Mikey Musumeci amazed at ONE Openweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix
ONE flyweight submission grappling champion Mikey Musumeci is worked up for the deliberate ONE Openweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix this yr and can’t wait to see it.
The bold match is about to be one of many landmark occasions for ONE Championship in 2023. It was introduced on the press convention for ONE Struggle Night time 6 on Prime Video final week in Bangkok.
The openweight competitors will see 16 of the perfect strikers on this planet, no matter their weight division, compete for a prime prize of $1 million. It is just open to ONE fighters, however the promotion stated it’s continuously signing athletes, a few of whom it’s but to announce.
Talking to SCMP MMA, Mikey Musumeci stated the Muay Thai Grand Prix goes to be nice for the game:
“I believe it’s wonderful what ONE Championship and Chatri [Sityodtong] are doing for the game of Muay Thai. That is going to be the largest occasion ever for the game of Muay Thai. It’s going to be insane watching openweight Muay Thai. Like, what’s going to occur?”
Try the total interview beneath:
The openweight match might presumably function prime ONE strikers like Chingiz Allazov, Superbon Singha Mawynn, Rodtang Jitmuangnon, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao and Regian Eersel. It has additionally caught the curiosity of kickboxer and blended martial arts fighter Alistair Overeem.
Mikey Musumeci was a part of ONE Struggle Night time 6 on January 13. He efficiently defended his submission grappling world title in opposition to Mongolian challenger Gantumur Bayanduuren through unanimous choice.
Previous to becoming a member of ONE, he was a embellished Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete, together with successful 5 IBJF world championships whereas representing the US.
Mikey Musumeci grateful for ONE’s push of submission grappling
Prime Brazilian jiu-jitsu athlete Mikey Musumeci is grateful to ONE Championship for the quite a few alternatives it has given fighters like him in its fold.
The reigning ONE flyweight submission grappling champion made his sentiments identified in an Instagram publish within the lead-up to his combat at ONE Struggle Night time 6 on Prime Video.
A part of the publish learn:
“So wonderful how One helps our sport develop and the way worldwide jiu jitsu is turning into.”
ONE Struggle Night time 6 befell on January 13 in Bangkok, the place Mikey Musumeci retained his world title in opposition to challenger Gantumur Bayanduuren with a dominant show.
Since making his ONE debut in April final yr, he has compiled a spotless 3-0 file. He claimed the inaugural ONE flyweight submission grappling world title at ONE on Prime Video 2 in September with a unanimous choice win over Brazilian Cleber Sousa.