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India’s Kantharaj Shankar Agasa Signs With ONE Championship

Sep 1, 2020

One of India’s top homegrown superstars is joining ONE Championship’s flyweight ranks.

Kantharaj “Kannadiga” Shankar Agasa officially put pen to paper and signed with the world’s largest martial arts organization.

Kantharaj, who is considered one of the top bantamweight mixed martial artists in South Asia, is a second-dan judo black belt with strong backgrounds in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, and wrestling.

The Bangalore native trains out of Indian Combat Sports Academy and holds a spectacular 11-2 professional record, with five of those victories coming via submission and another via TKO.

Most recently, he defeated Nawras “The Honey Badger” Abzakh via unanimous decision in November 2019.

Kantharaj is the latest Indian athlete to join ONE Championship, which already features the likes of Arjan “Singh” Bhullar, Gurdarshan “Saint Lion” Mangat, and Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat.

Though “Kannadiga” has made a name for himself as a bantamweight, he will move down to an ultra-stacked flyweight division that includes Filipino prodigy Danny “The King” Kingad, the legendary Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes.

The Bangalore resident is currently recovering from a shoulder injury, but he will be ready to make his promotional debut once it is healed.

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