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Anshul Jubli Next Fight: Indian MMA star to fight at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi

LockerRoom Team
12 September 2023

Indian MMA star Anshul Jubli is set to make his official UFC debut in one of the most anticipated pay-per-view events, UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Oliveira 2, scheduled for October 21 in Abu Dhabi.

Facing American Lightweight Mike Breeden

The 28-year-old fighter hailing from Uttarakhand will square off against American lightweight contender Mike Breeden in what promises to be a thrilling showdown. This announcement was made by the UFC India broadcast during the broadcast of UFC 293 on Sunday.

Mike Breeden enters the octagon with a 10-6-0 MMA record but currently faces the challenge of a three-fight losing streak in the UFC. As he strives to reclaim his winning ways, Breeden will find himself in a high-stakes clash against the undefeated Indian sensation.

Road to UFC Success

Anshul Jubli's journey to the UFC has been nothing short of remarkable. He secured his coveted UFC contract by emerging victorious in the Road to UFC Season 1 lightweight tournament, which spanned three venues starting in mid-2022.

Anshul received a fortunate bye in the opening round due to his opponent's weight miss. He then showcased his skills and resilience by clinching a split decision victory over South Korea's Kyung Pyo Kim in the semifinals. However, the pinnacle of his journey came in February 2023, as he knocked out Indonesia's Jeka Seragih during the lightweight bout at the Road to UFC final in Las Vegas.

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With this victory, Anshul Jubli became only the second Indian fighter, following in the footsteps of Bharat Kandare, to earn a coveted UFC contract.

Undefeated Streak

Anshul Jubli embarked on his MMA journey in 2015 and has maintained an unblemished record ever since, excelling across both Amateur and Pro Levels. His exceptional talent, dedication, and drive have culminated in a remarkable UFC debut opportunity.

As the Indian MMA community and global fight fans eagerly anticipate his first UFC appearance, Anshul Jubli's journey from Uttarkashi to the international stage serves as an inspiring testament to chasing and achieving one's dreams in the world of mixed martial arts.

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