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Indian MMA Fighter Shiva Raj talks about his career, World Championships, more

LockerRoom Team
15 December 2021

Shiva Raj is a name that needs no introduction in the Indian MMA circuit. He has been fighting domestically and globally for a long time now and has secured some huge wins overseas for the country.

He was the first Indian MMA Fighter to win at the Senior IMMAF World Championships and has also won a medal at the GAMMA World Championships for India. We managed to catch up with Shiva Raj for an interview about his MMA journey so far.

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Shiva Raj details about his MMA career so far, why he took up Mixed Martial Arts, his memories of competing in MMA events in India, becoming the first Indian male fighter to win at the IMMAF World Championship, winning a silver medal at the GAMMA World Championships, Road to BRAVE Combat Federation, his advice to people who want to take up MMA and much more in an exclusive interview.

Time Code:

  • 00:48 - Long Distance running to MMA
  • 02:31 - First taste of Combat Sports
  • 03:32 - Why he decided to compete and his first fight
  • 05:10 - Competing in MMA events in India
  • 06:50 - Winning at the IMMAF World Championships
  • 08:40 - Winning medal at the GAMMA World Championships
  • 10:30 - International Muay-Thai competitions
  • 11:28 - Road to BRAVE in Bangalore
  • 13:22 - Challenges in pursuing his goals
  • 14:45 - How to become an MMA Fighter in India
  • 15:25 - Closing thoughts

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