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Vagner Rocha is a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and former MMA fighter. Born in Brazil June 6, 1982 Rocha moved to the U.S. at a young age and was raised in Florida. A UFC veteran, Rocha has enjoyed success primarily in no-gi grappling events. He is an ADCC silver and bronze medalist, making the podium in 2019 and 2017 respectively. He represents Fight Sports.

  1. How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom

    How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom

    Nov 5, 2021

    Everybody knows how tough it is to get into ADCC. The biggest and most prestigious no-gi event in the world, participation is limited to an exclusive few who qualify one of three ways. First, podium finishers get invited back. Second, a handful of invites are reserved for standout names from the world of grappling, with only elite caliber athletes getting the call.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials

    Nov 1, 2021

    The 1st North American ADCC Trials, which is one of seven trials leading to the ADCC 2022 World Championships, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a record setting event, with the most registered athletes in the history of the ADCC Trials.
  3. Roberto Cyborg, Vagner Rocha Respond To Involvement with Marcel Goncalves

    Roberto Cyborg, Vagner Rocha Respond To Involvement with Marcel Goncalves

    Aug 17, 2021

    FloGrappling Note: Abuse and harassment stands at odds with the core values as taught by martial arts. FloGrappling stands with victims. If you or somebody you know has been affected by sexual harassment or abuse please seek assistance from law enforcement. For more information and resources go to www.rainn.org.
  4. Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Updates & Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 28, 2021

    FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One is back in Austin, TX for another star-studded event. Tonight, Checkmat’s world champion heavyweight, Luiz Panza, will face Craig Jones, who is filling in for Gordon Ryan.
  5. Official Weigh-In Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Official Weigh-In Results | Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 27, 2021

    All 18 athletes are weighed in and ready to go for FloGrappling’s no-gi grappling event, Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  6. Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    Betting Lines | Value Bets At Who's Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza

    May 24, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Luiz Panza.
  7. Nicky Ryan Takes On Gabriel Almeida At Who's Number One On May 28

    Nicky Ryan Takes On Gabriel Almeida At Who's Number One On May 28

    May 10, 2021

    Nicky Ryan is set to make his fourth appearance on FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One on May 28 when he takes on Checkmat’s Gabriel Almeida.
  8. Josh Hinger To Make WNO Debut Against No.1 Middleweight, Vagner Rocha

    Josh Hinger To Make WNO Debut Against No.1 Middleweight, Vagner Rocha

    May 5, 2021

    The no.1-ranked middleweight, Vagner Rocha, is set to return to FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One in May 28 when he takes on three-time No-Gi World Champion and 2019 ADCC bronze medalist, Josh Hinger.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan on Joe Rogan, What Did We Learn?

    Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan on Joe Rogan, What Did We Learn?

    May 3, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: Vagner Staves Off The New Generation

    Grappling Bulletin: Vagner Staves Off The New Generation

    Apr 26, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it LIVE on YouTube or Facebook.
  11. PJ Barch Will Be The First Competitor To Face Gordon & Nicky Ryan

    PJ Barch Will Be The First Competitor To Face Gordon & Nicky Ryan

    Apr 7, 2021

    More than five years after his match with Gordon Ryan, PJ Barch is now slated to face the younger Nicky Ryan at FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo later this month on April 30.
  12. 10 Facts From Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    10 Facts From Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Mar 30, 2021

    The seventh installment of Who's Number One is in the books. Many of the competitors involved hit landmark victories which will certainly shake up the rankings. Several of the athletes also made, or altered, history.
  13. Live Updates & Results | WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Live Updates & Results | WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Mar 26, 2021

    Tonight, the no.1-ranked pound for pound grappler will take on yet another top-ranked contender. Gordon Ryan is set to face the no.1-ranked middleweight, Vagner Rocha in the main event at Who’s Number One, a 30-minute match.
  14. For The First Time In His Career Vagner Rocha Will Be The Good Guy

    For The First Time In His Career Vagner Rocha Will Be The Good Guy

    Mar 23, 2021

    After years of being criticized for being too rough, for using "dirty" tactics, and for generally being a nasty competitor, Vagner Rocha finally has the support of the jiu-jitsu community in his match against Gordon Ryan. 
  15. Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Betting Lines Released For Who's Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

    Mar 22, 2021

    The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha.