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Jonnatas Gracie - Decorated BJJ Black Belt

Jonnatas Gracie - Decorated BJJ Black Belt

1. Jonnatas Gracie’s Details

Jonnatas Gracie’s Details
Name Jonnatas Gracie Araujo da Silva
Nickname ‘Gracie’
Born Natal, Brazil
Date of Birth June 9, 1997
Height 5 Foot 7 Inch
Weight Division Mediumweight
Disclosed Career Earnings  N/A
College N/A
Rank Black Belt
Favorite Position Well Rounded / Scrambler
Lineage C. Gracie > R. Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão> Jonnatas Gracie
Team Association Atos JJ Academy
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2. Jonnatas Gracie’s Biography

2.1. Who is Jonnatas Gracie?

Jonnatas Gracie is a well-known black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is one of those BJJ competitors who attained first place in various top BJJ tournaments. His association with Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy is considerably strong. Gracie is renowned for employing different kinds of sweep positions, mostly he used lasso guard sweeps. He also used various thrilling combinations of sweep and submission to secure victory over his opponents.

2.2.  Jonnatas Gracie Early Life Phase

Jonnatas Gracie was born on 9 June 1997 in Natal, Brazil. When Gracie was 11 years old, his family migrated to São Paulo. Then he first entered into the BJJ world at the age of 14. He decided to participate in jiu-jitsu after being influenced by the children of his neighborhood.

2.3. Jonnatas’s First Grappling Coach

Jonnatas Gracie was enrolled in the Ryan Gracie Jiu-jitsu academy and trained under the supervision of Master Fran do Carmo.

2.4. Turning point in Jonnatas’s BJJ Career

In 2014, Jonnatas Gracie met Luiz Guilherme who first initiated the Guigo JJ Team. This meeting was the main milestone in Gracie’s jiu-jitsu career. Guilherme offered a scholarship to Gracie after discovering his potential for BJJ. He asked Gracie to strongly pay attention to learning grappling. Gracie accepted the offer and left his studies to completely focus on his jiu-jitsu career.

2.5. Jonnatas’s Self-Assurance

Jonnatas Gracie had a strong belief in his expertise as he faced various top BJJ competitors without considering their weight division. Gracie left the BJJ community in staggered condition when he reached the semi-final stage of ADCC Brazilain trials and as a purple belt secured victory against the three veterans.


Once Gracie was asked about his childhood inspiration,  he said:

‘’I always say that the biggest examples I have are the people with whom I share my day. The ones that live by my side, these are the guys I idolize’’.

2.6. Jonnatas’s Achievements

Jonnatas’s Grappling record is highly impressive as he secured victory in a series of top championships including the IBJJF World Championship NOGI, IBJJF Pan Championship,  IBJJF European Open, and many more.

2.7. Jonnatas Joined the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy

In 2017, Jonnatas Gracie got the splendid opportunity to join the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy where he learned under André Galvão. Under his tutelage, Gracie earned both brown and black belts and then contributed significantly to BJJ as a strong Atos Team’s influencing member.

3. Jonnatas Gracie’s Top Historic Fights

3.1. Jonnatas Gracie vs Otavio Sousa

In 2021, the IBJJF Mediumweight GP tournament was held in which two top black belts, Jonnatas Gracie and Otavio Sousa competed against each other. Both BJJ fighters showcased their phenomenal jiu-jitsu skills but ultimately Gracie won the match based on the referee's decision.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2021 IBJJF GP Otavio Sousa Win Referee Decision SF Mediumweight

3.2. Jonnatas Gracie vs Mica Galvao

Being an accomplished grappler, Jonnatas Gracie secured multiple winning titles but unfortunately, he lost the match in the 2022 World Championship. Jonnatas Gracie competed against the Mica Galvao who amazingly applied the Bow and Arrow technique and secured the victory.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 World Champ. Mica Galvao Loss Bow and Arrow SF Lightweight

3.3. Jonnatas Gracie v Igor Feliz

In the 2022 World Championship, Jonnatas Gracie faced the Igor Feliz. Gracie won the match based on the points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 World Champ. Igor Feliz Win Points N/A Lightweight

4. Jonnatas Gracie’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2019 No Gi Pan Am. Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight
2020 European Open Gold Gold Medal Icon Lightweight
2020 BJJ Fanatics GP Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Mediumweight
2020 3CG Kumite II Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Absolute Division
2020 Pan American Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2021 EUG 2 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Mediumweight
2021 Pan American Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Mediumweight
2021 IBJJF GP Silver Silver Medal Icon Mediumweight
2021 World Champ. Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Mediumweight
2022 World Champ. Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Lightweight
2022 NoGi Worlds Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight
2023 Tough Roll Gold Gold Medal Icon Mediumweight

4.1. Jonnatas Gracie’s  Main Achievements (Black Belt)

Year Event Position Belt
2021  IBJJF World Championship 3rd Black
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship 3rd Black
2020 IBJJF European Open 1st Black
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi 1st Black
2015 ADCC Sao Paulo Trials 3rd Black

4.2. Jonnatas Gracie’s Main Achievements (Colored Belts)

Year Event Position Belt
2019  IBJJF World Championship 1st Brown
2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro 1st Brown
2019 IBJJF European Open 2nd Brown
2018 IBJJF European Open 1st Brown
2018  UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA 1st Brown
2018 IBJJF World Championship 2nd Brown
2017 IBJJF World Championship 1st Purple
2017 IBJJF World Championship NoGi 1st Brown
2017 IBJJF Pans Championship 1st Purple
2016  IBJJF World Championship NoGi 1st Purple
2016 IBJJF European Open 1st Purple
2016 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st Purple
2015  IBJJF World Championship 1st Blue
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st Blue
2015 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi 2nd Purple

5. Jonnatas Gracie BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

59 matches 44 Wins 15 Losses
By Points 15 3
By advantages 3 0
By Submission 11 7
By Decision 13 3
By Penalties 0 0
By EBI/OT 2 2

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods 11 Wins 7 Losses
RNC 3 0
CHOKE FROM BACK 2 1
VERBAL TAP 1 0
BREAD CUTTER CHOKE 1 0
CHOKE 2 0
MOUNTED X CHOKE 1 0
BOW AND ARROW 0 1
ARMBAR 0 1
TOE HOLD 0 1
FOOTLOCK 0 1
ARM IN GUILLOTINE 1 0
CRUCIFIX CHOKE 0 1
ARM IN EZEKIEL 0 1

