Volodymyr Holubiev better known as Vavan among friends is 19 years old Turku based fighter (who moved to Finland two years ago). He has trained Martial Arts since 14 years of age when he started with Combat Sambo but has background also in Muay Thai, Pankration and Hand to Hand Combat.
He has set himself only one goal for the future – to become number one #1 in his weight class. Everything else comes second.
“I respect the fidelity and dedication of people, their obsession to strive towards their goals and accept nothing less from myself”
This goal can be reached because of the love of the sport in every aspect. It includes not only fighting but also hard training and dedication in all levels together with sacrifices you need to do every day to reach your dream one day. To challenge yourself every day to the breaking point and to do the same next day and the day after again and again.
Vanan’s strengths are persistence and ferocious strength of a pit bull terrier together with adaptiveness to other fighters’ styles and defensive ability to maneuver and counter the opponent in order to gain a physical advantage and find new angles.
You could also say that he is like a Honey Badger. He does not care who he is fighting against – he does what he wants and does it with a smile.