Central Asia’s Best MMA Prospects

1. Azat Maksum Flyweight

Easily one of the best Flyweight prospects in the world. Special all-around talent with overhand right KO power.

Looks are deceiving as he’s a lean skinny fighter but he’s a killer ready to compete with the best.

Showcased his skills with Brave Combat Federation against solid fighters Flavio de Queiroz and Michael Aljarouj. Put his name on the flyweight map with those impressive finishing wins.


  • KO Power
  • Pacing with the opponent
  • Grappling ability offensive wrestling and defensive
  • Forward boxing and kicking combinations
  • Perfectly timed easy takedowns
  • Smooth transitions

Speak so highly of Azat Maksum he’s the Flyweight version of Shavkat Rakhmonov.

2. Asu Almabaev Flyweight

Grappling prowess dominates opponents. Submitting with rear naked chokes and other submissions.

Central Asia’s #2 Flyweight is a high level Kazakhstan fighter all he needs more recognition by defeating former UFC/Bellator fighters or top flyweight prospects. Winning fights early with submission wins.

Asu Almabaev currently fighting for Brave CF and that’s the best position for him. Brave CF one of the best feeder league promotions out there.

15-2 record biggest win was against former M1-Flyweight Champion Aleksander Doskalchuk at Brave CF 53. Definitely his best performance against a respected champion.

Doskalchuk was giving Asu some problems takedown Almabaev against the cage, Defending the takedowns but in the second round continues to pressure. Leading to second round submission win.

  • Fine tune the wrestling skills center of the ring and cage
  • Add combinations pressuring forward he’ll become deadly
  • Try getting a visa to train at Jackson Wink, Team Alpha Male

3. Alimardan Abdykaarov

Open FC Bantamweight Grand Prix gained my respect after defeated Armenian prospect Ayk Kazaryan, Prospect I have a lot of respect for.

Alimardan is an all-around Bantamweight prospect focuses more on the striking than shooting for takedowns. Beautiful fighter to watch with bright future ahead of him.

For example, fight against Ayk Kazaryan was his best win. Staying right in front of him for three rounds, Bobbing and weaving throwing punches. Successfully made Ayk gassed as his punches were weak and couldn’t get anything going. Nasty hooks and upper cuts.


  • Conditioning
  • Pacing in front of opponent
  • Defending takedowns
  • Upper cuts
  • Striking combinations
  • Powerful punches

Work on

  • Less stiff striking stance
  • defending takedowns
  • crisper boxing


  • 16-6 record
  • three fight winning streak
  • Open FC Bantamweight Grand Prix winner
  • Ayk Kazaryan biggest win

4. Bekzat Almakhan Bantamweight

#2 Central Asia Bantamweight has the speed and grappling advantage to defat most opponents. Only 23 years of age with massive potential.

Appreciate his all-around raw talented skills that can fine-tuned by traveling to New Jersey training at Mark Henry’s gym with Eddie Alvarez, Frankie Edgar, Edson Barboza to name a few. Training with Duane Ludwig at Bang Muay Thai are some gym transfers.

Bezkat coming into his own right now, Finding his fighting style and has worked well for him.

  • 11-1 record
  • 23 years old
  • Fighting for Octagon
  • Great wrestling defense
  • Speed advantage
  • Smooth boxing combinations

5. Altynbek Mamashev

Amazing all-around talent I’ve been following for few years, Born and raised Kyrgyzstan fights for ACA.

Mamashev built like a brick but moves well for his size with smooth boxing

Climb top of the ACA Welterweight rankings in 2022. Currently top 8 ACA welterweight right now but in 2022 with no injuries can earn himself a title shot.

Mamashev is a killer, To be or be killed mentality. Swarming pressure, Good conditioning, KO power.


  • KO power
  • Good conditioning
  • Pressing forward
  • Absorbing punches
  • Beautiful boxing against the cage
  • Wrestling defense and sprawls

Sabit Zhusupov

Kazakhstan Bantamweight prospect trains out of Arlan Pro Team with Kairat Akhmetov as a training partner.

Label Sabit the Dominick Cruz of Kazakhstan. Beautiful techniques of slipping and punching. Staying in the pocket, continuing to fight for three rounds effectively. Staying right in front his opponents entire time, Defending takedowns. Throwing different combinations.

Kazakhstan continuing to be a hot bed for MMA talent as the athletes transition over to Martial Arts.

Sabit doesn’t stand out physically but he’s a technical beast with potential to sign with UFC or One Championship. Make a career for these two promotions.

Biggest win is against Rildeci Dias 24-11 best describes his fighting style. Last win was against Nurbek Abdykadyrov at AMC & EFC: Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov Memory Tournament.

Strengths and Skills

  • Slipping and moving backwards
  • Volume strikes
  • Head movement
  • Creating angles on the feet
  • Strong ability to fight inside the pocket
  • Solid ground & pound ability

6. Ramazonbek Temirov

Uzbekistan #1 Flyweight fighter is gradually making a name for himself fighting for the Muradov Professional League.

Biggest win was against Mikhail Sirbu #1 Balkans Flyweight.

Latest win was against Argen Maratbek Uulu (Top Ten Central Asia flyweight prospect) masterful performance with first round KO. No match on the ground as Temirov prevented the takedown, Good sprawl than ground & pound KO.


  • Wrestling defense
  • Speed kills
  • Nasty roundhouse kicks
  • Good at take creative striking chances
  • Slipping inside & out of the pocket
  • Solid ground & pound

Temurov all he needs is an opportunity to fight for Eagle FC, ACA, One Championship.

7. Adilet Nurmatov

Central Asia top Featherweight prospect. Master in shoot to wrestling than ground & pound wrestling.

Biggest win is against Oron Kahlon (Israel Top prospect) easy work against him, First round ground and pound finish.

Nurmatov can’t takedown his opponent easily he’s perfectly fine with stand up fighting. Fast pace punches walking into chaos than slipping out. Insane conditioning, Constantly fighting.

24 years old 8-2 record will only keep getting better. All-Around talent advise him to work on his striking, Learn

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