Pakistan’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event in Pakistan saw fighters in action at the Amir Khan Boxing Hall of the Pakistan Sports Complex.
The event was jointly organized by Serai Fight Night (SFN) and Peshawar Zalmi and proved to be a spectacle like never seen before.
The Amir Khan Boxing Hall lit up with lights and roars of the crowd echoed as the fighters put on a memorable display.
In addition to that, the event featured Pakistan’s first-ever competitive women MMA fight as well.
The event was broadcasted live on Zalmi TV, which is Peshawar Zalmi s sports oriented web streaming content platform. The event included 26 fighters including two female from all across Pakistan.
Peshawar Zalmi superstars Kamran Akmal, Chris Jordan, Daren Sammy & Andre Fletcher wished the athletes the best of luck for the main event.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, KP Minister of Tourism and Sports Atif Khan, Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Javed Afridi, Peshawar Zalmi Head Coach Mohammad Akram and International ambassadors were present at the event.
Rizwan Khan and Zalmi s Rifaq Sarwar won the main event matches. In other fights, Ali Imran, Munawar Sultana, Naimat Ullah, Arshad Khan, Rizwan Ali, Nazir Khan, Haider Satti, Ayub Khan and Hamza Butt were victorious.
Speaking on the occasion, Imran Ismail said that “it was amazing to see an MMA event like this happen in Islamabad. I congratulate SFN and Team Zalmi for this successful event.”
Peshawar Zalmi Chairman Zalmay Javed Afridi said Zalmi would continue to play its role in promoting sports. Zalmi has partnered with SFM to promote MMA in Pakistan, he said.
He said Pakistan Super League (PSL) 5, Zalmi would play a leading role in promoting other sports events throughout Pakistan. Pakistan has best MMA talented players available and this event would provide fighters a great platform for showing their capabilities, he said.
He further added:
With PSL 5 happening in Pakistan, we should start formulating platforms for other sports as well so they too can become global sporting entities and lead towards Pakistan s sports revival.
SFN Chairman Saad Khan said this event would help us identify young fighters. He lauded Peshawar Zalmi and Javed Afridi for promoting MMA event in Pakistan. CEO SFN, Umer Toor was also present at the occasion.
Chairman SFN Saad Khan said that:
With Zalmi as our partner, we were able to make a huge impact in MMA Pakistan and it gave the fighters a proper platform to showcase their talent. I would like to thank Chairman Peshawar Zalmi Javed Afridi for partnering up with us in just the start of an upcoming event series.