Indian MMA

Indian MMA Origin Stories Episode 18: Reign MMA ft. Vighnesh Nathan

In the eighteenth episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to Vighnesh Nathan, who is the founder and head coach at Reign MMA in Bangalore.

For the uninitiated, Indian MMA Origin Stories is an Interview series from LockerRoom India where we try to explore the origin stories of Indian MMA Fight Teams, Gyms, Promotions, and whatnot.

In the episode, Vighnesh talks about how his combat sports journey started, his time at Indian Combat Sports Academy (ICSA), the idea behind Reign MMA, finding a name for the team, his team, and much more.  

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  • 00:36 – Current situation in Bangalore and Reign MMA
  • 02:20 – Training under Rama Reddy
  • 04:36 – Why he decided to start Reign MMA
  • 07:37 – Hurdles he faced when he started Reign MMA
  • 10:28 – About his Team at Reign MMA
  • 12:53 – The story behind the name of the team
  • 14:15 – Future goals for the team
  • 16:11 – His take on the growth of MMA in India
  • 20:24 – Closing thoughts

You can listen to the episode on Spotify, Anchor.FM, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Breaker, Radio Public.

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