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)
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
+ REACHED THE FINAL OF THE PRIDE GRAND PRIX 2000.
Mixed martial arts
Absolute Fighting Championship
- Absolute Fighting Championship 3 winner (1997)
International Fighting Championship
- International Fighting Championship 1 winner
Mr. Powerman SEKAI 1996 (Mr. Strong Guy 1996) winner
Ukrainian Octagon winner (1996)
AROC 3 winner (1997)
Russian Kick Boxing Champion: 63 Fights, 61 Wins, 2
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.