We do have a few MMA guys. We do train MMa and combat sambo in addition to sport oriented sambo.
It was a four man tournament - novice division (guys with less than 3 MMA fights). So, he had two fights to win the tournament. It was intended to be an 8 man tourny, but there were 12 fighters there, so they created a second 4 man event.
The "belt" means much less that the wins to me. Especially on the amateur level. But, it is a nice prize.