Mikey Musumeci put on a clinic in his ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Title defense against Osamah Almarwai at ONE FN10: Johnson vs. Moraes II on Prime Video on May 5th. The 1stBank Center in Colorado witnessed a masterclass from the New Jersey native who showed his submission skills from start to finish.
Musumeci made waves with a proclamation that there was no room for PEDs in Grappling – which is something of a fringe belief at this point.
Musumeci believes that combat sports would be healthier without the use of PEDs. He feels that the use of enhancers only creates an environment that is unnecessarily masculine and macho, and it is simply stupid. According to him, combat sports would be a safer place for everyone without PEDs.
As per sportskeeda:
“IT WOULD BE SUCH A HEALTHIER, LESS TOXIC ENVIRONMENT. IT’S JUST THESE MEATHEADS THAT ARE ON SO MUCH STER0IDS AND SO MASCULINE AND MACHO, AND IT’S JUST SO STUPID. I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD JUST BE A SAFER PLACE FOR EVERYONE.”
From the opening bell, Musumeci went straight for Almarwai’s legs, hunting for a number of leg locks in the opening minutes. The BJJ No-Gi World Champion was immediately pressured and put on the defensive by the relentless attacks. Although Almarwai defended well, Musumeci kept up the pressure, racking up deep heel hook attempts.
With about three minutes remaining, Musumeci changed his tactics and attacked Almarwai’s upper body. He took his opponent’s back and sank in the match-ending rear-naked choke at 8:03 into the contest. The submission was a testament to Musumeci’s expert technique and skills.
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Musumeci’s performance against Almarwai was interesting. The 26-year-old BJJ phenom is now 4-0 in ONE. With a win against Almarwai, Musumeci is building a reputation as an interesting competitor.
Musumeci’s performance earned him a US$50,000 performance bonus from ONE FC.