Alexey Kunchenko

Alexey Andreevich Kunchenko (Russian: Алексей Андреевич Кунченко; born May 02, 1984) is a Russian mixed martial artist (MMA) who competes in the welterweight division of PFL. Kunchenko was the former M-1 Global welterweight champion and competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Alexey Kunchenko
Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 136.jpg
Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow, Russia on Sep 15, 2018
Born (1984-05-02) May 2, 1984 (age 37)
Prokopyevsk, Russia[1]
Other namesWolverine[2]
NationalityRussian
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionWelterweight
Reach70 in (178 cm)[1]
StyleMuay Thai[3]
Fighting out ofTyumen, Russia
TeamNew Stream
Storm Fight Team
Boets MMA
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total23
Wins20
By knockout13
By submission1
By decision6
Losses3
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Kunchenko started his professional MMA career since 2013 and fought primary in Russia under various promoters, notably M-1 Global. He was the M-1 Global welterweight champion and amassed a record of 18-0 prior to being signed to the UFC.[4]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

 
Alexey Kunchenko in the ring celebrating victory with both of his hands in the air

Kunchenko made his UFC debut on August 4, 2018 against Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik.[5] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[6]

His next fight came on December 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa against Yushin Okami. [7] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Kunchenko was scheduled to face Laureano Staropoli on August 10 in Montevideo, Uruguay. However, it was announced on July 29, 2019 that Staropoli was forced to pull out of the fight due to a broken nose[9] and was replaced by Gilbert Burns.[10] Kunchenko lost the fight via unanimous decision.[11]

Kunchenko faced Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos on March 14, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 170.[12] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[13]

Professional Fighters LeagueEdit

On February 18, 2021, Kunchenko announced on his Instagram that he had signed a 5 fight contract with PFL for their 2021 season, and that he'll be competing in the organization's welterweight division.[14]

Kunchenko was set to face fellow UFC vet Gleison Tibau on April 29, 2021 at PFL 2 as the start of the 2021 PFL Welterweight tournament.[15]On March 25, it was announced that Kunchenko pulled out of the bout.[16]

Kunchenko faced Sadibou Sy at PFL 5 on June 17, 2021.[17] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[18]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 20 wins 3 losses
By knockout 13 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 6 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–3 Sadibou Sy Decision (unanimous) PFL 5 June 17, 2021 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Loss 20–2 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira March 14, 2020 3 5:00 Brasilia, Brazil
Loss 20–1 Gilbert Burns Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko vs. Carmouche 2 August 10, 2019 3 5:00 Montevideo, Uruguay
Win 20–0 Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa December 1, 2018 3 5:00 Adelaide, Australia
Win 19–0 Thiago Alves Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik September 15, 2018 3 5:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 18–0 Alexander Butenko TKO (punches and knees) M-1 Challenge 90 March 28, 2018 3 4:04 St. Petersburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Welterweight Championship.
Win 17–0 Sergey Romanov KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 84 October 27, 2017 1 2:35 St. Petersburg, Russia Defended the M-1 Welterweight Championship.
Win 16–0 Maxim Grabovich Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 75 March 3, 2017 5 5:00 Moscow, Russia Defended the M-1 Welterweight Championship.
Win 15–0 Murad Abdulaev Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 72 November 18, 2016 5 5:00 Moscow, Russia Won the M-1 Welterweight Championship.
Win 14–0 Eduardo Ramon Decision (unanimous) M-1 Challenge 70 September 10, 2016 3 5:00 Syktyvkar, Russia Catchweight (174 lbs) bout.
Win 13–0 Murad Abdulaev KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 65 April 8, 2016 4 3:12 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 12–0 Carlos Alexandre Pereira KO (punches) OMMAF: Scythian Gold 2015 November 21, 2015 1 N/A Orenburg, Russia
Win 11–0 Alexandre Ramos KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 62 October 10, 2015 1 4:32 Sochi, Russia
Win 10–0 Ron Keslar KO (punch) League S-70: Plotforma 6th August 29, 2015 3 1:35 Sochi, Russia
Win 9–0 Dez Parker KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 57 May 2, 2015 1 2:55 Orenburg, Russia
Win 8–0 Grigoriy Kichigin KO (punches) M-1 Challenge 54 / ACB 12 March 28, 2014 1 2:33 St. Petersburg, Russia
Win 7–0 Ronny Alexander Landaeta Utrera Decision (unanimous) OMMAF: Scythian Gold 2014 October 18, 2014 3 5:00 Orenburg, Russia
Win 6–0 Adil Boranbayev TKO (punches) League S-70: Plotforma 5th August 9, 2014 2 4:46 Sochi, Russia
Win 5–0 Felipe Salvador Nsue Ayiugono TKO (punches) Battle of Moscow 16 July 11, 2014 2 4:05 Moscow, Russia
Win 4–0 Anatoly Safronov TKO (retirement) M-1 Challenge 47 April 4, 2014 3 2:00 Moscow, Russia
Win 3–0 Gennadiy Kovalev TKO (punches) International Tournament of Pankration March 8, 2014 2 4:13 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia Return to Welterweight.
Win 2–0 Jani Ridasmaa TKO (corner stoppage) Tyumen Fight Night August 4, 2013 2 0.00 Tyumen, Russia Middleweight debut.
Win 1–0 Gasan Mamedov Submission (rear-naked choke) Nord Desant May 11, 2013 2 3:43 Yugra, Russia Welterweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Alexey Kunchenko ("Wolverine") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  3. ^ "Alexey Kunchenko ("Wolverine") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  4. ^ Sherdog.com. "Kevin". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. ^ DNA, MMA. "M-1 Global Kampioen Alexey Kunchenko treft Thiago Alves tijdens UFC Moskou". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  6. ^ "UFC Fight Night 136 results: Alexey Kunchenko outworks Thiago Alves, calls out 'Cowboy' Cerrone". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-15. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  7. ^ Staff (2019-08-09). "Yushin Okami meets Alexey Kunchenko at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  8. ^ Sherdog.com. "UFC Fight Night 142 Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  9. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (2019-07-29). "Rachael Ostovich, Laureano Staropoli and Rafael Fiziev out of UFC Uruguay". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  10. ^ DNA, MMA. "Gilbert Burns pakt short notice gevecht tegen Alexey Kunchenko tijdens UFC Montevideo". Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  11. ^ Harshman, Heath (2019-08-10). "UFC Uruguay Results: Gilbert Burns Gives Alexey Kunchenko First Career Loss". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  12. ^ DNA, MMA. "Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos treft Alexey Kunchenko tijdens UFC Brasilia". Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  13. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-03-14). "UFC Brasilia Results: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Takes Decision Over Alexey Kunchenko". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-03-15.
  14. ^ "kunchenkoaa". Instagram.
  15. ^ Damon Martin (March 2, 2021). "Rory MacDonald faces David Michaud in PFL debut as welterweights, light heavyweights begin season on April 29". MMAFighting.com. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  16. ^ Sherdog.com. "Gleison Tibau Meets Joao Zeferino at PFL 2 After Two Fighters Withdraw from Card". Sherdog. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  17. ^ Newswire, MMA Fighting (2021-05-19). "Rory MacDonald vs. Gleison Tibau headlines PFL 5 main card with welterweights and light heavyweights". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  18. ^ "PFL 5: Rory MacDonald, Ray Cooper III, Emiliano Sordi secure playoff spots". ESPN.com. 2021-06-17. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  19. ^ "M-1 Challenge 72 results & pictures from Moscow |". FightBook MMA. 2016-11-19. Retrieved 2019-08-10.
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