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Joao Gabriel - BJJ Black Belt Won Battle Against Cancer

Joao Gabriel - BJJ Black Belt Won Battle Against Cancer

1. Joao Gabriel Details

Joao Gabriel Details
Name João Gabriel de Oliveira e Silva Rocha
Nickname N/A
Date of Birth 11 July 1991
Nationality Brazilian
Born Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age 31 Years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight 17 September 2022
Last Weigh in Ultra Heavyweight
Weight Class Division Pesadissimo (over 100 kg/221 lbs)
Height 6’9”
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of Dallas, Texas
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Well Rounded
Belt Rank 4th Degree BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by Rafael Barbosa, Leandro Escobar
Head Coach Rafael Barbosa, Leandro Escobar
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Carlson Gracie -> Crézio de Souza -> André Almeida -> Rafael Barbosa / Leandro Escobar -> João Gabriel Rocha
Team/Association Soul Fighters
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2. Joao Gabriel Biography

João Gabriel Rocha is a 4th degree BJJ black belt under Cícero Costha. He is a double gold medalist at the IBJJF American National. He is also a four-time IBJJF World and Pan American champion, as well as an ADCC silver medalist. Rocha’s aggressive and vibrant style makes him a top contender in the grappling combat sport.

2.1. Early Life

João Gabriel Rocha was born on 11th July 1991 in Jacarepaguá, but he moved to Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, where he took his first steps as a toddler in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

2.2. Joao Gabriel Rocha Started Jiu-Jitsu

When Jao was 3 years old his family took him to a toddler’s summer camp in Rio de Janeiro where João Gabriel saw Jiu-Jitsu practices. Here, he got the equitable guidance of Alvaro Mansur, who was the camp instructor. So we can say that João Gabriel's passion for BJJ was sparked under the roof of a toddler summer camp and that credit goes to Professor Alvaro Mansur's mentorship.

2.3. João Gabriel's First BJJ Academy

As he grew up, João Gabriel's parents noticed his interest in BJJ and decided to enroll him in the grappling academy where he could train and practice regularly. Under the guidance of experienced coaches at Marcos Carvalho’s academy, João Gabriel earned all his junior belts with distinction in the competitive journey of BJJ. All these achievements level up the morale of Joao Gabriel Rocha and set him on a path that directed him to one of the most competitive champions of today.

2.4. Joao Gabriel's Lifetime Dedication to the BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu became a passion of Joao Gabriel after attending the Jiu-Jitsu academy, and he never stopped practicing the sport. He dedicated not only his spare time but also his work hours to polishing his technical skills in BJJ.

2.5. Joined Soul Fighter Academy

As he progressed in his training and achievements, he decided to attend the Jiu-Jitsu classes at Soul Fighter academy. Joao Gabriel's coaching was handed over to Leandro Escobar and Rafael Barbosa, who was and still is considered among the founders and dedicated grapplers of Soul Fighter.

2.6. Left His University

Joao Gabriel made Jiu-Jitsu a passion from his childhood and after joining the soul fighter academy, he decided to adopt BJJ as a profession. He also got the advantage of his family's support which helped him in his overall journey. João Gabriel Rocha made the decision to leave his university studies midway to fully dedicate himself to Jiu-Jitsu.

2.7. Joao Rocha’s Dedication Paid Off

The choice to adopt Jiu-Jitsu for a lifetime paid off when João Gabriel reaped the benefits of his dedication with consecutive wins at the world championship. This hard work and support from his family helped pave the way for João Gabriel's success in the sport of BJJ.

2.8. João Gabriel's Progression in Brown Belt

At the beginning of 2013, after his consecutive victories in the world championships, Joao was promoted to brown belt by his coaches Rafael Barbosa and Leandro Escobar. After receiving a brown belt, João Gabriel was selected to compete in the prestigious Copa Podio, a professional BJJ event that starred talented grapplers in the heavyweight division. João Gabriel proved himself to be a top competitor by winning two of his five fights in Copa Podio tournaments.

2.9. Promoted to Black Belt

As a result of his outstanding performance at the Copa Podio, João Gabriel was awarded his Black Belt on 13th January 2013. This achievement marked a significant milestone in Joao Gabriel's BJJ journey, solidifying his status as a leading competitor in the grappling world.

