Read about the exciting matches and surprising upsets at the MFN 12 fight card. From dominant performances to unexpected twists, this event had it all. Don’t miss out!
|MFN 12 fight card took place at the Noida Indoor Stadium, NCR, on Sunday, 1st July|
|Promoted by Ayesha and Krishna Shroff, the event featured fighters from Tajikistan, Russia, Egypt, and India|
|Bollywood stars Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan attended the event|
|Angad Bisht’s flyweight title defense was canceled due to his opponent missing weight|
|Puja Tomar successfully retained her strawweight title against Anastasia Feofanova|
The MFN 12 fight card took place at the Noida Indoor Stadium, NCR, on Sunday, 1st July. This highly anticipated event, organized by Ayesha and Krishna Shroff, showcased fighters not only from India but also from Tajikistan, Russia, and Egypt. The presence of Bollywood superstars Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, and cricketer Shikhar Dhawan added to the grandeur of the event, highlighting the growing popularity of the sport in the country.
Main Event Drama
Originally scheduled to defend his flyweight title against Hugo Paiva of Brazil, Angad Bisht faced disappointment as Paiva missed weight by approximately 2 kilos. As a result, the strawweight title fight between Puja Tomar and Anastasia Feofanova of Russia was elevated to the main-event slot. Tomar, a former ONE Championship fighter, successfully retained her 115lbs strap, dominating her opponent and securing a fourth-round corner stoppage.
Co-Main Event Controversy
The co-main event featured a featherweight clash between Mochamed Machaev of Austria and Khabibullo Azizvov of Tajikistan. Unfortunately, the fight ended in a no contest after Azizvov failed to recover from a brutal unintentional low blow from Machaev in the second round.
The MFN 12 main card witnessed several impressive performances. Digamber Singh Rawat delivered a stunning victory over Neeraj Panghal in a highly anticipated lightweight clash. Former Road to UFC fighter Pawan Maan Singh emerged victorious in a closely contested trilogy clash against Sandeep Dahiya. Rahul Thapa showcased his exceptional wrestling skills to secure a unanimous decision win over Avizo Lanamai in a featherweight clash.
Shyamanand, a featherweight contender, delivered a devastating knockout in the first round against Mido Mohamed of Egypt. With his fourth consecutive stoppage win, Shyamanand called out former rival and featherweight champ Sanjeet Budhwar, seeking redemption for his lone pro loss at MFN 4 in 2020. In another dominant showing, surging bantamweight prospect Chungreng Koren scored a first-round TKO win over Indian MMA veteran Chaitanya Gavali.
The MFN 12 fight card showcased the excitement and unpredictability of the sport. From unexpected upsets to impressive displays of skill, the event proved to be a treat for MMA enthusiasts. With the growing popularity of the sport in India, we can expect even more thrilling matchups and memorable moments in the future.