Vyacheslav Vasilevsky

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Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
Вячеслав Василевский.jpg
Born Vyacheslav Nikolaevich Vasilevsky
(1988-06-16) June 16, 1988 (age 26)
Zelenogorsk, Russian SFSR, USSR[1]
Other names The Crushin Russian [2]
Saint Fist
Slava
Nationality Russia Russian
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)[2]
Division Middleweight (current)
Light Heavyweight
Reach 74 in (188 cm)
Fighting out of Fairfield, New Jersey
Team Red Fury fight team
Tiger Muay Thai
Trainer Murat Keshtov
Grappling: Rustam Chsiev
Rank 1st Razryad Grand Master in Combat Sambo
     Black Belt in Judo
     Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active 2008–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 25
Wins 23
By knockout 9
By submission 7
By decision 7
Losses 2
By decision 2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Vyacheslav Vasilevsky
Medal record
Competitor for  Russia
Men's Combat Sambo
World Championships
Gold 2013 St. Petersburg -90 kg
Gold 2012 Minsk -90 kg
Gold 2010 Tashkent -90 kg
Gold 2009 Thessaloniki -90 kg
European Championships
Gold 2014 Bucharest -90 kg
Gold 2008 Tbilisi -90 kg
Russian Championships
Silver 2014 Ulan-Ude -90 kg
Gold 2013 Gubkin -90 kg
Gold 2012 Moscow -90 kg
Gold 2010 Krasnokamsk -90 kg
Gold 2009 Kstovo -90 kg
Silver 2008 St. Petersburg -90 kg

Vyacheslav "Crushin Russian" Vasilevsky[2] is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Vasilevsky has amassed an 23-2 professional record. He is the inaugural M-1 Global Light Heavyweight World Champion.

Biography and career[edit]

Vasilevsky was born and raised in the Siberian closed town of Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai. He began training in judo at age 9, ultimately becoming the junior judo champion of Krasnoyarsk Krai, earned national youth judo championship medals, and becoming the judo champion of Siberia as an adult.[1] By age 19, he was training in boxing and combat sambo, and his success in combat sambo led to invitations to compete in MMA. With just 10 days of preparation, he won a first-round submission victory over Ladislav Zak[4] with a rear naked choke hold.[1]

His next fight was against Spaniard Daniel Tabera which he lost by unanimous decision.[5] Vasilevsky has only lost on one other occasion, losing another unanimous decision to Maiquel Falcão. amassing 15 victories in a row before the loss to Falcao, and since then has went 2-0 with both wins coming by TKO. Vasilevsky currently holds 7 wins by KO/TKO, 5 by submission, and 6 by Decision.

Due Vyacheslav's extensive ground fighting background in Sambo and Judo, he was awarded a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu only after a few months of training. His BJJ trainer is Cornel Zapadka, a black belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter from Poland.[3]

M-1 Global[edit]

Vasilevsky's road to the 2010 M-1 Global light heavyweight championship bout was not easy. It began with a hard fought split decision victory[6] over Sergey Guzev.[7] Two other bouts in the selection – against Xavier "Professor X" Foupa-Pokam[8] and Shamil Tinagadjiev.[9] – went into the third round,[2] though he also achieved a first-round victory over Alihan Magomedov.[10] By contrast, none of Tomasz Narkun's professional fights have gone beyond the first round.[11] The difference in experience between Narkun and Vasilevsky has been touted as potentially significant in their title bout on December 10.[6]

Vyacheslav Vasilevsky defeated Tomasz Narkun via second round TKO at M-1 Challenge XXII to become the inaugural M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion. Declined from a belt at light weight, moved to the middle weight. April 28 in St. Petersburg on the M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Enomoto be deterred by the belt be afraid Viktor Nemkov and Vinny Magalhaes.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Vasilevsky joins Bellator after an incredibly successful career in Russia where "Slava" compiled a dominating 15-1 record. Currently riding a 14-fight win streak, the 23-year-old prodigy will be fighting at middleweight in the Bellator cage. The two-time Sambo World Champion has had success at light heavyweight but feels at home at 185 pounds and immediately adds more world-class depth to the Bellator middleweight roster.[12] While in the U.S., Vyacheslav Vasilevsky trains under Murat Keshtov at K Dojo Warrior Tribe in Fairfield, NJ.

