Professional MMA fighter who is best known for his association with Fight or Die as a fighter in the Middleweight class.
With prior training in Judo, he began to pursue MMA until competing in his first professional fight against Vitaliy Shpak in 2014.
When fighting professionally, he goes by the nickname The Beard.
He was born and raised in Moscow, Russia.
As a professional MMA fighter, he can be seen in relation to other fighters such as Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre, and Jon Jones.