UFC has been on a lengthy break before kicking things off with a bang in January. The promotion is preparing for a heavyweight unification title bout and has in process taken a few weeks of in the end of 2021 and start of 2022.
For the first card of 2022 they’ve booked a striking showdown between Giga Chikadze and Calvin Kattar – but what they haven’t anticipated is that a minor player on the card might be a show stealer.
Viacheslav Borshchev delivered a devastating finish on Dakota Bush early on in the evening marking the start of 2022.
Body shot ? pic.twitter.com/HSQd2MBRig
— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) January 16, 2022
30 year old ‘Slava’ Borshchev made a stunning debut in the promotion. Borschev previously secured the contract having fought on Dana White’s contender series. This is only his 7th professional bout – his professional fight record stands at 6 victories and one loss.
Borshchev’s dance celebration also left a lasting impression!
Slava Borshchev. Russian dance pic.twitter.com/AmMH7EuCXF
— Ilya Andreev (@mrilyusha) October 3, 2020
Slava also delivered a devastating KO during his run on DWCS.
Welcome to the UFC, Slava Borschev
— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) October 13, 2021
We’ll be curious to see how his career develops! Congrats