Marcus Almeida Officially Signs With ONE Championship

17-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Marcus Almeida

ONE Championship’s heavyweight ranks just got even bigger.

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida officially signed with the world’s largest martial arts organization on Thursday, 30 July.

ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong confirmed the news on his social media channels.

NEWS ALERT: Please join me in welcoming 13x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt World Champion Marcus Almeida Buchecha to ONE…

Posted by Chatri Sityodtong on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Almeida is considered a modern-day legend in the grappling world.

The 30-year-old São Paulo, Brazil, native has claimed 13 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships, including six in the openweight category – three more than the previous record holder, former ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion Roger Gracie.

Now, Almeida hopes to replicate that magical run in mixed martial arts.

The Brazilian is expected to make his ONE debut in 2021, and he will hold his training camps at Evolve MMA in Singapore.

At ONE, Almeida is joining a division that includes the likes of Arjan “Singh” Bhullar, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli, Alain “The Panther” Ngalani, recent signee Tom DeBlass, and of course, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera.

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