Current Black Belt Degree of Jao Gabriel

2.10. The Triumphant Rise of Joao Gabriel Rocha

Joao Gabriel Rocha had a phenomenal start to his black belt career, making a strong impression in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world by earning a runner-up spot at the prestigious ADCC competition, as well as a Gold medal at the Brazilian Nationals and Silver medal at World Championship. Little did he know, the greatest challenge of his life was just around the corner.

2.11. Joao Gabriel’s Grappled with Death

In early 2014, Rocha was hit in the groin area during training, and his pain persisted for some time. Although he felt severe pain after every training session, he didn’t pay more attention to it.

“I have been kicked before but nothing ever hurt like that, “I thought the pain would go away, but it didn’t.”
(Joao Gabriel Rocha)

After medical diagnosis, the devastating news was revealed that he had a tumor (Testicular Cancer) and would need to undergo chemotherapy and surgery for recovery. The once fierce fighter, who always stood tall in the center ring on the mat with hands held high in victory, now found himself facing a brutal opponent, cancer. Doctors told him that he had an aggressive tumor that spread from the abdomen to the lungs. 

Joao Rocha gathered all his willpower to again stand up on the mat. This diagnosis was a crushing blow for him, but Rocha refused to be defeated. He steeled himself for the grueling battle ahead, knowing that the fight for his life would be the toughest of all.

“I looked at chemo treatments as if they were part of my job, and my job was to get well so I could train again.”
(Joao Gabriel Rocha)

Although this process is not easy for anyone who undergoes chemo sessions five times a week. During this painful but necessary treatment, the vein disappears, and loss of hair and immunity, leaves one feeling weak and vulnerable. But Rocha fought on, determined to overcome the pain and the side effects of the treatment. He knew that the road to recovery would be long and difficult, but he was willing to put in the work to reclaim his life.

2.12. Won the Battle Against Cancer

The grueling treatment of cancer lasted five months, during which he was unable to train Jiu-Jitsu and that was more devastating for a passionate grappler.

“It was a very difficult time for me,” Joao admits. “I’ve been doing BJJ since before I was three years old. Jiu-jitsu was my life, and during my treatments, I felt as if I had no life.”
(Joao Gabriel Rocha)

However, in the last of October, Joao Rocha announced that he won his battle against life-threatening cancer. This was a turning step in Joao Rocha’s struggling life that made him more humble and dedicated toward his life goals.

Through strong willpower and determination, Rocha emerged in the list of victorious. He had overcome cancer that had threatened to take him down, and he was ready to return to the mat. He emerged victorious, ready to take on any challenge that could come his way.

2.13. Overcoming Hardship to Return to the Mat

“Training after chemotherapy was hard, but I was so happy just to be able to step on the mats again.”
(Joao Gabriel Rocha)

Despite the setback, Rocha approached his treatment with a positive attitude and determination. However, returning to training after intense treatment proved to be a very difficult feat. Joao Rocha struggled while doing BJJ training to again secure his leading position but lost at Pan American Championship.

This defeat never put down his fortitude. Joao Gabriel continued his struggle and secured the runner-up spot at the World Championship.

2.14. Memorable Defeat to Buchecha (Marcus Almeida)

After that, Rocha never gave up and continued competing, showcasing his impressive performances at major tournaments such as ADCC and world championships. On returning to the mat, in a rematch Joao defeated Buchecha who had been a formidable opponent.  

It was an emotional moment when Rocha finally defeated Marcus Almeida at BJJ Stars and solidified his name as an elite grappler in the BJJ world.

2.15. Head Coach At Alliance Dallas

After receiving a list of accolades and medals, the decorated BJJ black belt champion and cancer survivor has taken the helm as head coach at Alliance Dallas. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the sport, coupled with his invincible spirit, makes him the perfect leader to guide and inspire the next generation of grapplers at his renowned academy.

Alliance Dallas under the superior headship of Joao Gabriel always stapled in producing the more proficient and successful BJJ athletes in the world. Get ready to elevate your game and reach new heights under the guidance of experienced grappler, Joao Gabriel Rocha by signing in his class at Alliance Dallas. 

2.16. Won Double Gold Medal

The IBJJF American Nationals, held last weekend of August 2020 at the NYTEX Sports Centre in Texas, brought together some of the best U.S.-based fighters in a welcome return to the competition circuit. Among the standout performances was João Gabriel Rocha, who appeared victorious with a double gold medal win.

