Karachi: Pakistan’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Mehmosh Raza defeated Ukraine’s Igor Grytskiv in their fight on the main card of Rebel FC 7 in Shanghai, China on Sunday.
With that victory, Raza also known as The Renegade improves his career record to 7-2 and cements his status as arguably the most honorable talent in the country’s MMA circuit.
In this fight, Raza was up against a 37-year-old opponent who, with a listed height of 6’2, was three inches taller and riding a seven-fight winning streak.
Moreover, the 23-year-old Pakistani fighter managed to pull an upset victory over Grytskiv. Director Prime Sports Management and Raza’s manager Muhammad Rizwan Ali acclaimed the fighter for showing great improvements in his game. He also emphasized that Mehmosh would knock his opponent out in the first round.
“The fight against Igor is the toughest fight of Mehmosh’s career, but he has heart of a lion and has improved a lot. He will knock Igor out in round one,” Rizwan told media officials.
Mehmosh Raza is amid the promising young names in Pakistan’s ever-evolving MMA industry. He has featured in numerous high-profile fights in a short span including his battle against Haroon Durrani at Fighting Alliance 5, which remains to date one of the finest showcases of the martial arts in the country’s history.