Pakistan’s ‘Wolverine’ defends his unbeaten streak at ONE Championship

Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan’s prominent Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, Ahmed ‘Wolverine’ Mujtaba successfully defended his unbeaten streak in the featherweight category and registered his seventh straight win in the octagon.

Ahmed Mujtaba fought Singapore’s Benedict Ang in his debut bout of ONE Championship, which is Asia’s biggest promotion, at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium and defeated him with the unanimous decision. It was also the first defeat for Ang after three consecutive win in his first three fights.

The fighters applied all their mixed martial arts techniques on each other for three rounds and it was a very close battle. However, judges gave their decision in favour of Wolverine, who had a slight upper hand during the fight.

Mujtaba and Ang struck each other fiercely in the first round, but, Ang seemed more composed and relaxed and landed some powerful blows. Yet, Wolverine bounced back with some dirty boxing.

In the second round, Ang once again looked good, but, Mujtaba went for a takedown near the end of the second round and quickly gone to his opponent’s back almost getting him into rear naked choke, however the bell rang and Ang was saved from a loss by submission.

The third round again began with Ang’s calculated punches and uppercuts, but, Mujtaba once again went for a couple of take downs, he was the one with control at the end of the bout that made judges to pick him as the winner of the bout.

Mujtaba said in the post match interview, “Of course, fighting in ONE Championship has always been my dream when I started my career, and by the grace of all my luck, I’m here right now for my debut in ONE FC against a good wrestler, Benedict Ang.”

“He fought against Waqar Umar for ONE, another guy from Pakistan, and he won against (Yohan Mulia) Legowo and had a really good fight against (Jimmy) Yabo, so I was pretty sure it was going to be a tough fight for me.

Of course, it’s a fight where one has to lose and one has to win, and today I was the better man,” he concluded proudly.

On the other hand, Ang said, “It didn’t go my way, but there are a lot of things I could have done better. I enjoyed the whole experience. I’ll take it as it is and come back stronger. I’ll take this as a positive. One loss doesn’t define anything. I’ll come back.”

The 23-year old has also won featherweight titles of UnderGround Battle Championship and World Series of Fighting Global.