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Marcus Almeida, commonly known as "Buchecha," is one of the most successful jiu-jitsu competitors in history.

  1. 5 Iconic Breakthrough Moments From IBJJF Worlds History

    5 Iconic Breakthrough Moments From IBJJF Worlds History

    Nov 23, 2021

    The 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships is just around the corner. The most exciting gi event every year, Worlds is an opportunity for athletes to establish their dominance and build on their legacies. But it’s also a chance for the new guard to ascend to the top of the sport, and to etch their names in the history books.
  2. With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?

    Nov 23, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF World Championships returns after a two-year hiatus, and one of the biggest questions from jiu-jitsu fans, followers and analysts is about who will win the absolute division.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Nov 15, 2021

    Following Victor Hugo's big win in the final of the IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Heavyweight Grand Prix, questions have arisen over the legality of the attack due to the torque applied to both the knee and the ankle.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year

    Oct 25, 2021

    An IBJJF Pans title, gold medals at No-Gi Pans and No-Gi Worlds, third place at the WNO Championship, and this weekend, the EUG 155 lb title. Diego “Pato” Oliveira is undoubtedly having the year of his career.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names

    Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names

    Mar 15, 2021

    If you tuned into Fight to Win 166 on Saturday evening you would have seen four badass black belt matches back to back. Nothing new for Fight to Win, who consistently make competitive and entertaining matches, but this particular event stood out for one big reason. 
  6. Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History

    Mar 8, 2021

    The long-anticipated debut of heel hooks in the IBJJF no-gi format has finally arrived. The Dallas No-Gi Open went down on Sunday, March 7. It was a historic event as the first tournament in the history of the IBJJF to allow heel hooks for adult brown and black belts. 
  7. Buchecha Confirms MMA Debut, Faces Undefeated KO Artist

    Buchecha Confirms MMA Debut, Faces Undefeated KO Artist

    Mar 3, 2021

    Buchecha's long-awaited MMA debut has a date. The ADCC and IBJJF World champion will enter the ring with ONE Championship in Singapore on April 14. 
  8. The Rear Triangle: Key Concepts Of Kaynan's New Weapon | Technique Showcase

    The Rear Triangle: Key Concepts Of Kaynan's New Weapon | Technique Showcase

    Dec 6, 2020

    Kaynan Duarte may have been testing out some new tricks during his double-gold medal run at No-Gi Pans in November. He submitted four of his five opponents, remarkably, with the same submission each time.
  9. A Guide To Agility For Heavyweights | Technique Showcase

    A Guide To Agility For Heavyweights | Technique Showcase

    Nov 14, 2020

    Competitors at the heaviest weight classes are often associated with heavy, unidirectional passing. We often see the heavy, super heavy, and ultra heavyweights forcing their ways into their opponents half guards and then slowly grinding forward to earn a pass. 
  10. Buchecha To Retire from BJJ? Signs MMA Deal With Khabib's Manager

    Buchecha To Retire from BJJ? Signs MMA Deal With Khabib's Manager

    Jul 24, 2020

    IBJJF and ADCC champion Marcus Buchecha Almeida is set to hang up his gi and put on the gloves. 
  11. Ranking The Best +99KG Champs In ADCC History

    Ranking The Best +99KG Champs In ADCC History

    May 10, 2020

    Since its inception in 1998, the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) World Championships has been the premier no-gi competition, starting as a way for athletes from various disciplines to test themselves. Initially taking place yearly and then moving to a biennial affair, there have been 13 ADCC events so far in its history.
  12. WNO Mixtape: This Weeks Greatest Hits!

    WNO Mixtape: This Weeks Greatest Hits!

    Apr 18, 2020

    We had a crazy lineup this week on the WNO Podcast, with ADCC champs on the show all five days. There were a combined 30 IBJJF and 15 ADCC world titles on the show this week. Of course that led to a bunch of great moments, I'll compile a few of them here, but first here are the full episodes - 
  13. WNO Highlights: Buchecha And Felipe Pena

    WNO Highlights: Buchecha And Felipe Pena

    Apr 16, 2020

    Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida and Felipe "Preguica" Pena are not only two of the best in the game, but they are also great friends and training partners. We brought them together for Episode 42 of the WNO Podcast. Here are some of the highlights:
  14. Buchecha, Galvao, & Romulo Speak On Mindful Drilling

    Buchecha, Galvao, & Romulo Speak On Mindful Drilling

    Apr 2, 2020

    Although jiu-jitsu academies may be closed for the foreseeable future, if you're lucky, you may be quarantined with a fellow practitioner, meaning you still have the chance to develop functional, practical jiu-jitsu skills through drilling and concept exploration. 
  15. Rewind To The Match Of A Decade And Roger Gracie's Final Fight

    Rewind To The Match Of A Decade And Roger Gracie's Final Fight

    Mar 24, 2020

    Few matches have captivated the jiu-jitsu world quite like the 2017 rematch between Roger Gracie and Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida.