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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 NOGI (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2020)
  • 3rd Place 3CG Middleweight Grand Prix (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGI (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

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (7%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

18 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
67
12
#86e620
Arm in guillotine
17
3
#5AD3D1
RNC
11
2
#d1212a
Reverse triangle
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
18 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (44%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (6%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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

Pedro Rocha Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
21452Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLBotinhaLas Vegas NGO85KGSF2019
21537Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLArmbarDallas SMOABS4F2019
22852Dante LeonDante LeonLTriangle armbarNoGi Worlds79KG4F2019
23183John CombsJohn CombsLArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23782Lucas ValenteLucas ValenteLPoints3CG Kumite III85KGSPF2020
23946Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLRNCAustin OpenABSSF2020
23964Leo SilvaLeo SilvaLPts: 2x0Oklahoma Open82KGSF2020
24367Ronaldo JuniorRonaldo JuniorLPts: 22x2Houston Open88KGF2020
24461Andrew WiltseAndrew WiltseLPts: 0x0, PenNo Gi Pan Am.85KGF2020
24554Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioLPts: 0x0, AdvAmerican Nats100KG4F2020
25204Stanley RosaLOutside heel hookDallas NGO85KGF2021
25803Stanley RosaLN/AHouston NGO85KGF2021
26110Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.85KG8F2021
26581Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLInside heel hook3CG MW GP85KGSF2021
26930Oliver TazaOliver TazaLKneebarAustin NGO85KGF2021
28266Jeferson GuaresiJeferson GuaresiLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGF2021
33608Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0Austin SMNGO85KGSF2022
33613Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0Austin SMNGOABSSF2022
21457Fellipe TrovoFellipe TrovoWPts: 2x0Las Vegas NGOABSF2019
21534Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWPts: 2x0Dallas SMO88KGF2019
21543Vinicius GarciaVinicius GarciaWGuillotineDallas SNGO85KGF2019
21544Renato TagliariWReverse triangleDallas SNGO88KGSF2019
21545Tom LoubersanesWDQDallas SNGO88KGF2019
21780Thiago SaldanhaWRNCBrasileiro NoGi85KGR12019
21782Pedro MatiasWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGi85KG4F2019
21784Joao OliveiraWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGi85KGSF2019
21785Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro NoGi85KGF2019
23294David OlivierWRNCNew Orleans NGO85KGF2020
23942Orlando CastilloWPts: 4x9Austin OpenABS4F2020
23949Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWPts: 2x0Austin NGOABSF2020
24456Timothy WelchWPts: 4x2No Gi Pan Am.85KG4F2020
24459Juan CleberWGuillotineNo Gi Pan Am.85KGSF2020
24589Victor BrazWGuillotineAmerican NGN85KGSF2020
24590Enrique MarchWGuillotineAmerican NGN85KGF2020
25121Oliver TazaOliver TazaWReferee DecisionF2W 16485KGSPF2021
25202Avery BrooksWArm in guillotineDallas NGO85KGSF2021
25726Tony TiptonWGuillotineF2W 16983KGSPF2021
25801Arian MacedoWGuillotineHouston NGO85KGSF2021
26579Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWReferee Decision3CG MW GP85KG4F2021
26929Rennick KamaWPts: 14x0Austin NGO85KGSF2021
28255Enrique MarchWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KG8F2021
28263Michael PerezMichael PerezWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KG4F2021
28264Hunter NewtonWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KGSF2021
35132Joao BrazWGuillotineAtlanta FNGO91KGSF2022
35134Hunter ColvinWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta FNGO91KGF2022
35450Elder CruzElder CruzWPts: 4x0NoGi Pan91KG4F2022
35453Alejandro TolmosWGuillotineNoGi Pan91KGSF2022
35454Thiago SaldanhaWGuillotineNoGi Pan91KGF2022
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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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