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BREAKING: Clinton D Cruz set to train at the UFC Performance Institute

LockerRoom Team
22 March 2024

Clinton D'Cruz, the undefeated professional MMA fighter with a flawless record of 6-0, is set to embark on a significant journey in his martial arts career. Hailing from India and training out of the Indian Combat Sports Academy under the guidance of coach Jitesh Banjan, D'Cruz has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of mixed martial arts.

Having made his mark primarily in the Matrix Fight Night promotion, where he secured five impressive victories Clinton will now be seen training at the UFC PI in Shanghai.

The world-renowned organization has announced its fifth UFC Academy Combine, an exclusive platform where top MMA prospects to showcase their technical prowess and physical abilities for a chance at a full scholarship to the UFC Academy.

Scheduled to take place on March 21-22 at the prestigious UFC Performance Institute (UFC PI) in Shanghai, China, the fifth UFC Academy Combine will see the Indian fighters and other invitees undergo rigorous testing across 12 categories, covering aspects such as wrestling, grappling, striking, and various physical attributes. A meticulous scoring system will be employed to evaluate each fighter, culminating in an overall UFC Academy Combine ranking.

The top performers will be considered for a full scholarship to the UFC Academy.

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Among the Indian contingent, alongside D'Cruz, are Roshan Mainam, Sumit Kumar, and Punyajit Likharu, each representing their respective weight classes with aspirations of making a lasting impression on UFC scouts.


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