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Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida

Weight Limit
259.04 LBS / 117.5 KG
6'3" FT / 191 CM
33 Y
American Top Team / Evolve MMA

About Marcus Almeida

Brazilian heavyweight star Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida did not always dream of becoming a martial arts legend.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he routinely hit the beach and wanted to become a professional surfer. However, riding the waves would not be his calling. During his teenage years, Almeida followed in his father and sister’s footsteps, where he began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was there that he found his true passion.

Once “Buchecha” got on the mats, he fell in love with the grappling art and was determined to master the craft. The Brazilian claimed his first IBJJF World Title in 2010 in no-gi competition, and following his victory, he received his black belt while on the podium. Ultimately, he would become a 17-time BJJ World Champion. Most notably, he won six of those titles in the openweight category, which is a record that still stands today.

After feeling like he had accomplished everything he could in the BJJ world, Almeida decided to make the transition into MMA and signed with ONE Championship in July 2020. The heavyweight has since made a massive impact in the world’s largest martial arts organization, where he has used his signature grappling, ground control, and powerful submissions to great effect. In fact, he finished his first four opponents in the first round. 

“Buchecha” embraces the martial arts spirit, and he works every day to improve his techniques and become the best all-around fighter he can possibly be. That mentality has paid dividends thus far, and he is quickly becoming the most feared heavyweight combat sports athlete on the planet.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
R3 (5:00) Oumar_Kane avatar 500x345 1
Oumar Kane
Senegal Aug 4, 2023
ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs. Grigorian on Prime Video
Aug 4, 2023
Submission SUB
R1 (1:04)
R1 (1:04)
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Kirill Grishenko
Belarus Aug 27, 2022
ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II
Aug 27, 2022
R1 (2:24)
R1 (2:24)
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Simon Carson
Australia Jun 3, 2022
ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen
Jun 3, 2022
Submission SUB
R1 (2:27)
R1 (2:27)
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Kang Ji Won
South Korea
Winter Warriors
Dec 3, 2021
South Korea Dec 3, 2021
Winter Warriors
Dec 3, 2021
Submission SUB
R1 (2:55)
R1 (2:55)
R1 (2:55) Anderson_Silvaavatar 500x345
Anderson Silva
Sep 24, 2021
Brazil Sep 24, 2021
Sep 24, 2021

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