Rocha's double gold win at the IBJJF American Nationals is a testament to his abilities as a fighter and his dedication to the sport. It's no easy feat to come out on top in a competition filled with some of the top fighters in the U.S. But Rocha proved that he is a force to be reckoned with.

2.17. Rocha's Outstanding Performance in Black Belt Division

In the black belt division, Rocha continues his streak of triumphant victories by first defeating Guilherme Cordiviola of GFTeam in the ultra-heavy final. He then went on to beat Gabriel "Todd" Almeida of Checkmat. It was a truly remarkable performance that showcased Rocha's high-level grappling skill, strength, and determination for the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Joao Gabriel’s First Match of 2023

2.18. Lesson from Joao Rocha’s Life

Joao Gabriel Rocha's life is a testament to the power of the sublime mortal spirit of BJJ and the determination to overcome any obstacle. As a grappler, there are several valuable lessons that can be learned from his struggles and victories.

Be Consistent on the Mat of Life

Joao Gabriel Rocha's story is a powerful reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. His journey, both on and off the mat is a testament to consistency in training. By training regularly, grapplers can improve their technique, knowledge, strength, and confidence. This principle is essential for making progress and achieving one's goals; not only in combat sports but also in every field of life.

Learn from the Losses in Life

Another important lesson is to learn from losses. By analyzing their losses and identifying areas for improvement, grapplers can become more resilient and come back with more power and strength. This mindset will surely help the BJJ practitioners to not be discouraged by their losses but to learn from them.

3. Historic Fights of Joao Gabriel

3.1. Joao Gabriel Vs. Erberth Santos

The semi-final of the IBJJF Pan American Championship was held between the eminent warrior, Joao Gabriel, and the sport's top brown belt, Erberth Santos.

Start of the Bout

This was a sensational match between the two world champions who showed their distinguished grappling skills on the mat. The fight started with the stupendous half-guard attempt of Erberth Santos. Erberth secured 2 points by controlling his opponent. Joao Gabriel passed the half-guard and showcased his defensive skills. This guard pass turned the match in favor of Joao Gabriel. 

End of the Fight

Joao Gabriel controlled his opponent through his powerful mount guard which made him unable to move and escape. Joao Gabriel won the match by a staggering 8 points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2017 IBJJF World Pan American Championship Erberth Santos Win Points Semi-Final Open Class

3.2. Joao Gabriel Rocha Vs. Kitner Moura

Kitner Moura, who has a phenomenal MMA record, takes down Joao Gabriel at the start of the match. He tried to control Joao Rocha in close guard but Joao nullified the possibility with a quick escape. This was the peak moment of the match that turned the result in the favor of Joao Rocha.

Joao Rocha kept his dominant position by immense grip strength on the Kitner Moura’s torso. This strong grip helped him to submit his opponent through shoulder lock.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2017 IBJJF World Pan American Championship Kitner Moura Win Submission (Shoulder Lock) Eliminatory Ultra-Heavyweight

3.3. Joao Gabriel Rocha Vs. Yahia Al Hammadi

The final match of UAEJJF was held between Yahia Al Hammadi And Joao Gabriel Rocha. Both grapplers presented phenomenal performances on the mat.

The match started with the brilliant takedown of Joao Gabriel that pushed his opponent onto the mat. Joao Rocha controlled his opponent through the back mount and secured 2 points. After that Joao tried a neck crank to submit his opponent but Yahia Al Hammadi successfully escaped from Joao Gabriel's grip. The match became more interesting after Yahia Al Hammadi's fantastic sweep.

In the end, Joao Gabriel submitted Yahia Al Hammadi with a cross-collar choke and won the title of UAEJJF champion of 2019.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2017 World Pro Championship Yahia Al Hammadi Win Submission (Collar Choke) Final Absolute Division

4. Main Achievement

Year Event Medal
2008 IBJJF World Juvenile Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenil Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 IBJJF World Juvenile Championship  Silver Silver Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 IBJJF South American Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF World Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 ADCC World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF World Championship Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 UAEJJF King Of Mats, MSK Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Championship Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF American Nationals Gold Gold Medal Icon

5. Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Medal
2008 IBJJF World Juvenile Championship Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenil Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2008 IBJJF World Juvenile Championship  Blue Silver Silver Medal Icon
2009 IBJJF World Championship Purple Silver Silver Medal Icon
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2010 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 IBJJF South American Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2011 IBJJF World Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF World Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2012 CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF World Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 ADCC World Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 UAEJJF King Of Mats, MSK Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Championship Black Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF American Nationals Black Gold Gold Medal Icon

