25-year-old Jamshid Kenzhayev, an MMA champion in Uzbekistan, has sadly died.
According to The Sun, the fighter was savagely attacked by bouncers at the Aurum 898 nightclub in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Bouncers initially stopped Kenzhayev when he allegedly tried bringing a knife into the club with him. However, the MMA fighter tried to enter again, prompting a group of 12 bouncers to brutally beat him.
After knocking him to the ground, the bouncers began raining punches and kicks down on Kenzhayev. Then, the switched to using baseball bats and a bar stool to continue their attack. They later dragged him to a gutter to beat him once again, before finally leaving him in a pool of blood. Some reports also claim that the bouncers stabbed him several times with his own knife during the attack. While paramedics took him to the hospital, he died soon after.
Police are now investigating the attack as a possible murder, and they already detained one of the bouncers involved.
Outside of MMA, Jamshid Kenzhayev was also a former national team freestyle wrestler and he even represented Uzbekistan at the Asian Games.
We wish the best to his friends and family as they move through this tough time.
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