Evgeny Erokhin

Name: Evgeny Erokhinevegnyerokhin
Professional Record: 16-5
Weightclass: Heavyweight
Nationality: Russian
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Overall Rating: ★★★★

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This Russian heavyweight has some solid wins on his resume, including victories over Mike Kyke, Brett Rogers, Jeff Monson, Tim Hague, Sokoudjou and Emanuel Newton.  Erokhin is a bit of an undersized heavyweight (about 225 pounds), but has has done a great job fighting against much bigger opponents.  There would be some pros and cons to dropping to light heavyweight.  However, I am not sure it is bad for him to stay at heavyweight.  He has surprising power in his punches.  He has one punch knockout ability.  He does a great job moving in and out in order to inflict damage and then avoid taking damage.  I really like Erokhin’s movement and footwork.  His boxing is very effective.  I do have some concerns with how we would do against bigger grappler’s.  I think that there is a possibility that he could be put on his back and kept there for an extended period of time.  I really like Erokhin’s overall game.  I think that he could do some real damage in the division.  I would like to see him against prime, top tiered talent.  He has beaten some good names, but many of those names were on the decline.  I do not think Erokhin is far from drawing international interest.  His size and even his demeanor remind somewhat of Fedor.  He does not appear to have the grappling ability of Fedor, but Erokhin does show a similar, surprising punching power.

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