Jiu-jitsu legend Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida already knows who he will fight against in his MMA debut for One Championship on Feb. 24.
According to an initial report from Combate, Almeida will square off against Oumar "Reug Reug" Kane from Senegal. Sherdog.com confirmed the booking with sources close to the Brazilian fighter.
“Reug Reug” gained fame due to his exploits in the Senegalese combat art Laamb, which is folk wrestling that allows blows with the hands. The 28-year-old heavyweight then signed with Ares FC and knocked out Sofiane Boukichou in the second round last December in his MMA debut.
The owner of the record for gold medals at the World Jiu-Jitsu championships with 13, Almeida has recently been training at American Top Team. The Brazilian fighter previously helped Daniel Cormier and Cain Velásquez in some of their camps, but never ventured into MMA until now.
The One Championship event is expected to take place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and is headlined by a flyweight championship clash between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson.
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