This match will be a 15-minute submission-only affair, and Musumeci’s 135-pound Who’s Number One (WNO) title will be on the line.
Both men have been open about their desire for rematch. For his part, even though he won their first match, Musumeci wants a rematch so that he can submit Martinez.
When the two met at The Road to ADCC on July 17, 2021, there was a fair amount of bad blood, at least by jiu-jitsu standards. That much was obvious when, before the match, Martinez refused to shake hands with Musumeci.
Musumeci explains his side of the beef here.
That night, Musumeci defeated Martinez on points, seemingly coming close to finishing more than one submission on the ultra-experienced Martinez. After the match, Musumeci went on a tirade against Martinez, even going so far as to say he doesn’t deserve his black belt rank.
Most recently, Musumeci successfully defended of his WNO bantamweight title against Estevan Martinez (no relation). Geo Martinez has not competed since suffering a loss to Cole Abate at the WNO Championships in September 2021.
How to watch: Who’s Number One takes place on Friday, March 25 and will air live on FloGrappling (subscription required).