Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida has enjoyed a spectacular ascent through the heavyweight class since he made the crossover to mixed martial arts (MMA).
When the battle moves to the ground, Almeida has a significant edge over all of his rivals because he is widely regarded as one of the world’s most skilled submission grapplers.
In just one year’s time, he has amassed the first four victories of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career, putting an end to each of his opponents in the first round of competition.
In his most recent bout, which took place in August at ONE on Prime Video 1, Almeida submitted Kirill Grishenko in the first round with a heel hook, which moved him into position to compete for the title. The Brazilian, on the other hand, is in no hurry and is content to continue playing the waiting game.
Marcus is not in a hurry to compete for the MMA world championship just yet because he is still working on improving his whole mixed martial arts game.
The submission specialist has not been able to rush his shot at the championship because the division is waiting for Arjan Bhullar to make his comeback. This is true even if he wanted to.
Almeida stated that he doesn’t mind what is next, but he is more than willing to step up to the bat for any contest presented by ONE Championship. The interview was conducted by the South China Morning Post.
“I’m going to take it one step at a time,” she said. I will obey the boss in anything that he or she asks of me. Since I work for the company, that’s pretty much all for me.”
You can see the entire interview down below:
“Buchecha” will be paying careful attention when ONE Heavyweight World Champion Arjan Bhullar finally makes his comeback to unify his 26-pound gold against interim titleholder Anatoly Malykhin. “Buchecha” won the 26-pound division in 2016.
Even if his submission abilities are obvious to see, if Almeida is given additional time to train for his shot at the world championship, he will undoubtedly be in a stronger position to make the most of the opportunity when it presents itself.