This past weekend we saw one of the most anticipated grappling matches in years. Current and multiple-time absolute champion Marcus Buchecha versus the legend, Roger Graice, also a multiple-time absolute world champion but from an earlier period in time, before the beginning of Buchecha's career.
The match was held in Rio de Janeiro at the Gracie Pro jiu-jitsu event, organized by Kyra Gracie.
With almost a ten year gap in age between the two grapplers, Buchecha was viewed as the heavy favorite, especially after their previous encounter in Metamoris where Buchecha had dominated most of the match (even though it ended in a draw).
Ultimately, even though the battle was intense between the two giants, Roger was able to definitively take the win with a lapel choke from the back, solidifying him as the greatest jiu-jitsu competitor of all time.
Photos by Wellington Borges
How Badly Do You Want It? A Reflection By Lagarto
Words by Lucio Furtado Rodrigues Photos by Max Buzin My dedication to jiu-jitsu has prolonged three decades, of which I have had the pl...
Japan's Daisuke Sugie to face Vitor Shaolin in LEGENDS Supermatch at Grand Slam Tokyo on July 29th, 2018
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam® Tokyo will witness the return of the Legends series with Japanese black belt, Daisuke 'Amazon' Sugie who will face ...
Felipe Pena: 4-time World Pro Champ, Eyes The IBJJF World Championship
Black belt wins triple crown and now prepares for the IBJJF WorldsPhotos by Ane Nunes/ Gentle Art MediaIt was three weeks, three tourname...
Abu Dhabi World Pro 2018 Results
After an action-packed week of matches at the Mubadala Arena in Abu Dhabi, another season of UAEJJF competition is concluded. In a specia...