X5 BJJ World Champion Mikey Musumeci becomes the latest grappling star to sign with ONE Championship along with fellow New Jersey grapplers Danielle Kelly and Gordon Ryan who have also signed with ONE in the last year.
Founder and CEO of ONE, Chatri Sityodtong posted this on his Instagram earlier today:
“Please join me in welcoming 5x Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion Mikey Musumeci to ONE! He reached out directly to me a year ago, asking of he could join the world’s largest stage of martial arts. Needless to say , I have been a big fan for awhile. What I love most about Mikey is he’s a good guy with a good heart, but he is an absolute monster with killer instincts shen he competes.”
Mikey Musumeci has won the IBJJF World Championship at every belt level starting at juvenile blue belt and collecting titles at purple, brown and black belt. This led to Musumeci becoming the 4th American to win the Black Belt World Championship in his first year as a black belt. He repeated this the next year, becoming the only American to win two black belt world titles.
Mikey received his Black Belt from Jonatas Gurgel and UFC vet Gilbert Burns at 18-years-old in 2015, and has trained BJJ since he was four-years-old. He traveled and trained regularly with the Mendes Brothers at the famous Art of Jiu-Jitsu, then after earning his Black Belt he went to train under the x10 World Champion Caio Terra in San Jose, California.
As of recent Mikey has joined Heath Pedigo’s Daisy’s Fresh Pedigo Submission Fighting in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Mikey’s next fight will be against Geo Martinez for the second time in a little under a year at the upcoming Who’s Number One event on March 25th.