Rodrigo Cavaca has raised a prodigy in Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida since Buchecha first met him when he was 15 years old. Since that time, Cavaca has been mat-side at every major tournament, coaching Buchecha to dominate and win every major title in the world of BJJ. During the past few years Cavaca himself, a World Champion, had been dealing with knee reconstruction and rehabilitation, and while he was competing, he was not playing his best game. It was also obvious that someday the two would meet, not as Master and Student, but rather as competitors in a major tournament in the 100+ kilo division.
And meet they did. In the Abu Dhabi Pro World Cavaca and Buchecha faced off in the finals – and it wasn’t over in a handshake as we have come to see so often when teammates share the mat. Cavaca won the title scoring 7-2 over Buchecha in a hard fought match that left both the Master and the Student with the memory of living a dream that few can share. Cavaca is sponsored by Labrada Nutrition, and has been a religious user of their products for years as he trained himself to be bigger and stronger than ever. JiuJitsuMania.com congratulates both Cavaca and Buchecha for providing such brilliant BJJ!