Kazakhstan Shavkat Rakhmonov will defend the championship title on June 28 at the M-1 Challenge 102 tournament in the Kazakh capital, reports Prosports.kz, referring to Kazinform.
"Under the terms of the agreement, Shavkat Rakhmonov will be promoted to UFC supreme combat league after defending the championship title. He has repeatedly argued that he has earned the right to join the world elite of MMA, become the youngest amateur champion and win championship titles in international promotions such as BATTLE OF NOMADS and M-1 Global. We look forward to the upcoming fight. Shavkat, along with personal trainer Bayan Zhangalov, has already begun to prepare for the fight. According to preliminary information, the Brazilian Tiago Varezhao becomes an opponent of Shavkat Rakhmonov, "said Asylbek Dyusenov, vice president of the United MMA Federation of Kazakhstan.
The Vice President of the Federation, Anatoly Kim, emphasized again that the support of professional MMA fighters in Kazakhstan has long needed more systematic development. For this purpose, the public association "BE STRONG PROMOTION" was founded, which will turn talented amateur fighters into professionals.
"Starting this year, we entered a new era when our association was headed by Galimzhan Yesenov, who brought like-minded people together under his wing. The MMA Association has always considered the development of amateur sport to be their main task, but we have tried to increase the level of professional sports in Kazakhstan. To this end, the association organizes in Kazakhstan as big international tournaments as M-1 Global. Now, as the development of Amateur MMA becomes one of the primary state tasks, personally, as President of BE STRONG PROMOTION, I can focus more on the professional MMA. Kazakhstan has a large number of talented amateur athletes who dream of becoming professional. For this reason, we have set up an advertising organization, which, under the auspices of the United MMA Federation and the Association of Martial Arts Kazakhstan, has promoted talented amateur fighters to professionals, "added Asylbek Dyusenov.
Head coach of the National Team of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the MMA and personal trainer of the newly crowned Master Bayan Zhangalov shared his impressions of his station: "During my coaching career, I met no more diligent and disciplined athlete. He trains more and more than others. Again, Shavkat is preparing for 100%. We use advanced scientific developments in the training process and want to constantly evolve. "
The M-1 Challenge 102 tournament takes place in Kazakhstan
The Kazakh fighter may change to UFC in the summer if the M-1 Global title is defended