Vasilevsky in 2016
|Born||Vyacheslav Nikolaevich Vasilevsky
June 16, 1988
Zelenogorsk, Russian SFSR, USSR
|Other names||The Crushin Russian 
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
205 lb (93 kg; 14.6 st)
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Fairfield, New Jersey|
|Team||Red Fury fight team
Tiger Muay Thai
Grappling: Rustam Chsiev
|Rank||1st Razryad Grand Master in Combat Sambo
Black Belt in Judo
Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
|Men's Combat Sambo|
|2015 Casablanca||-90 kg|
|2013 St. Petersburg||-90 kg|
|2012 Minsk||-90 kg|
|2010 Tashkent||-90 kg|
|2009 Thessaloniki||-90 kg|
|2014 Bucharest||-90 kg|
|2008 Tbilisi||-90 kg|
|2015 Krasnoyarsk||-90 kg|
|2014 Ulan-Ude||-90 kg|
|2013 Gubkin||-90 kg|
|2012 Moscow||-90 kg|
|2010 Krasnokamsk||-90 kg|
|2009 Kstovo||-90 kg|
|2008 St. Petersburg||-90 kg|
Vyacheslav "Crushin Russian" Vasilevsky is a Russian mixed martial artist who competes in the middleweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Vasilevsky has amassed a 27-3 professional record. He is the inaugural M-1 Global Light Heavyweight World Champion.
Biography and career
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. 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 with a rear naked choke hold.
His next fight was against Spaniard Daniel Tabera which he lost by unanimous decision. 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 gone 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.
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 over Sergey Guzev. Two other bouts in the selection – against Xavier "Professor X" Foupa-Pokam and Shamil Tinagadjiev. – went into the third round, though he also achieved a first-round victory over Alihan Magomedov. By contrast, none of Tomasz Narkun's professional fights have gone beyond the first round. The difference in experience between Narkun and Vasilevsky has been touted as potentially significant in their title bout on December 10.
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
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. While in the U.S., Vyacheslav Vasilevsky trains under Murat Keshtov at K Dojo Warrior Tribe in Fairfield, NJ.
Return to M-1 Global
Vasilevsky defeated Charles Andrade on May 23, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 39. 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. He won via TKO (punches) in the first round.
Vasilevsky returned to M-1 four months later to face Alexander Shlemenko in a rematch on June 16, 2016 at M-1 Challenge 64. Despite being battered by Vasilevsky in the first two rounds, Shlemenko rallied and won the fight via guillotine choke in the third round.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Bellator Fighting Championships
- Bellator Season 6 Middleweight Tournament Semifinalist
- M-1 Global
- M-1 Challenge Light Heavyweight Championship (One time; First)
- M-1 Challenge Middleweight Championship (One time; Current)
- 2010 M-1 Selection Eastern European Light Heavyweight Tournament Winner
- Mix Fight Combat
- MFC European Middleweight Championship (One time; First)
- Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo
- 2015 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
- 2013 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
- 2012 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
- 2010 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
- 2009 FIAS World Combat Sambo Championships Gold Medalist
- 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, 2015)
- 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
- Russian MVD Hand-to-Hand Champion (2013)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|32 matches||27 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||27–5||Alexander Shlemenko||Submission (guillotine choke)||M-1 Challenge 68: Shlemenko vs. Vasilevsky 2||16 June 2016||3||2:09||St. Petersburg, Russia||Middleweight M-1 Global GP final|
|Loss||27–4||Alexander Shlemenko||Decision (split)||M-1 Challenge 64: Shlemenko vs. Vasilevsky||February 19, 2016||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia||Middleweight M-1 Global GP semifinal|
|Win||27–3||Kristijan Perak||Submission (rear-naked choke)||M-1 Challenge 62||October 10, 2015||2||1:02||Sochi, Russia|
|Loss||26–3||Ramazan Emeev||Submission (rear-naked choke)||M-1 Challenge 56||April 10, 2015||1||1:48||Moscow, Russia||Lost the M-1 Challenge Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||26–2||German Yakubov||Decision (unanimous)||Battle Of Champions 7||November 21, 2014||3||5:00||Moscow, Russia|
|Win||25–2||Ramazan Emeev||TKO (punches)||M-1 Challenge 51||September 7, 2014||4||4:41||St. Petersburg, Russia||Won the M-1 Challenge Middleweight Championship.|
|Win||24–2||Maiquel Falcão||TKO (punches)||Plotforma S-70: 5||August 9, 2014||1||0:37||Sochi, Russia|
|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||Wloclawek, 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 22: 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, Czech Republic|
Combat Sambo record
|8–0||Win||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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|
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