|Born||August 23, 1990|
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||The Spartan|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st) |
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Style||Armeyskiy Rukopashniy Boy, Pankration, Freestyle Wrestling|
|Fighting out of||Omsk, Russia|
|Team||RusFighters Sport Club (Saturn Prof.MMA team)|
BJ Penn's MMA
Reign Training Center
HB Ultimate Training Center
Storm Fight School
|Rank||Master of Sports in ARB|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|World Combat Games|
|2010 Beijing||-80 kg|
|2010 Kraków||-75 kg|
Andrey Andreevich Koreshkov (Russian: Андрей Андреевич Корешков, born August 23, 1990) is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division. He is the former Bellator Welterweight World Champion.
Mixed martial arts career
Koreshkov made his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut in October 2010. He initially competed exclusively in his native Russia and compiled an undefeated record of 8-0 (five technical knockouts, three 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.
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 replaced by Justin Baesman. Koreshkov won via knockout due to a flying knee in the first round.
Koreshkov faced former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson on April 22, 2016 at the Bellator 153. He dominated the fight, winning a unanimous decision and scoring his first title defense as the Bellator welterweight champion.
Koreshkov faced Douglas Lima in a third match as part of the opening round of the Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix on September 29, 2018 at Bellator 206. He lost the fight via a rear-naked choke in the fifth round.
Koreshkov was expected to headline Bellator 220 against Lorenz Larkin on March 29, 2019. However, Larkin withdrew from the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Mike Jasper. Koreshkov won the fight via unanimous decision.
The bout with Larkin is now rescheduled to headline Bellator 229 on October 4, 2019.
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|
|25 matches||22 wins||3 losses|
|Win||22–3||Michael Jasper||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 219||March 29, 2019||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States|
|Loss||21–3||Douglas Lima||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 206||September 29, 2018||5||3:04||San Jose, California, United States||Bellator Welterweight World Grand Prix Quarterfinal.|
|Win||21–2||Vaso Bakocevic||KO (spinning back-kick)||Bellator 203||July 14, 2018||1||1:06||Rome, Italy|
|Win||20–2||Chidi Njokuani||TKO (punches and elbows)||Bellator 182||August 25, 2017||1||4:08||Verona, New York, United States||Catchweight (175 lb) bout; Njokuani missed weight.|
|Loss||19–2||Douglas Lima||KO (punches)||Bellator 164||November 10, 2016||3||1:21||Tel Aviv, Israel||Lost the Bellator Welterweight World Championship|
|Win||19–1||Benson Henderson||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 153||April 22, 2016||5||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Defended the Bellator Welterweight World Championship.|
|Win||18–1||Douglas Lima||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 140||July 17, 2015||5||5:00||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Won the Bellator Welterweight World Championship.|
|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, Russia|
|Loss||13–1||Ben Askren||TKO (punches)||Bellator 97||July 31, 2013||4||2:58||Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States||For the Bellator Welterweight World 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, Russia|
|Win||7–0||Tadas Aleksonis||Submission (D'Arce choke)||Union of Veterans of Sport: Russia vs. Europe||November 19, 2011||2||4:25||Novosibirsk, Russia|
|Win||6–0||Todor Zhelezkov||TKO (punches)||FEFoMP: Open Championship of Vladivostok||May 28, 2011||1||3:46||Vladivostok, Russia|
|Win||5–0||Eldad Levi||TKO (punches)||FEFoMP: Mayor's Cup 2011||May 7, 2011||2||3:47||Khabarovsk, Russia|
|Win||4–0||Abdula Dadaev||Submission (armbar)||League S-70: Sambo 70 vs. Spain||April 21, 2011||1||1:28||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||3–0||Eduardo Conceição||KO (knee)||Fight Festival 30||March 12, 2011||1||0:11||Helsinki, 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, Russia|
|Win||1–0||Alexey Aranzaev||Submission (armbar)||FEFoMP: Open Championship of Vladivostok||October 23, 2010||1||1:00||Vladivostok, Russia|
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