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Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida
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Marcus Almeida, also known as “Buchecha” (or Bochecha), is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca who is one of the stars of the super and ultra heavyweight divisions of the sport. Before completing his twentieth birthday Buchecha was already revered as the “Next Big Thing” in grappling, a claim he confirmed with successive podium achievements in the black belt divisions, including a double win (weight and open weight division) at the 2012 2013 and 2014 world championship, having become in the process, only the second man to win 3 open weight world championships (the other being Roger Gracie), and the first to win 3 in a row.

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Marcos Vinicius Oliveira de Almeida

Nickname: “Buchecha”, or rather “Bochecha”, means cheek/big cheeks. Marcus’ instructor, Rodrigo Cavaca, nicknamed him Buchecha because when he first started training he was a bit overweight and his cheeks were prominent.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Élcio Figueiredo > Rodrigo Cavaca > Marcus Almeida

Main Achievements

  • ADCC Champion (2013)
  • World Champion (2014, 2013, 2012 weight & absolute)
  • World Nogi Champion (2011, 2010 weight & absolute)
  • Pan American Champion (2012 weight and absolute)
  • World Pro Cup Champion UAEJJ (2012, 2013 absolute, 2014 and 2015 weight & absolute)
  • SP Cup Champion (2010 WLPJJ)
  • Miami Open Champion (2010 weight & absolute)
  • World Silver Medallist (2011)

Weight Division: Super Pesado (up to 100kg-221lbs)

Favourite Position/Technique: Double Leg, Toe Hold, Choke from the back.

Team/Association: Checkmat BJJicon

Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida Biography

Marcus Almeida (192cm / 6’3″ tall) was born on the 8th of January, 1990, in a town called Sao Vicente close to Santos in the state of Sao Paulo. As a child Marcus wanted to be a football (soccer) player, but he was not very good at it by his own admission. He then turned his sights on Surfing a sport he practised from a young age.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu only came into “Buchecha’s” life in his mid teens. He was 14 years old when his sister first started training BJJ. Marcus’s father, Mr Cleiton Almeida, was very protective of his daughter, and started accompanying her to class. With time Mr Cleiton started practising himself, and from there it wasn’t long until he was dragging his son Marcus with him. Luckily young Marcus loved Jiu Jitsu from the start and started training every chance he could.

Marcus’s physical abilities helped by the masterful eye of his instructor, BJJ World Champion Rodrigo Cavaca, soon turned Buchecha into one of the most feared athletes in the lower belt divisions, and after successive wins in the “Brasileiro”, Pan American, Sao Paulo Cup, Scandinavian Open and “Mundial”, Almeida received his black belt (while on the podium after his win at the World Championship in 2010), not long after his father was also awarded his black belt in BJJ. He moved to the United States with his master and his team mate Thiago “Baiano” Aragao in 2010 where he confirmed he belonged in the major league of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, winning the World Nogi Tournament later that year, closing the bracket with his “Avengers” team mate, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu. After a short spell when he returned to his native Santos in 2011 with his master Cavaca, Buchecha came back to the United States where he started coaching and competing full time.

After this return to the United States (2012), Marcus Buchecha Almeida’s career as a black belt competitor took off to another level with a win in both his weight and the absolute category at the Pan American Championships as well as the World Jiu Jitsu Championships (both with IBJJF). He also fought in the legendary Roger Gracie at the Metamoris Pro Invitational, giving a great display of jiu jitsu, tying the match in submission only rules with the 10x world champion.

Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida Jiu Jitsu Record

List of Marcus Almeida’s fight results in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling, in the sport’s the most important tournaments since receiving his black belt.

Marcus Almeida Grappling Record

85 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (58%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
16
8
#86e620
Toe hold
12
6
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
10
5
#d1212a
Submission
10
5
#fad11b
Kimura
4
2
#f58822
Guillotine
4
2
#224aba
Triangle
4
2
#ff9124
Estima lock
4
2
#bf1f6c
Choke
4
2
#22c9a5
Kneebar
4
2
#fad223
Botinha
2
1
#03861f
Flying Triangle
2
1
#039a1f
Inverted triangle
2
1
#03b41f
Mata leao
2
1
#03c61f
Cross ck. f/ mount
2
1
#03d61f
Ezekiel
2
1
#03f61f
Heel Hook
2
1
#82ff5f
Katagatame
2
1
#a4ff5f
Bow and arrow
2
1
#dbff5f
Footlock
2
1
Wristlock
2
1
Darce choke
2
1
Omoplata
2
1
49
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
8 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

