Khaama Press: Afghan Mixed Martial Art (MMA) fighter Baz Mohammad Mubariz will face Russia’s Amir Amir Satarov during Octagon fighting Sensation (OFS) 7 on 12th of March. This is the second fight Mubariz is appearing almost three months after his debut in Russia’s Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). Click here to read more (external link).
AOPNEWS | February 15, 2016 Afghanistan has been a dominant force in the 2016 South Asian Games’ Taekwondo competitions by winning more gold medals than any other country, including host country India, which is the biggest and most well-funded nation in the competitions. In total, Afghanistan has won 6 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and
AOPNEWS | February 13, 2016 Rohullah Nikpai, two-time Olympic bronze medalist, defeated Pakistani Naveed Khan via a technical knockout to win a gold medal in Taekwondo today in the Under 68 kg category at the 2016 South Asian Games, currently being held in India. Also, Mohsen Rezaei defeated India’s Abrar Khan to win a gold
AOPNEWS | February 13, 2016 Afghan MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter Siyar Bahadurzada was scheduled to fight American Brandon Thatch on February 21st as part of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Night 82 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to an official statement posted on the company’s website, the Welterweight fight has been moved to March 5th
Khaama Press: Afghan Olympic hero will be the star attraction in the three-day Taekwondo event at the 12th South Asian Games organized in India. The Taekwondo event will begin from tomorrow where the two-time Afghan Olympic medalist is set to show his skills at the regional mega event for the first time since participating in the
AOPNEWS | February 10, 2016 Afghanistan won it’s first gold medal at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) today in India. Wushi martial artist Khairullah Lalzad defeated his Pakistani counterpart to win the gold in the 75kg category. His teammate Shakib Haidari received silver. With these two additional medals, Afghanistan now has a total of
AOPNEWS | January 26, 2016 Afghanistan’s national Kung Fu team is currently in Kermanshah, Iran to compete in the Asian Kung Fu Championship, which started yesterday and will finish on Saturday, January 30th. The Afghan team, which consists of 17 martial artists, including 3 women left Kabul yesterday for Iran. Three coaches and two referees
AOPNEWS | January 5, 2016 Rohullah Nikpai, the Taekwondo practitioner who won Afghanistan’s only medals in the Olympic Games told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) in an interview published today that he had left Afghanistan in protest because of the “Taekwondo Federation’s discriminatory attitude.” Nikpai didn’t provide exact details to PAN, however, in the past, other