The fighters are coming! On March 11, India will witness the Super Fight League, part of the world’s fastest growing sport MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Though the game is not so popular in India, it is slowly becoming a part of the fight night culture in the modern cities in the country.
For the audience in India who aren’t sure about what MMA is, let’s tell you it is a sport where you can watch all kind of martial arts like boxing, wrestling, kickboxing, Karate, Judo, Brazilian jiujitsu, Muay Thai and different other styles on a single platform.
Now, that means it breaks the conventional concept that a fighter should specialize in a particular martial arts form. MMA freaks believe that a best fighter can adopt any technique or style to win.
India’s first professional MMA league starts on March 11, with Mumbai playing host. The spectacular show will begin with two big stars of the MMA world: James ‘The Colossus’ Thompson of Britain who has a record of 16-14-0(win-loss-draw) and Bob ‘The Beast’ Sapp of theUS with a career record (11-10-0) sparring with each other.
MMA takes its origins from an ancient Greek practice in the ring, where participants fight until death. Of late, MMA assumes a more civilized form and therefore is bound by strict rules such that a fighter must fight within his weight class.
A round of bout is for a maximum of 5 minutes and there is a 1-minute break after each round. Five rounds are allowed for the title matches and 3 rounds for the non title one.
A special 45 minutes musical treat is also waiting for the Mumbai audience in which the famous drummer Sivamani and Mika will perform.
The presence of Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu will be the grand finale’s main attraction. After the first bout on March 11, the second match will be in Chandigarh on April 7 and the last will be on May 6 in New Delhi.
The Super Fight League (SFL) is promoted by the Bollywood super star Sanjay Dutt and business man Raj Kundra. Raj Kundra, Shilpa Shetty’s husband, already owns the IPL team Rajasthan Royals.
So tell us are you ready for all the action that’s gearing up out there? Head over here and see what’s in store for you!
In the meantime, enjoy the promo video below: