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The younger son-in-law of the President Shavkat Mirziyoev has been elected as the head of the newly created Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Central Asian Confederation, which will be headquartered in Tashkent.

Otabek Umarov, who is married to the President's younger daughter, was elected at a conference of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation in Kazakhstan on February 6-8.

The confederation unites the national MMA associations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

Umarov already heads Uzbekistan's MMA Assocation and is the deputy head of Shavkat Mirziyoev's personal security service and serves as an informal ambassador at events with foreign dignitaries.

In March he was also chosen to chair the Triathlon Federation of Uzbekistan.

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