Mikey Musumeci pulled off an incredible feat back in 2019 when he managed to record the fastest submission in IBJJF history at that year’s gi edition of the World Championships. He secured a straight ankle-lock against Rodnei Barbosa in the final of his weight division after just twelve seconds on the mat. Both men pulled guard at the same time but Musumeci immediately secured a grip on the pants of his opponent and worked the first grip with his lower body in straight after, only taking an extra second or two to pummel his second leg over and extend his body to get the tap.
Mikey Musumeci announced the news on his official Instagram account, that he is now in the process of having the Guinness World Record books updated to reflect that he is now the holder of the fastest submission in IBJJF history as of last year. His incredible feat has already been recognized by the IBJJF themselves and they currently regard him as the holder for the fastest submission in their history, but it is not yet formally recognized by Guinness World Records at the moment.
The previous world record holder was the legendary Rodrigo “Comprido” Medieiros who registered the fastest submission at the time in just seventeen seconds when he also won the IBJJF World Championships. This took place all the way back in 1999 and Comprido held the title for a little over two decades, until Musumeci came along and stole the show last year against Rodnei Barbosa
Musumeci and his sister Tammi are two of the greatest siblings in American BJJ history and have both secured their place in the history books already with dozens of incredible performances both before and since this one. Although he hasn’t competed for a short while as he has been focusing on the release of his instructional material with BJJ Fanatics, fans of the sport are no doubt eager to see Musumeci back in action as soon as possible so he can continue his incredible career.