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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

100 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    36 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    6 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    57 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (1%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

57 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
21
12
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Toe hold
12
7
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
9
5
#d1212a
Submission
9
5
#fad11b
Inverted triangle
4
2
#f58822
Kimura
4
2
#224aba
RNC
4
2
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
4
2
#bf1f6c
Guillotine
4
2
#22c9a5
Triangle
4
2
#fad223
Estima lock
4
2
#03861f
Choke
4
2
#039a1f
Kneebar
4
2
#03b41f
Ezekiel
2
1
#03c61f
Cross ck. f/ mount
2
1
#03d61f
Heel Hook
2
1
#03f61f
Katagatame
2
1
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Footlock
2
1
#a4ff5f
Wristlock
2
1
#dbff5f
Darce choke
2
1
Omoplata
2
1
Botinha
2
1
Flying Triangle
2
1
57
(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
2827Lucio RodriguesLucio RodriguesLPts: 5x0World Pro.O92KGF2011
2889Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLArmbarWorld Champ.ABSSF2011
3048Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.100KGF2011
3063Vinny MagalhaesVinny MagalhaesLHeel hookUltimate Abs.ABS1/4F2011
3070Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLSubmissionWJJPC TrialsABSSF2011
4451Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPts: 7x2World ProO100KGF2013
4836Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 10x0ADCCABSF2013
6957R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2015
2458Bruno VelosoWPointsWPC Gr TrialsO92KGSF2010
2459Augusto FerrariAugusto FerrariWPts: 4x0WPC Gr TrialsO92KGF2010
2530Daniel MoraesDaniel MoraesWRNCCopa AmericaABSSF2010
2560Diego HerzogWPointsNo Gi WorldsABS1/8F2010
2564Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWRNCNo Gi WorldsABS1/4F2010
2794Bruno BastosBruno BastosWCross ck. f/ mountPan American100KGF2011
2823Braga NetoBraga NetoWToe holdWorld Pro.O92KG1/4F2011
2826Caio AlencarWSubmissionWorld Pro.O92KGSF2011
2873Charles DantasWSubmissionWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2877Fabiano “Pega Leve”WToe HoldWorld Champ.ABSR22011
2885Braga NetoBraga NetoWBow and arrowWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2011
3020Charles DantasWWristlockWorld Champ.100KG1/4F2011
3038Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWToe holdWorld Champ.100KGSF2011
3203Joachim HallanWPts: 24x2No Gi WorldsABSR22011
3207Marcelo GoncalvesWPts: 4x0No Gi WorldsABS1/4F2011
3209James HarbisonJames HarbisonWToe HoldNo Gi WorldsABSSF2011
3232Alberto VilanovaWTriangleNo Gi Worlds100KG1/4F2011
3245Joackim HallumWSubmissionNo Gi Worlds100KGSF2011
3255Antonio PeinadoAntonio PeinadoWDarce chokeNo Gi Worlds100KGF2011
3271Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 6x6, AdvPan Am CBJJEABSSF2011
3272Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWPointsPan Am CBJJEABSF2011
3396Marcus AntelantiWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12012
3405Matt JuberaWChokePan AmericanABSR22012
3413Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 10x0Pan AmericanABS1/4F2012
3417Kron GracieKron GracieWKneebarPan AmericanABSSF2012
3519Kitner MouraWOmoplataPan AmericanO100KGSF2012
3521Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0Pan AmericanO100KGF2012
3607Adrian NaliatoWToe holdGramado TrialsO94KGF2012
3675Mike WilsonWPts: 12x0World Pro.O99KGR12012
3677Thiago SouzaWPts: 2x0World Pro.O99KG1/4F2012
3680Jose JuniorJose JuniorWArmbarWorld Pro.O99KGSF2012
3682Braga NetoBraga NetoWBotinhaWorld Pro.O99KGF2012
3746Raymond WarrenWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3755Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarWFlying TriangleWorld Champ.ABSR22012
3756Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 8x7World Champ.ABS1/4F2012
3760Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWChoke from backWorld Champ.ABSSF2012
3762Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 8x4World Champ.ABSF2012
3985Alex SoaresWSubmissionWorld Champ.O100KGR22012
3991Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWKneebarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2012
3995Marcio CruzMarcio CruzWPts: 4x2World Champ.O100KGSF2012
3997Leonardo LeiteLeonardo LeiteWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGF2012
