August 6, 1973 |
Zolochiv, Lviv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
|Native name||Ігор Вовчанчин|
|Other names||"Ice Cold", "Ukraine Freight Train"|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)|
|Reach||68.0 in (173 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Years active||1995-2005 (MMA)|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Igor Yaroslavovych Vovchanchyn (Ukrainian: Ігор Ярославович Вовчанчин; born August 6, 1973) is a retired Ukrainian mixed martial artist and kickboxer. After making his professional MMA debut in 1995, he won nine mixed martial arts tournaments, 3 superfights, and held the second longest unbeaten streak in MMA (at 37 fights), and reached the final of the PRIDE Grand Prix 2000. He is an MMA legend in Ukraine, and even has a tournament named after him, the Igor Vovchanchyn Cup.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Mixed martial arts career
- 3 Fighting style
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Championships and accomplishments
- 6 Mixed martial arts record
- 7 Kickboxing record
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Vovchanchyn grew up in the small town Zolochiv. He said that growing up, he caused trouble and got into street fights and different kinds of mischief. At age 17, he moved to Kharkiv and began competing in track and field, running the 100m dash and throwing the discus. Due to his love for fighting, he later moved to boxing under trainer Oleg Ermakov. In 1993, he met Eugenia Borschevskaya, general secretary of the All Eurasian Kickboxing Fedration. After taking up kickboxing, he later went to Denmark to compete at the World Kickboxing Amateur Championships with the Ukrainian national team, where he became the world champion that same year. Vovchanchyn also won the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) kickboxing championship in 1994.
Mixed martial arts career
In late 1995, Vovchanchyn transitioned from a successful kickboxing career to MMA after being invited to participate at Honour of the Warrior in Kharkiv, Ukraine. In this 8-man tournament, Vovchanchyn knocked out his first two opponents before losing via submission to Ukrainian Sambist Andrey Besedin in the final.
He then fought a month later in a 32-man tournament, performing impressively at the inaugural International Absolute Fighting Council event in Russia, where he TKO'd Sergei Akinen before defeating Adilson Lima, a Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt who trained with Ryan Gracie. Vovchanchyn won by knockout via soccer kick 56 seconds into the fight, but Lima's cornerman (Renzo Gracie) argued to the tournament organisers, complaining that kicks to a downed opponent were unfair and demanded an instant rematch. Unusually, an immediate rematch was granted, and the fight began again only to be stopped a second time after Lima's nose was broken by a punch, giving Vovchanchyn the win by TKO. Vovchanchyn would advance to the last round, where he would be finally submitted by Russian sambo champion Mikhail Ilyukhin.
With his dominant kickboxing style, he became famed for being one of the few strictly stand-up fighters to overcome grappling-based opponents, exemplified in his victory in the 8-man Mr. Strongman Sekai tournament in Minsk, Belarus on January 23, 1996.
In March 1996, Vovchanchyn fought in and won 3 different tournaments: the DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon, the UCMAL: Ukrainian No Rules Championship, and the first ever IFC event: IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev. Across these three tournaments, he won 9 fights (7 KO/TKO's and 2 submissions) with none of them going past the first round. At the IFC tournament, all three men he faced in the same night (Fred Floyd, Paul Varelans and John Dixon) weighed over 300 pounds/136 kilograms. In attendance at this event, was former heavyweight boxing champion Leon Spinks, who was a 'guest of honor'.
Having achieved much success across Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and even winning a tournament in Israel - winning 7 tournaments in total - Vovchanchyn competed in the World Vale Tudo Championship in Brazil. He won all 3 fights in one night via KO/TKO, including a brutal 14-second knockout in the final over Nick Nutter, an NCAA All-American Wrestler from Ohio State (and a teammate of Mark Coleman).
After winning at World Vale Tudo Championship 5, Vovchanchyn was invited to Japanese promotion PRIDE, fighting Gary Goodridge in his debut. Vovchanchyn showed an evident lack of experience in takedown defense and was twice taken down by Goodridge, who was not known for his wrestling prowess. Igor, however, obviously behind on points, dominated Goodridge during the stand-up exchanges and knocked him out with two left hooks, 5:58 into the first round.
Vovchanchyn returned to the World Vale Tudo Championship, winning two superfights against Aloisio Freitas Neto and Edson Carvalho.
