Founded in 2012 by British Indian business magnate Bill Dosanjh and renowned pro boxer and Olympic Boxing Champion Amir Khan, The Super fight League is India’s first and Asia’s largest Pro Mixed Martial Arts competition. For the first time, The league has come to India. Super Fight League provides a mega chance for Indian boxing stars to showcase their striking, grappling as well as ground and pound skills at an international level. Kicked off on Jan 20th at Siri Fort Sports Complex, Delhi, the league has already captured the attention of all the MMA wrestling fans in India.
SFL 2017 has 8 teams consisting of best male and female wrestlers from around the world. The eight teams are Sher-e-Punjab, Mumbai Maniacs, U.P. Nawabs, Gujarat Warriors, Delhi Heroes, Bengaluru Tigers, Goa Pirates and Haryana Sultans. The teams are divided into two groups, A & B of four teams each. Each team comprises of Six fighters (five male and one female) and six back-up players. These six players belong to six different weight categories, ranging from 115 pounds to 205 pounds . Both the group plays 12 league level matches amongst themselves. Top two teams from each group then play two semi finals and the top two teams proceed to the finale. A match for the third and fourth position will also be played. All the games are played at Siri Fort Sports complex, Delhi. Super Fight League is the year’s first biggest Sports events in Delhi.
This event in Delhi is backed by some big celebrities from Bollywood. Ajay Devgn is the co-owner of Mumbai team, “Mumbai Maniacs” along with Amit Burman from Dabur; Arjun Rampal co-owns “Delhi Heroes” along with Aditya Munjal from Hero Cycles, and Randeep Hooda co-owns the team ‘Haryana Sultans’ along with Kanav Parwal from SPA Capital. The famous music directors of Bollywood, Salim-Sulaiman co-owns ‘UP Nawabs’ with Jaskaran Punihani and Navraj Jaura from Jaura Group. The championship will see a total of 96 fighters (both male and females) from across the globe battling it out for the coveted title of Super Fight League. A total of 72 bouts will be played in the league stage which will be followed by two semi-finals, third position and the final bout. The finals of the tournament will be played on February 25th.