Astana hosts World MMA Championships
Kazakh capital Astana is to host World MMA Championships 6-7 October, according to fightnetwork.com.
"More than 100 rising MMA stars, representing 26 different countries, will compete for world titles in eight weight classes at the 5th World MMA Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan," said the official announcement.
Female amateur fighters will be divided into two weight classes, marking the debut of women at the World MMA Championships.
The countries competing in the 5th World MMA Championships are the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, France, Spain, Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan. China, Czech Republic, Belarus, Tajikistan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, India, South Korea, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Russia.
The event will be broadcast live by Kazakh national television companies and some international sports TV channels.