The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Marcus Almedia, also known as “Buchecha” will have his second MMA fight for ONE Championship on December 3rd.
In his first fight, Buchecha fought Anderson Manael da Silva (Not related to Anderson “the spider” Silva) and won his debut via a north-south choke in the first round.
This time, Buchecha will face the knockout artist Kang Ji Won and this will be a tough challenge for the BJJ legend. Dang Ji Won has 5 wins and no losses in his MMA career and all of these wins have come via KO or TOK in the first round.
It should be interesting to see if Buchecha can stay away from Kang Ji Won’s power and take him to the ground where he holds the advantage.
Buchecha has been seen training with American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, USA. This is a great move for Buchecha as ATT has trained some of the best fighters in MMA today including Amanda Nunes, Junior Dos Santos, and Jorge Masvidal to name a few.
Buchecha will also have another BJJ legend on his corner by the name of Leo Vieira. The head coach and founder of Checkmat Jiu-Jitsu.
Almeida has already dominated the BJJ arena and now he is gearing up to have an amazing MMA career. He is preparing the right way and recruiting the right people in his corner.
However, starting his MMA career at 31 years old and in such a high-level competition like ONE Championship could prove to be more than he can chew. Only time will tell if he is able to rise to the challenge or crumble under the pressure.
We have seen BJJ superstars have amazing MMA careers such as Jacare Sousa, Fabricio Werdum, and Gilbert Burns. But we have also seen many people underestimate the striking aspect of MMA and get destroyed in the process.
Buchecha Almeida still has time to improve his striking game and he is recruiting the right people to do so. He looked very good in his debut and we are excited to see him fight again.