Indian MMA star Yadwinder Singh suffered a defeat at Rebel Fighting championship last day. Yadwinder fought Chinese veteran Chen Rui in a Bantamweight contest at the event and was stopped in the third round through punches.
Despite the defeat, there were a lot of huge takeaways for Yadwinder as this was his return fight after a long break of two years. Chen Rui improved his record to 6-0 and remained undefeated with the win. Yadwinder, meanwhile, drops to 5-2.
Earlier, Yadwinder had revealed that he got the fight through one of this friends and was looking forward to a positive experience irrespective of the result.
Elsewhere, in the main event of the night, Wang Sai of China defeated Konstantin Linnik via a first-round submission. In the co-main event, Liu Wenbo defeated Marcelo Tenorio through a split decision.
Rebel FC 8 took place on 30 May 2018 at Guangzhou, China. Below are the complete results from the event.
REBEL FC 8 – A Warrior’s Return Results
- International Match 1 – Bantamweight, 61 kg, Niu Kang Kang (China) Beats Wang Daoyuan (China), Unanimous decision
- International Match 2, Bantamweight, 61 kg, Chen Rui (China) Beats Yad Singh (India), Round 3, TKO (punches), 4min 30 sec
- International Match 3, Lightweight, 70kg, Bao Yinna (China) Beats Arben Escayo (Philippines), Round 1, submission (rear naked choke), 3 min 37 sec
- Main Match, Lightweight, 70kg, Wu Chengjie (China) Beats Jaypee Espinosa (Philippines), round 1, TKO (ground and pound), 2 min 24 sec
- International Match 4, Bantamweight, 61 kg, Renato Velame (Brazil) Beats Taras Grytskiv (Ukraine), unanimous decision
- International Match 5, Featherweight, 66kg, Wang Yayong (China) Beats Andre Hohlov (Ukraine), unanimous decision
- International Match 6, Featherweight, 66kg, Tang Kai (China) Beats Nikolay Kondratuk (Ukraine), Round 1, TKO (ground and pound), 4 min 17 sec
- International Match 7, Middleweight, 84kg, Askar Mozharov (Ukraine) Beats Cheick Kone (Ivory Coast), Round 1, 58 sec, TKO (shin kick opening up a gash)
- Co Main-Event, Light Heavyweight, 93kg, Liu Wenbo (China) Beats Marcelo Tenorio (Brazil), Round 3, split decision
- Main Event, Middleweight, 84kg, Wang Sai (China) Beats Konstantin Linnik (Ukraine), Round 1, submission, 1 min 44 sec (guillotine choke)