Once again in PRIDE, Vovchanchyn then fought Japanese fighter Akira Shoji. Most of the fight stayed in the standing position, with Vovchanchyn damaging a wary Shoji and throwing him down, while the Japanese circled him and lied on the mat to avoid his hits. At the end Vovchanchyn won the judges decision by having badly damaged Shoji with strikes.
In what was Vovchanchyn's last venture for some time outside of PRIDE, he participated in another 4-man tournament called 'InterPride' in his home country of Ukraine, winning the first fight via TKO and the final by submission.
Coming back to PRIDE, he fought Carlos "Carlão" Barreto, a Carlson Gracie team member and reigning IVC Heavyweight Champion. Despite the larger height of Barreto, Vovchanchyn countered him with punches and leg kicks and shut down his takedown attempts, and even took him down himself at one point, being given the decision.
Unofficial #1 Heavyweight Superfight
Vovchanchyn was next matched up with American wrestler Mark Kerr for the unofficial title of #1 heavyweight in the world. Nearly all outlets who covered mixed martial arts held either Igor or the unbeaten two-time UFC Champion and ADCC Champion Mark Kerr as the best Heavyweight and pound for pound fighter in the world. Early in the fight, Kerr cut Vovchanchyn with a knee strike to the right eye, and secured several takedowns, but was unable to pass Igor's guard or do any more significant damage. In the last round, Vovchanchyn pounced on the now-exhausted Kerr and dominated him with strikes, eventually knocking him out with a series of knees. Igor was declared the winner on the night, but the result was later overturned, and the result declared a no contest. Knees to the head of a grounded opponent in the four points position had been banned just prior to the event. This was also the first time Vovchanchyn's manager - Eugenia Borschevskaya - was seen in his corner.
In his next fight, Vovchanchyn fought Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Francisco Bueno. Igor knocked Bueno out with a vicious combination, Bueno literally falling face first as he was being punched in the face. This knockout is still to this day considered one of the most brutal knockouts in the history of MMA - it even prompted the promoters of K-1 to give him $1,000 cash in the locker room and propose that he fought K-1 Champion Ernesto Hoost. After this string of victories, Vovchanchyn became a huge favorite going into the Pride Grand Prix 2000.
PRIDE Grand Prix 2000
Vovchanchyn had been considered the top fighter in the sport for some years, and as commentators Stephen Quadros and Bas Rutten stated, he was likely the favorite to win the tournament. In the opening round he defeated Japanese professional wrestler Alexander Otsuka by decision and, in a rematch with Gary Goodridge, decisively won by knockout in an entirely stand-up fight.
Vovchanchyn then faced the number one pound for pound fighter in the world, Kazushi Sakuraba of Japan, who had beaten Royce Gracie earlier that night in a 90-minute bout, the longest in recent competitive fighting history. Though Sakuraba took him down and punched him, Vovchanchyn eventually grabbed a waist lock takedown and controlled the Japanese with strikes while Sakuraba covered up. After the fight was declared a draw and needed a second round to determine a finalist, Sakuraba's corner threw in the towel as he had just fought for 105 minutes and could not physically continue. Vovchanchyn won the fight via TKO (corner stoppage) and advanced into the final.
Vovchanchyn then faced powerhouse American wrestler in Mark Coleman. Coleman had the advantage, coming into the final match, as he bypassed the semi finals after his opponent, Kazuyuki Fujita, retired due to injury. Coleman kept the visibly tired Igor on the ground, and during the second 20-minute round, finished the fight by gaining a north-south position and repeatedly kneed Vovchanchyn the head, forcing Vovchanchyn to tap out.
Post Grand Prix
Igor then fought Enson Inoue at PRIDE 10 in what was one of the most one sided fights in MMA history, which resulted in a doctor stoppage after the end of the 1st round. Vovchanchyn then faced off against Nobuhiko Takada at PRIDE 11, who was the trainer of Sakuraba and Matsui. Vovchanchyn was taken down and met leg kicks and some resistance, but he finished him on the second round via ground and pound.
After three straight victories, Vovchanchyn received a rematch with Mark Kerr at PRIDE 12. Vovchanchyn's advantage in the stand up fighting was countered by Kerr's superior grappling and takedowns, and the fight was ruled a draw after two rounds. After an extra, third round, Vovchanchyn was awarded the victory via unanimous decision. Igor cited both of his fights against Mark Kerr as the most difficult wins of his career.
