Shahzaib Rindh will be in action at Gamebred MMA 3 tonight (local time) in Florida. The Pakistani is booked for a bare knuckle MMA bout with Carlos Guerra.

He will be sharing a fight card with some A listers from the world of MMA. In the main event former UFC heavyweight champions Junior dos Santos and Fabricio Werdum are set to face off.

The event is set for the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena and, as always with these Gamebred events that Jorge Masvidal promotes, the fights will all be bare knuckle.

MMA debut

Rindh will be making his MMA debut. The Pakistani has experience in karate and kickboxing but his background is in wushu and he is a six times national champion in his homeland.

These days Rindh is based in Miami and has been appearing regularly on Karate Combat cards there. He trains at the Goat Shed gym which is home to UFC stars Gillian Robertson and Francisco Prado.

Rindh will be making his debut but his opponent has extensive experience in MMA, albeit with limited success. Guerra’s record stands at 3-7 and he has lost his last six fights, although he has enjoyed some success in bare knuckle boxing during this period.


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Hostile reception

With 47,1000 Instagram followers Rindh already has a fanbase in Pakistan. He made headlines in his homeland after winning his first two fights on Karate Combat.

Fighting for Jorge Masvidal’s promotion represents a step up for the 25 year old, at least in terms if exposure. The VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville has a 15,000 capacity and has hosted several UFC cards.

It is the venue in which Weili Zhang was mercilessly booed and it will be interesting to see whether a hostile reception awaits Rindh. There was hostility in the air at the weigh ins as he and his opponent exchanged some unpleasant sounding words.

Rindh’s first recorded fight was a kickboxing bout at ONE Warrior Series 10. He was stopped by Oleksandr Moisa in the third round and subsequently transitioned to competitive karate.

The Pakistani makes his MMA debut in Florida tonight (local time) and with fans tuning in to see some big name UFC veterans he will be hoping to make a big impression.