Pakistani MMA star Mujtaba beats India's Raju in less than a minute

Pakistani MMA fighter Ahmed Mujtaba dedicates win over Indian opponent to the people of Kashmir


Natasha Raheel February 06, 2021

KARACHI:

Pakistan’s Ahmed ‘Wolverine’ Mujtaba delivers on his promise as he knocked out India’s Rahul Raju also known as ‘The Kerala Krusher” in less than a minute at the One Championship Unbreakable III welterweight fight in Singapore on Friday.

The fight has a legend to it as it was cancelled twice, but it was also Mujtaba’s comeback to the cage after 2018 due to visa issues and him unable to travel.

“It is a huge win for all of us,” Mujtaba’s manager Rizvan Ali told The Express Tribune. “This comeback after two and a half years, it is huge. He knocked his opponent out in the first round.”

Mujtaba promised before the fight that he will be capitalising on his boxing skills and would use all of the tools he has in him after training in Brazil. He did exactly that by punching Raju out in less than a minute.

Raju was coming into the cage after his bout last year, and had the record of seven wins and two defeats, with a great amount of experience to his credit, while Mujtaba had eight wins and two defeats.

The 27-year-old was confident that he can finish the bout in the first round, while he dedicated his win to the people of Kashmir after the India-Pakistan clash at One Championship. In his message through his social media pages he added that he wants to see if the government helps MMA fighters in Pakistan.

Mujtaba is affiliated with MYGYM in Pakistan.

ONE Championship Unbreakable III was headlined by women’s match with Stamp Fairtex and Alyona Rassohyna.

Rassohyna won against Fairtex through submission at 4:53 minutes mark in round three of the strawweight fight.

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