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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)
  • 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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
39
7
#86e620
RNC
17
3
#5AD3D1
Toe hold
11
2
#d1212a
Armbar
6
1
#fad11b
Triangle
6
1
#f58822
Choke from mount
6
1
#224aba
Submission
6
1
#ff9124
Ezekiel
6
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
32 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    6 (19%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
4
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
20
2
#5AD3D1
Wristlock
10
1
#d1212a
Triangle
10
1
#fad11b
Armbar
10
1
#f58822
Botinha
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Guilherme Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
19222Oliver LovellLPts: 4x4, AdvUK National Pro77KGF2019
19276Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionLondon WO76KGF2019
19284Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLWristlockLondon WOABSSF2019
19444Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
20107Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
20617Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20880Marlus SalgadoLChoke from backFortaleza Open76KGF2019
21793Marco QueirozLPointsBrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2019
21807Marcos GoulartLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
22309Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22315Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22711Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesLReferee DecisionSalvador SPOABSR12019
23084Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open70KG4F2020
24456Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24555Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
25155Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiLReferee DecisionF2W 16475KGSPF2021
27395Matheus FerreiraLPts: 0x0, AdvSul Americano82KG8F2021
27830Lucas ProtasioLucas ProtasioLPts: 4x1Joao Pessoa Pro77KGSF2021
29501Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG8F2021
30469Nick SallesNick SallesLTriangleAtlanta WO76KGSF2022
30478Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta WOABSR12022
30699Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLArmbarMiami WOABSF2022
31077Uanderson FerreiraUanderson FerreiraLPts: 1x0King of Mats85KGRR2022
31078Lucas GualbertoLucas GualbertoLReferee DecisionKing of Mats85KGRR2022
32908Natan ChuengNatan ChuengLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12022
34313Marco QueirozLReferee DecisionBrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2022
35726Elder GomesLBotinhaSouth American82KG4F2022
36107Gyula SzaboLN/AEuropean NG79KG4F2022
37250Andy MurasakiAndy MurasakiLChoke from backEuropean Open76KGR22023
38906Lucas MaquineLPointsSalvador FO76KG8F2023
42813Victor NithaelVictor NithaelLPointsSul Americano76KGSF2023
46328Espen MathiesenEspen MathiesenLPts: 4x4, AdvEuropean Open76KG8F2024
19221Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWReferee DecisionUK National Pro77KGSF2019
19274Gustav EspeeWArmbarLondon WO76KG4F2019
19275Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon WO76KGSF2019
19282Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsLondon WOABS4F2019
19435Fabricio BarbarottiFabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
19440Martin AedmaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
19442David ZekenWTriangleGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19844Oliver LovellWPts: 5x2Rome Open76KGF2019
19939Joe BreslinWN/AMunich Open76KGSF2019
19940Jan BasoWPts: 8x0Munich Open76KGF2019
20038Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGR12019
20040Michael DouglasWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
20043Antonio SilvaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
20044Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
20092Enrique GalarzaWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
20099Bruno BorgesWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
20104Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
20526Deyvid MatosWChoke from mountSalvador FO76KGSF2019
20527Victor MoraesWChoke from backSalvador FO76KGF2019
20879Luan RochaWToe holdFortaleza Open76KGSF2019
20892Jostan LimaWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGSF2019
20893Raimundo NonatoWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGF2019
21788Renan SeixasWAdvBrasileiro NoGi79KGR12019
21790Phillip FrancaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi79KG4F2019
21805Pedro HenriqueWN/ABrasileiro NoGiABSR12019
22301Gustavo BorchardtWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22703Nazareno SilvaWPointsSalvador SPO76KGSF2019
22704Anselmo GomesWPointsSalvador SPO76KGF2019
23078John LennoWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12020
23531Robert GalluccioWSubmissionLondon WO70KGSF2020
23532Sam McNallySam McNallyWPts: 4x0London WO70KGF2020
24454Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24553Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020
27829Pedro SouzaWPts: 8x0Joao Pessoa Pro77KG4F2021
29396Gred WalkerWPts: 6x0Toro Cup 1876KGSPF2021
30468Giovanni CarvalhoWChoke from backAtlanta WO76KG4F2022
30687Adolfo AriasWPts: 8x0Miami WO88KGRR2022
30689Adolfo AriasWToe holdMiami WO88KGF2022
30691Chris GabrielsonWChoke from backMiami WOABSR12022
30693Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWReferee DecisionMiami WOABS4F2022
30697Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWPts: 2x0Miami WOABSSF2022
32705Iranslav NeoralWEzekielSalvador Open76KG4F2022
32707Leonardo CruzWChoke from backSalvador Open76KGSF2022
32709Anselmo GomesWChoke from backSalvador Open76KGF2022
34303Alexandre NunesWInside heel hookBrasileiro NoGi79KGR12022
34308Henrique SilvaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro NoGi79KG4F2022
35722Fernando SantosWN/ASouth American82KGR12022
36106Jarmo KullervoWN/AEuropean NG79KG8F2022
37244Tyrone JepsonWChoke from backEuropean Open76KGR12023
42803Rodrigo GoncalvesWPts: 14x0Sul Americano76KG8F2023
42811Guilherme SilvaWPointsSul Americano76KG4F2023
46323Jae LeeWChoke from backEuropean Open76KGR12024

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