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Guilherme Bacha Guedes is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Ricardo Vieira (Rico) and Leonardo Vieira (Leozinho) who represents the Checkmat squad in the sport’s international circuit. Bacha was a fundamental part of Checkmat‘s first Team World Title with the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) in 2021, a championship greatly facilitated by Guilherme’s own unbeaten run in the tournament as a brown belt, a performance that won him global recognition as one of the top competitors in the ultra-heavyweight athletes in the sport.

Guilherme Bacha Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Guilherme Bacha Guedes

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Ricardo Vieira / Leonardo Vieira > Guilherme Bacha

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021*** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 purple, 2021*** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2018 purple, 2019*** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2018** purple, 2021 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, MSK (2021 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LDN (2018 purple, 2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 purple, 2021 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2016 purple)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute
*** Closed bracket with teammate

Favorite Position/Technique: Deep Half Guard

Weight Division: Pesadíssimo (+100,50 kg / +222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Checkmat

Guilherme Bacha Biography

Guilherme Bacha was born on September 14, 1992, in Vassouras, a small town deep in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

During his childhood, Bacha was an avid judoka, a sport he practiced up until the age of 12. Guilherme’s taste in sports changed dramatically during his teens as the young Brazilian removed his gi and swapped it for online computer games, dreaming of one day becoming a professional Esports player.

In 2012, 20-year-old Guilherme started training jiu-jitsu while studying Business & Management at the local university. Due to his studies, Bacha’s early grappling training was limited to two classes per week, moving on to 3-to-5 once he finished his degree, in 2015. The year when Guilherme started competing.

Quickly gaining a love for the competitive aspect of jiu-jitsu, in 2017 Bacha decided to move to the state’s capital, Rio de Janeiro, with the intent of becoming a professional grappler. To help him fulfill his dream, Guilherme opted to join the Fightzone gym in Copacabana, the headquarters of Checkmat in Brazil, a gym led by coach Ricardo Vieira.

Late in 2017, Guilherme met Ricardo Vieira’s brother, Leonardo Vieira, at the Gracie Pro event in Rio de Janeiro. Bacha won double gold in the purple belt division of the tournament and greatly impressed Leo. At the time Leonardo was scouting talent for the “Rising Stars”, a scholarship program developed with the Checkmat Academy in California, USA. A few months after they met, Bacha received an invitation to move to the United States and become part of Rising Stars, an offer accepted by the young athlete.

Coached by Ricardo Vieira and Leonardo Vieira, Guilherme climbed through the ranks of the sport, earning his black belt on December 13, 2021.

Guilherme Bacha Grappling Record

19 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Submission
43
3
#86e620
Kimura
29
2
#5AD3D1
Armbar
14
1
#d1212a
Reverse triangle
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (64%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (9%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (27%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Bow and arrow
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Guilherme Bacha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
30608Rafael LovatoRafael LovatoLPts: 7x2European OpenO100KGF2022
30896Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 1x0Dubai Pro120KG4F2022
31754Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLReferee DecisionNAS Sports100KGF2022
32369Anton SleznevLPts: 4x1Grand Slam AD120KGSF2022
32372Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraLPts: 3x2Grand Slam AD120KGRPC2022
32998Victor HugoVictor HugoLBow and arrowWorld Champ.O100KG4F2022
34834Daniel ConceicaoLPts: 2x2UAE Nat Pro120KG4F2022
35317Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLReferee DecisionAsia Pro120KGF2022
36229Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroLPts: 8x0WP Qualifier120KGRR2022
36696Tacio CarneiroTacio CarneiroLReferee DecisionDublin OpenO100KGF2022
36711Karol KaniaLN/ADublin NGOABS4F2022
30599Tacio CarneiroTacio CarneiroWPts: 5x0European OpenO100KGR12022
30604Almog BritschWKimuraEuropean OpenO100KG4F2022
30606Felipe MauricioWPts: 9x0European OpenO100KGSF2022
31748Lucas GiraudWPts: 0x0, AdvNAS Sports100KG4F2022
31752S. RamazanWArmbarNAS Sports100KGSF2022
31799Saquid NaserWReverse trianglePresident CupNANA2022
31808Faisal AlharthiWSubmissionPresident CupNANA2022
32365Mansur Makh.WPts: 4x2Grand Slam AD120KGR12022
32368Yatan BuenoYatan BuenoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD120KG4F2022
32994Otavio NalatiWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KG8F2022
34878Ali AlMeqbaliWSubmissionVP Cup120KG4F2022
35316Ithalo LopesWPts: 3x2Asia Pro120KGSF2022
36228Felippe PraiaWPts: 2x0WP Qualifier120KGRR2022
36694Patryc WysockiWKimuraDublin OpenO100KGSF2022
36698Ademir AraujoWPointsDublin OpenABS4F2022
36703Michael ArshagWPts: 11x0Dublin OpenABSSF2022
36704Sean CoatesWPts: 2x0Dublin OpenABSF2022
36917Artur GareevWPts: 3x1ACB WorldO95KG4F2022
36919Eldar SayidovWSubmissionACB WorldO95KGF2022
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