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Igor Vovchanchyn

Igor "Ice Cold" Vovchanchyn

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  • Given Name: Ігор Вовчанчин, Igor Yaroslavovich Vovchanchyn
  • MMA Record: 53-10-1, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Ice Cold
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 44 | Date of Birth: 1973.08.06
  • Last Fight: August 28, 2005 in PFC
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Vovchanchyn
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: N/A
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Zolochiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Kharkov, Ukraine
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Igor Vovchanchyn MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Kazuhiro Nakamura
53-9-1 6-4-0

Jp Pride Final Conflict 2005
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.08.28
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:20 Round 1 of 2

Nl Alistair Overeem
53-8-1 20-5-0

Jp Pride Critical Countdown 2005
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 93 kg

2005.06.26
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Yuki Kondo
52-8-1 43-15-5

Jp Pride Total Elimination 2005
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16 | 93 kg

2005.04.23
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:10 Round 1 of 3

Jp Kazuo Takahashi
51-8-1 26-18-3

Jp Pride 29: Fists of Fire
Main Card | Middleweight | 93 kg

2005.02.20
Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs) | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | Submission | Leglock

Ua Sergey Terezimov

Ua Ukraine Regional

2004.12.04
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:02 Round 1 of 2

Jp Katsuhisa Fujii
49-8-1 8-9-1

Jp Pride Bushido 5
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:45 Round 2 of 3, 11:45 Total

Us Dan Bobish
48-8-1 9-5-0

Jp Pride 27: Inferno
Main Card | Heavyweight

2004.02.01
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
1:29 Round 1 of 3

Hr Mirko Filipović
48-7-1 5-0-2

Jp Pride Total Elimination 2003
Main Card | Heavyweight

2003.08.10
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog)
#24 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
#24 Greatest Knockout of All Time
Win | Submission | Choke

Nl Bob Schrijber
47-7-1 20-13-1

Nl Netherlands Regional

2003.06.08
Loss | Submission | Injury
7:17 Round 1 of 3

Us Quinton Jackson
47-6-1 14-3-0

Jp Pride 22: Beasts From the East 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

2002.09.29
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Us Heath Herring
47-5-1 18-7-0

Jp Pride 19: Bad Blood
Main Card | Heavyweight

2002.02.24
Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Submission | Leglock
4:35 Round 1 of 3

Nl Valentijn Overeem
46-5-1 18-11-0

Jp Pride 18: Cold Fury 2
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.12.23
Referee: Keiji Shiozaki
Win | KO/TKO | Kicks

Ricardas Rocevicius

Lt Fighting Network RINGS

2001.11.10
Loss | Submission | Choke
2:52 Round 1 of 3

Br Mario Sperry
45-4-1 7-1-0

Jp Pride 17: Championship Chaos
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.11.03
Referee: Keiji Shiozaki
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Jp Masaaki Satake
44-4-1 1-4-0

Jp Pride 15: Raging Rumble
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.07.29
Win | Submission | Choke
1:52 Round 1 of 3

Nl Gilbert Yvel
43-4-1 24-6-0

Jp Pride 14: Clash of the Titans
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.05.27
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Us Tra Telligman
43-3-1 6-3-1

Jp Pride 13: Collision Course
Main Card | Heavyweight

2001.03.25
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Us Mark Kerr
42-3-1 13-1-0

Jp Pride 12: Cold Fury
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.12.09
Win | Submission | Punches
3:17 Round 2 of 3, 13:17 Total

Jp Nobuhiko Takada
41-3-1 2-4-0

Jp Pride 11: Battle of the Rising Sun
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.10.31
#95 Greatest Submission of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
10:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Enson Inoue
40-3-1 10-4-0

Jp Pride 10: Return of the Warriors
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.08.27
Weigh-In: 228.3 lbs (103.6 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:03 Round 1 of 3

Jp Daijiro Matsui
39-3-1 1-2-2

Jp Pride 9
Main Card | Heavyweight

2000.06.04
Loss | Submission | Knees
3:09 Round 2, 18:09 Total

Us Mark Coleman
37-2-1 8-4-0

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Event | Tournament Finals

2000.05.01
Win | KO/TKO | Retired
15:00 Round 1 of 1

Jp Kazushi Sakuraba
37-2-1 8-1-1

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Semifinal

2000.05.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
10:14 Round 1 of 1

Us Gary Goodridge
37-2-1 10-9-0

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Finals
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

2000.05.01
Win | Decision | Unanimous
1 Round

Jp Alexander Otsuka
36-2-1 1-3-0

Jp Pride Grand Prix 2000 Opening Round
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16

2000.01.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 1 of 3

Br Francisco Bueno
35-2-1 2-0-0

Jp Pride 8
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.11.21
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
#32 Greatest Knockout of All Time
No Contest
4:36 Round 2 of 3, 14:36 Total

