Anshul Jubli Reveals What Can Make Puja Tomar a Top 10 Contender in the UFC

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Indian mixed martial arts (MMA) has witnessed a surge in talent and recognition in recent years. Among the rising stars, Anshul Jubli and Puja Tomar stand out as trailblazers, each carving their unique paths toward global recognition.

Anshul Jubli Opens up on Puja Tomar

In a recent interview, Anshul Jubli (India’s first UFC fighter) opened up on Puja Tomar’s debut in the UFC. Jubli talked about how skilled Puja Tomar is and how she was ignored initially because of a lack of quality coaching and guidance. However, she still, overcame hurdles and represented India in many big Wushu events. Anshul Jubli then talked about how Puja Tomar is growing as a fighter under coach Mike in the Soma Fight Club, a mixed martial arts gym located in Bali, Indonesia.
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What Roadblock Should Puja Overcome to beat the best?

Jubli, who had his debut at the biggest stage of MMA last year warns Tomar of the pressure she will be facing in the UFC. According to Jubli, if Puja Tomar can handle the pressure of being in the spotlight and pull off a dominant performance. She will surely be ready for the top 10.

Anshul Junbli concluded by saying how he himself is a fan of Puja Tomar and predicted that she will be a household name after her UFC debut.

Puja Tomar: India’s First Woman in the UFC

A Wushu Champion’s Transition

Puja Tomar’s martial arts journey began early, with Wushu capturing her heart. She excelled as a five-time national Wushu champion before venturing into MMA. Her transition was marked by determination and resilience. Although her stint with ONE Championship had its challenges, Tomar’s hunger for success remained undeterred.

Afterwards, she had a dominating stint in the MFN, where she was the undefeated strawweight champion.

UFC Contract

In October 2023, Puja Tomar achieved what no Indian woman had before—she signed a UFC contract. Her entry into the world’s premier MMA promotion marked a historic milestone. With her sights set on the strawweight division, Tomar is ready to prove her mettle against the best.

As Anshul Jubli and Puja Tomar continue their journeys, they inspire a generation of Indian fighters. Their dedication, resilience, and hunger for success transcend borders. Whether it’s the roar of the lion or the fire in their hearts, these trailblazers remind us that dreams are within reach, fueled by unwavering commitment

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