ONE Championship to Make Long-Awaited Debut in the United States with Mikey Musumeci Defending Flyweight Title with ‘Kill-or-be-Killed’ Mentality

ParallelDesk 12:48:53 PM, 27 April 2023

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Fans of mixed martial arts can expect an exciting night of fights as ONE Championship makes its long-awaited debut in the United States with a trio of world title fights set to go down on May 5. One of the fighters who will step into the ring that night with a "kill-or-be-killed" mentality is Mikey Musumeci, also known as 'Darth Rigatoni'. Musumeci will put his ONE flyweight submission grappling world championship on the line against Yemen’s first black belt IBJJF world champion, Osamah Almarwai, in the ONE Fight Night 10 showdown. The event will be held at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, and will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime Video. Musumeci has been dominant during his run under the ONE Championship banner. His debut in 2022 saw him secure a four-minute submission over grappling legend Masakazu Imanari at ONE 156. He followed that up with a dominant decision victory over Cleber Sousa to become the promotion’s first-ever submission grappling world champion. In 2023, Musumeci defended his title in a definitive manner against Mongolia’s Gantumur Bayanduuren at ONE on Fight Night 6. With a reputation for being tough as nails, Musumeci is approaching his upcoming bout with the mentality of a warrior on the Game of Thrones. “Me and him have this responsibility that we just have to freaking go, and like kill or be killed... Like die by the sword you know, that’s my mindset just running like Game of Thrones vibes. You have a sword and you both just go and whoever gets stabbed dies you know, it’s exciting.” Almarwai, on the other hand, is looking to capitalize on the opportunity and deliver one of the greatest debuts in ONE Championship history. The fighter has trained under Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) icon Andre Galvao and is known for his impressive grappling skills. It will be interesting to see how Musumeci and Almarwai will fare in the ONE Fight Night 10 showdown, as both fighters are well-respected in the world of mixed martial arts. Fans in North America can catch ONE Fight Night 10 live and for free in U.S. primetime on May 5 by tuning in to Amazon Prime Video. It promises to be a night to remember in the Mile High City.

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