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Full Name Sergei Kharitonov
Date of Birth August 18, 1980
Age 43 years, 6 months, 25 days
Birthplace Plesetsk
Birth City Arkhangelsk Oblast
Country Russia
Horoscope Leo

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Sergei Kharitonov Biography

Sergei Kharitonov is one of the most popular and richest MMA Fighter who was born on August 18, 1980 in Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia. MMA heavyweight, who has earned recognition for his work in international competitions, including the American-based Strikeforce as well as Bellator MMA. He was PRIDE’s 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finalist, and was later ranked the year 2015 by GLORY, as #3 world’s top heavyweight kickboxer.

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

Sergei Valerievich Kharitonov (Russian: Серге́й Валерьевич Харитонов , Sergey Valerievich Haritonov, Russian pronunciation: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej xərʲɪˈtonəf] ) (born August 18, 1980) is a Russian Heavyweight mixed martial artist and former kickboxer currently competing for Bellator MMA, M-1 Global and GLORY. A professional MMA competitor since 2000, he has previously fought in Japanese MMA organizations PRIDE Fighting Championships, DREAM (Both in Japan) and Strikeforce, which was based in the United States.

Kharitonov started his Amateur Boxing Career in 2000. He tried to get into the Russian Olympic Boxing team but got injured in the semi finals during a live boxing TV event. Instead he competed for Tajikistan in 2003 at the Central Asian Games where he won a silver medal. Kharitonov earned a shot at that year’s Olympics, representing former Tajikistan (the former Soviet republics often have ethnic Russians on their teams) but passed on the chance to instead fight in the Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix.

His parents were both competitive athletes and they helped him train as he grew as a kid.

NameSergei Kharitonov
First NameSergei
Last NameKharitonov
OccupationMma Fighter
BirthdayAugust 18
Birth Year1980
Place of BirthPlesetsk
Home TownArkhangelsk Oblast
Birth CountryRussia
Birth SignLeo
Full/Birth Name
ParentsGalina Kharitonova, Valeriy Kharitonov
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Kharitonov nearly qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he was defeated by Uzbekistan’s Rustam Saidov. In the fall of 2004 he competed in the Russian Boxing Championship and placed second. Sergei could not fight in the final match due to an injury.

Sergei Kharitonov Net Worth

Sergei Kharitonov is one of the richest Mma Fighter from Russia. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Sergei Kharitonov's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He was a member of his time with the Russian Airborne Troops as a paratrooper. He began studying Combat Sambo at age 16 and boxing at age 16.

He won an award of silver during the 2007 Russian Boxing Championship. He was awarded a W5 World Heavyweight Championship in kickboxing.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeMMA Fighter
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Kharitonov lost to Alexander Emelianenko at Pride’s Final Conflict Absolute 2006 on September 9, 2006.

Since signing with team Golden Glory Breda in July 2007, Sergei has been in the Netherlands training with some of the best standup fighters in the world. After his loss to Jeff Monson in April, the decision was made to make the last fight on his Dream contract a K-1 match at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final on December 5. On November 28, K-1 announced that his opponent would be Daniel Ghita in the second reserve match of the Grand Prix. Ghita was originally scheduled to face Kharitonov’s teammate Chalid Arrab, who had to withdraw due to an injury. Ghita defeated Kharitonov by TKO (right low kick) in the third round.

Sergei Kharitonov's Height & Physical Stats

Sergei Kharitonov height 6 ft 4 in Sergei weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

Height6 ft 4 in
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At the age of sixteen, Kharitonov started studying Combat Sambo. During his studies in the Airborne Troops Academy, Sergei started competing in hand-to-hand combat (simplified form of Combat Sambo) and MMA. After Kharitonov graduated from the Academy, he was contacted by Vladimir Pogodin, the manager of the Russian Top Team, who invited him to join the club. At first, Sergei was invited to be Fedor Emelianenko’s sparring partner, who taught him many ground fighting techniques, including striking on the ground and submissions. Sergei kept competing at various Russian MMA competitions, and in October 2003 he debuted in Pride Fighting Championships, one of the top two leading MMA organizations in the world at that time.

Sergei Kharitonov trained in Kirieevsk, Russia, under coach Mikhail Illoukhine (Russian: Михаил Илюхин ). Ilyukhin chose Kirieevsk as their training base due to a large number of heavyweight MMA fighters available there. According to him, key elements of Sergei’s success are his willpower and unpredictability in the ring. As of September 2007 he recently began training with the Golden Glory fight team in the Netherlands.

