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Igor Vovchanchyn Returns!! Fighting Mixed Combative!

Fighting Mixed Combative have announced that Igor Vovchanchyn will make his comeback at Fighting Mixed Combative’s second event in September. A representative from FMC said that many fans in Korea have said that they want to see Vovchanchyn so he decided to negotiate with him. It seems like they got him after a lengthy persuasion. Because of their heavy Russian Sambo connections, FMC are looking at signing big name Russian fighters one after one.

Also on the September card, Aleksander Emelianenko vs. Blagoy Alexandre Ivanov is rumored to take place.

DREAM Super Hulk GP participant Jan Nortje has also been announced as a participant of FMC. Ivan Emelianenko, “Russia Edition Gina Carano” Julia Berezikova, Mikhail Malyutin who turned around his career in 2008, and four Korean names should also appear on their events.

FMC’s first event will take place on August 15th. FMC said from the get go that they want to be as big as UFC and PRIDE. Signing former PRIDE fighters and Emelianenko brothers is a very good idea since both are very popular in Korea. UFC drawing monster ratings on Korean TV doesn’t hurt the interest of MMA there either.

Update: It seems like FMC’s second event will be a collaboration event with the annual world martial arts festival, which takes place from September 23rd to 27th.

Source: Kamipro Korea Column

  1. BM2
    July 13, 2009 at 8:16 am


  2. ShootJunkie
    July 13, 2009 at 10:15 am

    Ah, the return of Icecold, the Fedor before there was a Fedor. I can’t wait to see the finalized card and how FMC grows. I really wish them all the best and hope they do become an MMA powerhouse.

  3. Whomever
    July 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    FMC are doing it real big…

  4. Anonymous
    July 13, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    IGOR VOV!!!

    think this dude was the 1st real devistating striker in mma,NHB even!!

  5. Jackal312
    July 18, 2009 at 1:32 am

    I can’t believe what my eyes just read. Igor was the reason I started watching MMA (back when he was in Pride). I seriously CAN NOT WAIT to see him fight again. God, I am psyched!!!

  6. oracle
    July 19, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    terminator ice cold this guys a god just a natural killing machine most feared mofo on the planet…igor!!!!

  7. Anonymous
    July 19, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I hope they release a youtube video discussing and summarising data on the possibility of igor fighting again. That way all the fans could feel satisfied and not spend half of day googling the info about the upcoming event.

  8. July 19, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Igor is awesome, I hope he really trains hard the next couple months and is ready. The godfather of strikers in MMA.

  9. Anonymous
    July 30, 2009 at 11:18 am

    ??? I can’t believe??? Igor was the reason I started watching mma fights but I think that’s not good idea for him,it’s better to stay in history as legend,living legend…

  10. krieger
    August 2, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t believe this! If this is true I’m going to freak out because Igor is my all time fav period! I just don’t know if I can stand to see the man fight again though because after all his been telling every one his right hands done! But I believe he can still win fights.. You don’t have to punch someone to knock them out in mma.

  11. September 3, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    should be an interesting matchup

  12. DevPaul
    October 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    He’s a living legend..a true pioneer…he fought open weight championships around the world…. sometimes fighting 4 people in one night. Which present MMA fighetr would do that now….most are over paid girls blouses. He was so exciting…and modest with it…..i wish him all the best for the future.

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