Guan Wang will be looking to extend the 11-0-1 record that marks him as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in China, when he takes on Brazilian Sandro Da Silva (3-2). Their rematch will headline RUFF 10 on Aug. 24 in Shanghai.
The event, which is set for the Hongkou Indoor Stadium, also sees the return of Zhang Meixuan and Rodrigo Caporal, who, like Wang, were crowned inaugural RUFF superfight champions in February.
Meixuan (5-1) won the flyweight strap and will be returning to action to take on Ya Fei (1-1). Lightweight title winner Rodrigo Caporal (9-4) has won five fights out of five for RUFF and will be looking to continue this winning streak when he goes up against Russian wrestler Rasul Khairulaev (1-0).
RUFF’s second season of fights got underway in May, meaning that there is a new set of superfight titles at stake. The defending champions will have to work their way back into contention for a second time, so all the fights on Aug. 24 will be three-round affairs.
Also on the card will be top Chinese lightweight Wu Hoatian (12-4-1), who will be looking to rebound from his superfight loss to Caporal at RUFF 8 when he takes on Mongolian Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin (0-1).
Li Jixiang (4-3) is another fighter on the comeback trail after the disappointment of losing out on both the RUFF light heavyweight belt and the one million RMB prize money that went with it when Zilong Zhao defeated him in February.
Jixiang claimed a decision win over Zhao only a few months previously, but suffered a first-round armbar loss in their high stakes rematch at RUFF 8. He returns to action for the first time since that devastating defeat to take on Mongolian newcomer Ganbayar Tumurkhuyag.
Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation 10
August 24, 2013
Hongkou Indoor Stadium
-Wang Guan vs. Sandro Da Silva
-Rodrigo Caporal vs. Rasul Khairulaev
-Zhang Meixuan vs. Ya Fei
-Lv Zhenhong vs. Hanjie
-Wu Haotian vs. Amartuvshin Khuukkenkhuu
-Zhao Yanfei vs. Ning Guangyou
-Amurijirigala vs. Liu Xiaoyang
-Gao Yuan vs. Jiang Zhouwen
-Li Jixiang vs. Ganbayar Tumurkhuyag
-WuLalibieke Baheibieke vs. Song Yadong
-Bao Yinna vs. Yang Jianbing