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Korouhenba Urungpurel of Manipur shines at WDS Pune MMA Event

Young Korouhenba Urungpurel, hailing from Manipur, shined at the Warrior’s Dream Series MMA event which was held in Pune last day.

Korouhenba, who represented RMX MMA Manipur gym, trains under Indian MMA star and former ONE Championship fighter Roshan Mainam and was the centre of attraction throughout the fight week in Pune. The young fighter who captured the attention of the fans with his mohawk immediately impressed everyone during the weigh-ins with his intensity.

He went up against Maharashtra’s Lekraj Bagde at the event in a Kid’s Super Fight and ahead of the fight, the two future superstars had an interesting face-off as well which can be seen below.

The kid's super fight opened the main card of Warrior’s Dream Series on 23 June 2022 at the Sativ Patil Sports in Pune and ask expected, the fight had the fans excited throughout. The young Manipuri fighter, who came in with the experience of fighting in his home state previously, made quick work of his opponent.

He was on the front foot from the start itself and took down his opponent immediately. Korouhenba then landed punches from the mount before the referee Kushal Vyas stepped in to stop the fight.

The youngster celebrated his victory in style as well by bouncing his mouthguard off the mat. He then gifted the Manipuri Shawl to referee Kushal Vyas and Cobra Thai’s Richard Rozalewicz and lifted his opponent up as a sign of respect.

After the fight, Korouhenba was given the trophy for his victory and he was also given the gift hamper from Thunderfit who was one of the sponsors for the event.  

Warrior’s Dream Series happened in Pune and the event was hosted by Cobra Thai gym under the guidance of Richard Rozalewicz and is partnered with Fit and Fight Club in Navi Mumbai.

The event was sanctioned by Navi Mumbai Mixed Martial Arts Association (NMMMAA) led by President Sanjivan Padwal. The event was live streamed on the LockerRoom India YouTube channel.

WDS Pune saw more than 120 athletes from across the nation competing in MMA, Kickboxing and BJJ bouts. This was the second event from Warrior’s Dream Series after their initial event in Navi Mumbai.

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