Pakistani MMA got its start in an apartment above a real estate office. Fightland travels to Lahore to meet Bashir Ahmad, professional fighter and founder of the country’s first-ever mixed martial arts team, PAK MMA.
From organizing seminars all around Pakistan to having the first mixed martial arts event in the country, Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan has had a huge amount of success in being the first organization to promote MMA in Pakistan.
Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan pretty much covers everything from the training of students, promoting events, sponsoring of fighters and the organization also reaches out to the community as well.
The organization is the result of the hard work and dedication of pioneer Bashir Ahmad, after being inspired by the early UFC events, Bashir Ahmad thought about bringing the sports of Mixed Martial Arts to Pakistan. Having a background in different martial arts including Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Boxing, which he studied in Thailand and USA respectively, he started giving free classes in his hometown to all the kids in the community during one of his visits to Pakistan in Winter, 2007.