Dimapur, December 3: Akivito H Yephtho, Lichonthung Odyuo, Abemo Ezung, Neichulie Kuotsu and Thanmi Angkang, all training out of The Combat Academy Nagaland, participated at the recently concluded Mixed Martial Arts National Championship held during The Fit Expo 2023 at Milan Mela Kolkata from December 1 to 3. The championship was held under the banner of the All India Mixed Martial Arts Federation (AIMMAF).
Lichonthung scored the gold and Akivito scored the silver medal in the Bantamweight category. Akivito and Lichonthung had both made it to the finals of the bantamweight division and both being teammates, in good spirit, decided the winner with a game of ‘rock, paper, scissors’.
Thanmi lost via decision during the semi-finals and secured the bronze medal in the Flyweight division, while Neichulie had to opt out of his bout in the Lightweight category semi-finals due to an elbow injury during the match and secured the bronze medal.
(Page News Service)