Tajikistan Amateur MMA Championship «Dushanbe Cup-2020»

TAJMMAF host National Amateur Championships at end of March without spectators in wake of Coronavirus.

As an independent national sport governing body, the Mixed Martial Arts Federation of the Republic of Tajikistan (TAJMMAF) hosted its Amateur MMA Championship under the title of “Dushanbe Cup-2020” on 28-29 March in Dushanbe city.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with the recommendations of local government and IMMAF statement on Coronavirus, TAJMMAF held amateur MMA championship in a restricted manner only among Men 18+, and without spectators and fans at the capital level, although in Tajikistan there is not any case of Coronavirus infection.

Despite these limitations, TAJMMAF met its expectations from the talented competitors who contested with great enthusiasm, inspiration, and respect for each other, and strived to show their best skills to become a champion.

Moreover, for the further development of Amateur MMA in Tajikistan and selection of the best sportsmen for the international competitions and IMMAF world championships, in coordination with IMMAF partners, TAJMMAF is planning to organize a National Amateur MMA Championship, soon.   

It is of note that after two-and-a-half years of MMA being subject to a temporary ban in Tajikistan, on November 15, 2019 TAJMMAF obtained official accreditation from the Sports Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Since then, the Mixed Martial Arts Federation of the Republic of Tajikistan, has been headquartered in the National Olympic Committee, under the presidency of Davron Juraev Muzafarovich, and has been actively operating as an independent sports federation and official representative of IMMAF in Tajikistan.

[via TAJMMAF press release]

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