6. Medals and Records

Year Event Position
2008 IBJJF World Juvenile Championship 1st
2008 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Juvenil 1st
2008 IBJJF World Juvenile Championship  2nd
2009 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2009 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2010 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd
2010 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2011 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2011 IBJJF South American Championship 1st
2011 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2012 IBJJF World Championship 1st
2012 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st
2012 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2012 CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 2nd
2012 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2013 ADCC World Championship 2nd
2013 CBJJ Brazilian Nationals 1st
2015 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship 2nd
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship 2nd
2019 UAEJJF King Of Mats, MSK 1st
2019 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Championship 1st
2020 IBJJF American Nationals 1st

7. Joao Gabriel Professional Record Breakdown

134 Matches 97 Wins 37 Losses
By Submission 42 11
By Points 38 17
By Advantage 12 4
By Decision 5 3
By Penalty 0 2

8. Joao Gabriel Submission Method Breakdown

Submission Techniques 42 Wins 11 Loss
Choke from Back 12 0
Violin Armlock 1 0
Calf Slicer 1 0
Arm Lock 1 0
Triangle 1 0
Botinha 1 1
Kata Gatame 1 0
Kimura 1 0
Short Choke 1 0
Choke 1 0
Foot Lock 2 0
Toe Hold 3 1
Submission 4 0
RNC 7 0
Armbar 5 2
Heel Hook 0 3
Outside Heel Hook 0 1
Arm in Ezekiel 0 1
Guillotine 0 1
Kneebar 0 1

