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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. Pena, Mica, Andrey & Vagner To Headline Honor Submission Challenge July 3

    Pena, Mica, Andrey & Vagner To Headline Honor Submission Challenge July 3

    Jun 28, 2022

    Honor has brought in a group of decorated veterans and thrilling rookie black belts for its first event: Felipe Pena, Mica Galvo, Fabricio Andrey, and Vagner Rocha are all ready to throw down in the Mediterranean.
  2. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jun 27, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  4. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2

    Dec 10, 2021

    Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed  thrilling action throughout the day.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.