6. Jonnatas Gracie’s Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Donghwa Choi W Choke King of Mats Super Heavyweight RR 2019
Rudson Mateus L Footlock King of Mats Super Heavyweight RR 2019
Ricardo ‘Jegue’ Evangelista W Pts: 4x2 King of Mats Super Heavyweight RR 2019
Adam Wardzinski W Pts: 2x0 King of Mats Super Heavyweight RR 2019
Joao Rocha L Pts: 3x0 King of Mats Super Heavyweight SF 2019
Rudson Mateus L Armbar King of Mats Super Heavyweight 3RD 2019
Charles McGuire W Verbal tap No Gi Pan Am. Medium Heavyweight R1 2019
Devhonte “Bones” Johnson L Referee Decision No Gi Pan Am. ABS R1 2019
Dylan Royce W Pts: 5x0 No Gi Pan Am. Medium Heavyweight SF 2019
Jake Watson W Pts: 11x2 No Gi Pan Am. Medium Heavyweight F 2019
Jefferson Guaresi W Points Templum FN ABS SPF 2019
Kody Steele L EBI/OT BJJ Fanatics ABS 4F 2019
John Combs W EBI/OT BJJ Fanatics ABS R1 2019
Mike Mucitelli W Arm in guillotine BJJ Fanatics ABS R2 2019
Fellipe Trovo L Toe hold NoGi Worlds ABS R1 2019
Edson Oliveira W RNC NoGi Worlds Mediumweight R1 2019
Vitor ‘Vitinho’  Oliveira W Referee Decision European Open Lightweight F 2020
Leon Larman W Bread cutter choke European Open Lightweight 4F 2020
Luan “Luanzinho” Carvalho W Referee Decision European Open Lightweight SF 2020
Johnny Tama W EBI/OT BJJ Fanatics GP Mediumweight 4F 2020
Victor Hugo L Arm in Ezekiel 3CG Kumite II ABS SF 2020
Ethan Crelinsten L EBI/OT BJJ Fanatics GP Mediumweight SF 2020
Pedro Marinho W Points 3CG Kumite II ABS 4F 2020
Mathias Luna W Choke from back Pan American Lightweight 8F 2020
Edwin Najmi W Referee Decision F2W 144 Mediumweight SPF 2020
Murilo Santana L Crucifix choke Pan American ABS 8F 2020
Johnatha Alves L Referee Decision Pan American Lightweight SF 2020
Bobby Malof W Referee Decision No Gi Pan Am. Mediumweight 4F 2020
Charles McGuire W Choke Atlanta Open ABS 4F 2020
Avery Brooks W RNC No Gi Pan Am. Mediumweight R1 2020
Pedro Palhares W Pts: 4x0 No Gi Pan Am. Mediumweight SF 2020
Mathias Luna W Pts: 2x0 EUG 2 Mediumweight 4F 2021
Hugo Marques W Referee Decision F2W 160 Medium Heavyweight SPF 2021
Matheus Luna W Referee Decision F2W 170 Medium Heavy SPF 2021
Johnatha Alves L Pts: 2x2 EUG 2 Mediumweight SF 2021
Yago Souza L Pts: 4x2 Pan American Mediumweight SF 2021
Sebastian Rodriguez W Choke from back Pan American Mediumweight 8F 2021
Lucas Valle W Pts: 0x0, Adv Pan American Mediumweight 4F 2021
Otavio ‘The Steamroller’  Sousa W Referee Decision IBJJF GP Mediumweight SF 2021
Tainan Dalpra L Choke from back IBJJF GP Mediumweight F 2021
Isaque Bahiense L Referee Decision World Champ. Mediumweight SF 2021
Alexandre Jesus W Referee Decision World Champ. Mediumweight 8F 2021
Leonardo Lara W Pts: 3x2 World Champ. Mediumweight 4F 2021
Michael Backman W Mounted X choke Atlanta WO Mediumweight SF 2022
Juan Romero W RNC Atlanta WO ABS 4F 2022
Micael Ferreira Galvão L Bow and arrow World Champ. Lightweight SF 2022
Lucas Lisboa W Pts: 2x2, Adv Atlanta WO ABS SF 2022
Igor Feliz W Pts: 7x0 World Champ. Lightweight 8F 2022
Victor Nithael W Pts: 4x4, Adv World Champ. Lightweight 4F 2022
Guthierry Barbosa W Referee Decision American Nat. Medium Heavyweight SF 2022
Gabriel “Frodo” Arges W Referee Decision NoGi Worlds Medium Heavyweight 8F 2022
Felipe ‘’Felipinho’’  Cesar W Referee Decision NoGi Worlds Medium Heavyweight SF 2022
Francisco “Chico” Lo W Pts: 9x0 NoGi Worlds Medium Heavyweight 4F 2022
Sebastian Rodriguez W Pts: 3x2 NoGi Worlds Medium Heavyweight F 2022
Charles “Charlão” Negromonte W Referee Decision Honor Challenge Medium Heavyweight SPF 2023
Oliver Taza W N/A WNO Mediumweight SPF 2023
Servio Tulio W Injury Tough Roll Mediumweight F 2023
Tadeu Lobato W Pts: 13x0 Tough Roll Mediumweight 4F 2023
Murilo Amaral W Points Tough Roll Mediumweight SF 2023
Natan Chueng W Referee Decision ADX1 Mediumweight SPF 2023

7. Jonnatas Gracie’s Top Fights

Jonnatas Gracie v Sergio Rios / IBJJF ABSOLUTE GP 2022

Jonnatas Gracie v Sebastian Rodriguez / World No-Gi Championship 2022

Jonnatas Gracie v Diego Santana / World Championship 2019

Jonnatas Gracie v Jackson Nagai / World Championship 2019

Isaque Bahiense v Jonnatas Gracie / World Championship 2021


Photo Credit: @jonnatas_gracie

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