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Jonathan Satava

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:

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2012 purple, 2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (20128 purple, 2013/2014 brown)
  • UAEJJF New York Pro Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Canada National Pro Champion (2017**)
  • IBJJF New York Spring International Open Champion (2014** brown, 2015)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Open Champion (2014 brown, 2015**)
  • IBJJF New York Summer No-Gi International Open Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF New York International Open Championship 2nd Place (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Open 2nd Place (2013 purple)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2014* brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion 3rd Place (2012 purple, 2015)
  • IBJJF New York Summer No-GI International Open 3rd Place (2015 absolute)

* 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 taken by John Ricard.

Jonathan Satava Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

19 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
37
7
#86e620
Armbar
26
5
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
11
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
1
#fad11b
Choke
5
1
#f58822
Armlock
5
1
#224aba
North South Choke
5
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Gogoplata
20
1
#86e620
Botinha
20
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
20
1
#d1212a
Darce choke
20
1
#fad11b
Guillotine
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jonathan Satava Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6767Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS1/4F2015
6948Vagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
6949Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7024Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG1/4F2015
7186Victor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG1/8F2015
7402Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7790Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
7879Marcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8124DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2015
8941Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG1/8F2016
9236Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG1/8F2016
9638Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG1/8F2016
9902Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
9908Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10482Marcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11361Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
11602Joshua HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG1/8F2017
6758Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG1/4F2015
6759Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
6943UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG1/8F2015
6945UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG1/4F2015
7005Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7179Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7281Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7382Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG1/4F2015
7385Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7386Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7391Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7393Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7396Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7401Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS1/4F2015
7798Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
7799Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
7877Brian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG1/4F2015
8113Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds82KG1/8F2015
8119Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds82KG1/4F2015
8123Marcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds82KGSF2015
8720Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
8722Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
8928Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9052Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9229William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9632Brian BeauryWN/AWorld Champ.82KGR22016
9907Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS1/4F2016
10229Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG1/4F2016
10234Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10235Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10256Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10471Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10477Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG1/4F2016
10480Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11349Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11351Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11359Aaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG1/4F2017
11360Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11413Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11414Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11415Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
11590Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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