Andrey Koreshkov

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Andrey Koreshkov
Андрей Корешков
Born (1990-08-23) August 23, 1990 (age 28)
Omsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Other namesThe Spartan
ResidenceOmsk, Russia
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)[1]
Reach74 in (188 cm)
StyleArmeyskiy Rukopashniy Boy, Pankration, Freestyle Wrestling
Fighting out ofOmsk, Russia[1]
TeamRusFighters Sport Club (Saturn Prof.MMA team)[1]
BJ Penn's MMA
Reign Training Center
HB Ultimate Training Center
Black House
Storm Fight School
TrainerAlexander Shlemenko
RankMaster of Sports in ARB
Years active2010–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout12
By submission3
By decision6
By knockout2
By submission1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Andrey Koreshkov
Medal record
Representing  Russia
Men's Pankration
World Combat Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Beijing -80 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 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 Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.[2]

Bellator MMA[edit]

In January 2012, it was announced that Koreshkov would make his United States debut for Bellator.[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 replaced 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.

Koreshkov faced Douglas Lima for the Bellator Welterweight Championship at Bellator 140 on July 17, 2015.[10] He won the fight by unanimous decision to become the new Bellator Welterweight Champion.

Koreshkov faced former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson on April 22, 2016 at the Bellator 153.[11] 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 rematch in the main event at Bellator 164 on November 10, 2016.[12] He lost the fight by knockout in the third round.

Koreshkov was scheduled to face Fernando Gonzalez on March 3, 2017 at Bellator 174.[13] However, Koreshkov pulled out of the fight due to injury.[14]

Koreshkov faced Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 182 on August 25, 2017. He won the fight in the first round via a combination of punches and elbows.[15]

Koreshkov faced Vaso Bakocevic at Bellator 203 on July 14, 2018.[16] He won the fight via knockout due to a spinning back kick to Bakocevic's mid-section early in the first round.[17]

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.[18] He lost the fight via a rear-naked choke in the fifth round.[19]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]


Hand-to-hand combat[edit]

  • Russian Union of Martial Arts
    • Bronze Medalist in Russian Hand-to-hand combat Championships.[20]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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 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.[21]
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)[22] 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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  12. ^ "Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima". 2016-11-10.
  13. ^ Helwani, Ariel (January 8, 2017). "Marloes Coenen vs. Julia Budd set to fight for inaugural Bellator women's featherweight title".
  14. ^ John Morgan (February 27, 2017). "Bellator 174's Fernando Gonzalez says 'MVP' was the one who asked for rematch, now refuses".
  15. ^ Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round".
  16. ^ "Andrey Koreshkov vs. Vaso Bakocevic set for Bellator 203 in Italy". MMAjunkie. 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  17. ^ "Bellator 203 results: Andrey Koreshkov's spinning back kick halts Vaso Bakocevic in 66 seconds". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
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  20. ^ "Ykovlev winner Russia HTHC Championships". March 30, 2013.
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  23. ^ "Andrey". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-09-30.

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