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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)
  • ADCC US West Coast Trials 3rd Place (2017)

* 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

56 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    21 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

21 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
38
8
#86e620
Armbar
24
5
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
10
2
#d1212a
Choke from back
5
1
#fad11b
Choke
5
1
#f58822
Armlock
5
1
#224aba
Submission
5
1
#ff9124
North South Choke
5
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
5
1
21
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
14
1
#86e620
Flying armbar
14
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
14
1
#d1212a
Armbar
14
1
#fad11b
Darce choke
14
1
#f58822
Guillotine
14
1
#224aba
Gogoplata
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jonathan Satava Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6875Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7060Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7062Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7137Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7300Victor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7516Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7906Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
7995Marcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8243DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds82KGF2015
9070Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9365Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9768Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10032Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10038Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10631Marcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11543Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
11785Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12092Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12218Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12485Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
12686Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
12939DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13469Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13471Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14036Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
6866Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6867Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7053UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7056UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7118Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7293Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7395Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7496Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7499Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7500Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7505Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7507Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7510Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7515Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
7914Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
7915Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
7993Brian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8232Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds82KG8F2015
8238Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds82KG4F2015
8242Marcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds82KGSF2015
8849Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
8851Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9057Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9181Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9358William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9762Brian BeauryWN/AWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10037Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10374Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10379Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10380Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10401Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10620Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10626Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10629Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11531Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11533Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11541Aaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11542Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11596Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11597Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11598Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
11774Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12058Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12076Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12088Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12094Oliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12190AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12191AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12214Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12215Nuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12220Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
12678Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
12937Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13466Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13468Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
13798John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14032Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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