Though they opened their doors back up several weeks ago, Saturday marks the Martial Arts History Museum's official return with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, demonstrations and celebrity appearances that will serve as their main fundraiser for the year. Well-known martial artists expected to attend include Cynthia Rothrock, Don Wilson and Benny Urquidez. Admission will cost $10 with the opening ceremony slated to begin at 1 p.m.
The Brazilian grappling star signed with ONE in the summer of 2020, and he is now set for his first opponent, who will test his skills in a striker vs. grappler matchup. His first opponent will be the heavy-handed Anderson "Braddock" Silva.
The task will be simple for the 17-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion: get "Braddock" to the canvas.
His fellow countryman has an impressive resume of his own as a Brazilian National Champion in kickboxing and a professional kickboxing record of 52-20-1. The matchup against Almeida also gives him the opportunity to show the heavyweight division he can stuff takedowns of one of the world's most elite submission artists.
As the heavyweight waters deepen with talent, both men have a chance to showcase their skills and establish their place in the pecking order. There is no time to waste, and with their heralded backgrounds, both men will be looking to leap toward the top of the division and chase reigning king Arjan Bhullar.
"Buchecha's" debut has all of the makings for an unforgettable matchup, and Silva will not be one to shy away inside the Circle. You can expect fireworks when the bell rings.
Which heavyweight will come out on top and send a message to the remainder of the heavyweight division? The answer will come at ONE: Revolution.
ONE: Revolution will air live on Bleacher Report on Friday, September 24, at 6:30 a.m. EST/3:30 a.m. PST.
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In 1978 Lorenz became the only non-Japanese to capture a gold medal at the inaugural Jigoro Kano Cup competition in Japan (now called the Grand Slam Tokyo). His greatest triumph, however, came at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. With many nations, including Japan, boycotting the games due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Lorenz claimed the bronze in the 95 kg division, then went on to capture gold in the open weight category. With the open weight division eliminated following the 1984 games, the feat of capturing two individual medals at the same Olympic Games will likely never be repeated.
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