The IMMAF World Championship campaign of team India kickstarted today in Abu Dhabi. India had four fights today featuring Syed Abdul Nazzeur, Lenin Prakash, Ganesh Raj, and Mohit Aggarwal.
Syed Nazzeur opened the campaign for India against Bogdan Pshebelskiy of Kazakhstan and unfortunately suffered a first-round TKO loss. Lenin Prakash was in action in the second fight for India as he went up against Daniel Mitchell of Australia in the Featherweight bracket.
Lenin had his moments throughout the fight and had a good share of top control time to his name. Despite the efforts from the fighters to finish, the fight went the complete distance with the judges ruling in favor of Mitchell via decision.
Ganesh Raj put together an excellent performance against Keoni Terorotua of French Polynesia. Ganesh was having a good amount of success when the fight was on the standing position when Keoni was having success on the ground. With just thirty seconds to go on the clock, Keoni managed to transition a submission attempt from Ganesh and secured a rear-naked choke for the submission victory.
The last fight of the day for Team India featured Mohit Aggarwal in the Heavyweight division. Mohit went up against Arlind Berisha of Kosova and suffered a quick TKO loss in the first round. You can see the complete results for Team India from Day 1 below.
Day 1 Results for Indian MMA Team at IMMAF World Championships:
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