Matrix Fight Night 12 is set for Uttar Pradesh on July 1st. There will be three title bouts on the card which all feature Indian fighters defending their belts against foreign opponents.

Puja Tomar (7-4) will be making the first defence of the strawweight title she won at Matrix Fight Night 10. The ONE Championship veteran will be looking to make it four wins in a row when she faces China’s Feier Huang (11-6).

Sanjeet Budhwar (9-2) will be making the first defence of his featherweight title but faces a big step up in terms of the quality of his opponent. He has been matched with UAE Warriors veteran Mochamed Machaev (13-1) who will be representing Austria.

Angad Bisht (9-3) will be making the first defence of his flyweight title and going in search of his fifth straight win. He has also been handed a very difficult looking bout against Brazilian Hugo Paiva (6-1).


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Best of the rest

The event is set for the Noida Indoor Stadium and this card has been put together by Krishna Shroff following the departure of matchmaker Alan Fenandes. In total there are 12 fights on the card.

In the light heavyweight division two Indian fighters will collide for the third time. Pawan Maan and Sandeep Dahiya both started out with the now defunct Super Fight League but have competed on two separate Matrix Fight Night cards.

In 2019 they fought to a draw at Matrix Fight Night 3. The following year they rematched at Matrix Fight Night 5 with Maan (7-3-1) beating Dahiya (14-6-1) by decision.

Matrix Fight Night 12, Uttar Pradesh, July 1st
Sanjeet Budhwar vs. Mochamed Machaev (For featherweight title)
Angad Bisht vs. Hugo Paiva (For flyweight title
Puja Tomar (c) vs. Huang Feier (For strawweight title)
Chungreng Koren vs. Chaitanya Gavali (Bantamweight)
Rahul Thapa vs. Avizo Lanamai (Featherweight)
Shyamanand vs. Mido Mohamed (Featherweight)
Neeraj Panghal vs. Digamber Singh Rawat (Lightweight)
Pawan Maan vs. Sandeep Dahiya (Light Heavyweight)
Gurtej Singh vs. Edukondal Rao (Lightweight)
Sonam Zomba vs. Jojo Rajkumari (Strawweight)
Dushyant Singh vs. Anthony Syiem (Featherweight)
Aminder Bisht vs. Abhimanyu Rai (Flyweight)