Yodha fighting champ concludes

Bhubaneswar: The two-day Yodha fighting championship, which was jointly organised by Utkal Karate school and Combat Sports of India, concluded here yesterday.

Two professional Odia fighters, Sachin Mahant of Pankaj Fighting club in Barbil and Biswadev Patnaik of Utkal Karate school in Bhubaneswar, locked horn on the concluding day of the competition in which Biswadev emerged victorious. He took only 4.4 minutes to defeat his rival. Besides, at least 14 amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting took place yesterday.

Police commissioner Rajendra Sharma and Bhubaneswar mayor Anant Narayan Jena graced the concluding day of the championship.