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From Jiu-Jitsu Legend to MMA Phenom: Marcus Almeida’s Journey

Discover the remarkable journey of Marcus Almeida, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend who has ventured into the world of MMA. Learn about his challenges, successes, and upcoming fight against Oumar ‘Reug Reug’ Kane at ONE Fight Night 13.

17-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Marcus Almeida, also known as ‘Buchecha’, has embarked on a new chapter in his combat sports career by transitioning to mixed martial arts (MMA). Despite his illustrious background in jiu-jitsu, Almeida has discovered that MMA presents a whole new set of challenges and dynamics. In a recent interview on the Money Moicano Podcast with fellow Brazilian fighter Renato Moicano, Almeida shared his experience and the lessons he has learned.

Almeida acknowledged that many people had high expectations for him in MMA due to his remarkable success in jiu-jitsu. However, he quickly realized that success in one discipline does not guarantee success in another. Contrary to popular belief, transitioning from jiu-jitsu to MMA is not as simple as executing takedowns and submitting opponents.

According to Almeida, the key difference lies in the fact that MMA incorporates striking, which adds an entirely new dimension to the grappling-based techniques he was accustomed to. In MMA, fighters must be prepared to defend against strikes while attempting to secure submission holds. Almeida emphasized that this aspect of MMA makes it a different world altogether.

Despite the challenges, Almeida has made an impressive start to his MMA career. Competing under the ONE banner, he remains undefeated after four fights, with none of his opponents making it past the second round. Almeida’s striking skills have also improved significantly, complementing his already formidable jiu-jitsu game.

Almeida’s next fight will take place at ONE Fight Night 13: Allazov vs Grigorian on Prime Video. He will face Oumar ‘Reug Reug’ Kane, a formidable opponent known for his power and aggression in the ring. Almeida’s fans eagerly anticipate his performance in this upcoming bout.

Fight Card

Marcus Almeida vs Oumar Kane
Brazil Country Senegal
17-0-0 Record 3-1-0

The event, set to be held at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok on August 4, promises to be an exhilarating night of MMA action. Prime Video subscribers in North America will have the opportunity to watch the event for free.

Marcus Almeida’s journey from jiu-jitsu legend to MMA phenom showcases his determination to explore new horizons and challenge himself in different combat sports. His success in transitioning to MMA demonstrates his adaptability and skill as an athlete. As Almeida continues to evolve in his MMA career, fans eagerly anticipate his future achievements and the impact he will make in the sport.

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