Matrix Fight Night (MFN) has unveiled the exhilarating fight card for MFN 12, and fight fans are eagerly awaiting the action-packed event. Taking place on July 1, 2023, at the Noida Indoor Stadium, MFN 12 promises to deliver thrilling battles that will leave spectators on the edge of their seats. If you're wondering how to catch all the adrenaline-pumping moments, here's a guide on how to watch MFN 12.
Main Event Showdown: Angad Bisht vs. Hugo Paiva
The highly anticipated Main Event features a Flyweight title defense by India's own Angad Bisht, as he goes head-to-head against Brazil's Hugo Paiva. Bisht, the reigning Flyweight champion, claimed the title after a victory over Egypt's Mohamed Gamal at MFN 10 in November 2022. With his sights set on maintaining his championship reign, Bisht is prepared for a fierce battle against Paiva, a formidable Brazilian fighter.
Co-Main Event: Puja Tomar vs. Anastasia Feofanova
India's top-ranked female MMA fighter, Puja Tomar, will be defending her Strawweight title against Russia's Anastasia Feofanova in the co-main event. Tomar, a dominant force in the Strawweight division, aims to showcase her skills and resilience against the tough and determined Feofanova. The clash between these talented fighters is sure to be a thrilling showdown.
Unfortunate Setback: Sanjeet Budhwar's Absence
Initially scheduled to defend the MFN Featherweight title, Sanjeet Budhwar, the reigning champion, was unable to participate in the Main Event at MFN 12 due to illness. Although disappointed by his absence, fight fans can still expect an unforgettable night of action as a new challenger steps up to the plate.
Khabibullo Azizov vs. Mochamed Machaev: A Battle of Undefeated Fighters
In a fight that has captured the attention of MMA enthusiasts, undefeated Khabibullo Azizov from Tajikistan steps in on short notice to face the promising future UFC prospect Mochamed Machaev. Azizov, a two-time world champion in Combat Sambo (SBS), brings his expertise and an impressive 10-0 professional MMA record to the octagon. Machaev, a rising star in the featherweight division, will undoubtedly provide a formidable challenge for Azizov. This clash of undefeated fighters is expected to be a showstopper.
Trilogy Fight and Other Exciting Matchups
The main card also features a highly anticipated trilogy fight between Sandeep Dahiya and Pawan Maan Singh. With one bout ending in a draw and the other in favor of Pawan Maan, both fighters are eager to settle the score and claim victory. Additionally, Neeraj Panghal, coming off a dominant performance in his last fight, will face Digamber Singh Rawat. The main card will also showcase the Featherweight contest between Shyamanand and Mido Mohamed of Egypt, as well as compelling matchups between Chaitanya Gavali and Chungreng Koren, and Rahul Thapa and Avizo Lanamai.
Preliminary Fights and Debutants
Gurtej Singh and Edukondal Rao, two promotional debutants, will kick off the fight night. Jojo Rajkumari will return to the cage to face Sonam Zomba in the prelims. Other exciting matchups include Dushyant Singh vs. Anthony Syiem and Aminder Bisht vs. Akash.
Guide to watch the event
MFN 12 Fight Card
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