Viacheslav “Slava Claus” Borshchev | 5-1 | 5’11 155 lbs. | Age 30 | Reach 69” | Orthodox Stance | Fighting Out of Sacramento, California

Viacheslav Borshchev (5-1) is one of the best kickboxers to venture into the UFC’s dangerous waters. In addition to 300 kickboxing matches and numerous titles, “Slava Claus” is undefeated in pro boxing at 2-0. The 30-year-old is a savage with his strikes and he makes his UFC debut Saturday, 1/15, at UFC Vegas 46.

Borshchev was born in Volgograd, Russia in 1992. The city was originally named Tsaritsyn in 1589 but in 1925 it was renamed to the more-familiar Stalingrad, after notorious Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and where the most famous battle of World War II was fought. In 1961, new Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev would rename the city once again to Volgograd but Borshchev felt that fighting culture from his roots.

Viacheslav began kickboxing in his adolescence and found famed Russian coach Dmitry Solomin. The duo were instantly successful, winning multiple national and international titles in the amateur ranks before going 18-2 as a pro. After compiling over 300 matches Borshchev turned his attention to MMA and boxing.

Now that his 2-0 boxing record is on hold, “Slava Claus” is bringing the year-round holiday spirit to the octagon. Alongside coach Uriah Faber and Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, California, Borschev compiled three KOs before winning his Dana White Contender Series call. He debuts against Dakota Bush (8-3) a relative newcomer as well in the promotion with a single hard-fought defeat on short notice. This battle is main card worthy at UFC Vegas 46: Kattar vs. Chikadze and it all goes down at 7 PM ET.

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