Brazilian jiu-jitsu icon, Marcus Buchecha, currently holds a 4-0 record under the ONE Championship banner.
Buchecha let it slip that he’s agreed to face off against Senegalese wrestler Oumar Kane, better known as “Reug Reug,” once again.
The two were previously booked to face each other on several occasions.
Initially, the Buchecha vs. Reug Reug bout was booked for April 2021 but was later canceled. “Reug Reug” held an MMA record of 5-1, four victories coming by knockout, and one decision. Reug Reug’s one loss was a result of facing Kirill Grishenko in 2021. Interestingly Grishenko lost to Buchecha by heel hook in August of 2022.
The bout is booked for August 5th. It’s likely to happen in Singapore.
Buchecha previously addressed the chances of competing for the belt saying:
“This is a conversation that I have a lot with my coaches, with my manager. Everyone says that I need more experience. But what would be more experience? To get beaten for 15 minutes? I had 4 bouts, 3 finishes, and 1 knockout. Everything in first round. So I really don’t have that time to get beaten but I am feeling more and more experienced. But I am feeling that I am getting more experience in training. So I think that is helping me a lot”
He later added:
” I think with 1 or 2 wins I think I won’t have where to go except fighting for the belt. I think I won’t have where to go except fighting for the belt”
Combate was the first to report, along with Buchecha’s comment: