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Marcus Buchecha To Face a Power Puncher In MMA Debut

Mar 9, 2021

Remember the name Ji Won Kang? Just last week we announced that the heavyweight would face Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida at ONE Championship in April. 

Well the South Korean slugger just racked up another first round knockout win, this time over the highly touted Amir Aliakbari, a Greco-Roman wrestling champ from Iran. After getting lit up badly Ji Won Kang blasted the Iranian with a heavy left hook that ended the fight in under two minutes. 

Ji Won Kang is now a perfect 5-0 with all wins via KO/TKO. With heavy hands and a history of knocking out standout grapplers he makes for a dangerous opponent for Buchecha. It's a tough first fight, and you may be wondering why ONE Championship isn't easing Buchecha into an MMA career with a less dangerous opponent. He's going to be in at the deep end, that's for sure.