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Naga MMA fighters vie for spots at GAMMA Asian C’ships

Naga MMA fighters vie for spots at GAMMA Asian C’ships
From L to R: Kekhrieneitso Angami, Limasunep Imchen, Arsenba Ozukum and Mairidin Newmai.
BENGALURU, MAR 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/25/2021 1:44:11 PM IST

A contingent from Nagaland is taking part in the Global Association for Mixed Martial Arts India (GAMMAI) Open National Championships is curently held at Fiton Sports in Bengaluru from March 23 -26 to determine the team that will be selected to represent India at the GAMMA Asian Championships to be held in Kyrgyzstan in July this year.

Kekhrieneitso Angami, Limasunep Imchen, Arsenba Ozukum and Mairidin Newmai from Nagaland and training out of The Combat Academy- Nagaland in Dimapur are taking part in this tournament.

Kekhrieneitso Angami in the lightweight 70.3kgs category won 3 fights on route to the finals where he will face Sumit Bhyan from Maharashtra tomorrow.

Limasunep Imchen in the bantamweight 61.2kgs category won his first bout but came up short in the quarterfinals against Aaquib Javed from Karnataka. Arsenba Ozukum in the flyweight 56.7kgs category won 2 bouts and will be facing Adinath Barde from Maharastra in the finals tomorrow.

Mairidin Newmai in the featherweight 65.8kgs category won his 3 fights and will be facing Laishram Chourajit Singh of Manipur tomorrow in the finals.

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