Tammi Musumeci – BJJ Superstar

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Tammi Musumeci: Introduction

You may already know Tammi Musumeci as a multiple-time world champion submission grappler and black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor, but her impressive career is just beginning. The New Jersey native started honing her skills at the age of 6 alongside her brother Mikey, and soon competed exclusively against boys to rapidly develop. Moving to Florida saw more serious training and competition success, even while excelling in school. 

In 2013 she was promoted to black belt and won gold at the IBJJF No-Gi World Championships that same year. Since then she’s captured four more world championships with her well-rounded yet technically refined game. All this whilst studying law at UNLV which she graduated from in 2020! She also remains close to Mikey who has credited his sister as instrumental in his own rise to success. Now signed with ONE Championship, Tammi continues to test herself against the best competitors out there – and it looks like we’ve only seen the beginning.

Who Is Tammi Musumeci?

Early Life

Tammi Musumeci is known in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) community as a top-tier competitor, currently representing the well known Pedigo Submission Fighting Team. Born into a martial arts-oriented family, Tammi’s passion for BJJ started at a young age. Raised in Florida, she began training under the guidance of her father, who himself was a Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast.

Tammi’s early life in the sport was marked by her determination, discipline, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Along with her brother, Mikey Musumeci, she embarked on a competitive journey that saw both siblings establishing their names among the elite. Mikey, too, would go on to earn numerous accolades in the sport.

From her formative years, Tammi displayed immense talent, consistently winning at various local and national tournaments. Her dedication to the art was evident in her rigorous training routines and her commitment to mastering the intricate techniques and strategies of BJJ. This foundation laid during her early life set the stage for her subsequent achievements on the global stage.

Tammi's Competitive Record

You may be familiar with Tammi Musumeci’s incredible accomplishments as a black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor. She is an IBJJF World Champion, a four-time No-Gi World Champion, and a two-time Pan American Champion. But her colored belts achievements are also impressive. She is a two-time Pan No-Gi Champion, and Pan Am Gi Jiu-Jitsu Champion.

Her brother Mikey is no slouch either. Together, they have won 9 International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation World Championship titles in gi and no-gi competition!

Competitive Achievements

Tammi Musumeci’s incredible achievements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have made her one of the most respected and admired competitors in the sport. At black belt level, she has won an IBJJF World Championship (2019) and two IBJJF Pan Championships (2014 / 2017). She has also secured four IBJJF World No-Gi Championships (2013 / 2015 / 2016 / 2022) and achieved second place finishes at the world championships in 2014, 2021, and 2022. 

During her colored belt career, Tammi Musumeci earned an impressive list of titles, including:

– 1 x IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Champion

– 1 x IBJJF Pan No-Gi Champion

– 2 x IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champions

– 2 x IBJJF World No-Gi Champions

– 1 x 3rd Place Finish at the World Championship.

Tammi Musumeci and The ONE FC

A screen shot of Mikey Musumeci's instagram, featuring his sister, Tammi Musumeci

Making her ONE Championship debut in 2023, Tammi won both of her bouts via unanimous decision. In her first fight against Bianca Basílio, she earned a victory over the experienced grappler. Then in July of the same year, she faced Amanda ‘Tubby’ Alequin and once again emerged victorious with all three judges scoring it in her favor. Having already established herself as one of the best grapplers on the planet before joining ONE Championship, Musumeci has continued to prove why she’s considered an elite competitor. 

Her success inside the ONE FC Circle is a testament to her skill and dedication to jiu-jitsu. With many more fights ahead of her, fans can expect plenty more exciting performances from Tammi in the years to come.

Tammi Musumeci's Instructor Lineage

Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie -> Carlson Gracie -> Ricardo Liborio -> Emyr Bussade -> Tammi Musumeci

Conclusion and FAQ

With an incredible competitive career, multiple World Championships, it’s no wonder why Tammi Musumeci is considered one of the best American BJJ competitors of all time. She has consistently pushed the boundaries of the sport since she was 13 years old and continues to do so even while balancing law school and a full-time job as a lawyer. 

Tammi’s partnership with her brother Mikey has been instrumental in their combined success, as she helped him become a Submission Grappling World Champion. Through her dedication to jiu-jitsu, Tammi has proven herself to be relentless and fearless on the mats, making her an inspiration for many aspiring grapplers. Her story of hard work and dedication will continue to inspire athletes from around the world for years to come.

Tammi Musumeci: Frequently Asked Questions

What inspired Tammi Musumeci's passion for jiu-jitsu?​

Tammi’s passion for jiu-jitsu was inspired by her father’s own practice in the martial arts. She and her brother began training when she was six years old and quickly took to the sport. Competing almost exclusively against boys, she credits this as a key to her rapid development.

What Tammi Musumeci's most memorable matches?

2016 Pan Final against BJJ legend Michelle Nicolini and her 2019 World Championship gold medal win

How has Tammi Musumeci's legal career influenced her jiu-jitsu?

Tammi’s legal career can influence her Jiu-Jitsu practice in many ways. She notes it helps her stay disciplined, focused and organized, which can help her stay on top of her game.

What is in store for Tammi's Future?

Tammi aiming for gold at upcoming IBJJF World Championships and Pan Championships, as well as ONE Fight Night events.