In yet another global first, the league will have live scoring, something never seen before in the history of combat sports.
Commenting on his maiden trip to India, Tyson said: "When Mohammedali reached out to me for the first time and discussed his vision for the league, I was convinced that this is something that has great potential. I will be in India for the launch event and very excited to meet my fans in India."
Welcoming Tyson to the country, the league's founder Budhwani said: "I am thrilled to host world boxing legend, Mike Tyson in India for Kumite 1 League. For the first time in the history of MMA, we are launching a combat sports league in a team format."
"We believe there is a lot of potential for mixed martial arts to flourish as a mainstream sport in India. With the support from MMA federations across the globe, we will be going to the grassroots and scout for the best talent."
"With a legend like Mike Tyson flagging off the event, we are confident that Kumite 1 League will establish itself as a prime international MMA property originating in India," he added.
Kumite 1 League will also undertake a grassroots development programme that will create a platform to groom budding MMA talent.
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