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Guilherme Rocha is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, a rank awarded by his father José Olimpio (also known as Zé Radiola). Widely regarded as one of his generation’s best feather/lightweight competitors, a reputation earned by conquering important titles on the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) calendar, Rocha is also one of the top representatives of the ZR Team in the sport’s worldwide circuit.

Guilherme Rocha Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Guilherme Guimaraes Borges Olimpio da Rocha

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > José Olimpio > Guilherme Rocha

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Rome Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Salvador Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF London Winter Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam London (2019)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile World Championship (2014**/2015 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile European Open (2014**/2015** blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile Pan Championship (2014** blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Juvenile Brazilian Nationals (2014/2015 blue)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Juvenile South American Championship (2015 blue)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Kids Brazilian Nationals (2007/2008/2010/2011/2012/2013)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016/2017 purple)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Juvenile Pan Championship (2015* blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016/2017 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017** brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Lasso/Spider-Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve/Peso Pena (154.5 lbs/168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: ZR Team

Guilherme Rocha Biography

Guilherme Rocha was born on September 21, 1998, in Recife, the capital of Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco.

Being the son of a jiu-jitsu pioneer in the Pernambuco region, the highly regarded ‘Zé Radiola‘, it didn’t come as a surprise when Guilherme started grappling as a toddler, in fact, the first sport Rocha practiced was BJJ. Given that his father’s academy was located at the family’s home/property, young Guilherme would participate in class from when he started walking and onto adulthood. During his early childhood judo was also added to Rocha’s daily activities.

As a child Guilherme gave preference to his judo training, competing extensively in this sport with great success and relegating jiu-jitsu to the side, only training sporadically with his father. This predilection for judo would start fading out in 2007 after Radiola convinced Guilherme to enter his first BJJ Brazilian Nationals. Competing at such a large event, and winning his first major sporting title truly tilted the scales in jiu-jitsu’s favor and lit a fire in Rocha for competition.

As a 15-year-old Guilherme Rocha was already living the life of a professional BJJ athlete, spending his weeks’ training and competing. The hard work paid off and Rocha quickly became recognized as one of Brazil’s hottest prospects. After a long and prosperous career in the colored belt divisions of the sport, on February 2019, Guilherme Rocha was promoted to black belt by his father, and long-time trainer, Mr. José Olimpio – Zé Radiola.

Guilherme Rocha Grappling Record

31 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
33
3
#86e620
Armbar
11
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
11
1
#d1212a
Choke from mount
11
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
11
1
#f58822
Toe hold
11
1
#224aba
Submission
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (8%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
2
#86e620
Wristlock
25
1
#5AD3D1
Straight ankle lock
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Guilherme Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
19046Oliver LovellLPts: 4x4, AdvUK National Pro77KGF2019
19097Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionLondon W. Open76KGF2019
19105Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLWristlockLondon W. OpenABSSF2019
19261Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19906Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
20403Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20662Marlus SalgadoLChoke from backFortaleza Open76KGF2019
21537Marco QueirozLPointsBrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2019
21551Marcos GoulartLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
22014Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22020Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22391Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesLReferee DecisionSalvador SPOABSR12019
22725Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open70KG4F2020
19045F. BarbarottiWReferee DecisionUK National Pro77KGSF2019
19095Gustav EspeeWArmbarLondon W. Open76KG4F2019
19096Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon W. Open76KGSF2019
19103Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2019
19252F. BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
19257Martin AedmaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
19259David ZekenWTriangleGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19645Oliver LovellWPts: 5x2Rome Open76KGF2019
19737Joe BreslinWN/AMunich Open76KGSF2019
19738Jan BasoWPts: 8x0Munich Open76KGF2019
19836Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGR12019
19838Michael DouglasWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
19841Antonio SilvaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
19842Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
19891Enrique GalarzaWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19898Bruno BorgesWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19903Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
20320Deyvid MatosWChoke from mountSalvador Open76KGSF2019
20321Victor MoraesWChoke from backSalvador Open76KGF2019
20661Luan RochaWToe holdFortaleza Open76KGSF2019
20674Jostan LimaWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGSF2019
20675Raimundo NonatoWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGF2019
21532Renan SeixasWAdvBrasileiro NoGi79KGR12019
21534Phillip FrancaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi79KG4F2019
21549Pedro HenriqueWN/ABrasileiro NoGiABSR12019
22006Gustavo BorchardtWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22383Nazareno SilvaWPointsSalvador SPO76KGSF2019
22384Anselmo GomesWPointsSalvador SPO76KGF2019
22719John LennoWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12020
23132Robert GalluccioWSubmissionLondon WO70KGSF2020
23133Sam McNallyWPts: 4x0London WO70KGF2020

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