Jonatas Novaes

Jonatas Novaes

 

I am Jonatas Novaes.  I was born in Conceição de Barra, Espirito Santo, Brazil.  I lived there for 20 years.  At the age of fifteen, I started practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with my brother in our house.  I later began to train under my first coach, Adezil Souto, with whom I continued to train until I received my purple belt.  I then moved to Vitoria, ES and started training with Eduardo da Conceicao “Jamelao,” who, on December 4, 2006, awarded me my black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Soon after receiving my black belt, on December 10, 2006, I fought in my first professional MMA fight.  I lost both my first and second fights due to decisions.  They were horrible decisions in my mind, but what could I do?  It is still considered a loss no matter what I think.

I then moved to Europe and fought in many different countries such as Finland, Scotland, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium.  It was in Europe that I bettered my MMA record to 4 wins and 2 losses.

In 2008 I came to USA and entered at the World Tournament, NOGI, which took place in Carson, CA.  After this tournament I came to train in Chicago area beside Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros’ gym where I teach for about 4 years.

During my time in the Midwest I have fought in 6 MMA fights.  One of these fights took place at the Strikeforce, Fedor v. Rogers, venue.  It was one of the biggest fight of my life!  Unfortunately, I did not have sufficient experience to win, and so lost again by decision.

I continued to fight professionally and improved my record once more with a 4-fight win streak, ending all of these fights in the first round against good opponents, and earning the 2011 Illinois Championship title at 155lbs and the Combat USA Championship title by defeating Sherron Leggett “Rob Roy.”

Currently, I continue to train and focusing teaching at Paragon BJJ Ventura besides Professor Ricardo Miller “ Franjinha” in Ventura, CA.  Now I continue to successfully compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling tournaments in the USA and around the world.

 

MAIN BJJ TITLES:

2x-Champion ES OPEN Jiu-Jitsu in 2000/2001 – Brazil.
Second Place Brazilian Tournament Interclubes de 2002.
Champion Brazilian Tounament of Interclubes de 2003.
3º place World Cup 2004 – BRAZIL.
Champion of Grappling in Campos-RJ, BRAZIL– 2006.
6x-Champion of State –Fejjes, ES – BRAZIL.
Champion of National trials for the World Grappling, Brazil 2007.
3° Place Brazilian of Wrestling 2006 – Brazil.
Champion of International Olimpic Submission Wrestling Tounament – Modena, Italy – 2007.
Champion of Tournament Italian of Grappling, Italy, 2008.
Champion of ADCC Italy Iron Man – Italy 2008.
Champion of Grapplers Quest, Gi advanced, Las Vegas, 2008.
3° Place of Grapplers Quest, NOGI advanced, Las Vegas, 2008.
Champion of NAGA, in 2 Division, Gi and NOGI advanced, Milwaukee, 2009.
Champion of C3 Grapplerfest, Absolut Advanced Gi, Indiana, 2009.
Champion of Houston International, lightweight adult black belt. Houston, Texas, 2010.
Champion of NAGA, in 2 Divisions, Gi and NOGI Expert, Chicago, 2010.
Champion of C3 Grapplerfest, Absolut Black Belt, Indiana, 2010.
Champion of Europen Tournament middleheavy adult Black Belt, Morges, Switzerland, 2010
Third Place of Europen Tounament Open Class Adult Black belt, Morges Switzerland, 2010.
Champion of Combat Corner Grappling Championship, advanced division, Milwaukee, WI – USA, 2010.
Second Place at National Brazilian Tournament NOGI , middle adult Black Belt, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010.
Second Place at Pan American BJJ Tournament, Master Middleweigh, BLack Belt, Irvine, CA, USA, 2011.
Champion at C3 Absolut black belt, Indiana, IN 2011.
Champion at Las Vegas Open International, Middle Master Black Belt, Las Vegas, NV 2011.
Thrid Place at Las Vegas Open International, Open Class Black Belt, Las Vegas, NV 2011.
Second Place at Chicago Open International, Middle Black Belt, Chicago, IL 2011.
Champion at Chicago Open International, Open Class Black Belt, Chicago, IL 2011.
Champion at American National GI, Middle weight master Black Belt, Carson, CA 2011.
Champion at American National NOGI, Middle weight master Black Belt, Carson, CA 2011.
Second place at American National NOGI, Absolut Black Belt, Carson, CA 2011.
Champion at Pan American NOGI , Medium heavy master Black Belt, New York, 2011.
Champion at Pan American NOGI , Open Class Master Black Belt, New York, 2011.
Third place at Master Open Class, World tournament NOGI, Long Beach, CA, 2011.
World Champion NOGI, Heavy division Master NOGI, Long Beach, CA, 2011.
Champion at Chicago Winter Open , Super Heavy Adult Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2012.
Champion at Chicago Winter Open , Absolut Adult Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2012.
Champion at Dallas Open International, Medium Heavy Master Black Belt, Dallas, TX, 2012.
Champion at Toronto Open International, Medium Heavy Adult Black Belt, Toronto, Canada, 2012.
Second place at Toronto Open International, Absolut Adult Black Belt, Toronto, Canada, 2012.
Champion at Las Vegas Open International, Medium Heavy Master Black Belt, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2012.
Champion at Chicago Summer Open, Medium heavy Master Black Belt, Chicago, IL, USA, 2012.
Champion at Chicago Summer Open, Absolut Master Black Belt, Chicago, IL, USA, 2012.
Champion at American Nationals, Medium Master Black Belt, Carson, CA, USA, 2012.
Champion at American Nationals NOGI, Medium Adult Black Belt, Carson, CA, USA, 2012.
Champion at Atlanta Open, Medium Master Black Belt, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2012.
Champion at Pan American NOGI , Medium master Black Belt, New York, 2012.
Second Place at Pan American NOGI , Open Class Master Black Belt, New York, NY, 2012.
Vice World Champion NOGI , Middle Master Black Belt, Long Beach, California, 2012.

