Iouri Kotchkine is one of the finest all-around fighters to come out of Russia. His background is in Kyokushin Karate and Judo, making him solid both as a striker and grappler. Kotchkine's first match in mixed martial arts was a draw against the imposing 6'8", 270-pound force known as "The Mutant" Ricardo Morais. In addition he has two victories over the up and coming phenom from Holland, "The Demolition Man" Alistair Overeem. Now in PRIDE FC, Kotchkine is looking to showcase his skills!