10-time IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Champion Roger Gracie hung up his belt from professional grappling competition over the weekend after submitting fellow 10-time world champion Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida at Gracie Pro in Rio de Janeiro. Buchecha has been a lot more active than Roger in recent years and at 27-years-old is eight years his junior.
The two first tangled at Metamoris in 2012, but after 20-minutes in the submission-only format, the match was ruled a draw. This time it was a different story. Roger defended the takedowns before pulling guard. He eventually got Buchecha’s back after a sweep and was able to sink in a lapel choke for the submission at the 6:52 mark.
Gracie announced his retirement after the match, and as the current One Championship cruiserweight champ, he said he will be focusing on his MMA career moving forward. Gracie retires from professional grappling competition with an overall record of 72-7-1. Having never been submitted in his 15-year career, he is largely considered as the greatest BJJ competitor of all time.
Check out highlights and the match-ending submission below:
You can watch the full Roger Gracie vs. Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida match over at FloGrappling.