At Pride 13, Vovchancyn faced Tra Telligman. Despite Igor being able to counterstrike, Telligman surprised him with a left straight which knocked Vovchanchyn down, allowing Tra control the rest of the fight and win the decision. This was the first time Igor had been outstruck, even if it was seen as an upset.
He later faced another feared striker, former RINGS Openweight champion Gilbert Yvel at PRIDE 14. However, sensing Gilbert was weaker than him on the ground, Vovchanchyn took him down, putting his sambo skills to use and choking Yvel out.
In PRIDE 17, Vovchanchyn suffered another upset when was submitted in under three minutes by Brazilian Top Team trainer Mario Sperry. He ended the year on a high note; showing great grappling expertise against Valentijn Overeem at PRIDE 18, escaping from heel hook attempts and slipping his own heel hook for the tap out, ending 2001 with a mixed record - going 3-2.
At the start of 2002, he faced Heath Herring at PRIDE 19, struggling in a fight which saw both grappling and striking from the two men, but after Herring accidentally headbutted Vovchanchyn at the third round, he was controlled by him, and judges gave the decision to Heath. Fighting Quinton Jackson would be similarly unfortunate for Vovchanchyn, as the American fighter slammed him twice, getting him submitted due to injury at PRIDE 22.
After beating Bob Schrijber by submission in a Dutch promotion, Vovchanchyn faced off against Mirko "Cro-Cop" Filipovic in August 2003. Igor was knocked out via left head kick. This fight is considered a 'passing of the torch', as Vovchanchyn had split his last 8 fights in Pride with a record of 4-4 (1-3 in his last 4), and it elevated the newer striking sensation Filipovic into an Interim Heavyweight Championship fight with Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira. This would be Vovchanchyn's only ever loss via KO/TKO.
Drop to Middleweight (93 kg)
In 2005, Vovchanchyn moved down a weight division - beating former Pancrase Heavyweight champion Yoshiki Takahashi - and then entered PRIDE's 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix. PRIDE commentator Bas Rutten believed that Vovchanchyn was a favorite to win the tournament.
Vovchanchyn was matched against Yuki Kondo - the reigning Pancrase Light Heavyweight champion and former two-time Pancrase Openweight champion - in PRIDE Total Elimination 2005. Vovchanchyn controlled the fight, winning a unanimous decision.
He then fought Alistair Overeem in the quarter finals and lost via submission. Vovchanchyn received a second chance to progress when offered a fight against Kazuhiro Nakamura in PRIDE Final Conflict 2005, with the winner earning the right to be an alternate in the finals of the tournament. After 15 minutes, Vovchanchyn lost a unanimous judges' decision in what would be his last competitive MMA fight.
On his move down to the Middlweight division, Vovchanchyn said, "It’s all about training. I was 93 kg only for the last two years in PRIDE when they introduced weight divisions. But actually my natural weight is around 103-104 kg. Losing weight I did’t feel myself as strong as before. But 104 kg is the best weight for me and I am really comfortable about it. I felt strong, powerful, full of energy. Due to losing weight I felt lack of self-confidence. By the way the same goes for Fedor (Emelianenko), when he lost the weight, he felt out of his comfort zone. It’s not about the shape and visual muscular performance but it was not his style." Regarding Vovchanchyn's weight, popular nutritionist Mike Dolce stated that he wished he could've helped Vovchanchyn drop to the 170 lb weight-class and make him the 'welterweight Fedor'.
Vovchanchyn retired at age 32, citing multiple injuries, including a right hand that remained seriously affected as of 2008. He finished his career in PRIDE with a record of 18-8 with 1 no contest, having the second most bouts in PRIDE history (27), second most wins in PRIDE history, and third most wins via KO/TKO (10). Vovchanchyn is considered one of the best fighters in history to have never competed in the UFC.
He was a top 10 heavyweight from April 1996 to January 2001 according to FightMatrix.
Primarily a kickboxer, Vovchanchyn based his MMA game around his punching power, which made him to be considered one of the most dangerous strikers of his time. His boxing utilized an ample pattern of swinging punches, among them the casting punch, and he specialized in an aggressive counterpunching in order to supply his short reach. Vovchanchyn also displayed a significant groundfighting acumen, relying on his sambo background, and he would switch to a vicious ground and pound offensive on a downed opponent. He was able to surprise many with his verse in the guard and overall ground game despite being a striker, and displayed this ability against submission fighters such as Carlos Barreto, Mark Kerr, Heath Herring, and Valentijn Overeem among others. Despite his small size, Vovchanchyn was known for his toughness and strength, leading Nobuhiko Takada to call him a "strongman".
