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Jasmine Rocha Taking Momentum Into Title Bout: What To Know About Her

Jasmine Rocha Taking Momentum Into Title Bout: What To Know About Her

Rising jiu-jitsu star Jasmine Rocha challenges Ffion Davies for the flyweight championship at WNO 19: Meregali vs. Duarte in Austin. Here's what to know.

Aug 9, 2023 by Joe Harrington

Jasmine Rocha is looking to add to her already-impressive jiu-jitsu resume as the young grappler will compete for the WNO 125-pound flyweight title on Aug. 10 in Austin, Texas. 

Rocha, the daughter of 3-time ADCC medalist and UFC fighter Vagner Rocha, beat Amanda Bruse in the first WNO event of 2023, which helped put her in position to challenge for the title. Rocha beat Bruse with a no-gi ezekiel choke from mount to get the win. 

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Rocha, a top-5 ranked no-gi competitor, has her work cut out for her as she faces the reigning 125-pound WNO champion, Ffion Davies, the No.1-ranked pound-for-pound no-gi female grappler in the world. 

Their match at Tezos WNO: Meregali vs. Duarte is part of a co-main event. 

Davies and Rocha are in the co-main event, just before the main event featuring Nicholas Meregali and Kaynan Duarte who square off in a heavyweight bout. 

Meregali made quick work of Pedro Marinho in the last WNO event in May, but now faces Duarte, the 2022 ADCC World Champion in the -99kg division. Duarte won gold in the super-heavyweight division at the 2023 IBJJF European Championships.

That match will follow the flyweight title match. Here's what to know about Jasmine Rocha.

Where Is Jasmine Rocha Ranked In BJJ?

While Davies is the no.1-ranked no-gi athlete in the final 2022 FloGrappling 125-pound rankings, Rocha isn't far behind. She came in at no. 4.

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Jasmine Rocha Has Had A Big 2023

Rocha's dominant win at Tezos WNO: Pena vs. Rodriguez opened eyes, but she didn't fall off from that Febuary win. She picked up gold medals in ADCC and IBJJF open competitions.


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What BJJ Belt Is Jasmine Rocha?

Rocha earned her black belt in 2022. She trains at VRMA Fight Sports.

Jasmine Rocha Shares Card With Younger Brother Achilles

There are two Rochas on the card and overall three Rochas are on the WNO roster. Her brother, Achilles, will compete in the prelims at Tezos WNO 19 and their father, Vagner has main evented at WNO before. 

Achilles Rocha will face JB Bechtloff on the undercard of the match. 

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The next Tezos WNO event is Aug. 10 in Austin, Texas at the Palmer Events Center. 

The co-main event of Nicholas Meregali vs. Kanan Durate is a no-gi match. The card also includes Felipe Pena, Nicky Ryan and more. Tezos WNO: Meregali vs. Duarte will stream on FloGrappling and the FloSports app. 

Replays of the matches will be available on both platforms.