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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
Submission
4
1
#f58822
Arm in ezekiel
4
1
#224aba
North South Choke
4
1
#ff9124
Kneebar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
4
1
#22c9a5
Armlock
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
6975Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7161Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7163Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7241Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7405Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7633Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8030Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8130Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8384DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9232Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9532Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9936Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10204Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10210Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10843Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11826Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12069Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12392Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12518Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12797Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13007Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13268DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13867Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13872Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14509Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
14990Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15270Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
15909Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
15918Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16295Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16600Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
6966Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6967Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7154UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7157UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7222Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7398Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7506Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7610Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7613Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7614Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7622Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7624Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7627Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7632Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8038Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8039Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8128Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8373Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8379Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8383Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
8999Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9001Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9219Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9343Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9525William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9930Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10209Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10582Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10587Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10588Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10609Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10832Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10838Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10841Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11814Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11816Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11824Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11825Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11879Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11880Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11881Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12058Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12358Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12376Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12388Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12394Oliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12490AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12491AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12514Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12515Nuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12521Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
12999Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13266Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13864Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13866Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14225John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14505Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14767Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14769Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15654Higor DinizWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15733Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15735Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
15904Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
15905Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
15916Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16274Robby MalofWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16287Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16599Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17775Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17782Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17789Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
17794David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
17797Jason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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