Even though MMA bouts are notorious for their brutality and often result in blood splatters on the mats, the deprivation that fighters endure before the match looks much tougher than getting into the cage. As well as shedding at least six kilograms in the next 10 days, she is trying to keep the rest of her life afloat.She runs a small business and tries (often in vain) to fit in time with friends and family.
Participants have to build a really simple app and they learn basic HTML, CSS and how the web works.
She has not eaten in five days - her head is spinning and a wall of photographers are blinding her with flashes as she punches and kicks the air with expert force.
And this is before she has even stepped foot in the cage.
Hundreds of people have been flocking to the vigil each night, including former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, a fierce critic of Prime Minister Najib Razak, and his wife Siti Hasmah.
The hashtags #Bebas Maria (Free Maria) and #Mansuh SOSMA (Repeal Sosma) are trending on Malaysian social media.