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Guilherme Rocha

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Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020)

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

33 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    17 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (27%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
33
3
#86e620
Submission
11
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Triangle
11
1
#fad11b
Choke from mount
11
1
#f58822
Choke from back
11
1
#224aba
Toe hold
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (25%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (6%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
2
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
40
2
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Guilherme Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
19124Oliver LovellLPts: 4x4, AdvUK National Pro77KGF2019
19177Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionLondon W. Open76KGF2019
19185Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLWristlockLondon W. OpenABSSF2019
19341Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19994Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
20500Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20763Marlus SalgadoLChoke from backFortaleza Open76KGF2019
21661Marco QueirozLPointsBrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2019
21675Marcos GoulartLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
22160Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22166Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22553Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesLReferee DecisionSalvador SPOABSR12019
22914Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open70KG4F2020
24245Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24340Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
24915Fabricio BarbarottiLReferee DecisionF2W 16475KGSPF2021
19123F. BarbarottiWReferee DecisionUK National Pro77KGSF2019
19175Gustav EspeeWArmbarLondon W. Open76KG4F2019
19176Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon W. Open76KGSF2019
19183Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2019
19332F. BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
19337Martin AedmaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
19339David ZekenWTriangleGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19733Oliver LovellWPts: 5x2Rome Open76KGF2019
19825Joe BreslinWN/AMunich Open76KGSF2019
19826Jan BasoWPts: 8x0Munich Open76KGF2019
19924Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGR12019
19926Michael DouglasWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
19929Antonio SilvaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
19930Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
19979Enrique GalarzaWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19986Bruno BorgesWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19991Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
20413Deyvid MatosWChoke from mountSalvador Open76KGSF2019
20414Victor MoraesWChoke from backSalvador Open76KGF2019
20762Luan RochaWToe holdFortaleza Open76KGSF2019
20775Jostan LimaWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGSF2019
20776Raimundo NonatoWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGF2019
21656Renan SeixasWAdvBrasileiro NoGi79KGR12019
21658Phillip FrancaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi79KG4F2019
21673Pedro HenriqueWN/ABrasileiro NoGiABSR12019
22152Gustavo BorchardtWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22545Nazareno SilvaWPointsSalvador SPO76KGSF2019
22546Anselmo GomesWPointsSalvador SPO76KGF2019
22908John LennoWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12020
23341Robert GalluccioWSubmissionLondon WO70KGSF2020
23342Sam McNallyWPts: 4x0London WO70KGF2020
24243Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24338Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020

Guilherme Rocha 2016 Highlight

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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