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One Warrior Athlete From Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan Anita Karim

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One Warrior Athlete From Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan Anita Karim

Anita Karim is a Pakistani mixed martial artist. She is the first international female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Pakistan to win multiple national and international-level bouts.

Karim was born in Karimabad, Hunza Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, in a family of MMA fighters. Karim, along with her brothers, Uloomi Karim Shaheen, Ehtisham Karim, and Ali Sultan, founded the MMA gym, “Fight Fortress”, which is one of the first MMA training centers in Pakistan.

Karim won the One Warrior Series (OWS) on 28 February, 2019, against Indonesia’s Gita Suharsono. She was awarded Rs. 100 000 by the Chief Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, Hafeez-ur-Rehman.

Karim was given a shield as appreciation for her representation of Pakistan by the Governor of Gilgit-Baltistan, Raja Jalal Hussain Maqpoon.

Karim also emerged victorious with 7 gold medals and 1 silver medal at the Pakistan Grappling Challenge (PGC) 2017-2018.

Anita had first success in her second Pro MMA fight against Gita Suharsono from Indonesia in One Warrior Series 4 under the flag of ONE Championship and then again unanimously won her match against Estonia’s Marie Ruumet in One Warrior Series 10.

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