7189UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7192UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7257Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7433Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7541Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7645Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7648Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7649Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7657Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7659Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7662Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7667Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8073Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8074Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8163Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8408Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8414Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8418Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
9044Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9046Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9266Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9390Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9577William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9983Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10267Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10640Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10645Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10646Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10667Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10892Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10898Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10901Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11914Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11916Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11924Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11925Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11979Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11980Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11981Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12159Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12465Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12483Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12495Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12501Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12599AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12600AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12623Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12624Nuno MartinsNuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12630Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
13117Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13392Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13993Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13995Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14364John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14652Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14940Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14942Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15840Higor DinizWArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15919Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15921Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16097Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
16098Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
16109Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16472Robby MalofWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16485Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16810Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
18042Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
18049Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18056Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18061David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18064Jason RauJason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
21195K. SteeleWReferee DecisionF2W 12179KGSPF2019
22705Bobby MalofWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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