Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan has been, along with training fighters and promoting the sport of MMA in Pakistan and South Asia in general, working with MMA gear manufacturing.
Who else in Pakistan is more qualified and knowledgeable about the sport and it’s equipment requirements than PAKMMA? Search the current manufacturers throughout the country (maybe even all throughout Asia!) and find one that trains in MMA…fights in MMA or even WATCHES MMA? You probably won’t, and if you ever do please let us know! (We would love to add them to our network)
Take PAKMMA’s equipment to quality, knowledge of the sport and its requirements and combine that with largest manufacturing base in the world for MMA gear, and you have yourself the world’s BEST producer for custom MMA gear.
Come end of September, PAKMMA’s manufacturing services for custom MMA gear will be fully operational. Just come back to this spot and download our catalog for 2012 and see what we have to offer vs the other guys.
Any and all start up fight gear brands out there and clubs that want to link up with suppliers that can be the key to whether or not they are going to make it in this industry we await your emails! Drop us a line at email@example.com!
Part 2 of the tryouts for Pak Fight Club 2 will take place on the 17th of September, at the D.H.A Stadium in Lahore. The event will serve as a qualifier for fighters looking to take part in a professional MMA event organized by Pak Fight Club, the event will feature fighters from all over the country, belonging to different styles and clubs. The unified rules of MMA will apply, and weight categories will be divided as;
Flyweight up to 125 lbs. (57 kg)
Bantamweight over 125 to 135 lbs. (61 kg)
Featherweight over 135 to 145 lbs. (66 kg)
Lightweight over 145 to 155 lbs. (70 kg)
Welterweight over 155 to 170 lbs. (77 kg)
Middleweight over 170 to 185 lbs. (84 kg)
Light Heavyweight over 185 to 205 lbs. (93 kg)
Heavyweight over 205 to 265 lbs. (120 kg)
Super Heavyweight over 265 lbs. (No upper weight limit)
Pak Fight Club is the first and ONLY MMA promotion in the country of Pakistan, and is the first promotion in South Asia that holds fights in an cage of international standards. The company held its first event on the 4th of June 2011 at Punjab Stadium, which saw alot of skilled fighters competing for the title of the best fighter of Pakistan. The HL of the first event can be foundHERE.
Those wishing to sign up for the event, do not hesitate to call 0334-4137706.
PAKMMA Fans we have a new update from Pak Fight Club regarding the upcoming tryouts. Please read and spread the word.
Tryouts are confirmed for July 30th. All those who wish to participate must show up at Shaheen MMA Academy at 1 pm to register and get weighed. From there all fighters will be shuttled to the venue within DHA. (Sorry but we cannot announce the venue until advertisements are out, but it WILL be close to Shaheen MMA Academy in DHA)
PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCE WEIGH IN will take place from 3 pm – 6 pm onwards on JULY 29th at Shaheen MMA Academy DHA.
Registration fees for fighters of past PFC and from clubs are 250 rupees. Independent fighters who are coming to test their mettle will have to pay a 1,000 rupee registration fee UNLESS THEY PRE-REGISTER, in which case it will be 500 RS.
EVERYONE MUST TAKE PART IN TRYOUTS. If you fought in the past PFC you still must take part in the try out. Everyone no matter what their past accomplishments or skill level must take part in the tryouts to be considered for PFC. No one is getting a free ride. This is information coming directly from the promotion itself. PAKMMA cannot do anything to change this. All consideration for fighters will come from Pak Fight Club so it is highly advised you take part in the tryouts.
All participants will get a certificate of participation and will be featured individually on this website with biographical data. This is the beginning of your fighter profile that the entire MMA community of Pakistan and the world will see.
Everyone must fight at least once and can fight as many people as is in their weight division. Fighters from the same club DO NOT HAVE TO FIGHT EACH OTHER.
As PFC tryouts will determine not only who fights in PFC 2 but also the ranking of MMA fighters in the country, the point system is as follows.
1 point for fighting and losing
2 points for a draw (the fight does not get finished and completes the entire three rounds)
3 points for a finish
The more points a fighter has the higher the chance that they have to fight for the PFC title in their respective weight class.
This is all the information we have now. Information will be updated as we get it.
For any questions DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL – 0334 413 7706
This weekend was a milestone for the growth of MMA in Pakistan. There were back to back events in the country for the first time ever. The first event, Shaheen Smoker, took place at Shaheen MMA Academy in Lahore, the second event was an 8 person MMA tournament in Gujar Khan organized by the Pakido Federation.
We may have some more in-depth blog postings about both of these contests later on this week. And for those reading this as it is first published, we will have video up on our Youtube channel and facebook fanpage by December 15th.
So first up, a recap of the Shaheen Smoker.
