MMA fighter from Uzbekistan dies after fight in Chechnya 

MMA fighter from Uzbekistan dies after fight in Chechnya

The young athlete died in the hospital from a stroke.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Uzbekistan Bekzod Nurmatov died three days ago, having lost the fight to Beslan Isaev at the Absolute Championship Akhmat anniversary tournament (ASA 100) in Grozny. The athlete fell into a coma after a stroke, after which died in a Russian hospital, TASS reports.

According to the athlete’s relatives, his body will be delivered to Uzbekistan on Tuesday, when the funeral is planned. 

Nurmatov began his career in December 2016, won 11 of 13 fights. The athlete won amateur competitions, and also became the owner of the World Cup in hand-to-hand combat.

On October 4, Nurmatov fought against Isaev, who made his debut in MMA in 2004 and won in 13 of 14 fights.



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