Video: Senegalese Heavyweight Phenom ‘Reug Reug’ Dominates In His Second MMA Win

Senegalese wrestling star turned MMA fighter Oumar Kane, AKA “Reug Reug,” earned his second professional MMA victory at ONE Championship: Unbreakable on Friday in Singapore. “Reug Reug” secured the win by first-round ground and pound stoppage over Alain Ngalani.

With his background in Senegalese wrestling — a sport that is similar in many ways to MMA — “Reug Reug” has legitimate combat sports skills to complement his impressive physique. At 6’4″ and weighing in at the heavyweight limit of 265 pounds, he is a scary specimen and an exciting prospect.

After quickly taking the fight to the mat, the Sengalese star unleashed a series of strikes on Ngalani, prompting the stoppage.

Kane announced his arrival to MMA with a spectacular debut win at ARES FC 1 in December 2019. He used his wrestling and prodigious athletic talents to slam his way out of submissions en route to a second-round TKO of the much more experienced Sofiane Boukichou.

“Reug Reug” was initially linked to a potential April 2021 fight with Brazilian jiu-jitsu standout Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida. That fight would have been Buchecha’s long-awaited MMA debut.

Ben Coate

Ben has been involved with grappling, whether through wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu, essentially his entire life. After wrestling throughout his childhood, Ben found Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a young adult and quickly fell in love. He has been training for over ten years and currently holds the rank of brown belt, and remains involved in both the MMA and BJJ scene. Ben has been writing about combat sports since 2017. He has interviewed and profiled some of MMA's biggest stars, including multiple UFC champions.

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