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Posts published in “Day: September 24, 2018”

Mixed martial arts event begins in city

HP NEWS SERVICE Shillong, Sep 23: The X1.In Championship, a national mixed martial arts (MMA) event sanctioned by MMA India, began yesterday at the Laban SC Indoor Stadium here. After a couple of losses for local boys, Johnny Nongrum secured a close victory against Aditya Sanil in the final bout of the opening day in the professional category. It was a gruelling contest, in which Nongrum at first received a warning for gouging before this was later overturned and the Meghalayan won 29-28, 29-28, 29-28. The venue thronged with many knowledgeable and passionate fans who cheered on their favourite contestants.…