PAK MMA Fighting Alliance returns with its second event on February 2

Launched in 2013, PAK MMA Fighting Alliance was started for the sole purpose of promoting and popularizing the sport of MMA in Pakistan.

Headed by ONE FC combatant and the nation’s MMA pioneer, Bashir Ahmad (2-1), PAK MMA Fighting Alliance may very well be holding small scale events that are perhaps, understandably, unheard of. But rest assured, the promotion is providing opportunities for young starlets to shine, and in time, you could see a fighter or two emerging from the ranks and representing Pakistan on a regional scale.

The promotion showcased its inaugural event in Lahore on October 13 last year, bringing about a nine-bout fight card that was filled with both upcoming Pakistani and Afghan Mixed Martial Artists.

While MMA history was made in Pakistan that night, the night ended on a sour note with the Afghans towering above their counterparts with victories. Ahmad later stated that the majority of the match-ups on the card were intended to be amateur bouts, but the promotion found out that the Afghan fighters weren’t in fact amateurs at all, with years of wrestling, striking experiences under their belt.

Needless to say… mistakes were made; harsh lessons learned.

And with that, Pakistan’s first and only pro Mixed Martial Arts organization is all set for its second installment next week.

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Official fight poster for PAK MMA Fighting Alliance 2.

With the Afghanistan vs. Pakistan concept still in place, Bashir Ahmad, however, promises fair and explosive match-ups this time around.

“The Afghan fighters thought they had faced the best, but now that an understanding has been developed regarding the skill levels of our Afghan brethren, some explosive match ups have been made for FA 2,” he said. “Some of the best MMA fighters in Afghanistan will now be fighting some of the best MMA fighters of Pakistan and this is why this is the biggest card in Pakistani MMA.”

For now, two bouts have been made official and announced by the promotion.

Waqar Umar, one of the first fighters to be trained under Ahmad and a top fighter on the local scene, locks horns with returning Afghan Nangyalai Nikzad, a hard hitting fighter who showed lots of technical skills when he triumphed over Shahid Siddique at PAK MMA FA 1.

The co-main event, meanwhile, features a fighter named Uloomi Kareem who is arguably the most popular MMA fighter aside from Ahmad in Pakistan. He hails from Team Fight Fortress in Islamabad and he’s set to collide with Mujtaba Yousofi, a wrestler.

“PAK MMA Fighting Alliance is giving out the biggest purses and prizes – we’re taking care of the fighters and we’re making sure they know that they are appreciated,” Ahmad added. “We’re still aiming for perfection and we have made some mistakes, but that’s part of the game and we wish for all those who are a part of this process to forgive us in the meantime.”

Keep it locked to Fight Sport Asia for all the latest in the Pakistani MMA scene.

Picture credit: Bashir Ahmad, PAK MMA Fighting Alliance

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Thinesh John is a Singapore-based MMA writer. You can check out some of his work over on MMASucka.com. Follow him (@ThineshJohnMMA), and be sure keep up with the latest Asian MMA news from FightSportAsia.com on Twitter (@FightSportAsia) and Facebook

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