ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion Mikey Musumeci stated Jarred Brooks could also be combating in a distinct lane of their upcoming battle however believes his opponent has the instruments to do properly within the sport.
‘Darth Rigatoni’ will likely be defending his world title towards ONE strawweight blended martial arts king Brooks in an all-American champion-versus-champion conflict subsequent week in Bangkok.
The struggle will happen at ONE Combat Night time 13 on Prime Video, which will likely be performed on the famed Lumpinee Boxing Stadium on August 4 and will likely be accessible dwell and free of charge to Prime Video subscribers in North America.
It is going to be Mikey Musumeci‘s third protection of the world title he received in September final yr.
Talking to ONE Championship, the 27-year-old Italian-American champion stated the MMA background of ‘The Monkey God’ offers a distinct component to his grappling recreation, which goes to be a problem come struggle evening.
“I believe that he brings a distinct component to this submission grappling than what individuals are used to. I believe that MMA is a sport the place they need to be finishers, they need to go to assault you in submissions.”
Mikey Musumeci handed his first check as world champion again in January, defeating Mongolian challenger Gantumur Bayanduuren by unanimous resolution.
He then adopted it up with one other profitable protection in Could in america, submitting Yemeni Osamah Almarwai through rear-naked choke late of their 10-minute title joust.
Jarred Brooks, 30, in the meantime, seems to be to make it back-to-back world title conquests after seizing the ONE strawweight world title from Joshua Pacio in his final struggle in December.
ONE Combat Night time 13 would be the first time that Brooks will likely be competing in grappling in ONE Championship, however he has warned that his jiu-jitsu abilities are agency and that he’s able to developing with surprises.