Quest for Glory - New Champions Emerge - Rebel Fighting Championship

REBEL FC 5 – Battle Royale: Quest for Glory on 12 August 2017 played to a full-house of vociferous fans at the upscale Kerry Hotel at Pudong district in Shanghai, China. The fights were fast and furious. The key battles were the two welterweight semi-finals featuring international superstars Adriano Balby (Brazil), David Hulett (USA), Andy Wang (China) and Makoto Maeda (Japan).

Both Andy and Adriano progressed into the grand final where the two of them locked horns through three gruelling rounds. Adriano eventually won via unanimous decision and lifted the inaugural REBEL FC Welterweight Champions’ Cup. For Andy, despite losing, he can take comfort he did well against two tough opponents (Makoto and Adriano). It was a moral victory and catapulted Andy back into the MMA limelight after not competing in MMA for 6 years.

The night also saw another prestigious bout – the interim REBEL FC Featherweight championship fight where the title holder will go up against reigning REBEL FC Featherweight champion, Kleber Koike of Brazil. Rodolfo Marques Diniz of Australia had the honour of being the interim REBEL FC Featherweight Champion after defeating Nagakura Tatsunao of Japan. The win was a controversial one as Nagakura was deemed to have given Rodolfo an illegal soccer kick and therefore disqualified during the first round.

In another main fight of the night, rising young China star, Niu Kang Kang defeated Akhmad Donchev of Russia via TKO in the first round after an intense back and forth showcase of kicking, grappling and punching prowess from both fighters.

Full Results for Quest for Glory

1. International Match 1 (Featherweight Division, 66kg) - Rustam Abdurakhmanov鲁斯塔姆·阿布杜拉曼诺夫, Russia VS Jiahefu Wuziazebieke加合甫·吾孜阿孜别克, China

Winner – Jiahefu, Round 3, Unanimous Decision

2. International Match 2 (Featherweight Division, 66 kg) - Mario Sismundo马里奥·西斯门多, Philippines VS Han Guojun韩国军, China

Winner – Han Guo Jun, Round 3, Unanimous Decision

3. International Match 3 (Featherweight Division, 66kg) - Marcio Andrade马斯奥·安达迪, Brazil VS

Ermek Tlauov 叶尔麦克, Kazakhstan

Winner – Marcio Andrade, Round 3, Unanimous Decision

4. Welterweight Semi-Final 1 (77kg) - Andy Wang王安迪, China VS Makoto Maeda前田诚, Japan

Winner – Andy Wang, Round 3, Unanimous Decision

 5. Welterweight Semi-Final 2 (77kg) - Adriano Balby阿德里亚诺·贝尔博, Brazil VS David Hulett大卫·休利特, United States of America

Winner – Adriano Balby, Round 2, Unanimous Decision

 6. International Match 4 (Middleweight Division, 84kg) - Anderson Goncalves安德森·贡萨尔维斯, Brazil VS Donald Njatah Nya唐纳德, Cameroon

Winner – Anderson Goncalves, Round 1, 2.35min, TKO

 7. Bantamweight Special Match (61kg) - Akhmad Donchev阿斯玛特, Russia VS Niu Kang Kang牛康康, China

Winner – Niu Kang Kang, Round 1, 4.56min, TKO

 8. Interim Featherweight (66kg) Title Fight - Rodolfo Marques Diniz鲁道夫·迪尼兹, Brazil VS Nagakura Tatsunao長倉立尚, Japan

Winner – Rodolfo Diniz, Round 1, Nagakura disqualified for illegal soccer kick on Rodolfo Diniz

9. Welterweight (77kg) Tournament Grand Final – Andy Wang VS Adriano Balby

Winner – Adriano Balby, Round 3, Unanimous Decision

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