Surbala Laishram of Manipur won India’s first gold medal at the GAMMA World Meet.


Imphal: Manipur-based emerging Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) female star fighter Surbala Laishram Devi made history by becoming the first Indian fighter to win a gold medal at the 2021 Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts World Championships in Amsterdam.

Surbala , a resident of Khangabok Sorok Wangma Part 1 in Thubal District, defeated Kazakhstan’s Tomiris Zhussupova in the 115 LBS Striking MMA final by decision. This was their first match in 2019 after a long forced break due to a knee injury.

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