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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
North South Choke
4
1
#f58822
Kneebar
4
1
#224aba
Choke from back
4
1
#ff9124
Armlock
4
1
#bf1f6c
Submission
4
1
#22c9a5
Arm in ezekiel
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
6929Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7115Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7117Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7195Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7359Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7583Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
7980Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8079Marcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8333DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9176Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9473Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9875Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10143Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10149Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10766Marcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11731Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
11974Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12290Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12416Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12690Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
12895Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13156DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13741Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13746Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14355Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
14799Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15058Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
15645Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
15654Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16025Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16308Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
6920Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6921Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7108UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7111UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7176Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7352Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7456Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7560Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7563Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7564Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7572Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7574Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7577Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7582Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
7988Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
7989Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8077Brian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8322Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8328Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8332Marcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
8945Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
8947Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9163Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9287Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9466William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9869Brian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10148Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10506Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10511Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10512Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10533Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10755Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10761Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10764Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11719Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11721Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11729Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11730Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11784Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11785Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11786Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
11963Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12256Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12274Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12286Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12292Oliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12388AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12389AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12412Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12413Nuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12419Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
12887Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13154Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13738Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13740Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14087John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14351Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14583Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14585Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15405Higor DinizWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15471Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15473Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
15640Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
15641Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
15652Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16004Robby MalofWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16017Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16307Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17400Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17406Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17412Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
17416David GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
17419Jason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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