Karate Combat 45: Pakistan captain slaps his Indian counterpart ahead of match in Dubai

"How was the slap bro?" says Shahzaib Rindh after the clash on stage

By Sports Desk
April 19, 2024


The match rivalry between arch-rivals took an ugly turn as Pakistan Karate team skipper Shahzaib Rindh slapped India’s skipper Rana Singh ahead of the Combat 45 clash tomorrow (Saturday).

The video of the incident went viral on social media wherein Rindh can be seen slapping Rana while on stage during a press conference on Friday.

"How was the slap bro?" Rindh said after the clash on stage.

It must be noted that Rindh created history in February earlier this year after he registered the fastest knockout at Karate Combat 44 in Mexico City. The 25-year-old stunned his opponent, Marco Cubas of Peru, with a knockout in 21 seconds during the first round.

The Karate Combat, the world’s premier full-contact karate league, event in Dubai will be hosted by former mixed martial artists Bas Rutten and George St Pierre, YouTuber Mike Majlak and renowned Indian actor Salman Khan.

The fight night will begin with the Pit Submission series featuring Craig Jones vs Andre Muniz.

The co-main event will include the Bantamweight title fight between Luiz Rocha vs Myrza-Bek Tebuev.

Meanwhile, Luke Rockhold and Joe Schilling go head-to-head in the main event.

Main Event

Luke Rockhold vs Joe Schilling

Co-Main Event | Double Champ Fight

Luiz Rocha vs Myrza-Bek TeBuev

Karate vs Muay Thai

Eddie Farrell vs Raymond Daniels

Vitalii Dubina vs Edgar Skrivers

Yodkaikaew “Y2K” Fairtex vs Saidyokub Kakhramonv

India vs Pakistan

Rana Singh vs Shahzaib Rindh

Himanshu Kaushik vs Uloomi Karim

Pawan Gupta vs Rizwan Ali


Adam Noi vs Ali Motamed

Huang Shuai Lu vs Ali Zainfar

Pit Submission Series - Grappling:

Craig Jones vs Rinat Fakhretdinov

Kaynan Duarte vs Pouya Rahmani

Zayed Alkatheeri vs Osamah Almarwai