Mikey Musumeci vs Osamah Almarwai is a flyweight submission grappling fight in which the two battle for the ONE Championship title. “Darth Rigatoni” is the reigning champion who’s defending his title for the third time. Can the best BJJ athlete from the Middle East put an end to his reign? Read our Musumeci vs Almarwai preview to find out!
Mikey Musumeci vs Osamah Almarwai Odds
When, Where, and How to Watch?
- Place: 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado
- Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
- Time: ~10:00 PM ET
- How to Watch: Amazon Prime Video
Mikey Musumeci’s Odds Suggest a Dominant Performance on Friday
Aged 26, Mikey Musumeci is a sort of social media star who rose to fame after appearing on a number of popular podcasts, including The Joe Rogan Experience. He got his nickname “Darth Rigatoni” for his Italian heritage, as well as for his diet which involves eating a huge amount of pasta once a day.
Even though he’s famous outside the ring, Musumeci’s biggest achievements happened while fighting. This guy is one of the best grapplers in the world, whose record in this sport is 19-3. His most recent loss happened in 2021, and he’s 6-0 since.
Musumeci is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who got his black belt from Gilbert Burns, a UFC star who’s fighting Belal Mohammad a day after ONE Fight Night 10. You can read more about that fight in our Belal Muhammad vs Gilbert Burns preview.
Musumeci’s celebrity status and his amazing BJJ skills have made him a target of the UFC and other promotions. However, this guy’s sole focus remains grappling, in which he’s got a chance to become the GOAT. He’s already won four BJJ World Championships, as well as two European Championships, Pan-American Championship, and other competitions.
Odds Suggest Osamah Almarwai Stands No Chance in ONE Championship
Osamah Almarwai is arguably the best submission grappler ever to spawn from the Middle East. Born in Saudi Arabia, he’s representing the country of Yemen.
He’s 31 years old, but he hasn’t been involved with submission grappling for too long. In fact, in his youth, he was a taekwondo practitioner. It was during his college days that he started his Brazilian jiu-jitsu story.
It took him almost a decade to polish his BJJ skills. Then, last year, he won his first two major titles – the 2022 World No-Gi Championship and the Pan No-Gi Championship.
He’s already fought a number of elite grapplers, but his biggest challenge comes on his ONE Championship debut this Friday.
Mikey Musumeci vs Osamah Almarwai Prediction
Mikey Musumeci will win this fight. Otherwise, we’re going to witness one of the biggest upsets in the history of ONE Championship. The question here isn’t who’s going to win the Musumeci vs Almarwai fight; instead, the real question is how will Musumeci win? We think he’s not going to finish his rival but will win by a decision instead.
Pick: Mikey Musumeci to win by decision