Sergei Kharitonov

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Birthday
18, 1980
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1980 (age 39)
Birthplace
Russia

About

MMA heavyweight who has gained fame for his career competing in international promotions, including the US-based Strikeforce and Bellator MMA. He finished as a PRIDE 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finalist, and was later ranked in 2015 by GLORY as the #3 heavyweight kickboxer in the world. 

Before Fame

He served in the Russian Airborne Troops as a paratrooper. He started studying Combat Sambo at age 16 as well as boxing. 

Trivia

He earned a silver medal at the 2007 Russian Boxing Championship. He won a W5 World Heavyweight Championship in kickboxing. 

Family Life

His mother and father were both athletes, and helped him train growing up. 

Associated With

He defeated Alistair Overeem in the September 2007 heavyweight bout at HERO 10.