Delhi’s Bharti Dhoundiyal talks women’s MMA in India

Bharti Dhoundiyal is one of the most popular female MMA fighters in India. The 21-year-old Delhi-girl has broken the mindset of many stereotypes that girls cannot fight. She comes from a traditional martial arts background but now competes in the MMA league organized by Super Fight League and is a part of Team Punjab. I recently … Read more

India MMA spotlight: A conversation with Nelson Paes

Featherweight Nelson Paes is one of the most popular MMA fighters in India. Nelson is riding a three-fight win streak with two nasty knockouts. His last fight was in January at Desert Force 20, where he was a heavy underdog, but despite that he dominated his opponent Khudoum Al Kaabi for three rounds to win via unanimous decision … Read more

Interview: Siddharth Chandanshive talks Jackson-Wink training experience and MMA in India

Siddharth Chandanshive is a rising Indian lightweight MMA fighter. Standing with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss, the Mumbaikar has managed to get his name among the best Indian MMA fighters. All his five wins come by stoppage, with 2 knockouts and 3 submissions. In his last fight he avenged his sole loss … Read more

Manjit Kolekar: a female deity in the making

MMA is not a known or popular sport in India. There are a 1000 reasons for that but one of the most important reasons is the lack of a super sport icon for the combat sport. Every sport has that one strong and famous icon which moves every person, irrespective of the fact whether they watch … Read more