Retired Ukranian heavyweight competed in more than 60 professional MMA and kickboxing bouts. He started his MMA profession in 1995 after dominating professional kickboxing. He was a three-time Overall Fighting Championship champion and one-time IFC Tournament winner. He was created in Zolochiv, Ukraine. He experienced a guillotine choke distribution as a result of Alistair Overeem on June 26, 2005.