Marcus Buchecha Becomes Guinness Record Holder For BJJ Golds

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Marcus Vinicius “Buchecha” Almeida has joined the annals of history alongside superlatives like Oldest Professional Club DJ (his name is DJ Sumirock), Heaviest Strongman Deadlift (Eddie Hall’s 500kg), and This Female Dog Named Geronimo Who Is Incredibly Good At Double Dutch.

Buchecha is listed as the athlete with the most world champion gold medals in jiu-jitsu.

A black belt under Rodrigo Cavaca, Buchecha is the winningest black belt in the sport having beaten Roger Gracie’s record of IBJJF championship wins back in 2016. He currently has 11 world titles on his mantle.

Buchecha became the most medaled champ and Guinness Record holder all before turning 29 (yesterday, January 8th, actually) in case you didn’t already feel like you wasted the best years of your life.

Congratulations Marcus!




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Kimberly Kaye

Kimberly Kaye is a blue belt under Plinio Cruz now training BJJ and Muay Thai out of NOLA MMA. When she’s not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she’s a student of integrative medicine/nutrition at FCMA and rehabilitator of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.




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