The upcoming weekend will be a huge one for Indian MMA as two of the most notable amateur fighters in the scene Imkong Jamir and Aleto Nagi are set to make their international debut at Ultimate Beatdown 28.
Fighting out of the Combat Academy Nagaland, Jamir and Nagi hold a combine amateur record of 16-2 to their name with Jamir being undefeated at 7-0 while Nagi is 9-2 in his Amateur career.
Jamir, who is the reigning Amateur Featherweight champion in Yoddha Fighting Championship, will compete against the experience Zheng Teng Lim of Singapore.
Lim is currently 9-2 in his amateur career and trains out of Evolve MMA. While Featherweight is the strong suit of Jamir, he will be moving to Bantamweight for the fight.
As for Nagi, he is the current Yoddha Fighting Championship Strawweight champion. He will fight Dayat from Brunei in a Flyweight showdown. Nagi has been dominant so far in Yoddha Fighting Championship where he piled up numerous wins. Nagi is one of the initial members of Combat Academy Nagaland and will be looking to set an example when he steps into the cage at Ultimate Beatdown 28.
Both the fighters have landed sponsorships from the Nagaland Post and Nagaland Minerals and Mines. This will be a huge boost as well.
The Ultimate Beatdown 28: Borneo will take place at the IRCC Exhibition Center in Sabah, Malaysia on May 12, 2018. Twelve fights have been booked so far for the event. Mike Sidis vs. Ryan Feltner and Masko Franklin Maun vs. Isamu Himura will be other major attractions on the card.
Apart from these two, India’s Himanshu Kaushik will also be exploring international waters in the weekend when he fights at ONE: Grit and Glory. He will be facing Stefer Rahardian at the event.