Kairat Akhmetov comes from a Greco Roman wrestling background and was a Kazakhstan national champion in Greco Roman wrestling. Akhmetov started his professional MMA career in perfect fashion, taking the Eastern European scene by storm and winning his first 22 fights.
He still reigns undefeated after capturing the ONE Flyweight World Championship from Adriano Moraes in 2015, and holds the best record of any fighter in the entire flyweight division today. He has spent the majority of his career competing in Kazakhstan, but has now beaten opponents from as far afield as Turkey, France, China, Brazil, and Japan.
Akhmetov trains at Alash Pride in Almaty, Kazakhstan, but he has also spent time at Jackson Winkeljohn MMA in Albuquerque, which is widely regarded as one of the best fight camps in the United States.