Sangram Singh is set to become the First Indian Male Wrestler to Join MMA

Sangram Singh

Sangram Singh, the former Commonwealth heavyweight champion, is set to make history as the first Indian male wrestler to transition into the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). This announcement marks a significant milestone in Indian sports, as it highlights the growing popularity of MMA in the country.

Sangram Singh’s Career

Born in Rohtak, Haryana, Sangram Singh has had an illustrious career in wrestling. He has represented India at various international events, bringing home numerous accolades. His most notable achievement was winning the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship.

Sangram’s decision to join MMA comes at a time when the sport is experiencing a surge in popularity in India. MMA is a dynamic combat sport that combines various fighting styles and techniques to create a unique and exciting form of competition. It tests the athletes’ strength, endurance, and strategic thinking, making it a challenging yet rewarding sport.

In his statement, Sangram expressed his excitement about this new journey. He said, “Wrestling has given me so much, including the love from the people of my country, and I hope that they will continue to do the same in my new endeavour.” He also acknowledged the growing popularity of MMA, stating, “MMA is the future; its growing popularity in the last few years speaks for itself. India has one of the highest viewerships for the sport, and I hope that the fans of the sport can support me in the same manner.”

Sangram will be the second Indian overall, after Puja Tomar, to compete as an MMA fighter. His transition to MMA is expected to inspire many young athletes in India to explore this sport. Given his wrestling background, Sangram has the requisite skills to excel in MMA. His strength, agility, and strategic thinking, honed through years of wrestling, will undoubtedly serve him well in the MMA arena.

At 38, Sangram recently made a triumphant return to wrestling after a six-year hiatus at the Dubai Pro Wrestling Championship, where he defeated Pakistan’s Muhammad Saeed in a largely one-sided affair. This victory showcased his enduring prowess and determination, qualities that will be crucial in his MMA journey.

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