Viacheslav "Slava Claus" Borshchev
Height: 5' 11"
Leg reach: 41.50
Weight: 155 lbs.
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 227
Significant Strikes Landed: 132
Viacheslav Borshchev is one of the most recognizable figures in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Hailing from Moscow, Russia, Viacheslav has been a part of the sport since its infancy days and has earned a reputation as one of the toughest fighters on the planet.
Born in 1984 to two professional athletes, it was only natural that Viacheslav would become an athlete himself. After excelling at Judo as a child and then going on to compete professionally in Sambo, he decided to take his talents into MMA competition. In 2008 he made his professional debut with Combat Sambo by winning his first bout against Oleg Butorin via submission due to arm bar. Since then, he’s gone on to fight for various promotions including M-1 Global and Cage Warriors Fighting Championship where he captured both lightweight titles. He also earned victories over some notable names such as former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson and current Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima along with other high level opponents like Nick Newell and Kyoji Horiguchi.
In 2012 Viacheslav moved up to Middleweight after signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he racked up four wins during his time there before being released following back-to-back losses against Derek Brunson and Cezar Ferreira respectively. Afterward, Viacheslav took some time off from fighting while expanding his business interests outside of MMA which included opening several gyms across Europe that provide specialized training for martial artists looking to evolve their skill sets . He returned back inside the cage in 2019 when making headlines after signing with Glory Kickboxing for their middleweight grand slam tournament alongside big names like Israel Adesanya , Yousri Belgaroui , Murthel Groenhart among others but unfortunately had difficulty finding opponents due to visa issues thus ultimately missing out on competing in what could have been an incredible opportunity .
Nowadays , we find Slava still hard at work doing what got him here: training . The thirty six year old fighter continues preparing diligently under renowned coach Gagik Babayan while assuring everyone who’s ready listen that they’ll “see him back soon enough” inside whatever cage or ring allows him entry; willingly or not (smiles). With no doubt whatsoever – it wouldn’t be surprising if we see this Russian powerhouse filling those venues once again or even ruling them soon earlier than expected!