Mikey Musumeci

Mikey Musumeci

Personal Information

Full Name Michael Musumeci Jr.
Date of Birth July 7, 1996
Age 26
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
Weight 64 Kgs (141 lb)
Nickname Darth Rigatoni

Mikey Musumeci News

"This guy talked so much crap" - Mikey Musumeci admits he was fueled by Gabriel Sousa's disrespect "This guy talked so much crap" - Mikey Musumeci admits he was fueled by Gabriel Sousa's disrespect
"This guy talked so much crap" - Mikey Musumeci admits he was fueled by Gabriel Sousa's disrespect
Mikey Musumeci says he'll try to add 'maybe another five pounds' for lightweight scrap with Kade Ruotolo in Denver Mikey Musumeci says he'll try to add 'maybe another five pounds' for lightweight scrap with Kade Ruotolo in Denver
Mikey Musumeci says he'll try to add 'maybe another five pounds' for lightweight scrap with Kade Ruotolo in Denver
"I had a lot of emotions" - Mikey Musumeci apologizes for uncharacteristic outburst after submitting rival Gabriel Sousa "I had a lot of emotions" - Mikey Musumeci apologizes for uncharacteristic outburst after submitting rival Gabriel Sousa
"I had a lot of emotions" - Mikey Musumeci apologizes for uncharacteristic outburst after submitting rival Gabriel Sousa
ONE 167: Mikey Musumeci's generous gesture after $50,000 bonus-winning submission of Gabriel Sousa ONE 167: Mikey Musumeci's generous gesture after $50,000 bonus-winning submission of Gabriel Sousa
ONE 167: Mikey Musumeci's generous gesture after $50,000 bonus-winning submission of Gabriel Sousa
"I was constantly seeking progress" - Mikey Musumeci says first loss to Gabriel Sousa was a wake-up call "I was constantly seeking progress" - Mikey Musumeci says first loss to Gabriel Sousa was a wake-up call
"I was constantly seeking progress" - Mikey Musumeci says first loss to Gabriel Sousa was a wake-up call

Mikey Musumeci: A Brief Biography

Michael Musumeci Jr. is a professional submission grappler and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt competitor from the United States. He has won the World Championship and Pan American Championship four times each in colored belts. He has also won the IBJJF black belt World Championship five times, with four wins in Gi and one win in No-Gi, making him the first American to achieve this feat.


He is currently signed to ONE Championship and holds the title of flyweight submission grappling champion.


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Latest News Update for Mikey Musumeci


Mikey Musumeci has a fight scheduled for May 5, 2023, at ONE Fight Night 10, where he will defend his title for the second time. His opponent for this fight is Osamah Almarwai.



Mikey Musumeci Facts



Birth PlaceMarlboro, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Father’s NameMichael Musumeci Sr.
Star SignCancer
Net Worth (2023)$1 Million – $5 Million (estimated)
Age26
BJJ Debut2017
BJJ Record19-3-0
AchievementsIBJJF World Champion, IBJJF Pan American Champion, IBJJF World No-Gi Champion, IBJJF Pan American NoGi Champion
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter


Early Life and Career


Michael Musumeci Jr. was born on July 7, 1996, in Marlboro, New Jersey, and comes from Italian ancestry. He started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) at the age of 4 alongside his sister Tammi, under the guidance of coach Fernando "Cabeça" at Fatjo's Martial Arts Academy. At the age of 10, his family moved to Florida, where he continued his BJJ training at various academies.


During a seminar, he met Rafael and Guilherme Mendes of Art of Jiu Jitsu (AOJ), with whom he formed a long-lasting relationship. Musumeci won IBJJF world championships at every belt level, starting from juvenile blue belt. In 2014, Guilherme Mendes awarded him his brown belt right after his 2014 purple belt world title while on the podium. He received his black belt from Gilbert Burns in 2015 when he was just 18 years old.


Mike Musumeci’s Career as a Black Belt


Musumeci won several championships over the years, including the World No-Gi Championship and the Pan American Championship in 2016. He also won the UAEJJF World Pro at black belt in the 62 kg weight class in 2017 and the World Championship in the Lightfeather division the same year. He became World Champion for the second time in 2018, and then won the World Championship two more times in 2019 and 2021, fighting in a lower-weight division.


In March and May 2021, Musumeci made his debut in Who's Number One, winning both matches by submission. In June 2021, he won a unanimous decision victory against Edwin 'Junny' Ocasio. Musumeci participated in the WNO Championships tournament for the promotion's Lightweight title, but was eliminated in the opening round. In October 2021, he competed for the inaugural WNO Bantamweight title and won it by submitting Richard Alarcon with a leglock, which has since been named 'The Mikey Lock'. Musumeci was set to make his debut in the 2022 ADCC World Championship but had to withdraw due to injury. In 2021, Musumeci and his sister Tammi joined Pedigo Submission Fighting to train under Heath Pedigo.


