World No. 12 Yogeshwar Dutt went down 0-3 on points to Mandakhnaran Ganzorig of Mongolia in their opening bout of the 2016 Olympic Games, which was the qualification round of the men's 65 kg wrestling category. Ganzorig later lost in the quarter-finals which meant Dutt was not in contention for a bronze through repechage.

The match started with a flurry of deadlocks as both wrestlers went for a series of grapples. Dutt was given a passivity penalty and given 30 seconds to score a point, failing which the Mongolian world No. 12 would be awarded a point. After the period ended, Ganzorig led by a point as Dutt was unable to score.

Ganzorig's staunch defence continued as Dutt upped the ante in the second period. The Mongolian then reversed Dutt's hold to register a take-down as Ganzorig led by three points now. Dutt, despite his best efforts, was unable to take his opponent down as the bout came to an end.