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Guilherme Rocha

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Instructional by Alexandre Ribeiro

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
19105Oliver LovellLPts: 4x4, AdvUK National Pro77KGF2019
19158Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionLondon W. Open76KGF2019
19166Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLWristlockLondon W. OpenABSSF2019
19322Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19972Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
20476Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR12019
20739Marlus SalgadoLChoke from backFortaleza Open76KGF2019
21635Marco QueirozLPointsBrasileiro NoGi79KGSF2019
21649Marcos GoulartLPointsBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
22135Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2019
22141Pablo LavaselliPablo LavaselliLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ77KGRPC2019
22524Lucas AlvesLucas AlvesLReferee DecisionSalvador SPOABSR12019
22877Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockEuropean Open70KG4F2020
24191Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24286Isaac DoederleinIsaac DoederleinLStraight ankle lockAmerican Nats70KGSF2020
24841Fabricio BarbarottiLReferee DecisionF2W 16475KGSPF2021
19104F. BarbarottiWReferee DecisionUK National Pro77KGSF2019
19156Gustav EspeeWArmbarLondon W. Open76KG4F2019
19157Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon W. Open76KGSF2019
19164Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2019
19313F. BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
19318Martin AedmaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
19320David ZekenWTriangleGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19711Oliver LovellWPts: 5x2Rome Open76KGF2019
19803Joe BreslinWN/AMunich Open76KGSF2019
19804Jan BasoWPts: 8x0Munich Open76KGF2019
19902Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGR12019
19904Michael DouglasWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
19907Antonio SilvaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
19908Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
19957Enrique GalarzaWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19964Bruno BorgesWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19969Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
20390Deyvid MatosWChoke from mountSalvador Open76KGSF2019
20391Victor MoraesWChoke from backSalvador Open76KGF2019
20738Luan RochaWToe holdFortaleza Open76KGSF2019
20751Jostan LimaWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGSF2019
20752Raimundo NonatoWRNCFortaleza NGO74KGF2019
21630Renan SeixasWAdvBrasileiro NoGi79KGR12019
21632Phillip FrancaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi79KG4F2019
21647Pedro HenriqueWN/ABrasileiro NoGiABSR12019
22127Gustavo BorchardtWPts: 3x0Grand Slam RJ77KGR12019
22516Nazareno SilvaWPointsSalvador SPO76KGSF2019
22517Anselmo GomesWPointsSalvador SPO76KGF2019
22871John LennoWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12020
23301Robert GalluccioWSubmissionLondon WO70KGSF2020
23302Sam McNallyWPts: 4x0London WO70KGF2020
24189Gabriel SilvaWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.67KG4F2020
24284Orlando CastilloWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats70KG4F2020

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