In a 2008 interview, Vovchanchyn stated that he retired from competition and runs a restaurant business.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ukrainian Combat Martial Arts League
- Honour of the Warrior Runner-up (1995)
- Ukrainian No Rules Championship Champion (1996)
- Mr. Strongman SEKAI
- Mr. Strongman SEKAI Champion (1996)
- Donetsk No Rules Fighting
- Ukrainian Octagon Champion (1996)
- Ukrainian Octagon 2 Champion (1996)
- International Fighting Championship
- International Fighting Championship 1 Champion (1996)
- International Absolute Fighting Council
- 1st Absolute Fighting World Cup Pankration Champion (1997)
- Absolute Fighting Championship 2 Superfight Champion (1997)
- Absolute Fighting Russian Open Cup 3 Champion (1997)
- World Vale Tudo Championship
- World Vale Tudo Championship 5 Tournament Champion
- WVC 6 Super Fight Champion (one time)
- WVC 7 Super Fight Champion (one time)
- InterPride 1999: Heavyweight Final Champion (1999)
- PRIDE Fighting Championship
- 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Runner-Up
- Second most bouts in PRIDE history (27)
- Second most wins in PRIDE history (18)
- Third most wins via KO/TKO in PRIDE history (10)
63 Fights, 61 Wins, 2 Losses
- World Kickboxing Amateur Championships Winner - Denmark (1993)
- Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS/USSR) Kickboxing Champion (1994)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|70 matches||59 wins||10 losses|
|Loss||59–10 (1)||Kazuhiro Nakamura||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Final Conflict 2005||August 28, 2005||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Reserve Bout|
|Loss||59–9 (1)||Alistair Overeem||Submission (standing guillotine choke)||PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005||June 26, 2005||1||1:25||Saitama, Japan||PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal|
|Win||59–8 (1)||Yuki Kondo||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Total Elimination 2005||April 23, 2005||3||5:00||Osaka, Japan||PRIDE 2005 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Win||58–8 (1)||Yoshiki Takahashi||KO (punch)||PRIDE 29||February 20, 2005||1||1:10||Saitama, Japan||Middleweight (205 lbs.) debut|
|Win||57–8 (1)||Sergey Terezimov||Submission (heel hook)||WOP: Water of Peresvit||December 4, 2004||1||1:35||Ukraine|
|Win||56–8 (1)||Katsuhisa Fujii||KO (punches)||PRIDE Bushido 5||October 14, 2004||1||4:02||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||55–8 (1)||Dan Bobish||TKO (punches)||PRIDE 27||February 1, 2004||2||1:45||Osaka, Japan|
|Loss||54–8 (1)||Mirko Filipović||KO (head kick)||PRIDE Total Elimination 2003||August 10, 2003||1||1:29||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||54–7 (1)||Bob Schrijber||Submission (rear-naked choke)||It's Showtime 2003 Amsterdam||June 8, 2003||2||4:05||Netherlands|
|Loss||53–7 (1)||Quinton Jackson||Submission (injury)||PRIDE 22||September 29, 2002||1||7:17||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||53–6 (1)||Heath Herring||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE 19||February 24, 2002||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||53–5 (1)||Valentijn Overeem||Submission (heel hook)||PRIDE 18||December 23, 2001||1||4:35||Fukuoka, Japan|
|Win||52–5 (1)||Ricardas Rocevicius||TKO (leg kicks)||RINGS Lithuania: Bushido Rings 3||November 10, 2001||2||N/A||Lithuania|
|Loss||51–5 (1)||Mario Sperry||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||PRIDE 17||November 3, 2001||1||2:52||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||51–4 (1)||Masaaki Satake||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE 15||July 29, 2001||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||50–4 (1)||Gilbert Yvel||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Pride 14 - Clash of the Titans||May 27, 2001||1||1:52||Yokohama, Japan|
|Loss||49–4 (1)||Tra Telligman||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 13 - Collision Course||March 25, 2001||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||49–3 (1)||Mark Kerr||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 12 - Cold Fury||December 9, 2000||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan|
