Karate Combat 45: Pakistan’s Shahzaib Rindh slaps Indian opponent

India and Pakistan will face off in a team event on Saturday in Dubai

By Web Desk
April 19, 2024

Pakistan captain Shahzaib Rindh slapped India’s skipper Rana Singh ahead of the clash between the two countries in a team event at Karate Combat 45 in Dubai on Saturday.

Rindh slapped Rana while on stage during a press conference on Friday. The video of the incident immediately went viral on social media.

"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 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 Faizan Khan

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