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Indian ONE Championship fighter Rajinder Singh Meena ends losing streak in the Philippines

Rajinder Singh Meena

Rajinder Singh Meena

From 2015 to 2017, Rajinder “Knockout” Singh Meena of Delhi, India lost all of his professional mixed martial arts bouts. On January 26, 2018, he finally broke his losing streak after defeating Zhang Ze Hao of Shanghai, China at “ONE: Global Superheroes” at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Coming from the Indian MMA promotion Super Fight League (SFL), Meena had an impressive record of 8 wins and 1 loss when he made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Age of Domination” on March 13, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He lost to Peter Davis, 36, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at “ONE: Age of Champions” via technical knockout, the beginning of a series of losses.

On December 2, 2016, Meena tried to redeem himself in the ONE Championship cage at “ONE: Age of Domination” but he lost via armbar submission to Honorio “The Rock” Banario, 28, of Benguet, Philippines. On January 20, 2017, the former returned to the SFL and lost to his fellow Indian fighter Farhad Hazratzada at “SFL 2017: Wreck Thy Neighbor- Delhi Heroes vs. Haryana Sultans.”

On February 25, 2017, Meena lost to Patrick “The PNW Bad Boy” Benson, 25, of Montana, United States at “SFL 2017: Finals- The Final Battle: Delhi Heroes vs. Sher-E-Punjab” via Brabo choke submission. On May 26, 2017, the Indian fighter made yet another ONE Championship comeback as he faced Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore at “ONE: Dynasty of Heroes.”

Khan defeated Meena via technical knockout via punches. It was Meena’s sixth loss as a professional MMA fighter.

On August 5, 2017, Meena was knocked out by Shannon “One Shin” Wiratchai, 29, of Bangkok, Thailand at “ONE: Kings and Conquerors.” It was Meena’s fourth fight under ONE Championship and fourth loss under the promotion.

At “ONE: Global Superheroes,” Meena finally won in the ONE Championship cage for the first time. He submitted Zhang via guillotine choke at 0:42 of Round 1.

Meena now has 9 wins and 7 losses while Zhang has 2 wins and 1 loss. Watch their “ONE: Global Superheroes” lightweight bout here:

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