Ivan Buchinger

Sporting achievements:

  • 1 time WKF lightweight champion (2010)
  • 1 time Finnish Cage lightweight champion (2010)
  • 1 time Cage Warrior lightweight champion (2013)
  • 3 time M-1 Global featherweight champion (2014,2015, 2017)

Ivan, born on February 14th 1986 in Dunajska Streda/Slovakia, took his decision to join MMA Spirit in early 2014, after having joined a training camp with the Frankfurt based team. The featherweight had already captured an impressive 25-4-0 pro record before moving to Germany. His interest in martial arts came at an early age, but he was only able to train wrestling due to the lack of other combat sports in his area. But he never turned his back on martial arts, although playing a lot of football and other sports to stay in shape. It was in 2008, when he finally decided to put in an effort into his full mma training and started to travel around further on. 

Buki decided to have his first fight under pro rules after only 6 months of training and he went on a tear wrapping up 12 consecutive wins from June 2008 until October 2009!

He also capture two lightweight championships (WKF&Cage) in 2010, before he was crowned the Cage Warriors lightweight champion in 2013. His sporting success led him to MMA Spirit and M-1 Global, where he has earned a title shot after 2 wins in his new weight category- he was able to secure the title with a fourth round tko victory over Tural Ragimov at M-1 Challenge 52 in Ingushetia.

Ivan likes to spend his freetime with his young family including his wife and a baby boy- these two surely give him the strength to go through his training camps and fights.

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