One Year Ago Today: Roger Gracie vs. Buchecha (Marcus Almedia)

One Year Ago Today: Roger Gracie vs. Buchecha (Marcus Almedia)

One year ago today a rematch of monumental significance between Roger Gracie and Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida went down. Watch it here.

Jul 23, 2018 by FloCombat Staff
Roger Gracie vs. Buchecha Highlight Video

One year ago today—July 23, 2017—a rematch of monumental significance went down, and it shocked the world. 

Roger Gracie and Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida met in Rio de Janeiro in a replay of their 2012 submission-only bout. 

The match headlined the inaugural Gracie Pro event, organized by Kyra Gracie and held in one of the venues built for for the 2016 Olympic Games. 

The decisive end to the match shocked the jiu-jitsu world. Buchecha was the reigning World champion, and had equalled Roger's record of 10 World titles. While Buchecha was busy besting the best in the world on a regular basis, Gracie had only competed once in the previous five years until that point. 

Only July 23, 2017, Gracie's hand was raised in front of an ecstatic Rio de Janeiro crowd. He used his post-match interview to announce his retirement from jiu-jitsu competition. 

Relive the epic moment by watching the match, which streamed live on FloGrappling, below. 

Full Video: Roger Gracie vs Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida

Gracie vs. Buchecha Full Match Video

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