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Pedro Henrique Rocha

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Pedro Henrique Rocha is a Brazilian grappler with vast experience in both freestyle wrestling and jiu-jitsu, holding the black belt rank in the latter of those, a belt awarded by Pedro’s brother — João Gabriel Rocha. Aside from his accomplishments as an athlete, a career in which he earned Brazilian National titles in both wrestling and BJJ, Rocha is also a Navy officer.

Pedro Henrique Rocha Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Pedro Henrique de Oliveira e Silva Rocha

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie >Carlson Gracie > Crézio de Souza > André Almeida > Rafael Barbosa / Leandro Escobar > João Gabriel Rocha > Pedro Henrique Rocha

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open No-Gi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Summer Open (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Summer Open No-Gi (2019**)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals No-Gi (2017 brown)

Main Achievements (Wrestling):

  • 1st Place CBLA Brazilian Nationals (2015 / 2016 / 2019)
  • 3rd Place UWW World Championship (2016)

Favorite Position/Technique: Arm in Guillotine

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg/181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Double Five

Pedro Henrique Rocha Biography

Pedro Henrique Rocha was born on May 25, 1993, in Rio de Janeiro’s Tijuca neighborhood – Brazil.

Influenced by his brother, João Gabriel, Pedro asked his parents to join jiu-jitsu at the age of 4, a wish granted to the toddler, then joining coach Marcos Carvalho’s class – who graded Pedro all the way to his late teens, going on to be promoted by Marcos Carvalho with his purple belt and Ricardo Ferreira at brown.

Always active growing up, Rocha practiced a number of sports alongside his jiu-jitsu training, being particularly successful in water polo and freestyle wrestling, a sport he started when he was 17, where he conquered numerous Brazilian National titles (9) and a Junior Pan American silver medal.

By the time he was 22 years of age, Pedro was solely focussed on his sporting career, and the following year Rocha enlisted in the Brazilian Navy, quickly becoming part of the organization’s Freestyle Wrestling Olympic Program, also holding the rank of 3rd sergeant by the time we wrote this bio (Jan. 2020).

Once Rocha’s brother – João Gabriel, opened a gym in the United States, he invited Pedro to come and help him out with the new business, an offer accepted by the sergeant. The work with his sibling would lead to Pedro’s promotion to the black belt rank in July 2019, in a grading ceremony led by João.

Pedro Rocha Grappling Record

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (27%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
50
6
#86e620
Arm in guillotine
25
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
17
2
#d1212a
Reverse triangle
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (7%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
13
1
#86e620
Outside heel hook
13
1
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
13
1
#d1212a
Kneebar
13
1
#fad11b
Botinha
13
1
#f58822
Armbar
13
1
#224aba
Triangle armbar
13
1
#ff9124
Arm in guillotine
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Pedro Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21340Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLBotinhaLas Vegas NGO85KGSF2019
21421Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLArmbarDallas SMOABS4F2019
22716Dante LeonDante LeonLTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
23034John CombsJohn CombsLArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23617Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPoints3CG Kumite III85KGSPF2020
23775Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLRNCAustin OpenABSSF2020
23792Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLPts: 2x0Oklahoma Open82KGSF2020
24187Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 22x2Houston Open88KGF2020
24280Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLPts: 0x0, PenNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2020
24370Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats100KG4F2020
24995Stanley RosaLOutside heel hookDallas NGO85KGF2021
25590Stanley RosaLN/AHouston NGO85KGF2021
25891Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.85KG8F2021
26352Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLInside heel hook3CG MW GP85KGSF2021
26690Oliver TazaOliver TazaLKneebarAustin NGO85KGF2021
21345Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas NGOABSF2019
21418Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPts: 2x0Dallas SMO88KGF2019
21427Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWGuillotineDallas SNGO85KGF2019
21428Renato TagliariWReverse triangleDallas SNGO88KGSF2019
21429Tom LoubersanesWDQDallas SNGO88KGF2019
21662Thiago SaldanhaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KGR12019
21664Pedro MatiasWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2019
21666Joao OliveiraWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2019
21667Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro NoGi85KGF2019
23144David OlivierWRNCNew Orleans NGO85KGF2020
23771Orlando CastilloWPts: 4x9Austin OpenABS4F2020
23778Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
24275Timothy WelchWPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2020
24278Juan CleberWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2020
24405Victor BrazWGuillotineAmerican NGN85KGSF2020
24406Enrique MarchWGuillotineAmerican NGN85KGF2020
24912Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
24993Avery BrooksWArm in guillotineDallas NGO85KGSF2021
25514Tony TiptonWGuillotineF2W 16983KGSPF2021
25588Arian MacedoWGuillotineHouston NGO85KGSF2021
26350Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWReferee Decision3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
26689Rennick KamaWPts: 14x0Austin NGO85KGSF2021
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One Comment

  • Great Sayiaman says:

    Ever since I got back on my Jiu Jitsu journey again, It has been a blessing that I have Professor Pedro Rocha as one of my Instructors. He is very detail oriented and is always there to answer questions or help out with anything in class. I can say he is a beast in the competitive circuit but hands down one of the most approachable and nicest Jiu Jitsu instructors I had over the years of my Jiu Jitsu journey. If you ever are in the DFW area of Texas, Do your self a favor and take a class with professor Rocha.. You will not be Disappointed!!!!

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