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Vagner Rocha

Vagner "Ceará" Rocha

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  • Name: Vagner Rocha
  • Pro MMA Record: 14-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Ceará
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 37 | Date of Birth: 1982.06.06
  • Last Fight: February 17, 2017 in FTP
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Popovitch Academy
  • Height: 5'10" (179cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $8,500 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Vagner Rocha was born on 6 June, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rocha is currently competing in the Lightweight Division of the UFC. 

Rocha began his MMA career in 2009, where he competed in regional promotions throughout Brazil. 

Rocha is currently signed with the UFC. Rocha opened his own gym called the Vagner Rocha Martial Arts in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where he fights out of.

Vagner made his UFC debut on 11 June, 2011 against top contender Donald Cerrone at UFC 131, replacing an injured Mac Danzig. He lost the fight via unanimous decision after being dominated for three rounds.

In his second UFC bout Rocha defeated Ultimate Fighter alumni Cody McKenzie on 17 September, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 25 by submission due to a rear naked choke in the second round.

Rocha was expected to make his featherweight debut against Mike Brown on January 15, 2012 at UFC on FX 1. However, Brown was forced from the bout with an injury. Rocha instead made his featherweight debut against Jonathan Brookins on 15 February, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 1. He lost the fight via KO in the first round. After the loss to Brookins, Rocha was subsequently released from the promotion.

After being released from the UFC Rocha began fighting with Fight Time promotion where he won the Lightweight Division.

Rocha faced Mike Bruno on 2 November, 2012 at Fight Time 12. Rocha won the fight by submission in the second round.

Rocha faced Kamrin Naville on 15 February, 2013 at Fight Time 13. Rocha won the fight by unanimous decision.

Rocha faced J.P. Reese on 26 April, 2013 at Fight Time 14. Rocha won the fight by submission in the fifth round.

Rocha faced Randy Barroso on 23 August, 2013 at Fight Time 16. Rocha won the fight by submission in the first round.

On 20 April, 2014, it was announced that Rocha would return at UFC 172 to replace Yancy Medeiros, who shifted in the card to face Jim Miller, against Joe Ellenberger. However, Rocha suffered a last-minute training injury and the bout was removed from the card.

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