Abdul Azim Badakhshi, an Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, beat his Brazilian opponent, Fabricio Oliveira, in a Matrix Fight Night (MFN) match held in New Delhi on Friday night.
The match was for three rounds and Badakhshi won by unanimous decision.
Badakhsi’s win against Oliveira was celebrated by the Afghan public and top politicians.
“I congratulate the victory of Abdul Azim Badakhshi, the (Afghan) free fighter athlete against his Brazilian opponent in the MFN match,” said Abdullah Abdullah, former chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation.
Badakhshi has 13 wins and three losses.