Mikey Musumeci to face Shinya Aoki in an openweight submission grappling match at ONE Struggle Evening 15

Contemporary from his stunning submission end of Jarred Brooks at ONE Struggle Evening 13 earlier this month, Mikey Musumeci will probably be due for a fast turnaround.

The reigning ONE flyweight submission grappling world champion returns for actually his largest problem but, as he’s set to grapple a dwelling legend in Shinya Aoki.

‘Tobikan Judan’ has agreed to face ‘Darth Rigatoni’’ in an openweight grappling-only match-up, as a part of the large ONE Struggle Evening 15 card on October 6 at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok.

Mikey Musumeci has been a busy man this yr, as he’s set to make his fourth look of 2023. The 27-year-old BJJ prodigy has remained good below the ONE banner, scoring back-to-back submission victories in opposition to Osamah Almarwai and the aforementioned Brooks in his final two outings.

The Evolve MMA famous person has been miles forward of the competitors and is now thought of top-of-the-line pound-for-pound pure grapplers alive.

He’ll put that distinction to the take a look at when he faces a a lot bigger foe identified for his floor mastery and absurd ending prowess.

Even at 40 years previous, Aoki nonetheless very a lot lives as much as his nickname of “The Grand Grasp of Flying Submissions”.

The previous ONE light-weight world champion has practically 60 profession matches to his identify, with 30 of his wins coming by submission.

Aoki, who’s a blackbelt in each judo and BJJ, has been coaching martial arts whereas Musumeci was actually nonetheless in diapers.

The Japanese legend even competed within the promotion’s first submission grappling match in opposition to Garry Tonon in 2017 and in opposition to Kade Ruotolo final yr.

He fell brief on each cases and would like to register a win at Musumeci’s expense.

Two huge all-striking world title matches will headline ONE Struggle Evening 15. Tawanchai PK Saenchai will look to defend his ONE featherweight Muay Thai gold strap in opposition to Superbon Singha Mawynn.

Elsewhere, Jonathan Haggerty and Fabricio Andrade will vie for the vacant ONE bantamweight kickboxing throne.

ONE Struggle Evening 15 is shoring as much as be a can’t miss occasion, following the addition of Musumeci vs Aoki. This wonderful spectacle will air stay on US Primetime freed from cost for Prime Video members in North America.