Vyacheslav faced Victor O'Donnell on March 16 at Bellator LXI[13] He won the fight via unanimous decision (28–29, 28–29, 28–29) to advance to the semifinal round.

In the semifinal round, Vyacheslav faced Maiquel Falcão on April 20 at Bellator LXVI.[14] He lost the fight via unanimous decision (28–29, 28–29, 28–29).

Vasilevsky was expected to face Doug Marshall in the Bellator Season Eight Middleweight tournament before being replaced by Andreas Spang.[15]

Return to M-1 Global[edit]

Vasilevsky defeated Charles Andrade on May 23, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 39.[16] He won via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27). Vasilevsky then faced Vitor Nobrega on October 20, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 42.[17] He won via TKO (punches) in the first round.[18]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • M-1 Global
    • M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Championship (One time; First)
    • 2010 M-1 Selection Eastern European Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
  • Mix Fight Combat
    • MFC European Middleweight Championship (One time; First)

Sambo[edit]

  • European Sambo Federation
    • 2014 European Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
    • 2008 European Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
  • All-Russia Sambo Federation
    • Russian Combat Sambo National Championship (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
    • Russian Combat Sambo National Championship Runner-up (2008, 2014)
    • 2010 Baltic Cup Combat Sambo Silver Medalist
    • 2009 S.D. Seliverstova Memorial Combat Sambo Gold Medalist
    • 2008 A.A. Kharlampiev Memorial Combat Sambo Gold Medalist

Hand-to-Hand Combat[edit]

  • Russian MVD Hand-to-Hand Champion (2013)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 23–2 Vitor Nobrega TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 42 October 20, 2013 1 2:45 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 22–2 Trevor Prangley TKO (punches) Platform S -70 August 18, 2013 3 2:32 Sochi, Russia
Win 21–2 Charles Andrade Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 39 May 23, 2013 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 20–2 Yuri Kalminin Submission (rear-naked choke) Shield & Sword November 23, 2012 1 3:00 Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Win 19–2 Jorge Luis Bezerra TKO (punches) League S-70: Finals August 15, 2012 1 2:46 Sochi, Russia
Win 18–2 Svetoslav Savov TKO (punches) League S-70: Semifinals May 15, 2012 2 1:38 Moscow, Russia
Loss 17–2 Maiquel Falcão Decision (unanimous) Bellator 66 April 20, 2012 3 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Semifinal
Win 17–1 Victor O'Donnell Decision (unanimous) Bellator 61 March 16, 2012 3 5:00 Bossier City, Louisiana, United States Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 16–1 Andrey Kalashnikov Submission (rear-naked choke) CNN - Shield and Sword October 20, 2011 1 2:15 Oblast, Russia
Win 15–1 Robert Jocz Decision (unanimous) PF: Pro Fight 6 June 4, 2011 3 5:00 Włocławek, Poland
Win 14–1 Tomas Kuzela Submission (rear-naked choke) MFT: Fedor Emelianenko Cup May 22, 2011 1 4:04 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Defended MFC European Middleweight Championship.
Win 13–1 Enoc Solves Torres Decision (unanimous) League S-70: Russia vs. Spain April 21, 2011 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 12–1 Andy Sidaminou TKO (punches) BF: Baltic Challenge March 25, 2011 1 3:23 Kaliningrad, Russia
Win 11–1 Tomasz Narkun TKO (retirement) M-1 Challenge XXII: Narkun vs. Vasilevsky December 10, 2010 2 2:20 Moscow, Russia Won inaugural M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Championship.
Win 10–1 Shamil Tinagadjiev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Global: Battle on the Neva 4 August 19, 2010 3 5:00 St. Petersburg, Russia 2010 M-1 Selection Eastern European Tournament Final.
Win 9–1 Xavier Foupa-Pokam Submission (rear-naked choke) Sambo-70 / M-1 Global: Sochi Open European Championships July 14, 2010 3 1:58 Sochi, Russia
Win 8–1 Alihan Magomedov Submission (rear-naked choke) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 3 May 28, 2010 1 3:21 Kiev, Ukraine 2010 M-1 Selection Eastern European Tournament Semifinal.
Win 7–1 Sebastian Libebe TKO (punches) MFC: Mix Fight Combat May 6, 2010 1 3:20 Kstovo, Russia Won MFC European Middleweight Championship.
Win 6–1 Sergey Guzev Decision (split) M-1 Selection 2010: Eastern Europe Round 2 April 10, 2010 3 5:00 Kiev, Ukraine 2010 M-1 Selection Eastern European Tournament Quarterfinal.
Win 5–1 Artur Korchemny Submission (punches) M-1 Challenge 20: 2009 Finals December 3, 2009 1 2:20 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 4–1 Pavel Nohynek TKO (punches) Gladiator 2009 May 23, 2009 2 2:02 Prague, Czech Republic
Win 3–1 Abdula Mutalimov TKO (punches) M-1 Challenge 2009: Selections 2 April 19, 2009 1 1:29 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 2–1 Akhmed Guseinov Decision (unanimous) KSF: Kstovo Sambo Federation November 6, 2008 2 5:00 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Loss 1–1 Daniel Tabera Decision (unanimous) FOL: Team Europe vs. Team Russia August 29, 2008 3 5:00 Perm, Russia
Win 1–0 Ladislav Zak Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator: Gladiator of Milovice May 24, 2008 1 2:56 Milovice[disambiguation needed], Czech Republic

