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Edwin Ocasio, commonly known as Junny Ocasio is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Murilo Santana, and one of the main representatives of the Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City, USA. Junny gained recognition in the grappling world, particularly under the nogi setting by consistently competing in different rulesets with great success, be it submission-only, Kasai Pro, or International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) rules.

Junny Ocasio Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Edwin Ocasio Junior

Nickname: “Junny” is an engaging way of saying, Junior. A nickname that has been associated with Ocasio since he was a toddler.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Mario Yamasaki > Murilo Santana > Edwin Ocasio

Main Achievements:

  • F2W Bantamweight Champion (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF NYC Spring NG Open (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Mexico City NG Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place Kasai 6 Grand Prix (2019)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2019 / 2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European NoGi Open (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2017 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Spring Open (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place Sub-Spectrum Invitational 135 lbs (2019)
  • 1st Place SOGI Invitational 135 lbs (2019)
  • 1st Place KASAI Pro 155lbs Qualifier (2017)
  • 2nd Place KASAI Pro 135lbs Qualifier (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2014 blue, 2016 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NoGi (2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NoGi (2018 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Saddle Position, Pressure Passing

Weight Division: Peso Pluma  (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Unity JJ

Junny Ocasio Biography

Edwin Ocasio was born on January 23, 1989, in the Bronx, one New York City’s most famous boroughs.

Growing up in a turbulent household, Ocasio endured extreme abuse early on in his life. These tragic circumstances led Junny to suffer from behavior issues at school and a general disconnection with the traditional academic setting.

At the age of 15, while attending high school in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Junny found the sport of wrestling, and what he perceived to be his natural calling. A way to vent out his penned up frustrations without the repercussions that occurred in day-to-day life.

From the moment he started wrestling, Ocasio was hooked. Unfortunately, his sporting high-school career fell short at the age of 16, when Ocasio tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during a wrestling match, causing him to cease his wrestling training. It would take him nearly six years to fix his injury, through surgery, but as soon as he did, he returned to combat sports.

It was in 2013 that Ocasio re-committed to combat, then joining a mixed martial art (MMA) academy. During his MMA training, Edwin noticed how much he enjoyed jiu-jitsu, an interest that grew to the point that he decided this was his preferred path in combat sports.

Coaches Christian Montes and Carlo Chan were Junny Ocasio’s first instructors at Ronin Athletics, and it was while training with them that Edwin met and befriended Murilo Santana, then the future founder of the Unity Jiu-Jitsu Academy.

At the time when Ocasio met Murilo, the famous grappler was looking for a space in which to open a gym in New York City. While scouting for places, Santana trained at the same gym as Junny (Ronin). More often than not, Ocasio would open the gym up in the early hours of the day and would train by himself with Murilo, a ritual that lasted for months. Santana became Junny’s sparring partner and coach, for the most part, during this process and once he found the space to open his gym, Junny decided to switch teams, then becoming the first Unity JJ student.

Santana quickly grew into more than a coach, a mentorship that led to Ocasio’s brown belt promotion on in 2017, and his black belt grading on August 3, 2019.

Junny Ocasio Grappling Record

37 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (16%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
47
8
#86e620
Katagatame
12
2
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
12
2
#d1212a
Z Lock
6
1
#fad11b
Inverted triangle
6
1
#f58822
Outside heel hook
6
1
#224aba
Footlock
6
1
#ff9124
Armbar
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (14%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armlock
50
1
#86e620
Armbar
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Junny Ocasio Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21373Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x1Kasai Pro 661KGF2019
21547Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.61KG4F2019
22127Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLPointsEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22413Jose AlborLPointsMexico City Open70KGSF2019
22812Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
24352Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarF2W 15665KGSPF2020
25141Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLReferee DecisionWNO 665KGSPF2021
26049Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 4x2NoGi Pan Am.61KGSF2021
26566Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionWNO 1061KGSPF2021
28176Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2021
28767Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
31432Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
32394Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 8x4Atlanta SPO64KGF2022
32763Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR12022
21367Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21369Jon CalestineJon CalestineWPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21371M. ImanariWPts: 8x1Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
22125Anthony OliveiraWPts: 4x2European NoGi61KG4F2019
22418Rene LopezWDQMexico City NGO67KGSF2019
22420Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico City NGO67KGF2019
22653Suraj BudhramWKatagatameNYC Fall NGO61KGSF2019
23789Justin OrdinarioWZ LockF2W 14661KGSPF2020
23824Gabe TuttleWReferee DecisionWNO61KGSPF2020
23850Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionF2W 14961KGSPF2020
23951Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWInside heel hookF2W 15361KGSPF2020
24220Jose LimaJose LimaWInverted triangleF2W 15461KGSPF2020
25002Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWInside heel hookF2W 16061KGSPF2021
25413Rashawn KershawWInside heel hookOrlando NGO61KGSF2021
25415Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWReferee DecisionOrlando NGO61KGF2021
25910Taniel JesusWReferee DecisionF2W 17161KGSPF2021
26045Huthayfah PenneyWN/ANoGi Pan Am.61KG4F2021
26871Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 17661KGSPF2021
27827Marko OikarainenWOutside heel hookAtlanta SMNG61KGF2021
28173Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds61KG4F2021
28727J. OyervidezWFootlockADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28740Damon MorganWPts: 0x0, PenADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28749Logan SantosWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28762Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
29027Francesco DimartinoWInside heel hookJJ CON NG61KGSF2021
29028Reynaldo LeonWPts: 15x0JJ CON NG61KGF2021
30379Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 10x8Atlanta WO64KGF2022
30593Suraj BudhramWPts: 4x4, AdvMiami WO64KGSF2022
30594Matheus FonsecaWPts: 10x6Miami WO64KGF2022
31391Anthony LopezWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31408Tommy EspinozaWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31421Daniel LyonsWKatagatameADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
32388Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta SPO64KG4F2022
32393Justin CarneiroWStraight ankle lockAtlanta SPO64KGSF2022
33571Jesse SosaWN/AAustin SMNGO61KGF2022
34267Jhonatas RamosWInside heel hookN. Haven NGO61KGSF2022
34269Hiago GamaHiago GamaWStraight ankle lockN. Haven NGO61KGF2022

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2 Comments

  • Jasper says:

    You should get a bio on Christian Montes from NYC. He was the first coach to Ryan Hall (godfather to Ryan Halls son), first Jiu Jitsu/MMA Coach to Jay Glazer (espn commentator). He gave Junny was a solid purple belt at Ronin Athletics before moving in to Unity. Fought legends (like Joe Lauzon) in the early days of MMA and was an underground legend in NYC. He established the first SBG in NYC and is now the official Grace University Representative in NYC. Not to mention his competition record in Jiu Jitsu all while being self taught. He ultimately got his blackbelt from Felipe Costa (same as Ryan’s)

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