Rajinder Singh Meena: Friday Fighter of the Week

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Rajinder Singh Meena (born 25 December 1981) is an Indian Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Wushu (Sanda) Fighter, Kick-Boxer, Pencak Silat and a Boxing player. Rajinder Singh Meena is the first Indian male fighter, who won fight in One Championship from Zhang Zi Hao from China. He is perhaps best known in Wushu, Kickboxing, Boxing as well as in Pencak Silat. From the year 2003, he remained the national champion in his weight category from a staggering 6 consecutive years.

Rajinder Singh Meena was born in Delhi on 25 October 1981 from Mr. Om Prakash Meena and Mrs. Narbada Devi. He did his schooling from Delhi. Rajinder Singh Meena Initially started his sports career as a Boxer in 1999. while his elder brother Dharam Singh Meena was an international Judo player. Rajinder Singh Meena made his professional MMA debut in August 2009.

Rajinder Singh Meena is undefeated 2003 to 2009 in his Sanda career. He participated in various international and national tournament. In August, 2009, in Mumbai, Rajinder Singh Meena made his Professional MMA debut with Full Contact Championship. Rajinder Singh Meena defeated Ajay Godajkar [2] via Knockout in his Debut fight. In his next fight on November 2011, Rajinder Singh Meena faced Dheeraj Walendra where he defeated Walendra again via knockout.

In February, 2012, Rajinder Singh Meena defeated Dhananjay Dhananjay via guillotine choke in the first round. Over the three years he earned a record of three wins without a single loss. He fought three times for the promotion, going undefeated during this run.

In October 2012, Mumbai, Rajinder Singh Meena made his next appearance in Super Fight League. Rajinder Singh Meena has signed a multiple – fight deal with Super Fight League. He defeated Amitesh Chaubey (SFL-5) and (SFL 11) Amit Raj both by submission in the first round.   In December, 2012 (SFL 14) Rajinder Singh Meena fought Against Sandeep Yadav for light weight title Belt. Rajinder Singh Meena won the fight via guillotine choke in the fourth round and become a light weight champion in Super Fight league with Pro MMA record (6-0-0).  In August 2013 at SFL 22, Rajinder Singh Meena, In his first title defense against Pawan Maan, he lost the title by Kimura in 2nd round and this was first lost of Rajinder Singh Meena’s MMA career and tittle too.   In October, 2013 at SFL 31, Rajinder Singh Meena faced Biki Bora . Rajinder Singh Meena won the fight via knockout in just 13 seconds of the First Round and set a record of the fastest knockout of Super Fight League. On  March, 2014, at SFL Rajinder Singh Meena fought against Pawan Maan for the light weight title. However due to some back injuries he was unable to defend the title belt maan back his name in fight week and SFL select against Rajinder Singh Meena a Another top contender of light weight Sumeet Khade Rajinder Singh Meena defeated Khade in just 16 seconds of the First Round via guillotine choke and again won the light weight title.

In March 2015, Rajinder Singh Meena eventually signed with ONE Championship (then known as ONE Fighting Championship) and made his debut at One championship (AGE OF CHAMPIONSHIPS). After suffering some setbacks initially in his ONE FC career which he attributed to his lack of experience of the ground game at that time having had a strong background in stand up fighting, he suffered some tough losses in Super Fight League. But the champion that Rajinder Singh Meena is, he came back strong with a improved ground game and won his first ONE Championship fight thus becoming the First Male Fighter of India to win in ONE FC

Pic: ONE Championship

He is currently fighting in one of the best MMA promotion in the country Matrix Fight Night and we are eagerly looking forward to his future fights. The MMA India Show wishes Rajinder Singh Meena all the best for his future endeavour.

Best achievements of Rajinder Singh Meena’s career

Here are some of the best achievements of Rajinder Singh Meena’s career ( source : Wikipedia)

Wushu (Sanda)

  • International

In 2004 he participated in 6th Senior Asian Wushu Championship, Mayanmar; in 2005 he participated in 8th World Wushu Championship, Viatnam]; in 2006, participated 10th South Asian Games, Sri Lanka] and won silver medal for India.  In 2007, he participated in World Wushu Championships]; in 2008, he participated in 3rd South Asian Championship, Bangladesh and won silver medal. In 2013, he participated in 1st Wushu Masters, China and won silver medal.

  • National

In 2003, he won gold medal in Junior National Wushu Championship, Hyderabad and nominated as the Best Player of the Championship. He has also won gold medal in  Senior National Wushu Championship 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 consecutively. In 2004, he also won gold in All India Wushu Championship, Himachal Pradesh. In 2007, he earned silver medal in 33rd National Games, Assam and bronze medal in 34th National Games,2011, Jharkhand. In 2014, he won silver medal in Senior National Wushu Championship, Bihar; same year he also participated in Wushu Federation Cup, Hyderabad and won silver medal.  In 2015, Rajinder Singh Meena won Bronze Medal in 64th All India Police Wrestling Cluster Games, Haryana In 2019, he won silver medal in 4th All India Police Judo Cluster Games, New Delhi


In 2004, Rajinder Singh Meena participated in Senior National Kickboxing Championship, Punjab and won gold medal. In 2009, he Won Gold Medal in All India Kickboxing Championship, Chandigarh.

Pencak Silat

In 2017, Rajinder Singh Meena earned silver medal in Sr. National Pencak Silat Championship, Punjab.


In 2000, Rajinder Singh Meena participated in Boxing Federation cup, Mumbai. In 2001, he won Bronze Medal in YMCA, New Delhi. In 2002, he won Bronze Medal in North India Boxing Championship, Chandigarh.

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