Photo: Yana Chernenko
Eight Champions of Russia op mixed martial arts (MMA) will go to the European championship in Spain. About it reported in a press release received by the editors”.ru”.
Russia will be represented by the following athletes: Shahmuhametova Magomedrasul (up to 56,7 kg), Gasimov Gasim (up to 61.2 kg), Kazikhanov Musa (up to 65,8 kg), lobster Islam (to 70,3 kg), Magomedov Samadhan (up 77,1 kg), Haji Umargaliev (to 84 kg), Muslim Magomedov (up to 93 kg), Koniev Rizwan (over 93 kg).
Vice-President of the MMA Union of Russia Boris Buriev before the start of the European championship said about the changes in the near future, expect the MMA. “We decided that on the European championship, which kicks off on October 12 in Guadalajara, our country will present the first numbers of Russian national team that was supposed to go to the world Cup. At the European championship held under the WMMAA auspices, while there are still conditions the possible admission of athletes with a professional record,” he said.
Also Buriev noted that after the November world championship MMA moves in the “Olympic family.” “The world Cup in November will be the starting point, after which there will be a number of changes that will affect the admission conditions, rules, weight class, sports and technical regulations, introduced women’s sports, might change regulations and so on. Further major changes will give our sport a new face. It is connected with the recognition by all national federations common goal — adoption of the Olympic Charter. MMA starts to move to the Olympic family,” said Vice-President.
The European championship on MMA will take place from 12 to 13 October in Guadalajara (Spain).
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