|Win||48–3 (1)||Nobuhiko Takada||Submission (punches)||Pride 11 - Battle of the Rising Sun||October 31, 2000||2||5:17||Osaka, Japan|
|Win||47–3 (1)||Enson Inoue||TKO (punches)||Pride 10 - Return of the Warriors||August 27, 2000||1||10:00||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||46–3 (1)||Daijiro Matsui||TKO (corner stoppage)||PRIDE 9||June 4, 2000||1||5:03||Nagoya, Japan|
|Loss||45–3 (1)||Mark Coleman||Submission (knees)||PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals||May 1, 2000||2||3:09||Tokyo, Japan||PRIDE FC 2000 Openweight Grand Prix final|
|Win||45–2 (1)||Kazushi Sakuraba||TKO (corner stoppage)||PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals||May 1, 2000||1||15:00||Tokyo, Japan||PRIDE FC 2000 Openweight Grand Prix Semifinal|
|Win||44–2 (1)||Gary Goodridge||TKO (punches)||PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Finals||May 1, 2000||1||10:14||Tokyo, Japan||PRIDE FC 2000 Openweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal|
|Win||43–2 (1)||Alexander Otsuka||Decision (unanimous)||PRIDE Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round||January 30, 2000||1||15:00||Tokyo, Japan||PRIDE FC 2000 Openweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Win||42–2 (1)||Francisco Bueno||KO (punch)||PRIDE 8||November 21, 1999||1||1:23||Japan|
|NC||41–2 (1)||Mark Kerr||NC (illegal knees)||PRIDE 7||September 12, 1999||2||N/A||Yokohama, Japan||Originally a victory for Vovchanchyn, it was later ruled out a No Contest.|
|Win||41–2||Carlos "Carlão" Barreto||Decision (split)||Pride 6||July 4, 1999||3||5:00||Yokohama, Japan|
|Win||40–2||Vepcho Bardanashvili||Submission (guillotine choke)||InterPride 1999: Heavyweight Final||May 8, 1999||1||N/A||Ukraine||Won InterPride 1999: Heavyweight Final.|
|Win||39–2||Vladimir Solodovnik||TKO (punches)||InterPride 1999: Heavyweight Final||May 8, 1999||1||N/A||Ukraine|
|Win||38–2||Akira Shoji||Decision (unanimous)||Pride 5||April 29, 1999||2||10:00||Nagoya, Japan|
|Win||37–2||Edson Carvalho||TKO (punches)||WVC 7: World Vale Tudo Championship 7||February 2, 1999||1||3:16||Brazil||Won WVC 7: World Vale Tudo Championship 7 Superfight.|
|Win||36–2||Aloisio Freitas Neto||TKO (punches)||WVC 6: World Vale Tudo Championship 6||November 1, 1998||1||7:26||Brazil||Won WVC 6: World Vale Tudo Championship 6 Superfight.|
|Win||35–2||Gary Goodridge||TKO (punches)||Pride 4||October 11, 1998||1||5:58||Tokyo, Japan|
|Win||34–2||Nick Nutter||KO (knee)||WVC 5: World Vale Tudo Championship 5||February 3, 1998||1||0:14||Brazil||Won WVC 5: World Vale Tudo Championship 5 Tournament|
|Win||33–2||Elias Rodrigues||TKO (headbutt and punches)||WVC 5: World Vale Tudo Championship 5||February 3, 1998||1||10:35||Brazil|
|Win||32–2||Tulio Palhares||TKO (punches)||WVC 5: World Vale Tudo Championship 5||February 3, 1998||1||5:35||Brazil|
|Win||31–2||Nick Nutter||KO (headbutt)||IAFC - 1st Absolute Fighting World Cup Pankration||November 12, 1997||1||24:42||Israel||Won IAFC - 1st Absolute Fighting World Cup Pankration|
|Win||30–2||Mikhail Avetisyan||Decision (split)||IAFC - 1st Absolute Fighting World Cup Pankration||November 12, 1997||1||35:00||Israel||Opponent was an alternate for the injured Vasily Kudin|
|Win||29–2||Valery Pliev||TKO (punches)||IAFC - 1st Absolute Fighting World Cup Pankration||November 12, 1997||1||7:13||Israel|
|Win||28–2||N/A||KO (N/A)||N/A||1997||N/A||N/A||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||27–2||N/A||KO (N/A)||N/A||1997||N/A||N/A||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||26–2||N/A||KO (N/A)||N/A||1997||N/A||N/A||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||25–2||Vasily Kudin||TKO (leg kicks)||IAFC: Absolute Fighting Russian Open Cup 3||August 29, 1997||1||9:11||Moscow, Russia||Won IAFC: Absolute Fighting Russian Open Cup 3.|
|Win||24–2||Dimitry Panfilov||TKO (punches)||COS: Cup of Stars||May 23, 1997||N/A||N/A||Odessa, Ukraine||Withdrew due to injury.|
