|Born||Chaitanya Baban Gavali|
|Division||Bantamweight (135 Ibs)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo|
|Rank||Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Shane Suzuki|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chaitanya Gavali is a professional Indian MMA fighter based in Mumbai, India. He is currently the National Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion in the 69 Kgs Category. He has been selected to represent India in Jiu-Jitsu at the Asian Games to be held in Jakarta Indonesia in August 2018.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Chaitanya is one of 3 brothers. Chaitanya's father ran a small shoe shop in Mumbai which explains his humble beginnings. . Chaitanya grew up in the Kandivali suburban area of Mumbai where he presently resides with his family.
Mixed martial arts career[edit | edit source]
Chaitanya started his mixed martial arts career in 2014 with the Evolution Combat Fighting Academy in Mumbai. He is known to be India's first Professional MMA Fighter to win a title in a foreign promotion. He has participated in the MMA reality show Super Fight League right from Season 1.To mark the entry of Professional MMA into India, Amul butter created a billboard featuring Chaitanya in an iconic pose from his bout with Tiran "Tornado" Thakshala in Season 1 of the Super Fight League.
Awards and Achievements[edit | edit source]
- World Feather Weight MMA Champion at Ultimate Beat Down
- Bantam Weight MMA Champion at Warrior FC, Malaysia
- Gold Medal at Bangkok Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu (BJJ) Open 2012
- Gold Medal at Evolution Grappling India Open 2015
- Silver Medal at Bangkok Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu (BJJ) Open 2011
- Silver Medal at World Professional Jiu-Jutsu Championship (WPJJC) Trials Held In Hong Kong, 2012
References[edit | edit source]
- "The Journey – The destiny of a shoemaker – Chaitanya Gavali". www.indiatimes.com.
- "Exclusive interview with Jitendra Khare of Evolution MMA, Mumbai". Sports Keeda.
- "India's First MMA Fighter". www.indiatimes.com.
- "Evolution Fitness and Combat Sports Academy". ASB Intersessions.
- "Chaitanya Gavali: Fight Club Ep 1". Yahoo! News.
- "Amul Butter Billboard Featuring Chaitanya in SFL".
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- Official Website of Chaitanya Gavali
- Chaitanya Gavali's Profile on Tapology
- Professional MMA record for Chaitanya Gavali from SherdogLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 22: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
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