Michelle vs Tammi

2014 World Championships

Female Featherweight Black Belt Final

Irvine California

Michelle Nicolini vs Tammi Musumeci

Michelle Nicolini (Blue Gi) is one of the most decorated female grapplers with 8 World Championships in the GI, 2 No Gi World Championships, 3 Pan Am Championships and 2 European Championships.   She is also the 2013 -60kg ADCC champion.

This would be her final Worlds as she retired from Gi competition to concentrate on MMA where where she has compiled, to date,  a 5-1 record (Please UFC…make Michelle vs Mackenzie.  They had epic grappling matches and the world needs to see them punch and kick each other).

This match for Tammi Musumeci was her first World Championships, at the age of 19.  She had shocked the BJJ community earlier that year by beating Mackenzie Dern in the Featherweight final of the Pan Ams.  She also racked up the 2013 Feather Weight No Gi World Championship.

This is a favorite of mine as the effort of both of these women defines the word gameness. There is no stalling, no working for advantages only, no riding the time out for a point victory.  They are constantly attacking.  Secondly, this match has the most intense submission attempt I have ever seen.  You will actually feel it as you watch it.

Enjoy Michelle vs Tammi