9. Joao Gabriel Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L Method Weight Class Stage
2013 Copa Podio Championship Alexandre Souza W Pts: 2x0 100KG GP
2013 Copa Podio Championship Lucio Rodrigues L Pts: 7x0 100KG GP
2013 Copa Podio Championship Bruno Bastos W Pts: 3x0 100KG GP
2013 Copa Podio Championship Braga Neto L Pts: 2x0 100KG GP
2013 ADCC Trials Paulo Henrique W RNC 99KG F
2013 Brasileiro Championship Leo Nogueira W Pts: 11x2 100KG F
2013 World Pro Championship Braga Neto L Points 100KG SF
2013 World Championship Ricardo Rezende W Submission ABS RDS
2013 World Championship Joao Assis W Points ABS RDS
2013 World Championship Rodolfo Vieira L Armbar ABS 4F
2013 World Championship Leonardo Leite W Choke from back 100KG 4F
2013 World Championship Rafael Lovato W Pts: 10x0 100KG SF
2013 World Championship Bernardo Faria L Pts: 6x0 100KG F
2013 Rio Open Grimaldo Filho W Choke from back 100KG F
2013 Rio Open R. Evangelista W Choke from back ABS SF
2013 Rio Open Leandro Lo L Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS F
2013 ADCC Championship Michael Wilson W RNC O99KG R1
2013 ADCC Championship Janne Pietilainen W Pts: 3x0 O99KG 4F
2013 ADCC Championship Jared Dopp W Points O99KG SF
2013 ADCC Championship Marcus Almeida L Heel Hook O99KG F
2013 ADCC Championship David Avellan W Points ABS R1
2013 ADCC Championship Dean Lister L Heel Hook ABS 4F
2014 World Pro Trial Roger Ambrosi W Adv 100KG F
2014 World Pro Trial Rome's Pereira W Armbar 100KG SF
2015 Pan American Championship Gustavo Dias W Pts: 4x2 O100KG R1
2015 Pan American Championship Luiz Panza L Points O100KG 4F
2015 Rio Fall Open Agnaldo Silveira W Choke from back O100KG 4F
2015 Rio Fall Open Faisal ElKitbe W Foot Locker O100KG SF
2015 Rio Fall Open R. Evangelista W Points O100KG F
2015 World Pro Championship T. Gaia L Pts: 0x0, Adv O95KG R1
2015 World Pro Championship Jackson Sousa L Pts: 2x0 ABS R2
2015 Brasileiro Unknown W Submission O100KG 4F
2015 Brasileiro Kitner Moura W Choke from back O100KG SF
2015 Brasileiro Kaue Damasceno W Choke O100KG F
2015 IBJJF World Championship Erberth Santos W RNC 100KG 4F
2015 IBJJF World Championship Yuri Simoes W Choke from back 100KG SF
2015 World Champ. Bernardo Faria L Pts: 8x2 100KG F
2015 ADCC Championship Jason Lees W Pts: 17x0 O99KG R1
2015 ADCC Championship Abraham Marte W Pts: 3x0 O99KG 4F
2015 ADCC Championship Jared Dopp L Pen O99KG SF
2015 ADCC Championship Vinny Magalhaes L Heel hook O99KG 3RD
2015 ADCC Championship AJ Agazarm W Referee Decision ABS R1
2015 ADCC Championship Vagner Rocha W Pts: 3x0 ABS 4F
2015 ADCC Championship Rodolfo Vieira W Pts: 2x0 ABS SF
2015 ADCC Championship Claudio Calasans L Pts: 0x0, Pen ABS F
2016 Pan American Championship Igor Schneider W Short choke ABS R2
2016 Pan American Championship Murilo Santana W Pts: 4x0 ABS 8F
2016 Pan American Championship Tim Spriggs L Pts: 5x2 ABS 4F
2016 IBJJF World Championship Pedro Moura W N/A O100KG 4F
2016 IBJJF World Championship Alexander Trans W Referee Decision O100KG 4F
2016 World Champ. Marcus Almeida L Armbar O100KG SF
2016 BJJ Tour - CT Daniel Mehrkar W Kimura ABS 4F
2016 BJJ Tour - CT Tex Johnson W Choke from back ABS SF
2016 All Star Tour Tarsis Humphreys W Foot Locker ABS F
2016 IBJJF Pro GP Felipe Pena W Pts: 4x4, Adv ABS 4F
2016 IBJJF Pro GP Marcus Almeida L Pts: 7x0 ABS SF
2016 BJJ Pro LA Gustavo Dias W Pts: 17x0 O94KG 4F
2016 BJJ Pro LA Manny Diaz L Pts: 4x4, Adv O94KG SF
2016 US Open Ahmed White W Submission O95KG F
2016 US Open Francisco Iturralde W RNC ABS F
2016 F2W 17 James Puopolo W Referee Decision 100KG SPF
2016 NY BJJ Pro Carlos Farias W Points O94KG SF
2016 NY BJJ Pro Mahamed Aly W Pts: 4x0 O94KG F
2016 San Antonio F. O. Braden Masters W Choke from back O100KG F
2017 Pan American Championship Wellington Peroto W Choke from back ABS R1
2017 Pan American Championship Admilson Gobi W Pts: 11x2 ABS 8F
2017 Pan American Championship Lucas Lepri W Pts: 3x0 ABS 4F
2017 Pan American Championship Erberth Santos W Kata Gatame ABS SF
2017 Pan American Championship Leandro Lo L Toe hold ABS F
2017 ACBJJ 5 Marcos Oliveira W Referee Decision O95KG 4F
