Discover the potential of elite ground fighters transitioning to MMA in ONE Championship. Learn about the world’s top pound-for-pound grapplers and their training under renowned athletes and coaches. Find out why they are unfazed by the bright lights and ready to make their mark in the sport.
| Grappling megastars Mikey Musumeci, Kade Ruotolo, and Tye Ruotolo are considering a move to MMA in ONE Championship.
| They are widely regarded as the world’s top pound-for-pound ground fighters.
| Musumeci is the most accomplished American-born Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor in history.
| The Ruotolo brothers have achieved remarkable success in the world of BJJ.
| They are already training under top athletes and coaches to enhance their striking skills.
| These submission grappling titleholders have proven themselves in high-pressure situations.
| Their experience and skills make them poised for success in MMA.
Mixed martial arts fans have something exciting to look forward to as three reigning ONE Submission Grappling World Champions – Mikey "Darth Rigatoni" Musumeci, Kade Ruotolo, and Tye Ruotolo – are considering a move to MMA. These grappling megastars have immense potential in the sport for several reasons. Firstly, they are widely regarded as the world’s top pound-for-pound ground fighters. Musumeci, with his impressive record of five IBJJF World Titles and successful defenses of his ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Title, is the most accomplished American-born Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor in history. The Ruotolo brothers have also made their mark, with Kade becoming the youngest gold medalist in the prestigious ADCC World Championships, and Tye being the youngest-ever IBJJF Black Belt World Champion. Secondly, they are already training under top athletes and coaches, honing their striking skills with Muay Thai champions and learning from respected MMA coaches. Lastly, these submission grappling titleholders have proven themselves in high-pressure situations, going undefeated in ONE World Title bouts. With their experience and skills, they are poised to make a successful transition to MMA in ONE Championship.