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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:

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

Main Achievements (Main Achievements):

  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2012 purple, 2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2012 purple, 2013/2014 brown)
  • IBJJF New York Spring International Open Champion (2014** brown)
  • IBJJF New York Summer International Open Champion (2014 brown)
  • 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)

* 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

72 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (6%)
  • 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
Armlock
4
1
#f58822
Submission
4
1
#224aba
Arm in ezekiel
4
1
#ff9124
North South Choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Kneebar
4
1
#22c9a5
Choke from back
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
31 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    15 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (26%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (10%)
  • 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
6940Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7126Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7128Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7206Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7370Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7594Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7991Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8090Marcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8344DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9191Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9491Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9893Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10161Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10167Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10793Marcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11764Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12007Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12328Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12454Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12730Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
12939Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13200DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13800Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13805Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14426Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
14873Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15135Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
15725Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
15734Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16105Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16388Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
6931Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6932Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7119UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7122UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7187Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7363Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7467Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7571Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7574Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7575Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7583Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7585Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7588Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7593Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
7999Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8000Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8088Brian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8333Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8339Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8343Marcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
8958Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
8960Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9178Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9302Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9484William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9887Brian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10166Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10533Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10538Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10539Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10560Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10782Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10788Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10791Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11752Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11754Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11762Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11763Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11817Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11818Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11819Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
11996Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12294Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12312Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12324Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12330Oliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12426AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12427AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12450Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12451Nuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12457Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
12931Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13198Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13797Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13799Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14155John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14422Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14654Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14656Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15484Higor DinizWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15549Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15551Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
15720Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
15721Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
15732Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16084Robby MalofWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16097Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16387Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17529Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17535Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17541Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
17545David GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
17548Jason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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