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Vagner Rocha

Vagner "Ceará" Rocha

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  • Name: Vagner Rocha
  • MMA Record: 14-4-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Ceará
  • Current Streak: 3 Wins
  • Age: 34 | 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
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Personal Pages: Twitter

Vagner Rocha Lightweight Ranking History

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Vagner Rocha MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Cu Yoislandy Izquierdo
13-4-0 10-3-0

Us Fight Time 35: A New Era
Main Event | Title Match | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.02.17
Cancelled Bout Yoislandy Izquierdo Fight Time 34 2016.12.16
Win | KO/TKO
2:36 Round 3 of 5, 12:36 Total

Br Rafael Alves
12-4-0 14-7-0

Us Fight Time 32
Main Card | Title Defense | Lightweight

2016.08.12
Win | KO/TKO
4:35 Round 1 of 3

Br Gabriel Miranda
11-4-0 9-3-0

Us Fight Time 30
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.04.22
Cancelled Bout Joe Duffy UFC 185 2015.03.14
Reason: Rocha Injury
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:52 Round 2 of 3, 6:52 Total

Au Jake Matthews
11-3-0 8-0-0

Au UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: +355 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
#44 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Cancelled Bout Joe Ellenberger UFC 172 2014.04.26
Reason: Rocha Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
3:09 Round 1 of 5

Ve Randy Barosso
10-3-0 6-5-0

Us Fight Time 16: Rocha vs. Barroso
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.08.23
Weigh-In: 154.6 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | Submission | Choke
2:18 Round 5 of 5, 22:18 Total

Us JP Reese
9-3-0 9-4-0

Us Fight Time 14: This Means War!
Main Event | Title Defense | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.04.26
Weigh-In: 154.3 lbs (70.0 kgs) | Referee: James Warring
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Kamrin Naville
8-3-0 7-6-0

Us Fight Time 13: MMA Kings
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.02.15
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Ortiz
Win | Submission | Choke
0:53 Round 2 of 3, 5:53 Total

Us Mike Bruno
7-3-0 11-4-0

Us Fight Time 12: Warriors Collide
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.11.02
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:32 Round 1 of 3

Us Jonathan Brookins
7-2-0 12-4-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.02.15
Odds: +150 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout Mike Brown UFC on FX 1 2012.01.20
Reason: Brown Knee Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
3:49 Round 2 of 3, 8:49 Total

Us Cody McKenzie
6-2-0 12-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.09.17
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Donald Cerrone
6-1-0 14-3-0

Ca UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.06.11
Odds: +500 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Jacob Clark

Us Florida Regional

2011.05.06
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Bret Bergmark
5-0-0 5-1-1

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.06.26
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $2,500 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:07 Round 2 of 3, 7:07 Total

Br Francisco Soares
4-0-0 4-1-0

Us Bellator 13
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.04.08
Weigh-In: 168.5 lbs (76.4 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Patrick Mikesz

Us Florida Regional

2010.03.05
Win | Submission | Armlock

Pe Renato Puente

Pe Peru Regional

2009.10.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Igor Gracie
1-0-0 1-1-0

Us Bellator 11
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.06.12
Odds: +218 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs)
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Alan Arzeno

Us Florida Regional

2009.02.14

Vagner Rocha Wiki Update Wiki

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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