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Will a fighter from Turkmenistan make it to the top of Bellator?

On April 16, 2021 the next Bellator 255 tournament will be held, where Cory Anderson will fight against Turkmenistan fighter Dovletzhan Yagshimuradov. For the Turkmen fighter this is his debut fight in the organization. And he will be opposed by a serious contender. But even in this case, Yagshimuradov still has a chance to win.

The fighter already has a number of achievements. Thus, he became the first representative of Turkmenistan to win the title of champion in the ASV, and then in the ASA. Born in 1989, Dovletjan started to study karate at the age of 6 and became Turkmenistan's champion among athletes of his age category at the age of 11. Then there was service in the state armed forces and the rank of staff sergeant, and then the start of a professional sports career in Kharkov (Ukraine), where he achieved excellent results and won a championship. And in March, 2012, during the tournament Oplot Challenge 1, the athlete had his first professional fight with Rudolf Kriz. The result of the fight was a draw. In total, Yagshimuradov fought 13 bouts in 2012-2013, 9 of which were won by the Turkmen sportsman.

Dovletzhan made his debut in ASV in 2017. It was quite successful - the Turkmen athlete managed to defeat Dan Konecki by TKO already in the 2nd round. In the same 2017 the achieved success was consolidated by two more victorious fights. Yagshimuradov won the ASW featherweight title by defeating Batraz Agnaev in the third round. Later, twice more Dovletzhan managed to defend his title.

At the moment the Bellator 255 debutant is training at the "Alabai" sports club in Kharkov and also periodically visits with the same purpose the Dagestan "Highlander", where Magomed Ankalaev and Bozigit Ataev participate in the training camp together with him. At the time of his Bellator debut, Yagshimuradov has an 18-5-1 record and already this week his list of victories may be added to another one.

The athlete himself, relying on the Almighty, is ready to win - the main thing is to strike the decisive blow.

Source: turkmenistan.gov.tm based on Metaratings

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