Pakistani MMA fighter Bashir beats Egyptian opponent in one minute, 23 seconds

A textbook heel hook left Mahmoud Mohamed with no choice but to tap out


Our Correspondent October 08, 2016

KARACHI: A minute and 23 seconds is all Pakistan’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Bashir Ahmad needed to defeat his Egyptian opponent Mahmoud Mohamed in their One Championship: State of Warriors featherweight bout at Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar yesterday.

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The 33-year-old Bashir, who is Pakistan’s most prominent MMA fighter, had been on a two-fight losing streak and needed a win to bring his career back on track.

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Mahmoud did appear the more aggressive of the two fighters after the fight began, connecting with several hard kicks, although his aggression didn’t faze Bashir one bit.

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The Synergy founder stuck to his game plan and quickly brought down Mahmoud before luring him into a textbook heel hook that left the Egyptian with no choice but to tap out.


Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2016.

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COMMENTS (4)

Zohaib | 4 years ago | Reply @Chris: he is a Pakistani American
Chris | 4 years ago | Reply Well Done!!! why the shorts with the US flag on them though? Sialkot not making any with the Pakistani flag?
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