Not only did Mikey Musumeci and Rodtang Jitmuangnon find time to bond after the tournament, but they also shared the bright lights of ONE Championship’s recent triumphant debut in the United States.
In an interview with the Jiu-Jitsu Times, “Darth Rigatoni” stated that he and “The Iron Man” had dinner together in the early morning hours following ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video, which took place earlier this month in Denver, Colorado.
Mikey Musumeci said:
“I look up to him as a big brother. After we had both won our fights, everything was closed, so we simply went to Denny’s to eat afterward — for example, we were both dining at Denny’s at two in the morning.”
Despite the fact that they compete in distinct divisions of ONE Championship, Mikey Musumeci and Rodtang have forged a strong friendship over the course of their time together.
In point of fact, the Italian-American champion assisted the Thai superstar in making weight and successfully passing the hydration test in a risk-free manner in preparation for his defense of his world title at ONE’s historic premiere live on-ground event in the United States on May 5th.
At ONE Fight Night 10, Mikey Musumeci successfully defended the ONE flyweight submission grappling world title by forcing Yemeni opponent Osamah Almarwai into submission with a rear-naked choke late in their 10-minute duel. The submission came after Musumeci had applied the choke.
It was the second successful defense for ‘Darth Rigatoni,’ who also won a performance incentive of $50,000 from ONE CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong as a result of the fight.
After that, Rodtang did the same thing and successfully defended the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world title. He did this by knocking out his Mexican opponent Edgar Tabares in the second round of their championship match with a crushing elbow to the jaw.
The devastating way in which he put an end to the battle not only earned him a performance bonus of one hundred thousand dollars but also threw the sold-out crowd at the 1stBank Center in Denver into a frenzy.
In North America, customers with an active Amazon Prime subscription can watch a free replay of ONE Fight Night 10.