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"Ice Cold"

Igor Vovchanchyn

56Wins10Losses1No Contest

Win Rate
84 %
Finish Rate
86 %
Decision Win %
73 %

Igor Vovchanchyn

Age
48
Height
5' 8 (173 cm)
Reach
68 in. (5' 8/173 cm)
Ape-Index
1.000
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
Russian Federation
Main Division
Light Heavyweight
Biography
Vovchanchyn said that growing up, he caused trouble and got into street fights and different kinds of mischief. Due to his antics, there was a popular story in circulation that whenever Vovchanchyn became upset the villagers would ring a bell in the center of town which would alarm everyone to stay in their houses until he had calmed down. At age 17, he moved to Kharkiv and began competing in track and field, running the 100m dash and throwing the discus. Due to his love for fighting, he later moved to boxing under trainer Oleg Ermakov. In 1993, he met Eugenia Borschevskaya, general secretary of the All Eurasian Kickboxing Federation.
Combat Approach
His boxing utilized an ample pattern of looping punches, among them the casting punch, and he specialized in an aggressive counterpunching style in order to make up for his short reach. Vovchanchyn also displayed significant grappling skills, utilizing his sambo background, and would work a vicious ground and pound offense with short and hard strikes from the top. He was able to surprise many with his defensive guard and dexterity on the ground despite being known primarily as a striker, and displayed this ability against submission fighters such as Carlos Barreto, Mark Kerr and Valentijn Overeem among others.
Fighter Trivia
Vovchanchyn is married and has one daughter, named Zlata. He identifies himself as neither Russian nor Ukrainian, but as a Slav. In a 2008 interview, Vovchanchyn stated that since retiring from competition he runs a local café-bar called 'Champion'.

Awards & Accolades

  • Ukrainian Combat Martial Arts League: Honour of the Warrior Runner-up (1995)
  • Ukrainian Combat Martial Arts League: Ukrainian No Rules Championship Champion (1996)
  • Mr. Strongman SEKAI: Mr. Strongman SEKAI Champion (1996)
  • Donetsk No Rules Fighting: Ukrainian Octagon Champion (1996)
  • Donetsk No Rules Fighting: Ukrainian Octagon 2 Champion (1996)
  • International Fighting Championship: International Fighting Championship 1 Champion (1996)
  • International Absolute Fighting Council: 1st Absolute Fighting World Cup Pankration Champion (1997)
  • International Absolute Fighting Council: Absolute Fighting Championship 2 Superfight Champion (1997)
  • International Absolute Fighting Council: Absolute Fighting Russian Open Cup 3 Champion (1997)
  • World Vale Tudo Championship: World Vale Tudo Championship 5 Tournament Champion
  • World Vale Tudo Championship: WVC 6 Super Fight Champion (one time)
  • World Vale Tudo Championship: WVC 7 Super Fight Champion (one time)
  • InterPride: InterPride 1999: Heavyweight Final Champion (1999)
  • PRIDE Fighting Championship: 2000 PRIDE Openweight Grand Prix Runner-Up
  • PRIDE Fighting Championship: Second most bouts in PRIDE history (27)
  • PRIDE Fighting Championship: Second most wins in PRIDE history (18)
  • PRIDE Fighting Championship: Third most wins via KO/TKO in PRIDE history (10)

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