Chris de la Rocha

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Chris de la Rocha
Born (1979-05-15) 15 May 1979 (age 40)
San Jose, California, Unites States[1]
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight110 kg (243 lb; 17 st 5 lb)
Reach80 in (203 cm)
Fighting out ofWashougal, Washington, United States
RankPurple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu[2]
Years active2013–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission2
By knockout3
OccupationWashington State correctional officer[3]
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Chris de la Rocha (born May 15, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and he competes in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship


De La Rocha was born in San Jose, California, United States. He started his MMA journey from a young age training in Jiu Jitsu where he won multiple grappling competitions. He started training in boxing in 2010 and went on to compete in the 2010 Western States Police and Fire Games where he won the Boxing gold medal. With that win, he decided to transitional to compete in mixed martial arts.[4]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

De La Rocha made his professional debut in 2013 under Prime Fighting and defeated Matt Howell via knockout in the first round. After four fight winning streak He was signed by UFC with a record of 4-0.[5][6]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

De La Rocha made his promotional debut on July 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites against Daniel Omielanczuk replacing Konstantin Erokhin.[7] He lost the fight via technical knockout in first round.[8]

His second fight came on May 29, 2016 at UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt against Adam Milstead.[9] He lost the fight via technical knockout in the second round.[10]

After a hiatus of 18 months, suffering from a bicep injury, Rocha returned to face Rashad Coulter on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225, replacing Allen Crowder.[11][12] He won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[13]

De La Rocha faced Juan Adams on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox 31.[14] He lost the fight via technical knockout in the third round.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Rocha is a Washington State correctional officer.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
8 matches 5 wins 3 losses
By knockout 3 3
By submission 2 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5–3 Juan Adams TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 15 December 2018 3 0:58 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 5–2 Rashad Coulter TKO (punches) UFC 225 9 June 2018 2 3:53 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 4–2 Adam Milstead TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Almeida vs. Garbrandt 29 May 2016 2 4:01 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 4–1 Daniel Omielańczuk TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites 18 July 2015 1 0:48 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 4–0 Matt Kovacs Submission (rear-naked choke) Prime Fighting 5 14 March 2015 1 2:34 Ridgefield, Washington, United States
Win 3–0 D.J. Linderman TKO (punches) WFC 25: Brawl at the Beach 26 July 2014 1 3:26 Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Win 2–0 Richard Foster Submission (armbar) Prime Fighting 8 March 2014 2 3:33 Ridgefield, Washington, United States
Win 1–0 Matt Howell KO (punch) Prime Fighting 28 September 2013 1 2:22 Ridgefield, Washington, United States


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chris De La Rocha - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  2. ^ "Chris De La Rocha - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "UFC signs two new HW/LHW fighters". Bloody Elbow. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  4. ^ "Chris De La Rocha - Official UFC® Fighter Profile". Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  5. ^ Primetown</a>, <a href="/authors/10:jayprimetown" title="View all articles from Jay Primetown">Jay. "UFC Fight NIght 72 Newcomer Breakdown: Chris De La Rocha". Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  6. ^ "Chris de la Rocha MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  7. ^ "Daniel Omielanczuk gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland". MMAjunkie. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  8. ^ "UFC Fight Night 72: Daniel Omielanczuk stops Chris De La Rocha in 48 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2015-07-18. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night 88 gets 8 new fights, including Saffiedine-Story, Masvidal-Larkin". MMAjunkie. 2016-03-20. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night 88 results: Adam Milstead's right hands earn stoppage of Chris De La Rocha". MMAjunkie. 2016-05-29. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  11. ^ "Coulter meets de la Rocha in UFC 225 bout". UFC. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  12. ^ "With Allen Crowder out, Rashad Coulter gets new UFC 225 opponent". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-05-14.
  13. ^ "UFC 225 results: Chris De La Rocha survives first-round slugfest, grinds out Rashad Coulter in second". MMAjunkie. 2018-06-10. Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  14. ^ DNA, MMA (2018-10-17). "De La Rocha vs. Adams & Milstead vs. Rodriguez toegevoegd aan UFC Milwaukee". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  15. ^ "Juan Adams def. Chris De La Rocha at UFC on FOX 31: Best photos". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  16. ^ Silva, Carolina Landim da Costa e; Medeiros, Francisco Das Chagas (2018-03-28). "Avaliação endometrial histeroscópica de pacientes com câncer de mama virgens de tratamento". Revista de Medicina da UFC. 58 (1): 21. doi:10.20513/2447-6595.2018v58n1p21-25. ISSN 2447-6595.
  17. ^ "Chris de la Rocha MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography -". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-08-10.

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