Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is one of the fastest-growing sports globally, and recognizing its immense potential, Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) decided to bring this dynamic sport to the 1.4 billion people in India in 2017. TSL’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Mohamedali Budhwani, founded Kumite 1 League (K1L) as the company’s dedicated MMA division. With a vision to elevate MMA in India and create a significant impact, Mr. Budhwani sought a global icon to endorse this initiative. He travelled to the USA and successfully convinced boxing legend Mr. Mike Tyson to support the sport as the brand ambassador for K1L’s inaugural event, a high-profile MMA gala in Mumbai featuring teams from India and the UAE. 

Under K1L, TSL launched India’s first MMA reality sports web series, “Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt,” further popularizing the sport in the country. Today, K1L stands as India’s leading MMA promotion, committed to prioritizing the needs of MMA athletes. 

In addition to organizing events, K1L has also brought high-quality, affordable MMA gear to support athletes across India. Looking ahead, K1L is planning to host grand MMA events on both Asian and world stages, continuing its mission to promote and grow the sport of MMA.