Andrey Koreshkov

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Andrey Koreshkov
Андрей Корешков
Born (1990-08-23) August 23, 1990 (age 24)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other names Spartan
Residence Omsk, Russia
Nationality Russian[1]
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)[1]
Division Welterweight
Lightweight
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Style Freestyle, Pankration, Hand-to-hand combat
Fighting out of Omsk, Siberia, Russia[1]
Team RusFighters Sport Club (Saturn Prof.MMA team)[1]
BJ Penn's MMA
Reign Training Center
HB Ultimate Training Center
Black House
Trainer Alexander Shlemenko
Rank Master of Sports in HTHC
Years active 2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 18
Wins 17
By knockout 10
By submission 3
By decision 4
Losses 1
By knockout 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Andrey Koreshkov
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Pankration
World Combat Games
Gold 2010 Beijing -80 kg
World Championships
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[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[2]

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

In January 2012, it was announced that Koreshkov would make his U.S. debut for Bellator Fighting Championships.[3]

In his debut, Koreshkov faced Tiawan Howard on March 30, 2012 at Bellator LXIII.[4] He won via KO in the first round.

Andrey next faced Derrick Krantz on May 18, 2012 at Bellator LXIX.[5] He won the fight via TKO in the third round.

Andrey then faced Jordan Smith on September 28, 2012 at Bellator LXXIV. He defeated Smith after 3 rounds, earning Koreshkov won a unanimous decision victory.[6]

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).

Koreshkov faced Ben Askren in a bout for the Bellator Welterweight Championship on July 31, 2013 at Bellator 97.[7] He lost the fight via TKO in the fourth round.

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.[8] 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.

In the finals, Koreshkov met Adam McDonough at Bellator 122 on July 25, 2014.[9] He won the fight via unanimous decision, securing his second tournament win and title shot.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed Martial Arts[edit]

Pankration[edit]

Hand-to-hand combat[edit]

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Bronze Medalist in Russian Hand-to-hand combat Championships.[10]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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)[11] 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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