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Lightweight Division

"Slava Claus"

Viacheslav Borshchev

Lightweight Division

7-4-1 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Viacheslav Borshchev

athlete record


Learn more about Viacheslav Borshchev's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Volgograd, Russia
Trains at
Team Alpha Male
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jan. 15, 2022
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2019

  • Six wins by KO

  • Three first-round finishes

  • Has won five of his last nine (5-3-1)

  • Origin of nickname: “Urijah Faber gave me my nickname; I give off good vibes.”

UFC on ESPN (5/11/24) Borshchev was submitted by Chase Hooper via D'Arce choke at 3:00 of the second round 

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Borshchev fought to a three-round draw with Nazim Sadykhov

UFC Fight Night (5/20/23) Borshchev stopped Maheshate via strikes at 2:37 of the second round 

UFC Fight Night (10/1/22) Borshchev lost a three round unanimous decision to Mike Davis 

UFC on ESPN (3/26/22) Borshchev lost a three round unanimous decision to Marc Diakiese

UFC on ESPN (1/15/22) Borshchev knocked out Dakota Bush at 3:47 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 5

Episode seven (10/12/21) Borshchev knocked out Chris Duncan at :28 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in combat sports in early 2000, as I wanted to always be a world champion fighter.

What titles have you held? Russian kickboxing champion and a World kickboxing champion

Do you have any heroes? My wife and my grandmother

What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s going to change my entire life, so I can provide for my family. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, in Russia I went to the Police Academy and completed my training, and I received my Juris degree.

What was your job before you started fighting? After the Police Academy, I started training full time. 

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? 18-2 in professional kickboxing

Favorite grappling technique: Technical get-up

Favorite Striking technique: Mix punches and kick combos