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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:

  • 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

17 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (59%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (24%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (12%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Triangle
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
6 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (33%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (17%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Wristlock
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Guilherme Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
18755Oliver LovellLPts: 4x4, AdvUK National Pro77KGF2019
18806Tommi PulkkanenLReferee DecisionLondon W. Open76KGF2019
18814Horlando MonteiroHorlando MonteiroLWristlockLondon W. OpenABSSF2019
18958Max LindbladMax LindbladLPts: 4x2Grand Slam LDN77KGF2019
19421Eldar RafigaevLN/AMunich OpenABSR12019
19584Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KGSF2019
18754Fabricio BarbarottiWReferee DecisionUK National Pro77KGSF2019
18804Gustav EspeeWArmbarLondon W. Open76KG4F2019
18805Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon W. Open76KGSF2019
18812Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPointsLondon W. OpenABS4F2019
18949Fabricio BarbarottiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN77KGR12019
18954Martin AedmaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN77KG4F2019
18956David ZekenWTriangleGrand Slam LDN77KGSF2019
19324Oliver LovellWPts: 5x2Rome Open76KGF2019
19417Joe BreslinWN/AMunich Open76KGSF2019
19418Jan BasoWPts: 8x0Munich Open76KGF2019
19518Flavio ViannaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGR12019
19520Michael DouglasWPts: 6x0WP BR Qualifier77KG4F2019
19523Antonio SilvaWPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier77KGSF2019
19524Tiago BravoTiago BravoWPts: 0x0, AdvWP BR Qualifier77KGF2019
19569Enrique GalarzaWPointsWorld Pro77KGR12019
19576Bruno BorgesWPointsWorld Pro77KGR22019
19581Max LindbladMax LindbladWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro77KG4F2019

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