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"The Dancing Russian"


Vitaly Shemetov

Vitaly "The Dancing Russian" Shemetov

Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Виталий Шеметов
  • MMA Record: 23-9-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Dancing Russian
  • Current Streak: 10 Wins
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1985.07.09
  • Last Fight: August 26, 2017
  • Weight Class: Light Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 202.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Shembros Academy
  • Height: 6'1" (186cm) | Reach: 78.3" (199cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Russia
  • Fighting out of: Omsk, Russia
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Muay Thai and Russian Sambo
  • Head Coach: Dmitriy MASHENKO
  • Other Coaches: Lucien CARBIN, Nicholas PETTAS, Oleg KUDRINSKIY, Vladimir ZABAROVSKIY, Dmitriy REPIN, Vladimir DUBROVSKIY, Alexandr CHERYOMUSHKIN, Duke ROUFUS
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Vitaly Shemetov Light Heavyweight Ranking History

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  • Russia


    updated Sun Nov 11 04:26:02 2018
    Vitaly Shemetov is the 27th ranked of 418 active Russia Pro Light Heavyweights.
  • China


    updated Fri Nov 9 20:16:18 2018
    Vitaly Shemetov is the 2nd ranked of 21 active China Pro Light Heavyweights.

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Vitaliy SHEMETOV was born in Siberia - the coldest region of USSR (currently Russia).

Russia is the coldest country on Earth, thus Vitaliy was born in "the coldest of the coldest" and he had no choice than to be a tough and an extremely strong guy.

During his career he fought in

·         USA
·         JAPAN
·         CHINA
·         MIDDLE EAST
·         RUSSIA and CIS countries

His nickname "Dancing Russian" he got after a funny dance which accompanied the glorious win (video here) in USA over Shungo OYAMA, who fought during his fight career vs such MMA and K-1 superstars as Mirko "Cro Cop" FILIPOVIC, Melvin MANHOEF, Renzo GRACIE, Peter AERTS, Dan HENDERSON, Wanderlei SILVA, etc.


From 7 years old he used to train together with his elder brother Sergey SHEMETOV different martial arts mainly focused on Muay Thai and Russian sambo.

Often without any equipment young fighters had to train outside even in ice-cold wintertime. That inspired him to create his introduction video.


Vitaliy started his career on local Russian MMA and kickboxing events.

Afterwards in 2006 he entered international MMA events in Japan, where he was trained for 1 year by famous K-1 superstar Nicholas PETTAS and won MARS (Japanese MMA organization) bouts.

In 2008 he moved together with his brother Sergey to Netherlands, where they both were trained by legendary coach Lucien CARBIN. They trained together with Tyrone SPONG, Alistair OVEREEM, Semmy SCHILT.

In 2010 they trained in Duke ROUFUS Gym.

Despite of the fact that 2 brothers were always training together, they never fought against each other, as they promised to their parents, but actually they always were in different weight divisions as well.


Vitaliy's recent MMA opponents were:

His name Vitaliy ("Виталий" on Russian) is often miswritten as Vitaly, Vitali, Vitalii, Vitalius.
Together with brother he owns fight club "ShemBros Academy" in Omsk, Russia.


One important thing for which Vitaliy is beloved by an audience is his awesome entrance, entrance music and fight show based on USSR theme. 

His ability to make a good show is also remarkable during several local MMA fight events in Omsk, Russia which Vitaliy together with his brother Sergey arrange from time-to-time.


In 2013 Vitaliy and his brother were Bob's SAPP official representatives during his fight against Alexander EMELIANENKO.

His best K-1 record was K-1 WORLD GP in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010.
Video #1 here.
Video #2 here.
Video #3 here.

Vitaliy's K-1 records is 41-3-0 and his opponents were

 In 2011 Vitaliy tried himself in professional BOXING. Current Vitaliy's boxing record is 0-1-0. Video here.

Last updated 03.28.2017, 5:25 AM ET
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