One of the best representatives of Jiu-Jitsu’s newest generation of black belts, João Gabriel Rocha raised some eyebrows at the last World Championship.
Celebrating his 22nd birthday today, Thursday, Rocha climbed as far as the quarterfinals in the absolute, losing to Rodolfo Vieira.
In the super-heavyweight, Soul Fighter’s young talent went further ahead and got to the big final against Bernardo Faria.
Rocha’s best moment in Long beach was without a doubt his semifinal match against 2007’s world champion Rafael Lovato Jr.
Watch how things went down.