Marcus Almeida, commonly known as "Buchecha," is one of the most successful jiu-jitsu competitors in history.
Gordon Ryan Training With Buchecha? The Two Legends Hit The Mats
Oct 31, 2023Two of the best grapplers ever recently shared the mat for what may be the first time, as Gordon "The King" Ryan and Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida trained together in Florida with American Top Team's wrestling coach Steve Mocco. There aren't any details about how the session went, or if they even rolled together, but it's notable to see the two former no-gi rivals sharing the mat and improving together.
'Buchecha' Releases Documentary About His Life, Premieres At Jiu-Jitsu Con
Sep 6, 2023The most successful competitor in IBJJF history, Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida, has released a documentary 'Buchecha - Far Beyond World Records'. The video is now available on Buchecha's official YouTube channel and debuted at the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Con. The film, produced in partnerships with companies like IBJJF and FloGrappling, covers his life and career with interviews with him, his coaches, teammates, and family, as well as clips from his most famous matches.
Grappling Bulletin: Why Felipe Pena Finally Agreed To Rematch Gordon Ryan
May 23, 2022There's never a dull moment in the jiu-jitsu world, especially when Gordon Ryan is involved. Last week we dropped the bombshell news that Gordon would return for not one, but TWO big matches prior to ADCC.
Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022
Jan 17, 2022Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review
Jan 4, 2022The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons
Dec 21, 2021All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.
Grappling Bulletin: The Rise & Rise of Tainan Dalpra, New P4P #1 Black Belt
Dec 20, 2021The dust has settled after the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships, and the furor around a certain well-known black belt's middle finger has died down.
Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History
Dec 6, 2021After a very long and very eventful two and a half years, the IBJJF World Championships finally returns for its 25th edition. The long-awaited tournament is now mere days away and brackets just dropped.
5 Iconic Breakthrough Moments From IBJJF Worlds History
Nov 23, 2021The 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.
With No Buchecha at 2021 IBJJF Worlds, Who Wins The Absolute?
Nov 23, 2021The 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.
Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?
Nov 15, 2021Following 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.
Grappling Bulletin: Diego Pato Is Making His Case For Grappler Of The Year
Oct 25, 2021An 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.
Grappling Bulletin: William Tackett Taps Ribamar, Now Wants The Big Names
Mar 15, 2021If 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.
Grappling Bulletin: The First Heel Hook in IBJJF History
Mar 8, 2021The 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.
Buchecha Confirms MMA Debut, Faces Undefeated KO Artist
Mar 3, 2021Buchecha'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.