Anshul Jubli or ‘King Of Lions‘ is India’s second UFC fighter after Bharat Khandare.
Hailing from the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Anshul is one of the best Mixed Martial Artist to come out of India. His journey from a Uttarkashi, a town known for it’s religious and yogic heritage in the mountains of Himalaya to the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) has been nothing but inspiring. Anshul Jubli picked up the sport of Mixed Martial Arts nearly a decade ago. He picked up combat sports to better his options to join the Indian Army.
Anshul’s father served in the Border Security Force (paramilitary force), so his urge to join the military was not an abnormal one. Very soon he found himself immersed into the sport of MMA when he was 20 and started taking it seriously when he was 23.
However, fate had different plans for him. The 27-year old is now representing India at the biggest spot in the Mixed Martial Arts World. This is a big deal for Anshul and even for the UFC who have been eyeing the Indian market for quite some time now. With a talented fighter like Anshul under their roster, the road for UFC to India will be an easy one.
Anshul Jubli found a home in Crosstrain Fight Club
Anshul headed to Delhi, where he found a home in Crosstrain Fight Club. The club is owned by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt Siddhart Singh. Siddharth is one of the pioneers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in India.
Anshul becomes very emotional while talking about his head coach Siddharth Singh as he mentioned it during an interview with Sportstar.
“I am very emotional when I talk about Siddharth sir. I remember when I used to be new to Crosstrain. I won a tournament when Siddharth sir sponsored my fees,” Anshul Jubli said.
The duo have a fantastic chemistry and with the help of Siddharth Singh, the Pahadi fighter improved his amateur MMA record to 13-0.
Anshul Jubli’s journey through the Professional Ranks
Even before making his professional debut, Anshul was under the radar of numerous professional MMA organization including Matrix Fight Night, which is India’s premier Mixed Martial Arts organization owned by Bollywood superstar Tiger Shroff.
Anshul made his professional MMA debut at Matrix Fight Night 2, where he took on Sanjeet Budhwar and defeated him via unanimous decision on 29th June, 2019. Impressed by his performance, the matchmaker at MFN scheduled his next fight at MFN 3, where he fought Amit Raj Kumar and defeated him via unanimous decision.
Anshul then fought at Matrix Fight Night 4, where he took on Rajith Chandran and defeated him via stoppage in the very first round. He next fight took place against another pioneer of Indian MMA in Srikant Sekhar. It was one of the biggest Indian fights of the year and lot of trash talking took place before the fight. But Anshul Jubli was able to win the fight via unanimous decision in a one sided clash.
Anshul’s next fight took at Matrix Fight Night 6 against an Iranian opponent Mohammad Mahmoudian in Dubai. In that fight, Anshul displayed his dominant grappling and defeated him via arm triangle choke submission in the first round.
Anshul Jubli’s journey to the UFC
After compiling a solid 5-0 record at Matrix Fight Night, his next stop was ‘Road to UFC’. UFC was already looking at India as an untapped market. Even when UFC didn’t have an Indian fighter under their roster, they had close to 100 Million viewership in India. So, naturally having an Indian fighter on the roster would definitely increase UFC’s viewership in India.
“UFC has been eyeing the Indian market since 2008. Back in 2011, they sent a scouting team to visit various gyms in India to find potential fighters. It did not work out then because the infrastructure wasn’t great and not a lot of gyms had MMA training,” Siddharth Singh told Sportstar.
Anshul journey towards the UFC started in June of 2022, where he was shortlisted alongside another Indian fighter Pawan Maan Singh to fight in ‘Road to UFC’ tournament. This tournament had fighters from Asia across three weight classes. Each weight class had 8 fighters. Both Pawan Maan and Anshul fought in the lightweight division.
While Pawan Maan lost to Indonesia’s Jeka Saragih and bowed out of the first round, Anshul Jubli’s scheduled fight with Japan’s Patrick Sho Usami was cancelled as the Japanese fighter had to pull out of the fight due to medical reasons.
Anshul automatically progressed to the semi-finals of the ‘Road to UFC’, where he took on South Korea’s Kyung Pyo Kim. He defeated the South Korean via a split decision.
Anshul Jubli vs Jeka Saragih: Road to UFC Finals
Anshul Jubli defeated Jeka Saragih via TKO in Round 2 of UFC Vegas 68 to earn a UFC contract and also win the lightweight finals of Road to UFC.
Anshul Jubli Record
Anshul Jubli has a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 7-0.
|WIN||Kyung Pyo Kim||UFC – Road to UFC: Abu Dhabi Semifinals 2
Oct / 23 / 2022
|WIN||Mohammad Mahmoudian||MFN 6 – Matrix Fight Night 6: Anshul vs. Mahmoudiyan
Sep / 24 / 2021
|Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke)||1||N/A|
|WIN||Srikant Sekhar||MFN 5 – Matrix Fight Night 5
Dec / 15 / 2020
|WIN||Rajith Chandran||MFN 4 – Matrix Fight Night 4
Feb / 28 / 2020
|WIN||Amit Raj Kumar||MFN 3 – Matrix Fight Night 3
Dec / 20 / 2019
|WIN||Sanjeet Budhwar||MFN 2 – Matrix Fight Night 2
Jun / 29 / 2019
Anshul Jubli UFC record
Technically Anshul Jubli’s UFC record is 0-0 as even though he fought at ‘Road to UFC’, it isn’t counted as an official UFC fight, so it doesn’t reflect in his UFC record.
Anshul Jubli next fight
Anshul Jubli’s next fight isn’t announced yet, but it’s highly likely that he will be fighting in the first half of 2023.
Anshul Jubli age
Anshul Jubli is currently 28 years old.
Anshul Jubli net worth
Anshul Jubli just signed a contract with the UFC and a newbie fighter’s contract usually ranges from $10,000 to $30,000 per fight. With, Anshul also being managed by Paradigm Sports, which is one of the best management companies in the UFC, it’s likely that Anshul is getting a higher side of the newbie contract.
Anshul Jubli height
Anshul Jubli currently stands at 6 feet 0 inches.
Where does Anshul Jubli train?
In India, Anshul Jubli trains at Crosstrain Fight Club and in Indonesia, he trains at Soma MMA.
Who is Anshul Jubli’s Head Coach?
In India, Anshul Jubli trains under Siddharth Singh and in Indonesia, Anshul Jubli trains under Mike Ikilei.