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Pakistan and Hong Kong’s Nosherwan Khanzada submits Lithuania’s Vadim Valuev at ‘Rebel FC 10: A New Order’ in Russia

Nosherwan Khanzada, Vadim Valuev

Fighting out of Pakistan by way of Hong Kong, Nosherwan “Nosh” Khanzada, 29, has earned his first victory in Rebel Fighting Championship. He was one of the winners at “Rebel FC 10: A New Order.”

Featuring 12 mixed martial arts matches, Rebel FC held “Rebel FC 10: A New Order” at the Soviet Wings Universal Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia on January 11, 2020. In the third bout of the evening, Khanzada battled it out with Vadim Valuev of Lithuania.

The referee put a stop to the contest after 3 minutes and 9 seconds in the first round. Khanzada submitted Valuev via Americana.

Winning at “Rebel FC 10: A New Order” improved the professional MMA record of Khanzada to 11 wins and 12 losses. On the other hand, Valuev now has 0 win and 3 losses.

For this fight, Khanzada had his training in Singapore, Pakistan and Hong Kong. While he was very pleased with the result of the fight, he admitted that he had a lot to work on in order to improve himself and better prepare himself for future fights.

Khanzada has high hopes for MMA in Pakistan and he believes that the country will do amazing in the near future with the amount of talent it has. He wanted to thank his parents who always let him pursue his dreams and fight, his head trainer Rodrigo Caporal, 36, who is like a father figure to him, and his teammates at Espada MMA in Hong Kong and Infinity MMA in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Born on July 2, 1990 in the Peshawar District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Khanzada is now based in Hong Kong. As a kickboxer, he has more than 40 bouts.

At the age of 15, Khanzada started his martial arts journey. He was introduced to taekwondo by a friend at school and has since caught the bug.

At 19, Khanzada picked up Muay Thai and started competing locally and internationally and at 21, he started to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and made his MMA debut. The Hong Kong-based Pakistani MMA fighter has trained in Kyokushin Karate and is a green belt under Eric Wan in Hong Kong.

Currently, Khanzada is a BJJ black belt under Caporal. A very active MMA and BJJ competitor, the latter was born in Guarulhos, Brazil but is also now based in Hong Kong where he is heading his team at Espada Studio.

This year, Khanzada will continue to train hard and stay active in MMA and BJJ. He wishes to bring Pakistan many more victories and hopes to make his home country proud.

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