Mikey Musumeci’s 12-Second Submission From 2019 To Be Formally Recognized As A World Record

Source: Kitt Canaria

Back in 2019, Mikey Musumeci made jaws drop around the globe when he won IBJJF Worlds in just twelve seconds. Musumeci was up against Rodnei Barbosa in the finals and wasted absolutely no time in latching onto a straight ankle lock, getting the tap almost immediately.

The submission turned out to be the fastest in an adult male black belt finals match for the IBJJF, breaking the previous record of 17 seconds that had been held by Rodrigo “Comprido” Medieiros since 1999, when he also won Worlds.

In a social media post, Musumeci said that the record is in the process of being updated on the website for the Guinness Book of World Records. The IBJJF, however, has already formally recognized the achievement in an official letter.

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The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) officially represents the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) around the world. Our main goal is to organize and regulate the sport on an international level. Working in partnership with the CBJJ (Brazilian Confederation of Jiu-Jitsu), the United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USBJJF), the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation has developed the official competition rules of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and it is actively involved in promoting and managing high quality tournaments.

I write on behalf of Mr. Michael Musumeci, IBJJF Black Belt registration #446, I am the current Executive Director of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (“IBJJF”). In addition to my capacity as executive director of the IBJJF, I also serve as chief official and technical director of both, the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and the United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USBJJF).

This letter is to state that the fastest submission during an IBJJF Male Adult Black Belt final is 12 seconds and was achieved by Michael Musumeci (USA) at the 2019 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship finals, in Long Beach, California, USA on 2 June 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JhgcRKS2Lk

Mr. Michael Musumeci is an active competitor in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) events and achieved the record against Rodnei Barbosa Gabriel Junior during the 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu competition in the Adult Black Belt Male Final.

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Andre Fernandes
Executive Director

Hopefully, it won’t be long until Musumeci is officially listed as a world record holder.


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