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Marcus Almeida
Born Marcus Vinícius Oliveira de Almeida
January 8, 1990 (1990-01-08) (age 31)
Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
Other names Buchecha
Nationality Brazilian
American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)
Division Heavyweight
Style Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Team Checkmat
American Kickboxing Academy (2014–present)
American Top Team (2020–present)
Rank 1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rodrigo Cavaca
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Marcus Almeida
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Submission Wrestling
ADCC
Gold 2013 Beijing +99 kg
Silver 2013 Beijing Absolute
Gold 2017 Espoo +99 kg
Bronze 2017 Espoo Absolute
Bronze 2019 Anaheim +99 kg
Silver 2019 Anaheim Absolute
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Championship
Silver 2011 California, USA -100kg
Bronze 2011 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2012 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2012 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2013 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2013 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2014 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2014 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2016 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2016 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2017 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2017 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2018 California, USA +100kg
Silver 2018 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2019 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2019 California, USA Absolute
World Cup
Gold 2012 Abu Dhabi, UAE +100kg
Silver 2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE +100kg
Gold 2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
Gold 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE +100kg
Gold 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
Gold 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE +95kg
Gold 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE Absolute
World Grand Prix
Gold 2016 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2017 California, USA Absolute
Nogi World Championship
Silver 2010 California, USA -100kg
Gold 2011 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2011 California, USA Absolute
Pan American Championship
Gold 2011 California, USA -100kg
Bronze 2011 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2012 California, USA +100kg
Silver 2012 California, USA Absolute
Gold 2013 California, USA +100kg
Gold 2013 California, USA Absolute

Marcus Vinícius Oliveira de Almeida, also known as Buchecha (born January 8, 1990 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner and black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca, who gave Almeida his nickname Buchecha, which means big cheeks. Almeida competes for the Checkmat team.

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