Marcus Almeida “Buchecha”

Buchecha originally wanted to be a soccer player but didn’t progress as he had hoped therefore, turned his sights to surfing where he found a natural passion and spent a large amount of his childhood riding the waves on the sun soaked beaches of Brazil. Once Buchecha got a taste for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu he was training every chance that he was given. From the beginning, Buchecha stood out on the mat with his unorthodox style and natural ability.

12X World Champion

7X World Professional Abu Dhabi

6X Pan American Champion



Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida Highlight | Checkmat

Main achievements

  • 12x World Champion (2014, 2013, 2012 Black Belt weight & absolute, 2010 brown weight & absolute, 2009 purple weight & ABSOLUTE)
  • 7x World Professional Abu Dhabi Cup Champion (2014,2013,2012)
  • ADCC Champion -2013
  • 4x World Nogi Champion (2011 Black Belt weight & absolute, 2009 brown & absolute);
  • 6x Pan American Champion (2013, 2012 Open Wheight and Division, 2011 weight division ,2010 Brown Belt Weight Division)
  • 2x Pan American No GI Champion (2010 Black weight & absolute)
  • 5x Brazilian National Champion (2010 brown weight & absolute, 2009 purple, 2008 & 2007 Blue)

  • 2x Brazilian Teams Champion (2008 purple,2007 blue)