Anita Karim, the first international female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Pakistan, has registered a remarkable victory in the Legends Fighting Championship (LFC) in Thailand. She defeated her opponent, Luknam Bunson, by submission in the second round of their atomweight bout on September 2, 2023.
A Historic Win for Pakistan’s MMA Scene
Anita Karim, who is also known as the ‘Arm Collector’, is a pioneer of women’s MMA in Pakistan. She started her professional career in 2018 and has since competed in various promotions such as ONE Warrior Series and Fairtex Fights. She has a record of four wins and two losses, with one win by submission and three by decision.
Her latest win in the LFC, which is a Hong Kong-based MMA promotion that focuses on Asian fighters, was a historic moment for Pakistan’s MMA scene, which has been growing steadily over the years. Anita Karim is one of the many fighters who train at the Synergy MMA Academy in Lahore, which is run by Bashir Ahmad, the founder of Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan (PAK MMA) and the first Pakistani to compete in ONE Championship.
Anita Karim’s win was also a testament to her skills and resilience, as she faced a tough opponent in Luknam Bunson, who had a record of six wins and one loss before their fight. Anita Karim dominated the first round with her striking and grappling, and then secured a rear-naked choke in the second round to finish the fight.
Anita Karim dedicated her win to her country and thanked her coaches, teammates, family, and fans for their support. She also expressed her hope to inspire more women to pursue their dreams and passions.
What’s Next for Anita Karim?
Anita Karim has proven herself as one of the best female MMA fighters in Asia, and she has a bright future ahead of her. She has expressed her desire to fight for a title belt in the LFC or any other major promotion. She has also said that she wants to represent Pakistan in the Olympics if MMA becomes an Olympic sport.
Anita Karim is not only a fighter, but also a role model for many young girls and women in Pakistan who want to follow their dreams and passions. She is breaking stereotypes and barriers with her courage and determination. She is also spreading awareness and appreciation for MMA and martial arts in general in Pakistan.
We congratulate Anita Karim on her amazing win and wish her all the best for her future endeavors. We are proud of her achievements and hope to see more of her in action soon.
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