Mikey Musumeci just became the inaugural ONE Championship Flyweight world champion after putting on a fantastic display of his elite talents against Cleber Sousa at ONE on Amazon Video 2. Musumeci didn’t manage to finish Sousa but he won the title by unanimous decision after a match where he ended up registering the most submission attempts, as per the ONE Championship submission grappling rules. This moment marks a new age for grappling in the ONE Championship cage as the promotion has crowned it’s very first world champion in the sport, no doubt with plenty more to come in the future.
The promotion has been putting in more effort in to making submission grappling matches over the last few months, including packing them in to two events in one day back in August. That weekend put Tommy Langaker in the prime position to challenge for the inaugural Middleweight title and naturally, Gordon Ryan is the top choice to compete for the Heavyweight title after his incredible run over the last few years. They aren’t the only big names in the BJJ world already signed to the ONE Championship roster however, as the promotion also has Marcus ‘Buchecha’ Almeida, Garry Tonon, Shinya Aoki, Masakazu Imanari, and the Ruotolo brothers.
ONE on Amazon Video 2 Full Results
Xiong Jingnan defeats Angela Lee via Unanimous Decision (MMA)
Xiong Jingnan wins the ONE Strawweight MMA World Championship
Mikey Musumeci defeats Cleber Sousa via Unanimous Decision (Submission Grappling)
Mikey Musumeci wins the inaugural ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship
Stamp Fairtex defeats Jihin Radzuan via Unanimous Decision (MMA)
Ilya Freymanov defeats Martin Nguyen via TKO (Strikes) 3:33 of Round 1 (MMA)
Halil Amir defeats Timofey Nastyukhin via Knockout (Punches) at 0:58 of Round 2 (MMA)
Marat Grigorian defeats Tayfun Ozcan via Unanimous Decision (Kickboxing)
Ho Taek Oh defeats Ryogo Takahasi via Split Decision (MMA)
Anissa Meksen defeats Daokongfah Banchamek via Unanimous Decision (Muay Thai)
Rade Opacic defeats Giannis Stoforidis via TKO (Punches) at 1:52 of Round 2 (Kickboxing)
The full ONE on Amazon Video 2 event replay, including Mikey Musumeci winning the ONE Championship Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship, will be available to watch on Amazon Prime, click here to subscribe and watch.