Except where otherwise indicated, details provided in the record box are taken from Sherdog[2]

Combat Sambo record[edit]

Record Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Notes
8–0 Win Tajikistan Umed Khasanbekov TKO (punches) World Sambo Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 0:48 National Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Final Match
7–0 Win Belarus Aleksandr Voronovich Technical Decision (8–0) World Sambo Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 5:00 National Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Semi-finals Match
6–0 Win Kazakhstan Zlobin Maxim KO (punch) World Sambo Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 1:10 International Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Master Quarter-finals Match
5–0 Win Chile Cattvulef Fabian KO (punch) World Sambo Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 0:12 International Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Master 1/8-finals Match
4–0 Win Moscow Oblast Magomed Magomedov Technical Decision (4–0) 2012 Combat Sambo National Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 1:23 National Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Final Match
3–0 Win Belgorod Oblast Konstantin Stryabkov Technical Decision (4–0) 2012 Combat Sambo National Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 1:01 National Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Semi-finals Match
2–0 Win Krasnoyarsk Krai Chuldenko Sergey Technical Decision (4–0) 2012 Combat Sambo National Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 2:37 National Master of Sports vs. Grand Master Quarter-finals Match
1–0 Win Chechnya Magomadov Khasmagomad Technical Decision (4–0) 2012 Combat Sambo National Championships (Middleweight division) 2012 1 1:09 Candidate Master of Sports vs. Grand Master 1/8-finals Match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vasilevski: Moving Up the Light Heavyweight Ladder as a European Prospect". sherdog.com. September 23, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Vyacheslav "Slava" Vasilevsky". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnMZXWLvU_g
  4. ^ "Ladislav Zak". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Daniel "The Gladiator" Tabera". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "The M-1 Challenge XXII Light Heavyweight Championship Showdown: Tomasz Narkun vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevski". m-1global.com. December 7, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sergey Guzev". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Xavier "Professor X" Foupa-Pokam". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Shamil Tinagadjiev". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Alihan Magomedov". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Tomasz "Giraffe" Narkun". sherdog.com. Retrieved December 3, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Russian Phenom Vyacheslav Vasilevsky Join’s Bellator Middleweight Division". Bellator.com. 2011-11-15. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bellator LXI fight card updates". bellator.com. March 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Bellator 66 adds Falcao-Vasilevsky middleweight-tourney semifinals". mmajunkie.com. 2012-03-17. 
  15. ^ "Bellator MMA Fight Card". bellator.com. 2013-02-01. 
  16. ^ http://www.mixfight.ru/news/2013/4/24/M_1_Challenge_39_Vyacheslav_Vasilevsky_srazitsya_s_Charlesom/
  17. ^ "Vyacheslav Vasilevsky vs. Vitor Nobrega added to M-1 Challenge 42". pitbullmma.net. October 7, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Vitor Nobrega vs. Vyacheslav Vasilevsky". tapology.com. October 20, 2013. 

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