After winning several tournaments in Russia’s WBKF, Zhuravlev made his K-1 debut in August 2009.
Zhuravlev was the winner of the KOK World Grand Prix tournament, held in Moscow in 2010. He would also win the 2011 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III tournament title and the 2012 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix tournament title. In addition, Zhuravlev made it to the semi-finals of the K-1 World Grand Prix in 2012.
Zhuravlev first appeared with GLORY in 2016 at GLORY 32, losing to Ariel Machado by decision. At GLORY 43 in July 2017, Zhuravlev Saulo Cavalari to become interim GLORY Light Heavyweight Champion.