Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting event will be held in Kozhikode on August 30, said president K.Ranjith in a press conference.
Corporation Mayor Prof.A.K.Premajam will inaugurate the event. Olympian Susheel Kumar will be the chief guest.
Twenty fighters in India and Afghanistan will participate in the event. Women fighters also will compete.
Swastik Fight Club (SFC) is the organizer of the event.
MMA championship has been getting much popularity,said S F C office bearers.
The first championship was held in the Unites States in 1994,known as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Martial arts like Boxing,Kick boxing,Rustling,Judo etc. are converged in this competition.
Former boxing star K.Ranjith is the introducer of this martial arts in South India.
SFC team said that this martial arts was ignored in India.
“It is our effort to nurture young talents in this field and get them in the forefront of international fame.’-they said.
Praveen Kumar (vice president), Ratheesh. V (joint secretary),Sakaria.V (treasurer) also attended the press meet.