MMA fighter Ahmed Mujtaba gets Pakistan the win over India in 56 seconds

MMA fighter Ahmed Mujtaba gets Pakistan the win over India in 56 seconds


Pakistan’s MMA fighter Ahmed Mujtaba marked his return to the ring in style on Friday, knocking out his Indian opponent Rahul Raju in the opening round of their bout in Singapore.

Mujtaba aka “The Wolverine” finished Raju aka India’s “Kerala Krusher” inside the opening minute of their fight, ducking an overhand right and countering with a punch of his own.

Raju immediately fell to the canvas and even though Mujtaba followed up with another strike, the ref intervened. Ahmed took only 56 seconds to knock out his opponent.

It was Mujtaba’s first fight in almost three years. He had lost to Jia Wen Ma in March 2018, following which he has several bouts scrapped, twice with Raju and once with Eduard Folayang.

With the victory, Mujtaba improved his career record to 8-2, while Raju’s deteriorated to 7-6. Mujtaba’s claim to fame was the unbeaten 7-0 start to his career. He did not face a defeat for the first four years of his career until losing to Keanu Subba in 2017.

The win is Mujtaba’s third win on the global stage and it has also improved his overall record to 10-2. However, the fight between the two was on the cards for a long time but was getting delayed due to various reasons.

Ahmed Mujtaba – The Wolverine

Mujtaba hails from Quetta and started his MMA career from Islamabad-based Fight Fortress before parting ways. The 27-year-old Pakistani fighter, who trains with MYGYM in Pakistan and Astra Fight in Brazil, promised before the fight he will win his match against Raju for the people of Kashmir.

Congratulations Pakistan – Twitter is trending

The Pakistani nation is feeling so proud to have such an athlete among us. #CongratulationsPakistan is a top trend on Twitter today.

Netizens are busy hailing the brilliant and vigilant performance of Ahmed.

Two Successes in one day

Besides winning the championship, Pakistan has another reason to celebrate. Ali Sadpara and his son conquered K2 in the winter season. #K2winter2021 is also one of the top trends in Pakistan today.

Congratulations Pakistan for the back to back victories. More power to Ahmed Mujtaba and Ali Sadpara.

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