Jiu-jitsu is believed to be making a comeback in the spotlight of combat sports, according to Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida, who is involved in the ever-evolving sport of mixed martial arts (MMA).
When mixed martial arts originally gained popularity as a sport, the Gracie family and their particular style of Brazilian jiu-jitsu enthralled audiences by demonstrating that physical size and power are not necessarily the most dominant or significant qualities in a fight.
Even though it has come a long way since then, with a variety of styles and techniques taking charge over the past few of decades to create the sport that we see today in 2023, Almeida is still convinced that “the gentle art” is gradually earning the love and admiration it so richly deserves.
As one of the best grapplers on the planet, there aren’t many fighters on the earth that can compete with the Brazilian. If and when the heavyweight contender takes the battle to the mat, there won’t be many fighters on the planet that can compete with the Brazilian.
Almeida’s outstanding submission skills have not been countered by any of his opponents since he made the switch to MMA. As a result, he has finished each of his last four fights in the first round, maintaining his perfect record in the process.
At ONE Fight Night 13, which will take place on August 4, he will make his return to the Squared Circle to compete against ‘Reug Reug’ Oumar Kane, looking for his fifth victory in a row.
And as someone who enjoys fighting themselves, he can’t help but observe how his primary source of income has gone full circle in mixed martial arts (MMA).
“Buchecha” expressed these sentiments when making an appearance on the JAXXON PODCAST.
“I feel like back in the day it was jiu-jitsu, back when Royce Gracie, then of course jiu-jitsu changed everything, and then we had a time when everything was changing, and everybody was striking a lot.” “I feel like back in the day it was jiu-jitsu, back when Royce Gracie.” Then there were those other guys who showed in, like GSP; they were really skilled at striking and brawling, but they were also really good at grappling. As a result, they ruled for many years. A few of years later, I went back to striking, but I’ve noticed that grappling is becoming popular once more.
Watch the complete podcast segment down below:
On August 4, viewers in North America with an active membership to Amazon Prime Video will be able to watch ONE Fight Night 13 live and for free on Amazon Prime Video.