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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

73 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (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
Choke
8
2
#d1212a
Guillotine
8
2
#fad11b
Choke from back
4
1
#f58822
Armlock
4
1
#224aba
Submission
4
1
#ff9124
Arm in ezekiel
4
1
#bf1f6c
North South Choke
4
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
4
1
25
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (25%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
25
2
#86e620
Flying armbar
13
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
13
1
#d1212a
Armbar
13
1
#fad11b
Darce choke
13
1
#f58822
Guillotine
13
1
#224aba
Gogoplata
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jonathan Satava Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6997Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7183Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7185Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7263Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7427Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7655Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8052Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8152Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8406DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9253Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9554Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9957Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10230Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10236Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10869Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11864Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12107Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12430Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12558Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12837Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13049Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13311DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13911Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13916Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14560Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15055Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15335Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
15974Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
15983Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16360Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16666Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
21347Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
6988Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6989Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7176UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7179UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7244Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7420Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7528Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7632Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7635Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7636Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7644Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7646Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7649Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7654Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8060Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8061Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8150Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8395Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8401Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8405Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
9021Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9023Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9240Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9364Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9547William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9951Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10235Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10608Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10613Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10614Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10635Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10858Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10864Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10867Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11852Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11854Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11862Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11863Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11917Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11918Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11919Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12096Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12396Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12414Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12426Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12432Oliver TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12530AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12531AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12554Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12555Nuno MartinsNuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12561Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
13041Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13309Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13908Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13910Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14272John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14556Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14832Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14834Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15719Higor DinizWArm in ezekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15798Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15800Gabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
15969Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
15970Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
15981Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16339Robby MalofWPointsWorld Champ.82KGR12018
16352Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16665Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17860Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17867Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17874Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
17879David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
17882Jason RauJason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
20860K. SteeleWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12179KGSPF2019

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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