Us Mark Kerr
35-2-1 11-0-0

Jp Pride 7
Main Event | Heavyweight

1999.09.12
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs) | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Br Carlos Barreto
34-2-1 9-1-0

Jp Pride 6
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.07.04
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs)
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Vladimir Solodovnik

Ua Ukraine Regional

1999.05.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Vepcho Bardanashvili

Ua Ukraine Regional

1999.05.08
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Jp Akira Shoji
31-2-1 3-1-4

Jp Pride 5
Main Card | Heavyweight

1999.04.29
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes

Br Edson Carvalho

Br Brazil Regional

1999.02.02
Win | Submission | Strikes

Aloisio Freitas Neto

Br Brazil Regional

1998.11.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
5:58 Round 1 of 3

Us Gary Goodridge
28-2-1 8-6-0

Jp Pride 4
Main Card | Heavyweight

1998.10.11
Weigh-In: 235.0 lbs (106.6 kgs)
Win | Submission | Punches

Elias Rodrigues

Br Brazil Regional

1998.02.03
Win | KO/TKO | Knee

Nick Nutter

Br Brazil Regional

1998.02.03
Win | Submission | Punches

Br Tulio Palhares

Br Brazil Regional

1998.02.03
Win | Submission | Punches

Valery Pliev

Il International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.11.12
Win | Decision

Mikhail Avetisyan

Il International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.11.12
Win | Submission | Strikes

Nick Nutter

Il International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.11.12
Win | Submission | Kicks

Vasily Kudin

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.08.29
Win | KO/TKO

Igor Gerus

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.08.29
Win | KO/TKO

Yuri Mildzikhov

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.08.29
Win

Aslan Hamza

COS

1997.05.23
Win | KO/TKO

Dimitry Panfilov

COS

1997.05.23
Draw | Decision | Split

Leonardo Castello Branco

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1997.05.02
Win | Submission | Choke

Igor Akhmedov

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.04.30
Win | Submission | Strikes

Fred Floyd

Ua International Fighting Championship

1996.03.30
Win | KO/TKO

Us Paul Varelans

Ua International Fighting Championship

1996.03.30
Win | Submission

Us John Dixson

Ua International Fighting Championship

1996.03.30
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Matrosov Matrosov

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.03.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Yuri Zhernikov

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.03.08
Win | Submission | Choke

Igor Akhmedov

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.03.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Oleg Tischenko

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.03.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Sergey Sheremet

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.03.01
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Igor Gerus

Ua Ukraine Regional

1996.03.01
Win | KO/TKO

Nikolai Yatsuk

By Belarus Regional

1996.01.28
Win | KO/TKO

Sergei Bondarovich

By Belarus Regional

1996.01.28
Win | KO/TKO

Roman Tikunov

By Belarus Regional

1996.01.28
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Ru Sergei Akinin

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1995.11.25
Win | KO/TKO

Adilson Lima

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1995.11.25
Loss | Submission

Ru Mikhail Illoukhine

Ru International Absolute Fighting Council

1995.11.25
Win | Submission | Punches

Alexander Mandrik
0-0-0 0-0-0

Ua Ukraine Regional

1995.10.14
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Sergei Bondarovich
0-0-0 0-0-0

Ua Ukraine Regional

1995.10.14
Loss | Submission | Leglock

Andrei Besedin
0-0-0 0-0-0

Ua Ukraine Regional

1995.10.14

Igor Vovchanchyn Wiki Update Wiki

Igor Vovchanchyn is a retired Mixed Martial Artist from Ukraine remembered for many of Pride Fighting Championship’s greatest early ring wars. A renowned striker with a knack for the spectacular knockout, Vovchanchyn literally defined “heavy handed,” with some of the largest fists of any fighter in MMA’s fledgling era. As a result, in his heyday Vovchanchyn possessed some of the most feared ground-and-pound in the sport, and did so without the freestyle wrestling background often associated with that style of attack. He was supposed to fight at UFC 11 but could not due to visa issues. He never again had a chance to enter a UFC event.


Vovchanchyn, who at one point reputedly compiled a 30 fight winning streak in various lesser promotions, is best remembered for his pair of bouts against Mark Kerr. Though the first technically ended in a no-contest after Vovchanchyn illegally kneed the head of his grounded opponent, the appearance in the ring at the end of the fight was that Vovchanchyn had won, and it was widely regarded as “The Smashing Machine’s” first professional setback. In their 2000 rematch a little over a year later, Vovchanchyn outlasted Kerr, who was not well mentally or physically, by decision.


Vovchanchyn is now retired from mixed martial arts, and runs a catering business in the Ukraine.

Last updated 12.25.2014, 11:41 PM ET
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