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Before the return of ONE 166, Osamah Almarwai praised Mikey Musumeci’s level of combat intelligence, saying, “He’s more technical.”


Jiu-jitsu master from Yemen After failing to win the ONE flyweight submission grappling world title in his promotional debut, Osamah Almarwai will be making his comeback to action the following month. He is aiming to get back on track after his last attempt to do so was unsuccessful.

In his debut fight for ONE Championship, which took place in May of the previous year in the United States, the BJJ black belt faced off against

the flyweight submission grappling monarch, Mikey Musumeci. Late in their 10-minute title fight, however, ‘Darth Rigatoni’ submitted him by submitting him with a rear-naked choke resulting in the submission.

During an interview with ONE Championship, Osamah Almarwai reflected on his first bout and praised Musumeci’s combat intelligence, including the following:

Mookie is an extremely technical person. I am frequently asked by others, “Is he strong?” I’m thinking to myself, it’s true that he’s powerful, but he’s more technical than he is strong. In my opinion, it was not the strength that caused him to win; rather, it was the method that he used.

With the knowledge he gained during his bout against Musumeci, Osamah Almarwai is looking to get back on track at ONE 166: Qatar, which will take place on March 1 at the Lusail Sports Arena. There, he will compete against Cleber Sousa, a Brazilian, in a flyweight submission grappling match.

Along the same lines as Almarwai, Sousa is looking to get back on track after his own attempt to win the first-ever flyweight grappling gold in September 2022 against Musumeci was unsuccessful.

Watch.onefc.com will be the location where ONE 166 will be broadcast live on March 1 via global pay-per-view.

Osamah Almarwai seeks to achieve success in ONE journey

Osamah Almarwai is still resolute in his pursuit of ONE Championship glory, despite the fact that he was unsuccessful in his first promotional bout.

Before joining ONE, the Yemeni fighter, who was born in Saudi Arabia, had already achieved a great deal of success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and he is eager to continue his success in the most prominent martial arts organization in the world.

In order to assist him in his endeavor, he has been training at Atos BJJ in San Diego, California, under the direction of Andre Galvao, a great grappler, as well as Kade and Tye Ruotolo, who are both ONE world champions.

Recent accomplishments of his include capturing gold medals against top-class opponents at the IBJJF No-Gi American Nationals and Pan American Championships, as well as securing a first-place finish at the 2022 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships. He also accomplished this feat at the Pan American Championships.

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