FloGrappling WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha

Mikey Musumeci Set To Make WNO Debut Against Marcelo Cohen March 26

Mikey Musumeci Set To Make WNO Debut Against Marcelo Cohen March 26

This is Musumeci's first no-gi competition since 2016!

Mar 3, 2021 by Chase Smith
Mikey Musumeci Set To Make WNO Debut Against Marcelo Cohen March 26

Who's Number One (WNO) returns March 26th for another stacked event with WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Vagner Rocha! The pound-for-pound King is back for his fourth match at WNO where he'll be taking on the top middleweight grappler in the world in Vagner Rocha.

They’ll be joined by 3x ADCC Champ Yuri Simoes & 2019 ADCC Silver Medalist Nicky Rodriguez in the co-main event, and today we are announcing the third act is none other than 4x World Champion Mikey Musumeci versus No. 10 Ranked 135lb grappler Marcelo Cohen.

Mikey & Tammi Musumeci with their gold medals at the IBJJF 2016 No-Gi World Championships.

Official FloGrappling No-Gi Rankings

This is Mikey’s first no-gi match since 2016 where he took home top honors at the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships and the 4x World Champ is eager to jump back into competition:

"I haven’t competed in no-gi in about 5 years, I always have been training at strictly gi gyms so it always made it complicated for me to get the proper no-gi training in. I feel like I am actually better in no-gi than gi and I am super excited to test myself and get the chance to compete no-gi again!"

Marcelo Cohen is a veteran of the professional submission-only scene with former IBJJF Pan No-Gi Champion and IBJJF American National No-Gi Champ.  He's been significantly more active in the no-gi scene than Musumeci in recent years and will be looking to make his mark on the sport with a win over the legendary American fighter. 

When FloGrappling called me, they knew I would be down for the fights that nobody relse wants. I bring threat to anyone at the division. Mikey is the best light feather and a phenom of BJJ. At this point I have nothing to prove anymore to nobody other than myself. Being invited to the best grappling events and money fights speak for itself;  you don’t get to the top by having done nothing, I’m a veteran in this game . Let’s go! - Marcelo Cohen

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