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FORMER WMMAA WORLD CHAMPION RAKHMONOV WINS M-1 TITLE; KAZAKH MMA ON THE RISE

 

Kazakh athlete Shavkat Rakhmonov extended his professional MMA record to 11-0 on April 30, winning the vacant M-1 welterweight championship as the latest international amateur standout to progress and earn an established pro title.

IMMAF president Kerrith Brown was in attendance at M-1 Challenge 101, alongside M-1 founder and WMMAA president Vadim Finkelstein. Taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the main event saw Rakhmonov secure a second round TKO stoppage over Russian opponent, Daniil Prikaza. Rakhmonov’s success as a professional MMA champion succeeds his amateur triumphs as a former WMMAA World and Asian Championships title winner.

The International MMA Federation (IMMAF) and World MMA Association (WMMAA) announced an amalgamation in 2018 to form the world’s unified MMA governing body. In addition to attending the M-1 Challenge event, the respective leaders of IMMAF and WMMAA joined meetings with the government department Martial Arts Association of Kazakhstan and national MMA regulator, the Association of Unified MMA Federations of Kazakhstan.

 

Read more: https://www.immaf.org/former-wmmaa-world-champion-rakhmonov-wins-m-1-title-kazakh-mma-on-the-rise/