Indian MMA fighter Rana Rudra Pratap Singh has been selected for Road to UFC. The news was first reported by Chris Presnell of MMA Ecosystem. He is the second Indian fighter to be selected for the tournament after Sumit Kumar.
Both Sumit Kumar and Rana Rudra Pratap Singh hail from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
He is one of the best upcoming fighters in Indian MMA and fighting out of Yogya MMA Gym, he holds a pro record off 11-1-0. He has been on a steady rise in Indian MMA scene having had great victories in International events.
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Rana Rudra Pratap Singh hails from a very humble family in Uttar Pradesh, overcame all of his obstacles to realise his ambition of competing in mixed martial arts. At Yogya MMA, he works out with Partho Ghosh as his coach.
His last win came against Harsh Mishra via triangle choke at Fight of the Knights event which took place in Nimach, Madhya Pradesh on 22nd May, 2022.
Rana Rudra Pratap Singh has fought in International promotions
Rana Rudra Pratap Singh also has experience fighting in international mixed martial arts promotions. He has competed at ONE Warrior Series 10, where he fought against South Korea’s Seung Hyun Cho on 19th Feb, 2020. In that fight, Rana defeated him via guillotine choke in Round 1.
He has also fought in BRAVE Combat Federation, where he suffered his sole loss to Ali Guliev at BRAVE CF 57. The loss was a controversial one.
In this fight, Azerbaijan’s Guliev avoided a takedown attempt by kneeing Rana Rudra in the chin with a powerful blow while he was already down. Rudra was on her knees, and it was obvious that the strike was an illegal one. Guliev was instantly docked two points by referee Dec Larkin, but Rudra chose to carry on.
Rudra, who was visibly pained and hadn’t entirely recovered, decided to continue. With ease, Guliev stopped a takedown attempt by Rudra and then pummelling him. Rudra was slow to stand back up once Guliev opted to let him up, therefore the referee decided to end the fight.
How do you guys think Rana Rudra Pratap Singh will do in Road to UFC? Let us know in the comment section below. So far only Indian to win inside the UFC is Uttarakhand’s Anshul Jubli who defeated Jeka Saragih in the lightweight finals of Road to UFC to earn a UFC contract.