Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is steadily becoming popular day by day in Pakistan and a number of new fighters have surfaced in the country.
One of them is Pakistan’s first female MMA athlete Anita Karim. Hailing from Hunza, Anita Karim is a rising MMA star in Pakistan who has shown significant progress by winning two gold medals at last year’s Pakistan Grappling Challenge (PGC).
Now she has secured her first victory at One Warrior series, one of the most celebrated championships in MMA sports. She was pit against Indonesia’s Gita Suharsono.
Anita Karim ‘The Arm Collector’ won by Unanimous Decision in Round 3.
Pakistan’s first female mma athlete; Anita Karim won her second professional mma fight against Gita Suharsono from Indonesia via a Unanimous Decision. The event took place today in Singapore under the banner of world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion ONE Championship’s chapter ONE Warrior Series. Two athletes from Fight Fortress MMA participated in the event. The opening fight of the event was TFF’s Faizan ‘The Grenade’ Khan vs Saharat Khongsawat (Thailand). After securing a takedown and landing an elbow Faizan dislocated his shoulder which resulted in him being unable to continue the fight. His opponent was declared the winner. We the Team Fight Fortress stand behind our soldier and wish him well on his road to recovery. #WeKeepComingBack A huge shoutout and gratitude to Fairtex Training Centre Thailand for taking care of our athletes so well and for hosting their fight camp for this event. We owe big thanks to our friend Bashir Ahmad, Mr. Prem Fairtex, Prof. Bruno Carvalho, Jason Burnworth, Mark Abelardo and Will Bombardero Aranguiz for their constant help and support. 🙏🏽 We cannot thank our sister in arms and the angel on our shoulders The Diesel Diva enough for the everlasting support. You’ve been there for us since the beginning. #TribeDieselDiva A very special thanks to Mr. Irfan Alam, Mr. Bilal Wazir and Rani Ateeqa sahiba for taking special care of Hunza’s daughter and ensuring her success. Finally, we extend our heartiest congratulations to the entire nation of Pakistan for this victory and the performance our lioness put. Enjoy the video, and do NOT forget to SHARE. Pakistan Zindabad! Ossu!! #teamfightfortress #teamgreen #onenation #teampakistan #onechampionship #onewarriorseriesFight Fortress IslamabadTeamGreenONE ChampionshipOneWarriorTeam___Pakistan
Geplaatst door Fight Fortress Islamabad op Donderdag 28 februari 2019
Anita Karim was fighting a larger and more trained MMA fighter. But her passion for the sport couldn’t be stopped by her opponent. She is now going to move up the ladder and will have a chance at the global stage of One Championship.
Anita has fought international opponents before but this is her first major victory at an international event. We hope that she will continue winning and make Pakistan proud.
More About Anita Karim
Anita Karim is an extremely talented fighter who has never had a chance to fight an international opponent. But at the domestic level, Anita is unstoppable.
Anita, age 21, weighs 115 LBS and currently has no record of win/losses. This will be her first ever match on an international platform.
The MMA athlete trains almost all day when she gets time from giving her MMA classes.
We’re really looking forward to seeing her international debut and wish her all the best.