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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
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
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
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
6998Tanner RiceTanner RiceLAdvNY Spring OpenABS4F2015
7185Vagner RochaVagner RochaLPointsADCC US Trials77KGSF2015
7187Sergio ArdilaSergio ArdilaLBotinhaADCC US Trials77KG3RD2015
7265Javier YamuniLArmbarBoston Spring Open82KG4F2015
7429Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 3x0World Champ.82KG8F2015
7657Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPts: 4x0NY No Gi OpenABSSF2015
8054Dan SchonLDarce chokeGT Open82KGSPF2015
8154Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLPts: 4x0NoGi Pan Ams82KGSF2015
8408DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 3x0NoGi Worlds79KGF2015
9266Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American82KG8F2016
9569Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9973Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 10x0World Champ.82KG8F2016
10246Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPointsNY Summer Open82KGSF2016
10252Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLN/ANY NoGi OpenABSSF2016
10886Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraLGuillotineNoGi Worlds79KGF2016
11891Helton JoseHelton JoseLPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12135Josh HingerJosh HingerLGogoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12464Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KGSF2017
12592Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLPts: 2x0World Pro77KGSF2017
12875Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPts: 3x0Miami Spring Open82KGF2017
13087Gabriel ArgesGabriel ArgesLChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13355DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLN/ANY Summer Open88KGF2017
13955Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2017
13960Dustin AkbariLFlying armbarNo Gi Pan Am.ABSR12017
14615Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KG4F2017
15120Nick CalvaneseNick CalvaneseLPts: 6x2Continental Pro85KGSF2018
15408Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN77KG8F2018
16059Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLChoke from backWorld Pro77KGSF2018
16068Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16450Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.82KG8F2018
16764Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPointsNY BJJ Pro82KGF2018
21597Dante LeonDante LeonLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
22547Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
6989Tyler WarrenWRNCNY Spring Open82KG4F2015
6990Kayron GracieKayron GracieWNorth South ChokeNY Spring Open82KGSF2015
7178UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG8F2015
7181UnknownWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KG4F2015
7246Pedro HenriqueWPts: 9x0Boca Raton Open82KGSF2015
7422Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaWPts: 11x4World Champ.82KGR12015
7530Kyle SandfordWKneebarSub Series Pro82KGSPF2015
7634Sean FischerWPts: 10x0NY Summer Open82KG4F2015
7637Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 5x2NY Summer Open82KGF2015
7638Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer Open88KGSF2015
7646Todd BrandonWRNCNY Summer OpenABS4F2015
7648Jordan LutskyWArmbarNY Summer OpenABSSF2015
7651Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi Open82KFF2015
7656Youngam NohWRNCNY No Gi OpenABS4F2015
8062Fernando MoyaWPts: 6x0GT OpenO76KGSF2015
8063Sean RobertsWReferee DecisionGT OpenO76KGF2015
8152Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWPts: 15x0NoGi Pan Ams82KG4F2015
8397Gabriel ProcópioWPts: 10x2NoGi Worlds79KG8F2015
8403Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2015
8407Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGSF2015
9033Q. RosenzweigWPts: 8x0US National ProABSSF2016
9035Abraham MarteAbraham MarteWPts: 3x0US National ProABSF2016
9253Robson SáWChoke from backPan American82KGR12016
9377Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillD---Polaris 382KGSPF2016
9562William DiasWPts: 2x0World Pro77KGR22016
9967Brian BeauryBrian BeauryWArmbarWorld Champ.82KGR22016
10251Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesWPointsNY NoGi OpenABS4F2016
10624Daniel DavisWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KG4F2016
10629Sean FisherWRNCNoGi Pan Ams79KGSF2016
10630Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan Ams79KGF2016
10651Cassio FrancisCassio FrancisWReferee DecisionNoGi Pan AmsABSSF2016
10875Christian DellevagWArmbarNoGi Worlds79KGR12016
10881Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
10884Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2016
11879Vinicius CabanezWChokeUAEJJF NY Pro85KGSF2017
11881Tio ChicoWReferee DecisionUAEJJF NY Pro85KGF2017
11889Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11890Tio ChicoWPointsUAEJJF NY ProU110KGSF2017
11944Benoit SecourWArmbarCanada Nat. Pro85KGF2017
11945Diego VazquezWRNCCanada Nat. ProU110KGSF2017
11946Jon-Tain HallWArmbarCanada Nat. ProU110KGF2017
12124Yago EspindolaWArmlockPan American82KGR12017
12430Logan ArguelloWPts: 5x0ADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12448Matthew KwanWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2017
12460Ian MurrayWPts: 10x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2017
12466O. TazaWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2017
12564AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 5x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12565AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 9x0WP US Qualifier77KGRR2017
12588Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeWPts: 3x0World Pro77KGR12017
12589Nuno MartinsNuno MartinsWPts: 3x0World Pro77KG4F2017
12595Hamzeh RashidWSubmissionWorld Pro77KGRPC2017
13079Leandro KussanoWPts: 8x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13353Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPointsNY Summer Open88KGSF2017
13952Michael TremblayWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2017
13954Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWPts: 4x0No Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2017
14323John CombsJohn CombsWPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14611Phillip AugustoWRNCNoGi Worlds79KGR22017
14897Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGRR2018
14899Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioWPts: 2x0US National Pro85KGF2018
15797Higor DinizWArm in EzekielAtlanta Sp. Open88KGF2018
15876Felipe CesarFelipe CesarWPointsNY Spring Open82KGR12018
15878Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioWPts: 9x0NY Spring Open82KGSF2018
16054Youngam NohWPts: 8x0World Pro77KG8F2018
16055Oliver LovellWPts: 2x0World Pro77KG4F2018
16066Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGRPC2018
16429Robby MalofWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12018
16442Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWPts: 4x2World Champ.82KGR22018
16763Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWPts: 7x0NY BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17986Stanley RosaWChokeADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17993Warren StoutWPts: 3x0ADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
18000Werther MarcialesWPts: 9x0ADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
18005David GarmoDavid GarmoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
18008Jason RauJason RauWPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
21082K. SteeleWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 12179KGSPF2019
22534Bobby MalofWPts: 6x0NoGi Worlds79KGR12019

Jonathan Satava vs Kayron Gracie

Jonathan Satava vs Marcos de Souza

Jonathan Satava R1 @ADCC Trials

 

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