Tensions were evident at Palazzo Versace, Dubai, on Thursday as rising Indian martial arts star Sangeet Boudwar came face to face with Kazakhstan’s Atabek Abdulmutalipov ahead of their highly anticipated match at Matrix Fight Night 10. An action-packed edition of Matrix Fight Night as India’s biggest mixed martial arts promotion It is set to host its 10th edition at Palazzo Versace in Dubai, UAE on November 18th.
MFN 10, which punishes all India The Mixed Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA), India’s largest and oldest governing body for mixed martial arts, and the Global Body of Mixed Martial Arts Federations (GAMMAF), will present four titles in the promotion for the first time.
In tonight’s main event, Sangeet will face off against Kyrgyzstan’s Atabek Abdulmutalibuf. On Thursday, the two rivals came face to face at the weigh-in ceremony and exchanged a few words.
“As usual, I am here in Dubai to put on a good show. My goal is to win the beautiful belt and bring it home,” Sangeet Boudwar said at the press conference.
“I am happy to be in MFN and I am ready to show the Indian fans what it really means to be a fighter. I have many fans in this part of the world and I am confident that their support will help me win.”
Ayesha Shroff, co-founder of MFN 10, couldn’t contain her excitement before the big show. “This is a very special edition of MFN. For those who doubted us, who thought this would never go over MFN Number 1, we’re here to say. We’re not competing with any other promotion. We’re running our own race. We want to thank Dubai for having us. Also We would like to thank Sheikh Khaled for the continued sport and Dubai sports Council as well. We couldn’t do it without you. This is the MFN house in Dubai. I wish all fighters all the best and a great event tomorrow. Fight hard, stay safe and God bless you.”
Alan Venandis, CEO and COO of MFN said: “The fights that take place at MFN 10 have translated into an exhilarating fight card in and of themselves. We have been working on many names for a long time and have brought in talent from abroad. We have a fighter from the USA, Kazakhstan and UK this time And these are matches that have always been in the making. These fighters have been on our roster since Season 1. Also, this time the belt is up for grabs, so these guys have every reason to put on a good show.”
MATRIX FIGHT NIGHT 10 CARD:
Strawweight (Title Fight): Pooja Tomar (India) vs. Bi Du Nguyen (USA)
Bantamweight (non-title fight): Punyajit Lekaru (India) vs Djorje Stojanovic (SRB)
Flyweight (non-title fight): Arsinba Uzukum (India) vs Dinesh Singh Naorim (India)
Lightweight (non-title fight): Digamber Singh Rawat (India) vs Akib Ali (India)
Featherweight (non-title fight): Dushyant (IND) vs Avizo Lanamai (IND)
Flyweight (non-title fight): Musa Rish (India) vs. Clinton D’Cruz (India)
Featherweight (non-title fight): Richard Alexander Mearns (UK) vs. Shyamanand (India)
Featherweight (non-title fight): Fabricio Oliveira (Brazil) vs. Azizbek Satibaldev (kg)
Strawweight (non-title fight): Jojo Rajkumari (India) vs Priya Sharma (India)
Flyweight (title fight): Angad Bisht (India) vs Mohamed Gamal (Egypt)
Bantamweight (title fight): Dhruv Chaudhary (IND) vs. Uloomi Karim (PAK)
Featherweight (Title fight): Sangeet Boudwar (India) vs Atabek Abdulmutalibov (kg) – Main event
MFN 10 will air live on Disney + Hotstar at 2000 IST (1830 Dubai time).
Details of MFN Number 10:
MFN 10 will be held at Palazzo Versace, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on November 18, 2022.
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