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Alexey Kunchenko

Alexey Kunchenko

Russian mixed martial arts fighter
Alexey Kunchenko
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Russian mixed martial arts fighter
Is Athlete
From Russia
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 May 1984, Tyumen
Age 36 years
Alexey Kunchenko
The details

Biography

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

Early 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
By knockout 13 0
By submission 1 0
By decision 6 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.

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https://www.ufc.com/athlete/aleksei-kunchenko
https://www.tapology.com/fightcenter/fighters/60556-alexei-kunchenko
https://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Kevin-Holland-108999
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https://cagesidepress.com/2019/08/10/ufc-uruguay-results-gilbert-burns-alexey-kunchenko-first-loss/
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