In a latest ranking of the bests in Contact Jujitsu, Hussein Bakhsh Safari of Afghanistan topped the table for the second year in a row.
In this ranking, Safari is followed by Inkh Wangur Jav and Ganto Gukh, both from Mongolia, who have stood in second and third places respectively.
Born in 1996 in Bamyan province of Afghanistan, Safari has been involved in martial arts since childhood. He joined the Afghan national jujitsu team in 201 and after several years of training in jujitsu, Safari participated at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) held in Turkmenistan. In 62-kg weight class, safari defeated opponents from Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan and won the first gold medal in Asian Contact Jujitsu for Afghanistan.
Safari had also won the 67-kg weight class of United Arab Emirates International Championships held in Al-Ain.
In 2019, he went to India in 2019 to participate in the international competitions in which he won a gold medal after defeating three opponents.
In the same year, Safari also competed in the Asian Games in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where he won a gold medal in Contact Jujitsu and a bronze medal in fighting Jujitsu.
After multiple achievements in Jujitsu, Hussein Bakhsh Safari became interested in free fighting. In the last international competition held early 2020 in Moscow, he defeated Peter Berg of Russia. This victory was strongly welcomed by users of the Afghan social media thus encouraging him to gain five more victories and only one defeat in free fighting.