Bellator 142 media day had a gathering of legends when Royce Gracie and Kazushi Sakuraba met once again, this time to pose for the promotion. Gracie and Sakuraba fought two times once in Pride in Japan and then in K1 in the USA.
Great to see the legends together again
"Buchecha" to transition to MMA
Multiple times World BJJ Champion and ADCC Pro and ADCC champion Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida revealed in an interview to "O Globo"/SportTv site that he is taking the next step and transitioning to MMA. Buchecha stated: "I've always had that desire, that curiosity but I was never in a hurry. I wanted to reach my goals in JJ, where I have ten World titles, six as a black belt including 3 absolute. I was ADCC Champion in 2013, but I want to win the Absolute title that is missing in my career. But time keeps moving on, having to postpone things and after this knee injury I had to re assess my plans and I don't want to wait any longer . . . "
We wish "Buchecha" lots of success in this next phase of his career