Mike Musumeci’s Career in ONE Championship


Mikey Musumeci defended his WNO Bantamweight title against Estevan Martinez, winning by unanimous decision in January 2022. He then signed with ONE Championship and moved to Evolve MMA in Singapore. Musumeci made his ONE debut on April 22, 2022, in a grappling bout against Masakazu Imanari, where he won via rear-naked choke and received the 'Performance of the Night' bonus.


He went on to face Cleber Sousa for the inaugural ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship on October 1, 2022, and won the match and the belt via unanimous decision. Musumeci defended his title against Gantumur Bayanduuren on January 14, 2023, and won by unanimous decision, although Bayanduuren suffered severe leg injuries during the match.


Musumeci is scheduled to make his second title defense against Osamah Almarwai at ONE Fight Night 10 on May 5, 2023.


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[Image Courtesy: onefc.com]


[Image Courtesy: onefc.com]


Mikey Musumeci Record


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateLocation
Win19–3Bayanduuren GantumurDecision (unanimous)ONE Fight Night 6January 14, 2023Bangkok, Thailand
Win18–3Cleber SouzaDecision (unanimous)ONE on Prime Video 2October 1, 2022Kallang, Singapore
Win17–3Masakazu ImanariSubmission (rear naked choke)ONE 156April 22, 2022Kallang, Singapore
Win16–3Estevan MartinezDecision (unanimous)Who's #1: Craig Jones vs. Pedro MarinhoJanuary 21, 2022Dallas, Texas
Win15–3Bruno MalfacineDecision (points)IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship: FinalsDecember 12, 2021Anaheim, California
Win14–3Richard AlarconSubmission (leg lock)Who's #1: The Return of Gordon RyanOctober 20, 2021Austin, Texas
Loss13–3Joao Gabriel SousaSubmission (north south choke)2021 FloGrappling WNO Championship: Day 1September 25, 2021Austin, Texas
Win13–2Geovanny MartinezDecision (points)Road to ADCCJuly 18, 2021Austin, Texas
Win12–2Edwin OcasioDecision (unanimous)Who's #1: Craig vs. RuotoloJune 18, 2021Austin, Texas
Win11–2Lucas PinheiroSubmission (inside heel hook)Who's #1: Gordon Ryan vs. Luiz PanzaMay 28, 2021Austin, Texas
Win10–2Marcelo CohenSubmission (triangle armbar)Who's #1: Gordon Ryan vs. Vagner RochaMarch 26, 2021Austin, Texas
Loss9–2Mahamed AlyDecision (points)
European Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championship 2020
January 25, 2020
Lisbon, Portugal
Win9–1Francisco Jonas AndradeDecision (split)
Win8–1Diego Oliveria BatistaSubmission (straight ankle lock)
Win7–1Suraj BudhramSubmission (arm-in ezekiel choke)
Win6–1Joseph LeeSubmission (omoplata)World Jiu Jitsu Festival: Day 1October 5, 2019Long Beach, California
Win5–1Rodnei BarbosaSubmission (straight ankle lock)
2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
June 2, 2019
Long Beach, California
Win4–1Bruno MalfacineDecision (Points)
Win3-1Koji ShibamotoDecision (Points)
Loss2–1Nobuhiro SawadaDecisionPan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF ChampionshipMarch 24, 2019Irvine, California
Win2–0Ary FariasDecision2018 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipJune 3, 2018Los Angeles, California
Win1–0João MiyaoDecision2017 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipJune 4, 2017Los Angeles, California


Mike Musumeci’s Most Popular Fights


Mike Musumeci vs Bayanduuren Gantumur


Mikey Musumeci, the ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Champion, requested to face the best sambo player in his weight division, and he was granted his wish on January 13 when he faced Gantumur Bayanduuren, the 2022 Combat Sambo World Champion.


During the fight, Musumeci pulled Bayanduuren into his guard and attacked with an omoplata and then transitioned to a leg entanglement. He applied his signature "Mikey Lock" heel hook, twisting Bayanduuren's foot at an extreme angle for over five minutes. Despite the excruciating pain, Bayanduuren refused to tap out. Musumeci then attempted a guillotine choke and a rear-naked choke, but Bayanduuren survived until the end of the match. Although he didn't submit his opponent, Musumeci won the fight by unanimous decision for his dominant performance.


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FAQs on Mikey Musumeci


Who gave Mikey Musumeci his black belt?

Mikey Musumeci received his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Gilbert "Durinho" Burns and Jonatas "Tagarela" Gurgel.


How old is Mikey Musumeci?

Mikey Musumeci is 26 years old.


When is Mikey Musumeci's next match?

Musumeci is scheduled to defend his ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship against Osamah Almarwai at ONE Fight Night 10 on May 5, 2023.


Has Mikey Musumeci competed in MMA?

No, Musumeci has not competed in MMA. He has focused exclusively on submission grappling and jiu-jitsu competition.


What is the "Mikey Lock"?

The "Mikey Lock" is a leg lock submission that Musumeci developed himself. It involves a modified version of a heel hook that he uses to attack his opponent's knee.





Last Updated On 3rd March, 2023

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