Date: June 9, 2023. Place: Sokolov. The gala evening of IAF 8 in the west of Bohemia was a success. He did a lot. And Krishan Singh Rawat also contributed significantly to it.
“He should be my next opponent,” co-commentator David Zoula noted at the time. It took 4 minutes and 49 seconds for the Czech MMA talent to nod his head and admit that nothing easy awaits him in such a case. The Indian batsman gave the experienced Jakub Kukl absolutely no chance with his precise performance. “I believe we will meet one day. When the time comes, I’ll be ready. But now I’m looking at the closest opponent,” 39-year-old Rawat told the IAF.
His closest opponent will be another talented Czech – Matěj Val, also nicknamed “King of the dustbins”. “I know that he is a young and skilled fighter and I am preparing for him accordingly. Hard and responsible,” briefly evaluated the 23-year-old, who amazes with his training methods and meditations on Prague’s garbage cans.
But who is Rawat and how did he actually get to the heart of Europe? How, as it happens, look for a woman behind everything. The crossfit lover met his Czech wife at home in Goa. “And if I’m not in the gym, I spend time with my wife and our two children. I enjoy getting to know the beauties of the Czech Republic together,” the Indian nice guy smiles.
It was his charisma that helped him participate in India’s first MMA reality show – Super Fight League Contenders. Although he didn’t make it to the finals, he got the attention of the fans. In the same way, he gradually secures it as a member of the Karlovy Vary Alpha Gym, where he prepares under the guidance of the experienced František Linhart.
The former taekwondo player and black belt holder at the already mentioned IAF 8 in Sokolov showed that their cooperation works. And now in the UNYP Arena, he would like to follow up the successful performance. “Preparation went according to plan, I feel strong, I am determined to leave everything in the cage for my success,” adds the Indian warrior determinedly.
You can see for yourself on Saturday, November 11, whether he will fulfill his words. And personally. Tickets for RFA vs. IAF: Special Title Night are still available for purchase on the Ticketportal network.