Ultraheavy: Buchecha closes out with his professor Cavaca

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Marcus Buchecha catches Igor Silva’s arm. Photo: GRACIEMAG.


“This one’s yours, forget about it,” said Marcus Buchecha to an emotional Rodrigo Cavaca.

CheckMat’s teacher-pupil duo closed out the ultra-heavyweight class this Sunday in Long Beach. Rodrigo Cavaca wept after he went through a tough Abraham Messina with a curious move.

When Cavaca sank in the triangle, the crazy-strong Abraham raised him up and had him wrapped around his neck up there on the third floor.

As he felt his opponent’s weight, Abraham decided to walk off the mat, which is an immediate disqualification under the tournament’s rules.

Across the bracket, soon prior to this, Buchecha suffered but eventually beat Denmark’s Alexander Trans by one advantage.

Before the semis, the heaviest guys in the 2013 Worlds had come to prove once and for all that gone are the days of lame fights, at least among the elite. And they succeeded. This was their path:


Marcus Buchecha defeated Igor Silva via armlock
Alexander Trans defeated Roberto Cyborg via decision

Rodrigo Cavaca defeated Gustavo Elias via foot lock
Abraham Messina defeated Ricardo Evangelista por 2-0 with a sweep, though Evangelista nearly passed at the last second.


Marcus Buchecha defeated Alexander Trans by adv.
Rodrigo Cavaca defeated Abraham Messina via DQ

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