First of all a Shaheen Smoker is not any form of Championship nor the type of event where only the best of the best are invited to (or at least claims so). In fact it is quite the opposite. The Shaheen Smoker is an open house at Shaheen Mixed Martial Arts Academy at S-13, Phase II DHA Lahore. It’s meant to give new students at Shaheen MMA a chance to test their skills in a more competitive environment than regular training against other clubs, each other or the general public. The main point of the smoker is giving people the chance to know what it is like to compete at 100% in a stressful environment (family and friends watching). The smoker also serves as a way for martial arts fans and fighting enthusiasts to come together in a laid back environment and get to know each other. Rules can be modified for individuals who do not wish use elbows or knees to the face. It is to give everyone a chance to compete without risking injury.
This particular smoker went very well in the sense that fighters not affiliated with any school showed up to fight. This was a first for Shaheen Smokers. Another great thing about this smoker was the number of people who showed up just to watch. It’s great to see a growing interest in MMA.
We’ll post more about the smoker in a few days with video.
The event organized by the Pakido Federation was held in Gujar Khan at Indus College. The event was possibly, more likely probably the most well organized MMA event to be held in the country and the first event to have a title holder.
Fights took place on a 20 by 20 foot mat area, there was a sound system with a MC, seating for approximately 150 spectators all within a tented area.
Fights were some of the most technical seen in competitive MMA in Pakistan due to the fact that all students were readily familiar with MMA and were not simply students of a certain discipline with no working knowledge whatsoever of MMA. It simply shows the level of awareness that is growing amongst the Pakistani martial arts community.
Rules were Pride rules, allowing knees to the head of a grounded opponent, stomps and soccer kicks. Moves are banned from most MMA organizations but are still often utilized in Brazil and Japan.
The most memorable fight by far was the very first fight of the day, Muhammad Waqar from Shaheen MMA Academy, Lahore and Muhammad Ali from Jalil’s Martial Arts Academy. Due to the lack of judges this went two extra rounds and then was decided by weight. The lighter fighter would win. Muhammad Ali was 4 kilos lighter than Waqar and went on. There will be more about this highly disputed result in the post specific to the Pakido event.
Overall, great weekend for MMA in Pakistan. Look forward to bringing you all more.
This weekend we will have the milestone of having two back to back MMA events being organized by two different bodies. Shaheen MMA Academy will be holding another smoker, for beginners wishing to try their hand at MMA, Kickboxing, Boxing or Grappling matches on December 11th at 5 pm.
On December 12th in Gujar Khan there will be a under 63 kg, 8 man MMA tournament. Tournament will start at 11 am. The event is being organized by the Pakido Federation.
For information regarding both these events please call 0334 413 7706.
Here in Pakistan, despite not having a huge MMA scene, we ironically probably have access to more quality MMA equipment per capita than anywhere else in the world. Sialkot located in Eastern Punjab is one of the worlds largest MMA gear manufacturing hubs on earth. The problem is, is that there is a large disconnect between manufacturers and buyers. Much of this is due to language and cultural differences but the vast majority of it is due to the fact that manufacturers ARE NOT MMA athletes and cannot understand the rigors that gear is suspect to during MMA training. That is why MMA Pakistan is now working with various Sialkot manufacturers as a liaison between foreign companies. MMA Pakistan can provide the certification and quality inspection that is needed to do honest long term business relations with manufacturers. On top of that MMA Pakistan can subject sample gear to testing under combat conditions to ensure top quality gear is being manufactured. For those who wish to do business in Pakistan producing MMA equipment than it is highly advised to go through MMA Pakistan as a channel to ensure success.
MMA Pakistan is committed to the sport of MMA and is proud to know that Pakistan is a leading global producer in MMA gear. We hold high standards for ourselves and expect the same from the manufacturers that we do dealings with.
More information regarding this to be detailed soon!
Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan got to attend and cover the Shaheen Smoker at Shaheen MMA and Elite Fitness Academy in Defence Lahore. The fights were between members of Shaheen MMA and Haidery Karate Club who train in Kung Fu under grandmaster Khalil Ahmad. The fights were very competitive but it was Shaheen Academy’s knowledge of ground fighting which led them to victory in 6 fights and draws in 2. They suffered no losses despite having less experience and time training in the martial arts. Regardless Khalil Ahmad’s students showed tremendous will and heart and refused to give up til the last breath. With some education regarding some of the different facets of no holds barred fighting, this gym can become a contender on the Pakistani MMA scene.
In other news, Shaheen Academy is now fully functional and running. Construction is 95% done and we will have a video out for you soon, showing you the effort put into Shaheen Academy, which shows as it is a wonderful looking, training center.
Fite Selektor is rumored to be arriving in Pakistan within a month of publication of this post and once again all interested parties please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We know that it has been a long time since we first announced Fite Selektor (in fact it was 6 months ago) and we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding. We all know the unreliability of almost everything in Pakistan and it shows the great faith Pakistani MMA fans have in this organization for staying with us while we wait for Fite Selektor to finally come to fruition.
Finally, the next upcoming MMA event PWC II will be taking place in Islamabad next month. We will announce details as they arrive. We are currently looking for sponsors for the event so that we may guarantee a good show that is entertaining and beneficial to the fighters that compete in it.
Those interested in competing please email info@pak-mma.