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Enrico Cocco is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Marcos and David Avellan, who specialized in the no-gi facet of the sport, particularly in the American competitive circuit. Cocco was regarded as a grappling prodigy as a teenager, a reputation earned through his repeated victories in adult divisions of local and national tournaments. Enrico Cocco is also the head instructor and founder of Zen Jiu Jitsu, as well as a role model and active spokesperson for the benefits of plant based diets in our sport.

Enrico Cocco Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Enrico Daniel Cocco

Nickname: “Teenage Phenom” a name often used to describe Cocco during his early jiu jitsu days.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Joe Moreira > Ricardo Teixeira > Marcos/David Avellan > Enrico Cocco

Main Achievements:

  • ADCC US Trials Champion (2009, 2011, 2014)
  • Grapplers Quest Pro Star Champion (2009)
  • Pan American No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2014)
  • Sapateiro Invitational Runner-up (2016)
  • World No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2014)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: Zen Jiu Jitsu / Fight Sports

Enrico Cocco Biography

Enrico Cocco was born on October 8, 1987 in Miami, Florida – United States.

His parents owned a taekwondo school since 1985, and instilled in Enrico a love for martial arts from early on, formally introducing him to structured classes at the age of 4. Cocco would go on to be an assistant instructor at the academy as a child and earn his black belt in TKD as a teenager.

When Enrico was 13 years old, one of the Avellan brothers started dating his older sister. Through that relationship Cocco was introduced to jiu jitsu, starting his grappling classes at Avellan’s Freestyle Fighting Academy.

The Avellan brothers were both former high school wrestlers who transitioned to shootfighting (a form of mixed martial arts [MMA]) while training under Randy Ibarra. Highly versed in grappling, the brothers also sought out formal jiu jitsu instruction, finding it in Ricardo Teixeira. The man who promoted the Avellan’s to black belt.

By the time he was 15 years old, Enrico was already being pointed as a future star in the sport of grappling, thanks to his competitive accolades. It was also around that time that Cocco started coaching jiu jitsu at the Avellan brother’s gym, a job he held until his 21st birthday – 2007. The same year when Enrico earned his black belt.

Around 2009 Enrico Cocco opened the doors of his own academy – Zen Jiu Jitsu, distancing himself from the Freestyle Fighting Academy. Working almost exclusively with his own students, Cocco conquered some important wins in prestigious tournaments such as the ADCC US Trials.

In 2013, after losing a 0-0 referee decision to Vagner Rocha at the ADCC North American trials. Enrico was invited by Vagner, to come and train at Fight Sport’s pro class, a group supervised by Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. Enrico accepted the invitation and was pleased with the group, starting a relationship with the team that led Cyborg to offer Cocco his IBJJF black belt certificate.

