Pakistani mixed martial artist Asad “The Killer Jutt” Warraich will make his Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series debut on December 4, 2019. He will face Allan Albindo of the Philippines at “ONE Warrior Series 9” in Singapore in the strawweight division.
For this opportunity to fight in an international stage, Warraich thanked Bashir Ahmad, who is dubbed the Godfather of mixed martial arts in Pakistan. After competing in ONE Championship, the latter joined the organization in an executive role in August 2017 and he currently works under senior vice president of competition Matt Hume and serves as the ONE Warrior Series matchmaker.
“I am once again thankful to ONE Championship, especially Bashir Ahmad for this opportunity and In shāʾ Allāh, I will not disappoint my country,” Warraich said. “Albindo has never faced an opponent like me. I am coming to ONE Warriors Series to get a $1,00,000 contract.”
Training at Adnan Ali’s only MMA gym in Gujrat, Pakistan named Fitness Fighting Club, Warraich praised the efforts of his coaches and his manager. He said, “All of this would not be possible without Faizan Zan, Ahmed Mujtaba, Adnan Ali, Anvar Amirli and Muhammad Rizvan Ali who are taking care of us athletes.”
“I know he is a great fighter and I am prepared for him,” Warraich said of Albindo. The Pakistani MMA fighter promised that he would not disappoint his team.
Earlier this year, Warraich went to Azerbaijan for training camp and it was a great experience for him. For is ONE Warrior Series debut, he has been training with his countryman ONE Championship athlete Ahmed Mujtaba at Infinity Fitness and Mixed Martial Arts Islamabad.
Hailing from Gujrat, Warraich belongs to a Jutt family. He has three brothers and three sisters and their father is a farmer.
“I had a very wonderful childhood full of fun,” Warraich shared. “I played with my childhood on the ground and in the streets. I was very naughty and sometimes I did fights due to (some) game with my opponents.”
“I was a sports fan since childhood,” Warraich continued. “I took part in many games during my school life and always won. Initially, I started practice in boxing from a gym in Gujrat but later I realized that I can do MMA better so I started practicing in MMA in the same gym.”
According to Warraich, he wanted to start with a tough game. He found that MMA is such a hard game, which was exactly what he was looking for.
An undefeated fighter, Warraich holds a professional MMA record of 3 wins and 0 loss. He won all of his first three fights in Pakistan in 2018, which are two Prime Sports fights and one Pakido Fighting Championship fight.
On the other hand, Albindo has 1 win and 1 loss. “ONE Warrior Series 9” marks his third outing in ONE Warrior Series.
Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Warraich: