Indian MMA star Roshan Mainam is all set to fight Aziz Calim of Indonesia at ONE: Fist of Fury II taking place in Singapore on March 5.
Hailing from Manipur, Roshan Mainam has been on an undefeated streak under the ONE Championship banner. He last fought against Pengshuai Liu at ONE Championship: Reign of Dynasties last October and defeated him via rear-naked choke submission in the second round.
During his promotional debut at ONE: MASTERS OF FATE in November 2019, Roshan Mainam stunned mixed martial arts fans by submitting KWC Flyweight Champion Khon Sichan via Americana at 3:22 of the first round.
The win immediately sent a warning to the rest of the division and signalled what was expected to be a strong run on the global stage of martial arts.
So far, Roshan Mainam has compiled an MMA record of 5-2 inside the cage. On the other hand, Aziz Calim has a record of 5-4 inside the cage and in his last fight, he suffered a first round submission loss to Ryuto Sawada in August 2019.
Roshan Mainam prepared for step up in competition in 2021
Despite scorching two opponents in just as many bouts, it’s still too early to say whether Mainam is ready to face a top-five bantamweight contender, but the outcomes of his matchups proved that he’s prepared for a step up in competition during 2021.
In order to stay ready for tougher rivals, Roshan Mainam has been working on his grappling explosiveness at his second home in Singapore – Evolve MMA.
Recently, his team in “The Lion City” posted a video on Instagram of Mainam throwing around a grappling dummy, and it quickly became evident why the Indian standout is so devastating on the ground.
As we move into the new year, the only question is whether Mainam will be able to showcase his growing ground game against another grappler – we’ll find out that answer on March 5.
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