Bajrang Punia was presented with a check for $25,000 after winning Flo’s 8-Man Challenge (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com)
AUSTIN, Texas — Indian wrestling star Bajrang Punia is making the most of his month-long stay in the United States.
The top-seeded Bajrang came through to win FloWrestling’s 8-Man Challenge at 150 pounds on Friday night, beating James Green in the championship match, 8-4, in a battle of multiple-time world medalists. He earned $25,000 by winning the title.
Bajrang Punia gets a front headlock on James Green in the finals (Photo/Sam Janicki, SJanickiPhoto.com)
The 26-year-old Bajrang got on the scoreboard first against with a two-point exposure. Green responded with two consecutive takedowns to go up 4-2 be