Matrix Fight Night rolled out their second event in Delhi today and as expected, the show delivered big time.
The fight night was headlined by the showdown between Jason Ramesh Solomon and Srikant Sekhar which materialized after Srikant called out Jason following his win over Rajinder Singh Meena at Matrix Fight Night 1.
Srikant gets the win and Angad levels the score
Srikant and Jason had a wild start as both the fighters were looking to get the upper hand. A slip from Srikant also raised the heartbeats but Srikant managed to turn the slip into his advantage as he secured a kimura and made Jason tap out.
The fight between Angad Bisht and Dhruv Chaudhary went the distance with both fighters having their moments. Angad had the upper-hand for majority of the fight with his ground game while Dhruv had his moments in the stand-up. The dominance in ground resulted in a unanimous decision win for Angad who made it 1-1 in the rivalry and set up a potential trilogy fight.
Clinton and Anshul Impress while Aarti takes a split decision win
Clinton DCruz made easy work of Kapil Kumar and went home with a dominant first round submission win. This was Clinton’s second win over Kapil and he also gave out an open challenge to the fighters. Clinton’s teammate Syamanand called out Angad after the fight and Angad came into the cage and accepted the challenge as well.
Ishika Thite vs. Aarti Khatri also went the distance. Ishika had a good first round after which Aarti took over the fight. The judges awarded a split decision win for Aarti in the end.
Elsewhere, Anshul Jubli produced a great performance in his professional debut and defeated Sanjeet Bhudwar via a decision. It was the skills of Anshul on the ground that proved to be the difference as he managed to carry the momentum from his undefeated amateur career to cage. Anshul was also chosen as the best fighter of the night.
Mukesh Gora gets a flash KO win
Seth Rosaro vs. Mukesh Gora came out surprisingly as the third fight of the night but delivered flashy stoppage. Mukesh managed to catch Seth early itself and got the TKO victory in 14 seconds. Mukesh also called out Jason Ramesh Solomon after the fight and noted that he wants to avenge his loss against Jason.
As for the amateur fights, Abhimanyu Rai produced an impressive performance against Ehtesham Ansari as he secured a first round TKO victory. Kapil Kumar and Suraj Jha engaged in a three round battle where Kapil came out on top via decision. Siddharth Dhami also went home with a solid decision victory after he got the better of Parmesh Manni.
The Middleweight fight between Prakram Dandona and Sandeep Yadav ended in a first round KO in favour of Prakram who landed a big fight ending kick. Below are the complete results from the event.