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Armbar
33
1
#86e620
Heel hook
33
1
#5AD3D1
Submission
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Marcus Almeida Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2395Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLN/AWorld Pro.O92KGF2011
2440Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
2599Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2011
2612Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLHeel hookUltimate Abs.ABS1/4F2011
2618Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLSubmissionWJJPC TrialsABSSF2011
3767Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 7x2World ProO100KGF2013
4119Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
6003R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
2078Bruno VelosoWPointsWPC Gr TrialsO92KGSF2010
2079Augusto FerrariAugusto FerrariWPts: 4x0WPC Gr TrialsO92KGF2010
2163Diego HerzogWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2167Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWMata leaoNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2010
2362Bruno BastosBruno BastosWCross ck. f/ mountPan American100KGF2011
2391Braga NetoBraga NetoWToe holdWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2394Caio AlencarWSubmissionWorld Pro.O92KGSF2011
2424Charles DantasWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2428Fabiano “Pega Leve”WToe HoldWorld Champ.ABSRD22011
2436Braga NetoBraga NetoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2011
2571Charles DantasWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2011
2589Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWToe holdWorld Champ.100KGSF2011
2747Joachim HallanWPts: 24x2No Gi WorldsABSRD22011
2751Marcelo GoncalvesWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABS1/4F2011
2753James HarbisonJames HarbisonWToe HoldNo Gi WorldsABSSF2011
2776Alberto VilanovaWTriangleNo Gi Worlds100KG1/4F2011
2788Joackim HallumWSubmissionNo Gi Worlds100KGSF2011
2798Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWDarce chokeNo Gi Worlds100KGF2011
2814Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
2815Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
2884Marcus AntelantiWArmbarPan AmericanABSRD12012
2893Matt JuberaWChokePan AmericanABSRD22012
2901Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2012
2905Kron GracieKron GracieWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2012
3007Kitner MouraWOmoplataPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3009Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3121Mike WilsonWPts: 12x0World Pro.O99KGRD12012
3123Thiago SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.O99KG1/4F2012
3126Jose JuniorJose JuniorWArmbarWorld Pro.O99KGSF2012
3128Braga NetoBraga NetoWBotinhaWorld Pro.O99KGF2012
3189Raymond WarrenWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3198Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying TriangleWorld Champ.ABSRD22012
3199Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3203Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
3205Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.ABSF2012
3426Alex SoaresWSubmissionWorld Champ.O100KGRD22012
3432Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
3436Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KGSF2012
3438Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGF2012
3439Roger GracieRoger GracieD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
3558James PuopoloJames PuopoloWToe holdSD Pro TrialsO92KGF2013
3627UnknownWChokePan AmericanABSRD12013
3636Marcel GoulartWInverted trianglePan AmericanABSRD22013
3644Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 19x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
3648Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
3650Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2013
3770Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 4x3World ProABS1/4F2013
3771Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
3774Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
3823Flavius LuisWKimuraWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3838Bruno BastosBruno BastosWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
3846R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
3850Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
3852Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
3911Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
3915Alexander TransAlexander TransWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
4096Jimmy FreidrichWToe holdADCCO99KGRD12013
4102Hideki SekineWKimuraADCCO99KG1/4F2013
4105Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
4107Joao RochaJoao RochaWHeel HookADCCO99KGF2013
4117Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x0ADCCABSSF2013
4538Luca AnacoretaWKatagatameWorld Pro.ABSRD12014
4548Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSRD22014
4556Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
4560Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
4563Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
4599Alan FerreiraWPts: 7x0World Pro.O100KG1/4F2014
4601Ricardo EvangelistaWN/AWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
4603Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
4618Juanes NunesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSRD22014
4631R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD 42014
4636Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWFootlockWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
4638Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 10x4World Champ.ABSSF2014
4639Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
4768Helton NogueiraWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2014
4771R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGSF2014
4772Alexander TransAlexander TransWChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
5811Rodrigo PereiraWChoke from backWorld ProO95KG1/4F2015
5815R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWGuillotineWorld ProO95KGSF2015
5817Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
5837Helcio PintoWGuillotineWorld ProABSRD12015
5843Erberth SantosErberth SantosWEstima lockWorld ProABSRD22015
5854Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
5856Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
5970Gabriel CheccoWEstima lockJJ World LeagueABSSPF2015
5999Alan RegisWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
*Closed final with team mate. No fight.

Marcus Buchecha vs Rodolfo Vieira

Marcus Almeida vs Claudio Calasans

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