Mikey Musumeci calls for sister Tammi Musumeci to receive ONE title shot against Danielle Kelly

Mikey Musumeci wants to see his sister, Tammi Musumeci, face Danielle Kelly for the ONE atomweight submission grappling world title.

Mikey Musumeci is doing what he can to get his sister a shot at current ONE atomweight submission grappling world champion Danielle Kelly.

Over the weekend at the 2023 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds, Tammi Musumeci earned gold in the light-feather division to claim her fourth career no-gi world title. In the division’s final, she out-pointed Art of Jiu-Jitsu standout Jessa Khan.

In September at ONE Fight Night 14, Khan lost a close and competitive decision to Kelly when the pair battled for the inaugural ONE atomweight submission grappling world title.

For her part, Tammi Musumeci is also a ONE Championship athlete, with victories over Bianca Basilio and Amanda “Tubby” Alequin in the organization. Both of those matches were contested at strawweight (125 pounds), but Musumeci’s gold medal run at no-gi Worlds took place at 115 pounds – the atomweight division in ONE.

After the tournament, Mikey took to social media to campaign for his sister to receive a title shot against Kelly.

As Mikey points out, Tammi is currently 2-0 against Kelly, having most recently submitted her in September 2021 at a Who’s Number One event.

Undefeated across four appearances in ONE, Kelly has previously stated her desire to face Musumeci – an offer that Musumeci has accepted.

Ben Coate

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