|Win||23–2||Aslan Hamza||KO (knee)||COS: Cup of Stars||May 23, 1997||N/A||N/A||Odessa, Ukraine|
|Win||22–2||Leonardo Castello Branco||Decision (split)||IAFC: Absolute Fighting Championship II [Day 2]||May 2, 1997||1||35:00||Moscow, Russia||Won Absolute Fighting Championship II Superfight.|
|Win||21–2||N/A||KO (N/A)||N/A||1996||N/A||N/A||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||20–2||N/A||Submission (choke)||DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon 2||May 1, 1996||N/A||N/A||Donetsk, Ukraine||Won DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon 2 Tournament|
|Win||19–2||Igor Akhmedov||Submission (rear-naked choke)||DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon 2||May 1, 1996||N/A||N/A||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||18–2||N/A||KO (N/A)||DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon 2||May 1, 1996||N/A||N/A||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||17–2||John Dixson||Submission (retirement)||IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev||March 30, 1996||1||9:10||Kiev, Ukraine||Won IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev Tournament|
|Win||16–2||Paul Varelans||KO (punches)||IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev||March 30, 1996||1||2:25||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||15–2||Fred Floyd||TKO (punches)||IFC 1: Kombat in Kiev||March 30, 1996||1||13:40||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||14–2||Igor Akhmedov||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||UCMAL: Ukrainian No Rules Championship 1996||March 9, 1996||1||N/A||Kiev, Ukraine||Won UCMAL: Ukrainian No Rules Championship 1996|
|Win||13–2||Yuri Zhernikov||TKO (punches)||UCMAL: Ukrainian No Rules Championship 1996||March 9, 1996||1||N/A||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||12–2||Matrosov Matrosov||TKO (punches)||UCMAL: Ukrainian No Rules Championship 1996||March 9, 1996||1||N/A||Kiev, Ukraine|
|Win||11–2||Igor Guerus||KO (punches)||DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon||March 1, 1996||1||1:41||Donetsk, Ukraine||Won DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon Tournament|
|Win||10–2||Sergey Sheremet||KO (punch)||DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon||March 1, 1996||1||1:27||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||9–2||Oleg Tischenko||KO (punch)||DNRF: Ukrainian Octagon||March 1, 1996||1||0:05||Donetsk, Ukraine|
|Win||8–2||Roman Tikunov||KO (punch)||MPS 1996: Mr. Strongman SEKAI 1996||January 23, 1996||1||2:21||Minsk, Belarus||Won Mr. Strongman SEKAI 1996 Tournament|
|Win||7–2||Sergei Bondarovich||KO (head kick)||MPS 1996: Mr. Strongman SEKAI 1996||January 23, 1996||1||2:27||Minsk, Belarus|
|Win||6–2||Nikolai Yatsuk||KO (punch)||MPS 1996: Mr. Strongman SEKAI 1996||January 23, 1996||1||1:50||Minsk, Belarus|
|Loss||5–2||Mikhail Ilyukhin||Submission (chin in the eye)||IAFC: Absolute Fighting Championship I: Tournament||November 25, 1995||1||6:30||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||5–1||Adilson Lima||TKO (corner stoppage)||IAFC: Absolute Fighting Championship I: Elimination||November 25, 1995||1||1:51||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||4–1||Adilson Lima||TKO (corner stoppage)||IAFC: Absolute Fighting Championship I: Elimination||November 25, 1995||1||0:56||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||3–1||Sergei Akinen||TKO (corner stoppage)||IAFC: Absolute Fighting Championship I: Elimination||November 25, 1995||1||2:40||Moscow, Russia|
|Loss||2–1||Andrei Besedin||Submission (kneebar)||UCMAL: Warrior's Honour 1||October 14, 1995||1||1:12||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||2–0||Sergei Bondarovich||KO (punches)||UCMAL: Warrior's Honour 1||October 14, 1995||1||0:18||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
|Win||1–0||Alexander Mandrik||TKO (punches)||UCMAL: Warrior's Honour 1||October 14, 1995||1||3:06||Kharkiv, Ukraine|
61 wins (48 knockouts), 2 losses
Legend: Win Loss Draw/No contest
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