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Michael Musumeci is an American champion grappler and the WNO 135lb titleholder. He is a four-time IBJJF World champion with titles in both the roosterweight and light-featherweight divisions.

  1. Leg Locks Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest To Date

    Leg Locks Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest To Date

    Jan 25, 2022

    Leglocks, like all submissions, are an important component of Tezos WNO. They have counted for a large portion of the match ending moves on the WNO mats, and many athletes have relied heavily — or repeatedly fallen victim to — lower body submissions.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Tye Ruotolo Becomes First Two Division WNO Champ

    Grappling Bulletin: Tye Ruotolo Becomes First Two Division WNO Champ

    Jan 24, 2022

    Tye Ruotolo needed only five minutes and 41 seconds to force the tap out in his title match against Levi Jones-Leary, switching from a heel hook to a kneebar in a slick display of submission prowess.
  3. Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Jan 22, 2022

    Two more WNO champions will be crowned tonight at Tezos WNO: Criag Jones vs Pedro Marinho. In the main event, Craig Jones (4-1) will try for his fourth submission victory on WNO as he fights to become WNO's first light heavyweight champion. He'll face Pedro Marinho, an IBJJF No-Gi World Champion making his WNO debut in the title shot.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  5. Updated | How To Bet On WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Updated | How To Bet On WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho

    Jan 14, 2022

    Online betting sites such as BetOnline and BetDSI will soon release money lines for WNO: Craig Jones vs Pedro Marinho. The January 21 card is scheduled to feature six main card bouts as well as three undercard matchups. There are money lines for each, including straight up bets and juicy props. Check out the favorites, underdogs, over/unders, and more below.
  6. Mikey Musumeci To Defend Belt Against Estevan Martinez As Late Replacement

    Mikey Musumeci To Defend Belt Against Estevan Martinez As Late Replacement

    Jan 13, 2022

    With Jon Calestine out of WNO, his opponent Estevan Martinez will be promoted to a title shot. The reigning WNO Bantamweight Champion, Mikey Musumeci, has stepped up on short notice to replace Calestine against Martinez, and will put his title on the line against the Giant Slayer.
  7. Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six men have been nominated for Male Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  8. Vote NOW For 2021 Submission Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Submission Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six submissions have been nominated for Match Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  9. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  11. Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers

    Dec 30, 2021

    The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
  12. The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts

    Dec 28, 2021

    The black belt class of 2021 is a who's who of top notch competitors, many of whom are likely to grace the top of black belt podiums in the coming months. Below are the athletes who earned the rank of black belt in December.
  13. Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons

    Dec 21, 2021

    All year, the 2021 jiu-jitsu season has shown signs that it could bring the changing of the guard, the rise of the next generation. Throughout the year, we’ve seen legacy champions fall to the young up-and-comers; we’ve seen new styles and strategies overthrow the more traditional ones.
  14. Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 World Championships final rounds are set. Today, the IBJJF will crown its first new champions in more than two years at the 25th edition of Worlds.
  15. Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals

    Dec 12, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Worlds finals are set! The absolute divisions and the women’s divisions have been whittled down to a single remaining match to decide this year’s champions; and the male divisions have been narrowed to eight men each.