Champion at Las Vegas Summer Open , Middle Master Black Belt, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2013.
Champion at Chicago Summer Open, Middle Master Black Belt, Chicago, IL, USA, 2013.
Champion at Boston Summer Open, Open Class Adult Black Belt, Boston, MA, USA, 2013.
Champion at Atlanta Open, Middle Master Black Belt, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2013.
Champion at American Nationals NOGI, at Medium and Absolute Black Belt, Carson, CA, USA, 2013.
Second Place at Abu Dhabi Trials New York, at Medium Adult Black Belt, New York, NY, USA, 2013.
World Champion NOGI , Lightweight Master Black Belt, Long Beach, California, 2013.
Second Place at Chicago Open Open Class Adult Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2014.
Vice Champion at Pan American, Medium Heavy Master 1 Black Belt, Long Beach, California, 2014.
Champion at Chicago Summer Open Open Class MAster 1 Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2014.
Second Place at Chicago Summer Open, Middle weight Master 1 Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2014.
Third at Chicago Summer NoGi Open Class Master 1 Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2014.
Champion at Chicago Summer Open NoGI , Middle weight Master 1 Black Belt, Chicago, IL, 2014.
Champion at JIU JITSU WORLD LEAGUE, Super Heavy,  Master , Black Belt, Irvine, CA, 2015.
Third Place at JIU JITSU WORLD LEAGUE, Open Class ,  Adult , Black Belt, Irvine, CA, 2015.
Champion of NAGA, in 2 Divisions, Gi and NOGI Expert, Las Vegas, 2015.
Champion at Las Vegas Open Spring,Middle Master 1 Black Belt, Las Vegas,NV,  2015.
Champion at Las Vegas Open Summer,Middle Adult Black Belt, Las Vegas,NV,  2015.
Vice Champion at  Jiu Jitsu World League Huntington Beach, Lightweight Master 1 Black Belt, Huntington Beach, CA,  2015.
Champion at Abu Dabhi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu , 85 kg Master 1 Black Belt, Los Angeles, CA,  2015.
Vice- Champion at WORLD TOURNAMENT NOGI , Lightweight Master 1 Black Belt, Long Beach, CA,  2015.
Champion at WORLDS from  SJJIF GI , Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, Long Beach, CA,  2015.
Champion at WORLDS from  SJJIF NOGI , Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, Long Beach, CA,  2015.
Vice-champion at American Cup from  BJJ Tour, Middleheavy Master 1 Black Belt, San Francisco, CA,  2016.
Vice Champion at All Star BJJ from BJJ tour , Middleweight Adult Black Belt, Santa cruz, CA,  2016.
Champion at LA Super Championship from JJWL, Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, Los Angeles, CA,  2016.
Vice-Champion at LA Super Championship from JJWL, Absolute  Master 1 Black Belt, Los Angeles, CA,  2016.
Champion at American Super Championship  from  JJWL, Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, San Diego, CA,  2016.
Vice Champion at BJJPRO Los Angeles from  IBJJF , Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, Los Angeles, CA,  2016.
Champion at LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL PRO  from  UAEJJF, 85KG Master 1 Black Belt, Las Vegas, NV,  2016.
Champion at ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM TOKYO  from  UAEJJF, 85KG Master 1 Black Belt, TOKYO, JAPAN,  2016.
Champion at DUMAU JIU JITSU OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP  from  ASJF , Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, HANDA, JAPAN, 2016.
Third Place at WORLD Tournament NoGi  from  IBJJF , Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, San Francisco, CA,  2016.
Third Place at WORLDS  from  SJJIF , Middleweight Master 1 Black Belt, Long Beach, CA,  2016.
Second Place at ABU DHABI GRAND SLAM LONDON  from  UAEJJF, 85KG Master 2 Black Belt, LONDON, ENGLAND,  2017.
Champion at Rome Open International,  Super Heavy Master 2, Rome, Italy, 2017.
Champion at European IBJJF Open Championship, Medium heavy Master 2, Rome,Italy, 2017.
Champion at Abu Dhabi WORLD PRO CHAMPIONSHIP  from  UAEJJF , 77KG Master 2 Black Belt, Abu Dhabi, 2017.
Champion at WORLD Tournament NoGi  from  IBJJF , MediumHeavy Master 2, Black Belt, Irvine, CA,  2017.

 

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