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Reug Reug to make ONE Championship debut against BJJ champ Marcus Almeida

Alfredo Zullino - December 22, 2020

Senegalese wrestler Oumar Kane, better known as Reug Reug, is set to clash with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida at a ONE Championship event on February 24, Brazilian journalist Raphael Marinho reported on Twitter. Reug Reug will be competing in his sophomore MMA bout, and his first since December 2019. The Senegalese sensation made his debut with French MMA pioneer Ares Fighting Championship, in his home country. He imposed his will on his French opponent Sofiane Boukichou and got the technical knockout in the second round.

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From a fishermen's village to viral sensation: The story of Reug Reug

Alfredo Zullino - June 22, 2020

There’s a small, little fishermen’s village in West Africa, called Thiaroye-Sur-Mer, Thiaroye by the sea. Situated on the southeast coast of Cape Verde, in the suburbs of Dakar, this Senegalese town totals just more than 35,000 inhabitants. Most of the people there try to make a living by fishing, but there is another activity you can pursue in Senegal. You can wrestle.