Indian MMA fighter Pawan Maan Singh who was originally slated to fight China’s Aili Muratbek now has a new opponent in Indonesia’s Jeka Saragih. The replacement came after Aili Muratbek was unable to travel to Singapore because of visa issues.
The fight is just over a week away and this sudden change in opponent could mean that Pawan Maan Singh will have to develop a new gameplan. Pawan Maan Singh was one of the participants for ROAD TO UFC, the most significant opportunity for Asia’s top MMA prospects to make it to the world stage. The opening round will take place across two days, June 9 and June 10, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium ahead of UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA
Who is Jeka Saragih? The opponent scheduled to fight Pawan Maan Singh
Jeka Saragih is an Indonesian MMA fighter with a professional record of 9-2. His last fight took place against Agung Maulana at ONE PRIDE MMA FIGHT NIGHT 40 in December of 2020. In that fight, Jeka Saragih scored a TKO win in the very first round. Prior to that, he fought Angga Hans at ONE PRIDE MMA FIGHT NIGHT 36, where he lost via rear-naked choke submission in the fourth round. Before that, he was riding on an eight-fight winning streak.
India's Pawan Maan Singh will fight Indonesia's Jeka Saragih at #ROADTOUFC
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Pawan Maan is confident ahead of ‘Road to UFC’
The MMA India Show had the opportunity to chat with Pawan Maan Singh ahead of ‘Road to UFC’. He revealed that his training was going well and that he was highly confident and motivated heading into the biggest fight of his professional career.
“My training is going extremely well and I am very motivated. Earlier I used to concentrate on my Boxing very much, but now I have focused heavily on my BJJ, Wrestling, and Kick Boxing. This is a big fight and I am leaving no stone unturned.” Pawan Maan Singh said.