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Jason Rau - Aggressive Brazilian Black Belt

Jason Rau - Aggressive Brazilian Black Belt

1. Jason Rau’s Details

Jason Rau’s Details
Name Jason P Rau
Nickname N/A
Born Long Island, New York, America
Date of Birth October 3, 1989
Net worth NA
Weight Division Middleweight
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Last Fight        2023
Favorite Position Heel Hook
Head Coach Matt Serra
Lineage Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > Matt Serra > Jason Rau
Fighting out of            New York
Team Association Serra JJ / RGA
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2. Jason Rau’s Biography

Jason Rau is a genius black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He is one of those BJJ athletes who gained fame by showcasing his potential in top BJJ tournaments.

2.1. Jason Rau’s Early Life Phase

Jason Rau was born on 3rd October 1989 in America and spent his entire childhood there.

Rau first practiced wrestling and learned basic fighting skills. After spending his childhood in wrestling, Rau entered the BJJ world at the age of 20. First, Rau’s friend invited him to join the jiu-jitsu, and then his interest was developed in learning jiu-jitsu. Although he stepped onto the mats very late as compared to other BJJ fighters, still he amazingly performed in different tournaments.

2.2. First Grappling Coach

Jason Rau secured the golden chance to learn grappling under the supervision of top UFC fighter, Matt Serra. Serra worked on Rau and completely transformed him into a pro grappler and also remained with him from white to black belt rank.

2.3. Migration to Submission Grappling

Jason Rau was completely indulged in the BJJ grappling and to learn more, he diverted his pathway from gi-BJJ to submission only. With this switch, Rau gave importance to the ending phase of BJJ.

2.4. Jason Rau’s Achievements

Jason Rau secured numerous winning titles in different champions such as BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix, American East Coast submission-only Championship, and Kasai Pro Championship.

He also became a Rise Submission Invitational 170 lb. Champion, Global Grappling League 170 lb. Champion, Sub Spectrum 170/185 lb. Champion, Multiple-time Grappling Industries Absolute Champion. He also defeated the Eddie Bravo veterans multiple times. Various top fighters also praised Rau due to his accomplishments. Once his team fellow Ncky Ryan said:

“Yeah one guy is Jason Rau, he trains up in Long Island. He used to compete but not at the same level he would train at. Now he’s focused on his gym and teaching his students. He was extremely good in the training room, world-class. I still believe he’s one of the best in the world, legitimately good but just doesn’t compete anymore.”

2.5. Victory against Top Competitors

Due to his extraordinary fighting capabilities, Jason Rau defeated various top opponents such as Mansher Khera, Josh Hayden, PJ Barch, Victor Silverio, and some others.

2.6. Black Belt Promotion

On 16 February 2016, Jason Rau secured the black belt under Matt Serra. After getting this reward, Rau started his BJJ sparring with Serra’s training partner, John Danaher at the Blue Basement training facility located at Renzo Gracie Academy.

3. Jason Rau’s Top Historic Fights

3.1. Jason Rau vs Chris Schlesinger

In the 2017 RISE Invitational 2 Championship, Jason Rau faced Chris Schlesinger. The audience was shocked by the thrilling performance of both fighters. Both Rau and Schlesinger attempted various Choke and Guard Pass techniques but ultimately Rau applied the Outside Heel Hook technique and won the match.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2017 RISE 2 Chris Schlesinger Win Outside Heel Hook SPF 77KG

3.2. Jason Rau vs William Tackett

In the 2020 Who's Number One tournament, Jason Rau faced a loss against William Tackett. Although Rau tried to resist Tackett’s strategies but the last few minutes, William Tackett hit a beautiful Kimura-Triangle combo on Jason Rau and won the match.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2020 WNO4 William Tackett Loss Triangle Armlock SPF 85KG

3.3. Jason Rau vs Christian Banghart

In the 2018 GGL Invitational tournament, Jason Rau also secured the winning title against Christian Banghart. By applying the Outside Heel Hook technique, Rau was declared the winner.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2018 GGL Invitational Christian Banghart Win Outside Heel Hook N/A Absolute Division

