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Leverage Fight Night IX: Shantanu Pujari and Aditya Saha added to the bracket

The Leverage Fight Night IX bracket will be undergoing two more last-minute changes as Shiba Banerjee and Mohammed Bilal will not be competing in the tournament due to personal reasons.

Shiba, who is the head coach of Alpha Omega Combat Sports Academy in Kolkata, was scheduled to go up against Shaun Loyal of Warrior’s Cove MMA in the bracket when Mohammed Bilal, who fights out of Hyderabad MMA gym, was scheduled to go up against Sunny Khatri.

Shiba will be replaced by Aditya Saha of AKA Thailand when Bilal will be replaced by Shantanu Pujari in the tournament.

Earlier, Chaitanya Gavali also had to withdraw from the event due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Raajus Dewan of Warrior’s Cove MMA. You can see the updated card for the tournament below.

Updated Opening Bracket for Leverage Fight Night IX:

  • Rachit Tyagi vs. Tribhuvan Issar
  • Shantanu Pujari vs. Sunny Khatri
  • Peeyush Pandey vs. Seth Rosario
  • Nihaal Joseph vs. Sadiq Qaiyum
  • Shaun Loyal vs. Aditya Saha
  • Raajus Dewan vs. Punyajit Likharu
  • Aman Gusain vs. Prashanth Kota
  • Debojit Dasgupta vs. Tarun Yadav

The event, which is scheduled to take place on December 18, 2020, in Delhi, will be under single-elimination submission-only rules. The winner of the tournament will also be getting a huge cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.


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