January 24, 1987
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
|Other names||Gary Mangat|
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Team||Xtreme Couture / 10th Planet Las Vegas|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
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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.
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.
Martial Arts Career
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, 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.
After he amassed a 13-2 record, Mangat announced he signed a contract with ONE Championship in February 2019. He scored a second-round TKO in his debut in March 2019 against former Cage Warriors bantamweight champion, Toni Tauru.
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.
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".
Mangat is friends with comedian Russell Peters who let him stay at his house when he moved to train in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mangat is married.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||15 wins||2 losses|
|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||December 2, 2016||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|
- Professional MMA record for Gurdarshan Mangat from Sherdog
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