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

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Marcus Buchecha Almeida Training MMA at American Top Team, Discusses Transition From Grappling

Mar 4, 2021

Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida, 31, is one of the most successful black belt grapplers of all time. He holds the record for the most IBJJF World Championship titles (13). He is also a two-time ADCC Champion, a four-time No-Gi World champion, and a six-time UAEJJF World Pro Champion.

Having signaled his intent to transition to MMA, the Checkmat black belt joined up with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida last year to prepare for his debut.