Tammi Musumeci has trained her entire life alongside her prodigious brother 'Darth Rigatoni' Mikey Musumeci, and will soon be showing off her dangerous skills in the ONE circle.
Tammi Musumeci has competed and won several world championship Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions. She will be making her ONE Championship debut against Bianca Basilio on March 24 on ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video. All ONE Fight Night events are broadcast live and for free in North America via Prime Video.
While fans are familiar with her brother, the current ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion Mikey, some combat sports followers may not know that Tammi has been alongside him the entire time. Tammi explained drilling jiu-jitsu with each other for their entire lifetime. In an interview with ONE, she explained:
"We’ve always been partners. We’re still training partners. We’d train at different gyms, but we’ve always trained with each other on the side as well by ourselves, which I felt helped me a ton because he’d work with me even when he was a blue belt or a kid."
Tammi Musumeci says working with Mikey Musumeci has been priceless
Having a partner to work Brazilian jiu-jitsu against for one's entire life has been an invaluable asset for the Musumeci siblings. Tammi has been right next to Mikey for all of his developments and he would always teach her new skills.
While speaking to ONE, Tammi continued:
"He’d always show me what he was working on, so we’ve always worked together, and I feel like that’s what made us pretty successful, because we were consistently training partners."
Tammi Musumeci is a multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion, having captured gold in several competitions. She will look to submit her opponent, Bianca Basilio, on March 24 live on ONE Fight Night 8.
The Musumeci siblings are a dangerous pair of submission grappling experts who now bring their skills to the ONE circle. Tammi even credits her brother as being a coach to her. She said:
“I always tell him, ‘You created a black belt World Champion!’ You have all these coaches out there, and nobody really sees him as a coach, but he helped me and got me to where I am today.”