THE FIRE KYLIN
HEIGHT: 184 CM
WEIGHT: 77 KG
Wang Sai had an active childhood. He loved basketball, swimming and climbing mountains while schooling. He also developed an interest in martial arts after watching Bruce Lee and Jet Li movies. After watching a movie titled Sanda King, Wang Sai decided to learn Sanda at the age of 16. He later transitioned to MMA after attending a few MMA events in China. He felt MMA offered something fresh with its mix of different styles and that the techniques, especially ground fighting ones, are useful in any situation, be it for self-defence or competition. He competed in his first professional MMA fight in 2009.
Wang Sai will be contesting REBEL FC’s inaugural Middleweight (84kg) title against Adriano ‘The Rock’ Balby of Brazil. Balby is REBEL FC’s current welterweight (77kg) champion and he will be going up one weight class to fight Wang. Wang is currently on a roll, having defeated Konstantin Linnik of Ukraine in REBEL 8 – A Warrior’s Return in the 1st round with a guillotine choke.
He sees his experience in several high-level competitions, including the UFC, and his all-rounded striking and ground fighting skills in allowing him to hold his own against equally or more seasoned MMA professionals. Also, years of competing against the best has trained him to be calm and more analytical when contesting a match. Balby is of a similar background, with a base in striking. Theirs will be a spectacle for those who prefer ferocious punch-kick combos.