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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

74 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    25 (34%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (7%)
  • 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
33 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (12%)
  • 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
6999Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7186Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7188Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7266Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7430Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7658Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8055Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8155Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8409DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9267Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9570Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9974Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10247Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10253Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10887Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11892Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12136Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12465Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12593Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12876Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13088Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13353DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13953Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13958Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14609Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15114Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15403Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
16054Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
16063Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16442Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16752Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
21566Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
22512Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
6990Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6991Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7179UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7182UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7247Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7423Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7531Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7635Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7638Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7639Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7647Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7649Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7652Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7657Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8063Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8064Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8153Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8398Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8404Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8408Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
9034Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9036Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9254Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9378Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9563William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9968Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10252Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10625Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10630Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10631Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10652Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10876Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10882Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10885Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11880Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11882Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11890Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11891Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11945Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11946Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11947Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12125Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12431Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12449Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12461Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12467O. TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12565AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12566AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12589Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12590Nuno MartinsNuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12596Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
13080Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13351Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13950Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13952Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14317John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14605Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14891Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14893Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15792Higor DinizWArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15871Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15873Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16049Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
16050Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
16061Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16421Robby MalofWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16434Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16751Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17968Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17975Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17982Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
17987David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
17990Jason RauJason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
21054K. SteeleWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12179KGSPF2019
22499Bobby MalofWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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