Sumeet Khade and Dhruv Chaudhary fought in a rematch at the Matrix Fight Night 3 event last Friday which took place at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai.
It was a highly entertaining fight where both fighters went back and forth to start the main card of MFN 3. The judges scored the fight in favour of Dhruv Chaudhary via a unanimous verdict.
However many fans and fighters including Sumeet himself felt that the decision was wrong. So to clear the air around the decision, Sumeet Khade was present at the MMA India Show studio along with host and owner Parvin Dabas last Tuesday.
Sumeet believes that he lost the first round to Dhruv Chaudhary, but felt that he had done enough to secure victories in the second and third round of the fight.
“Second and third round, I thought was mine and was constantly talking my corner and they were sure that I had won the second round…..I was sure that I lost the first round, so I was happy in the second round and I knew the fight would go the full three rounds and I already had the strategy in mind going into the third and even in the last round, you may have seen, I scored three clean takedowns and landed numerous elbows…so I felt that I had won the second and third round,” Sumeet said.
“I lost via unanimous decision and that was also a shock for me, but at the end as a sportsman spirit…I don’t want to react…and that’s my personal view…..so even if I lost the decision, the people know very well who won the fight
“After the fight, numerous fighters present backstage also congratulated me and said that I was the winner…even in the red corner, they came and were congratulating me that I was the winner in their views,” Sumeet told Parvin Dabas during the live interview.
This is not the first time that the pair have fought inside the ring, both fighters fought back in 2014 at SFL and Sumeet got the better of Dhruv and defeated him via unanimous decision.
As the live interview session was going on, Dhruv Chaudhary commented on the live video section and said that if anyone disagrees with the decision, he was ready for a rematch.
“If Sumeet or anyone has any doubt let’s get a re match. I’m ready any time.” Dhruv commented.
It didn’t take long for Sumeet Khade to agree to a rematch and he verbally agreed to fight Dhruv Chaudhary in a trilogy fight next year.
“I am ready, lets do it….I am ready for anyone, anytime,” Sumeet said. “Sure, I have no problem [If MFN makes the trilogy fight]….I am happy to fight…Lets go then!!!.”
MFN 4 is scheduled to take place in Dubai in February of 2020.
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