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10 best Indian MMA fighters

Manjit fought in Invicta FC this year
Modified 30 Dec 2016, 20:41 IST
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Mixed Martial Arts is a growing sport in India. Despite the negativity that’s been spewed all over, there isn’t much debate about the immense potential that India holds.

The lack of knowledge about the sport is indeed one of the biggest problems that the Indian MMA scene is facing now. The atmosphere we have in the country is light years away from the one that exists in countries like the United States and Brazil; where the sport has flourished.

Amidst all these hurdles, the fighters have showcased dedication and hard work to make their mark internationally and it’s time that they got the limelight that they deserve. In this list, we are going to take a look at some of the most notable Indian MMA fighters out there. (In no particular order)


Honorable Mention: Chaitanya Gavali

Chaitanya Gavali

Chaitanya Gavali was one of the most active Indian MMA fighters of 2016. He had two fights this year with one win and one loss. Like most of the other fighters in the list, Gavali made his start with Super Fight League and then moved on to various other promotions.



His current record stands at 6-3 with a good portion of his wins coming up against foreign opponents. Gavali currently fights out of Evolution MMA which is known for fighters like Sunny Khatri, Mohammed Farhad and others.


Honourable Mention: Jason Ramesh Solomon

Solomon has an impressive resume

Jason Ramesh Solomon turned out to be a viral sensation when the video of him getting knocked out received eyeballs on Social Media. While most of the fans out there would only recognise him through the video, the talent that he has is often overlooked.

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Solomon has 4 wins to his name with all of them coming via finishes.

The knockout that went viral is his only loss till now and the next time he fights, he is sure to evoke interest among the fans. 

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Published 25 Dec 2016, 18:44 IST
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