2017 ACBJJ 5 Alexander Trans L Referee Decision O95KG SF
2017 IBJJF World Championship Tex Johnson W Botinha ABS R1
2017 IBJJF World Championship Nicholas Meregali W Pts: 3x2 ABS 8F
2017 World Championship Leandro Lo L Pts: 2x0 ABS 4F
2017 IBJJF World Championship James Puopolo W Pts: 4x0 O100KG 4F
2017 IBJJF  Marcus Almeida L Arm in Ezekiel O100KG SF
2017 Austin Open John Rickel W Triangle O100KG F
2017 Austin Open John Combs W Armbar ABS 4F
2017 Austin Open Lucas Pinheiro W Submission ABS SF
2017 IBJJF Pro GP Marcio Cruz W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS 4F
2017 IBJJF Pro GP Marcus Almeida L Botinha ABS SF
2017 ACBJJ 8 Marcelo Bernardo W RNC O95KG 4F
2017 ACBJJ 8 Victor Honorio L Points O95KG SF
2017 BJJ NY Pro Championship Max Gimenis W N/A 94KG SF
2017 BJJ NY Pro Championship Otavio Nalati W Adv 94KG F
2017 No-Gi World Championship Dany Gerard W Pts: 0x0, Adv O97KG 4F
2017 No-Gi World Championship Jared Dopp W Points O97KG SF
2017 No-Gi World Championship Roberto Abreu L Pts: 0x0, Adv O97KG F
2017 No-Gi World Championship James Brasco W Calf slicer ABS R2
2017 No-Gi World Championship Marcus Wilson W RNC ABS R2
2017 No-Gi World Championship Arnaldo Maidana W RNC ABS 4F
2017 No-Gi World Championship Keenan Cornelius W Pts: 4x2 ABS SF
2017 No-Gi World Championship Lucas Barbosa L Pts: 2x0 ABS F
2018 ACB 10 Luiz Panza W Points O95KG SPF
2018 Pan American Championship Max Gimenis W Pts: 0x0, Adv O100KG 4F
2018 Pan American  Gustavo Dias W Pts: 4x0 O100KG SF
2018 Pan American Championship R. Evangelista W Armbar O100KG F
2018 ACBJJ 13 Marcus Almeida L Points O95KG SPF
2018 World Championship T. Antony W Armbar O100KG 8F
2018 World Championship Luiz Panza W Pts: 2x0 O100KG 4F
2018 World Championship Admilson Gobi W Pts: 17x0 O100KG SF
2018 World Championship Marcus Almeida L Referee Decision O100KG F
2018 ACBJJ 14 Nicholas Meregali W Points O95KG SPF
2019 Kasai Dallas Gordon Ryan L Pts: 1x0 120KG SPF
2019 BJJ Stars Marcus Almeida W Pts: 0x0, Adv O100KG SPF
2019 WP BR Qualifier Mauricio Lima W Armlock 110KG 4F
2019 WP BR Qualifier Rodrigo Ribeiro W Pts: 2x2, Adv 110KG SF
2019 WP BR Qualifier Matheus Felipe W Pts: 4x2 110KG F
2019 World Pro Championship Keunwoo Kim W Toe hold 110KG R1
2019 World Pro Championship Khasan Varando W Pts: 4x0 110KG 4F
2019 World Pro Championship R. Evangelista W Pts: 0x0, Adv 110KG SF
2019 World Pro Championship Yahia Hammadi W Choke from back 110KG F
2019 King of Mats Gerard Labinski W Pts: 5x0 110KG RR
2019 King of Mats Kaynan Duarte L Guillotine 110KG RR
2019 King of Mats Igor Silva W Pts: 0x0, Adv 110KG RR
2019 King of Mats Jackson Sousa W Toe hold 110KG RR
2019 King of Mats Jonnatas Gracie W Pts: 3x0 110KG SF
2019 King of Mats Kaynan Duarte W Pts: 0x0, Adv 110KG F
2019 IBJJF GP Patrick Gaudio W Referee Decision ABS 4F
2019 IBJJF GP Vinicius Trator W Adv ABS SF
2019 IBJJF GP Roberto Abreu L Referee Decision ABS F
2019 KOM Jackson Sousa L Pts: 8x6 120KG SPF
2020 Kasai Pro 7 Kyle Boehm L Outside heel hook 120KG RR
2020 Kasai Pro 7 Lucas Barbosa L Pts: 2x0 120KG RR
2020 BJJ Stars Tournament Kaynan Duarte L Pts: 6x4 N/A SPF
2020 American Nationals Jackson Douglas W Choke from back O100KG SF
2020 American Nationals Guilherme Cordiviola W Choke from back O100KG F
2020 American Nationals Andre Porfirio W Violin armlock ABS 8F
2020 American Nationals Leonardo Davila W Toe hold ABS 4F
2020 American Jake Watson W Pts: 10x0 ABS SF
2020 American Nationals Gabriel Almeida W Armbar ABS F
2021 WP BR Qualifier Roosevelt Sousa W Pts: 1x0 120KG 4F
2021 WP BR Qualifier Wallace Costa W Pts: 2x1 120KG SF
2022 ADCC Championship Roosevelt Sousa L Kneebar O99KG R1

10. Top Fight Links of Joao Gabriel Rocha

João Gabriel Rocha vs Gustavo Dias / Pan Championship 2017

João Gabriel Rocha VS Vinicius "Trator" Ferreira / Heavy Weight GP 2019

Joao Gabriel vs Leandro Lo | IBJJF 2017 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

João Gabriel Rocha vs Ricardo Evangelista / Pan Championship 2018

Joao Rocha x Felipe Pena - IBJJF Pro League GP 2016 - Quarter Final

João Gabriel Rocha VS Patrick Gaudio / Heavy Weight GP 2019

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