August 23, 1990 |
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Style||Freestyle, Pankration, Hand-to-hand combat|
|Fighting out of||Omsk, Siberia, Russia|
|Team||RusFighters Sport Club (Saturn Prof.MMA team)
BJ Penn's MMA
Reign Training Center
HB Ultimate Training Center
|Rank||Master of Sports in HTHC|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Competitor for Russia|
|World Combat Games|
|Gold||2010 Beijing||-80 kg|
|Gold||2010 Kraków||-75 kg|
Andrey Koreshkov (Russian: Андрей Корешков, born August 23, 1990) is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division in the Bellator Fighting Championships. Koreshkov is one of the few Russian fighters who does not practice sambo or freestyle wrestling.
Mixed martial arts career
Koreshkov made his professional debut in October 2010. Prior to his debut with Bellator, he competed exclusively in his native Russia and compiled an undefeated record of 8-0 (5 TKOs, 3 submissions) with none of his fights going to a decision.
The MMA news site Bloody Elbow listed Koreshkov as the top welterweight prospect in their 2012 MMA scouting report.
Bellator Fighting Championships
In the semifinals of the tournament, Koreshkov won via Technical Knockout, defeating Marius Zaromskis in the first round.
Koreshkov faced Lyman Good in the final of the tournament and won via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
In March 2014, Koreshkov entered the Bellator season ten welterweight tournament. He faced Nah-Shon Burrell in the quarterfinal match on March 14, 2014 at Bellator 112. He won the fight via TKO during the first minute of the first round.
Koreshkov was expected to face Sam Oropeza on May 2, 2014 in Welterweight tournament finals at Bellator 118. Oropeza, however, was injured and replaed by Justin Baesman. Koreshkov won via knockout due to a flying knee in the first round.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed Martial Arts
- Bellator Fighting Championships
- International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
- 2010 FILA Pankration World Championships Senior Gold Medalist.
- Russian Union of Martial Arts
- Bronze Medalist in Russian Hand-to-hand combat Championships.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|18 matches||17 wins||1 loss|
|Win||17–1||Adam McDonough||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 122||July 25, 2014||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States||Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament Final|
|Win||16–1||Justin Baesman||KO (flying knee)||Bellator 118||May 2, 2014||1||1:41||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal|
|Win||15–1||Nah-Shon Burrell||TKO (knee and punches)||Bellator 112||March 14, 2014||1||0:41||Hammond, Indiana, United States||Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||14–1||David Gomez||Decision (unanimous)||FEFoMP: Battle Empires 3||December 14, 2013||3||5:00||Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia|
|Loss||13–1||Ben Askren||TKO (punches)||Bellator 97||July 31, 2013||4||2:58||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States||For Bellator Welterweight Championship|
|Win||13–0||Lyman Good||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 82||November 30, 2012||3||5:00||Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Final|
|Win||12–0||Marius Žaromskis||KO (punches)||Bellator 78||October 26, 2012||1||2:14||Dayton, Ohio, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||11–0||Jordan Smith||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 74||September 28, 2012||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||10–0||Derrick Krantz||TKO (knee and punches)||Bellator 69||May 18, 2012||3||0:51||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||9–0||Tiawan Howard||KO (punches)||Bellator 63||March 30, 2012||1||1:26||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Win||8–0||Kyacey Uscola||TKO (punches)||FEFoMP: Battle of Empires||December 17, 2011||1||4:03||Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Tadas Aleksonis||Submission (anaconda choke)||Union of Veterans of Sport: Russia vs. Europe||November 19, 2011||2||4:25||Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Todor Zhelezkov||TKO (punches)||FEFoMP: Open Championship of Vladivostok||May 28, 2011||1||3:46||Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Eldad Levi||TKO (punches)||FEFoMP: Mayor's Cup 2011||May 7, 2011||2||3:47||Khabarovsk, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Abdula Dadaev||Submission (armbar)||League S-70: Sambo 70 vs. Spain||April 21, 2011||1||N/A||Moscow, Moscow Oblast, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Eduardo Conceicao||KO (knee)||Fight Festival 30||March 12, 2011||1||0:11||Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland|
|Win||2–0||Anzor Kardanov||KO (knee and punches)||Union of Veterans of Sport: Cup of Friendship||December 4, 2010||1||2:03||Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk Oblast, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Alexey Aranzaev||Submission (armbar)||FEFoMP: Open Championship of Vladivostok||October 23, 2010||1||1:00||Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia|
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