Khan vs. Chauhan, plus Jeet Toshi’s SFL debut slated for Friday’s SFL 30

SFL 30 and SFL 31 of India-based Super Fight League took place in a LIVE show on October 12 in Mumbai, India. As part of the promotion’s latest initiative, though, their televised dates will take place one week after the other, with SFL 30 airing this Friday on October 18, and SFL 31 airing on October 25.

Friday’s SFL 30 is set to be headlined by Flyweights Irfan Khan (6-1) and Manoj Chauhan (3-2). This will be “Inferno” first bout since his upset defeat against Khwaja Mohibsa at SFL 23. Prior to that setback, Khan was on an immaculate 7-0 run, establishing himself as one of the promotion’s top combatants.

irfan-khan_manoj-chauhanLike his opponent, Chauhan has featured prominently in the SFL ranks making five appearances thus far. He managed to snap his 2-fight losing skid in his last outing at SFL 22, decisioning Uchit Sharma in a three round affair. Khan, though, will be a huge step up in competition and Chauhan may very well need to set up the barricades in this one.

The co-main event is set to feature a 145-lbs bout pitting Swapnil Barve (1-2) against Pawan Goyat (2-1). Both fighters were graduates of Super Fight League’s “SFL Challengers” reality MMA series. Barve enters this tilt on the heels of a 1-2 run, garnering his first pro MMA victory in his last bout. Goyat, meanwhile, started his MMA career at the turn of the calendar year, and has since fought thrice. He most recently suffered a first round submission defeat at the hands of Abdul Muneer in May.

The only women’s match-up of the evening is set to feature the promotional debut of former ONE FC competitor Jeet Toshi (1-1), as she locks horns with Praveen Kalkal (0-0, 1 NC). Kalkal is new to the MMA scene, having made her pro debut back in September. Toshi, on the other hand, was a product of Full Contact Championship, who was last seen in Singapore at ONE FC 3: War of the Lions in her failed bid to defeat Nicole Chua.

Ravindra Balhara (1-0) vs. Mohammad Younus (0-0) completes the 4-bout fight card.As with previous events, SFL 30 will be streamed on YouTube and aired on STAR Sports India & Fight Network in Canada.

Here’s a re-cap of Friday’s line-up:

  • Irfan Khan vs. Manoj Chauhan
  • Swapnil Barve vs. Pawan Goyat
  • Jeet Toshi vs. Praveen Kalkal
  • Ravindra Balhara vs. Mohammad Younus


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Author:Thinesh John

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