Friday Fighter of the Week: Jims Samjetsabam

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Jims Samjetsabam martial arts career began as a Muay Thai student in 2005, Here are his Muay Thai achievements:

A.) National Muay Thai Championship held in Jammu Kashmir in 2010 – Gold

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B.) National Muay Thai Championship held in Hyderabad in 2011 – Bronze

C.) National Muay Thai Championship held in Tamil Nadu in 2012 – Gold

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D.) National Muay Thai Challenger Cup held in Manipur in 2012 – Silver

E.) National Muay Thai Challenger Cup held in Manipur in 2013 – Silver

F.) India National Muay Thai and Muay Boran Championship in 2017 – Bronze

After competing as an amateur Muay Thai fighter, Jims decided to turn to Mixed Martial Arts. he joined KMMAC under Sir Frank. Jims wanted to improve his ground game since wrestling is an important aspect in MMA. So in January of 2018, he joined a Wrestling camp and within a year won a Gold medal at state level wrestling championship and this experience taught me a lot in improving his overall game

Apart from MMA, Jims works as a computer operator in Regional Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. His job timing is from 10 am to 4 pm, after that he go for Muay Thai training and trains till 8:30 pm. Jims will be applying for ONE championship tryouts as well. H wants to to Bangkok or Singapore to train full-time.

Jims friends call him small buakaw due to his striking resemblance in looks and he also draws inspiration from Mike Tyson as he is short and take on bigger opponents.


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