mercredi 20 novembre 2013

Igor Vovchanchyn

IGOR VOVCHANCHYN
Ігор Вовчанчин
He maybe doesn't look that intimidating. 
But this guy can kill any human being with his bare hands.

Nicknames: Ice Cold, The Ukraine Freight Train
Born: August 6, 1973
Birthplace: Zolochiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Hometown: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Height: 5'8" (173 cm) 
Weight: 235 lbs (107 kg / 16 st 11 lb)
Reach: 68" (173 cm)

Style: Kickboxing
Stance: Orthodox

Years Active in MMA: 1995-2005 (retired at age 32, citing multiple injuries, including a right hand that remained seriously affected as of 2008.)
Kickboxing Record: 61-2
MMA Record: 55-10 and 1 no-contest


Why Igor Vovchanchyn is one of the greatest fighters of all time?

+ WON 7 ONE-NIGHT MMA TOURNAMENTS  
(often fighting three or four times in one day.)

+ Was considered THE BEST HEAVYWEIGHT AND POUND FOR POUND FIGHTER IN THE WORLD for several years to come
(Was one of the few strictly stand-up fighters to successfully overcome grappling-based opponents.)

+ HELD A 37 FIGHT WIN STREAK
(From January 1996, Vovchanchyn did not lose a fight until the final match of the Pride Grand Prix 2000 tournament, when he was beaten by Mark Coleman.)


+ REACHED THE FINAL OF THE PRIDE GRAND PRIX 2000.

Championships and accomplishments

Mixed martial arts

Absolute Fighting Championship
  • Absolute Fighting Championship 3 winner (1997)
International Fighting Championship
  • International Fighting Championship 1 winner
PRIDE Fighting Championship
World Vale Tudo Championship
Mr. Powerman SEKAI 1996 (Mr. Strong Guy 1996) winner
Ukrainian Octagon winner (1996)
AROC 3 winner (1997)

Kickboxing

Russian Kick Boxing Champion: 63 Fights, 61 Wins, 2 Losses
Won World Kick Boxing/Martial Arts Championship in Moscow, 1995.
Igor and Vitaly Vladymyrovych Klychko (Виталий Владимирович Кличко) was training together at same Kick Boxing GYM.


Igor Vovchanchyn Highlights



Bare fists, no rules, no fuckin' weight classes...  It was the best MMA era ever.  When you discovered MMA in that Golden Era you can't cope with the UFC shit of today.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igor_Vovchanchyn
http://www.cagepotato.com/old-school-mma-must-see-igor-vovchanchyn-owns-mr-strong-guy-tournament/
http://www.samurailife.net/igor-vovchanchyn-spotlight/

2 commentaires:

  1. hy about mma old style look at Rio heroes weight classes are what makes mma uninterresting for it becomes a predictable Sport like boxing f.e. if guys like lidell or rampage who weigh naturally 240 p go down to 200 p just cause they are afraid of fighting bigger guys then they are in the wrong game to vov. thats what medical Support can do just like f.e. coleman ,kerr, randleman ,ec.ec. they have their time and then teir gone.

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  2. There is too many sportmen and not enough Warriors in combat sports today.

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