Yoddha FC kicks off amateur MMA in India with 13 matches

Yoddha FC 1
Yoddha FC 1

Over the weekend of November 8th and 9th, 2014, Yoddha FC held its first trials for an amateur MMA competition. The grassroots effort put on a total of thirteen fights for up and coming Indian prospects

 

Though India is one of the largest countries of the world, the MMA community is quite small, and has only been developing for the past few years. Evolution Combat Sports Academy in Mumbai has been active in the Brazilian jiujitsu competition scene and this has lead to many of its members to look to MMA.

It hasn’t been easy. Coaches are few and far between, and the coaches that do exist must seek resources to fund not only their competion teams but their own development as well, which can only happen outside of India. Fortunately interest and talent has slowly developed, and the Evolution team has been able to initiate grappling and now MMA competition regionally.

This past weekend, Yoddha FC 1 took place and thirteen amateur fights were held. The promotion recorded the bouts and will be putting the videos up on YouTube soon. For updates, follow Yoddha FC’s Facebook page here.

 

Yoddha FC 1
November 9, 2014
Nagaland, India

Winners;

Amarjeet Singh
Hemavi Ayami
Imsusunget C
Lima Kumzuk
Lanu Pokyem
Katheoietuo Nagi
Love Bagga
Victor Angami
Kenei Rulho Maximus
K Mungling Konyak
Satyajeet Changmai
Radhi Javhad
Vishal Nimbalkar

 

Press release:

Mumbai, India – Evolution Combat Sports Academy, Mumbai, has launched Yoddha Fighting Championship, India’s first amateur MMA league.

The concept of the league is to nurture homegrown talent and to provide them a platform to gain experience and amass an amateur record.

Open tryouts will be scheduled across India, in cities like Dimapur, Bangalore, Mumbai, to select 16 participants in each weight category, by taking into account three different technical criteria that is Stand up, Wrestling and Submission game and their potential to grow as a complete mixed martial arts athlete. The goal is to identify talented individuals who are ready to compete for Amateur championships of their respective weight categories. These fighters will then participate in 16-man tournaments, over 4 events to decide the Season One champions.

YFC is organized by Evolution Combat Sports Academy, India along with Association of Combat Sports, India (ACS). These two bodies have been working at the grass root level to promote combat sports such as Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling etc. within the country.

YFC will be hosting its first event at Dimapur, Nagaland on 8 th and 9 th November, 2014.