Another huge upset comes from this weekend’s WNO event.
Gabrielle Sousa submitted Mikey Musumeci by north south choke in the Quarterfinal Round of the Who’s Number One’s 155 lbs Championship. The victory earns him a $1,000 submission bonus from WNO sponsor Bubs Natural’s. “I was drilling [that sequence] for the last month and a half… I tried four times in this match and he was defending super well. So, I was just trying to switch side to side. I saw his neck, I could squeeze it, so I got it.“
In his post-match interview, he explains how much he had to sacrifice in order to be the best, but he knew it was only a matter of time, “I knew sooner or later that I would be the #1, and if Mikey’s the #1 and I beat him, then I believe I’m the #1 now.”
In the Semifinals, he will face-off against Cole Abate, who defeated Geo Martinez in his Quarterfinal match. Many fans were anticipating a rematch between Geo and Musumeci in the Semifinal round, but that just wasn’t in the cards today.
Watch Gabriel Sousa’s full post-match interview on FloGrappling here:
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