Kazakhstan dominates World MMA Association 2016 Asian Championships

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MONTE CARLO, Monaco (August 12, 2016)– Kazakhstan dominated the recent second annual World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Asian Championships, capturing top honors in five of seven weight classes, at the Hwasoon Culture and Sports Center in the Republic of South Korea.

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Individual Kazak winners were bantamweight Azama Markabayev, featherweight Ismail Geroyev, welterweight Goyti Dazaev, light heavyweight Eerkinbek Injel and heavyweight Mohmad Sulimanov. The other 2016 individual champions are Kyrgyzstan lightweight Ilias Chyngyzbek Uulu and Uzbekistan middleweight Nursulton Ruziboev.

Individual team competition was held in accordance with the “Official Rules of Mixed Martial Arts Competition, subject to WMMAA approval. Including revisions, additions and clarifications of certain clauses. Matches were held in accordance with the Olympic system including two third-places in each of the seven weight divisions.

Following Kazakhstan in the final team standings were, in order, South Korea and Kyrgyzstan. See below:

Final Team Standings

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th Total

Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 66

South Korea 0 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 58

Kyrgyzstan 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 49

Uzbekistan 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 32

Tajikistan 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 21

China 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 19

Team scoring was awarded by the maximum amount of points scored by individual team members on the following basis: 1st – 10, 2nd – 8, 3rd – 6, 4th – 5, 5th – 4, 6th – 3, 7th – 2, 8th – 1




2016 WMMAA ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP OFFICIAL RESULTS

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BANTAMWEIGHTS (134 ½ LBS. / -61.2 KG):

  • 1. Azama Markabayev (Kazakhstan)
  • 2.Alimarden Abdykaarov (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 3. Lee Jongkwan (South Korea)
  • 3. Rustam Magdiev (Uzbekistan)

FEATHERWEIGHTS (145 LBS. / -65.8 KG):

  • 1. Ismail Geroyev (Kazakhstan)
  • 2. Alisher Garibshoev (Tajikistan)
  • 3. Kim Jongkwan (South Korea)
  • 3. Yang Jihwan (South Korea)

LIGHTWEIGHTS (154 ½ LBS. / -70.3 KG):

  • 1. Ilisas Chyngyzbek Uulu (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 2. Neimat Asadov (Kazakhstan)
  • 3. Alihon Khasanov (Uzbekistan)
  • 3. Jang Ikhwan (South Korea)

WELTERWEIGHTS (169 ½ LBS. / -77.1 KG):

  • 1. Goyti Dazaev (Kazakhstan)
  • 2. Mavlonzhon Balataev (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 3. Im Jin Yong (South Korea)
  • 3. Jiang Tao (China)

MIDDLEWEIGHTS (185 LBS. / -84.0 KG):

  • 1. Nursulton Ruziboev (Uzbekistan)
  • 2. Baurzhan Kuanyshbayev (Kazakhstan)
  • 3. Tologon Rakhmanberdi Uulu (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 3. Kim Yi Sak (South Korea)

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS (205 LBS. / -93.0 KG):

  • 1. Erkinbek Injel (Kazakhstan)
  • 2. Kwak Yun Sub (South Korea)
  • 3. Dilovar Nasyrov (Tajikistan)
  • 3. Daniiar Zarylbek Uulu (Kyrgyzstan)

HEAVYWEIGHTS (+205 LBS. / +93.0 KG):

  • 1. Mohmad Sulimanov (Kazakhstan)
  • 2. Maksat Musabaev (Kyrgyzstan)
  • 3. Amin Ergashev (Uzbekistan)
  • 4. Kim Changhee (South Korea)

All individual first-place winners were awarded special championship belts and medals, second and third-place finishers received a medal and certificate. Teams that finished among the top three in the final standings were awarded cups and certificates.

Schedule of Major 2016 MMA Events

http://wmmaa.org/events/

Sept. 14-16 – European MMA Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia

http://wmmaa.org/events/31/

Oct. 7-9 – Inaugural Pan-American Championships in Santiago, Chile

http://wmmaa.org/news/design-chosen-for-the-2016-pan-american-championship-950/

Oct. 20-21 – MMM Championships in Saint Petersburg, Russia


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