Ahmed Mujtaba, a world champion in mixed martial arts from Pakistan, attributes his quick ascension to his training with perhaps one of the top teams in the sport.Mujtaba honed his skills once more at the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, California, in preparation for his much anticipated matchup with the returning Sage Northcutt at ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson versus Moraes III on Prime Video.Islam Makhachev, the UFC lightweight champion, and his coach, MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov, reside in the infamous gym together with other notorious murders.
The 30-year-old was unable to practise with the Dagestani fighters this time in preparation for his battle with “Super” because of Ramadan.
In an interview with ONE Championship, “Wolverine” disclosed:
My second camp with AKA is this one. When I first started, I trained alongside Russian men like Islam Makhachev and Khabib. However, Khabib was unable to attend this time because of Ramadan.Ahmed Mujtaba has made six trips to the Circle and has a record of 4-2, with his previous two triumphs coming in thrilling first-round finishes.
His spectacular submission victory against Abraao Amorim via triangle choke caught everyone’s attention and may have given him the opportunity to face Sage Northcutt.
However, Ahmed Mujtaba is aware that his well-known opponent, who will be competing in front of his fellow Americans after a lengthy absence, will be the centre of attention.
At ONE Fight Night 10, we can anticipate a barnburner between these two adaptable fighters who are both aiming to climb the stacked lightweight rankings.
The 1stBank Centre in Colorado will serve as the source for ONE’s on-location US debut, which will air on May 5 for free for Prime Video members in North America.