imphal: Jojo Rajkumari aka Cobra queen, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sensation from Manipur, defeated her Philippines opponent Mary Jane Buna in the strawweight division at the Matrix Fight Night 9 (MFN9) at Siri Fort in New Delhi on Friday night.
The exceptional performance in the co-main event via knockout of her international opponent in just 36 seconds into the first round has lifted her winning streak to two fights.
Hailing from Moirang in the Bishnupur district, the 25-year-old is a former kickboxer turned professional MMA fighter. She had previously taken a submissive win over Ishika Thite at MNF 7 in 2021.
“We are professionals. Competitors during fight and friends after fight,” Manipur’s first female MMA fighter Jojo Rajkumari posted on Facebook.
In the meantime, MMA India also tweeted, “What a brutal first round KO win for India’s Jojo Rajkumari. She brutally knocked out Mary Jane Buna.”
“Hats off to Jojo Rajkumari for her spectacular performance of taking out Mary Buna in 35 seconds. She is indeed the Queen Cobra and a great boxing career lies ahead of her. I wish her more and more spectacular knockouts against her rivals,” added MAHUD minister Yumnam Khemchand on Facebook.
Born the son of RK Biren, a driver, and Bideshsani, a homemaker, Jojo has experienced hardship from an early age. Despite all the challenges and hurdles, she started training for MMA in 2017. Since then, the female MMA fighter has come a long way.