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On September 17, 2007, Kharitonov TKO’s Alistair Overeem in the first round in the Hero’s 10: Middleweight Tournament Final event, avenging a previous loss.

Interesting Facts about Sergei Kharitonov

  1. Sergei Kharitonov is a Russian mixed martial artist.
  2. He was born on August 18, 1980 in Plesetsk, Russia.
  3. Kharitonov has competed in various MMA organizations including PRIDE and Strikeforce.
  4. He holds a professional record of 31 wins and 8 losses.
  5. Kharitonov is known for his striking ability and knockout power.
  6. He has also competed in kickboxing and boxing matches throughout his career.
  7. In addition to combat sports, Kharitonov is an accomplished sambo wrestler.
  8. He won the Combat Sambo World Championship in 2007 and the European Championship in 2006.
  9. Kharitonov made his Bellator debut in September 2019 with a win over Matt Mitrione.
  10. As of October 2021, he is ranked #5 in the Bellator heavyweight division rankings.

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Sergei Ranked on the list of most popular MMA Fighter. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Russia. Sergei Kharitonov celebrates birthday on August 18 of every year.

Kharitonov’s next fight was scheduled to be against Mighty Mo at DREAM 6 on September 23, 2008. However Mighty Mo was forced to withdraw due to a back injury. Jimmy Ambriz was Mighty Mo’s replacement. Sergei scored a win in the first round by submission via strikes. At Dream 8 Jeff Monson secured Sergei in a North/South Choke. The Russian tried punching his way out but was soon forced to tap for the first time in his career.

Key Events

  1. Sergei Valerievich Kharitonov (Russian: Серге́й Вале́рьевич Харито́нов, romanized: Sergéj Valér'jevich Kharitónov, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej xərʲɪˈtonəf]; born August 18, 1980) is a Russian professional heavyweight mixed martial artist and former kickboxer..

  2. Sergei Kharitonov was born on August 18, 1980 in Plesetsk, Russian SFSR, (now Russia)..

  3. Kharitonov started his Amateur Boxing Career in 2000..

  4. A professional MMA competitor since 2000, Kharitonov has previously fought in Japanese MMA organizations PRIDE Fighting Championships & DREAM (Both in Japan), Bellator MMA, M-1 Global, Strikeforce, and GLORY. .

  5. Sergei kept competing at various Russian MMA competitions, and in October 2003 he debuted in Pride Fighting Championships, one of the top two leading MMA organizations in the world at that time. .

  6. Instead he competed for Tajikistan in 2003 at the Central Asian Games where he won a silver medal..

  7. In the fall of 2004 he competed in the Russian Boxing Championship and placed second..

  8. Kharitonov nearly qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines..

  9. Kharitonov earned a shot at that year’s Olympics, representing former Tajikistan (the former Soviet republics often have ethnic Russians on their teams) but passed on the chance to instead fight in the Pride 2004 Heavyweight Grand Prix..

  10. As of late 2005, Kharitonov has struggled with ongoing injuries to his upper back and shoulders, evident in his victory against Fabrício Werdum, in which his right shoulder was strained and injured nearly a minute into the bout, and in his loss to Alistair Overeem, where an awkward fall dislocated his shoulder. .

  11. Kharitonov lost to Alexander Emelianenko at Pride's Final Conflict Absolute 2006 on September 9, 2006. .

  12. On September 17, 2007, Kharitonov TKO's Alistair Overeem in the first round in the Hero's 10: Middleweight Tournament Final event, avenging a previous loss. .

  13. As of September 2007 he recently began training with the Golden Glory fight team in the Netherlands. .

  14. Since signing with team Golden Glory Breda in July 2007, Sergei has been in the Netherlands training with some of the best standup fighters in the world..

  15. Kharitonov's next fight was scheduled to be against Mighty Mo at DREAM 6 on September 23, 2008..

  16. After his loss to Jeff Monson in April, the decision was made to make the last fight on his Dream contract a K-1 match at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final on December 5..

  17. On December 11 at the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix Final Sergei was defeated by Singh Jaideep by TKO (punches) in the first round..

  18. Kharitonov fought Takumi Sato at the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix in Seoul. Kharitonov won by KO in the first round..

  19. Until resigning from the military in the late 2010s, Sergei remained on the active duty while training full-time..

  20. Sergei signed a deal to fight for Strikeforce and made his debut on February 12, 2011..

  21. He faced former UFC Heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in the opening round of Strikeforce 2011 Heavyweight Grand-Prix..

