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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

102 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    48 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    42 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

42 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
26
11
#86e620
Armbar
14
6
#5AD3D1
Katagatame
10
4
#d1212a
Guillotine
10
4
#fad11b
Choke
7
3
#f58822
North South Choke
7
3
#224aba
Triangle
5
2
#ff9124
Kneebar
5
2
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
2
1
#22c9a5
Armlock
2
1
#fad223
Submission
2
1
#03861f
Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
#039a1f
Crucifix choke
2
1
#03b41f
Reverse triangle
2
1
#03c61f
Short choke
2
1
42
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    20 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
25
3
#86e620
Choke from back
17
2
#5AD3D1
Flying armbar
8
1
#d1212a
Reverse triangle
8
1
#fad11b
Wristlock
8
1
#f58822
Botinha
8
1
#224aba
Darce choke
8
1
#ff9124
Guillotine
8
1
#bf1f6c
Gogoplata
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jonathan Satava Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7027Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7214Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7216Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7294Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7458Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7686Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8083Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8183Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8437DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9297Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9602Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
10007Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10280Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10286Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLArmbarNY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10921Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11949Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12193Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12523Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12651Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12934Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami SPO82KGF2017
13149Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13418DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
14023Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
14028Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14689Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15211Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15499Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
16151Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
16160Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16543Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16866Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
21866Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
22888Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
28160Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLArmbarCharlotte Open82KGF2021
28172Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 2x0Charlotte OpenABS4F2021
28880Kody SteeleKody SteeleLPts: 0x0, PenADCC EC Trials77KG4F2021
31474William TackettWilliam TackettLReverse triangleADCC WC Trials77KG4F2022
38522Pedro MaiaPedro MaiaLPts: 2x0Pan American82KG4F2023
40220Breno DamieriLPts: 5x0B Raton Open82KGSF2023
40233Pedro MouraLWristlockB Raton OpenABSF2023
41884Francisco LoFrancisco LoLPts: 2x0Dallas SNGOABSSF2023
46770Matheus ChedidLPts: 2x0NOrleans Open82KGRR2024
7018Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
7019Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7207UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7210UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7275Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7451Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7559Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7663Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7666Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7667Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7675Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7677Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7680Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7685Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8091Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8092Sean RobertsSean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8181Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8426Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8432Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8436Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
9062Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9064Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9284Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9408Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9595William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
10001Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10285Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10658Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10663Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10664Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10685Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10910Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10916Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10919Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11937Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11939Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11947Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11948Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
12002Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
12003Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
12004Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12182Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12488Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12498N/AWChokeADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12507Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12519Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12525Oliver TazaOliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12623AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12624AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12647Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12648Nuno MartinsNuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12654Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
13141Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13416Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
14020Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
14022Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14396John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14685Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14981Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14983Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15888Higor DinizWArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15967Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15969Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16146Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
16147Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
16158Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16522Robby MalofWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16535Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16865Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
18128Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
18135Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18142Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18147David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18150Jason RauJason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
21327K. SteeleWReferee DecisionF2W 12179KGSPF2019
22875Bobby MalofWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019
28158Christopher RyanWNorth south chokeCharlotte Open82KG4F2021
28159Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasWPts: 2x2, AdvCharlotte Open82KGSF2021
28168Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWPts: 14x0Charlotte OpenABSR12021
28274Michael SalazarWPts: 5x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12021
28276Daniel SethWKatagatameNoGi Worlds79KGR22021
28289Stephen SimmsWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KG8F2021
28832Bobby whitherWPointsADCC EC Trials77KGR22021
28850Nathan StatonWTriangleADCC EC Trials77KGR32021
28864Joe SoleckiWPts: 7x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR42021
28875M. HansonWRNCADCC EC Trials77KGR52021
31414Nicholas ReinerWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12022
31431Jimmy AltmanWNorth south chokeADCC WC Trials77KGR22022
31448Rob SullivanWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32022
31465Christos PapadelosWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR42022
31473Bobby MalofWPts: 0x0, PenADCC WC Trials77KG8F2022
37079Austin OrandayAustin OrandayWReferee DecisionElevate SSN/ASPF2023
37832Vinicius CoimbraWKatagatameMemphis Open82KGSF2023
37833Vinicius WongWTriangleMemphis Open82KGF2023
38517Lucas BritoWPts: 4x0Pan American82KGR12023
40228Nicholas MartinezWCrucifix chokeB Raton OpenABSR12023
40229Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWKatagatameB Raton OpenABS4F2023
41881Markus ViniciusWReverse triangleDallas SNGO79KGF2023
41883Andre SenaWGuillotineDallas SNGOABS4F2023
43707Joseph SindoniWShort chokeADCC ECTrials77KGR12023
43725S. TavolaroWKatagatameADCC ECTrials77KGR22023
46771Lucas AlcantaraWKneebarNOrleans Open82KGRR2024
46772Matheus ChedidWPts: 0x0, AdvNOrleans Open82KGF2024
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