PAKvIND MMA showdown: Mujtaba to fight Rahul in lightweight match


Karachi: Pakistan’s Ahmed ‘Wolverine’ Mujtaba is all set to take on India’s Rahul Raju in a lightweight match on February 5 at One Championship Unbreakable III in Singapore.

The fight between the two was on the cards for a long time but was getting delayed due to various reasons. Mujtaba has been training hard and is confident of knocking down Rahul.

“Pakistan vs India clashes are always exciting in any sport and now we are throwing down in a cage. I’m training hard and I will dedicate this fight to firstly, the people of Pakistan and the residents of Kashmir who have been under unlawful Indian Occupation, this victory will be dedicated to us,” Mujtaba said.

“I am confident that I will finish him either on the feet or submit him on the ground. I’m a BJJ Brown Belt under Astra Fight Team and he’s a brown belt too. It will be a good fight to show my Grappling skills,” he added.

Mujtaba revealed that he has learned new tricks from his Brazilian coaches which he will implement in the fight against Raju.

“I learned a lot of new tools training at Astra Fight Team under head coach Marcelo Brigadeiro and my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu professor and fellow ONE Championship fight Gilberto Galvao. I plan on using every tool in the fight,” he added.

On the otherhand, Mujtaba’s manager Muhammad Rizvan Ali is satisfied with the preparation. “I am very confident that Ahmed will finish this fight as he has just come out of a long layover and has a huge return of fire in his body.”

Meanwhile, Raju known as ‘The Kerala Krusher’ Raju is the SFC Welterweight Champion. He is coming in this match with a win over Pakistan’s Furqaan Cheema.