4. Jason Rau’s National and International Achievements

4.1. Jason Rau’s Main Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2016 NY Spring NGO Gold Gold Medal Icon Middle Heavyweight
2017 Sapateiro 10 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2017 RISE I Gold Gold Medal Icon Middleweight
2018 Olympus Inv. Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute Division
2018 ADCC EC Trials Silver Silver Medal Icon Middleweight
2020 SOGI Gold Gold Medal Icon Absolute Division
2022 Rise 9 Silver Silver Medal Icon Absolute Division

4.2. Jason Rau’s Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Belt Position
2019 RISE Invitational Tournament 170 lbs Belt Black N/A
2018 RISE Invitational Tournament 170 lbs Belt Black N/A
2018 ADCC East Coast Trials Black 2nd
2018 Olympus Invitational Black 2nd
2018 Place Kasai Pro III Black 4th
2017 Sapateiro 8 Invitational Black 1st
2017 RISE Invitational Tournament Black 1st

5. Jason Rau’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

70 Matches 55 Wins 15 Losses
By Points 2 6
By advantages 0 0
By Submission 49 6
By Decision 3 0
By Penalties 0 0
By EBI/OT 1 3

5.1.  Methods of Submission W/L

Methods 49 Wins 6 Losses
INSIDE HEEL HOOK 19 1
RNC 3 0
ARMBAR 2 1
KNEEBAR 1 0
FOOTLOCK 1 0
STRAIGHT ANKLE LOCK 1 0
SHOULDER LOCK 1 0
ARMLOCK 1 0
OUTSIDE HEEL HOOK 13 0
KATAGATAME 2 2
TRIANGLE ARMBAR 1 0
HEEL HOOK 1 0
KIMURA 1 0
ANACONDA CHOKE 1 0
AOKI LOCK 1 0
TRIANGLE ARMLOCK 0 1
DARCE CHOKE 0 1

