Alexei Kunchenko

Name:Alexei Kunchenko
Professional Record: 15-0
Weightclass: Welterweight
Age: 32
Nationality: Russia
Gym Affiliation:
Accolades: M-1 Welterweight Champion
Rank: 4
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Striking Skill

Overall Technique
Kick Technique
Striking Defense

Grappling Skill

Submission Defense
Takedown Defense

Kunchenko’s only hangup is his age.  If he was 5 years younger, he would be one of the top prospects in the sport.  Even at 32-years old, I believe that he has to be considered one of the best welterweight prospects in the game.  The current M-1 welterweight champion has been an an impressive run.  Kunchenko really shined in his title fight against Murad Abdulaev in M-1.  Kunchenko has good power in his punches.  He seems to know how to finish his opponents.  Not only does he have good punches, but he has very dangerous kicks.  Alexei has shown to have a very good chin.  Abdulaev really tested his chin, his heart and his will in their fight.  I believe that Kunchenko could run into some trouble against a high level wrestler.  He at times seems too willing to give up takedowns.  Obviously, his lack of takedown defense has not cost him a fight, but it certainly could cause him troubles.  Kunchenko’s mix of power in his hands, smooth combinations, solid kicks and an iron chin make him a dangerous opponent for anyone.  I fully expect that when his contract is completed with M-1 that he will make a run in the UFC or Bellator.

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