Major Indian MMA promotion Matrix Fight Night has officially announced the full line-up for their tenth, and by far their biggest show yet.
Atop MFN 10, which takes place in Dubai, are four title fights that will crown the first promotional champions. The main event features ONE veterans Puja Tomar against Bi Nguyen for the inaugural strawweight championship. Tomar is 2-0 since leaving ONE, and coming off a stunning twenty-second knockout at MFN 9 in June. Every one of the title fights carries an “India vs. The World” theme.
The new fights announced for MFN feature the future of Indian MMA talent. Flyweight Clinton “The Coorgi Boy” Kenin D’Cruz is one of several Indians on the card yet to taste defeat. He will be fighting fellow Indian Must Raish, who is on a three-fight win streak. Another highlight is strawweight Jojo Rajkumari, who electrified fans in her previous performance with a blazing one-punch knockout in just over thirty seconds. Rajkumari opens the card against Priya Sharma.
MFN 10 is also the first event in a major broadcasting deal with Disney Hotstar Plus. It will carry the show to hundreds of thousands of Indian fans. International broadcast plans have not yet been announced.
FULL MATRIX FIGHT NIGHT 10 CARD
Vacant SW Championship: Bi Nguyen (6-8, USA) vs. Puja Tomar (6-4, India)
Vacant FW Championship: Sanjeet Budhwar (8-2, India) vs. Atabek Abdimitalipov (4-1, Krygyzstan)
Vacant FLW Championship: Angad Bisht (8-3, India) vs. Mohamed Gamal (7-4, Egypt)
Vacant BW Championship: Dhruv Chaudhary (15-8, India) vs. Uloomi Karim (8-6, Pakistan)
BW: Punyajit Likharu (2-0, India) vs. Dorde Stojanovic (6-2, Serbia)
FLY: Musa Raish (3-1) vs. Clinton D’cruz (4-0, India)
FLY: Arsenba Ozukum (1-0, India) vs. Dinesh Singh Naorem (0-0, Iran)
FW: Richard Mearns (3-3, England) vs. Shyam Anand (2-1, India)
LW: Digamber Rawat (1-0, India) vs. Akib Ali (2-2-1, India)
FW: Fabricio Oliveira (12-9-1, Brazil) vs. Azizbek Satybaldiev (17-8, Kyrgyzstan)
FW: Rahul Thapa (2-1) vs. Avizo Lanamai (1-0, India)
SW: Jojo Rajkumari (2-1, India) vs. Priya Sharma (2-1, India)