Andrey Koreshkov was born in Omsk, Russia on August 23rd in 1990. He has a background in freestyle, hand to hand combat in which he is ranked as a Master of Sports, and Pankration. He won gold medals for Russia in Pankration at the 2010 World Championships and the 2010 World Combat Games.
In October of 2010 Koreshkov made his MMA debut and he’d went 8-0 before joining Bellator in 2012. After winning his first 5 fights with Bellator, Koreshkov faced Bellator’s welterweight champion Ben Askren but lost in the 4th round via TKO. Koreshkov won his next 4 fights to earn a second opportunity at the Bellator welterweight title and this time was able to win the title with a 5 round unanimous decision victory.
Bellator 229: Larkin Defeats Koreshkov in Welterweight War
Koreshkov’s Legacy Matters Little To Larkin
Koreshkov vs. Larkin at Bellator 229
WATCH: Bellator 219 Highlights
Awad Loses By Decision At Bellator 219
A More Confident Koreshkov Returns To Bellator 219
WATCH: Bellator 219 Weigh-Ins
Awad Headlines Bellator 219
Bellator 219 Headline Bouts Changed