Marcus Almeida

Marcus Almeida

Marcus Almeida Buchecha is a member of the big BJJ family and well-known Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter and ADCC grappler. Besides, he has succeeded to achieve great results in Brazilian jiu jitsu tournaments. Also, Buchecha has a brilliant career in the field of BJJ teaching classes and coaching.

What’s Marcus Buchecha‘s favorite BJJ submissions techniques?

Marcus Almeida short biography

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In his childhood, Marcus Buchecha wants to become a football player. But, sooner he turned to surf when he understands that he is not a good footballer.

Then, Marcus begins practicing jiu-jitsu when he was fourteen. In fact, he falls in love with Brazilian jiu jitsu, Marcus had been trained hard on every chance he got usually after school.

As a result, Marcus Almeida got fast the eyes of his instructor Rodrigo Cavaca (world champion). Moreover, he had turned Marcus to an awesome athlete achieving extraordinary results in the BJJ tournaments.

Where does Marcus Buchecha train BJJ?

In 2012 Marcus Almeida moved to the United States, where he started his personal career as a black belt and as a coach and competitor.

In fact, Marcus took jiu jitsu to a high level when he won the double gold at Pan America championship and at the world championship.

Also, when he had conquered the legendary Roger Gracie (10x world champion) at the Matamoris Pro Invitational.

Here is a short presentation about Marcus Almeida Buchecha:

  • Full name: Marcus Almeida
  • Nickname: Buchecha
  • Born: January 8th, 1990, in São Paulo. Brazil.
  • Residence: United States
  • Sports kind: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, grappling.
  • Divisions: Ultra-Heavy weight.
  • Divisions: Ultra-Heavy weight.
  • BJJ Rank: Degree black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca.
  • Team: CheckMat
  • Coach: Rodrigo Cavaca.
  • Years active: Active until the present.
  • Top achievements: Multiple times jiu-jitsu world champion.

Best Marcus Almeida Buchecha’s achievements

Marcus Almeida is a famous grappler known with his great accomplishments from his begging by winning the Brazilian National Championship titles as a blue belt.

What are Buchecha’s main achievements in the grappling martial art tournaments?

Who has won the most BJJ world Championships?

Today, Marcus Almeida Buchecha has the most BJJ Championships with 11 world championships as a black belt.

Here is a summary of Marcus Buchecha jiu jitsu top achievements

  • 13X IBJJF world championship winner.
2009Purple beltBoth weight and absolute
2010Brown beltBoth weight and absolute
2012, 2013, 2014,2016,2017,2019Black beltBoth in the +100 kg division and absolute
2018Black belt+100 kg
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  • 6X world cup Abu Dhabi UAE winner
2012Black belt+100kg
2013Black beltAbsolute
2014Black beltDouble gold +100kg division and absolute
2015Black beltDouble gold +95kg division and absolute
  • 6X IBJJF Pan American Championships winner.
2010Brown beltBoth weight and absolute
2011Black belt-100kg
2012Black belt+100kg
2013Black beltDouble gold +100kg division and absolute
  • ADCC world champion two titles in 2013 and 2017 at the +99 kg division.
  • world grand Prix championships two titles in 2016 and 2017 in the absolute division
  • Jiu jitsu nogi world championship two titles in 2011 both in the absolute and +100 kg division.
  • 5X Brazilian National Championship winner
2007 and 2008Blue beltIn his weight division
2009Purple beltIn his weight division
2010Brown beltBoth weight and absolute


Marcus Buchecha BJJ favorite tournaments techniques

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On the end 2019s, Buchecha BJJ owns a wonderful record in jiu-jitsu and grappling championships. He owns 138 wins (64% by points and 21% by submission) and 35 losses (38% by points and 52% by submission).

In fact, this record was achieved by performing many jiu-jitsu submissions techniques like:


Marcus Buchecha jiu jitsu had used the arm bar technique to submit 15 of his opponents (21% of total matches submissions) like Keith Krikorian (ADCC 2019). Felipe Andrew (IBJJF World 2018). Igor Schneider (IBJJF World 2017). Felipe Pena ((IBJJF World 2014). And more.

source: FloGrappling

TOE HOLD jiu-jitsu submission

Buchecha BJJ had used the toe hold submission to defeat 7 of his opponents (10% of total matches submissions) like Jimmy Friedrich (ADCC 2013), Antonio Peinado (IBJJF World 2011), and more.

source: The Grapple Club


Marcus Buchecha Almeida had used this kind of chokes submissions to defeat 6 of his opponents (8% of total matches submissions) like Matt Jubera (PAN America 2012), Max Gimenis (IBJJF World 2018), and more.


Buchecha had used this the rear naked choke technique to submit 5 of his opponents (7% of total matches submissions ) like Muhamed Aly (ADCC 2019), Tim Spriggs (ADCC 2017), and more.

Otherwise, he uses a lot of other BJJ techniques and submissions such as: Guard passing (Lapel Cradle …), Chokes, Kimura, Arm in Ezekiel, FootLock, Darce Choke, Inverted Triangle, Ezekiel, and more.

Marcus Almeida Buchecha top matches

Buchecha BJJ vs Nicholas Meregali (Semi-Final IBJJF World Championship 2018)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Marcus Buchecha vs Rodolfo Vieira (Final World Championship 2013)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Marcus Buchecha vs Keenan Cornelius (Semifinal World Championship 2014)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Buchecha BJJ vs Bernardo Faria (Semifinal World Championship 2013)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Marcus Buchecha almeida vs João Gabriel Rocha (Ultra-Heavy Final World Championship 2018)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)



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