Jose   "Dedinho"   Da Rocha

Welterweight
Fighter's record
[W L D] : 10 - 5 - 0
  • Submission : 5 Wins - 0 Losses
  • TKO/KO : 4 Wins - 2 Losses
  • Decision : 1 Wins - 3 Losses
  • Age : 31
  • Height : 1.82 m
  • Reach : 194 cm
  • Leg Span : 113 cm
  • Stance : Orthodox
  • BG Discipline : Muay Thai
  • Strengths : Black belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    Powerful Striking
    Fearless
  • From : Brazil
  • Fighting out of : Natal Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Gym : Pitbull Brothers
  • Trainer : Thiago Tourao
Fighter's Skills Breakdown
  • Submission : 40%
  • Takedowns : 20%
  • Striking : 40%

Fighters Media

EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
Countdown to EFC 63: Pritchard vs Da Rocha
EFC 63: Cape Town - Promo
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EFC 76 Post-Event Press Conference
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WÓJCIK DETHRONES ‘BEASTIE BARBIE’
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EFC 76 Engaged Episode2
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EFC 76 Weigh-in Highlights
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EFC 76 Weigh-In
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‘BEASTIE BARBIE’ READY FOR WÓJCIK

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POLISH ASSASSIN FAVOURED OVER BEASTY BARBIE
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK
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FIGHT WEEK PRESSER WEDNESDAY
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EFC 73 Highlights
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EFC 73 Post-Event Press Conference
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KALUNDA DOES IT FOR AFRICA
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EFC 73 Engaged Episode 4
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EFC 73 Engaged Episode 3
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KALUNDA, DA ROCHA FIRED UP FOR TITLE CLASH
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TRIPLE MONEY ON KALUNDA, QUADRUPLE ON MOYO
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EFC 73 Open Workout Highlights
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EFC 73 Engaged Episode 1
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EFC 73 Undeniable
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The Countdown to Sun City has begun
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LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO SUN CITY
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A KNOCKOUT WEEKEND WITH KALUNDA & DA ROCHA
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KALUNDA VS DA ROCHA STAND-IN FOR DU PLESSIS
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EFC 73 Kalunda vs Da Rocha, Moyo vs Vanderaa Promo
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RELIVE ‘THE PUNISHER’ CLAIMING EFC GOLD THIS WEEKEND
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LIONESS TAKES TO THE SCREENS
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2017 AWARD WINNERS
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EFC 2017 Awards: Submission of the Year
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EFC 2017 Awards: Freshman of the Year
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VOTING OPEN FOR EFC 2017 AWARDS
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PENA / VAN ZYL UNDISPUTED AT EFC 66
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PENA, VAN ZYL & LESAR FAVOURITES
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10 DAYS TO THE BIGGEST REMATCH IN EFC HISTORY
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HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ADDED TO EFC 66
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DA ROCHA PREDICTS SECOND EARLY FINISH
EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
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EFC 63: Post Event Press Conference
EFC 63: Weigh-In
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EFC 63: Weigh-In
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INTENSITY PUSHED TO THE MAX
EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 6
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EFC 63 Engaged: Ep 6
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CAPE TOWN FAVOURS THE AMERICAS
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FIGHT WEEK FAN EVENT CONFIRMED
Countdown to EFC 63: Pritchard vs Da Rocha
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Countdown to EFC 63: Pritchard vs Da Rocha
EFC 63: Cape Town - Promo
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EFC 63: Cape Town – Promo
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CONTENDERS RISING
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THE RECKONING
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GOOD TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
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EFC 59: Post-Event Press Conference
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DU PLESSIS DOES IT FOR SA
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IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
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YOUR PREDICTIONS: EFC 59 – DA ROCHA VS DU PLESSIS
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EFC 59: Weigh-in
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DU PLESSIS FAVOURITE AS BETXCHANGE REVEALS BIG MONEY MAKING ODDS
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NOTORIOUSLY BRAZILIAN
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“I’M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I FINISH HIM”
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SURETY FROM BRAZIL
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IT’S FIGHT WEEK! GET TO CARNIVAL CITY THIS SATURDAY
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EFC 59: Du Plessis vs Da Rocha – Promo
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EFC 59 Engaged: Episode 01
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MEDIA DAY THIS SATURDAY
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BRAZIL’S DA ROCHA STEPS IN TO CHALLENGE DU PLESSIS

Action Shots

  • EFC – 66 – 16 December 2017
  • EFC – 63 – 09 September 2017
  • EFC – 59 – 13 May 2017

Fight History

Pro Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
  • Conrad Seabi
    EFC 76
    Win
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Gunther Kalunda
    EFC 73
    R5 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Pupanga Tresor
    EFC 66
    Win
    R1 Submission (Anaconda Choke)
  • Cameron Pritchard
    EFC 63
    Win
    R1 KO (Punch)
  • Dricus du Plessis
    EFC 59
    R1 TKO (Punches)
  • Talisson Quaresma
    Win
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Alexandre Goncalves
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Raimundo Jonas Lima Gomes
    Win
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Daniel Animal
    Win
    R3 Decision (Split)
  • Thiego Gregorio
    Win
    R1 Submission (Triangle Choke)
  • Daniel Animal
    Win
    R1 KO (Punches)
  • Edmilson Cavalconte
    Loss
    R3 Decision (Unanimous)
  • Oriosvaldo Costa
    Win
    R1 TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
  • Jeferson dos Santos
    Win
    Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)
  • Danilo Thiago Ferreira da Cunha
    Loss
    R1 TKO (Cut)

Exhibition Fight History

  • Opponent
  • Event
  • Result
  • Method
    No fights recorded

Fighters Biography

When and why did you start training martial arts?

In 2011 I had fought 18 or 19 tournaments and then I started having trouble finding opponents. So I felt the need of changing to a sport where the opponents would show up and my fights would stop being cancelled as with Muay Thai guys would be backing out on fight day.

What achievements, ranks and titles have you held?

I’m a Muay Thai regional champion, and state champion in two different states (Rio Grande do Norte and Sao Paulo) in Brazil. I’m also a BJJ Brown belt and have some regional and state titles.

How did you get your fight name?

I have polydactyly, so I have a small finger together with my left thumb. So people called me “Dedinho” which means “small finger”.

What is your favourite technique, and why?

The triangle choke. Because ever since I started MMA my opponents hear I have a good level of Muay Thai and try to take me down. Even guys known for their striking. Some of these times I caught them on triangle chokes and they paid for it.

Who is your hero, and why?

I don’t have a hero, but a guy that I really admire on this sport is Patricky Pitbull. Not only due to his fights, but for the person and fighter he became along the way. And to top it all he’s my training partner and it’s a big honor for me to share the mat with him.

What other interesting information can you tell us about yourself?

I’m a family guy. My hobbies involve going out with my family, I have a wife and a 4 year old son, I also own a branch of the Pitbull Brothers gym and teach Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to several students. I want to be able to live off the sport and conquer titles and also inspire people to always try their best.

What does it mean for you to fight in the EFC?

It means a breakthrough and the opportunity to take my career to the next level. I always worked hard to be able to get to a big stage. I dream of being able to dedicate myself 100% to fighting and getting the EFC belt will be the first step to that reality.

Added Detail

Key Opponents

Notable Fights

  • Opponent
    Event
    Result
  • Pupanga Tresor
    EFC 66
    Win
  • none
  • none
  • none
Jose   Da Rocha