World MMA championships: the best fighter award
The World MMA Championships became the history now. The event was highlighted by outstanding results of the National MMA Team of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Suffice it to say that the team of this country had never conquered that much precious metal. 2 championship belts accompanied by 3 silver and 3 bronze medals secured the second place overall among the best national teams presented in Astana.
One of the most prominent athletes that was able to shine among tens of other aspiring young fighters was Sanzhar Adilov from Kazakhstan. This flyweight had to overcome a lot of adversity en route to the finals of this newly established weight category. In his debut he defeated Denis Bondar (Ukraine), then he dismantled Mukhriddin Soataliev (Uzbekistan) by technical knockout. In the semifinals it was the turn of Azatbek Anarbai Uulu (Kyrgyzstan). In the finals Kazakhstani athlete locked horns with Umedulo Urfonov from Tajikistan. Unanimous Decision victory brought Sanzhar Adilov inaugural gold in the weight category of 56,7 kg.
But not only that. This astounding feat was well noticed by the representatives of the federations whose fighters participated in this main amateur MMA event of the year. Unanimously they chose the young world champion as the best fighter of the whole championships.
WMMAA would like to congratulate Sanzhar Adilov with this double achievement and hopefully this is but a first step in his legacy. More is yet to come! Congrats, champ!
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