Mikey Musumeci is in Singapore and prepared to accomplish a really important task this weekend: eat some pizza. however before he will that, the person referred to as ‘Darth Rigatoni’ has another important task prior him.

At ONE on Prime Video 2, Musumeci will enter the circle for the second time in what is going to be the largest match of his career therefore far.

Mikey Musumeci will face Brazilian grappler Cleber John Philip Sousa in U.S. primetime to crown the very initial ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion. able to seize the moment, Mikey Musumeci unconcealed at the ONE on Prime Video two news conference that he has not taken one day without work within the last 3 months.

“I’m here in Singapore to do two things – do jiu-jitsu and eat pizza. And pizza places don’t open till after the match. So I’m here to do jiu-jitsu with Cleber, he’s amazing. I worked so hard in preparation for this match and I’m so ready. I haven’t taken one day off in like three months, so I’m so ready for this match.”

In his initial ONE Championship appearance, the New Jersey native earned a formidable submission of grappling icon Masakazu Imanari, evaluation a submission in mere over four minutes.

The five-time IBJJF world champion has fifty eight career victories in the globe of submission grappling. He’ll explore for win range fifty nine on Gregorian calendar month 30.

Mikey Musumeci believes ONE Championship submission grappling rules bring out the best in competitors

forever innovating, ONE Championship reintroduced the world to submission grappling within the circle at the promotion’s 10th-anniversary event ONE X. Since then, the promotion has signed a slew of unbelievable submission grappling superstars and has developed a rule set that encourages submissions over survival.

Sharing his thoughts on the ONE Championship rule set, Mikey Musumeci said:

“It’s just a pure battle of two guys trying to kill each other with submissions. I feel like this format will bring out the best version of Cleber. And it should bring out the best version of me because it’s just pure attacking.”

the largest distinction between ONE Championship’s submission grappling versus what you’d see in a very typical BJJ competition is that the stress on submissions and submission attempts.

within the Circle, submission grappling matches can have one 12-minute spherical with the sole thanks to win being by means of faucet or nap. However, if no submission happens by the tip of the time limit, the competition with the foremost submission tries are awarded the victory.

No points. No decisions. the person who puts his opponent within the most danger walks out the winner.

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