Bashir Ahmad, a professional Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, is representing Pakistan at the One Fighting Championship [ONE FC] in Singapore on April 5th, 2013. The event will take place at the Singapore INDOOR Arena, with top fighters from Asia and all over the world participating. Bashir is COO of the Pak Fight Club and President of the Mixed Martial Arts Association of Pakistan.
To make this announcement officially, a press conference was held for the same in Lahore, at The LOUNGE by Depilex Men, where Bashir Ahmad performed an open work-out with a ‘friendly’ opponent for the benefit of media, to help them understand his fighting style and what Mixed Martial Arts [MMA] constitutes as a sport.
Other mixed martial arts enthusiasts such as Toni & Guy’s Shammal Qureshi and musician DJ Shahrukh [Shahrukh Sheikh] were also present at the event to talk about Bashir as an athlete and their own love for the hardcore sport.
ONE FC is Asia’s largest MMA organization, and Bashir is proud to be representing his native country on this global platform. It has the largest pan-Asia media broadcast reaching 500 million homes across the region. Bashir is signed on with ONE FC for an impressive 10 fights. He can be seen on their roster here: www.onefc.com/fighters.html
Regarding his upcoming fight and the opponent he’ll be facing, Bashir Ahmad says “I face the first real challenge in MMA against my opponent Shannon “Oneshin” Cai at the ONE Fighting Championship on April 5th in Singapore. I am honoured to fight an upcomer like him, who is a class act to boot. Pakistan pray that I do not injure my opponent. I must do what I need to do to win, but let’s wish for a quick, painless, yet crushing defeat.
I look forward to seeing you in the cage Shannon, and hanging out as friends afterwards. “He who bleeds with me shall be my brother”. Sometimes your most dangerous opponent in the cage ends up being one of the most important people who helps you discover who you are as a fighter and on a personal level.”
Beyond victory over his opponent, Bashir wants this fight to be a moment where Pakistan as a nation can be represented in a positive light. “Everyone keeps telling me to remember that this is about me. This fight is mine. Focus on myself. They are correct on one level, but to forget about the feelings in my heart for the soil beneath my feet and focus on this fight as if I am the only one in that cage is wrong.
I am not the only one in that cage and that is why I will win. I have with me the hearts of 180 million people who deserve to have pride in their nation – pride that is being squashed by politics and hatred. This fight is for you Pakistan!” says Bashir.
Aside form being a hardcore fighter, Bashir also has a softer side. He recently spoke about “Believing in Dreams” at TEDx LACAS in Lahore, which proved to be an inspirational address to students.
Bashir is mainly being sponsored by The LOUNGE by Depilex Men for his Singapore fight. The brand sees great potential in Bashir and is happy to support him and any other Pakistani talent which brings a good name to the country through sheer hard work and dedication to their art, whatever it may be. Proceeds from sponsorships given to Bashir for his upcoming fight, will go towards a training camp and MMA related activities within Pakistan.
About Bashir Ahmad
Bashir Ahmad is the founder of PAKMMA [Pakistan Mixed Martial Arts Association] and captain of Team Shaheen. He is well known within the martial arts community in Pakistan for pioneering the sport of Mixed Martial Arts [MMA] in the country. Arguably the most well rounded fighter in the Pakistani MMA scene, Bashir Ahmad has trained all over the world and touts his stylistic influence as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai.
Both fights he has had in the local scene to date, have lasted a combined time of 3 minutes and both ended via submission. Bashir is hoping for more fights to be had with the recent introduction of Pak Fight Club. An intelligent fighter, Bashir likes to use technical skill over brute force. Always going forward and looking for the finish has been a hall mark in Bashir’s fighting style.
About Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan
An organization created to promote and establish Mixed Martial Arts in Pakistan. Its mission is to promote Mixed Martial Arts in Pakistan; to establish a Mixed Martial Arts infrastructure with a regulating body and training facilities; to create a domestic Mixed Martial Arts scene; to train and develop Pakistani fighters to represent Pakistan at international events; to establish contacts with Mixed Martial Arts organizations in South Asia and throughout the world.
Bashir Ahmad is sponsored by The LOUNGE by Depilex Men