  22. Sergei defeated Andrei Arlovski by knockout in the first round. Sergei faced Josh Barnett, who defeated Brett Rogers on June 18, 2011 at Strikeforce: Dallas, in the next round. He lost via submission in the first round. .

  23. Kharitonov faced Samoan kickboxer Mighty Mo at the United Glory World Series Finals in Moscow on May 28, 2011. He won via KO in the first round..

  24. He lost to Rico Verhoeven at the opening round of the sixteen-man 2012 Glory Heavyweight Grand Slam held at Glory 4: Tokyo - 2012 Heavyweight Grand Slam in Saitama, Japan on December 31, 2012..

  25. On March 23, 2012, Kharitonov met Mark Miller at United Glory 15 in Moscow, and won by KO (right hook) in the first round..

  26. On June 1, 2012, he submitted John Delgado by keylock at the MMA: Russian Open Championship in St..

  27. He was set to fight Jérôme Le Banner at Glory 10: Los Angeles in Ontario, California, United States on September 28, 2013 but the Frenchman withdrew after suffering a neck injury..

  28. Kharitonov defeated Daniel Sam via unanimous decision at Glory 11: Chicago - Heavyweight World Championship Tournament in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on October 12, 2013..

  29. The Jérôme Le Banner fight was rescheduled for Glory 13: Tokyo - Welterweight World Championship Tournament in Tokyo, Japan on December 21, 2013..

  30. Kharitonov faced Alexei Kudin on November 15, 2013 at M-1 Challenge 43..

  31. Kharitonov has signed with M-1 Global and Oleg Taktarov's Fight Star MMA Promotion and was expected to fight Travis Wiuff in December 2013..

  32. On October 11, 2014, at the W5 Grand Prix in Moscow, Kharitonov again faced Silva, winning the rematch by second-round TKO..

  33. Replacing Pat Barry who withdrew from the fight for undisclosed reasons, Kharitonov was scheduled to face Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipović at Glory 17: Los Angeles in Inglewood, California on June 21, 2014..

  34. He lost to Anderson "Braddock" Silva via UD the semi-finals of the Glory 16: Denver - Heavyweight Contendership Tournament in Broomfield, Colorado, US on May 3, 2014..

  35. Kharitonov beat Kenny Garner at M-1 Challenge 53 on November 25, 2014 via TKO (doctor stoppage) in 3 round. .

  36. Kharitonov was expected to face Satoshi Ishii on November 11, 2014 at M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in the Celestial Empire..

  37. In his next appearance, Sergei defeated Tyler East via second-round TKO at Tech-Krep Fighting Championship - Prime on March 21, 2014. .

  38. In the rematch he wins over Kenny Garner again on July 3, 2015 at M-1 Challenge 59 via TKO in the first round. .

  39. On February 3, 2016 it was announced that Kharitonov had signed with Bellator..

  40. Kharitonov made his debut against Javy Ayala on November 4, 2016 at Bellator 163..

  41. Kharitonov faced Chase Gormley at Bellator 175 on March 31, 2017..

  42. Kharitonov faced Roy Nelson in the Bellator 207 co-main event on October 12, 2018..

  43. Kharitonov headlined Bellator 234 against Linton Vassell on November 14, 2019..

  44. Kharitonov faced Mitrione in an immediate rematch six months later at Bellator 225 on August 24, 2019..

  45. After the Nelson fight, Kharitonov signed a new multi-fight contract with Bellator and headlined Bellator 215 against Matt Mitrione on February 15, 2019..

  46. Kharitonov faced Oli Thompson at MFP Parus Fight Championship on November 7, 2020..

  47. Next, Kharitonov was supposed to rematch Linton Vassell in May 2020, but the bout was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic..

  48. Kharitonov faced Fernando Rodrigues Jr. at World Total Kombat Federation 5 on February 23, 2020..

  49. Kharitonov defeated Danny Williams on September 11, 2020 in his professional boxing debut..

  50. Kharitonov defended his Parus FC Heavyweight Championship against Fábio Maldonado at an Parus FC event on November 6, 2021..

  51. Kharitonov faced Cheick Kongo on August 20, 2021 at Bellator 265..

  52. Kharitonov, as a replacement for Antônio Silva, faced Tyrone Spong on January 28, 2022 at EFC 44..