Pakistan’s First Pro Female MMA Fighter Secures Third Win
The first professional MMA fighter from Pakistan earned her third victory.
For some female fighters, fighting in the USA or Europe is a problem because of the high competition.
Still, some fighters, like Anita Karim, never gave up, and even through dire circumstances, she did what seemed impossible and became an MMA fighter.
She couldn’t train in Pakistan because of different barriers. Because of that, her brother, coach, took her to Thailand and trained her there.
“Anita started training for MMA at the end of 2016,” Sultan told dailypakistan.com.
“After about a year, she went for her first international flight. MMA is a very hard game, and there was no female athlete from Pakistan in this field. That is why we decided to take this step to prepare her to represent the country.”
The 25-year-old fighter recently defeated Australian fighter Uyen Ha in Bangkok. It was her fifth professional fight, and she was just getting started. She landed several punches and knees.
She was under criticism for a while, but she hopes that one day she will be an inspiration for the female athletes who cannot train or compete in sports because of the people around them.