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from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Ukrainian
Judoka, Ukrainian Kickboxers, Ukrainian Mixed Martial Artists,
Ukrainian Wrestlers, Igor Vovchanchyn, Pavel Zhuravlev, Artur
Kyshenko, Sergei Lascenko, Zyvonzek Vjesalicu, Roman Gontiuk, Igor
Dyachenko, Elbrus Tedeyev, Maryna Prokofyeva, Petr Nakonechnyi,
Ruslan Mashurenko, Valentyn Grekov, Serhiy Novikov, Ramaz
Chochosvili, Gennadiy Bilodid, Yevgen Sotnikov, Illya Chymchyuri,
Musa Nastuyev, Valeriy Dvoynikov, Vitaliy Bubon, Anatoliy Novikov,
Ruslan Mirzaliyev, Renat Mirzaliyev, Igor Gorbokon, Valentin
Ruslyakov, Anastasiia Matrosova, Anatoli Droga, Karen Balayan.
Excerpt: Igor Yaroslavovich "Ice Cold" Vovchanchyn (Ukrainian: born
August 6, 1973) is a retired Ukrainian mixed martial artist. He
holds notable wins over Mark Kerr, Yuki Kondo, Gilbert Yvel,
Kazushi Sakuraba, Valentijn Overeem, Enson Inoue and Gary
Goodridge, and won six mixed martial arts tournaments, as well as
acquiring a thirty fight winning streak, and reaching the final of
the Pride Grand Prix 2000. Vovchanchyn transitioned from a
successful kickboxing career to MMA in 1995, and competed primarily
in tournament-style events held across the Ukraine, often fighting
three or four times in one day. He became famed for being one of
the few strictly stand-up fighters to successfully overcome
grappling-based opponents, exemplified in his victory in the Mr.
Powerman Sekai tournament in Minsk, Belarus on January 23, 1996. He
repeated the success in the inaugural International Absolute
Fighting Council event, defeating Adilson Lima, a Gracie Jiu Jitsu
black belt who trained with Ryan Gracie. Vovchanchyn won by
knockout via soccer kick 56 seconds into the fight, however Lima's
cornerman (Relson Gracie) argued to the tournament organisers,
complaining that kicks to a downe... More: http:
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