Last year, ONE Championship officials announced the signing of two-time ADCC champion and 13-time Jiu Jitsu World Champion Marcus Almeida, also known as Buchecha.
The famed grappler successfully transitioned to mixed martial arts and became an MMA fighter, having gone 2-0, with two first round submission victories in 2021.
Buchecha now makes his third walk to the ONE circle this Friday when he meets Simon Carson (2-1) at ONE: 158 in Singapore.
“I’m ready to fight for 15 minutes,” Buchecha said of the pending contest. “Striking if I have to, grappling if I have to… I’m training a lot, I’m not training just grappling. I’m not just training jiu-jitsu. I’m training MMA, I’ve become an MMA Fighter.”
Main Card For ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen
Tawanchai PK.Saenchai vs. Niclas Larsen (Muay Thai – featherweight)
Kwon Won Il vs. Fabricio Andrade (MMA – bantamweight)
Reece McLaren vs. Xie Wei (MMA – flyweight)
Kairat Akhmetov vs. Tatsumitsu Wada (MMA – flyweight)
Rade Opacic vs. Guto Inocente (kickboxing – heavyweight)
Alex Silva vs. Adrian Mattheis (MMA – strawweight)
Lead Card For ONE 158: Tawanchai vs. Larsen
Yodkaikaew Fairtex vs. Gurdarshan Mangat (MMA – flyweight)
Marouan Toutouh vs. Constantin Rusu (kickboxing – lightweight)
Marcus Almeida vs. Simon Carson (MMA – heavyweight)
Odie Delaney vs. Mehdi Barghi (MMA – heavyweight)
Duke Didier vs. Jasur Mirzamukhamedov (MMA – heavyweight)
Jenelyn Olsim vs. Julie Mezabarba (MMA – atomweight)
Kim Kyung Lock vs. Edson Marques (MMA – lightweight)
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