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Asian Persuasion MMA is your one stop for everything combat sport related from around the world, with a little more emphasis on right here in Asia.

We will bring you the very latest combat sports news, exclusive interviews, podcasts, results, scheduled events and much, much more.

Asian Persuasion MMA was founded by Leon Jennings and Akhilesh Gannavarapu in early 2018. Having built up a healthy following on Facebook and YouTube, Leon and Akhilesh launched the new and exciting Asian Persuasion MMA website on January 1st 2019.

Leon Jennings – @Leon_APMMA

Leon’s background is tennis, having taught it for almost twenty years in England. After no longer being able to teach the game because of an injury, Leon switched his time and energy to his other passion, MMA. Which he has been covering since 2017. Leon now lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and co-founded Asian Persuasion MMA in early 2018.

Akhilesh Gannavarapu – @KayfabeDiaries

Akhilesh has been covering the sport of mixed martial arts since 2012. With his first live event coverage in 2014, Akhilesh has covered numerous MMA events around the world. With his interest in knowing and understanding the nuances of the fight game, he found his calling early in his journalistic career, and co-founded Asian Persuasion MMA in early 2018.