Alexey Kunchenko (Russian: Алексей Кунченко; born May 02, 1984) is a Russian mixed martial artist (MMA). Kunchenko was the formal M-1 Global welterweight champion and he currently competes in the middleweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Mixed martial arts career
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 19-0 prior to being singed to the UFC.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Kunchenko made his UFC debut on August 4, 2018 against Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik. He won the fight by unanimous decision.
His next fight came on December 1, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa against Yushin Okami. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
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 and was replaced by Gilbert Burns. Kunchenko lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- M-1 Global
- M-1 Global Welterweight Champion (Four times)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||20 wins||1 loss|
|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 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 Nsue||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.|