6. Jason Rau Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Javier Yamuni W Points NY Spring NGO Middle Heavyweight F 2016
PJ Barch L Armbar Show the Art N/A N/A 2016
Todd Muckenhem W Inside heel hook Grappling Ind. N/A RR 2017
Quentin Rosensweig W Inside heel hook Sub Spectrum N/A SPF 2017
Aaron Harris W Armlock Grappling Ind. N/A RR 2017
Guybson Costa e Sá W Inside heel hook 843 Invitational ABS SPF 2017
Chase Hannah W Outside heel hook Sapateiro 8 N/A N/A 2017
Werther Mericales W Outside heel hook Sapateiro 8 N/A N/A 2017
Bryan Tidwell W Triangle armbar Sapateiro 10 Lightweight R1 2017
Danilo Bergener W Outside heel hook Sapateiro 10 Lightweight 4F 2017
Josh Hayden W Inside heel hook Sapateiro 11 N/A SPF 2017
PJ Barch L Inside heel hook Sapateiro 10 Lightweight SF 2017
Matteo Martinez W Inside heel hook Grappling Ind. F ABS 2017
Adam Colaralie W Inside heel hook RISE I Middleweight 4F 2017
Chris Schlesinger W Outside heel hook RISE 2 Middleweight SPF 2017
James Hasseman W Outside heel hook RISE I Middleweight SF 2017
Alex Oliveira W Inside heel hook RISE I Middleweight F 2017
Elijah Carlton W Inside heel hook Olympus Inv. ABS R1 2018
Stuart Cox W Outside heel hook Olympus Inv. ABS R2 2018
Rob Donofrio W Inside heel hook Olympus Inv. ABS SF 2018
Kevin Gallagher W Kneebar Olympus Inv. ABS 4F 2018
Dan Martinez L EBI/OT Olympus Inv. ABS F 2018
Quentin Rosensweig W Katagatame Pilgrim Inv. N/A SPF 2018
Marcel Goulart L EBI/OT Finishers 5 Middle Heavyweight SPF 2018
PJ Barch W Pts: 10x3 Kasai Pro 3 Middleweight RR 2018
Renato Canuto L Pts: 11x0 Kasai Pro 3 Middleweight RR 2018
Victor Silvério W Inside heel hook Kasai Pro 3 Middleweight RR 2018
Matheus Francisco Lutes L Pts: 3x0 Kasai Pro 3 Middleweight 3RD 2018
Christian Banghart W Outside heel hook GGL Invitational ABS N/A 2018
Leon Jackson W Inside heel hook GGL Invitational ABS N/A 2018
Inacio Santos W Outside heel hook GGL Invitational ABS N/A 2018
Mansher “Munch’’  Khera W Referee Decision RISE 5 Middleweight SPF 2018
J.“Thor” Blank W Armbar RISE 3 Middleweight SF 2018
Mike Padilla W RNC RISE 4 N/A SPF 2018
Calon Sabino W RNC ADCC EC Trials Middlewewight R1 2018
D. “Freestyle” Maira W Heel hook ADCC EC Trials Middlweewight R2 2018
Garret Lavaggi W Inside heel hook ADCC EC Trials Middleweight 4F 2018
Michael Arrieta W Inside heel hook ADCC EC Trials Middleweight 8F 2018
Dustin Akbari W Inside heel hook ADCC EC Trials Middleweight SF 2018
Jonathan T. Satava L Pts: 2x0 ADCC EC Trials Middleweight F 2018
Josh Bacallau W Inside heel hook ADCC WC Trials Middleweight R3 2019
Javier Cardenas W Footlock ADCC WC Trials Middleweight R1 2019
Gustavo Bessa W Kimura ADCC WC Trials Middleweight R2 2019
Herbert Burns W Inside heel hook Rise Invitational Middleweight SPF 2019
William Tackett L Pts: 4x2 ADCC WC Trials Middleweight 4F 2019
Kyle Boehm L EBI/OT BJJ Fanatics ABS 4F 2019
Quentin Rosensweig W Straight ankle lock BJJ Fanatics ABS R1 2019
Joe Baize W Outside heel hook BJJ Fanatics ABS R2 2019
Andrew Franco W Outside heel hook SOGI ABS R1 2020
JB Betchloff W Outside heel hook Jitz King Middle Heavyweight R1 2020
Pedro Marinho L Pts: 3x0 Jitz King Middle Heavyweight 4F 2020
Samuel Barbosa W Armbar SOGI ABS 4F 2020
Luis Cabreira W Anaconda choke SOGI ABS SF 2020
William Tackett L Triangle armlock WNO 4 Middle Heavyweight SPF 2020
Matt Secor W Inside heel hook SOGI ABS F 2020
Bassil Hafez W Referee Decision F2W 154 Middle Heavyweight SPF 2020
JZ Cavalcante W Referee Decision F2W 161 MiddleWeight SPF 2021
Joseph Watson W Inside heel hook ADCC WC Trials Middle Heavyweight 8F 2022
Mathew Cox W Shoulder lock ADCC WC Trials Middle Heavyweight R2 2022
Mike Dewitt W Outside heel hook ADCC WC Trials Middle Heavyweight R3 2022
David Garmo L Darce choke ADCC WC Trials Middle Heavyweight 4F 2022
Devhonte “Bones” Johnson L Katagatame Rise 9 ABS F 2022
Luis Cabrera W Outside heel hook Rise 9 ABS 4F 2022
Mateo Martinez W EBI/OT Rise 9 ABS SF 2022
Kaynan Casemiro Duarte L Katagatame Polaris 25 ABS 4F 2023
Joseph McCabe W Katagatame ADCC ECTrials Middle Heavyweight R1 2023
Caleb Crump W Inside heel hook ADCC ECTrials Middle Heavyweight R4 2023
Steven Kasten W RNC ADCC ECTrials Middle Heavyweight R2 2023
William Tackett L Pts: 2x0 ADCC ECTrials Middle Heavyweight 4F 2023
Clay Mayfield W Aoki lock ADCC ECTrials Middle Heavyweight 8F 2023

7. Jason Rau’s Top Fights

Jason Rau vs Jose Inacio Dos Santos

RISE Invitational 2: Jason Rau vs Chris Schlesginer

William Tackett vs. Jason Rau | Who's Number One

PGL IX • Gordon Ryan vs Jason Rau • Professional Grappling League® by Nogi Bear®

Photo Credit: @jasonraubjj89

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