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India's Sole Entry In UFC, Anshul Jubli Announces Return Date Months After Historic Win

Anshul Jubli announces return to action. He is India's sole entry in the UFC and after the culmination of UFC 293, he will on the UFC 294 fight card.

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India's sole entry in UFC, Anshul Jubli announces return date months after historic win

India's UFC fighter Anshul Jubli set to return to the Octagon (Image: UFC/X)

With Sean Strickland's unexpected victory over Israel Adesanya to win the middleweight championship, we've arguably seen the biggest upset of the year. However, there's even better news for Indian fans: Anshul Jubli, a rising star in the UFC from India, has just announced his comeback. After signing a contract with the UFC, he will be on the upcoming UFC 294 PPV card, which will feature the Makhachev vs. Oliveira fight as its main event. The event is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2023.

3 things you need to know

  • Anshul Jubli is only the second Indian to land a contract with the UFC
  • Jubli is the first Indian to secure victory inside the UFC's Octagon
  • Jubli has announced that he will be on the UFC 294 card

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Anshul Jubli announces return

Anshul Jubli, a well-known UFC fighter from India, confirmed his participation in the forthcoming UFC 294 event in an exclusive interview with Sony Sports Network. At the event the much-anticipated, Islam Makhachev vs Charles Oliveira  rematch will take place.

Jubli, a Delhi native, defeated Indonesian boxer Jeka Saragih through technical knockout at 3 minutes and 44 seconds into the second round in February. Jubli became the second Indian fighter to get a UFC deal, following Bharat Khandare. He received this deal as a result of his victory in the lightweight class of the Road to UFC, and he is now preparing for his forthcoming fight.


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Who will be Anshul Jubli's opponent?

An American lightweight challenger named Mike Breeden will square off against the 28-year-old Anshul Jubli. Breeden, an American fighter with a mixed martial arts (MMA) record of 10 wins, 6 defeats, and 0 draws, has been battling a string of setbacks lately. Notably, he's at a three-fight skid in UFC.

As the single Indian fighter in the UFC, Jubli is the centre of attention, there is a great deal of enthusiasm in the MMA community in India right now. Jubli has a spotless record of 7 victories and 0 defeats, making him a household name. Thgus, with all to look forward to fans are anxiously anticipating his fight next month.