Updated December 15th, 2023 at 21:12 IST

Matrix Fight Night associates with new MMA regulatory federation

Matrix Fight Night (MFN) on Monday announced the launch of its newest association with Fighters First Mixed Martial Arts Federation.

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Matrix Fight Night (MFN) on Monday announced the launch of its newest association with Fighters First Mixed Martial Arts Federation. The new body will be headed by Mr Jackie Shroff, the highly beloved veteran Indian Film Industry star. With an unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of athleticism, and sport entertainment, and with the vision of fostering the growth of MMA in India , this federation aims to revolutionize the landscape of competitive martial arts.

The objective behind launching the tie up with Fighters First Mixed Martial Arts Federation is another step towards making the Matrix Fight Night ecosystem even more complete in its goal towards ensuring a safe space for all amateur athletes in the MMA circuit. This association will further help MFN grow by providing a platform to identify and promote amateur talent from all across the country, as well as globally, thereby adding the best of the new generation of MMA athletes to the MFN pro-roster. The launch of this new MMA federation represents a pivotal moment in Indian MMA and the MFN journey by helping to consolidate their dedication to elevating fighters while reshaping the sport’s future.

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The federation’s agenda includes a series of high-profile events, talent development programs, and strategic collaborations aimed at fostering a thriving community of fighters, coaches and fans. Through strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders, MFN aims to promote inclusivity, diversity, and innovation within the MMA landscape.

Besides this, the federation will also be officiating at several grassroot programs to identify a new pool of talented upcoming fighters. Recently, the first MFN Contenders tournament was completed under the aegis of the new federation. The MFN Contenders tournament saw around 500 amateur athletes registering. At the end of the tournament, 13 boys and girls were awarded contracts in order to make their pro debuts at the big MFN shows next year.

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Published December 15th, 2023 at 21:12 IST