Naga fighter wins silver at Bangalore Open MMA C’ship
Avizo Lanamai Liegise (Right) won a silver medal in the 5th Bangalore Open MMA Championship.
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 13 (MExN): Longtsukumba Ao, Arsenba Ozukum and Avizo Lanamai Liegise training out of The Combat Academy, Nagaland represented the state in the 5th Bangalore Open MMA Championships.
The championship was held from August 9 to 11 at Whitefield Forum Neighbourhood Mall in Bangalore in which more than 300 contestants registered.
Avizo won his quarter final and semi final bouts, both by way of knockout. He had to settle for a silver medal coming up short in the finals by way of points in the U-18 below 65kgs division.
Arsenba won his round of 16 bout by way of knockout. He won his quarterfinal bout via split decision in the flyweight (56.2kgs) division.
Longtsukumba won his quarterfinal bout via technical knockout in the featherweight (65.8kgs) division.
Unfortunately both athletes injured their wrists during their winning performances, leading Khriemelie Metha, their coach, to withdraw the fighters from the tournament in concern of aggravating their condition.