Enrico Cocco Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (66%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
33
9
#86e620
Armbar
11
3
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
11
3
#d1212a
Toe hold
7
2
#fad11b
Outside heel hook
7
2
#f58822
Heel hook
7
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
4
1
#ff9124
Submission
4
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
4
1
#22c9a5
North south choke
4
1
#fad223
Katagatame
4
1
#03861f
Reverse triangle
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (4%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
50
3
#86e620
Guillotine
17
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hool
17
1
#d1212a
Outside heel hook
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Enrico Cocco Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2079Brian McLaughlinLPts: 2x0GQ Pro StarABSN/A2009
2463Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesLPointsGQ Europa77KGF2010
2469Renan BorgesLPts: 4x0GQ UFC ExpoABSN/A2010
2757Bill CooperBill CooperLPts: 2x0GQ UFC ExpoABSNA2010
3226Leonardo VieiraLeonardo VieiraLPts: 6x0ADCC77KGR12011
4336Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionADCC US Trials77KGSF2013
5102AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 4x0NoGi WorldsABSR12013
6012Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2014
7333Eddie CummingsEddie CummingsLInside heel hookEBI 377KG4F2015
7913Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 8x0ADCC77KGR12015
9087Gordon RyanGordon RyanLInside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABSF2016
10490Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 6x1Grappling Pro77KGSF2016
10493Garry TononGarry TononLInside heel hookGrappling Pro77KG3RD2016
10849AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2016
10893Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 8x6NoGi WorldsABSR12016
11399Dan MartinezLEBI/OTSapateiro 6ABSR12017
13774Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGE12017
14428Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
14439Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLGuillotineKasai Pro70KGRR2017
17140Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17172Enrique GalarzaLPointsNo Gi Pan Am.79KG4F2018
18293Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
18727W. TacketLPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
18730Stephen SimmsLReferee DecisionADCC WC Trials77KG3RD2019
20380Kevin CraneLPointsHigh RollerzABSF2019
20499Mansher KheraMansher KheraLInside heel hoolKASAI SS Florida77KGSPF2019
20513W. TacketLOutside heel hookJitz King75KG4F2019
2078Seph SmithWArmbarGQ Pro StarABSN/A2009
2196UnknownWSubmissionADCC US Trials77KGR12009
2197UnknownWPointsADCC US Trials77KG4F2009
2198Brian McLaughlinWGuillotineADCC US Trials77KGSF2009
2199Jacob VolkmannWToe holdADCC US Trials77KGF2009
2459Chris WestfallWInjuryGQ Europa77KG4F2010
2462Edson DinizEdson DinizWInside heel hookGQ Europa77KGSF2010
2464Kevin MacmullenWOutside heel hookGQ US Nationals76KGN/A2010
2465Rob GreenidgeWRNCGQ US Nationals76KGN/A2010
2466J. SatavaWN/AGQ US Nationals76KGN/A2010
2467Andre VaughanWNorth south chokeGQ UFC Expo76KGN/A2010
2468Javier ValencianoWArmbarGQ UFC ExpoABSN/A2010
3199Santino FrancoWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR12011
3200Dustin AkbariWToe holdADCC WC Trials77KG4F2011
3201Jason ManlyWPointsADCC WC Trials77KGSF2011
3202Shawn WilliamsShawn WilliamsWPointsADCC WC Trials77KGF2011
4335UnknownWHeel hookADCC US Trials77KG4F2013
5661Nathan OrchardWPointsADCC US Trials77KGR12014
5662UnknownWInside heel hookADCC US Trials77KG4F2014
5663Matt SkaffWInside heel hookADCC US Trials77KGSF2014
5664E. CummingsWPointsADCC US Trials77KGF2014
7328Stephen MartinezWHeel hookEBI 377KGR12015
9081Adam CollarlieWOutside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABS4F2016
9085Jason HaydenWInside heel hookSapateiro Inv.ABSSF2016
10487Anderson MeloWInside heel hookGrappling Pro77KG4F2016
10847Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR22016
14429Edwin OcasioD---Kasai Pro70KGRR2017
15520John CombsJohn CombsWInside heel hookF2W Pro 6877KGSPF2018
17135Steven BarerreWPts: 21x0No Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
17168Dustin AkbariWPts: 10x0No Gi Pan Am.79KGR12018
17572Ricky SemigliaWKatagatameF2W Pro 89N/ASPF2018
18721Edmund KimWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
18723Dustin CastleberryWReverse triangleADCC WC Trials77KGR42019
18724N. DomgjoniWPts: 3x0ADCC WC Trials77KG8F2019
18726Thomas KeenanWPts: 2x0ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
19275Travis MagalitWArmbarF2W Pro 10677KGSPF2019
19761Mauricio GomezWReferee DecisionSub Stars77KGSPF2019
20378N/AWGuillotineHigh RollerzABS4F2019
20379Jose DiazWGuillotineHigh RollerzABSSF2019
20381Dany ChavezWTriangle armbarMMA LiveN/ASPF2019
20510Jake FerraraJake FerraraWPts: 6x0Jitz King75KGR12019
20843Rafael DomingosWInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR12019
20844Gabriel CheccoD---Kinektic 1ABSR22019

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