It was a redemptive win for Rajinder “Knockout” Singh Meena, 31, of India on January 26, 2018 when he faced Zhang Ze Hao, 25, of China at “ONE: Global Superheroes.” Their lightweight bout was the second match of the first ONE Championship event in the Philippines in 2018.
Meena captured his first victory inside the ONE Championship cage defeating his opponent, who is a highly-touted Chinese lightweight prospect by way of first-round submission. Determined to break into the winner’s column, Meena needed just 42 seconds in the opening round to put Zhang to sleep with a guillotine choke.
It was Zhang’s first loss as a professional MMA fighter and under the promotion. He made his promotional debut on September 2, 2017 at “ONE Championship: Shanghai,” where he knocked out his fellow Chinese fighter Cheng Chao Li.
On November 3, 2017, Zhang knocked out his Indian opponent Bala Shetty at “ONE: Hero’s Dream.” After losing to Meena, Zhang now has 2 wins and 1 loss.
On the other hand, Meena currently holds a record of 9 wins and 7 losses. He suffered a losing streak from 2015 to 2017 before finally winning at “ONE: Global Superheroes.”
Meena lost to Peter Davis in 2015 and to Honorio Banario in 2016. In 2017, Meena lost to all of his four opponents namely Farhad Hazratzada, Patrick Benson, Amir Khan and Shannon Wiratchai.
Headlined by Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, 28, of the Philippines and Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov of Kazakhstan, “ONE: Global Superheroes” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. After five three-minute rounds, Eustaquio won via unanimous decision making him the new ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion.
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