The Central Asian MMA Championship ends with the triumph of the Uzbekistan team
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The Central Asian MMA Confederation announced the results of the first Central Asian Championship in mixed martial arts, held at the arena of the Manezh sports complex in Nukus. The competition was attended by 54 fighters from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Commenting on the event, the head of the Central Asian MMA Confederation Otabek Umarov noted: “Unfortunately, Karakalpakstan has not yet been spoiled by the holding of international tournaments, and this situation needs to be corrected. CAMMAC 2021 is just the first step in this direction, but it turned out bright and confident. The arrival of the President of the International MMA Federation Kerritt Brown to the championship means a lot both for us and for the fans - it immediately raised the status and prestige of the competition, inspired coaches and fighters. I sincerely congratulate the Uzbek athletes on the first place in the team competition, but I want to note that absolutely all countries demonstrate powerful progress in preparation, which directly affected the spectacularity of the fights. "
The highest step of the podium was taken by Ersulton Shakenbaev (up to 52.2 kg, Kazakhstan), Jamshid Tillaev (up to 56 kg, Uzbekistan), Erkebulan Begasilu (up to 61 kg, Kazakhstan), Shukurzhon Rustamov (up to 65.8 kg, Uzbekistan), Nemat Asadov (up to 70.3 kg, Kazakhstan), Munis Muminjonov (up to 77 kg, Uzbekistan), Zokirzhon Mamarasulov (up to 83.9 kg, Uzbekistan), Khusan Rakhimov (up to 93 kg, Uzbekistan), Hasan Rakhimov (up to 120.2 kg, Uzbekistan), Ikhtiyor Kholmurodov (120.2+ kg, Uzbekistan).
In total, 40 people in 10 weight categories were awarded the Central Asian Championship in mixed martial arts. The tournament was served by a panel of judges of 15 referees led by two IMMAF judges from Russia.