SFL 31 Fight card: 4 bouts set for Friday

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 on October 18, and SFL 31 airing this Friday.

As with previous events, four bouts will take place at SFL 31. The headlining match-up will feature a pair of Featherweights, as Abdul Muneer (2-0) contests Ahmed El Gharib (3-0). Both fighters will be heading into this bout undefeated, but only one will emerge victorious with his record still unblemished.

Gharib, a veteran of Egyptian Fighting Championship, is set to make his promotional debut. A native of Cairo, Egypt, both his pro appearances have ended in the first round thus far. Muneer, meanwhile, is a staple of the SFL, with all his fights coming under the promotion’s banner. As with Gharib, the Indian fighter is yet to see the second round as well, making this a promising encounter that has “stoppage” written all over it.

muneer_gharib_sfl31Amit Kumar (0-2) will be looking to get his first pro MMA win on Friday when he takes on Mehdi Nasirey (1-0) in the co-main event. The 22-year-old will be looking to rebound with a victory following consecutive submission losses in his previous SFL bouts. Kumar, on the other hand, had a successful pro MMA debut in his previous outing, gaining a TKO stoppage victory over Nirmal Kumar in just 24 seconds at SFL 25. He’ll be looking to make it two wins on the trot.

Elsewhere, former SFL Lightweight champ Rajinder Singh Meena (6-1) returns to action for the first time since losing his belt against Pawan Maan Singh. The FCC vet takes on Biki Bora (0-1), a massive underdog in this 155-lbs affair who may very well have to set up the barricades in this one.

Neeraj Goyat (1-0) vs. Mohammed Farhad Rafiq (2-0) at 135-lbs makes up the rest of the fight card. As with previous events, SFL 31 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:

  • Abdul Muneer vs. Ahmed El Gharib
  • Mehdi Nasirey vs. Amit Kumar
  • Neeraj Goyat vs. Mohammed Farhad Rafiq
  • Rajinder Singh Meena vs. Biki Bora

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Author:Thinesh John

20, Asian MMA nerd in Singapore.

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