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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

34 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    15 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (3%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

15 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
47
7
#86e620
Katagatame
13
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
7
1
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
7
1
#fad11b
Z Lock
7
1
#f58822
Inverted triangle
7
1
#224aba
Outside heel hook
7
1
#ff9124
Footlock
7
1
15
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (23%)
  • 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
21367Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x1Kasai Pro 661KGF2019
21541Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.61KG4F2019
22119Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLPointsEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22405Jose AlborLPointsMexico City Open70KGSF2019
22804Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
24343Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarF2W 15665KGSPF2020
25130Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLReferee DecisionWNO 665KGSPF2021
26038Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 4x2NoGi Pan Am.61KGSF2021
26555Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionWNO 1061KGSPF2021
28157Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2021
28748Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
31408Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
32360Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 8x4Atlanta SPO64KGF2022
21361Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21363Jon CalestineJon CalestineWPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21365M. ImanariWPts: 8x1Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
22117Anthony OliveiraWPts: 4x2European NoGi61KG4F2019
22410Rene LopezWDQMexico City NGO67KGSF2019
22412Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico City NGO67KGF2019
22645Suraj BudhramWKatagatameNYC Fall NGO61KGSF2019
23780Justin OrdinarioWZ LockF2W 14661KGSPF2020
23815Gabe TuttleWReferee DecisionWNO61KGSPF2020
23841Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionF2W 14961KGSPF2020
23942Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWInside heel hookF2W 15361KGSPF2020
24211Jose LimaJose LimaWInverted triangleF2W 15461KGSPF2020
24993Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWInside heel hookF2W 16061KGSPF2021
25402Rashawn KershawWInside heel hookOrlando NGO61KGSF2021
25404Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWReferee DecisionOrlando NGO61KGF2021
25899Taniel JesusWReferee DecisionF2W 17161KGSPF2021
26034Huthayfah PenneyWN/ANoGi Pan Am.61KG4F2021
26853Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 17661KGSPF2021
27808Marko OikarainenWOutside heel hookAtlanta SMNG61KGF2021
28154Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds61KG4F2021
28708J. OyervidezWFootlockADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28721Damon MorganWPts: 0x0, PenADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28730Logan SantosWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28743Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
29008Francesco DimartinoWInside heel hookJJ CON NG61KGSF2021
29009Reynaldo LeonWPts: 15x0JJ CON NG61KGF2021
30354Frank CespedesWPts: 10x8Atlanta WO64KGF2022
30567Suraj BudhramWPts: 4x4, AdvMiami WO64KGSF2022
30568Matheus FonsecaWPts: 10x6Miami WO64KGF2022
31367Anthony LopezWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31384Tommy EspinozaWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31397Daniel LyonsWKatagatameADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
32354Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta SPO64KG4F2022
32359Justin CarneiroWStraight ankle lockAtlanta SPO64KGSF2022

Junny Ocasio vs Alex Weaver

 

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One Comment

  • 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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