The sport of mixed martial arts is relatively new to the country of Afghanistan, originating in 2008, according to a report from the India Times.
The country now has it’s first private MMA club, owned by Baz Mohammad Mobarez, chairman of Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Afghanistan.
Mobarez told Sputnik News, “Dozens of fighters have been fighting in foreign competitions and have returned with very good results. Sir Bahador Zade lives in Holland but fights for Afghanistan and always gets good results. Vali Jan Hutak will soon go to compete in Tajikistan. Mir Agha Mobarez and Azim Badakhshi are also well known to the international public, which always welcomes them warmly.”
The club is located in the heart of Kabul and is home to nearly 500 fighters.