MMA India’s Weekly Roundup (23-30 November): Conor McGregor enters gaming business, RIZIN interested in signing Anderson Silva

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Welcome to the MMA India show’s weekly MMA round up. We take a look at the biggest stories of the past week, which includes big names like Ritu Phogat, Conor McGregor, Anderson Silva etc.

Ritu Phogat to fight Jomary Torres on December 4

Indian MMA star Ritu Phogat is set to fight Jomary Torres on December 4. Torres hails from the Philippines.

Ritu Phogat confirmed that she had a fight scheduled to Parvin Dabas of The MMA India Show in an exclusive interview. Her opponent Jomary Torres has a professional record of 4-4-0 and is coming off of a submission loss to Hayatun Jihin Radzuan at ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny in July 2019.

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Conor McGregor enters gaming business 

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has his hands dipped in different business venture be it his popular whiskey brand ‘Proper No. 12’ or his clothing line ‘August McGregor’.

Now the Irish superstar is all set to be a part of a mobile strategy game “Dystopia: Contest of Heroes” which has been developed by Latvian company ‘Beetroot Lab’.

“Dystopia: Contest of Heroes” is an epic Build & Battle meets RPG strategy game set in the future world of cyberpunk. This mobile strategy game combines two of the top-grossing elements in the gaming industry: Strategy and Social.

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Sean O’Malley to return at UFC 258

The ‘Suga Show’ Sean O’Malley has made an announcement regarding his return at UFC 258 after being out due to a leg injury.

O’Malley (12-1) was stopped in the first-round by Marlon Vera at UFC 252 in August. “Suga” suffered an ankle injury in the fight and ended up being finished by elbows and punches by Vera. Despite the loss, O’Malley responded to his critics by saying that on paper he lost, but “mentally” he didn’t lose the fight.

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RIZIN interested in singing Anderson Silva

Japanese Mixed Martial Arts promotion RIZIN Fighting Federation boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara has expressed interest in signing former UFC middleweight champion and Brazilian MMA legend Anderson Silva.

Anderson Silva was released from the UFC last month following his TKO loss to Uriah Hall in Las Vegas.

Despite being released by the promotion Anderson Silva is interested in fighting. However, no reputed MMA promotion had expressed interest in signing him until RIZIN.

I have great memories with Anderson Silva from the PRIDE days and in my personal opinion I think his career took off in Japan,” Sakakibara said in an interview. “I have heard that Japan has a special part in his heart as well.

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Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr fight ends in a DRAW

In a highly entertaining back and forth action the highly entertaining fight between former WBC heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and former six-division world champion Roy Jones Jr ends in a draw.

While boxing purists might have a problem with the fight ending in a draw, Tyson didn’t and said that even if he thinks he had won the fight, he is happy with the draw.

Mike Tyson landed heavy shots to Roy Jones Jr’s body throughout the fight and clipping him hard with his right hand. Tyson came in an incredible shape as even at the end of the fight, he was going hard and showed no signs of gassing out. However, Roy Jones started breathing heavily from the fourth round itself.

Roy Jones Jr would grab Tyson into a flinch and land few shots in between them, But overall, it was a dominant performance by Mike Tyson and showed that he still got it in him at the age of 54.

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