|Summary:||Equally well-versed standing up and on the ground, knockout power, very mobile for a heavyweight|
|Fights Out Of:||Donetsk Ukraine|
|Height:||6' 3" ( 190 cm )|
|Weight:||245 lb ( 111 kg )|
UFC on Fox 10Jan 25, 2014
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TRAINING: I’m doing 12-15 training sessions per week. Martial arts training mainly consisting of combat sambo, judo and karate. Additionally, I’m either running or swimming in the mornings.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started fighting in 2012. I really enjoyed it and it turns out that I’m quite good at it as well.
What ranks and titles have you held? Master of Sports of Ukraine in Kyokushin karate and hand-to-hand combat.
Do you have any heroes? Al Capone, Ilya Mate, Igor Vovchanchyn
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The bird of happiness and I will not miss it!
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I’m currently enrolled at Donetsk Law Institute.
What was your job before you started fighting? I’ve been fighting professionally straight out of high school.
Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Gladiator Fighting Championship 4-man single-night tournament winner.
Favorite grappling technique: All kinds of leg locks
Favorite Striking technique: Spinning back kick
• Youngest fighter currently in the UFC
• Pro since July of 2012
• 10 wins by submission, five by KO – has finished all wins, all in the first round
• Six wins in less than a minute