3998Roger GracieRoger GracieD---MetamorisABSSPF2012
4203James PuopoloJames PuopoloWToe holdSD Pro TrialsO92KGF2013
4299UnknownWChokePan AmericanABSR12013
4308Marcel GoulartWInverted trianglePan AmericanABSR22013
4316Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 19x2Pan AmericanABS1/4F2013
4320Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 9x2Pan AmericanABSSF2013
4322Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 4x2Pan AmericanABSF2013
4449UnknownWPointsWorld ProO100KG1/4F2013
4450R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 2x0World ProO100KGSF2013
4456Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPts: 4x3World ProABS1/4F2013
4457Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
4460Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 4x2World ProABSF2013
4509Flavius LuisWKimuraWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4524Bruno BastosBruno BastosWTriangleWorld Champ.ABSRDS2013
4532R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWEzekielWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2013
4536Bernardo FariaBernardo FariaWPts: 7x4World Champ.ABSSF2013
4538Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 10x0World Champ.ABSF2013
4597Igor SilvaIgor SilvaWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2013
4601Alexander TransAlexander TransWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.O100KGSF2013
4812Jimmy FreidrichWToe holdADCCO99KGR12013
4818Hideki SekineWKimuraADCCO99KG1/4F2013
4821Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWPointsADCCO99KGSF2013
4823Joao RochaJoao RochaWHeel HookADCCO99KGF2013
4832Garry TononGarry TononWPointsADCCABS1/4F2013
4834Dean ListerDean ListerWPts: 5x0ADCCABSSF2013
5331Luca AnacoretaLuca AnacoretaWKatagatameWorld Pro.ABSR12014
5341Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansWSubmissionWorld Pro.ABSR22014
5349Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABS1/4F2014
5353Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSSF2014
5356Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 2x0World Pro.ABSF2014
5393Alan FerreiraWPts: 7x0World Pro.O100KG1/4F2014
5395R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWN/AWorld Pro.O100KGSF2014
5397Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World Pro.O100KGF2014
5415Juanes NunesWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR22014
5428R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.ABSRD 42014
5433Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWFootlockWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2014
5435Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWPts: 10x4World Champ.ABSSF2014
5436Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSF2014
5565Helton NogueiraWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KG1/4F2014
5568R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGSF2014
5569Alexander TransAlexander TransWChoke from backWorld Champ.O100KGF2014
6737Rodrigo PereiraWChoke from backWorld ProO95KG1/4F2015
6741R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaWGuillotineWorld ProO95KGSF2015
6743Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 2x0World ProO95KGF2015
6765Helcio PintoWGuillotineWorld ProABSR12015
6771Erberth SantosErberth SantosWEstima lockWorld ProABSR22015
6782Leandro LoLeandro LoWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld ProABSSF2015
6784Alexander TransAlexander TransWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld ProABSF2015
6924Gabriel CheccoWEstima lockJJ World LeagueABSSPF2015
6953Alan RegisWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12015
9443Joao RochaJoao RochaWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGSF2016
9445James PuopoloJames PuopoloWArmbarWorld Champ.O100KGF2016
9451Elliot KellyWPts: 6x0World Champ.ABSR22016
9472Pedro MouraWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/8F2016
9475Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWArmbarWorld Champ.ABS1/4F2016
9479Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 4x2World Champ.ABSF2016
9552Bruno BastosBruno BastosWBow and arrowIBJJF Pro GPABS1/4F2016
9553Joao RochaJoao RochaWPts: 7x0IBJJF Pro GPABSSF2016
9555Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraWPts: 0x0, AdvIBJJF Pro GPABSF2016
9718Eliot MarshalWInverted triangleF2W + MPABSSPF2016
*Closed final with team mate. No fight.

Marcus Buchecha vs Rodolfo Vieira

Marcus Almeida vs Claudio Calasans

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