The Ultimate Fighter 29: Who is Liudvik Sholinian?
Liudvik Sholinian is one of only two fighters on the 29th season of The Ultimate Fighter that wasn’t born in the United States. He fights out of Kiev, Ukraine but considers himself to be Armenian. He says he’ll proudly represent both countries this season.
Sholinian holds a 9-1-1 professional MMA record with his sole loss coming via a decision to Sidemar Honorio at Bellator 209 in 2018. He holds wins in promotions like Legacy Fighting Alliance, Gladiator Challenge and Bellator, among many others.
Watch Liudvik Sholinian’s full TUF 29 pre-show interview right here
Sholinian was a Ukrainian National Wrestling Champion and a Ukrainian National MMA Champion as an amateur.
He credits Vince Cachero as his toughest opponent. The pair faced off for LFA before Cachero was signed to the UFC. Sholinian defeated Cachero via a split decision.
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