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Gurdarshan Mangat
BornGurdarshan Mangat
(1987-01-24) January 24, 1987 (age 32)
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesGary Mangat
NationalityIndian-Canadian
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
DivisionFlyweight
TeamXtreme Couture / 10th Planet Las Vegas
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins15
By knockout5
By submission5
By decision5
Losses2
By knockout2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Gurdarshan Singh Mangat (born on January 24, 1987), also known as Gary Mangat, nicknamed "Saint Lion", is a Canadian-born Indian martial artist. He currently competes for ONE Championship in its flyweight division.

As of November 2019, he is the number one pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in Southern Asia according to Tapology.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Mangat is the son of Indian immigrants who settled in Canada. He attended Columneetza Secondary School in Williams Lake, and later earned a degree as a Certified General Accountant from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, where he first took an interest in MMA.[2]

Martial Arts Career[edit | edit source]

Early years[edit | edit source]

Mangat credits his interest in former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin for trying out mixed martial arts. He first trained at Revolution Fight Team in Langley.

Within a year of starting his training, Mangat had his first amateur bout in November 2008, and went on to become Battlefield Fight League amateur featherweight champion as he built a 6-2 record.

He made his professional debut in May 2011, and went on to compete in international organizations including India’s Super Fight League,[3] and Bahrain’s Brave Combat Federation in which he competed for the U.P Nawabs. At Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions, Mangat became the first MMA fighter of Indian origin to compete for a championship title.[4]

ONE Championship[edit | edit source]

After he amassed a 13-2 record, Mangat announced he signed a contract with ONE Championship in February 2019.[5] He scored a second-round TKO in his debut in March 2019 against former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, Toni Tauru.[6]

Mangat earned his second win in ONE when he defeated Abro Fernandes via unanimous decision at ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 12, 2019.[7]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Mangat was given his nickname at a Sikh youth camp in Kelowna before he began his career. Some martial artists remarked that he was a nice guy, but when he practiced martial arts, he "turned into a lion".[8]

Mangat is friends with comedian Russel Peters who let him stay at his house when he moved to train in Las Vegas, Nevada.[9]

Mangat is married.

Mixed martial arts record[edit | edit source]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 15–2 Abro Fernandes Decision (unanimous) ONE Championship: Masters of Destiny July 12, 2019 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 14-2 Toni Tauru TKO (punches) ONE Championship: Reign of Valor March 8, 2019 2 1:23 Yangon, Myanmar
Win 13–2 Dipesh Rasal TKO (punches) SFL 2018: Semifinals - Old Scores to Settle: Haryana Sultans vs. U.P. Nawabs March 11, 2018 3 5:00 Mumbai, India
Win 12–2 Imran Syed TKO (punches) SFL 2018: Nothing to Lose - Tamil Veerans vs. U.P. Nawabs March 4, 2018 1 3:15 Mumbai, India
Win 11–2 Kuldeep Singh Sekhon TKO (punches) SFL 2018: Knock 'Em Down - U.P. Nawabs vs. Gujarat Warriors February 24, 2018 1 3:17 Mumbai, India
Loss 10–2 Stephen Loman TKO (punches) Brave Combat Federation 9: The Kingdom of Champions November 17, 2017 1 N/A Isa Town, Bahrain
Win 10–1 Abdul Muneer Decision (unanimous) Brave Combat Federation 5: Go for Glory April 22, 2017 3 5:00 Mumbai, India
Win 9–1 Troy Bantiag TKO (punches) Brave Combat Federation 2: Dynasty 2016|December|02} 2 0:23 Isa Town, Bahrain
Win 8–1 Damen Wood Decision (unanimous) Battlefield Fight League 37 - Gladiator July 25, 2015 3 5:00 Coquitlam, [Brtish Columbia]], Canada
Win 7–1 Hector Lopez Submission (rear-naked choke) SFL 40 - SFL America 4 April 25, 2015 1 3:00 Tacoma, Washington, United States
Win 6–1 Anthony Zender Submission (rear-naked choke) Combat Games MMA - Battle at the Bay 9 November 8, 2014 2 1:32 Anacortes, Washington, United States
Win 5–1 Blair Oster Submission (rear-naked choke) Battlefield Fight League 32 August 23, 2014 1 4:59 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Loss 4–1 Josh Gow TKO (punches) Battlefield Fight League 25 September 7, 2013 3 4:30 Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Win 4–0 Jordan Mackin TKO (retirement) Battlefield Fight League 24 June 8, 2013 1 5:00 Pentiction, British Columbia, Canada
Win 3–0 Si Cong Liu Submission (rear-naked choke) Super Fight League 3 May 6, 2012 2 2:37 Delhi, India
Win 2–0 Dan Lin Decision (unanimous) Battlefield Fight League 13 – Uprising February 11, 2012 3 5:00 Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Win 1–0 Mark Delgado Decision (unanimous) Battlefield Fight League 8 – Island Beatdown May 28, 2011 1 4:07 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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Category:Living people Category:Indian martial artists Category:Indian male mixed martial artists Category:People from Williams Lake, British Columbia


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