Finally, the Brazilian ace jujitsu has a date for his debut in mixed martial arts.
One of the most famous offers of One Championship is going to make its advertising debut. According to a report by MMA Fighting, 13-time world jiu-jitsu champion Marcus Almeida will face Thomas Narmo in “One: Revolution” in Singapore on September 24.
Known as “Buchecha”, Almeida made his name in BJJ and grappling tournaments. The two-time ADCC Olympic gold medalist was due to make his MMA debut against Oumar Kane on April 7 before the promotion linked him to a clash with Ji Won Kang in One on TNT 1. However, the showdown collapsed. The American representative of the top team will finally have the opportunity to make a crossover in MMA next month.
Narmo (4-0 1NC, 0-0 1NC One) made his advertising debut in One: Battleground 2. His match ended in an anti-climatic manner after Alain Ngalani (4-6 2NC) landed a random kick in the groin that prevented “The Last Viking” From then on. The collision was judged as non-competitive in the second round. Prior to that, the Norwegian fighter had amassed a four-fight winning streak on the regional stage in the United Kingdom.
The “One: Revolution” event will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore on September 24. As of the time of publication, the Almeida-Narmo match is the only known card match.