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Guilherme Rocha

Guilherme Rocha

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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

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    12 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (23%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
20
1
#86e620
Toe hold
20
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
20
1
#d1212a
Triangle
20
1
#fad11b
Choke from mount
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
7 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (14%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Wristlock
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Guilherme Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18794Oliver LovellLPts: 4x4, AdvUK National Pro77KGF2019
18845Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionLondon W. Open76KGF2019
18853Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLWristlockLondon W. OpenABSSF2019
18999Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19623Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
20107Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12019
20363Marlus SalgadoLChoke from backFortaleza Open76KGF2019
18793F. BarbarottiWReferee DecisionUK National Pro77KGSF2019
18843Gustav EspeeWArmbarLondon W. Open76KG4F2019
18844Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon W. Open76KGSF2019
18851Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2019
18990F. BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
18995Martin AedmaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
18997David ZekenWTriangleGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19365Oliver LovellWPts: 5x2Rome Open76KGF2019
19458Joe BreslinWN/AMunich Open76KGSF2019
19459Jan BasoWPts: 8x0Munich Open76KGF2019
19557Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGR12019
19559Michael DouglasWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
19562Antonio SilvaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
19563Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
19608Enrique GalarzaWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19615Bruno BorgesWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19620Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019
20027Deyvid MatosWChoke from mountSalvador Open76KGSF2019
20028Victor MoraesWChoke from backSalvador Open76KGF2019
20362Luan RochaWToe holdFortaleza Open76KGSF2019
20375Jostan LimaWN/AFortaleza NGO74KGSF2019
20376Raimundo NonatoWN/AFortaleza NGO74KGF2019

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