Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda who happens to be the co-owner of SFL team Haryana Sultans will be lending support to the Fire Fighters Welfare Fund of Maharashtra, ahead of the second season of MTV Super Fight League
The actor grabbed headlines when he was appointed as the face of the city’s fire brigade in 2016 for being the very first celebrity roped in to campaign for the Mumbai Fire Brigade in 127 years.
Randeep Hooda states, “It’s a matter of honour to contribute constructively to these real-life heroes, who risk their lives every other day in order to save ours. I’m always doing my bit for the families of the Martyrs. This is my way of giving back to society and creating more ground level awareness for these heroes. This association will be used to promote general welfare of the fire services personnel & their families.”
Bill Dosanjh, Founder & CEO, Super Fight League adds on, “The Chief Fire Officer Prabhat Ragandale will be attending our league. Our partner talent management company Super Stars headed by Avi Mittal will be the brand management collaborator for first ever Fire Fighters Combat League being planned in March this year in Mumbai and this cross integration will create more awareness for combat sports and fire fighters in India.”
Super Fight League, the world’s first mixed martial arts tournament, promoted by British businessman and sports enthusiast Bill Dosanjh and British professional boxer Amir Khan has seen celebrity support from co-owners like Ajay Devgn, Randeep Hooda, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arbaaz Khan, Salim Suleiman and Tiger Shroff. Season 2 will kick off in the second week of February 2018 at MTV SFL Arena, Famous Studios from 9th February 2018 to 17th March 2018
Formed in 2012 with an intent to give Indian mixed martial artists a platform to compete and hone their talent in their country of origin whilst bringing in talented fighters from different parts of the world, SFL is a revolutionary approach to combat and is the first MMA organization to feature female fighters. MTV SFL 2018 will promote gender equality through a fair and unique platform with women having the same influence on the team as men.
Having garnered over a whopping 100 million views in 5 years for 67 live televised events, Super Fight League is ranked as the third biggest mixed martial arts brand in the world and second most watched sport in India after cricket apart from being the fastest growing combat sport.
The franchise-based league that is being organized in association with the All-India Martial Arts Association (AIMMAA) will entail prize money of INR 4 crores as well as 96 players and 8 teams including Mumbai Maniacs, Haryana Sultans, Delhi Heroes , Gujarat Warriors, UP Nawabs, Sher – E – Punjab, Tamil Veerans and Bengaluru Tigers. The league entails a group ‘A’ and ‘B’, consisting of four teams each. Every team has six players five male fighters and one female fighter and six back-ups, belonging to six different weight categories. The teams within the group compete with each other in 12 league-level matches.