“Leandro Lo Would Be Proud” – MMA Fans and BJJ Community React as Emotional Buchecha Pays Tribute to Friend After Quick Finish at ONE on Prime Video 1

Published 08/26/2022, 11:14 PM EDT

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Marcus Buchecha Almeida did it again. The jiujitsu ace submitted his opponent (Kirill Grishenko) with ease in the very first round of the fight. ONE on Prime Video 1 saw the 17-time BJJ champion flaunt his striking to start the bout, but he went to his bread and butter and got his hand raised by referee Herb Dean.

The Brazilian remains undefeated and moves to 5-0. The heavyweight bout between Arjan Bhullar and Anatoly Malykhin would be something he would have his eyes on now.

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“That wasn’t the plan… but I kinda lose my balance, and I saw that leg was there,” said Buchecha in the post-fight Circle interview.

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“These last three weeks was the hardest time of my life. I lost one of my best friends,” the BJJ ace revealed he even considered pulling out of the bout, but he stayed in and dedicated his win to his friend.

MMA world reacts to heavyweights showdown at ONE on Prime Video 1

After the quick win and emotional response from the 17-time world champion fight fans also reacted to the bout. Even Chatri Sityodtong gave him a $50K bonus. And the grappler thanked the promotion and the ONE CEO & Chairman.

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What do you make of the heavyweight contest at the main card bout at ONE on Prime Video 1? Share your views in the comments section.

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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