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Martial Art set to grip sports lover with Matrix Fight Night

Kavita Sharma

Indias biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Promotion, Matrix Fight Night (MFN) returns to the National Capital Region (NCR) once again

In a country like India where Cricket is a religion it is heartening to see sports lovers soaking in Martial Arts and the trend is catching up fast.

Launched in 2019, Matrix Fight Night (MFN) aimed at giving this sport a proper vision and shape. The brain child of Bollywood Sensation Tiger Shroff, his mother Ayesha Shroff and sister Krishna Shroff, MFN has been a key driving force in shaping MMA in Southasia and SouthEast Asia.

India’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Promotion, Matrix Fight Night (MFN) is returning to the National Capital Region (NCR) once again with MFN 12 set to take place on July 1st at the Indoor Stadium in Noida. The fans of Martial arts will get a chance to witness the thrilling MMA action and intense fights. In the main event India’s Angad Bisht will defend his flyweight title against Brazil Hugo Paiva.

Bisht defeated Egypt’s Mohamad Gamal for the Flyweight title at MFN on 10th November 2022. MFN is India’s premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) property and is the brainchild of Bollywood sensation Tiger Shroff, his mother Ayesha shroff and sister Krishna shroff. The Organization has been a key driving force in shaping MMA in Southasia and Southeast Asia.

Speaking on the upcoming title match, Angad said, “I am ready for the fight as always. I have trained well over the past few months and retaining the prestigious MFN title has been my goal ever since the match-up was announced. I will give my all once again, but it will be a good fight against Brazil’s Hugo Paiva, who is a tremendously skilled fighter as well. But I will have a few tricks up my sleeve.”

On being asked about his opponent, Brazil’s Hugo Paiva said, “I am excited to come to India to win the MFN title. I have a strong opponent to face who has been unbeaten in his past couple of fights. But I have trained well with my team and we are confident that we will make an impact. My aim is not only to win the title, but also to entertain the fans.”

Meanwhile, India’s highest-ranked female MMA fighter Puja Tomar will also defend her Strawweight title against Russia’s Anastasia Feofanova.

Ayesha Shroff, Co-Founder MFN, said, “Absolutely thrilled to share this exciting card with you all! MFN is poised for the next chapter and this is a fantastic step towards that announcement.”

Krishna Shroff, Co-Founder MFN, further added, “Being my first time playing Matchmaker, I had a blast with this one. The fight card makes or breaks your show because at the end of the day, your fighters are the stars. They are the main characters people come to see. So there is a lot of expectation and pressure riding on them to put on exciting fights and perform. My job is to make that slightly easier and to help take the show a notch higher by putting together the best matchups between fighters who have the most interesting stylistic matchups, specifically. With 2 championship belts on the line, some huge names from the Indian combat world, and massive international talent from across the globe, MFN 12 promises to be next level.”

About Matrix Fight Night

MFN since 2019 has become synonymous with mixed-martial Arts in India. A pet project of Shroff family. MFN has already witnessed global MMA stars along with talented fighters competing across multiple weight categories. The professional MMA competition has given many Indian Fighters a platform to showcase their talents against some of the Best opponents from around the World.

Here is a look at the full MFN 12 Fight Card:



LIGHTWEIGHT: Gurtej Singh (IND) vs Edukondal Rao (IND)
STRAWWEIGHT: Sonam Zomba (IND) vs Jojo Rajkumari (IND)
FEATHERWEIGHT: Dushyant Singh (IND) vs Anthony Syiem (IND)
FLYWEIGHT: Aminder Bisht (IND) vs Akash (IND)


BANTAMWEIGHT: Chungreng Koren (IND) vs Chaitanya Gavali (IND)
FEATHERWEIGHT: Rahul Thapa (IND) vs Avizo Lanamai (IND)
FEATHERWEIGHT: Shyamanand (IND) vs Mido Mohamed (EGY)
LIGHTWEIGHT: Neeraj Panghal (IND) vs Digamber Singh Rawat (IND)
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT: Pawan Maan (IND) vs Sandeep Dahiya (IND)
FEATHERWEIGHT: Mochamed Machaev (AT) vs Khabibullo Azizov (TJ)


STRAWWEIGHT: Puja Tomar (IND) vs Anastasia Feofanova (RU) – Co Main Event
FLYWEIGHT: Angad Bisht (IND) vs Hugo Paiva (BRA) – Main Event

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