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Indian MMA Origin Stories Ep 16: Ultimate Fitness and MMA ft. Chaitanya Gavali

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon10 December 2021

In the sixteenth episode of Indian MMA Origin stories, we talk to Indian MMA Fighter Chaitanya Gavali who is the man behind Ultimate Fitness and MMA.

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, Chaitanya talks about the reason why he started the team, his team winning at the AIMMAF National MMA Championship, the fighters in his team, the growth of MMA in India, Future plans, and much more. 

Time Code:

  • 00:46 - Team at the AIMMAF National MMA Championship
  • 02:23 - Why he started Ultimate MMA and Fitness
  • 04:46 - Major challenges that he faced initially
  • 07:31 - How Tanish Gupta joined the team
  • 08:27 - How Sarita Rathod joined the team
  • 09:00 - How Aditya Bhosle and Pratik Shetty joined the team
  • 09:40 - How Kartikeya Dubey joined the team
  • 10:35 - Transitioning into Coaching
  • 12:15 - Growth of MMA in India
  • 15:35 - GAMMA World MMA Championship Plans
  • 17:45 - How to become an MMA Fighter in India
  • 21:41 - Closing thoughts

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

Let us know your thoughts on the episode in the comment section below. Also, let us know who you want to see in the next episode of the Indian MMA Origin Stories.

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