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2015 Worlds: register now and watch Rodolfo vs. Buchecha in 2011 and 2012 and elect your favorite match

Rodolfo Vieira vs. Marcus Buchecha at the 2011 Worlds
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Marcus Buchecha at the 2011 Worlds

selo_hayabusaIf you are considering registering for the 2015 Worlds, know that today, Monday, May 4, is the last day to do it and pay a reduced fee.

The price will go up this Tuesday, so hurry and take advantage of this opportunity to compete in the 20th edition of the most important Jiu-Jitsu event there is.

Click here to register now.

After you do that, come back here and watch this two classics of the recent Worlds history.

In 2011, Rodolfo Vieira had his golden year, winning three major tournaments in two months: the Pan, WPJJC and the Worlds.

In Long Beach, he won double gold and one of his matches was against Marcus Buchecha, in the open class semifinal.

Recently promoted to the black belt at that moment, Buchecha still lacked the fine tuning and the experience to compete in the highest level.

Later on, he talked about that match in a exclusive interview to GRACIEMAG #208.

The defeat by submission even made him think of quitting the competition circuit.

Let’s watch  the match.

One year later, things were much different and Buchecha was a completely different fighter.

They met again at the quarterfinals of the open class.

2012 - Marcus Buchecha vs. Rodolfo Vieira - Black belt open class quarterfinals Photo: Dan Rod
2012 – Marcus Buchecha vs. Rodolfo Vieira – Black belt open class quarterfinals Photo: Dan Rod

In the same exclusive interview, Buchecha revealed that he asked his then Professor Rodrigo Cavaca to put him in the same bracket as Rodolfo, so they could fight early on.

That was exactly what happened and you can see what went down in one of the most thrilling matches of all times.

So, which one is your favorite?

Comment away.

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