2012 IBJJF Mundials: Marcus 'Buchecha' Almeida Defeats Rodolfo Vieira In Instant Classic (Video)

via bestofbjj.com

In a qualifying match for the IBJJF World Championships Open weight division two titanic grapplers met. Ultra Heavyweight Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida of Checkmat faced Heavyweight Rodolfo Vieira of the Grappling Fight Team. Buchecha is a much talked about prospect who was extremely successful at lower belt levels and his only been a black belt for just over a year.

Rodolfo Vieira on the other hand is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's Jon Jones, a young sensation that went from prospect to dominating champion in seemingly the blink of an eye. When Rodolfo was a brown belt he entered in a professional tournament that had no belt divisions, and won defeating several black belts. The victory earned Rodolfo the nickname "The Black Belt Hunter". Since becoming a black belt Rodolfo immediately filled the void left by the departure of Roger Gracie to MMA, dominating the Heavyweight and Open weight classes. He has become known for his dominating top game and unstoppable guard passes.

Rodolfo vs Alemida is sure to go down as one of the great all-time matches. Points came fast and frequent as both fighters worked for submissions and sweeps and there is hardly a dull moment. Both wear blue gis but Rodolfo wears the green and yellow belt to distinguish him for scoring purposes. Almeida's victory is a huge upset that has just thrown the doors wide open on the Aboslute division. And the best part is that this was the only the preliminaries rounds, the final rounds take place tomorrow afternoon and can be seen on Budovidoes.com live.

video after the jump...

Greatest BJJ Match ever! "Buchecha" Almeida vs Rodolfo Vieira 2012 worlds abosolute (via Budovideosdotcom)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker