UFC sign ‘Ural Hulk’ Ivan Shtyrkov

Its a signing that’s got many a fan interested, the signing of undefeated Russian pound for pound king Ivan Shtyrkov (16-0-1). The announcement was made on Tuesday via Ivan Shtyrkov’s personal Instagram.

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Reposted from @ivanshtyrkov – Огромное спасибо моим родным и близким, моей команде @archangl_michael и @rcc_academy, без Вас этого момента в моей жизни,просто не произошло бы! А так же благодарю @sayatus за доверие и проделанную работу! Всё только начинается! Контракт с UFC подписан, а значит впереди много интересного???????????????? – #regrann Reposted from @archangl_michael – ????Иван Штырков @ivanshtyrkov подписал контракт с #UFC @ufcrussia @ufc???? ⠀ Сегодня боец клуба «Архангел Михаил» Иван Штырков (15-0-1) подписал контракт на четыре боя с промоушеном UFC. Планируется, что он будет выступать в дивизионе до 93 кг. Дата дебютного в UFC поединка и имя соперника пока неизвестны. ⠀ Стоит отметить, что развитием карьеры Ивана в UFC будет заниматься Саят Абдрахманов, который также работает с Петром Яном (12-1) и Алексеем Кунченко (20-0). ⠀ Напомним, что Иван Штырков провел свой предыдущий бой на турнире RCC5 в Екатеринбурге и одержал досрочную победу болевым приемом на руку над Тиаго Сильвой. Сейчас российский боец идет на 17-й строчке мирового рейтинга в полутяжелой весовой категории. ⠀ – Ivan Shtyrkov signed a deal with the UFC ⠀ Today, the fighter of the club “Archangel Michael” Ivan Shtyrkov (15-0-1) has signed four-fight deal with the UFC promotion. It is planned that he will fight in the division up to 93 kg. The date of the UFC debut and the name of the opponent are not yet known. ⠀ It is worth noting that Sayat Abdrakhmanov, who also works with Petr Yan (12-1) and Alexey Kunchenko (20-0), will be responsible for Ivan's career development in the UFC. ⠀ Recall that Ivan Shtyrkov had his previous fight at the RCC5 tournament in Yekaterinburg and ahead schedule won by submission over Tiago Silva. Now the Russian fighter is in the 17th line of the world ranking in the light heavyweight category. ⠀ Recall that Ivan Styrkov had his previous fight at the RCC5 tournament in Yekaterinburg and won an early victory by a painful welcome over Tiago Silva. Now the Russian fighter is on the 17th place in the world ranking in the light heavyweight category. #archangel_michael_club #rccmma #rcc_academy #rcc_sport #иванштырков #ufc – #regrann

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Fighting at Light Heavyweight, the 30 year old is the current  #1 pound for pound in all of Russia (via Tapology) Ivan Shtyrkov is a man known for not letting his opponents survive the final bell, having finished more than half of the opposition he’s faced. You can check out a highlight video below (Credit to HARCORD):

For a man who has primarily fought under the iron curtain of Russia for his career, he has an extremely impressive resume. Defeating names like Ricco Rodriguez, KSW Heavyweight champion Phil De Fries, Bigfoot Silva and Fabio Maldonado to name a few, the ‘Ural Hulk’ is definitely legit and someone we should be keeping an eye on fr the forthcoming year.

There is no current news on a location or opponent for Shtyrkov’s debut but whoever it will be, we can be guaranteed it probably wont last past the final bell. OSP, Manuwa and Blachowicz are some names I would like too see Shtyrkov face off against, who would you like to see him face?

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