There are a couple of notable, Russian fighters make their Octagon debut this Saturday at UFC St. Petersburg, including the undefeated, Ivan “Ural Hulk” Shtyrkov.
The 30-year-old Shtyrkov makes his way to the UFC armed with a record of 15-0-1. If you’re wondering if his record only includes wins over no-names, it doesn’t. Shtyrkov is coming off a submission win over Thiago Silva, and prior to that, he took out another UFC vet in Fabio Maldonado. The Russian fighter also holds wins over established vets like Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Philip De Fries, Jeff Monson, Satoshi Ishii and Ricco Rodriguez, among others.
Of his 15 victories, Shtyrkov has recorded finishes in 11 of them.
While Shtyrkov has competed in multiple heavyweight fights, this Saturday he’ll take on light-heavyweight , Devin Clark.
You can learn more about Shtrykov and check out the appropriately, nicknamed fighter in action below.
UFC St. Petersburg will feature Alistair Overeem taking on Alexei Oleynik in the main event.