Abbotsford’s Gagan Gill is the new BFL featherweight champion.

Abbotsford’s Gagan Gill is the new BFL featherweight champion.

Abbotsford’s Gagan Gill wins BFL title

Mamba MMA trained athlete wins big in Coquitlam

Abbotsford’s Gagan Gill is a Battlefield Fight League champion.

Gill won the promotion’s featherweight title by defeating Nick Ghaeni at 2:06 of the second round via rear-naked choke submission at BFL 56 in Coquitlam on July 14.

The fighter, who trains at Abbotsford’s Mamba MMA, has a professional record of 2-0 after the win.

The 23-year-old is the second youngest fighter to win BFL gold.

“It was good. I stuck to the game plan and I had great coaches and great training partners to help me through this camp,” he said to MMASucka following the win.

“Basically the game plan was just to play with him and have fun. I know I was a better fighter in every discipline, so the later the fight goes, the more my skills will shine.”

Ghaeni defeated Gill four years ago in an amateur bout, but Gill said he’s a completely different fighter now.

“I was a kid the first time I fought him,” he said. “I was 19 years old. Now I’m 23 years old and I’m turning into a man. I think I can take out any 145 pounder in Canada – that’s how I’m feeling right now.”

Gill said he looks forward to returning to the cage and defending his belt as soon as possible.

Abbotsford fight fans may remember Gill from his impressive first-round win over Oregon’s Ian King at Mamba Fight Night 4 at the Abbotsford Centre back in November.

He also defeated Vancouver’s Dario Sinagogo at Mamba Fight Night 3, which occurred at the Ag-Rec Building in 2016.

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