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Pro Wrestling League Match 5: Delhi Sultans vs Jaipur Ninjas

Jaipur Ninjas romped to a second straight win in the ongoing Pro Wrestling League, beating the Delhi Sultans 4-3 at the KD Jadhav Wrestling Stadium in New Delhi. Elizbar Odikadze, Jakob Makarashvilli, Jenny Fransson and Vinod Kumar Omprakash won their bouts helping Jaipur taken unassailable 4-1 lead. Sakshi Malik was yet to feature, and Delhi had already succumbed to a loss, much to the disappointment of the crowd. Another fixture that attracted a lot of crowd attention was Ritu Phogat taking on two time Olympic silver medalist Mariya Stadnik.

The Pro Wrestling League (PWL) is the initiative of ProSportify owned by Kartikeya Sharma and Wrestling Federation of India, to be held in India. The first season of this league was to be among 6 city-based teams, with 66 wrestlers from different countries of the world. The format of the League is such that there were six teams, each consisting of a total of 1 Icon and 8 other players. Among them, there were be 5 Indians and 4 foreign players, consisting of 5 men and 4 women. Out of these 5 foreign players, only 4 can be part of a tie. Each tie was based on 7 bouts (and two blocked categories), except for the final, for which all 9 bouts were played. A total of 18 ties (15 league ties, 2 semifinals, and final) were played. There were be 5 weight categories (57 kg, 65 kg, 74 kg, 97 kg, 125 kg) for men, and 4 weight categories (49 kg, 53 kg, 58 kg, 69 kg) for women. Each team can block one weight category before the bout starts. The League was played on the ‘best of nine’, and each bout were have 2 rounds of 3 minutes each, separated by a 90 seconds break.



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