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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:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European ChampionshipNOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open NOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Open NOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New Haven Spring Open NOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New Haven Summer Open NOGI (2023)
  • 1st Place ADCC Orange County Open (2023)
  • 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, and then joined a mixed martial arts (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

57 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    28 (49%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

28 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
46
13
#86e620
Katagatame
11
3
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
7
2
#d1212a
Footlock
7
2
#fad11b
Straight ankle lock
7
2
#f58822
Z Lock
4
1
#224aba
Inverted triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Armbar
4
1
#bf1f6c
Junny lock
4
1
#22c9a5
Aoki lock
4
1
#fad223
Violin armlock
4
1
28
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    9 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (18%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armlock
33
1
#86e620
Armbar
33
1
#5AD3D1
Kneebar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Junny Ocasio Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21386Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 2x1Kasai Pro 661KGF2019
21560Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.61KG4F2019
22144Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaLPointsEuropean NoGi61KGSF2019
22437Jose AlborLPointsMexico City Open70KGSF2019
22836Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLArmlockNoGi Worlds61KGSF2019
24383Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLArmbarF2W 15665KGSPF2020
25172Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLReferee DecisionWNO 665KGSPF2021
26086Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 4x2NoGi Pan Am.61KGSF2021
26604Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLReferee DecisionWNO 1061KGSPF2021
28215Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds61KGSF2021
28808Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KG4F2021
31519Deandre CorbeDeandre CorbeLPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials66KG8F2022
32497Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 8x4Atlanta SPO64KGF2022
32871Yuta ShimadaYuta ShimadaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KGR12022
36828Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroLPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds61KGSF2022
37955Leonardo SouzaLPts: 6x4Dallas NGO61KGF2023
40905Joey DiehlLKneebarADCC Dallas60KGR12023
21380Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 2x0Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21382Jon CalestineJon CalestineWPts: 3x2Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
21384M. ImanariWPts: 8x1Kasai Pro 661KGRR2019
22142Anthony OliveiraWPts: 4x2European NoGi61KG4F2019
22442Rene LopezWDQMexico City NGO67KGSF2019
22444Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWPts: 2x0Mexico City NGO67KGF2019
22677Suraj BudhramWKatagatameNYC Fall NGO61KGSF2019
23818Justin OrdinarioWZ LockF2W 14661KGSPF2020
23853Gabe TuttleWReferee DecisionWNO61KGSPF2020
23879Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWReferee DecisionF2W 14961KGSPF2020
23980Marcelo CohenMarcelo CohenWInside heel hookF2W 15361KGSPF2020
24250Jose LimaJose LimaWInverted triangleF2W 15461KGSPF2020
25033Adam FerraraAdam FerraraWInside heel hookF2W 16061KGSPF2021
25445Rashawn KershawWInside heel hookOrlando NGO61KGSF2021
25447Estevan MartinezEstevan MartinezWReferee DecisionOrlando NGO61KGF2021
25947Taniel JesusWReferee DecisionF2W 17161KGSPF2021
26082Huthayfah PenneyWN/ANoGi Pan Am.61KG4F2021
26909Bebeto OliveiraWReferee DecisionF2W 17661KGSPF2021
27864Marko OikarainenWOutside heel hookAtlanta SMNG61KGF2021
28212Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds61KG4F2021
28768J. OyervidezWFootlockADCC EC Trials66KGR12021
28781Damon MorganWPts: 0x0, PenADCC EC Trials66KGR22021
28790Logan SantosWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials66KGR32021
28803Adam BenayounAdam BenayounWReferee DecisionADCC EC Trials66KGR42021
29069Francesco DimartinoWInside heel hookJJ CON NG61KGSF2021
29070Reynaldo LeonWPts: 15x0JJ CON NG61KGF2021
30459Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 10x8Atlanta WO64KGF2022
30676Suraj BudhramWPts: 4x4, AdvMiami WO64KGSF2022
30677Matheus FonsecaWPts: 10x6Miami WO64KGF2022
31478Anthony LopezWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials66KGR12022
31495Tommy EspinozaWArmbarADCC WC Trials66KGR22022
31508Daniel LyonsWKatagatameADCC WC Trials66KGR32022
32491Tadiyah DanforthTadiyah DanforthWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta SPO64KG4F2022
32496Justin CarneiroWStraight ankle lockAtlanta SPO64KGSF2022
33716Jesse SosaWJunny lockAustin SMNGO61KGF2022
34415Jhonatas RamosWInside heel hookN. Haven NGO61KGSF2022
34417Hiago GamaHiago GamaWStraight ankle lockN. Haven NGO61KGF2022
36565Huthayfah PenneyWOutside heel hookNHaven FNGO61KGSF2022
36566David TeraoDavid TeraoWAdvNHaven FNGO61KGF2022
36822Rene LopezWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds61KGR12022
36826Leonardo SouzaWAoki lockNoGi Worlds61KG4F2022
39370Isaac CordovaWPts: 3x0ADCC OC60KG4F2023
39372Juan RasmussenWPts: 9x0ADCC OC60KGSF2023
39374Isaac CordovaWPts: 3x0ADCC OC60KGF2023
39864Chris TranChris TranWKatagatameAtanta SPNG61KGF2023
41857Chris TranChris TranWFootlockNYC NGO61KGRR2023
41858Kevin DantzlerWInside heel hookNYC NGO61KGRR2023
43346Lucas BosshardWInside heel hookNoGi Pan61KG4F2023
43347Roiter LimaRoiter LimaWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan61KGSF2023
43349Emilio HernandezEmilio HernandezWPts: 2x2, AdvNoGi Pan61KGF2023
44195Jose JoaquinWInside heel hookEuropean NoGi61KG4F2023
44199Valor BoyerWReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi61KGSF2023
44200Lucas FeitosaWViolin armlockEuropean NoGi61KGF2023
45659Demian GomezWPts: 8x8, AdvNoGi World61KGR12023
45665Willis NunesWillis NunesWInside heel hookNoGi World61KG4F2023
45668Shoya IshiguroWPts: 8x4NoGi World61KGSF2023
45669Zach KainaZach KainaWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi World61KGF2023

Junny Ocasio vs Alex Weaver

 

Roberto Jimenez BJJ Attacking The Back

3 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)

    • Nathan says:

      Jasper you sure you ain’t Christian Montes?? Hahahahahahahaahaha

    • Junny ocasio says:

      I love how you went on this page and instead of talking about me your talking about chieftain Montes. He may have physically gave me my purple belt but let’s be real. I met murilo as a blue belt and train with him. Carlo Chan taught me most of my jiu jitsu. Christian Montes was not a great coach. He treated me like shit. Laughed when i said I wanted to be a world champion. He isn’t really a nice guy. I’m so surprised you jumped on this to comment about Christian. You could have easily went and message bjjheros directly, yet you chose to go on my page. Lmao. Insane. Shows yours and his true colors.

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