Puja Tomar Makes History as First Indian Female UFC Fighter

Puja Tomar UFC Fighter
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In anticipation of the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 294 Pay-Per-View event, India’s Anshul Jubli is set to make his UFC debut, but another significant milestone has captured the attention of the Indian Mixed Martial Art community. Puja Tomar has secured a contract, becoming India’s first female representative in the world’s premier promotion. Prior to this achievement, Puja had previously showcased her skills in promotions like Matrix Fight Night and One Championship.

Puja Tomar, known as “The Cyclone,” is a 28-year-old MMA professional from Muzaffarnagar, India. Despite enduring a balanced record of four wins and four losses, she embarked on an impressive four-match win streak, culminating in an 8-4 career record. Her remarkable consistency has earned her a coveted spot in the UFC roster. Puja Tomar joins Anshul Jubli as the only other Indian fighter.

Competing in the strawweight division with a background in Wushu, Puja stands at 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 115-120 pounds. Notably, her recent victory in the promotion at the MFN 12 event saw her defeat Russia’s Anastasia Feofanova.

Puja Tomar’s historic achievement is poised to inspire aspiring MMA fighters in India. The expert Arjun Chipalkatti emphasized that Puja had long been an inspiration to those in the sport, both nationally and internationally.

While her entrance into the Ultimate Fighting Championship marks a pivotal moment in her career. It is only the beginning of what she can offer to the sport and the country.

Puja Tomar’s story is expected to inspire a new generation of fighters in the country.

Re-reported from the article originally published in The Republic TV English