Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda. Being a sports lover from a young age, Paras decided to combine his two interests of writing and sports. As he is a wrestling enthusiast, MMA was something that immediately attracted him. From Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, he follows everyone. However, Paras brazenly calls Stipe Miocic the UFC GOAT. Apart from writing, he is a voracious reader who loves the work of J. R. R. Tolkien.